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Freddie Gibbs

TIME MACHINE POET OF THE WEEK

FREDDIE GIBBS

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Born June 14, 1982 (age 36)
Gary, Indiana, U.S.

We are now announcing only the second time we have named a living person for our “Time Machine Poet of the Week” tribute.  Hailing from the streets of Gary, Indiana; Freddie Gibbs has created his own stylized flow, equipped with story-telling that exhibits the essence of legends such as Tupac and Scarface.  I was introduced to Gibbs in 2014; I first heard his collaboration with Joey Bada$$ “Carry On” and then listened to the masterpiece and possibly his best album “Piñataproduced by Madlib.

Songs like “White Range” and “BFK” bring forth a manifestation of Tony Montana and the Vice City aura that’s rare to capture in 2018.  He is easily in the top 5 rappers alive and that’s if he’s not already the best hip-hop artist producing music at-the-moment.  With the release of 2018’s self-titled album “Freddie” and his on-going popularity – his demand is climbing.  Freddie Gibbs is our TIME MACHINE POET OF THE WEEK.

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Wolfman Jack

TIME MACHINE POET OF THE WEEK

Wolfman Jack

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Born Robert Weston Smith
January 21, 1938
New York City, U.S.
Died July 1, 1995 (aged 57)
Belvidere, North Carolina, U.S.

Although I didn’t grow up in the realm of Wolfman Jack; I remember DJ Cousin Brucie replaying snippets of Wolfman Jack on Sirius XM satellite radio on the ’60s on 6.  His humor and voice electrified the music that followed, and his popularity rose to heights unseen before with a Disc jockey.

Born in Brooklyn, January 21, 1938, he would later find his passion in radio as a Disc jockey in 1962-1964 for Inter-American Radio and gained mainstream status via XHRF-FM radio located in Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, which had the strongest radio frequency – able to broadcast to California and most of the United States.  His admiration for the Blues and Rock n Roll captivated black musicians into the ears of white school students, who otherwise had no access to the tunes.

He would have a small part in the 1973 film American Graffiti, finally allowing his fans a face to the Wolfman’s voice. Wolfman Jack died of a heart attack on July 1, 1995 at the age of 57.  Wolfman Jack is our TIME MACHINE POET OF THE WEEK.

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Neil Young

TIME MACHINE POET OF THE WEEK

NEIL YOUNG

 

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Born November 12, 1945 (age 72)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Neil Young is a Canadian poet/musician who has contributed music that embodies the everyday struggle of man and provides a depth of consciousness that hasn’t been duplicated.  Under-appreciated as a guitarist, Young’s possession of the six-string can be heard in songs such as “Hurricane” and “Down By The River”.  The 1971 BBC Live concert where Neil performed a timeless set of songs; this is personally one of the best acoustic sessions I’ve heard. 

He has been inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, once as an individual and as a band member of Buffalo Springfield, along with Richard Furay, and Stephen Stills who also collaborated with Neil in the super-group, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

Neil Young is Project Astrals’ first TIME MACHINE POET OF THE WEEK who’s still in this physical world.

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Prodigy

TIME MACHINE POET OF THE WEEK

PRODIGY

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Born Albert Johnson
November 2, 1974[1]
Hempstead, Long Island, New York City, New York, U.S.
Died June 20, 2017 (aged 42)
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.

Prodigy was one part of the rap duo Mobb Deep and an actor/author who achieved mainstream status across multiple platforms for his forthcoming persona with topics related to the Illuminati, Witchcraft, Reincarnation and much more.  In his song “Illuminati” off the album “H.N.I.C. Pt. 2” Prodigy raps about different scenarios and film plots that resembles the Illuminati; he is credited with bringing the Illuminati to the forefront of Hip-Hop in the 90’s along with Tupac Shakur.  Mobb Deep’s song “Real Power is People”, LL Cool J’s “I Shot Ya Remix” all mention signs of the Illuminati. 

