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I remember a friend calling, and playing “Elevators” from the album over the phone to me while I was in Bridgeport, Connecticut since it was not being played up north. I also remember while working the 1996 Olympics, we found a cassette tape with songs that both made and did not make the album (showing up on the Soul Food, and Nothing To Lose soundtracks). The sound was extremely low, and the quality was poor, but as fans, we killed that tape.


The manuscript Blue Lines is the fictional coming of age narrative of a young California woman Key Yemaya Walker, and her 2 year growing journey through school, love, and life period piece, written by Kenneth Suffern, Jr., taking place at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill between the years of 1997 – 1998. Loosely based on true events, and experiences during that time, told through the eyes and voice of the main female protagonist, a freshman first attending the school.

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