* this is part (2) of “Can Is Born.” A walk thru the events leading up to and effected by one heart song. *
Before “Born” my life was on “cruise control.”
My Family, Health and Businesses were thriving.
I was well-liked, received with smiles and welcomed
almost anywhere – without consideration.
My office was a stress-relieving space for everyone
that entered. From the outside looking in, what
was to come was unfathomable because there we
Connections in aviation afforded me an opportunity to
travel the world listed as the companion of an airline
employee – with 20+ years of tenure.
(Translation: First Class: 96% success rate)
As late as 2013, Not many knew of my artistic pursuits
or placements. In August of 2019, I had a conversation
with the owner of an international hip-hop magazine who
knew me best, and longest, as a businessman in NapTown.
Our conversations then, as they are now, were strategic.
Though as a publisher of hip-hop and lover of music,
she admits her pleasant surprise with my continuing and
At that time in NapTown, Duke and I, were ambitious, self-driven
entrepreneurs recognized for our tact in the fields of Engineering,
Education, Technology and Business Strategy. Duke was way
more into hardware whereas I fiddled around with data.
Our clientele was vast. Ranging from politicians and robotic engineers,
to Data Center Security or the Design & Print of an Investigative Newspaper
based in Manhattan… we had our hands in a lot.
I could sit with aspiring singers, song-writers, comedians,
actors and producers without an urge to participate in the creation
process. That was until… one special writing session with The Snoods
in Atlanta who were refreshed from recent placements with Gucci Mane.
(it’s quite strange to type that name)
“You’re crazy, until you’re right!”
And even after that memorable motivational writing session,
I was not motivated to write more music. I was inspired to
share an overwhelming truth that had been screaming
thru my journal for the past 6 years.
… and so I did.
I started to share my observations of past, present and
happenings within a realm where time does not exist. I
remembered the past and the future. I saw the money
chains, the blocked free-thought, the vibrational discord
and so much more.
I saw the generational game being played against humanity
– all in one flash.
I began to share my truth with a passion so strong that
my closest family, friends and peers were “worried” about
me. I spoke of leaving everything and everyone who
wasn’t willing to take a leap of faith on my seemingly
random rants about “The World We Live In” vs
“The World of Possibility That Exists.”
In May 2020, almost 10 years later, I receive the following
text from my mother:
I had to make a choice between being
• King in Captivity or a
• Poor Free Man
The decision, and transformation to come, were made
before I was born. It was only now that I remembered.
I dropped everything, jumped on a plane and began
to forge ahead along a trail that only I could pave.
My pursuit was powered by passion, instinct and
As I read the lyrics and recall all that has happened,
without question, “Born” was my Declaration of Arrival
to Earth. From thereon everyone one I met or saw:
“I let it be known
That the Earth was my home
Even though they looked at me
Like I was horribly wrong.”
Over the next couple of years, after well-aligned and
purpose-filled exchanges with Bassie Blue, B-One,
Junior, Kass and DaWitch, “Born” and I were ready to
open doors, minds and hearts – though not without
some hiccups, heartbreaks and WTF moments.