Rested by Mon-tag


 A compilation of verses recorded mostly at random in the wee hours. I sometimes wake up peruse maybe Soundcloud and a beat strikes me. I free write and record with no regard for whether or not the listener will like what I'm saying or how I deliver it. It's my journal. Journals aren't written to impress others. Subconscious and conscious meet. My thoughts of the week emerge and traces of conversations I've recently had  join the now growing collage of ideas, dreams and what have you. I offer this piece as an introduction or perhaps a reintroduction to me and the sonics that flow through me as I figure out the future of my auditory output.

It's unkempt because this is raw stuff. Of course it's audible and will not destroy your speakers or rattle your ears buds in an unsettling way. There are no high fidelity mixes in giant studio. It's unkempt with much character and the content is just the same. I even cuss on a track or two.

I'll be using the funds from this release for future official releases as well as putting $'s towards #theconsciousness my movement to continue to support artists through the channels of FreeHiphopNow, OkaySoSTFU, BondfireRadio Conscious Bootleggers as well as PayUsNoMind. ( You can also just contribute to #theconsciousness here if you're not interested in this release but would like to help this movement along. be sure to specify in your note where you'd like funds to go.)

I've set the price at $3.00 but feel free to contribute more if you feel to do so.

P.S. All lyrics will be provided accompanied by a unique piece of visual art. Depending on interest I may make some of the art available for purchase as prints as well as the audio on cd or perhaps cassette. we'll get to that point when we have reached that point.

I'll be adding some bonus items with this digital release leading up to October 1st at 12PM when this becomes available.



I have some news shirts!


"I Am Not A Threat" #iamnotathreat

It is my challenge to navigate this perceived reality as a ‘black’ man daily, for it is assumed I am a threat to ‘all’ of the people who I encounter. For me it isn’t simply a maze of avoiding confrontation with law enforcement and would be Zimmermans. That’s what all the conversations are typically about. A gloomy, hate and fearful cloud of rape culture ideology hangs above my head as well. But I am not a predator. I realize that on every space on this planet though that I would not be prejudged and perceived as a threat. Thing is, I live in America. I live in New York the city that never sleeps. I overstand it. I am not upset. But I am not the average ‘black’ man who as well is not a threat. I sympathize with him. There’s a pain that lives inside of many ‘black’ men. I’m fortunate to not suffer from this pain but recognize that it does exist. The matter at hand is that far too many people who are not ‘black’ men fail to acknowledge that possibility that what I described even exists.

I appreciate all the ladies that I encounter each day who speak to ‘me’ first (and I’m talkin when I’m fully bearded out, not shaped up and ready for a wedding.) Treat me nicely, proving that not all women walk around afraid of men. ‘Black’ men. I am grateful for that. It aides my challenge. Makes me smile.

- eklektic




Star Power JACK produced by @Dj_MentPlus

she said get with the rc program, the rc pro am?
i program games and play dem for a livin
tab and make-shift, making gifs for the children
what you mean by that?
i set the scene, so they may gleam like that
like so... type holes in your tissue paper faker..
sweet tooth, music lover draker
i ain't mad at Canadians
how old are you? Old enough to remember the palladium
old enough to remember the old Yankee stadium
the original, snap backs, throwbacks
rhinestones, on starter caps...
We got tapes niggah,
and repair kits...
now hear this we was skatin
before kick push in case you didn't know
my stream of conscious, endless
when breath leaves me i will continue to flow
i will continue to throw rope
let yah hang from it
watch the stock plummet
turn tables over like Yeezus
at your next summit
don't invite me late
this ain't no Hollywood great debate
Denzel ain't gonna play me in a bio pic
bio hazard, the i's have it
but can they manage...
time's UP! time to vanish

I created a digital tipjar. #tipme

I don’t have a grand speech or pitch to try and get people to contribute to what I now call #theconsciousness. I’m well aware of my affect on others by the art I create and content I share every single day. I’ve been doing it for well over a decade. Some people buy stuff some don’t. Some SHARE it in a major way via write-ups, interviews and invitations to speak on radio shows. I appreciate it all. We’re in an era of free and people are use to getting everything without paying for it. I get it. I’m not complaining. With that all said it is important to say creating and distributing creative works that people have grown to expect to be free cost something. In most cases if you spent money to give everything away all the time you be considered a fool.

