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Revisiting "Heartbreaker" Two Years Later

Greetings, all. So, in cleaning out my musical closet (no Marshall) over the past couple weeks in preparation to complete Death of the King, I came across “Heartbreaker.” Yes, the song that almost ended my career musically and professionally featured a Speed on the Beat who was clearly on, well, a few (That’s part of the […]

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Dawn of the Post-Racists

(If you’re wondering why I’m using WWE gifs, it’s to keep from completely destroying my computer screen as I type this; this is something I’ll discuss, in a sense, later on) It seems that, in our post-Trayvon Martin society (where Trayvon Martin exists as both a human being and an image of a larger problem), those who […]

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#SEPT5SOTB and what it means.

So, you’ve been probably wondering what in the fuck does this #SEPT5SOTB nonsense have to do with anything. A lot. So, let me take you through some history. On September 5, 1920, my father was born. So, that’s why I want to announce these things on this date versus some random day. Everything that I […]

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The Road to Songs For…, Part Two (#FourTilFOR)

(This is part two of a series of blogs leading up to the release of Songs For… on Saturday) Sometime in 1996Baltimore, MD My father beat me. My father in 1942. Yes, he was thatold. That’s not one of those things that’s too out of the ordinary. I’m “black” and my parents were older than most. […]

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The Road to Songs For…, Part One (#FiveTilFOR)

(This series of blogs fleshes out some of the incidents that led to the creation and finalization of the no-fi masterpiece Songs For…) July 24, 2012Hyattsville Circuit CourtHyattsville, MD10:30 AM I just walked out of a courthouse in Hyattsville, family in tow. Holding a paper with the two words that secured my freedom, “Nolle Prosequi,” I […]

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