Figures of Speech

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This article is about the hip hop group. For the rhetoric term, see Figure of speech.

Figures of Speech is a hip hop group consisting of MCs Eve and Jyant. They performed at the Good Life Cafe in the early 1990s and were featured on the Project Blowed compilation. A figure of speech is the use of a word diverging from its usual meaning

Eve (Ava DuVernay) went on to direct the feature-length documentary about the Good Life open-mic nights titled This Is the Life (2008), and later to direct the feature film "Selma (film)" chronicling the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by Dr. Martin Luther King and the SCLC.


In 2007, Figures of Speech released their first album The Last Word exclusively on iTunes.

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