Tag: Poetic Therapy

Poetic Tesstimonies: “Love Wouldn’t Count Me Out” by Brandy Norwood

“I owe it to the people to teach them what I do know.” –Lady Tess (2019) Love Wouldn’t Count Me Out by Brandy Norwood is a ballad that allows the listener to vibe to a heartbreak song. The lyrics are simple and powerful, with quotables like ” I guess it wasn’t true, when you said ‘I love you’” and “It used to be that … Read More Poetic Tesstimonies: “Love Wouldn’t Count Me Out” by Brandy Norwood

Poetic Tesstimonies: “Amethyst Rock” by Saul Williams

“I owe it to the people to teach them what I do know.” –Lady Tess (2019) Amethyst Rock by Saul Williams reminds listeners of self-worth, provides history into black culture, and brings attention to racial inequalities in America. Almost twenty years after it’s original release by American Records in 2001, Williams’ words still reflect the Black-American experience and perspective of today. He acknowledges the … Read More Poetic Tesstimonies: “Amethyst Rock” by Saul Williams

Poetic Tesstimonies: “Listen” by Jay Luvve

“I owe it to the people to teach them what I do know.” –Lady Tess (2019) Listen calls attention to the growth and humbling that is needed to spark a revolution for change in black America. Jay Luvve keeps the crowd’s attention with his uneven cadence, strong pauses, and intelligent progressive writing style. He reminds us of our worth and that we need to … Read More Poetic Tesstimonies: “Listen” by Jay Luvve

Sir Ervin’s Surprise Open Mic

On Friday, January 3rd, 2020, Sir Ervin James Williams III woke up Saint Louis, Missouri offering his “Surprise Open Mic”. The night was jammed packed with awesome vibes and beautiful, powerful people. Sir Ervin Williams hosted the show, with DJ Prospect, photography by The Saint Louis American, and Benjamin on the drums. Timeless Flavors chef’s, Derrick & John, provided delectable hispanic nacho and taco … Read More Sir Ervin’s Surprise Open Mic