Take It Slow

“That which has been is what will be,
That which is done is what will be done,
And there is nothing new under the sun.” — Ecclesiastes 1:9

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Ain’t nothin new under the sun, from the words of Solomon
Think fast as the ways of the world, don’t follow them
got God in us, why we act like hollow men
The way they do my life make me holler, then
I get quiet again, inhale my second wind
then that breath come in, spirit checkin in
I feel blessed again, gotta rep it then
’cause when my mind make noise it’s deafening
Todd Shaw put it best, life’s too short
They been freed the slaves, I still fiend for a Newport
You ought to understand where I’m coming from
Life under the gun, it ain’t no honey bun
gotta pace myself, must stop running
What’s mine is mine, you can’t take it from me
Laid back at the bus stop, chillin
Feelin like I’ma be right on time, God willin’ Minister Blakes
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Trippin’ Off The Power?!

It was a late Thursday night, and the Missus had just left Long Beach for a Memorial Day weekend trip to Vegas with the girls. She’d be gone until Monday night, and I knew it’d be hard for me to get much sleep that first night. This was before S1’s email showed up, with a link to a 30-second “Power” snippet and a short memo that read, “It’s Coming!!!”

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[ image jacked from fwmj’s mothership ]

I replied, “How am I supposed to sleep now?” and never got an answer. The dream I’d had on New Year’s Day 2009 – that one day I’d wake up and Symbolyc One (S1) would appear at the top of the game, with the internet going nuts – was coming true almost a year and a half later.

I didn’t even get a chance to wake up on Friday, May 28, 2010. The phone calls woke me up first. Apparently while I was getting four or five hours of not-so-good sleep, the full song had leaked, Symbolycone.com had launched, and “Power” had gone from a snippet to a whole song.

At this point, I couldn’t really listen to the record. When I tried to listen, I would go into a panoramic dream state – looking back, looking forward – except for when I was grinning and making the air horn sound. Even two weeks later, I still haven’t had a full, quality listen. Let’s just say I ain’t trippin’ off the “Power”.

By that afternoon, someone had called and asked me, “Since that’s your boy and he produced the new Kanye, what are you getting out of this?”

I replied, “Great Joy!”

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Fine Art for Sale

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[ Fine Art by Kunal Merchant ]

It is an honor to have a leak/buzz release produced by Picnic and Symbolyc One (S1) of the Aeonz Crew, Cassette Union, Cannabinoids, Strange Fruit Project, Vohn Beatz, Diabolical Fancy, Max Moon and eventually the Grammys.