A SUMMER JAM – gone END OF SUMMER JAM
I have to start there, simply because if ever there were a soul who had an ambition problem that was the inverse of most people it would be me (that is Saint Tellah presently at your service). Trying to over extend and over extend - So a “Summer Jam” album had to take a back seat and become an “End of Summer Jam”.
Look at glasses - then look in the mirror - then realize all the things you love and hate about yourself, then look at the world and see all of the things you love and hate about the world. Those are your glasses. Even if you were never prescribed glasses they are steadfast attached to your mind. This is a lot deeper concept than I am going to get into, but you can do research and find all sorts of studies that corroborate the fact that every facet of your life til now colors the way that you perceive the world.
In writing our music, normally I try and show you the world through my eyes - but my eyes normally have a very dismal lens, sometimes just an outright exciting lens, or maybe even eccentric… For this album for this summer jam, I have tried to put on a pair of glasses and write very diligently with those glasses attached to my face, and mind. The glasses? Florida, Summer, Love, and Life… So even the two ‘tougher’ songs on here, are grained with the sepia toned lens of a Florida yellow light evening. I pray that with this little ditty, you all see how beautiful this world can be, and really just take a minute and love yourself, and know that at least these artists love you. And we love your minds and spirits and we want them to prosper and grow and be the most self-sustaining, content, happy universes in existence. Thank you for your time- with no further ado
Saint Tellah would like to thank:
DJ ROBZILLA, my main man, my dude, my DJ, my friend… Dude none of this would even happen without you, thank you sooo much my homie, for everything. To my circle of friends Jude, Slade, Duane, Sam, Ganga, Le’Shaun, Sean, Jeanin, VOID, Michael Moore, Tim Craig- You guys make me believe in me, and make me want to make you believe in how big this can really be- I see it in your eyes, and in that reflection I know how great I can be even though I don’t always see it in myself. Peruvistan, thanks homie, its gonna be a long haul but we are gonna get there. I love you Mama, no matter what I love you and I will continue doing my best to make you the proudest of three sisters and three brothers. Thanks for hanging in there Gilbert, she needed you. Thank you Roger Setzer for keeping that torch alive in yourself, there are few things that inspire like seeing a man with the hunger and reserve you have. Folie DeVille, psssh what can I say, you guys have come on the scene and been rocking with us hard and I am happy when I tell my peeps to come early cuz I know that you aint gonna let em down, keep it up guys. Marley thank you so much for giving me the motivation I needed last year to get this shit done, and then coming out here to deal the damage with me that pain is the most powerful energy in the world bro- very few understand it the way we do, or can channel it in a creative way, YOU CAN. James Schmidt thank you for rejecting the offer of $50, even if it was a joke, to hear you take your stance on it for us, was amazing. BIG STANTON, what up fooool? Making the future a more lush edible hip hop world and shit! Thank you so much for your passion in all you do man, if everybody was as dedicated to a cause as you, the world would be a far better place- yo MIKE BE SAFE ON WALL STREET PIMPIN’ you are doing the right thing man you are!!! Thank you’s to the Table Hogs –yo Theo, make sure you take care of ya self Na’mean? J-Storm thanks for them smoothies, ScratchNerd & Scratchnerd's roommate – THANK YOU FOR MIAMI!!! 8 am drinking beach side, say WHAT!? My dude Raul, keep making that music. Yo BIG UP ‘SCUM OF THE EARTH’ ya’ll werd, I love the Wax Atom, I love the tune’s, Jamie is misguided but who in Gainesville don’t know that? I know you mean well- but sometimes you gotta watch the lines you cross, and so, I hope you like the song. Aight well, I could go on to thank, and thank and thank… But the last on the list because you’re only gonna remember the beginning and end of this shit anyway – Jamie, Eric, Stevie D and the whole XEROGRAPHICS fam, and my G LARRY AT ‘THE LAB’ thank you for all of the support guys word, thank you. Jennifer Liberation, you’s my gurl!!! Love you gurl!!! Thank you so much for making every trip to 1982 the best one yet! An to everyone I forgot, man, listen – I tried. Love you all!!!!
DJ Robzilla would like to thank:
I must of course first thank the other half of this duo without whom this album would not be possible – Saint Tellah. You have consistently motivated and inspired me to work beyond my comfort zone with my music. You also infuriate me with your hellishly rushed deadlines, but nonetheless it has been a good thing for my work ethic, hah! Peruvistan Longaray for making the possibility of living my dreams a tangible reality. Thank yous go out to Jamie Ault, for watching MXC with me and making my belly rip with laughter, the whole Xerographics crew for handlin' the pimpin' printin' and being generally cool peoples, Jude, Sam, Duane, Slade, Hawk, Wax Atom, DJ Luminous, DJ J-Storm, Scratchnerd, Sureshot, DJ SPS, Rubox, K-Murdock, Bill Bryson, Cameron Lilly, Le'Shaun, Sean Coates (one of the most talented cooks I know!), Matt, TC Hinson, Dillon, Paten Locke, Tough Junkie, Dialectable Beats, DJ Shotgun, Nick Palmer, Arsun Fist, and every other dope artist from Jacksonville holdin' it down for hip hop, James Phamm, Larry at the Laboratory, everyone who battles at Funky Dope Fridays every month, Valerie, Shay-J, Tommy, Anubis, Brian Stanton, Gunner (my car gets better mileage than ever thanks to you!)
released October 19, 2011
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