Ipod turned up loud passing on seems to do that to an artist you’ve admired for so long
the music loud and fierce never saw you live but from what ive heard that concert was one
not to miss the TV performances are what I gauge my fascination on that’s right he’s gone.
The Beautiful Ones-Brilliant
I wanna be your Lover -Magnificent
Diamonds and Pearls- Ultimate Love Song
Sexy MF -Manifesto
Growing up lighter skinned black it felt like you were our compass on how we shouldn’t
act. You were deemed soft so we all were soft, you dressed in a way that was all your own
There you were unapologetically light, permed, sometimes made up one time ass all out
I was young I didn’t know or care what that was all about. In the later years your artistry
never waned you taught us light-skinned men that we can be beautiful, hair layed,
eyebrows done and still have a shit ton of fun. It wasn’t about sexuality so much it was
freedom of expression. Fuck the box. Create your own lane. There will never be another.
I believe in my heart of hearts this is what you’d want. No facsimiles.
Create our own space. Be your own individual. Shock the world. Live on your own terms.
You will never leave because music never dies. R.I.P
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