Judgements & Misconceptions (2000)
*Originally written on a Hyatt Regency letterhead, this poem was turned into a spoken word house music track and released on Fluential Records (UK) in 2002, with music produced by Wilson and Steven Mestre.
It was about 6:15 in the morning I’m drunk and I’m high and I’m in Chicago now, I had just stumbled out of some club, somewhere I can’t even remember, and um I walked to the corner to hail a cab and after five empty cabs just passed me by one finally stopped he was this white, mid-Western working class kinda guy, you know the type. So anyway, I jumped in and said Hyatt Regency please and he looked at me like I was crazy and said Where downtown? and I said Yeah Now, the whole way down to the Hyatt, he kept looking at me through the rearview mirror with this real suspicious stare, I ain’t pay him no mind though cause a brotha like me was just interested in the beautiful Chicago skyline the way it looked from Lakeshore Drive all sparkly and clean in the sunrise As we pulled up to the luxurious hotel and I paid my fare the cabby turned around with a curious grin and asked me Where you going? To work? and I looked back at him and I said Work? Brotha. I’m going to sleep. and I grabbed my bag of records and went up to bed.
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