I wanted him to suffer is some way, shape, or form that would make him feel what his victim felt. I remember telling myself “people like him deserve hell”, and almost immediately after that thought formed in my mind, a still, small voice responded...
I choose to immerse myself in the suffering. I want to bathe in the pain and drama and let it burn away the clouds surrounding my numb eyes. If I choose ignorance, if I, in fear, deny what I know to be true, I might as well be holding the guns. I might as well be burning the crosses. I might as well be holding the whip.
They didn’t just sing “Freedom,” they stomped and snarled and danced freedom across the stage and into the living rooms of millions of people while they were at it. I didn’t just hear freedom, I saw it played out in a moment of sound and fury signifying everything.
Finding new ways to invent and share stories became one of the driving forces of my life. Drawing, writing, music, acting. The more I gave myself to story, the more it gave right back. Lyrics taught me emotion, movies taught me voice inflection, plays taught me to think . . .stories were my teachers, my lifeline and my dearest friends.
This is where it's going down this Friday, Sept 23rd. Be there with us (and @lynchburgparksandrec!) as we pay tribute and remember one of the architects of hip-hop, Malik "Phife Dawg" Taylor of A Tribe Called Quest. Advance tix = $5 // At the Door = $8
November 5. Something great is coming. Get ready to slay.
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Make room. We cuttin up after the cypher. .
Make sure you grab an advance ticket for $5 with @lynchburgparksandrec #Repost @syncthedancer with @repostapp
Luke and I will be performing at @welcometothelistening "Can I Kick It" Phife Dawg Tribute this Friday Sept. 23 in Lynchburg, VA
At our Summer Session at the historic Anne Spencer House Garden and Museum, "A Love Supreme".
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You asked for it.
It's time for a cypher. Get over to the Miller Center next Friday early for a chance to spit over classic 90s beats before our documentary viewing. If, that is, you got the juice.
@syncthedancer will be coming through to shut it down, taking us back to one of the original elements of hip-hop: breakdancing. . .
You won't want to miss this movie night. Join us on Sept 23rd as we pay tribute (with @lynchburgparksandrec) to the memory of Phife Dawg in viewing "Beats, Rhymes, and Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest". @igerslynchburg #igerslynchburg #welcometothelistening #beatsrhymesandlife #qtip #alishaheedmuhammad #jairobi #phifedawg #hiphop
This one is for the culture. .
Join @welcometothelistening and @lynchburgparksandrec as we pay tribute to the memory of Phife Dawg and celebrate the music of A Tribe Called Quest. Connect with our Facebook page to get the details on the event. #welcometothelistening #atribecalledquest #phifedawg #90shiphop #soulquarians #qtip #alishaheedmuhammad #jairobi #beatsrhymesandlife #documentary