Questions Asked
1) Speak on Energy & Rhythm's significance, how things have evolved for you artistically in so far as the themes of your Music Series goes.
2) What's been the strategy behind your creative process and how you've been releasing your music since you began with Epitome Perennial 5 years ago?
3) Where do you get your inspiration? What does Hip-hop mean for you?
4) Your projects include essays, philosophies, poetry and prose. How would you describe your writing style?
5) How does Energy & Rhythm's lyrics fit with the theme of extraterrestrialism? What is the linearity between the project's lyrics and theme regarding your aspirational "speaking into manifestation" lyrics, and the aliens' messages to humanity?
6) Regarding the change in your lyrics and your now more materialistically-imbued attitude, is The Salloum selling himself out?
7) Speak on the linearity of your Music Series.
8) Speak on the transition between Epitome Perennial to HollowDreamz to Energy & Rhythm as far as thematic concepts go.
9) You rap, "sin and grace, yin and yang, all One in the same", we heard this line more than a couple of times on your project. "All is valid including the malice" is another line we heard in the song Life In The Moonlight. What do you mean by "valid"?
10) Your song Ride With You, let me get this straight- is it about alien abduction? Or the unknown? And if so, is there a specific reason why?
11) Speak on Energy & Rhythm's red & violet front cover art, and how you came up with the name of the project.
12) Speak on the effects and impacts of science and art, and how this project coalesces the two.
13) Describe the significance of your Music Series, and the foreseeable impact you would like it to have. 
14) From a religious perspective, regarding The Wake Up Call, how do you reason the creator Gods, specifically plural, and Allah as being the single Creator of humanity 
 how do you bridge the gap between the two?
15) Why haven't you been collaborating with music artists?
16) Any last words?

1) Speak on Energy & Rhythm's significance, how things have evolved for you artistically in so far as the themes of your Music Series goes.

The two aspects about Energy & Rhythm that adapted from the dynamic of Epitome Perennial and HollowDreamz is the lyrics and my songs are simpler and understandable. Secondly is that Energy & Rhythm signifies the end of my Music Series; this means I'm liberated to create music from a place of the here and now rather than from a place of collection and interpretation and projected analysis envisioned. This will give me a new breathe of life in my music creation for what follows after energy and rhythm. I look forward to expanding philosophically, spiritually, and thus artistically as well, for each of my projects serves as a representation of chapters and periods of my life, wholesomely and holistically. 

What I mean is, I create hip-hop music projects via my authentic experiences. Life philosophy is also added to wholesomely portray the experience in a more complete way. I create a website for each music project. I write an informative essay and also incorporate knowledge from other sources - such as passages and quotations, found in the middle and end of each website's homepage. I obtain a leasing contract to use the music; I write the lyrics; I record the lyrics; I write the essay; I configure the website; I own the website domains; I compose, edit, & incorporate the additional knowledge. All of this formulates linearities and cyclical parallels between Epitome Perennial and HollowDreamz and Energy & Rhythm, through the specifics each project contains in and of itself.

Debut Project: Epitome Perennial (2013)
Philosophy incorporated: Perennialism
Essay: The Stature of Universality
Website with original content, essay, knowledge: www.EpitomePerennial.com

Second Project: HollowDreamz (2014)
Philosophy incorporated: Ubuntu
Essay: The Spring of Individuality
Website with original content, essay, knowledge: www.HollowDreamz.com

Third Project: Energy & Rhythm (2019)
Philosophy incorporated: Taoism
Essay: The Encompassment of All
Website with original content, essay, knowledge: www.EnergyAndRhythm.com.

As far as what Energy & Rhythm represents, everything is made up of energies and rhythms. From the most basic of existences comes the atom which from a physics standpoint, is imbued by the force of vibration and frequency. I think intention is the underlying law of creation and the universe, more so than mathematics; meaning God and the creative energies of manifestation, and karma if you want to take it there, judge on intention more so than just plain action. Intention reflects your heart, and action is the by-product of the mind's reading of the heart’s intention, so for me, Energy & Rhythm is me expressing my wish into the world. It is me speaking into existence my ideas, aspirations and goals. In conclusion, Energy & Rhythm is the release point. It is the springing upward, and into of ; my release point into the world of ebb and flow. 