Besides sharing my art I share the art of others. I create portals for exposure. I empower artists and entrepreneurs and create avenues for income for them too. It’s not free to do these things. When you contribute to my tipjar I’m literally sharing my tips with hundreds of others. I have no major campaign with bells and whistles. I do need assistance.

If you love my art or you want to help me continue to build the label Eklektic Gardens so I can officially release material on a serious level. Put something in my tip jar. If you’ve downloaded and enjoyed song after song of mine, and were motivated by my Youtube channels. Tip me. If you’ve benefited from things you’ve read on Tip me. My tip jar is to pay for sites like to stay up. Domains aren’t free and neither is the web space they are hosted on. Do you listen to BondfireRadio? Well it costs money to run a radio station. All the music we play pays the artists who’s tunes we spin.

If you really want to contribute, you know what to do after you read this.



Konnichiwa (K)ninja - Don't Trip Prod by CooleHigh

We timewarp like CooleHigh pro-sprt
Carl Lewis shoe trick, my dough short
term memory, mother nature into me
father time wanna block the phallus
Flavor Flav stopwatch block my palace
comin 80/20 served unbalanced
walkin wit a grill plate, facially challenged
femmes with issues
they say the goods damaged
i say the hoods damaged my lawn with burning crosses
Will I am Cooper, behold pale horses
divorce this dated sales model
I kicked in braille to this blind spokes-model
late night pokes hostile,
Magnolia poses,
falling down, after my war with the roses
the video's viral
i know some crackheads that'll kill you with kindness
open up doors for you, or wash your car
for a little pocket change, middle of the day
so they can see stars

Verse 2
he writing tickets with the pencil lead missin,
talkin bout man listen, I know it’s all fiction
I’m trynah fit in, pod like the next guy
next die rolled, poker face sweet
you crashin folding chairs
ideology blown out hair, highlights there
And I wish I had the glow, like Leroy there
deploy flares, because its dark after accidents
pack it in a baggie, national endowment saggy
dress tacky, depressed by adult acne
end result gottah be assault
A Acme mallet across head
the Ansars bowed heads like Malachi was dead
before they got the jump on’em
drop that pork, york shouldah fled
now he just another thoroughbred shitting In the glue factory
bed bugs drugs, rhinestone studs,
building with the killers in an irish pub

Konnichiwa (K​)​ninja
I was going to Japan for a mini tour of sorts in 2010 and didn't have any product. It's pretty insane to travel abroad as a performing artist with no physical merch, especially if you're already making an investment to do the traveling independent of a label situation or tour booking agency.

I fashioned Konnichiwa (K​)​ninja together be fore I exited Amerika for the very first time in my life. I boarded a flight post 9-11 with bricks of cd's in every single one of my bags, I even had my travel companion carrying a few as well.

With art by now friend, Josh Fischer of Maine, depicting the many faces of me. Konnichiwa (K​)​ninja was and still is well received. This record is a compilation of pieces, some complete, some not. Thoughts and ideas from almost a decade of recording and performing. Definitely not a complete representation of the 'inner workings' of my mind, but definitely one photo album of snap shots. The first book in a vast library.

I offer up this digital package. I'm sharing a part of me. Let my experiences be yours and in the time you spend ingesting and digesting this material my hope is that you will be inspired in some way by its words and sounds.

There is no asking price, nor minimum suggested one. I know the value of my work. Simply put, it is priceless. I leave that up to you though, to contemplate what this energy exchange is worth to you in the present moment.  Most important thing to me is that you be moved by this creation. Enjoy!


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