A Few Reasons Why REVOLUSEAN is revolutionary... 1) No profanity...whatsoever (may be an all-time first in hiphop) 2) No misogyny...it actually celebrates women 3) In addition to topics like love, community, empowerment, social change, God, & integrity, it eloquently deals with topics like incest/rape that are considered taboo 4) Produced by an indie artist with his self-owned indie label but features multi-platinum and grammy award winning producers along side up and coming producers 5) It is a catalyst and battlecry for change socially, musically, politically, intellectually and spiritually. 6) Period composition with a message (to my knowledge, it may be first of it's kind in that respect as well as it much of it was inspired in response to the George W. Bush years) A QUICK WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR... They told me that you were too stupid to appreciate my lyrics. I didn't believe them. They said you would only buy music that celebrated violence, illicit sex and drugs. I didn't believe them. They said that people that think as I do are in the minority. I didn't believe them. Show that you believe as I do. Purchase and support REVOLUSEAN and BE the change you want to see in music, in society and the world at large. Your Comrade In Arms, -SB A FEW WORDS FROM PEOPLE THAT ARE FAMILIAR W/ MY MUSIC... 'SB is one of those rare artists who creatively paves a new road while still honoring the past hiphop heroes His music comes from a true place and reminds us of that feeling a lot of us got from our first love, hiphop.' Eric Roberson-singer/songwriter/producer (Musiq, Jill Scott, Floetry, Dwele) 'SB represents a breath of fresh air in hip hop music...his message is positive and reminds me of Common & Talb Kweli. You are a great talent, follow your heart & soul and success will follow.' B.A.M.-Assistant Program Director of WPWX-POWER 92 Chicago 'SB is the whole package, great performer, with a sparkling personality and a stage presence that commands your undivided attention. You can't get a package better than this. He needs to be on YOUR stage.' Michelle McGhee-Student Activities Board/NACA, Bradley University 'SB so effortlessly resurrects Hip-Hop with genuine soul and a reflective spirit that manages to demonstrate divine inspiration and reign. He is the past, present and future of Hip-Hop. SB is Hip-Hop's truth...' La'Keisha Gray-Sewell- Producer/Editor WVON Talk Radio Freelance Journalist/Write1 Communications 'As a veteran Chicago DJ, I find that SB's commanding stage presence, coupled with his thought provoking lyrics means that his performances are never sub par and the audience always takes sometihng away with them. SB easily fits into the company of hip-hop lyrical giants of the Lyricist Lounge, Mos Def, Talib Kweli and Chicago's own, Common.' DJ Shaun T- Founder of Soul Selectors & Full Impact DJ pools FULL ALBUM CREDITS: 1) INTRO TO REVOLUSEAN: Feat. Richard Roundtree (Shaft), Chairman Fred Hampton Sr., Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Produced by The Mighty Productionix 2) I SPIT 4 U: Produced by Harvey Allbangaz for J.A.W. Entertainment Written by Sean Butler for Soul-U-Feel Muzik (ASCAP) Lead Vocals by SB 3) REVOLUSEAN: Produced by Tye Hill for Burger Music Written by Sean Butler for Soul-U-Feel Muzik (ASCAP) Lead vocals by SB Background vocals by Tye Hill 4) I KNOW SEAN: Produced by The Mighty Productionix Written by Sean Butler for Soul-U-Feel Muzik (ASCAP), Tye Hill Lead Vocals by SB Background vocals by Tye Hill 5) HOUSE SPEAKERS: Produced by The Mighty Productionix Written by Sean Butler for Soul-U-Feel Muzik (ASCAP), Tye Hill Lead vocals by SB 6) MADE 4 LOVE: Produced by The Mighty Productionix Written by Sean Butler for Soul-U-Feel Muzik (ASCAP) Lead vocals by SB 7) TRAVELIN': Produced by DJ IC Dre for Tablefunk Muzik (ASCAP) Written by Sean Butler Lead Vocals by SB 8) U GOT ME SINGING: Produced by Hula & Dejion for Clubhouse Ent Written by Sean Butler, Jerome Thornton III Lead Vocals by SB, JV 9) LIVING LIFE (LOVING IT): Produced by The Soul People, Kafele Recorded and Arranged by Just Nick Written by Sean Butler for Soul-U-Feel Muzik (ASCAP) Lead Vocals by SB 10) THE WORLD: Produced by Vudu for Vudu Spellz Entertainment Written by Sean Butler Lead Vocals by SB 11) ANGELZ: Produced by Wax Poetic Arranged by Harvey Allbangaz Written by Sean Butler for Soul-U-Feel Muzik (ASCAP), Norah Jones Lead vocals by SB, Norah Jones 12) I'M LOOKING 4 A CLAIRE HUXTABLE: Produced by The Mighty Productionix Written by Sean Butler for Soul-U-Feel Muzik (ASCAP) Lead vocals by SB 13) ELEVATE: Produced by Hula & Dejion for Clubhouse Ent. Written by Sean Butler for Soul-U-Feel Muzik (ASCAP) Lead vocals by SB 14) NO CHILDREN HERE: Produced by NO ID Written by Sean Butler for Soul-U-Feel Muzik (ASCAP) Lead vocals by SB Background vocals by Kamilah Nelson & Jacari Nelson 15) GET FREE: Produced by NO ID Written by Sean Butler for Soul-U-Feel Muzik (ASCAP) Lead vocals by SB, Uneq'ka 16) FIGHTING 4 THE FUTURE: Produced by Azza Written by Sean Butler for Soul-U-Feel Muzik (ASCAP) Lead vocals by SB, Yaya First and foremost, I would like to thank the Lord God, who in spite of all my faults and sins has given me the honor and privilege of serving Him and His people. Many are called but the chosen are few...thank you Lord for the gifts and the journey you have bestowed upon me. I am eternally humbled and grateful. May all that I do bring glory to you, Lord. Mom: Were it not for your love and the grace of God Almighty, I wouldn't even be here (on earth). It was you who told me long ago that I could do and be anything that I conceived. I believed you then and I believe you now. More than anyone on earth, it is because of you that I have been able to dream dreams impossible and manifest them into reality. Because of you the word 'can't' is a four letter word to me and thus not in my vocabulary. :) Thank you for loving me so much that you fed me with the best food this life has to offer, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Thank you for striving to make every day (especially holidays) an experience of wonder and delight. Thank you for encouraging me and nurturing me as an artist, a son, and a friend. You have always been the best friend I've ever had on this earth and ever will. You have been my number one supporter and number one fan in all things. If I can one day find a woman half as good as you for a wife I will count myself the luckiest man on earth. I'm in awe at your ability to create heaven on earth in your actions and deeds. I love you with everything that I am, Mom, and pray that I can somehow give back to you everything that you have given