My Music Series has created a base foundation for me to spring from, and it is furthermore up to me to flow, expand and manifest from that point onward. What will be created in the end is not known exactly, but I'll fill the role of the void with the aptitude and energies I've been blessed with inevitably, God willing. 

For me, and my philosophy, and tradition, Islam through the eyes of HollowDreamz prompts my use of truth-telling by the outsider, the one who has been alienated. The champion of the alienated, constructively, is that of the 'Epitome Perennial' stature. The continual theme in all of my projects is the struggle (jihad) with my own ego, and arrogance; arrogance serving as the root for conflict in most all traditions. My Music Series is an example of, and sets the foundation toward the empowerment of thyself through the projected honesty of my emotions, originality in creativity, and the capacity to reflect upon and set forth the standards dictating my capacity to make choices on matters adequate to my own stage of development both spiritually and worldly. 

My music series enables me to, as an individual, live through my own decisions toward attaining inner freedom according to my own integrity. I input a lot of time and mental energy in the creation and conceptual clarity of my Music Series projects, and feel as if I received a fraction of the input created in the output. But so it is when you create the base foundation of a 'hero' story. It is really depicting the setting up of the foundation of my interpersonal-self in contrast-standing to the world. For more details on the linearity of my music series and what it all means, visit the EP-HD-E&R page.


2) What's been the reasoning behind your creative process and how you've been releasing your music since you began with Epitome Perennial 5 years ago?

For my first three music projects, known as my "Music Series", I was focused on quality and developing my vision for self, parallel with the real life experiences I was dealing with as a late-teen and young adolescent adult. It was about evolving and defining my vision for self, who I am, what matters in life, what inspires me, and how all of that calculates into existence itself. This was specifically notated and exhibited via each conceptual project I was releasing at that particular point in time. The importance of this was that it gave my life, my musicianship, and my self-identity a sense of purpose. I was setting up my foundation whilst also developing my writing style and vision for self as far as the trajectory for where I was headed. 

My Music Series projects serve as a foundation for research and exploration, both emotionally and intellectually. I organized my ideas, my experiences, my thoughts; all of which being universal to the human experience, and I added real-life philosophies and real life extremes tantamount to the scenarios constructing the emotions I felt, placed on display knowing deep down I cannot be the only one dealing with these transcendental questions of self regarding micro-identity, macro-existence and cosmic purpose; perennial questions that so often surround one who examines one's self on the journey toward knowing thyself so as to create the most optimal version of self for the reason of qualitatively contributing to one's experience on Earth.

I spent a lot of time planning my long term path two to five years out, as far as the goals I wanted to accomplish and the projection of my future. The downside was that i wasn't releasing music on a consistent basis so it wasn't yet catching the momentum because I was still in a zone of discovery and seeking rather than harvested yielding. Thy Music Series was an essential initial step and setup. I wouldn't trade or change anything for the way things ended up unraveling  in perfect timing and at the speed of my own sensibilities.


3) Where do you get your inspiration?

I get my inspiration from a linear and a cyclical vision I have for self. That is what has constituted my Music Series. The inspiration comes from the utmost potential in impact I envision my talent to have, as well as the meaningfulness of my heritage and Semitic, Arab, and Palestinian identity, as well as the passion I have in the message I give through the channels that resonate most within myself  my intellect and imagination, serving as my two most empowering faculties. This further resonates with the present condition and environment and aptitude that prevails in the modern world where I find myself, and what is prized both commercially and humanisitically, thereby signifying the potential for me to live out the "American Dream" under such standards I hearken for self in alignment with the most basic foundation of who I am and what I innately represent. The American Dream being the ability to make a good living doing something that also allows me to express myself, talents, and the unique perspective and take I have on the world based upon the information and experiences I've come across, and to spread that message for the betterment of all witnesses. I do not have the absolute answers all of the time, thus it is a learning experience and a life-long exploratory unveiling and revolutionizing process of sorts.

And yet, something about journaling my experiences, both literally, and via the output of my creative projects contained into websites carries a feeling of utmost importance and significance for my life path. I think the sharing of knowledge and information is a very valuable offering to give to the world. I also think it is a duty for us all to share or present that, or those things, which may assist and help anyone else. In my opinion, this creates a ever-evolving and upwardly constructive karma and energy which I believe also creates a flow of trust and openness, whether directly or indirectly, and at the end of the day helps to eliminate fear. If we can eliminate fear, even if only on but a small scale, then such ripple effect has the potential to create waves in the long run, at which point we are left with only laziness as the only reason for not succeeding (and not fear).

