Greenspan Should Be On Your Playlist!

Greenspan has taken over my car. From the moment OOH of Brown F.I.S.H. told me “Yo! You GOTTA check out my man Greenspan. Go down to Sound Garden and get his cd, I promise you, you’ll love it.” I was hooked. So began the adventure that led to the takeover. There I was that Sunday, walking down to Fells Point, stopping in stores, reminding myself not to forget my mission. Then, I get down there, and the young lady tells me there is only one copy left in the store and she can’t find it. Now, can’t is not in my vocabulary, except when I am saying that I can’t use the word can’t. But, I digress. There I was, instagramming about how I wanted my cd, when BAM! She found it. So, I literally skip to my car, which was a mile away by the way, and slow down, like real slow, when I realize that I am listening to music. Like, good music. Real. Good. Music. #StairwaytoHeaven is a must listen. Greenspan takes you on a listen that will make your head bopping from side to side for *almost* every track.

This is one of my favorite videos by Greenspan. Make sure you do what you know how to do: Be Good to Good People. Support Greenspan. You are being good to yourself in the process.

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Loving Gods’illa Right Now

As i have been coming out of hibernation, I have been listening to artists that I have distantly admired for a long time, and writing as I do so.  Most recently, I was getting deeper into my love for Gods’illa, a well-respected trio of brothers out of the DMV.  What I think I love about them the most is that they support artists through their weekly platform, the UpandUp Open Mic at Club Liv in DC.Being the person I am, I decided to play the CPR BlendTape hosted by DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown aka Erykah Badu.  I know the album is almost 3 years old- I STILL like it!  So, I listened, and let my fingers work.  What follows is what I came up with.  Check it out, then make sure you support Gods’illa!


funny how i run away from the meditation right after,

pondering on how to not feel, feeling numb, disconnected from my self.  Or do I mean my SELF.  My emotions feel like they happen to me, independent beings taking over my spirit at various times.  I wonder if my chakras need exorcising

no, they need exercising

so that they may spin and turn freely, not get stuck like the washer when overloaded

that is what i have felt


too much good stuff undone or nothing to do>

lies, she says, lies


who the heck is this she I refer to sometimes?  my way of running away again

i’ve been good at that in my life

time ticking while i click away at keys typing phased out attempts at alliteration like that is what i am supposed to

another opportunity to acknowledge that i am so much bigger than me

that i am big enough to label myself than strip that same label the next verse if i so choose

these are my musings

i can vow during this solitary listen to the CPR Blendtape to only speak my truth

to stop holding it in

i can sit in gratitude, for loving God is illa than hurting the Earth

which i have been doing for so long

let me acknowledge

that i am a star

and i have been falling in the wrong direction

my cosmos have been feeling like more of a black hole

deeply hidden in plain sight so tight yet not feelings blocked hugs kisses you don’t know i ain’t your misses just a mistress of healing

let me acnolewdlge

that i am Dream, and it is ok to be me

okay to realize that i am the culmination of your fantasies

and that those who stop at the first definition of me

that I am a state of sleep

don’t realize that they are speaking their own truth

and when you wake up, and delve deep into the original meaning of me

i am that which satisfies your ideal, you will acknowledge, and yes I am Dream

and let me acknowledge

the Gods that show me who i am when they show me the greatness they become

for many who have laid at my bosom know they are my sons

a healer of men drifting in and out of the shadows and the skies,

taking breaks from fulfilling my other goddess self’s purpose- teaching

to spread love peace and manifesting your vision to inner city communities

all the while never limiting the overarching reach of what a dream is

i can look at myself and acknowledge

that my heart and not really been broken because i never truly invested myself into a relationship

so how i can say i failed in it when i was never in it in the first place

my highest self was busy hiding from the pain that she just needs to acknowledge one time

and i acknowledge, that even these musings have been a long time coming

yet here i am spending a long time filling up with so much power, when i haven’t taken the time to unpack the pain

truthfully afraid that if opened, they would outrun all the Pandora stations put together

and that’s a long ass time to cry

a long ass time to feel for real

and i must acknowledge

that when i am actually able to acknowledge all of that pain, and then leave it where the tears pour, then I will be able to manifest all that is mine to do

yet, somehow in the recess of my mind, I know that putting this piece to the universe is a step toward that healing.

and i must acknowledge that spirit bless me with this gift so that it can heal the listeners too

give you something to ponder on

a dream to hold onto when you forget how amazing transformation is

when you forget that, like you, like I, am alive to hear this healing

and to acknowledge your Dream.