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Audio-Isms & Deja Grooves

by Wone

Philosofloetry-hip-hop induced poetic lamentations
Genre: Spoken Word: Poetry
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1. Afro-lude (Father Goose)
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2. Ghettosburg Address/Reparations Anthem (live)
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3. Breathing Room
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4. Isms-lude (Ode To Chill)
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5. Just It
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6. Deja-lude (The 'Dell Zone)
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7. 500 MC's (live)
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8. View-lude (Harp's Harmony)
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9. You're An Afrikan
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10. Caton's Storytelling (tribalude)
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11. Man Is A Marvel (live)
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12. Love/Hate (live)
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13. The Before
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14. Todd's Mood (interlude)
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15. The Revolution STILL Will Not Be Televised (live)
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16. Eternal Artbeat (Coltrane)
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17. Farnell's Groove
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18. WAR is RAW (live)
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19. Portland (outerlude)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Once in a blue moon an innovator arrives at the doorstep of change to alter the state of an industry. In his own stylized genre of expression that is "philosofloetry" (fa-loss-a-flo-a-tree), Wone extraordinarily drives a stake in the heart of the mediocre and commonplace implanting a new organ of origin that pumps immortal blood within the international hip-hop flow.

Audio-Isms is a debut unlike any other because more than half of these tracks are recorded live at Portland's Club Ohm during his feature spots in the spoken word event "The Luv Jonz". The instrumentation and Parliamentary omnipotence comes courtesy of five-piece "jam sessionists" The Reparations headed by Portland's hip-hop pioneer David Parks. Wone clearly is very conscious of showing his love to Reparations due to the energy generated from the live performance and this is indicative from the interludes which feature each band member which are probably where the Deja Grooves come from. But the Audio-Isms.......?

First, the Ghettosburg Address and Reparations Anthem begins with a message from "Abraham Lincoln Coupe DeVille" where Wone becomes "....lit by the darkness of doom/illuminated by the brightness that blooms in Blackness/Kemetic resurrection rejuvenated in invisible Black fists.....". The Reparations Anthem is a chronological account of the atrocious crimes and state laws passed to legalize slavery in 19th century America as he belts out an answer to the ongoing movement "Restitution! Compensation! Resolution! Reparations!" It brings to mind if Malcolm X was a rapper or if the Black Panther Party ever released a single, this would be it in terms of conscious content and his Samsonite strength of oratory ability.

Love/Hate is also an integral and timely piece that speak volumes for yesterday, today and tomorrow. A woman apparently tries to heckle Wone asking him not to "operate on Hate" telling him "it should be Love/Love" and he quickly replies, "...well we're gonna operate tonight on Hate because you're hating me right now while I'm trying to do this piece......" the audience laughs and Wone again kicks it up another level illustrating in words the powers of "two emotions in which we live and we die". Powerful.

An inside track to this CD are the live recordings, they were all performed once- no rehearsals, no do-overs, the sign of a true spoken word artist working on the fly with a live band and making this a classic collection for a first-timer.

There is "You're An Afrikan" which is a story including every nation in Africa "....told Keedah my Mama/meet me in Rwanda/'cause I'm in Ghana/with Miss Universe from Botswana...." (funny...... 1999 Miss Universe was from Botswana!) 500 MC's is a dedication to the hip-hop industry and with his cadence, delivery, wordplay, and knowledge of all the hip-hop pioneers mentioned, it should be recognized just as a single alone.

Wone has a penchant for making anthem type recordings because after a subject is tackled, we would all refer to Wone as the artist who met the challenge to deliver the message in full.

The Revolution STILL Will Not Be Televised is remarkable in respects to the legend Gil Scott-Heron's 1972 original and Wone size fits all touching on war, Jerry Springer, sports, political prisoners, natural disasters (psychological and physical) with the revelation at the end "the revolution STILL will be LIVE!!!"

How one man can place so much knowledge, respect, live instrumentation and psychotic bumpnosis on one compact disc is a marvel to behold (check out track 11 Man is a Marvel). What's even more marvelous is after 80 minutes in one continuous state of smooth, you won't hesitate to play back this 19 track mother lode. This is certainly a phenomenal freshman effort and I'm anxious to see how the universe responds to Audio-Isms & Deja Grooves.
-Jeremy Sheridan-Culture Council


Reviews


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tantra-zawadi

Simply Beautiful
I have enjoyed your work for many years and still catch a vibe listening to it now. This CD is edgy, tight, timely and pertinent. Keep 'em coming.

