13 of Nazareth

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Open Letter To My Support System (Please Read)

Posted by 13 of Nazareth on July 1, 2013 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (2)

Dear Support System,


Since I began to use social media approximately ten years ago I have, to some degree, been wrestling with social media; the ever increasing intrusion upon my time vs. the ability to make myself more accessible as an artist. Social media has altered the ways in which we introduce ourselves to and communicate with one another and while I thoroughly enjoy the connectivity and am a fan of technology, I am also an uber-introvert who enjoys to hide in plain s...

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16 years, 4 hours, 43 minutes, & 10...11...12...13 seconds ago

Posted by 13 of Nazareth on October 13, 2010 at 10:13 AM Comments comments (1)


welcome to the latest edition of Nazareth News, the breif informative newsletter of speech-hop artist 13 of Nazareth...although today will not be so brief

16 years, 3 days, 4 hours, 43 minutes & 10...11...12...13 seconds ago


On October 10, 1994 at 5:30am I collapsed onto my bedroom floor only to awaken several hours later in the emergency room to the sound of my own heartbeat being monitored. I had an oxygen mask over my ...

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The Price of Inspiration

Posted by 13 of Nazareth on July 31, 2010 at 8:53 AM Comments comments (1)

As you may or may not know, I have seizures ( I feel like I have started a post like this before) and I have been having them since I was 18 years old. I have made it a habit to focus on what I gain from having seizures instead of what I lose but I sometime, like now,  find myself feeling like a burden to the people who love me. I am sure most of them will tell you that is that farthest thing from the truth and whether or not they are telling the truth, simply saying so is a reflection o...

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Chasing The Wind

Posted by 13 of Nazareth on May 24, 2010 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (3)

The past few weeks have been turbulent for me, but I asked for busy and this has been yet another example proving  the statement "ask and ye shall receive." As I said I asked for "busy" and I got all manners of busy, but the only problem is some of that "busy" was somewhat fruitless and time wasting. I say "somewhat fruitless" because it was those fruitless moments that made me realize that often when we ask God/The Universe/Whatever Force You Ask By Whatever Name You Call for ...

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A Prophet's Pain (the 911 poem)

Posted by 13 of Nazareth on September 11, 2009 at 11:31 AM Comments comments (4)

I love to stand in the pouring pain

it camouflages the pouring pain

of my tear ducts

on a night that lightning fear struck

and terrifying thunder clapped


nine one one

nineteen ninety

my grandmother's heart collapsed


I was 13 then

I was 24 but still 13 now

watching the World Trade Center go down

my heart pounds

my world turns around

eleven years rewound

in a second



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Sunday August 23, 2009

Posted by 13 of Nazareth on August 24, 2009 at 1:32 PM Comments comments (0)


So I had a gig @ UMBC (University of Maryland Baltimore College) yesterday alongside Komplex, The 5th L, Jonathan "the wryte one" Hopkins and Tracy...I forgot her last name, but she was a dancer.


The show was to encourage minority students as they prepare to enter the grad school journey. Instead of each artist having a set. We streamlined various peices that we have in a manner that was most optimal to motivation. I had a blast.


After the sh...

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Saturday August 22, 2009

Posted by 13 of Nazareth on August 23, 2009 at 11:21 AM Comments comments (0)


If you are a friend of mine on Facebook, then you probably already know that I ended up having a seizure yesterday and you probably already know that I am doing much better as well, but for those who don't...


Back in 1994 I was diagnosed with epilepsy I have been having seizures at varied frequency and intensity throughout the years since even though in 2006 I was told that I don't have epilepsy and that my former neurologist doesn't know why I have seizures in...

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Friday August 21 2009

Posted by 13 of Nazareth on August 22, 2009 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (1)


As some of you may know, I have seizures. I have been having them since 1994. Today I was gonna delve into some stuff about spiritual development and initiation and so forth but I have been on the verge of having seizures all day long and probably should not even be typing. So I am just going to take some time to rest and maybe I will cover the development tomorrow.


Today my website is one week old and I just want to say thank you to everyone who has taken the ...

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Thursday August 20, 2009

Posted by 13 of Nazareth on August 21, 2009 at 1:22 PM Comments comments (0)

Last night, I had the a somewhat strange dream and I am not quite sure what it means as of yet or if it means anything at all. I decided to share that dream in all its strange hilarity with you all today.


For those who are familiar with me you know that in my years of travel I have taken quite a few trips to Florida. A healthy portion of my spokenword family and fanbase resides throughout the state and one of the cities that I visit at least twice annually is Miami, which h...

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Wednesday August 19, 2009

Posted by 13 of Nazareth on August 20, 2009 at 8:07 AM Comments comments (1)

"Our present knowledge, nevertheless, is sufficient to demonstrate that there exists an unseen side in nature. It is unseen because of the limitations of our senses and not because it does not exist" - from Life's Riddle by Nils A. Amneus


People often operate with the assumption that the only existence is that with which that can verify via their 5 senses but life offers clear indicator that our 5 senses have an extremely limited scope. There are things that we cannot see ...

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Monday August 17, 2009

Posted by 13 of Nazareth on August 19, 2009 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

I woke up today wondering about the issues that people are facing and thinking about how many of them are much smaller than they appear.After thinking I posted the following status update on Facebook and several other sites...

 "People enter Monday Mourning like the best part of their lives died. Reminder:THIS IS YOUR LIFE, now list 10 reasons to Celebrate Monday."

Several people responded with insightful and even comical list, I realize however that ...

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Spiritual Sense of Urgency (repost)

Posted by 13 of Nazareth on August 13, 2009 at 6:19 PM Comments comments (0)


I posted a status about earlier this sense of urgency I have been feeling spiritually to see if I was alone and given the rapid responses its clear that I am not alone. If you inquired I have tagged you on this note.


About 10 years back around the first time I stepped on stage, there was this subtle yet constant feeling that what I was doing was more than just art for the sake of being creative, informative, and/or entertaining. I feel as though I have been wri...

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