me exponentially. You sacrificed all that you are and have ever possessed to raise us to be exceptional men and I pray that God willing I will be blessed with the power and resources to make all of your dreams come true as you have mine. Father: Thank you for being the leader, servant, teacher, father and friend that you have been not only to me but to so many others in need. You taught me that in order to be great, one must serve, not through your words but through your daily example. You taught me that greatness is not in one's riches, nor his possessions but one's actions. Thank you for instilling within me a burning pride and love for our people. You helped forge me like steel (thanks for the books on Timbuktu, Mali, Nubia, Egypt, Sundiata, etc.,) into a warrior committed, obligated & dedicated to the freedom of our people from oppression here in the states and worldwide...by any means necessary. It has also made me dedicated to fighting oppression in all it's heinous forms, for as our brother, Martin Luther King, Jr. said, 'Oppression anywhere is oppression everywhere'. The fight for the rights of those who are discriminated against and abused because of their skin color, social & economic caste, gender, sexual orientation, or any other reason has made me a better man and human being. I love you & am ever grateful for your shining example of what it means to be a man. Salim & Akwetee (bka 'Kwe'): Thank you for being the fearless and welcoming individuals that you have always been. I have learned so much from you about what it means to be a leader and a good friend through your example. You have enriched my life in so many ways that I couldn't begin to imagine life as an only child without you. To do so would be to imagine a world devoid of color and sound. Growing up with you as brothers was an experience full of fun, laughter, excitement and adventure, and my first lesson in the blessing of camaraderie. Thank you for always being there to help whenever I was in dire need or when I simply needed support. Seeing one or both of your faces in the crowd (or on stage) has always given me an extra lift that words cannot describe. Remember when we used to pretend to be like the Jackson 5, rocking stages together? Well God willing, I believe that day has come. Thank you most 4 telling me, pushing me and believing me to be the greatest emcee of all time. I cherish your brotherhood, love and friendship and strive to continually make you proud of your big bro. Know that I would lay down my life for each of you in any situation...I LOVE YOU MAN!!! (tears trickle down face...LOL!) Thank you so much for teaching me about fatherhood through your example and for giving me the most wonderful nephews and nieces a man could ever have! Sana'a Assiya ('Aminah'): You are literally the best birthday present that I have ever received! I thank the Lord with everything that I have for the gift of you which is one of the many reasons why the Lord told me to name you Sana'a ('The Lord Is Praised'). Sana'a also means 'fortified city' as the Ethiopians named her. It is the beautiful capitol city of Yemen, rumored to have been founded by Shem, one of the three sons of Noah. You are truly a fortified city for before you were even born the enemy attempted to destroy you. You're name also means 'work of art, beauty' and that you are! I live to see to it that you accomplish all that the Lord has sent you here to do! You have already made me a better man and given me a better perspective on how precious this gift we call life is. I've been in love with the mere idea of you long before you were born but the reality of all that you are is so much more than I could have ever imagined, Sana'a! Daddy loves you always and forever...you are my heart! Grandpa Frank: Thank you for your legacy of music! Your love, appreciation, and talent for music runs in my veins. Your dream is realized through me. I'm glad that I was able to know you and I love you! Until we meet again... Grandma Jessica: Thank you for your gift of music! You could have taken the record deal they offered and changed the course of history but chose to raise a beautiful family instead. Thank you for your love, I feel it through my mother...you live through her...and me. I know you watch over me always and I look forward to getting to know you personally when my time here is done. I look forward to sitting down to one of those meals you and your mother used to cook...until we meet again... Grandpa Julian: We never met as those murderers took you long before I was born. But your memory lives on in the stories recounted through my mother and through me. I pray that I make you proud always and I look forward to talking with you on the other side when my time on earth is up. Until then... Grandma Gertrude: You were a poet and so much more, Grandma. I dare say that some of that flowed down to your grandson. May the words that I speak and write honor you and make you eternally proud. We never met but I know that we are always connected. Until we meet on the other side... Grandma Chris: Thank you for being there for me in SO many ways! Thank you for always providing a home and refuge for me when the home I grew up in was no more...meant so much to me and my brothers. Thank you for always making sure the twins and I had a place for holidays where we could be comfortable and be ourselves. Thank you for your wisdom and the countless life lessons that you taught me. You are a wealth of information, love and insight and you have made me a better person by sharing your multitude of gifts with me. Thank you for TOLERATING the twins and me during our MANY fights in YOUR home! Thank you for being such a wonderful soundboard, a source of inspiration and encouragement. But thank you most for being, Grandma! I love you 4 that most of all! Uncle Brent: You are a man extraordinarily tall in stature and heart! Thank you for always being the uncle that would debate with my father to get me off punishment! Man, you came to my much needed rescue every time, Unc...lol! Thanks for schooling me on so many life lessons and street sense! Thanks for ALWAYS supporting me in everything I ever did and especially the music by attending so many shows over the years! Thanks for the Cali experience and making sure that wherever I travel I always experience everything from the hills to the hood. I take that with me in all my travels...love you Unc! Uncle Frank: Thanks for always having your nephew's back! Thanks for always letting me know that no matter how bad things may get in any life situation, you always have my back! Thanks for making it to so many shows and for always breaking down the essence of a