What a man speaks, he becomes; what a man says, he gives life. Fade from Soul Plantation gives us Obadiah, a retrospective tribute to The Story Teller. This spoken word piece transitions biblical prophecy to a hip hop expression of the influence of one man words on a life searching for purpose. Through a prophetic discussion, Obadiah reveals wisdom, clarity to ones place, purpose and future. Fade describes such an encounter; his poetic flow delivers a perspective on a changing life.
Fade says…“I egotistically replied you’re smart and started to depart from the situation, because this had never happened before. A businessman talking to the common like Jehovah Witness knocking at the door!”
These are not merely words, Fade merges music, and visual stimulation with compelling oration; images of his life – dark and rapidly moving in some places, bright and still in other places. Obadiah, the biblical man of great character, scholar, and leadership, is the story teller. Fade, a gifted young poet is the translator, seeking expression and understanding; his words “I thank God for that.”
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