This record is dedicated to my boys, my new purpose, Ixaka Badí & Jomei Quddús, [and Oluyemi Hujját and Zamán Anis - new arrivals since the original release] and to beautiful Prudence, my life-love, my wife.
This record is dedicated to the Plains of Fascination–the memories, the growth, the good times & bad (seems like another world, an alternate dimension).
This record is dedicated to UNIT-e, what could have been, what should have been, what would have been, had we been UNIFIED.
This record is dedicated to humanity, my family and race I love you, I pray for you.
This record is dedicated to the elevation & preservation of Hip-Hop.Above all else I thank God for immeasurable blessings. Yá-Bahá’u'l-Abhá! Prudence for choosing me, for support & for unconditional love. Ixaka & Jomei – your purity & your laughter has helped me to discover that all my dreams have been realised! Reggie and Cindy Newkirk for life, lessons, love & support. Amoz Olinga for your honest, ultra-constructive criticism. Sitarih & Ruhi for love, faith & support. Shirley for love & acceptance (& many magnificent meals!) Vin & Ling, your artistic endeavours are inspirational. The Twardzik family for love and acceptance. Jack Lenz for undying, never-ending faith in my music, & me & for all your help and support through the years. All my beautiful brothers @ the Black Men’s Gathering. Plains of Fascination, UNIT-e, & all my other musical excursions, & everyone who supported them. Varqá for 15 years of friendship, & for co-authoring the original dream! Kevin “Troubadour / Shimoda Pye / Ros / Kevy-Kev” Bellemare, for friendship, & for your loyalty to the true spirit of UNIT-e, & for lending your voice and inspiration to this project. Nelly Furtado, for calling me “The original sample slayer,” and for gracing this record with your stunning voice. (I knew you would make it! I wish some of our songs would have, I know that you know how good they are!) Potion for rock solid emcee tactics & helping UNIT-e explode Planet Mars. Massimba, Dj S.O.S. for cuts and scratches, and many roofs brought down. PHATT al for your vocals on this record, for the dreams we shared, the work we did, the sleep we left @ Kinko’s preparing your VideoFact submissions -hast thou forsaken me? Louwop, where you at? A Man Called Warwick for being a good friend. Remember those late night conversations with Kevin on Spadina Ave? Mike, Andy, Joe & Mike: good friends, good neighbours. Anna “sweet-blood” Keenan, for a ton of photos, a ton of time, & for being a great friend. Gordo for the pix in the rubble of the Old World Order. The whole Tee-dot Oh. Justice LeEg. Planet Mars and all undaground spots keeping Hip-Hop alive. To everyone sacrificing in His service. Many thanks to everyone who has supported this project. May we all escape unscathed, & re-sensitised!
released March 21, 2002
Written, Arranged, Produced, Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Tallis 'Tallisman'Newkirk, Richard 'Varqa Axé" Lynch & Badí Varner