Sometimes, inspirations channel through me, words and expressions emitted. Other times, it comes from experiences lived spurring my need to express. Ofttimes I revolve it around a certain purpose or ideal, a message. Energy & Rhythm, for instance, is me re-calibrating myself. It is my, "Is there where I want to go?" questioning and formulation. For Energy & Rhythm, I grew out of my HollowDreamz mentality and sprouted to a new and improved character through courage and action. The Will to Power, as Nietzsche would call it. It's the principle of Life. Energy & Rhythm says, "point towards where light begins, [and] darkness ends", where fear diminishes and hope prevails. It is a powerful meaning to come by. We all go through ups and down. But either we die and rot, or we keep evolving. The caveat is to transition and evolve into a space of your choosing, rather than from a reactionary point of view based on pre-existing constructs debilitating one's free will and choice, from the basis of fear or distraction leading to laziness.

If we can be conscious of our evolution and dictate our journey in life with a productive play, then there is no limit and anything is story-line possible. The means toward accomplishing such is to understand that energies and rhythms are just that  only energies and rhythms, that can be accepted, rejected, manipulated or made void. Nothing should be feared in that regard. Then you are left with self-belief and confidence to make the most of your self. The only thing holding one back then is knowledge and information. But with the internet, that too isn't far from attainment.

Truthful speech in the service of well-being is my ultimate aim as a writer and personified brand in this world-cultural industry and canvas of life. I was an emcee first. Then I became a rapper. I mastered the art and craft of lyrical wordsmithing. I basked in the intellectual viewpoint for the culture. Now I change my style a bit, adapt, side-step to another sphere, a more personal self-imaged persona and brand #SotA. I continue to learn, and then use my music as a means to present such gems. It is a symbiotic relationship, my music and my learning.... Music is my chosen avenue of expressing myself wholesomely and fully in all aspects of my spiritual beingness. Music prompts from within me my own sense of creationism and enthusiasm; it inspires me in a particular direction. But first and foremost, I do not base my learning off of music, in so far as I learn first and then apply what I have inferenced in my mind, to the music. I like progress and improving myself and my intelligence. Awareness and knowledge, as well as athletics. That thirst to know, coming from not knowing; that divided bridging is a source of happiness for me. It empowers me with a sense of self-regard and connectivity and yet my music can teach me via the way the crowd reacts to my creations. This gives me more awareness helping me to learn what works and what doesn't, which ultimately contributes to my ability to create masterful works of concept, and waves of energy.

Awareness allows you to be calm and free to choose reality whereas ignorance causes you to be unstable and moved by impulses. He that deviates out of the way of understanding ends up in the congregation of the dead.

Some of Tom Shadyac's most recent works have inspired me, much of which revolve around environmental consciousness and human awareness. At around the same time that I was recording Energy & Rhythm, I had at one point been kicked out of my parents' house and left to sleep in my car. It was a bit of a low point for me during those next few days, but in and around that time is when I made the choice to begin volunteering at the local homeless shelter, The Haven, so as to look outside and beyond myself. I knew nothing about Tom Shadyac until I began volunteering at The Haven, a day-shelter which he opened up for servicing those in need. I did some more research and began watching interviews, lectures, his documentary "I AM", and even read his book, "Life's Operating Manual", all of which resonated deeply with the concept of Energy and Rhythm in terms of the environmental awareness and reflective analysis it provided upon out state of affairs as a species on this planet. Such writings additionally spoke cumulatively to Epitome Perennial's concept of universality, and HollowDreamz's concept of authenticity by being an individual rather than conforming the self for the sake of being at the mercy of others' judgments. This extended into Energy & Rhythm, which is "living" your truth and how that in effect intertwines with bettering the world at the macro-level once the inner micro-self is taken care of (HollowDreamz). Thus tying it all together in the end (Epitome Perennial representing the omega) of Universality and a better world in the end.

