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Jan. 10, 2018

Review This Zine

From Write or Die by Byron Wilson (author's profile)


Review This Zine

Welcome to the WODZ: peer review annual page for The VENT 2.0, and thank you for accepting our request for you to post your review here.

[cover drawing of The Vent: a shirtless man with an iron mask over his mouth; "The Vent" is on its mask.]
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Julia Posted 11 months, 2 weeks ago. ✓ Mailed 11 months, 2 weeks ago   Favorite
Congratulation with Vent 2.0. I'm impressed by how many different contributors made this issue happen. Great visuals and I love the new anthem. I'm looking forward to what's next. X Ju

Julia Posted 10 months, 3 weeks ago. ✓ Mailed 10 months, 2 weeks ago   Favorite
With an enraged soul, fist clenched, mouth gagged to contain... to hold,
Voices enriched with street wisdom, physically although caged, needing to VENT....
stories to be told.

Sniper Azande Xzyzst... The Master of Ceremonies... Powerful in his role.
Director of this symphonic truth, with instruments of designed purpose. Melodically waiting to unfold.

First to the mic, Loutah confessing the truth in "Grimy since birth."
New New shit, No Enemy World, the drumbeat of this earth.

"The Movement." Reyon professing pride in being a black man.
Even when viewed as a crime, with dogged determination, destined to stand!

With "Black Jewelz" B.G. (Demetrius Howard) conveyed sentiments close to the heart.
Lives extinquished by those in official uniforms armed with guns and unreleting distain to impart.

Black internal GOD resonates from "Angry BlackMan" rap by Xzyzst and Joker...
Somebody turn the mic UP!
The realness of our society. The illumination of the greed that streatches back to the days of Micah.

Reading "Life & Death" written by Face caused tears of compassion to ceaselessly drip.
Heartbeats of Empathy resonate. Know that forever I will hold you tightly in my grip.

Voices rising with "A new Anthem" loud, clear and precise.
Loutah, just know that again your words are the Bread of Life.

The question Big Rock asked was "Who killed Uncle Sam?" As well as he should.
It was answered with unwavering courage and an indepth precision, clear for those who understood.

The King Narmeer's "My life of sin" was told with a soul wrenching voice filled with pain.
Yet, even so, there remains a constant dignity that rises to the surface again and again.

I am ever amazed at my boy Xzyzst and the cultivating clarity his words impart.
The message of forgiveness continues to reverberate and enlighten my heart.

So from here in this concrete cage, know that your sister Mpingo acknowledges your support for each other.
Your struggle continues to inspire me. I'll hold your spirits high and continue to fight for all of you.... MY BROTHERS!

By: Mpingo Waridi Uhuru

Byron Wilson Posted 10 months, 2 weeks ago.     1 Favorite
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