Following the Civil War, black Americans, through employment as musicians playing European music in military bands, developed new musical styles such as ragtime and what would become known as jazz. In developing this latter musical form, African Americans contributed knowledge of the sophisticated polyrhythmic structure of the dance and folk music of peoples across western and sub-Saharan Africa. Together, these musical forms had a wide-ranging and profound influence over the development of music within the United States and around the world during the 20th century.
Oh the callus scars on my soul!
The deepened wounds reentered by ignorance and apathy.
My smile, once evident, no longer resident
Laughter ceased with fear after me
How long will my heart hold heavy?
Understand my plight!
Put down your pain imposing precepts
Look through my eyes to heed the cautions you don’t lead by often…
Walk in my shoes to travel unexpected expectancy as they presume
"He fits the bill to shoot and kill…"
Hold my hurt for a day to measure the weight of the afflictions you ushered.
Borrow and sit in my sorrow
…Then maybe you’ll know what you’ve done
All we want is to be free.
- Joshua T. Murphy
soundsgood comics. Cover artwork by Modest Beast
Galatins 6:9 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
Yoooo I just got blessed on some crazy stuff. God has been teaching me faithfulness, stewardship, and humility for some time now concerning my gifts and now he’s showing me what happens when obedient. For the past 5 years to record music I have been either borrowing equipment or using sub par equipment and mixing the vocals the best I can, it got frustrating but God reminded me that I had to be faithful with this gift he’s given me..so I continued to press and every time I tried to save up to upgrade something happened Those close to me who were with me in this process know what I’m talking about and encouraged along the way…BUT today he once again graciously proved his faithfulness and my brothers Jahmaol Clark and Deshawn White came through with the FULL SET everything I needed and have been praying for with faith. IM GEEKED! I write this to encourage you all to remain faithful to the lord and be good stewards of whatever gifts, possessions, or opportunities he has bestowed upon you for HIS GLORY! ..and in due time you’ll reap a harvest…DON’T GIVE UP!…(from my brand new laptop) Sincerely - J.Murph
Some of the mc’s throughout my youth who influenced my sound #blu #yasinmosdef #elzhi
With all the music I’ve done and will do in the future this record holds a special place in my heart..some of the hardest moments in my life..some of my lowest lows are documented in this project. All the way from the way it was recorded to the people involved in my life during the process..this one is special.. #IBTI
Home. Da beginning.