This project has definitely been an affair of the heart. I am so proud to have worked with my beautiful mom, La Vonne Tyus, in creating and working the tunes out. I also want to thank my sister, Jeanean Evans and niece Salina Moore, for contributing their smooth, jazzy vocals to the tracks. It wasn't easy but we did it. I would be derelect in my duty and friendship not mention Chuck 'Suave' Hamilton's assist on arrangements for 'Unit 53' as well as 'Clowns and Balloons'. Mr. Sherarade Nichols, thank you for the hours that you've spent with me getting my work produced. Dave at In-Fidelity Recordings, man how do you do it! Thanks for hearing what I could not, and adding your masterful mixability to my projects. To the cover artist, my nephew Aleem Taplin, thank you for contributing your amazing talent to this album. A special ackowledgment to Tonja Bellard for your relentless love, respect, and commitment. You show me that you, a good woman, brings the best out of a man like me. Finally, to those of you who buy this album, download it, or listen online, thank you for supporting my work, and I hope it brings a tap to your feet & a groove to your spirit...Peace.