Dedicated in honor, gratitude, and loving memory of Eddie Martinez (my best friend of 20 years,
and Kite-E-Mart Employee of the Millennium)
as well as that of Wake Self, Guru, John Trudell, Elliott Smith,
Dick Gregory, Subroc, Phife Dawg, J Dilla, Nujabes,
Pam the Funkstress, Gil Scott Heron, Bob Marley, Kurt Vonnegut,
and all the other dearly departed artists whose brilliant work is forever a priceless part of my life. And so many others.
Many More Thanks
to ALL of you, always.
May your souls rest in peace, rise in power, and return if possible.
“The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake.”
"Art reaches its greatest peak when devoid of self-consciousness. Freedom discovers man the moment he loses concern over what impression he is making or about to make.”
“We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, "O me! O life!... of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless... of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?" Answer: That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?”
-N.H. Kleinbaum, 'Dead Poets Society'
released October 20, 2020
All Beats, lyrics, & scratches by Kite 9d3 except:
“Bicycle Cardio” scratches by DJ Element
“rly slly slllqy (vol. III)” additional lyrics by MC Optimal
“What You Make it” odd-numbered scratches by Samplistic
“The Letterplay” additional lyrics by che christ
Mixed by Kite 9d3
Mastered by Rob Treaphort at Golden Turtle Sound
Album art by Knapper Bros
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Probably my favorite album of 2019. Great blend of personal and political topics. My favorite tracks are "Abu Enzo," "Father Figures," "Red," "Secrets and Escapes," "Red Light Zone," and "The Idhin." Kite 9d3
My homie + former Canyon Animals crewmate's 2nd solo album. I produced #1, 5, 8, 9, 11 & 13; did the scratches on #6, 9, 11 & 13; + freestyled on #11. Also, "b for fish" may or may not be my alter ego Kite 9d3