situation from the perspective of the streets! Thanks for always being willing to use your resources to connect me and protect me...it has always meant a lot to know that if I ever needed to go to war, I'd have you and the streets behind me! But thank you most for being my Uncle Frank, there's no one else like you Unc! Uncle Ronnie: Thanks for always stressing the importance of family and letting us know how special our family is. Thank you for showing us how important it is for us to carry on family traditions and for instilling so much pride in us as members of the Butler clan. Thanks for allowing my cousin, Quinn, to be such a key component in our lives as children. Thank you also for the stories of overseas...they've helped to inspire me to traverse the entire globe! Aunt Rochelle: When it seemed that EVERYONE was against me you were there for me and asked me if I was alright. I can NEVER thank you enough for that moment at the courthouse. Thank you also for being there for me when I LOST A LARGE sum that I NEEDED. God willing I will be able to repay those acts of kindness in dividends! And yes, I am completing the illustrations of your book and they are AMAZING! I've learned that everything happens in God's timing and I believe that with my star rising those illustrations will turn into millions of books sold. Thank you also for being the guardian and storekeeper of so much of our family history! It is SO important to me and I plan to take up your mantle in this so that the legacy of our wonderful family lives forever. Love you Auntie! Aunt Kathy & Uncle Gill: THANK YOU for helping me to make my first demo tape. You knew nothing about the music business but you believed in me enough to not only help me make my first demo a PROFESSIONAL one but also to make my first show a PAYING one!!!! Thank you SO much for investing your time, energy and money into lil' ole me. There are legions of people worldwide that now thank you as well. :) Auntie, thank you for always supporting me since day...love you so much 4 that! And thank you for the gift of my cousin, Brad, growing up with him gave us so many great stories that we cherish to thisday! Aunt Gina & Uncle Phil: Thank you for being there when I was kicked out of the house in high school! You helped to smooth that situation over as well as it could have been. :) Thanks for always being there to encourage me and support me in all my endeavors, your support in all situations has given me strength in some of my toughest times. Thanks for all of my wonderful cousins, we have more than enough for any pickup basketball, baseball or football game! Uncle Kevin: Thanks for not letting us win easy at any of the basketball games @ family picnics AND 4 all the trash talking! :) It made us better men! Thanks for all the debates on religion...it served to strengthen my faith. We are due for a BIG conversation on Christianity so don't worry, I'm coming with my weapons loaded...lol! Only Christ could have taken me this far! Thanks to you and Aunt Anita for giving us such wonderful cousins in Kevin, Mandell & Joash! Uncle Keith: Thanks for always being genuinely interested in what's going on in my life...including the music career! Thanks for always being supportive and thank you and Aunt Phyllis for being there for us. You and Uncle Kevin's voices helped to inspire me to pursue this music journey with reckless abandonment so my success is yours as well! Thank you also for my cousins, Keith & Kevin! Uncle Milton: Thank you Uncle for always reminding me of how important it is to praise and thank our Lord Jesus Christ! Your example is a shining one and one I will always take with me. Uncle Kenny: Thanks for allowing us to come spend a summer down in Florida, Unc! One of the greatest experiences of my life! I understand why you moved there...lol! Sorry that you were taken from us so soon. Rest in peace, and I look forward to seeing you at the family reunion at the end of days! Aunt Melba: Thank you Auntie for allowing us to be kids that whole summer when we were guests! Thank you for all the wonderful meals and for letting us truly enjoy all that Florida had to offer while we were there! Thank you and Uncle Kenny for the gift of my cousin, Carlos! Look forward to seeing you again soon! Uncle Vince: Thank you Unc for showing me through your example how much a man's deeds and dedication leave lasting impressions on all that he encounters! Thank you for still being a kind man even in the face of persecution...that example is with me as well! I look 4ward to seeing talking with you on the other side as well! Aunt Peggy: Thank you for always welcoming the twins and me into your home. I hope we were always good houseguests! :) Quinn 'Prince Seyoum': Man you know we been down since the cradle, literally! LOL! I have pictures of you and me when we were still babies! Thank you for being there then and thank you for encouraging me early on in this rhyme odyssey! Never give up on the music...that tape Carl gave me of you rhyming inspired me cuz! But more than that, YOU inspire me! Thank you for your gift of knowledge and friendship. I am proud of you and all of my cousins! James 'Jay-Jay' Nelson: Man, I remember me, you and Quinn scratching on your turntables WAY back in the day...lol! Your early recordings inspired me to, cuz! And yes, the guitar playing as well! :) Thanks for your gift of comedy...you and Quinn always kept the jokes flowing...made growing up with you cats the best! Adrienne 'Peaches: One of my two female cousins, you are special indeed! Thank you for being such a presence in my life and for never being afraid to be you! Let's schedule some sessions to work on my Spanish, cuz...lol! I need to get fluent like you! Seriously! Brad Walker: Brad, you know you are truly one of a kind! Supplied us with SO much comedy growing up!!! Big personality with a big heart! How'd we get so many emcees in our family...actually, I already know the answer...the family talent shows...lol! I look forward to us sharing the world stage together, you are truly talented and I've been inspired by you and your music, cuz! I need to cop this one song from you (the jazzy joint...was in your graduation collage), one of my favorites! Holla at your cuz! :) Brandon Watson: Thanks for putting up with the twins and I and all of our practical jokes! I know we could be merciless (especially the twins...lol!) but I think it all contributed to making you the great individual that you are! Man, you and Brad have supplied me and the twins with SO many great stories that we laugh about to this day! Thanks for sharing your life with us, cuz! Kevin: Cuz, thanks for putting me up on screw, UGK, and so