I began as a poet. Grew up fascinated by the Last Poets, Gil Scott Heron, Mutabaruka, and Linton Kwesi Johnson. Never even graduated from 8th grade much less High School or College. Some frown on that but it made me a free thinker and forced me to teach myself about the world.
From the ages fourteen to eighteen, I moved from New Jersey, to Atlanta, then to South Central Los Angeles, then to Miami, and finally the Bay Area. Raised in an atmosphere of "Real men don't cry" I had... issues expressing myself verbally.
It was ONLY when i discovered that I could actually store my feelings on a page and stop them from constantly churning in my belly, that i was able to honestly smile.
I've never put out a Spoken Word Album. It just never occurred to me. I reached out to Kabanjak from Ancient Astronauts- an incredible musician/producer, and told him the idea and that there was only one rule for the production. No Rules.
This is what we created
Part 3!! Rare Unreleased Zeph and Azeem begins after 12:00 ((BOOM))! Support the DJ!
First Video from the Album (MAAD!!!)
OUT TODAY: The brand new album "BROKEN PUPPETS" by Ancient Astronauts & Azeem feat. hip hop legends Divine Styler and Hprizm/High Priest of Antipop Consortium,... 2016 DMC World Champion DJ Brace on cuts and Mustafa Akbar of Nappy Riddem and Ugandan singer Blessed San on Reggae vocal duties.
This album is on FIRE !!!
Out on Vinyl LP and digital. Plus a limited run of female & male BROKEN PUPPETS tshirts. Check for the bundle!
big Pen big Poem living near where Biggie did, a giant with my feet wet strumming on the Brooklyn Bridge word to Biz I’m a mix of Arawak and Kerouac flipping all my lyrics, turning listeners to acrobats.." *None of The Above - Feat Mustafa Akbar https://switchstancerecordings.bandcamp.com/…/none-of-the-a…
Free Download Single! #Barz #100 #Lyricism #Artical
*DevilsOFdigitaL* AZeeM/Ancient Astronauts for the album Broken Puppets 30. Sept 2017*
"Garage Opera is crudely shaped but gleams with the monochromatic sheen of steel-blue elegance."-Pop Matters 2017*****http://www.popmatters.com/…/azeems-garage-opera-west-coast…/
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