Solomon Jones, whose poetic radio commentaries on HIV, sex, gun violence and fatherhood have created a major stir, has recorded a CD of his spoken word artistry. Wisdom includes eleven dynamic tracks, each set to original music by musician/composer Flemuel Brown III, who has worked with artists ranging from Boyz II Men to Gerald Levert. Wisdom attacks controversial issues head on. “Get Your Hands Off That Sister” addresses the taboo subject of domestic abuse. “I Don’t Love Them Hoes” addresses the subject of men disrespecting women. “Friends” speaks to the issue of wrong-headed choices costing children their lives. “I believe that it’s time for writers to take the next step,” Jones says. “It’s not just about entertainment anymore. It’s about helping to save people’s lives. That’s where Wisdom comes from.”
About the Artist
Solomon Jones is the Essence best-selling author of The Bridge (St. Martins Press, 2003), Ride Or Die (St. Martin’s Press, 2004), Keeping Up With The Jones (Sola Productions, 2004), and Pipe Dream (Random House, 2001). He is also a spoken-word artist whose newest project, Wisdom, is a collaboration with musician/composer Flemuel Brown III. Flemuel “Fleetwood” Brown, III has a vast knowledge of music production and music technology that has allowed him to work with recording artists such as Boyz II Men, C-Knowledge of Digable Planets, Roy Ayers, Mystical and Gerald Levert, just to name a few. He had a top-ten single on Billboard charts as well as on European charts. His collaboration with Solomon Jones on the CD, Wisdom, shows that Flemuel Brown, III, is indeed a man with a vision for the new millennium.