much southern music WAY before the mainstream accepted it! Never imagined it would get as big as it got but thank you for introducing me to it WAY back in the day! Never made it to Houston as much as I wanted to but know that I got mad love for all my country cousins...lol! Looking forward to my first show in Houston and my music getting screwed down there! Mandell: Man, cuz! Thanks for being there whenever I needed a place to crash in NY and for all the talks about this entertainment industry..and life! You understand more than anyone in the family the pursuit of this as you've been pursuing it too on the acting side! You are a talented actor destined for greatness and I have been inspired by every single role and accolade you've received. I truly feel that your success is mine and vice verse! Here's to the day we walk the red carpet...with Grammy's and Oscar's in hand...it's coming soon! Joash: Man they said you're like 6'6' now cuz! Congrats on the married life! Can't wait to see all of you guys when I get to visit Texas...been a LONG time! Please let all the southern girls know that 'I'm Looking 4 A Claire Huxtable'..I hear that if you're looking for a wife you need to look in the south! LOL! Man, I'm definitely looking forward to experiencing some southern hospitality. If everybody down south is as manner able and likeable as you, Kevin and Mandell, I may have to relocate 4 real! Nicole 'cousin Nikki': Thank you for always giving a good example! I've been blessed to have nothing but remarkable women in my family...no wonder so much of my music is about women! LOL! Let's get some Chinese food and catch up soon! Funny what you remember, but I always remembered you wanting Chinese food when you spent the night at our house! Thanks for inviting Bushwick to join us that day...you have NO idea how much you contributed to all of this just by doing that! Carl 'Carlito': What up, Big Carlito! Bruh, I've been so inspired by your talent and hustle! Thanks for sharing your knowledge, experience and resources. I remember you having us backstage with Destiny's Child...right before they blew up! Dead Prez was on that same show, BEFORE, their debut album, 'Get Free'! You've shown me firsthand what it takes to be a mogul. Let's show the world how the Butler clan moves! Kenny: Kenny, I remember looking up to your talent since forever. You on the drums and Carlito on the keys was always something special at the family shows! Can't wait for us to get the fam on a gig together...that's going to be crazy!!! Looking forward to the world seeing the talent right in my own family! To the entire Butler clan (far too numerous to name individually...lol!): Thank you for showing up as a unit at shows! When you guys show up it's a sold out show just because of the sheer numbers...lol! Your support and presence has meant the world to me! Thanks you for being the best family in the world and for giving me the optimal training ground to perfect my craft...those talent shows and requirements to perform at EVERY holiday event have paid off big time! But thank you most for your love...I am proud to be a Butler and thank God that I was born into such an AMAZING family! I would thank each and every one of you individually but there are WAY too many of you for the space allotted in this insert! Know that I love and recognize ALL of your contributions to my life! To the entire Maignan family: Thank you for your love and for always providing a home for me away from home...in NY and FL!!! Thank you for all the home cooked Haitian meals...my LORD! I can taste them now! :) Mr. and Mrs. Maignan, your hospitality is incredible...you help me fast forward my career in so many ways! Katsy, thank you for the advice, friendship and hospitality over the years! Thank you for believing in me! Val, thank you for the times a brother needed his hair braided...you saved me...lol! David, thanks for supporting and playing my music and for putting up on Gist! You are an incredible talent in your own right and I'm looking forward to seeing the accolades pour in for you! That song you produced for Gist, Young, Gifted & Black' is one of my favorites of all time! That joint is a classic! We need to tour together so the world can hear that! Can you send a brother some beats?!!! Pierre Maignan: My dear friend, comrade, business partner and fellow co-conspirator in this REVOLUSEAN since the first day we met! Thank you my friend for believing in me and for selflessly giving your time, energy, intelligence, creativity and resources to this endeavor so selflessly! You are one of the most excellent human beings I have ever known and I am honored and privileged to have shared this journey with you but most of all...to call you friend. Thank you for your spiritual counsel whenever I needed it...you are a true son of God! Thank you for doing whatever it took to make bring this to fruition...I could not have done this without you. Remember how we set up that meeting with Rawkus...that same day?!!! So GOD!!!! Well here we are...top of the world, We did it, P!!!! Jamal Williams: Aki!!!!!! What a journey this has been my brother! Thank you for all the JEWELZ!!! I can't thank you enough for being so giving of your knowledge and experience! Thank you for all the conversations on the phone and in person. Thank you for being there at sound checks to make sure the sound man had my music sounding right...can't thank you enough for that! You have been a sorely needed mentor in this industry for me and have been a priceless asset above measure. Thanks for ALWAYS being available to build...not just on the music tip but on the life tip...always recognizing the spiritual core inherent to every situation. You schooled me on so much in this music game...thank you for being such a wonderful teacher and friend! Whenever I saw you at a sound check or simply in the building...I knew that all was well! :) The time is now, my friend, let's ride! Sarah Hamel: Thank you for being a wonderful manager when I needed one most. Thank you for doing what needed to be done when no one else would do it. Thank you for being so giving of your time, energy and resources. Thanks you for the tireless nights at studios, putting together press kits, driving or flying to conferences, shows, radio station, networking events. Thank you for the New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Tennessee trips, booking shows, everything possible to advance my career. I continue to reap benefits from all you've shared and have been blessed with some special friendships that I will cherish for life. Know that all that has been invested in me has never been in vain and that it has come to fruition in God's