I have been rapping for 25 years. This impossibly archived Baltimore Sun article proves it. Yeah, you read that right. Denim shorts. Trust me, son. Smooth.
So it seems weird that my first commercially distributed solo record, Simple Moves, turns only 10 this year. Of course, there was certainly plenty of music before that, including this gem
But, Simple Moves was really the beginning of the modern me and, for about 100 people, a kind of industry classic.
As a result of a highly scientific Twitter poll, it’s also been chosen as the album of the month, available for free download at the Illect Recordings Bandcamp page and embedded below.
“One act of love is worth a thousand words I rap to you.”
I mean it as much today as I did back then. God bless and enjoy.
Congrats on the milestone occasion, and thanks for all you do.
Thanks for the patronage through the years man. It’s all my privilege.
I love Simple Moves. Listened to it about 4 weeks ago in fact. Such a great album & will always hold a special place for me. Also, I love that you’re blogging on the regular again. I hope you’re well man!
My man. Sam, it’s been so long. Thanks for stopping through. I’m going to try and keep at it!
I’m so thankful for what Simple Moves is to some people. It’s a humble effort but I think it fought through some lo-fi amateurishness to say something. Thanks for always being such an encouragement to me.
Downloaded “Simple Moves” not too long ago, and I’ve really been feeling “Shirt Sleeve” … packed with memorable lyrics.
Thanks so much, Graham. It’s old at this point. Still something to say I think. Thanks for taking the time to say so.