MP3 Blackman Preach - Bumpy Tymes
Spoken word that fuses Hip-Hop sensibilities with Black Arts/ Black Power Movement legacies.
9 MP3 Songs
SPOKEN WORD: With Music, HIP HOP/RAP: East Coast
Cedric Bolton, who’s known as Blackman Preach a visionary who has produced and arranged his sophomore album BUMPY TYMES with eight insightful poems to compliment the title and music. Cedric a native of Paterson, New Jersey, currently resides in Syracuse, New York with his wife Dr. Gwendolyn D. Pough. BUMPY TYMES was set to release February 2006 but was postponed because the lyrics were misplaced and never found. Cedric has since then regained a momentum after a benefit for the victims of New Orleans living in Syracuse, New York, and then, began to write the eight poems for the album. Cedric’s first lines he wrote to Invasion were “45 seconds to pronounce the real deal—deal, mass destruction by hand—many hands steering air born cancer that kills, killed Dorothy to lung cancer and she didn’t smoke, I guess Ms. Evers great-great grand children carried my mother’s mother to the land mills in Mississippi.” The other poems on the album are as follow: Death March, Hip-Hop Framed, Word, PowerLess, Camden, Bumpy Tymes and a remix of the State of the Ghetto Address. Cedric partnered with Dr. Pough who is featured on BUMPY TYMES with her poem Word, Sal Chisari engineer Bumpy Tymes at Red Brick and London Ladd who created the cover art. Cedric’s collection of poems has been compared to the Last Poets, Gil Scott-Heron, Dead Prez, Public Enemy and many others in this poetry movement. BUMPY TYMES is definitely inspiring and a positive recording by Cedric T. Bolton.