timing. He doesn't always show up when we may want Him to, but He always shows up on time! :) Bee Able: Thank you for being a 'REAL' dude from the jump! You saw a brother handing out press kits to other radio personnel at a Jay-Z concert and tossing it aside like it was trash. But you took the time to sit down and actually build with a brother. You listened to you U Got Me Singing and connected me with JV to take that song to a whole nother' level! It was dope b4 but that made it much doper! Thanks for supporting a brother, for staying in Boolu's ear and anyone else's ear that needed to hear the music and could make a difference! You are a true A&R, and I know when it's all said and done you will be a mogul in your own right...you know EVERYBODY! Bee Sting Entertainment! Al Burton: Man, let me start by saying thanks for always giving me a place to crash when I was in NY...lol! NY was such an important time for me and you were one of the main people that made those trips back and forth possible for a brother...I SO appreciate that! Even more, you truly took the time to help A&R this entire project...which has been a LONG process...LOL! Thanks for always giving your honest opinion (even when at times I didn't agree with it) and for helping me to grow musically by introducing me to so much incredible music I had never heard (Please thank Lachelle for putting up with all those long telephone debates about music in general, the album, etc., and for making it to so many shows..lol!). You are a true musicologist, tastemaker, and artist so your perspective has always been valued greatly by me. When you gave me that Angels track by waxpoetic I knew that one was special immediately...so for anyone listening, you have Al to thank for that because I would have never heard that track if it wasn't for him! I remember zoning out to that one immediately and playing it over and over again until the words just came. And it believe it is one of the most important and strongest songs that I have ever written. Thanks for pushing me as an artist and for believing that I had the potential to take my music even higher than I may have set my mark creatively. Thanks for plugging me with the FREE mixtape (which took my music all over the nation and all the way to London and South Africa) and so many other people and opportunities but thank you most importantly for your friendship! You've always been a person with amazing savvy and you've listened to me and advised me during some of the most pivotal and challenging stages of my life. Thank you for being the big brother I never had... Phillip Merchant: Brother P...thank you brother for always being there to do whatever needed to be done whenever it needed to be done! Thank you for always treating me, my music and my mission with the utmost honor and respect...and for seeing to it that everyone else did! Thank you for always making sure that the presentation of my music at shows was always top notch! Thank you for making your home available for meetings and for reaching out to your network to provide the resources necessary to make this happen! Thank you for your support and friendship...you have most definitely made a contribution to hiphop and to the world that is worthy of praise and honor. James Daughrity: JD...thanks for supporting me ever since that show @ Rhythm. You could have easily dismissed Sarah's requests to come check me out but you didn't and the rest is history. Your efforts helped get me plugged into some of the best concerts I have ever performed at and that allowed me to perform on stage and alongside legendary artists that I grew up listening to...can't thank you enough for that! Your efforts have helped to prove to people that I deserved a place of honor with the best of the best in this hip hop/soul music pantheon. Thanks for making sure that I not only rocked quality shows but shows that paid quality money...lol! Thank you for rolling out on the Toronto trip (T-Dot) for the North by Northeast festival and here's too many more shows worldwide, let's GO! Thank you for your support and friendship, JD! Shannon 'A-List': Shannon, thank you for being there whenever I needed you on the business and the personal! You are an amazing person and I'm glad to have you in my corner as a friend! Know that I support you in anything that you do just as you have supported me! You are one of the most giving individuals that I know and you deserve nothing but the best! Thanks for the talks...you helped me through one of the roughest times in my life. Jonathon 'Xan' Alexander: Brother, THANK YOU for everything! Thank you for showing MAD love since the first time you heard my music! Thank you for taking the time to meet with a brother when you flew into the Chi and for being a true supporter! Thanks for putting me on the air, for promoting me and my music and for making it possible for me to go to France...what an EXPERIENCE! I literally can't thank you enough, bro! Thank you for putting me onto so many radio stations and for pushing me to wear my business hat! Thank you for always listening, for valuing my input, for opening your vast rolodex to me and for always keeping tabs on what was going on with me amidst your own busy schedule! Thanks for all the talks that helped me get through some of the toughest patches in my life and thank you for being such a great friend and positive person to be around. I am inspired by your talent, genius and work ethic on so many levels! If all moguls were like you this world would be so much better for it! Let's take this world by storm and redefine it...on our terms! Desmond Johnson: Thanks for being a REAL supporter of me and my music! Thanks for playing my music for EVERYBODY that came through the crib! Thanks for coming out to the shows and for even wearing SB merchandise! Thanks for introducing my first manager to me! Thanks for all the talks about life and how we can build a brighter tomorrow! Can't begin to thank you enough for all of that but thank you most for being a good friend! Tim: Thanks for always sending shows that pay well my way! Thanks for hollering @ Talib's people about the west coast leg of the tour and for letting them know about how we helped push his merchandise before he ever set foot on stage as my merchandise was selling like hotcakes! That package deal you made was great quick thinking...we were selling anything even connected with SB...LOL! Brad Kelly: Cuz, thank you for bringing all of your valuable experience and knowledge to this movement! I truly cannot thank you enough! There is SO much work to be done on an endeavor like this and to have a person like you on board with me is truly priceles! You ready to