Friday, July 14, 2017

Pantomime Killer w/ Bashir Billow

Recorded with poet Bashir Billow and sound engineer Jakob when they invited me to their studios in Copenhagen after Bashir and I had met at Sorte Firkant during my 'Queue to the Tap Dance' performance session. While we wait for the sound, here are my lyrics to 'Pantomime Killer': 


These are coloured Opera statements. black art 

This is strange ochestra from the basements for your heart 

This is free Beat box to detox the drugged stranger drawing arcs 

Once you let go it's hard to keep it back. embarrassing like storing farts

Wearing masks In a fast train, Dart game with pants of mine bearing identity 

Cards changed, hard to tell pantomimes from an elegy 

There are strings attached, I see you wearing guitars under your Burberry 

I see the violent violins in your lungs, i see you digging my past from my mind's cemetery  

Penetrating like pests, pepper spraying the perms, persistently prying to find a better me 

An addict for physique science, staging us due to skin diversity 

Don't mock my biology, cuz currency syncs your chemistry 

Looking for God..Morgan Freeman is all of us..human energies 

When you lose your 'heard' you're a scapegoat to the century 

There should be an app for it, but digital revolution couldn't set us free 

Live Performance of 'Wave' at Sorte Firkante - Copenhagen (video: Bashir...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

CLINGY

"Clingy guy has got my back
  And damn my front as well
   Even my side to side, to these fly ass pumps.."
Clingy girl storifies after meeting clingy guy - goosebumps!
They set themselves on fire,
Rumours cook up ears that they share a pair of shoes and socks
Wick within, each weekend they step into each other and cry

One day carefree guy comes around with clock in crown
Rescues clingy girl who is nearly burnt into ash from hopeful flicker
Plops teardrops in his eyes
Comes riding at the back of a crocodile
Mops tears off her eyebrows, but walks over the bridge of her nose
Clingy girl cries fowl
Bawls about how she thought of frying cow meat before coming in contact with the beef

Carefree girl walks in and takes a seat,
Carefree guy is the one selling tickets and screening face
Carefree girl empties inbox
And mind, detox via smiles and she talks of salvation by hovering over horoscopes
Clingy girl finger-loops hair, fever-shoots curled speech about how well inclined carefree guy is
Sits in line but never her turn to tame the musical chair on which carefree guy sits
Carefree girl calibrates torso to drum roll between clingy girl's chorus
Sends morse code to carefree guy
Who loses his senses and buys attention

Clingy girl stays in their mentions
Carefree girl fades her presence after carefree guy traces her essence
Clingy girl keeps the remote control and bolts from home
Carefree girl becomes the TV
Carefree guy plugs in a CD and plays himself on repeat
Clingy girl asks for a disjointed threesome,
Meaning their triangle could all be 'together' but not really 'together'
Her reason as grapevine makes into wine is to get carefree guy 'to get her'

That she hates carefree girl's tender breath, secure perfume,
Preference of peppered pose and guts (as hell)..
Clingy guy meets carefree guy
Handshakes with all masculine gestures in check and nearly palm-breaks
Equates himself to carefree guy because he thinks they're "both on fire" and "its not so bad, unless minds get smoked after attires."
Carefree girl chuckles and sighs
Clingy girl says carefree girl thinks she's the 'coolness' they desire

Homeless Minds

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

kwame write - protruded plastics (prod. drumnayshin)



Buy 'Bloodlines' on bandcamp: https://kwamewrite.bandcamp.com/releases

Protruded Plastics video was directed, shot & edited by Wanlov the Kubolor at North Kaneshie and Korle Gorno in Accra.

Bloodlines serves as a revo poetry with music data stream treating a nation like an organ, a continent like a body and the globe like soul. An uncut splurge of visual metaphors forged into recited poetry and fast paced rhythmic rap in fusion with Ghana's Ebo Taylor and Alhaji K. Frimpong's highlife chops cooked by ProdbyYungFly and Drumnayshin; who mixed and mastered all the pieces except Woyaaya produced by Adultree.

Live taps by Burkinabe genius Lasso, alternative EDM influenced tapes from Euiv's Baltimore den and afro house plugs from South African sounds king Mo Laudi by way of Paris. The themes are one and all - based on blessing of earth, water, wind and fire.

Bloodlines comes after the 6-track EP 'Public Verses Announcement' and a series of collaboratory poetry albums- 'Vocal Portraits'. The artist rants out some social commentary concerning black world modern slavery, water pollution, illegal mining and plastic waste. Folk storytelling and groovy sounds explore and subvert the sonic landscape of Ghana, in all its intensity, funkiness, absurdity and flair. Released May 1, 2017