AK

This is the next generation of complex contemporary music beyond Hiphop.
Check-out this young brother, his music and message on this CD are setting the tone for a new generation of complex contemporary music and artists, while evoking some nostalgia for a few classic hits. This is going to be the next BIG one! Wone display a keen sense of history and its place in the present. The live band brings great texture and nuances to his version of Hiphop or more accurately "Philosofloetry."

Monica Trenzene

Your'e an African can help teach kids
Sometimes it's hard to get kids interested in history, but the Africa piece can teach them while they are grooving to the soulful music.

Ro Deezy/Rochell D. Hart

The (w)One You Don't Want To Sleep On
The long awaited, much anticipated CD from (w)one of the most lyrically gifted bruthas on the mic is finally here! Having shared the stage with Wone many times over a number years, I was well aware of his skill way before I put the CD in my deck. I knew Wone would bring the heat - socially, politically, sensually, consciously and seriously. The CD not only solidified Wone’s spot in the spoken-word hall-of-fame for underground celebrities, but it raised the bar for any other fellas who dare to step up to the mic in his shadow. Audio-Isms & Deja Grooves locked it and rocked it. This is indisputably one of the hottest (and coldest) collections on the market. This is definitely (w)one that you don’t want to sleep on. Lyrically Representin’. Rochell D. Hart – poetically known as Ro Deezy.

KEEDAH

My Sun is ethnogenetically mobilizing folks to the front line!!!
In a 1987 article of The Afrocentric Idea, Molefi Asante is quoted saying:
Among the traits of contemporary Afro americans said to be African retentions are an emphasis on the spoken rather than the written word. Incessant African rhythms that came to the vocabulary of music the concept of beat....
WONE'S mother says,
My Sun is ethnogenetically mobilizing folks to the front line, with the NATION TIME call.
Bringing it like a righteous griot, with courageous poetlicious, activistical, expressionostic, superior SOULFUL syllables, viscious vowels, and adVERSE adverbs.
No matter where you come from there will be something for you to see with yo' ears on this CD BABY!!!
Keedah the OG

Purplemind

Only question I have is when is your book coming out?
I was wondering what we hope to get from reading
a book or listening to a CD. We hope and pray to be taken away, lost in the story, the lyrics and the music.

Warning: When you pop this CD in, you are
in for quite a unique trip. Take care when driving, and the housework definitely won't get done.

The genius of this writer is not subtle. He grabs
you by the throat and takes you with him.
Even if you are not listening, I assure you, you
will be! You cannot just put it in and halfheartedly listen to it, for it demands your attention. There is beauty, knowledge and humor which is served. There is one level, where you possess the ability to write beautifully, and quite another level, when your words speak on what matters, on truth.

To speak on what is vital, what needs so very desperately
NOW to have a voice, is to have the mix, the mix of art and science. And Wone accomplishes this, effortlessly.

In his work, and his message, you are indulged in
a taste for your heart...
Breathing Room:
"your peach milkshake flavored birthday cake,
skinny dipping
and sweet sugar lake..."

" meet our maker every night
we'll die then resurrect back to life in full flight
remake history pull out the bible just to rewrite
Adam and Eve will place our names in genesis...
you want that?"

You're an Afrikan:
A feast for your mind...
Deeply profound, I think teenagers should
memorize the lyrics in this one, to
learn where they came from, so they might know
who they are, and where they
could be going!

Man Is A Marvel:

Hard to pick a favorite on this CD, but this
could be it!

Filling your very soul...

"a man may ascend to heaven and what is more he
may do so without leaving the earth
so vast in his expanse can his power encompass
by Adam's will human kind is compacted on both divinity and mortalityhe is more than merely mortal and greater than purely immortal
y'all ain't ready for that shit, y'all definitely
ain't ready for THAT shit but you getting it tonight!!!"