I chose to Volunteer at The Haven because I was testing God's ability to deliver on his promise and message that - if you give give give, you will receive tenfold that of what you give. I was in a place of need. I needed money and a job, and for about 3 months I was just unable to find any work. So in order for my blessings to flow in, I had to let go - and what better way than to be of use to society without the need or want of expecting anything back in return albeit keeping in mind whether such law of giving would result in abundance at some point or another. Beyond this experiment, I also wanted to challenge myself by realizing how blessed I am with what it is that I do have, even if down and feeling out momentarily. Still young, without illness, with much energy,- to really place myself around those who did not have as much as I did at that point in time really put light on the amount of abundance I actually contained, even despite the situation hardship I found myself in during that moment in time. Surely, money gives confidence and creates momentum in so far as one has purpose to live. I've always felt I had purpose, but my bank account has been on empty for the better part of my twenties, despite having made thousands writing for my akh, and thousands from other endeavors including tennis, the reinvestment into my own self, and ideas maintained a level of financial scarcity. 


What does Hip-hop mean for you?
Hip-Hop is a world civilization selected for participation by those gifted with the talent of its expression. But all may witness such genius. Hip-hop influences sports culture, fashion culture, music culture, politics, arts culture, social culture, and economics at all levels serving as the billion-dollar industry that it is. It is just as powerful as religion. It has created some of the most ingenious and expressive and complex forms of poetry and self-expression imagined. And I say imagined, and not created, because if you can imagine it you can create it. Hip-Hop has created something out of nothing, including its very own existence. It is a gift to humanity from the divine essence, born in New York City out of those of Afrikaan heritage; Afrikaa, the birthplace of all of humanity. And yet Hip-hop's essence and formulation transcends beyond boundaries, making it raceless and heritage-less. Respect (or lack-thereof,- judgment) is based upon skill-level rather than kinship or race or social caste. This means all are invited, but only those gifted enough with talent and grace and skillsmanship may become great/renowned at it. Hip-hop culture champions the self first and fore-mostly, through it 5 presented elements, or "means" of becoming. In fact, being yourself is the only way for one to truly become great in Hip-hop. You do not have to go to school to do Hip-hop. You do not have to have a certain amount of money to be eligible for making millions of dollars through one or more of the elements Hip-hop. What you need is skill, talent, work ethic, authenticity, and last but certainly not least - and perhaps the most important of all - courage. Courage to be yourself. Courage to express yourself, and to overcome all doubts and rejections in accompaniment.

Being meaningless is the greatest gift life can give you so that you can determine how you experience life with your capacity to be a co-creator with all that is. To define your reality as uniquely your own, so that you can experience in a way that you prefer to, in a way that is aligned with your truth, your true self. And then finding yourself in a life of harmony, creativity, love, synchronicity, and then recognizing that that is the way life can be if you define it as such. Reality is the product of your core belief, your core definitions of what is true to you. [...] The belief to be able to change, is the key that unlocks you from any particular belief, and allows you to experience your life in an aware reality that allows you to choose what you will experience. You can easily replace beliefs and generate a reality more in alignment with your preference. This is all energy in motion, simple physics. Paradox is your balance. It lets you know, you are where you need to be. That becoming aware of your polarity, that you are in charge, it is coming through you, from you.

Hip-Hop is the leading culture of this new generation. Rappers are not only the new rock stars but the culture they represent represents proclivities and influence over the world's industries I believe, if not already, then soon enough. The world's leading industry titans, the new politicians, the new athletes, the new film directors and movie stars. Everybody respects Hip-Hop because Hip-Hop is an art-form for humanity, not just one race or one social class. Hip-Hop is a way of life that can be appreciated in more ways than one. The process of creating my Music Series projects was the process of creating my life's foundation. It fell in line and unfolded my own real life story and journey. The success and love I get is just a byproduct. This is authentically by means of expressing myself to self, let alone the world. I'm using my talent for myself. It was given to me, to be utilized by me, for me. If the rest of the world can benefit, then great -- that's just proof that i used it in the right way, in a constructive manner, and for the right reasons. I am committed to these projects and my art, which I interpret to be a channel toward the ultimate goal which is the union between the material and the spiritual, the human and the divine. 

