Wednesday, May 24, 2017

poetry by ahsek novel: some kind of beautiful

I am a walking contradiction and a still life reality/a dream deferred/I am everything and nothing/I am full and loud/yet/soft and humble/as a silent night/of anger/I am all of these things/uniquely rolled into perfection/something that can not be explained/something that can not be contained/or controlled/I am some kind of beautiful

~Ahsek Novel

Some Kind of Beautiful is a poem from, The Passion Fruit Syndrome: Caramel by Kesha Levon Johnson-Clark (Ahsek Novel) published via Brown Sugar Promotions LLC (c) 2016, 2017

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

musiq soulchild at yoshi's 7.21.17

It’s hard to imagine a performer working today with more heart and soul than Musiq Soulchild. With over a decade on the scene, the multiplatinum singer/songwriter brings a new depth to his meditations on life and love with his sixth studio album, Musiqinthemagiq. Could he be the hardest working man in the business? At the very least, he’s got to be the most soulful.

“Soul music is something that you can’t fake. You’re just expressing yourself. That’s the magic in my music.” —Musiq Soulchild

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

j holiday at yoshi's 4.28.17

J. Holiday was born Nahum Grymes, a named derived from a biblical figure because he is the son of a preacher. Holiday was raised alone by his mother in Washington D.C. after his father died when he was just 11. Frances, was the type of mother who sticks to conventional rules like completing education and attending church. Holiday was sent to a local High School where he acknowledged a talent in singing during a showcase night. By then he was a frequent listener to Boyz II Men, Tupac Shakur and Jodeci records.

Although he had the passion to go deep in music path, his mom sent him back to school to complete the education first. Upon the graduation Holiday skipped college option and headed straight to studios where he began recording demo tapes.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

spoken word: caramel interlude by ahsek novel

Caramel is the third (vol3) poetry book from The Passion Fruit Syndrome collection written by Ahsek Novel (Kesha L Johnson-Clark) published by Brown Sugar Promotions LLC

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I WALKED OUT/of my mothers womb/speaking poetry and/whispering curses/i drink hennessey/and watch sunsets/my skin is brown/and melts like peanut butter/in a 365 degree heated oven/my voice is soft and/my words cut through barbwire fences/my heart is caged and/is also strong like Isis/i roll dices each day/because i'm still taking a chance/with each breath that i take/tempted and full of lust/he suddenly became my everything/as i became his flame/i became twisted and knotted/fully becoming aware/that i was under/his spell