Academic journal article The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online)

Black Herman's Last Asrah Levitation at Magic City, Atlanta 2010

Academic journal article The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online)

Black Herman's Last Asrah Levitation at Magic City, Atlanta 2010

Article excerpt

"This exclusive shit I don't share with the world." 50 Cent

I, Herman made medicinal - cocked up potions in ways my former's was hearsay.

turned palomas christened Zora on to formulas for husbands to roll over n mitzvah,

I, a black lad, proud Virginian, selling out Liberty Hall n pinched w/ stick pins in Woodlawn, do bequeath my next to last oratory:

my roots subverted the man

who dared interfered with your midsection

my cluster of tricks made the man seek out meaning

look at my magic stick

not my clavicles but my magic stick

ain't no lightness of hand

but of bounce player

constraints imposed by a corvid named Jim

could not interpret my remedies

he wasn't much of a MacGyver:

not one skill in therapeutic thaumaturgy.

prescribed cowlicks for the heartsick;

I mean, really...

but let me tell you something...

I am that brother who knows

how to arise n revolve

n my suspended distortion know when to arise n eviscerate

now you see me. now you don't nigga.

sing up the joy cruise shorty.

Mars is where the republic of new Afrika resides.

I am the other.

wanna ride?

in 1918, I told Quanah Parker,

"Jack, Jesus is Peyote! …

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