Friday, April 20, 2007

Poetry: Thomas Bess Jr.

I wanted to leave you guys with a little poetry for the weekend. A couple of you have already seen this video, but I wanted to share it with the rest of the community. The artist is my younger brother Thomas. His music and life is based in Atlanta, GA. He is a spoken word artist, painter, brother, and friend. Thomas is featured on a few cd's in the business, but his latest solo effort is called Action Theory . This is Thomas' first solo cd and it is tight! The best has yet to come. For sentimental reasons, I'm still attached to his premiere cd as a member of the Atlanta based group, Jason Blackwell. the cd is titled, Urban Experimentalist. The featured video performance can not be heard on either cd, but it's definitely worth hearing. Keep in mind that some of the language may offend. Also, I did the camera work so forgive the bootleg quality of the video. *smile* Enjoy your weekend. Peace~


Fabrizio said...

Two Talented brothers!


Anonymous said...

I really am glad I never have to chose who is finer or more talented between you and your bro! Have a great weekend Stephen! We actually have spring here, (for now at least)sunshine and warm like 70's! So I am gonna be out enjoying it to the most I can!XOXO

BronzeBuckaroo said...

Big Brother has a lot to be proud of in little brother. Little brother has talent, real talent. You know he has my support. Oh, and your camera work was good to me.

black feline said...

what can i say? it must be in the genes! i wonder: do the entire family get together regularly to share their latest works? that must be awesome!

Professor Zero said...

Amazing, this post and the one before - what a talented family!!! I had the same thought as black feline: the awesomeness of the family getting together to share their latest works.

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful. Every time I come here I see something new and beautiful.

Makes me feel lonely seeing your brother on that stage. Not in a bad way, though.

It would be a long and tedious explanation, so I'll just leave it at that for now.

Have a good weekend, Mr. Bess.

Stephen A. Bess said...

Thank you! This is why you're here because that love for creativity brings you here. :)

Thank you sweetness. We'll give the finest to the younger man. He is in his prime. Wait...i'm in my prime too! :)Enjoy the weather. It's nice here too.

Yes, I am very proud. It shows, huh? :)Thanks!

We talk about and help out with the different projects. We just support each other as much as possible. Thanks!

Thank you professor. I have to give it up to my brother because he's a true talent.

Look at you!! Where have you been? It's good to see you. Thank you. I'll be interested to hear about your long explanation one day. *giggle* Enjoy your weekend!

Writing on Board said...


I've never heard spoken word done like this. It took me time to listen again and again. I felt that. Nice. It's like spoken word meets rock. Album title idea: ROCK THE WORD! Tell your bro. I likes. Nice.

Stephen A. Bess said...

Thanks. Yes, Thomas is a different kind of brother. :)I'll pass on the message. Peace~

get zapped said...

Now, this is powerful! Another passionate Bess family member. It's been a joy having you share your talented family with us. You are so lucky. Thank you and peace.

Anonymous said...

Maybe something's wrong with my connection, but the video wasn't playing very well on my end!! =(

NML/Natalie said...

I must say - I really enjoyed that. Your brother has a hell of a lot of passion in him!

Stephen A. Bess said...

Thank you. Yes, that man has a lot of passion. He's an inspiration to me.

I'm sorry. You can also click on "daily motion" and it will take you directly to the video.

Hello! I'm glad you enjoyed it. That's my little brother and I'm very proud of him.

neena maiya (guyana gyal) said...

Something's wrong with the sound on my computer! And I don't know how to fix it.

It must be great being able to share your creativity with your brother, Stephen. I have a 'soul sister', but she lives so far away, in Jamaica.

Tafari said...

I watched twice & still fucked up. He was spitting fire! 2 real progressive brothers!!!


Lyrically speaking said...

Wow, didn't know you had a brother in the poetry scene, that is so cool and i'm sure you're so proud of him. Thanks for sharing this with us...bootleg quality is still worth watching :)

Stephen A. Bess said...

Yes, it is great. We inspire and encourage each other in many ways. Thanks.

lol! Yes, that brother can spit. Thanks for checking him out.

Yes, he's been doing his thing since the late 90s down there in Atlanta. He's well know on the Atlanta underground scene. Over the past couple of years he has been making progress in the main stream as well. Thanks

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