As for the people who say we need more conscious rap in the mainstream and on radio, I say there's much conscious rap out there. What we need are more fresh styles of conscious rap. Then conscious rap will hit that mass appeal level more and more. We need shit that cannot be denied because of how dope it is. That's what the world needs more of. And that's the challenge I uphold as my duty from here on out. I am constantly learning about myself and I'm unafraid to share it with others through my music.


4) Your projects include essays, philosophies, epiphanies, poetry and prose. How would you describe your writing style?

When creating my music projects, I always put the lyrics and the music first. What comes later is the website content such as the essay, philosophical incorporation and outside excerpts and quotations. The content part comes easy. The music recording process is my primary goal and proves as the aspect needing the most effort and practice and honing so as to meet the standards of my ear. In this sense, I've always been a writer before being a poet or any sort of lyricist. As far as my development as a writer  essay writing, poetry and lyrics, and my journal entries are the three primary factors and forces of my style. I've recorded journal entries on a consistent basis over the past decade (starting in 2008) during my first year in college. This journal compendium consists of approximately four categories: "book/lecture knowledge", "personal reflections", "my ideas", "famous ppl quotations". The personal reflections aspect of my journals constitutes the most pages. As far as my gift for rhyme, I'd call it more so a gift of flow and cadence. I think anybody can rhyme, but not everybody has flow or proper cadence. Refining it, and also using words that are of no waste and really hit the head of getting one's emotions and point across is where the hours of practice significantly improve one from an amateur to a professional. Flow fore-mostly, I think, comes from God. 

Essentially, I mix my intellect with my creative talent, and characterize myself as an "intellectual-creative". I think intellectual-creativity is potent, and serves as a new type of expression that artists and rappers who have actual movements within the culture of Hip-Hop will benefit from in bringing change on a tangible level. We've heard millions of stories and expressions, but how many actually reasoned and taught and schooled on the why, what, when, where, and how's of such experiences? Whose insights provided revelations and logical articulation that gave actual knowledge and awareness and wisdom to listeners? I think that's what represents Hip-hop's utmost potential, and that was what the direct aim of Epitome Perennial's message was relaying. 
Hip-Hop music to inspiring words of justice  this is what Hip-Hop represents to me in its finest state as an art and world culture.

The world is filled with information but not much wisdom. Lots of information without context creates a vacuum lacking in informed awareness. For me, I try to reveal certain bits of information that draws a picture to reveal some truth about the world. That is my standard and aim when I think about art, and great art specifically. How the world should work based on what does and doesn't matter, is what creates a valuable story. To transcend this into the movement of an artist, now we're talking Hip-Hop's essence of entertainment and education; "edutainment" as I heard KRS-One once say. My goal as an artist is to bridge that gap. I provide information, but also an expansion of understanding  a self-transcendence, via a linear and cyclical existence of sorts, as defined by my own unique journey and path.

The evolution of humanity can proceed only through the evolution of a certain group, which, in its turn, will influence and lead the rest of humanity.

We can experience life all we want, but if we're not actually aware of where we've come from and of how we've come to be, then the vision of self and society at large may very well become convoluted and lost. At which point we begin to lose our own moral and ethical compass because we no longer stand on a steady foundation of identity binded by a God-conscious purpose. My goal is to sail my ship with courage and vision pointed toward the direction of the horizon with some form of idealism and integrity, so that I may find out the real reason for why I'm uniquely here at this moment in time, and with the faculties I've been granted, and why the blood and brawn of my beingness is what it is. 

My Music Series projects have allowed me to consciously live out my purpose; have allowed me to unearth and mold my identity via the experiences and people I've come across along the way. It is about reaching that high-point where you can find your best self within such journeying and challenging heights. Again, it is to live a proactive existence formulated around purpose, based upon unique aptitude and attributes granted unto the self. I include reasoning and also theory and science into aspects of my thematic writings and conceptual projects. Such themes and concepts run parallel, linearly, and cyclically to one another. Such has been my Music Series. For Energy & Rhythm, my lyrical theme and the concept in general reflects the power to perceive, choose, act; the power to experience, to reflect, to learn; the power to grow, to transcend, & to sometimes, and the most mysterious of all: to forget.

The Origin of the Human Race.mp3


5) How does Energy & Rhythm's lyrics fit with the theme of extraterrestrialism? What is the linearity between the project's lyrics and theme regarding your aspirational "speaking into manifestation" lyrics, and the aliens' messages to humanity?