travel the globe? Passport in hand? Let's go Cuz! There's a big world out there waiting for us! Hasaan ('Sauce') El-Amin: Man, THANK YOU for always making it out to shows (small or big) whenever you could! You would come straight from work to support a brother and I can't even begin to tell you how much that meant to me! Thank you for telling people about my music and for being a true supporter in this! It always lifted me (and lifts me still) to see you in the audience at a show! ORIGINAL CREW aka 'CMB': (Ron 'Big Ten/O'Neil' Miller, Shannon 'Train' Moore, Vince Dunn, Isaac 'Ike' Stinette, Jamal 'J-Loc' Williams (again), Derek 'D-man' Thomas, Craig 'Big C' Hobbs, & Brian 'B-Love' Simon) Thank you all for being true friends LONG before the music! Seems like only yesterday when we on the yard clowning around! My life has been enriched immensely by each and every one of you and as the years go by, they only serve to make me even more appreciative of your friendship! CMB 4 LIFE!!! Can't wait for you to see what I've been working on all this time...those freestyle sessions on the way to parties were only a teaser...LOL! James Holman: Thank you first and foremost for being a friend and enriching my life with the gift of laughter! Thanks for encouraging me to take my rap skills seriously and for making me a part of my first and last rap group...lol! As much fun as we had, it taught me that I'm too much of a perfectionist (and too impatient) to be anything other than a solo artist! Lingowistiks 4ever, LOL!!'l! Levi Leake: Thanks for all the building sessions over what has now been many years bruh! Thanks for always encouraging me and letting me know that I had a gift with this! From the freestyle sessions in the ride and the crib @ 201 E. White to this...lol! Thanks for always being a real dude and a real friend! You have a special calling man, 'let's get together and make the whole world believe us!' Bushwick Bill (of The Geto Boyz): You may not remember this, but years ago you were staying in a hotel in Chicago where a family was having it's family reunion. A member of that family (Nikki Butler) invited you to join them for dinner and you saw a young man freestyling on the mic with his 3 cousins. You pulled his uncle aside and said, 'Who is that?!!! That boy has the skills to make millz!!!' That boy was me. Thank you SO much for your encouragement and your endorsement...it made me believe and the rest is history...here come the millz!!! J Mike Hood ('Mentor'): Thank you for seeing a young brother rapping on a couch in an apartment and seeing the potential! Thank you for taking me to see Dre...it was such an important step on this musical journey! You were truly a 'mentor' to me at a pivotal point in my life! DJ IC Dre: Dre...you were the first producer to believe in me enough to pull me to the side and show me what it meant to be a professional in this industry! THANK YOU for helping me to make my first demo tape PROFESSIONAL! THANK YOU for teaching me the right studio and music habits from the start! Thank you for pointing me to and loaning books to me to make sure I understood not only how to write songs but how to get paid properly from my songs! You have truly been a music business mentor to me in a myriad of ways. Thank you for promoting me even when my music went against the grain of what may have been popular in the streets and the industry. Thank you for introducing me to people, situations, places and things that you knew would help me to get to the top of this game! Thank you for blessing me not only with your amazing talent and tutorship but also for your friendship! Know that wherever I go in this, you have a place at my side for the taking. Tye Hill (Productionix): You been with me since hearing my first demo tape in the Lex, bro! We've shared tremendous hills and valleys in the pursuit of this music my friend. But now the world will get to hear your incredible talent and I daresay that the blood, sweat and tears we shed has produced a classic...yes a classic! Even when we didn't see eye to eye on song, cadence, voice or delivery, you've been there. Thank you for that bro, and thanks for blessing me with such an amazing canvas to work with al always! Continue to have faith in me my friend...that poster in Planet Earth studio is manifesting into real life...mark my words! It is OUR time...it's already written! Make sure you have your passport, alright?!!! DJ Thunder (Productionix): D, thank you SO much for helping me to make this vision a reality. Your talent has been such a blessing to me and I am SO appreciative of the A level music you and Ty have blessed me with! Believe me when I say that the name of THE MIGHTY PRODUCTIONIX will live 4ever!!!! Music bleeds from you my brother, let the world see all that you have to offer it! Your commitment to me and seeing this project through will not go unrewarded...that I promise! This is going to take us everywhere we've ever wanted to go...and then some! Get ready to globetrot! The Soul People: THANK you brothers for riding with me through thick and thin! Super talented musicians, producers and individuals! Looking forward to the REVOLUSEAN RELOADED album....people have no idea...lol! Let's show the whole world one electrifying show at a time! REVOLUSEAN is here and you brothers have been such a key component to the journey and everything that I do...I truly cannot thank you enough and I am honored to be sharing this music journey with brothers from the Chi as talented and committed to this as you are! Let's GO...the worlds awaits!!! Allbangaz & PJ: You brothers are an AMAZING team! Intelligent, talented, professional and GOOD peoples! Working with you brothers has been a pleasure and an honor! Bangaz, when I first heard the beat for 'I Spit 4 U' I knew right then it was going to be special! PJ, thank you for all the talks and for hooking me up with Scoop and for the H. Rap Brown book (which I will return to you soon...lol!). You are a wealth of knowledge and I've truly appreciated you sharing your wisdom. Let's take our rightful place in history! Looking forward to many more collabs and thank you for doing what was necessary to make this music happen as well as your friendship! Hula: Big Hu! Thanks for being down for a brother since the day, Diz, brought me through the crib! Can't thank you enough for sharing you talent, time, home, resources, etc., with me! Thanks for always finding a way to get my music recorded and for believing in me as an artist and a person! I've truly been blessed by God to encounter people that are immensely talented and resourceful, but more importantly, good people! Thanks for always believing me to be a true artist