Behind the Words: Legacy
Growing up, I was always able to express myself most through my voice and my writing; my outlet for expression, birthday cards. I never enjoyed writing essays for school but creatively expressing my appreciation for a loved one and reflecting on our relationship was something I took a thoughtful approach to-seeing their reaction, was always a timeless affirmation.
From some of my favorite rappers telling our stories, Our nations great leaders of the civil rights movement, to preachers becoming the conduits to send the holy ghost through the crowd, words have always held incredible power, and I've long been student, hoping to one day leave behind words that have tangible impact. It wasn’t until finding out about my expecting wife that I reflected on what my legacy would be, what I have to offer the world and had to reconcile how I would raise someone to follow their dreams if I wasn't a living example for her to hold accountable.
I always strive to learn and develop my literary style and voice, approaching every challenge I come across as an experience to grow and develop as a writer and performer. I like to think of myself as an adrenaline junkie and performing night after night in front of strangers is a moment to get the blood pumping and leave it all on the stage. I'm on this journey to grow, share and connect, my objective is to write to and for my people, yes that means you too.
Portfolio of Work
Black Don't Crack.
Seven Key E's.
Protect & Serve?
"Its never too late to start again."
Ernest Fields Matthews
New York, NY, USA