Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
All That & A Bag of Words
Genres: Special Interest, R&B
A Forgotten masterpiece
Andre M. | Mt. Pleasant, SC United States | 11/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"D. Knowledge. A poet/spoken word artist whose offbeat high-pitched but still cool-in-his own way delivery and simple but profound messages rocked every television show he appeared on in the 90s. Whatever happened to this guy? It's unfortuante that he is largely forgotten today.
"Remember," a piece I heard him do at the Apollo theater circa 1994, is an affectionate articulation of what it was like to grow up (or be a child, in my case) in the 1970s, and the African-American culture in particular of that era. "Patience" encourages African-Americans to let go of our own stereotypes of our own people before we could move forward. "Why I Would Never Buy a Jeep Cherokee" is somewhat of an ode to political correctness, but I love "It's Okay" in particular, which is a call for an end to anti-intellectualism, not only in Black America, but among young people in general. "It's okay to go to libraries and museums...it doesn't mean being bourgie or being a nerd...It's okay to know that Okay is an okay word coming from the African "whokay,"...etc.
And "It's Okay" to "Remember" a positive Cd like this. Big ups to D. Knowledge, wherever you are."