and for treating my music accordingly. And last but not least, thanks you for your mentorship and friendship! Dejion: Dejion! Thank you for contributing you considerable talent to this album, man! Amongst everything that you were doing you made time to lace 'You Got Me Singing' for me and I so appreciate it! Can't wait for the world to see everything you bring to the table as an artist, musician & producer...they have NO idea! See you at the top, man! Azza: You are the King of Soul! When Hula saw the types of beats I gravitated toward he said, 'Man, you need to get with my man, Azza!' Thank you for 'Summertime', a certified classic that I believe was Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's greatest hit! Thank you for the music for 'Fighting 4 The Future'! I daresay that 'Fighting 4 The Future' is a classic in it's own right and I look forward to more collabs with you! They say we stand on the shoulders of giants and you are certainly one of them. Thanks for seeing my vision and for working with me and thanks for all the convo's about God and life...I'm honored to call you a friend. Vudu: Man, thank you for lacing me with the beat for 'The World'! I don't know if you realize it or not, but that joint is a classic! You are crazy talented and it's been great watching your rise in the industry! Let's make some more good music brother...there's a lot more in me and I know you have a lot more in you! No ID: Man, 'Take It EZ' is the joint that first put me onto you and Common. I remember buying that CD and keeping it in rotation! Absolutely loved that joint and was SO proud to see brothers from the Chi putting it down in such a big way with exceptionally GOOD music! Been tuned into to you and Common ever since and it truly is an honor to have worked with you. I know you don't put much stock in accolades and such but you are truly a legend and you were always on a short list of producers that I dreamed of working with. Thanks for making that dream a reality and thank you for your mentorship! I learned SO much during those conversations about music, the industry, and life. I know this a big statement but I see myself as the young Luke to your Yoda so know I'm coming back to finish my training so please keep the door open for me. I have a lot more to learn from you if you're willing. Thank you for sharing your time, wisdom, talent and resources...it's meant more than you probably realize. DJ Shaun T: Shaun, thank you for being such a wonderful mentor and promoter of me and my music! You are a leader, a tastemaker and an astute businessman worthy of the highest praise. But what I admire most about you is your good heart. Thank you for being so giving with you time and talent on behalf of myself and all of the artists here in Chicago. Thank you for putting me on the Midwest Concert Series, your mixtapes and anything you could think of that would help me rise to prominence in this rap game. I thank you and Leann for all of the hard work you have done to see that artists like myself have forums to unveil our talents to audiences thirsty for good music. Thank you for partnering with me and being willing to do whatever is necessary to make this project a success! Clifton Henri: Brother, thank you so much for the cover photographs! You are immensely talented and I am proud to have been able to work with you. Those photos you took are about to travel even farther than you ever imagined! I knew they were special from the first time I saw them. Thanks for giving this movement such powerful imagery! Barry 'B-side' Sewell & LaKeisha Gray-Sewell: Thank you two for ALL of the love and supportover the years. Finally, it's here! Thank you for being some of the truest supporters that I know! My life has been enriched by your support and by your friendship! Can't thank you enough for that! Let the real fun begin...LOL! Joseph & Ronell: Thank you two for supporting me since first seeing me perform! Thanks for all the encouraging conversations (Ronell thanks for putting up with us...lol!) and for being willing and able to do whatever needed to be done. There's a lot to do yet but we finally have one of the most important parts of it taken care of...Hallelujah! :) Now let's show the world what hiphop can truly be! Ray Niemah: THANK YOU for making the best out of what I had! Only you know what I mean by that! LOL! Next time will be much different! Ole Skool Ice Gre: Greg, thanks for all the positive talks and motivational books you schooled me to (Reallionaire was SO motivating!)! You are one of the best human beings that I've known. It's so rare to find people that are as intelligent, talented and resourceful as you that are still good people. You always lifted spirits whenever you were on the other end of the phone or present in the room. It's so good to see a good brother winning! Thank you for your friendship! Rob Green & Genaro Whitlow: Thank you both for always telling everybody how dope I was, especially on that fateful day when Mike Hood kicked it with us! Thanks for supporting me by playing and selling my music in the shop and for selling it! Thanks for making the trek all the way from the burbs to show up at shows over the years. And thanks for all the good times b4 the music career...lol! The Diz: Diz, THANK YOU for that fateful day! I came to the station by myself and unannounced but you came downstairs and showed love not just by playing my music but by putting me in touch with others that could help take me to the next level! Thanks you for bringing back that promo copy of Usher's 'You Don't Have to Call' and telling me to remix it! Thank you for playing it so that Chicago got a chance to not only hear it but vote that song up to #1 on the Coke Top Nine @ Nine! Man, I had no idea it would do all of that...I was just glad to be on the radio..lol! Thank you for honoring the legacy of Pink House by showing love and introducing me to Hula...can't thank you enough for that bro! Thanks for putting me on by having me do promo songs for WGCI, and whatever it took to keep me on the air so people could hear me! Mike Love: Thank you for ROCKING the 'You Don't Have to Call' remix featuring SB! You and Diz are from a rare breed of true dj's that actually BREAK new artists and records as opposed to just playing whatever the labels and the station tell you to play...imagine that?!! Thank you for big upping that record off of sheer love...and for playing my version as opposed to Luda's (no disrespect Luda but my version was CRAZY hot...lol!). Years later I heard you playing it over labor day and it made really meant a lot when you said that was your favorite remix by a Chicago artist! Brian "Flying Bee" Stinson: