ShakespeareBlak | ...From Dust

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...From Dust

by ShakespeareBlak

This album combines a rich blend of spoken word and jazzy, unorthodox vocals with exciting musical compositions sure to stand out as a unique body of creativity.
Genre: Spoken Word: With Music
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1. Welcome (Intro)
ShakespeareBlak
3:07 album only
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2. Harmony
ShakespeareBlak
3:28 album only
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3. Tears
ShakespeareBlak
3:09 album only
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4. You Got Soul
ShakespeareBlak
4:07 album only
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5. Destiny
ShakespeareBlak
4:28 album only
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6. Sista Shine
ShakespeareBlak
3:05 album only
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7. She is featuring Sonia Marie
ShakespeareBlak featuring Sonya Marie
7:11 album only
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8. Guilt
ShakespeareBlak
1:18 album only
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9. The Best
ShakespeareBlak
3:41 album only
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10. Time to Love Me
ShakespeareBlak
3:19 album only
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11. Little Boy
ShakespeareBlak
1:22 album only
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12. Free
ShakespeareBlak
4:07 album only
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13. Your Recipe
ShakespeareBlak
1:53 album only
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14. Thank You
ShakespeareBlak
3:32 album only
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15. Just a Man
ShakespeareBlak
3:24 album only
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16. No Regrets
ShakespeareBlak
1:21 album only
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17. So Blue (musical outro)
Tyrone Marquis Smith
4:38 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
He is Spoken Word. He is Jazz. He is Soul Music. He is a bit of the old mixed with the new. He is ShakespeareBlak.
From his innocent years in the rural town of Montross, Virginia, to his present existence in Norfolk, Virginia, this young man has grown and is growing every day.
"From Dust" his forthcoming debut album, is about self-love, brotherly love, and intimate love. ShakespeareBlak explores joy, pain, and the simple things we often take for granted. By bringing life to words, ShakespeareBlak paints a picture of the world that reveals optimism for the future.
Feel the emotion! Be encouraged! Here to uplift, he is ShakespeareBlak!


Introducing ShakespeareBlak

The lights are dim. The room is a misty blue. Only one bright light points at one microphone on a very small stage. There's a breeze of relaxation in the air. The people are chilled and ready for whatever. This is a place where the mind is exercised, vocal chords are stretched, and anything is possible.
A young man, in his early twenties, steps to the microphone to share a piece of poetry by his favorite poet, Langston Hughes. This brother is different, rough by polished, unique but normal. As he spits poetry from the legend, the audience starts to focus in. After breathing life into this historic piece, he exits the stage leaving the crowd to wonder who he is, and what planet he came from.
This was Norfolk's first encounter with this creature. ShakespeareBlak is his name, and he is poetry, jazz, funk, and soul.
Years before hitting the Norfolk poetry scene, ShakespeareBlak, then known as Timothy Thurston, started reciting poetry and singing in his hometown of Montross, Virginia. He was raised in a loving family where gospel music reigned supreme.
He always enjoyed singing, but writing was Thurston's personal outlet for frustration and typical teenage confusion. At the time, Thurston didn't know how powerful words could be. He was oblivious to the fact that he could touch people with his words.
Later on in his high school career, a teacher over heard Thurston speaking and fell in love with his voice. She knew that he was meant to be in forensics or competitive public speaking competitions. It was at this time that Thurston was introduced to the work of Langston Hughes and other greats. Poetry competitions were tough, and he had to be polished in order to win, but winning wasn't everything.
Thurston identified with the struggle. He learned more about his culture and enjoyed expressing that. Not only did he enjoy reciting poetry, but he was good at it also. People responded positively. The flame was lit within his soul. Thurston knew he had to continue.
Today that flame continues to burn. After earning a degree from Old Dominion University, Thurston, now known as ShakespeareBlak, continues to share his gift. The difference is that he's sharing his own story with a blend of unorthodox vocals, raw spoken word, and a unique musical backdrop.
It's raw emotion carefully crafted with the purpose to encourage the hearts of the masses. There is no category. It is simply unique.
ShakespeareBlak's sound can be heard on his debut album off of TMS Records, "From Dust". "From Dust" is a humble, unique journey through the mind of a work in progress. It's musical, lyrical, bold, and best of all, honest.
In a world where there are plenty of artists with the same sound, ShakespeareBlak is just a bit different. He is a bit positive but real. He is raw emotion with a liquid style. It's a change from the radio reruns. It's time for something different, something like ShakespeareBlak.

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Brian

Awesome and on another level
This CD gives you insight on life and the artist is keeps it real. It is a mixture of spoken word as well as nice vocals. I am impressed with the CD and I recommend this CD to anyone wanting to know more about life, love, and spoken word. This is a must-have CD.
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Brian

Awesome and on another level
This CD gives you insight on life and the artist is keeps it real. It is a mixture of spoken word as well as nice vocals. I am impressed with the CD and I recommend this CD to anyone wanting to know more about life, love, and spoken word. This is a must-have CD.
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TMS-RECORD.COM


This album is one of my greatist achievment's as a producer. ShakespeareBlac is music, a quiet storm without negative rage. He has the most unique vocals that I have encountered, and he will grow and mature into his destiny. As a CEO, He is a fresh cup of intelligence, preseverence, and positive spiritual power. He has already surpassed a lot of his contemporaries recording projects, simply by being himself.
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Angel D Waddy

A perfect mix of spirituality, sensuality and blues!
Finally, a true inspirational getaway! ...From Dust is a vacation from the daily drama that encompasses our lives. ShakespeareBlak keeps it real and honest! Just when you need a smile or a bit of inspiration, he delivers. It's full of surprises and keeps you anticipating for more. This is a must-have for anyone that embraces positivity!
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Madison McKoy

Great Stuff!!!!
I just received my copy of "...From Dust"! I love it. It's very uplifting and inspiring... just what I needed today. :-) I can hardly wait to hear the new CD. When are you heading to Sydney, Australia to do you thang?! Great stuff. I wish you much success in your future endeavours!!!

Cheers

Madison McKoy (www.madisonmckoy.com)
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Chamber 7

What do you mean you don't have this CD yet?!?
You have got to get this one! It is something you play throughout the day. It is inspiring and uplifting. He uses his work to get across a message. It is a message of self love and consideration for others. A message so many need to heed. If you haven't heard it, you need to and when you are done with this one, you need to cope the second one to! Act like ya kno'!
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Thomas Herman

if u like Jill Scott or Meshell
This CD is a MUST HAVE... funky, jazzy, great voice, and the spoken word is unreal! No one mother *^*#&@ should be this talented! If you only buy one CD this year, make this one it! Social but not preachy, touching and real but not overdone... BUY IT! His work takes you on a journey you'll want to take over and over again!
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