I also drifted away thinking as the world slowly
accepts poetry and the truth is put out there, this CD, needs to be nationally played on the radio
stations,for it will not be televised. haha

And I must thank WONE for his place on the
planet.
I received more than I was expecting, hoping for,
and DAMNNNNNNN, the purple
one is impressed. And, for those who know me,
know I rarely am.

Only question I have is when is your book coming
out?

Purplemind

Only question I have is when is your book coming
I was wondering what we hope to get from reading
a book or listening to a CD.
We hope and pray to be taken away, lost in the
story, the lyrics and the
music. Warning: When you pop this CD in, you are
in for quite a unique trip. Take
care when driving, and the housework definitely
won't get done.

The genius of this writer is not subtle. He grabs
you by the throat and takes
you with him.
Even if you are not listening, I assure you, you
will be! You cannot just
put it in and halfheartedly listen to it, for it
demands your attention. There
is beauty, knowledge and humor which is served.
There is one level, where you possess the ability
to write beautifully, and
quite another level, when your words speak on
what matters, on truth. To speak
on what is vital, what needs so very desperately
NOW to have a voice, is to
have the mix, the mix of art and science. And
Wone accomplishes this,
effortlessly.

In his work, and his message, you are indulged in
a taste for your heart...

Breathing Room:

"your peach milkshake flavored birthday cake,
skinny dipping
and sweet sugar lake..."

" meet our maker every night
we'll die then resurrect back to life in full
flight
remake history
pull out the bible just to rewrite
Adam and Eve will place our names in genesis...

you want that?"

You're an Afrikan:

A feast for your mind...

Deeply profound, I think teenagers should
memorize the lyrics in this one, to
learn where they came from, so they might know
who they are, and where they
could be going!

Man Is A Marvel:

Hard to pick a favorite on this CD, but this
could be it!

Filling your very soul...

"a man may ascend to heaven and what is more he
may do so without leaving the
earth
so vast in his expanse can his power encompass
by Adam's will
human kind is compacted on both divinity and
mortality
he is more than merely mortal and greater than
purely immortal
y'all ain't ready for that shit, y'all definitely
ain't ready for THAT shit
but you getting it tonight!!!"

I also drifted away thinking as the world slowly
accepts poetry and the truth
is put out there, this CD, needs to be nationally
played on the radio
stations,
for it will not be televised.
haha

And I must thank WONE for his place on the
planet.
I received more than I was expecting, hoping for,
and DAMNNNNNNN, the purple
one is impressed. And, for those who know me,
know I rarely am.

Only question I have is when is your book coming
out?

Wiley Tatum

Soulful Sounds
Yes this one here is tight. The music is nice and it's a soulful combination of joints going on.

Liza L. Ray

My, my, my!
My, my, my! Oooooh weeee! This man is something else!!! Universal flow for us. There is something for all ages and races and in all places.
There is no way to compare you to anyone else, we just have to enjoy you for who you are and what you bring to us.
Thanks for some real life lessons.

me

Audio-isms & Deja Grooves
it's been said that the Brother projects revolutionary movies through His pen. on this cd His reel to reel is real. Wone's a general on the frontlines. in a x when being a poet is as fashionable as dreadlocks, where pussy poets fucking good only on paper & phoolosophers expousing a whole lot about nothing regurgitate pseudo-revolutionary propoganda. one is suppose to hear the lightning and see the thunder. my Lord Wone stands alone the diamond amongst the coal. His lexicon vast and innovative, He weaves words into baskets that hold water. while many talk about rage against the machine, He acts steady paycheck be damned on 'Portland' He let's the powers that be know that "I refuse to short change the future. it's My Black ass that you'll see in your review." 'Ghettosburg Address/Reparations Anthem' is a rapid fire spit history lesson. it would be too easy to say that the Brother drops science. God is as the African pyramids pi 3.14 mathmatically correct. class is always in session. grab a notepad & pen & catch Him like a cold or the next bus to the Motherland. this cd is is as pertinent today as five years ago. Brother Wone Nation is both timely & timeless, The clockless Wone(der). His new ear & eye hustle is long overdue. yeah, fuck platinium, this Brother's uranium. bitches & motherfuckers better duck, Brother Wone Nation shouts hollow tips, rocket launchers & missiles from the soapbox in His soul.
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