Energy and Rhythm's alien theme of it being an unknown phenomena with my own personal lyrical plot of me spitting raps in the perception and perspective of me "going-for" and speaking into existence the attainment of my dreams and desires, how these two are bridged is that when you don't know something, you are not influenced by it, thereby you are able to manifest that reality within yourself. And yet when there isn't sufficient evidence, but you do know that something is happening but you're still unsure, if you yourself can make it happen for yourself (i.e. speaking to the lyrics of my project) then that unknown variable-probability is articulating itself still in a real fashion based upon the indirect truths that are being presented, very very similar in conjunction and in parallel with these abductees who do not have the physical proof yet have the emotional wherewithal and evaluation and trauma of their experience associated with such such reality and it being real, similar to the gut-feeling of one's self (i.e. now speaking of the lyrics of Energy and Rhythm) in being able to manifest into the corporeal one's ideal vision for self, goals, aspirations, desires and dreams - of course attainable only through the energies and rhythms that align to help create that metaphysical reality so as to attract it's occurrences.

This can furthermore be fathomed in the creation that "knowledge is power" thereby with the knowledge that you know, you are able to manifest certain things, and with the knowledge that you do not know, you are thereby able to learn and create certain things that must be created for you to thereby know. In other words, if one already had all of the answers, then we wouldn't have to do much creating because we would just go to what works, but since we do not have all of the answers and we do not "know", we are left to innovate and create in a way whereupon the naivety is able to make the impossible possible as opposed to the one who already knows - his mind is not as open and malleable to possibilities of fruitioning, nor as creative or as innovative as a child's mind made up of imagination and possibilities - thereby he is self-limiting himself with the knowledge he contains, as opposed to, ironically, the lack of knowledge that enables the know-how to be developed in a dynamic and genius-wherewithal way by those who do not have such already-established "knowledge" and "know-how" limiting their potential impact and effect.

All improvement is dependent upon you seeing yourself as being greater than you are. Then your potentials stir within you and your creative capacities unfold. — Raymond Charles Barker

Moreover, only those who know that the true nature of reality is mental can perceive it, thus then seemingly humanity is not yet fully ready to accept the existence of aliens and UFOs. The agenda of these aliens is to help humanity evolve spiritually, according to witnesses. They are here to assist the ascension of planet earth. I think the signs are around us though, from the Roswell mystery to the Buzz Aldrin audio tapes and interviews, to the grey alien being having it's own emoji on everyone's iPhone and Android keyboards, to the various stories spoken of by sound minds over the many years coming from different backgrounds and social classes and societies. . . Their constant interactions with humans indirectly call for an opening-up of our minds to worlds beyond our own. Something which I find to be a grand advancement with potential for profound impacts in the long-run, as touched upon in "The Encompassment of All" essay I wrote.

A particular type of aliens seek to also raise our collective consciousness toward awareness and an enlightened state of being in so far as our earthly vibrations will then resonate to and become higher and lighter in nature. Ultimately, I think such, by default, leads to fusion; fusion serving as the foundation to the future. The world is becoming smaller through the internet, but fusion outside of our world will also greatly transcend that which our world is made up of. So as to interrupt d'evils and to help transform through upheaval, in a sense. That's the sequel of where we are headed. 

As far John E Mack, his depth of empathy, comprehension and courage in exploring these realities and experiences of high-strangeness are needed qualities among the intellectual and scientific world. To challenge our current paradigm when and where notions of questioning and undiscovered curiosity leads, is an extravagant command no matter how heretical or iconoclast it may be; especially when it regards the way we view the world, in this case, leading to an expansive awareness of possibility and potential through fortitudinal genius and fearless thinking based solely on observation, analysis, and evaluation. Above all, I think John E Mack's sincerity was his most courageous and important characteristic. Both of his books on the topic, "Abduction" and "Passport to the Cosmos", were two of the most profound books I've ever read, written by a noble man with a notable mind who achieved status prior with his writings on T.E. Lawrence which earned him the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1976. 

