Eeem the white people in Harlem have pitbulls: the hood will always be the hood. Several hours later I’m zooted. Nutter’s in town & we eat Mexican food w his pops & get terrible service. I drink two Lagunitas IPAs & am tipsy af. Smoke a spliff w Nutter overlooking Morningside Park. We speak enthusiastically; I’m piped up. The night is super mild & shit as we walk w the joint. I’m high af & keep repeating myself. ‘This some fire,’ Nutter is surprised & says California weed is always sorta diesely in other cities. We’re gonna do a Grime podcast. The D train takes forever, but I notice the steel bolts in the stairs have a face like they can’t share a secret they know because their mouths don’t exist. I swipe a cork board from a church’s curb. I need that shit for notes & shit. Four blue pins one white one red one yellow pin already in it. Mmmmbet. Train’s fast tonight; I listen to Neffy Got Wings. The veins in my feet criss-cross chaotically across themselves like spaghetti over my foot bones. They tint regions of my foot green & it looks populated i.e. full of forest animals & lush vegetation.
“I have been concentrating exclusively on writing these Flash Memoirs lately. They are always under 350 words & are designed to be abstract, rappy (as in rhythmically i.e. like you’re writing raps), honest/insightful, accessible, ambient, but above all I want to give people glimpses in my life. Just glimpses. So many moments go by that are seen as dull or mundane & get glossed over, but it’s these low-radar moments that hold keys to ourselves & recording them is a way to house & contextualize not necessarily the events of a period of time but my emotional capacity, where my head was at. I became obsessed with the idea of memoirs & recording your life & the realization that everything you really do in life is part of your memoir, your personal story, & I have crazy ADD & so much of this the internet age revolves around getting information fast & moving on to the next & newest shit that the length & rhythm of these pieces is relevant storytelling. I want to slow things down in order to stay humble.” -MSW