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Coded Language by Saul Williams


Whereas, breakbeats have been the missing link connecting the diasporic 

community to it’s drum woven past 

Whereas the quantised drum has allowed the whirling mathematicians to 

calculate the ever changing distance between rock and stardom. 

Whereas the velocity of the spinning vinyl, cross-faded, spun backwards, and 

re-released at the same given moment of recorded history , yet at a 

different moment in time’s continuum has allowed history to catch up with 

the present. 

We do hereby declare reality unkempt by the changing standards of dialogue. 

Statements, such as, “keep it real”, especially when punctuating or 

anticipating modes of ultra-violence inflicted psychologically or physically 

or depicting an unchanging rule of events will hence forth be seen as 

retro-active and not representative of the individually determined is. 

Furthermore, as determined by the collective consciousness of this state of 

being and the lessened distance between thought patterns and their secular 

manifestations, the role of men as listening receptacles is to be increased 

by a number no less than 70 percent of the current enlisted as vocal 

aggressors. 

Motherfuckers better realize, now is the time to self-actualize 

We have found evidence that hip hops standard 85 rpm when increased by a 

number as least half the rate of it’s standard or decreased at of it's 

speed may be a determining factor in heightening consciousness. 

Studies show that when a given norm is changed in the face of the 

unchanging, the remaining contradictions will parallel the truth. 

Equate rhyme with reason, Sun with season 

Our cyclical relationship to phenomenon has encouraged scholars to erase the

centers of periods, thus symbolizing the non-linear character of cause and 

effect 

Reject mediocrity! 

Your current frequencies of understanding outweigh that which as been given 

for you to understand. 

The current standard is the equivalent of an adolescent restricted to the 

diet of an infant. 

The rapidly changing body would acquire dysfunctional and deformative 

symptoms and could not properly mature on a diet of apple sauce and crushed

pears 

Light years are interchangeable with years of living in darkness. 

The role of darkness is not to be seen as, or equated with, Ignorance, but 

with the unknown, and the mysteries of the unseen. 

Thus, in the name of:

ROBESON, GOD’S SON, HURSTON, AHKENATON, HATHSHEPUT, BLACKFOOT, HELEN, 

LENNON, KHALO, KALI, THE THREE MARIAS, TARA, LILITHE, LOURDE, WHITMAN, 

BALDWIN, GINSBERG, KAUFMAN, LUMUMBA, GHANDI, GIBRAN, SHABAZZ, 

SIDDHARTHA, 

MEDUSA, GUEVARA, GUARDSIEFF, RAND, WRIGHT, BANNEKER, TUBMAN, HAMER, 

HOLIDAY, 

DAVIS, COLTRANE, MORRISON, JOPLIN, DUBOIS, CLARKE, SHAKESPEARE, 

RACHMNINOV, 

ELLINGTON, CARTER, GAYE, HATHOWAY, HENDRIX, KUTL, DICKERSON, RIPPERTON, 

MARY, ISIS, there'sA, PLATH, RUMI, FELLINI, MICHAUX, NOSTRADAMUS, NEFERTITI, 

LA ROCK, SHIVA, GANESHA, YEMAJA, OSHUN, OBATALA, OGUN, KENNEDY, KING, 

FOUR 

LITTLE GIRLS, HIROSHIMA, NAGASAKI, KELLER, BIKO, PERONE, MARLEY, COSBY, 

SHAKUR, THOSE STILL AFLAMED, AND THE COUNTLESS UNNAMED 

We claim the present as the pre-sent, as the hereafter. 

We are unraveling our navels so that we may ingest the sun. 

We are not afraid of the darkness, we trust that the moon shall guide us. 

We are determining the future at this very moment. 

We now know that the heart is the philosophers’ stone 

Our music is our alchemy 

We stand as the manifested equivalent of 3 buckets of water and a hand full 

of minerals, thus realizing that those very buckets turned upside down 

supply the percussion factor of forever. 

If you must count to keep the beat then count. 

Find you mantra and awaken your subconscious. 

Curve you circles counterclockwise 

Use your cipher to decipher, Coded Language, man made laws. 

Climb waterfalls and trees, commune with nature, snakes and bees. 

Let your children name themselves and claim themselves as the new day for 

today we are determined to be the channelers of these changing frequencies 

into songs, paintings, writings, dance, drama, photography, carpentry, 

crafts, love, and love. 

We enlist every instrument: Acoustic, electronic. 

Every so-called race, gender, and sexual preference. 

Every per-son as beings of sound to acknowledge their responsibility to 

uplift the consciousness of the entire fucking World. 

Any utterance will be un-aimed, will be disclaimed - two rappers slain 

Any utterance will be un-aimed, will be disclaimed - two rappers slain

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Our Imperfect Union - Cycle 1: Where’s the Post-Racial?

This web docuseries examines the state of American racial politics from the perspective of young Americans navigating racism in what’s often declared a “post-racial” society.  These young people share their personal experiences and describe how modern, systemic racism affects their day-to-day lives.

This bi-weekly series begins March 18, 2013.

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Yo! Check out this trailer for the new series “Where’s the Post Racial?” from Reality Unkempt. 

Dope POC–including yours truly–talk race relations in America. 

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Our Imperfect Union - The First Memory (Cycle 1, Ep. 2)

Young Americans talk about their first vivid experiences encountering racism.