Snapshots of Science PART II is viewed as the final stage of my self-producing development and growth. From day 1 on this Spoken WORD scene I’ve self-produced 98% of not only the music/sounds, but also the artistic design and packaging for the album sets. This for me was vital on the road to self empowerment and realisation, and that with organisation, commitment and vision, many obstacles become void and surpass able.
It has been a journey which for me, has improved from each album to the next. From Emotions of the Soul, to Rhythmical Reason, to Still… to Snapshots of Science Part I, and currently, Part II; and I hope this is evident in the products themselves.
I say ‘final stage’, but I guess it’s more like ‘for now’. Live music is the order of the day, and will continue to be the forum upon which all artists are judged and valued. For all those that have performed with a live band rather than to a c.d…in the words of another UK great “….there’s nothing like this.” I feel I have displayed the ability to create and demonstrate the drive to ‘do for self’ and I’m now ready to expand and further my efforts of bringing something different.
This Snapshot of Science collection was to highlight the amazing talent we have here in the U.K, and how many of the genres from Hip-Hop to Spoken Word are interchangeable and work well together. From the vocal talents of Floetry, the combination of song and word is more than apparent and proof that Spoken WORD has a rightful place alongside ‘mainstream’ genres.
So this journey has been less about me, and more about the uniqueness of UK artists. Not only in lyrics, music, vocal talents, but our collective experience of living in London as 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation children from the continent of Africa or the Caribbean. That in itself is a story to tell. So hail all contributing artists that have been part of this expression.
Yes family! The Snapshots of Science project is finally over. And with such an array of multi-talented artists featured on this journey, it’s only right to pay mention to them all.
Jah Mirikles [U.K], Ugochi [Nigeria/Chicago], David J [U.K], Lady Loxx & Eddy Da’ Original One [Canada], Nyarai [UK], BKS [UK], J’Nay [UK], Mama Sol [UK], Sarina Leah [UK], Nutty NRG [UK], Hannah [UK], FLOetic Lara [UK], Dan I K2fam [UK], Mosaique [UK], Twilight Bey [US/UK], Scratch Professor [UK], Gerry Ranks [UK], Fola [UK], Lacey Adigwu [UK], Prophet Kwaku [UK], Dr Lez Henry [UK], Da Twinz (Skank & Boogie) [UK].
Maximum RASpect to each of you, and may your individual talents be fruitful and lead to artist artistic satisfaction. May the grace of Mwari/Allah/Ptah/Ra/Jah/Jehovah be forever present and guiding in your works, and may the acknowledgement of your endeavours be seen in the creator’s eyes and that of those in-tune with spirit, art, creativity, passion and straight up SCIENCE! Tendai Mwari!