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Start the weekend right by taking a journey back to hip-hop’s roots, the classic art of the freestyle.  Many have touched the mic but few have left spectators in awe.

Mos Def Freestyle in the park

Eminem, Mos Def, Black Thought

Freestyle with Black Thought

I never really liked you
Because I wanted  you to be
More than you could be
For you..
For me..

Curtain calls & Wallstreet drives
The force that weighs us down
Sizing where I left you
Hit the line
Hit the ground

We PUSH and PULL and DRIVE and CHASE
Empty paper
Infected dreams
And’ll never know the name the game
The silence behind the scream

“Dress it up
So they don’t know”
It’s me I see in you
Discontented with the seams
Layers smothering the truth

In time..
Thoughts race,
These feelings laced
Some finish,
Some miss the signs
I left you there
A blank stare
And then began to cry..

“I could’ve said HI a hundred times”
“I should’ve said so much more”
To twist the name
This ‘powerless’ frame
And walked you through the right door

But who am I to play with hands
Too small to grasp the strings
And change the tune of Destiny’s sand
The song you’ll never sing

We PUSH and PULL and DRIVE and CHASE
Empty paper
Infected dreams
And’ll never know the name the game
The silence behind your scream

I never really liked you
Because I wanted  you to be
More than you could be
For you..

Like me..

**R.I.P. BILLY**

Is swinging from the center of somewhere,
nowhere yet everywhere at once.
Worlds colliding and forming anew:
Dense awareness: an intricacy subdividing my focus and labeling such things ‘distraction’.
BRIGHT LIGHTS!
“Distraction from what?” I ask.
From the moment’s task?
From where my feet are basking in the Sun I do not feel in such a state?
Which at any given moment
May or may not be in alignment with where my mind says I should be these daze.
Of which course, could or could not be relatively accurate.
A hazed maze of useless searching when the STONE is right within reach,
SILENCE lacing this Illusion of Should;
“DON’T PUSH THE RED BUTTON!!!”
Too simple for a complex soul like me.
Right and wrong, in and out, here and there..
With all this chatter..
Wherever here is, is definitely where I am not.
“Presence”, says the mere whisper in my ear.
“Now shhhhh, repeat after me.”

“My mind is quite now…”

Check out this clip from the classic movie “Almost Famous”. The scene reminds me of The Power of Music, The Power of a Moment, The Power of Capturing a Vibe.