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  • You have alot of plays on Soundcloud. Did at one point you think of making Thesis along with being a free download, also available for purchase for fans that might want to buy it?

    Asked by Anonymous

    Maybe in the future. I’d rather you save your money and spend it on tickets to come see a show later this year. :)

    Why did you release your EP via Soundcloud? I think Bandcamp or Bandzoogle would've been a much a better option - that way fans can download Thesis whole and you could package the booklet with it. I just feel that Soundcloud is for sharing sounds and not designed for full EPs (hence why you have to download each track one by one)

    Asked by Anonymous

    I picked Soundcloud because I had already built up a following on it, and didn’t want to start spreading my content out too thin across platforms. I went ahead an put up a download link so you can get the project in full. enjoy!


    This is a very serious disease* so I gladly accept the “bucket challenge”

    *My heart goes out to all those who struggle with ALS but I am, of course, talking about the disease of apathy.  If (and hopefully when) Michael Brown’s killer is brought to justice and convicted of 1st degree murder, it still won’t prevent this from happening again. We cannot accept this as the status quo. We MUST continue the fight at the ballot box, in the media and by working to create systemic change. I’m not naive to the dirty politics (redistricting, voter ID requirements, etc) that will try to prevent us from our goal. But I refuse to give up hope. My “bullet bucket challenge” is not about pointing fingers and it’s not about being angry. Every shell casing in that bucket represents the life of someone who fought and died in the goal for civil rights and human dignity. As a member of law enforcement (yes I really am a reserve sheriff) I will not stand idly by while others violate civil and human rights under the cover of authority and I will insist that other good cops rise to the same standard as well. As a black man I will demand more from myself and my community. I will not allow outsiders to co-opt our struggle in order to commit violence in our name. I’m channeling my outrage into action so I no longer feel powerless. It’s not about black or white. It’s not about rich or poor. It’s about us vs. them. There are more of us — from all races, genders and identities — then there will ever be of them. And we will be victorious”

    "The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality"

    Join me.

    this. is. everything.

    (via blackfashion)