I think John E. Mack, M.D. was very courageous to take this topic on. I think down the road in who-knows-how-many years, he'll be looked upon as a visionary by the populace - by all of us. — Randall Nickerson

It is my duty to attain toward the highest standard of life I can achieve for myself and community at large, and my lyrics represent such for self and others inter-personally, on the micro-level if you will, while the project's overreaching conceptual message represents such aims for humanity as a whole, toward a macro-level of high-rising awareness. This is me changing, evolving, and realizing the power of monetary gain and it's efficient impact upon the world when done from a place of service in benefit of and contributing toward the universal greater good; a form of social enterprise if you will. I do not care much for financial comfort as much as I care for the character building it contributes in the attainment of it! As Jim Rohn once said, 

"Set a goal to become a millionaire for what it will make of you to achieve it". 

We can help many people in the form of charity, or better yet, social enterprise, through our time and efforts and knowledge, so why not add financial assistance in that equation as well. The richer you are the greater ability you have to tangibly assist and build infrastructures for others so as to help them out, in a real tangible way. So, including the ability to help others, with finances one is able to do much. I view such, from my current viewpoint as a win-win-win, all around. Lest you drown yourself in the dangers of greed and vice. In the end, money is respect. Who is Trump without his brand? Money is power. Money is freedom. Money is more time. Money is access into certain social circles. Money generates publicity, and/or thus influence in world driven by internet marketing, whether for social media, eCommerce, or whatever else.

Some races do better than others in contributing to the world and society in so far as 'civilization' is concerned, but in so far as to how much we do to continue the detriment of such pervasive behavior by not lending a helping hand nor allowing for opportune exposure for improvement, growth, and advancement is a social problem the whole world in all of its areas and villages and cities deals with on a macro and micro level. The macro-level is USA vs Russia. The micro-level is the homeless man being ostracized by the commoner, or the ghetto Latino or Black being ignored by the well to-do businessman. Well then, how high a standard does the businessman truly have over the ghetto poor brethren? If standards create a world of causation and attitudinal potential - then the poor may ultimately rise in their greatness through their morals, character, and high standards of conduct on the spiritual plane of existence (away from hoes, drugs, and immoral schemes for materialism and financial redeeming), which in turn creates an ability to live in a different world. And in fact, how advanced are we as a species when we destroy a gem of a planet such as Earth through the greed and over-consumption and war-mongering ways we carry out on a daily basis for the benefits of self via over-zealousness, whence we have met our survival needs long ago - hence now formulating our mental states into being in competition with those who are doing as well as us, or just about as well; we find ourselves exploiting furthermore those in detriment, by taking advantage of through the knowledge, wherewithal, and means we are capable of carrying out.

Under such construct, indeed, why then should everybody be treated the same? To the point of a Virginia Welsh Scottish Irish British acquaintance of mine, RBS III, he claims society is based upon pillars of "standards". What one race does and does not do is often a reflection of the whole - and such prejudice or respect is solely based upon the standards one race holds into account for itself. Thus, history proves to show that the Brits have done well for themselves - the number of writers, politicians, generals/navel men, poets, philosophers/thinkers that Britain as an empire has inculcated has historically placed such heritage of peoples high-up on the totem pole of worthiness and respect by the rest of the world in so far as "civil" contribution is concerned. And yet each race and peoples have their hey-day. The Arabs certainly had theirs when they were historically at the forefront of science, mathematics, astronomy, and more. And the Africans - well they certainly are at home in the motherland, which was the birthplace of all of us, - thus where does the line draw for us to then begin to show empathy for the 'other', but through understanding, if not at least "sympathy" - though this comes from a perspective 'superior' in nature, as opposed to empathy which is seeing from an eye-to-eye viewpoint rather than looking down upon alike that of sympathy. 

With regards to the topics of equality, the world's state of affairs, the universe, love, war, and cosmic universality by extension of exploration  first and foremost, equality is that state in which everybody receives identical treatment. Do I believe in equality? Hardly, under the current construct of social and sovereign infrastructural and institutionalized workings on the international level of foreign affairs and politics and economics at large. Such idealism is indeed far-fetched; revolution is called upon otherwise. The fact of the matter is, true equality in our world is hard to come by. And that in and of itself takes away from the validity of "equality" since its relevance and significance in constancy-of-practice is limited and quite far-fetched under many humanistic circumstances which scenarios tend to prompt such nefarious tendencies out of. Equity is easily more relatable and realistic and pragmatic than equality. Everybody has their piece to be, their lane to fulfill in the broader sense of abilities and aptitude incurring the potential for contribution. 

