"Music Speaks Louder Than Words", the 6th Kasuf and the Mazz Muvement lp was conceived out of a pure feeling of wanting to release energy....to record how I felt, without anyone's opinion.
Â In my career thus far, I've been a bit disgusted with how the music industry has become flustered with "cheap music for cheap times".Â I've never been given a Kerwin Young moment in the press, and so to all of that non-sense; if you wanna know how I feel, what I think, etc.....listen to the music, because music speaks louder than words.Â I'm aware that there has been other album releases under the same title, but Kasuf and the Mazz Muvement has a 21st century spin on it, and it is a 21st century first. Â
"Khemetic Dynamite" was originally intended for a Public Enemy album.Â Professor Griff and I were organizing a Bomb Squad produced album, but it never happened.Â So, I ended up including it here.Â Khari Wynn added some extra guitar on the track, as well as other songs too.Â I'm thankful to brother Khari.......he the baddest guitarist around!!!!Â
MUSIC SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS
In a world where we are judged by our appearance and ownership of trinkets; by our membership to a particular church, temple, religion, order or organization; one's true self expression is suppressed. Your actions are no longer yours, but they are a reaction to how someone else has perceived you or wants to perceive you. In all actuality, the masses are not their selves.
Music is one of the only truths remaining. So, if you want to know me; my many dimensions, listen to the music. Don't bother yourself with wanting to dialog with me; because conversation is a waste if you are not sincere. Listen to the music and take it as it hits you. As far as I am concerned, music speaks louder than words. Music has no face; you can't play the race card with music. Music is pure; it's not a member of any particular "click" or religion. Music is neither poor nor wealthy; it is beyond social status ("class"). Music is neither male nor female....it is beyond gender (sex). Music is beyond the divisions of man. Instead, it is the great unifier; the great bridge.
For those of you who care to argue, argue to yourself. For when the music speaks, you will listen.
This album is a musical journey into the vast universe; the great expanse of triple blackness; creativity, energy,melanin. I care not of what you think. The song titles depict the energy of the music; how the universe channeled the music through me.
If the music makes you angry; be angry. If it makes you cry; cry. If it brings you joy and comfort; rejoice. If it makes you dance; dance. Don't allow any man, woman, or book to tell you how to respond or react to music. React naturally! React in truth; for music is truth.
One last thing, don't waste your time sitting idle; meditating all day......for non-action breeds non-action.
- King Kasuf
King Kasuf wants to thank: My ancestors who continuously raise us up, the haters (for giving me a reason to continue towards greatness), myself for being open enough to channel this great music, Curtis Cumbo, Chuck D, Professor Griff, Khari Wynn, SSM Studios, Earle Holder, Studday Man, Roy Haynes, Phil Cohran, Miles Davis, Sun Ra, John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Scholarwise, Richard "Lord of the Board" Simmons, Duke Ellington, Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, William Grant Still, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Donna Schifrin, Jerry Pointdexter, George Clinton, Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, Alonzo Alexander, Dr. Sharon J. Willis, and all of those people who've helped me when I asked of their assistance.