Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Featured Book: The Poet & The Painter by Eziikiill Grey & Izenhaera Gold

About the book:

This is a story of Mind meeting Body, of Pleasure witnessing Pain, and of Theory discovering Action, for what seems to be the first time. This is a story of Body meeting Mind, of Pain witnessing Pleasure, and of Action discovering Theory, for what seems to be the first time. This is a realization of unity through self-discovery. This simply is, now, and always.

About the author:

We’d like to acknowledge the endless amount of inspiration for writing our story, and thank the various individuals that motivate us to continue living it: Siddhartha “the Buddha” Gautama, Jesus “the Son of God” Christ, Socrates, Lao Tzu, Sun Tzu, Confucius, Rumi, Hafez, Mohandas Gandhi, Albert Einstein, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Alan Watts, Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Martin Luther King Jr., El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, Nelson Mandela, Van Jones, Napoleon Hill, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Eric Thomas, Chris Gardner, Muhammad Ali, “Iron Mike” Tyson, Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr., LeBron “King” James, Anderson “the Spider” Silva, Georges “Rush” St-Pierre, Cristiano Ronaldo, Nesta Robert “Bob” Marley, James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix, the god James Dewitt “J. Dilla” Yancey, Lamont “Big L” Coleman, Wu-Tang Clan (SUUUU!), Peter “Pete Rock” Phillips, Otis “Madlib” Jackson Jr., Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, Ahmir Khalib “?uestlove” Thompson, and the entire Roots Crew, Andre “Dr. Dre” Young, Marshall “Eminem” Mathers III, Alvin “Xzibit” Joiner, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson III, Jeffrey “Mr. Lif” Haynes, Dante “Mos Def/Yasiin Bey” Smith, Lauryn Hill, Talib Kweli Greene, and the rest of the Hip-Hop culture for prying our 3rd eyes open, Drake & The Weeknd (OVOXO), Weezy, Birdman, and the whole Young Money Establishment, Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, and every other black hippy in the world, Frank Ocean, Kurt Cobain, Adele Adkins, Layne Staley, Brandon Boyd and the humans from Incubus, Scott “Tycho/ISO50” Hansen, and forever in our hearts and always on our minds, the god Ezra Gil “Kobi” Gajardo.We’d also like to thank Craig Detweiler, Tom Shadyac, and Abrol Fairweather for being the only teachers in this education system that truly spoke to us, and last but by no means least, we’d like to recognize all of those who choose to strive on, untiringly, in their struggle to find inner peace. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for being… . . . . . . . . ~P&P

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