Near the end of his life, Prodigy was working on a Broadway musical with entertainment journalist Kathy Iandoli about the Illuminati; his death from sick cell has raised conspiracies that he might’ve been murdered to silence his movement.  For his work within classic Hip Hop, Prodigy is our TIME MACHINE POET OF THE WEEK

The Illuminati want my mind soul and body” – Prodigy

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Jim Morrison

TIME MACHINE POET OF THE WEEK

Jim Morrison

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Born December 8, 1943
Melbourne, Florida, U.S.
Died July 3, 1971 (aged 27)
Paris, France

Jim Morrison was an American poet, mystic, Rock n Roll vocalist, and hippie who transformed the 1960’s and 70’s subculture by introducing a psychedelic atmosphere to a genre overwhelmed with pop rock bands at the time.  He attended UCLA Film school in 1964-1965; in the summer of ’65 he formed The Doors with fellow UCLA student Ray Manzarek (Keyboard Bassist), Guitarist Robby Krieger and Drummer John Densmore joined soon after. 

The Doors name derives from Aldous Huxley’s book “The Doors of Perception” a psychedelic experience induced by drug-use.  Jim Morrison as known for his controversial antics on stage and he entered a stage of mysticism towards the later years of his life. 

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Poetic and yet violent in his inner emotions of a self-claimed “Revolution” Morrison took the persona “Lizard King” and mentioned instances of Native American Shamanism in his poetry.  In an interview on a car wreck of dead Native Americans he witnessed while on a road trip with his parents, Morrison said –

The reaction I get now thinking about it, looking back—is that the souls of the ghosts of those dead Indians… maybe one or two of ’em… were just running around freaking out, and just leaped into my soul. And they’re still in there.”

Jim Morrison died at the age of 27 while in Paris, and the theories regarding his death have lived on.  Jim Morrison is our TIME MACHINE POET OF THE WEEK.

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Mahākāśyapa

TIME MACHINE POET OF THE WEEK

Mahākāśyapa

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Born Pipphali
Maha Tittha village, Magadha
Died (aged 120) Gurupada giri (33km from Gaya)

Mahākāśyapa was a disciple of the Gautama Buddha and director of the First Buddhist council (which took place after Buddha’s death in 483 BC).  He is one of the best known disciples, along with Ananda, the Buddha’s first cousin.  Mahākāśyapa’s body is entombed at the moutain Kukkutpada and will stay there until the prophecy of the Maitreya.  The Chinese Monk Ji Gong is claimed to have been a reincarnation of  Mahākāśyapa; Ji Gong had supernatrual abilities and has been mentioned in the mutiple Chinese folktales.

Compared to Christianity, Mahākāśyapa’s presence and importance is along the lines of James, son of Zebedee or John the Apostle — Mahākāśyapa is stated in Zen-Buddhism as the first discple to receive Dharma transmission from the Buddha and James, son of Zebedee was the first disciple of Jesus to be martyred.   Mahākāśyapa is our TIME MACHINE POET OF THE WEEK.

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T.S. Eliot

TIME MACHINE POET OF THE WEEK

T.S. Eliot

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Born Thomas Stearns Eliot
26 September 1888
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Died 4 January 1965 (aged 76)
Kensington, London, England

Born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1888, T.S. Eliot was a poet, essayist and literary genius who helped stabilize British and American poetry in 1915 with his Magnum opus “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”.  T.S. Eliot’s symbolic approach to “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” leaves the door of the subconscious open to its readers and the analysis up for debate.  Originally titled “Prufrock Among the Women” the poem explores concepts of erotic sexual tension and denial; the intellectual status of Alfred Prufrock is questioned by Alfred Prufrock himself. 

T.S. Eliot lived in England most of his life and applied for British citizenship in 1927.  He produced very few poems; the majority of his poetry is spread-out and captures the various periods of his life.  He approached Christian mysticism and symbology in his later works such as “Four Quartets“.  T.S. Eliot combines attributes of Hindu God Krishna into Western mysticism in “The Dry Salvages,” a free-flowing launch into an aquatic journey of meditation; time ceases to maintain a sense of substance as the reality of one’s self is truly processed. 

For this work within the mystic realm, T.S. is our TIME MACHINE POET OF THE WEEK.

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