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trying to understand this darkness we in,
but this darkness i’ve been.
ain’t much different
but then again,

Pulled from Written’s Facebook page
Pulled from Written’s Facebook page

for brown folk,
the uptown folk who left downtown wanna move back now;
now the brown from outta town
who own the corna’ sto,
still keep the gates up for the brown next do’,
now the darker skin folk
frown a lil bit mo’
cuz the gates on the states done closed…

see this melting pot is
molten lava,
heated by this race problem,
and this president only understands commas,

we’re really fucked up and this is the beginning,
until we done marching,
im chillin’,

knot really.


Artist Bio:

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Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio Written Quincey has called Tulsa home for over a decade. He has been a fan and lover of Poetry for twenty years. He has performed in over 6 states and over 15 cities. In addition to collaborating on several musical projects, he has opened up for Raekwon of the Wu Tang Clan, Rakim, Earth Wind And Fire, Raheem Devaughn, Thundercat, and several other critically acclaimed artists. Written founded the Cypher120: Experience an open mic jam session which recently celebrated its 4 year anniversary. He is pivotal in the mainstream and underground artistic movement in the region. A father of an amazing son. Son to inspiring parents and brother to encouraging siblings. Currently he teaches poetry at Central High School for Fine and Performing Arts and is currently working on his first manuscript and debut album entitled “The Tardy Pass”.

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