This EP is a collection of instrumentals, poems, and rhymes, which reflect my thoughts and feelings at the current time. The most accurate description of this record would be that it is a representation of the struggle (in a lighter sense of the word) to express that which is aestically pleasing but also a work which contains moral character. Style and substance, so to speak.
"Beneath the Sun" is a short poem on the inter-relation of all that is. The instrumental, "Fly Handle", follows that with a similar message - one of understanding and the urge for dialouge amongst ourselves. "Forward Progress", takes the listener on a story to observe rapping as what it truely is - an evolution in rhythmic word, beginning with West African griots, who were historians, storytellers, and musicians by birth. "Jungle Gym", takes a more "convential" approach to emceeing, employing a forward thought process - style and substance.
"People's Chant" is a childrens sing/song rhyme about fostering community strength:
Sing a simple song like do-rae-me
let the people sound out, One - Two - Three
spend a little dough in the Black community,
now we've got a good lesson, let's all get free
>It also then speaks to the right to determine ones own destiny:
Who dare come along and want to change our song
let the drums sound off - Bong, Bong, Bong
gather up the queens and round up the kings
we alone write the words to the songs we sing
I hope you can enjoy.
released February 4, 2014
Written, Arranged, & Performed By Bruce Geter-Richards
Recorded at Imgone Studios
Additional Recording by Bruce Geter-Richards @ The Live Spot
Mixed by Bruce Geter-Richards
Cover collage by Bruce Geter-Richards
Inspired by My People.
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