After 5 and half years on the Poetry Scene,(since '07) Honest Abe decided to re-release his debut hit underground album, Brooklyn's Lost Son a month after the 1 year anniversary of its July 2011 birth. Whats different bout the anniversary edition is, it comes a bonus live track never before released along with the original bonus. Both hidden. Still filled with the gritty BK style hustler's ambition lost soul feel. This hip-hop, bluesy, soul stirring lyric induced album will touch you one way or another...bring you through just the beginning of a long journey of finding self.
Poems like "Ode to the poet..", A Dose of hope, the Gripping "Prophet's Torment" and roller coaster ride bout his personal bouts with suicide, "13 yrs" to name a few will change your perspective on life's aspects as you know it.
released 27 October 2012
First and fore most I'll like to thank Omni Blaize for taking a chance on me to record this album in his home studio. Also producing 2 tracks(Another Tragic Poetic Symphony & Beat The Beast) and co-arranging the remain tracks. My brother in words and knowledge, R.L. Tha Gifted 1 for his verse on "Speech Pattern". And David "The Werdsman" Lewis for his contribution to "Beat The Beast" & "Runaway Dreams". Of course, gotta make it clear, The Malcolm X snippet used on "Reality Reflection", I claim no copyrights to it. All Rights reserved to the Shabbaz estate with respect. And the front and back cover design done by my brother (blood) Andrew.
Abraham Benjamin aka Honest Abe is a Brooklyn, New York native. He is an Author/ Poet and also a budding musician. He
released his first book of poetry called “Unlocked Thoughts of a Prophet’s Temple: Humble Beginnings” in January 2012. He also has a CD, released July 2011, called “Brooklyn’s Lost Son: Prelude to the Road to Redemption.”...more