Thanks for playing my music and showing me love WAY before other radio heads recognized! Thanks for always making me welcome at any radio station you were at and for being the first to put my original music in constant rotation! Thanks for always big upping to all your listeners...I'll never forget! I still have a copy of that first interview! You are a dj in the truest sense and I will always make time to drop by and give you exclusives! Eric Roberson: Man, thank you for showing a brother support! Thanks for bringing me on to SOl Village @ SOB's...meant a WHOLE lot! But thanks so much for the mentorship, bringing me to the house and the studio and for encouraging me to just put this joint out...LOL! Thanks for being such an example of what can be done indie wise...you are the King of Indie soul...period! Thank you for the gift of your writing and music...you're responsible for some of my favorite classics and I know when it's all said and done you will go down as one of the most prolific artists/songwriters to ever do this. Thank you for plugging a brother (that was a good look 4 real with Kev) and thank you for being a friend and showing me love wherever you were. P-Plus: P, THANK YOU for showing a brother MAD love in the TDOT! Thanks for putting a brother on the air, songs, interviews, drops, the works! I can't wait to get back in the T-DOT and build with the listeners! You know you are my exclusive dj in the T-Dot 4ever! Teefa: Thanks for playing my music and for bringing me in to interview on your show! You are one of the dopest female emcees to ever do it so please keep making the music! That Jenny Jones cut is still one of my favorite hiphop joints...period. Thank you for supporting a brother on WGCI and thank you for connecting a brother with NO ID...that was such a big plug! Chi-Blizz: Thank you for playing 'I Spit 4 U' consistently on the air! I have to admit, I didn't know if commercial radio would mess with me on that one but you did and played it HARD!!! Thanks for bringing me into Power 92, for the on-air interviews and for the love! Thanks for rocking the SB gear also...you truly rep Chicago and have been from the jump! Boolu: Man, THANK YOU for endorsing 'I Know Sean'!!! You are a tastemaker for real and you endorsing that song resulted in MAD spins on Power 92! Thank you for supporting good music bruh, sight unseen! I still don't think we've met officially...LOL! WBAI: Thanks for being the first radio station in New York to play, SB! Thanks for bringing me on the show and for showing true love and appreciation for my music! C-Truth: Thanks for being one of the first dj's in NY to play me and put me on the air! You know I got you on whatever! Wendy WIlliams Show/WBLS: Thanks for being the first commercial radio station in New York to play SB! WGCI 107.5FM, Power 92.3: Thank you SO much for all of your support over the years! You supported me without having a major label, major buzz...solely off the strength of my music! I will always have MAD love for you for that! SPECIAL THANKS to: WZ106 (especially Papi Harmon & Brian Zidook), WCRX (Brian Stinson), WBML, WHPK (JP Chill, Pugslee Atomz, Thaione Davis, Kevin Maxey), Armory Radio (DJ Mozdefinite), WBAI Underground railroad show (Jay Smooth, G-man, Monk One, 3D, Emskee, Avee, Spinna, Qool Marv), Mark 'MJ' Joliffe, Xan....THANK YOU for getting a brother on all those Radio One Stations and for giving me my cameo on California airwaves..SO appreciative of that! The Movement Magazine (Shawndra Brown), Underlined Magazine (Lavar), Swank Society (Big John...RIP, Sean Alvarez). THE INDUSTRY: To all the a&r's, radio dj's, program directors, music directors, VP's, presidents, owners, that showed me love, THANK YOU! I've always been an artist that went against the grain so I know it wasn't easy to support me in a time where so much is scripted, formatted and chasing trends. Thank you for meeting with me, recognizing my talent and for encouraging me to keep at it. Thank you to the peeps at Rawkus (Ali & Jared), Motown (Kojoe), ABB (Zim Miller), Atlantic (Mike Baril), Jesse Askew, & Sony (Jerome Kemp), especially for spending time with me, advising me and showing your appreciation and support for my music. THE REVOLUTIONARIES: Yeshua bin Josef (bka: 'Jesus Christ'), Moses, Nat Turner, John Brown, Francois Mackandal, Dutty Boukman, Fred Hampton Sr., Fred Hampton Jr., Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Huey P. Newton, Bobby Seale, Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, Assatu Shakur, Malcolm X, Che Guevara, The Haitian People, Gandhi, Buddha, Mohammad, Cesar Chavez, Robespierre, George Jackson, Fleeta Drumgo, John Clutchette, Jonathan Jackson, Angela Davis, Spartacus, Hugo Chavez, and so many others too numerous to name here. THE ARTISTS: John Coltrane, Nina Simone, Harry Belafonte, Louis Armstrong, Curtis Mayfield, Duke Ellington, Sonny Rollins, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson & The Jackson Five, Fela Kuti, Marvin Gaye, Earth Wind & Fire, Harry Belafonte, Donald Byrd, James Brown, Teddy Pendergrass, Dizzie Gillespie, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Common, The Roots, Amel Larrieux, Slum Village, A Tribe Called Quest, KRS ONE & BDP, Public Enemy, X-Clan, EPMD, Rakim, Brand New Heavies, Sade, Maxwell, Prince, Pete Rock, Premier, JD (RIP), Main Source, De La Soul, Black Sheep, Black Moon, OGC's, Helta Skelta, Brand Nubians, Poor Righteous Teachas, Ed OG, Chub Rock, Big Daddy Kane, Tupac Shakur, Nas, Jay-Z, The Notorious B.I.G., Kanye West, Busta Rhymes, Heiroglyphics, Black Moon, Helta Skelta, Cocoa Brovaz, Eric Roberson, Lizz Fields, Trizonna McClendon, Shaki, Gist, Corona, Jay Electronica, Blue, Black Milk, Kev Brown, Oddissee, Sean Toure, Wade Waters, Little Brother, Foreign Exchange, JV, The Soul People, Uneq'ka, Iomos Marad, Prime Meridian, GQ, Pugslee Atomz, Jitu The Teacher, Ang13, Amina, Khari Lemuel, Miraj, Khari B., Juice, Yaw, L. Black, SPQHer, Rhymefest, Abstract Mindstate, Lupe Fiasco, Mikkey Halsted, Vice Verse, Solomon, Lid, Kyeote, Bamski The Bigot, Project Mayhem, Left, Nia, and so many more too numerous to name! MY COMRADES: Most artists call you fans but you are my comrades! THANK YOU to all of you worldwide that have supported me and continue to support me! Without you, none of this would be possible! Thank you for showing the industry and the world that my music is not only valued and appreciated but also commercially viable! They used to tell me positive hiphop music could not sell and that people were too stupid to get my music....THANK YOU FOR PROVING THEM WRONG! Thank you for showing that the people DO value music with a message! REVOLUSEAN!!!!!!