On The Fulcrum and The Lever . . .

Being more aggressive is easy; having the patience to know when to dial it back is an art.


People have the most difficulty in life because they can’t distinguish the fulcrum from the lever.

Every path has a dead end, at which point it requires you to make an adjustment to continue along the journey.

Every great innovation has come about by someone taking an idea that has become too abstracted back to its roots.

You want to live forever? Work hard. Rest often. Develop a strong sense of self, and be able to adjust.

Adjustment is easy.

It’s inflexibility that’s hard; literally!

It’s a learned behavior.

We are naturally flexible beings.

Revolutionaries don’t create new things.

They take some shit you look at everyday and make you see it a different way.

The guy who invented the light bulb did some shit the sun and fire had been doing for eons.

He took abstraction back to its roots.

The worst thing you can give some people is a badge, a uniform, and a little authority.

The revolution will be televised, but no tape will be in the camera.


– Nicholas Payton aka The Savior of Archaic Pop




On Dilla, Hiphop and The Charleston . . .

Man, it’s been so long that Yeezy has been Pop, I forgot he used to be a Backpacker.

I guess it’s a done deal with Jigga at this point.

Niggas in Paris.

What about these folks who resting on their Laryns, I mean, Laurels.

Really, D’? C’mon, Niggas!

Y’all shit ain’t That precious. Do another album already.

Stevie, and Marvin and ’em were prolific.

They didn’t care if they made a “bad” album.

That’s one thing I really respect about Nas. He’s records through all his shit.

What happened to Hiphop? Where’s The Vibe? Where’s The Swing.

Where’s That Bounce? Syncopation.

Dilla. This is what all the cats sleep on with Dilla.

They got the flam, but missed the feel.

That shuffle feel. That triplet feel. That shit on the upbeats.

That hot shit. The Hop in Hiphop. The Charleston.

The Charleston Hop. That beat on Da Booty ain’t nothin’ but a Charleston. syncopated spirit of Ragtime lives through classic Hiphop.

These Niggas today need to get with this. They ain’t got no feel.

This shit don’t mean Jack without the feel.

That’s that ish that get a Nigga who think he too cool to dance to carry his ass out on the floor.


– Nicholas Payton aka The Creator of #BAM

aka The Savior of Archaic Pop