The extreme opposites of equality is Nazism, Racism, Prejudice, and racial supremacy which by an extreme leads to institutionalized and infrastructural apartheid. I do not justify such treatments, however such treatments are much more liable to becoming the norm at the macro-level of a society, which then trickles downwards into the day-to-day micro-levels of human and individual contact. Systemic oppression creates interpersonal tensions. Whether interpersonal tension is what is causing systemic oppression is an additional valid point for discussion. However, the system is way more powerful and way more absolute and institutionally-founded in a brick-and-mortar sort of sense, than is relations among folks and groups of folk. The Macro influences the Micro in that regard I would say. And yet we are the system. The corporations and institutions are run and managed by people, or what seemingly are "people". Thus attitudes prevail, further reinforcing systemic workings, lest vanguards step-up to shake change. But the schooling systems, the same systems to create copper busts of great men's faces with the physiognomy on display for all to witness, do not cultivate the wherewithal individualism and creativity such men hearkened for themselves to become that which defined them through their contributions made. The irony is baffling, and ironically vexing.

So it is, survival of the fittest some would say, but such Darwinian theory and perspective is utterly sinful, for we are not animals but humans with intellect and God-conscious reasoning - so to degrade the mind and imagination and well-being of our own souls to that of an animalistic level (of sex, food appetite, greed, and the other 7 deadly sins - more pointedly, the exploitation of those weaker than us) is not only a disgrace to ourselves but it disgraces the communities we are a part of, and the standing of Earth as a whole within the intergalactic society we are made up of and constitute therein -- whether we are aware of such existentialism or not. I am made aware of it. Though it has not yet been identified, time is the greatest revealer of truth and as time progresses the truth becomes younger, indeed, but to look out and beyond ourselves is a great way to come back to the inner sanctums of our beingness, with clarity and self-conscious equity in judging fairly who we are, what we've done, where we have come from, where we are headed, and what we may be able to do to right the wrongs we have committed so as to redirect our course toward that which is greater than all of us.

Whatever you put into your mind has to go someplace and do something. By repetition the information goes into our subconscious mind and becomes a working part of who you are and what you believe. — Bruce Bryans


6) Regarding the change in your lyrics and your now more materialistically-imbued attitude, is The Salloum selling himself out?

This is me reaching down to build wealth for self. Why be ashamed for it? Reaching down being that I represent Hip-Hop's consciousness, and with that I have the power to elevator-down to the floor-level of rap materialism and product-environment, if I choose to, as a brand and businessman. All of this, being under the philosophical perspective and outlook of the importance of gathering wealth through my own rightful duty. Material wealth also serves as an utmost test for thyself, and thus a realization of my own integrity and discipline and good-willed intention; a test that may easily lead toward wiles the way it does for so many who end up caught in the desires and fancies that come with such lifestyles. But with wisdom, as the Prophet Solomon encompassed, may I have the best of both worlds. Financial freedom has always been a goal. That's a testament to my belief to bring something of value to the world. Why would I not use my innate talent, developed intellect, accrued intelligence, and vision to aim toward such abundance ends of freedom and magnitude ever magnifying my true character of generosity. When I think about how fortunate I am to be an American citizen, living in a country blessed with so much opportunity and options for advancement in whatever fathomable direction one can imagine, if one is just willing to put in the time and work required to achieve such levels, it would be selfish of me to settle for self-mediocrity. I believe in freedom of spirit, freedom of maneuverability, freedom of expression, freedom through equity. It's my duty to attain toward the highest standard of life I can possibly achieve for myself, my family, and even more so the inspiration and ability to then contribute to the communities I am a part of at large.

Energy & Rhythm serves as an experiment to test: does me really speaking my dreams and aspirations into existence carry weight in this ethereal world where "The Word" is an all-power force for manifestation? I guess I'll find out. But I'm not chasing after money so much as I am intently going after my dreams which, if accomplished in a correct way, lead to tangible wealth. By default money is a by-product of the great freedom I get in the tangible form, for me expressing such knowledge and insights in a useful and valuable way, to the world. My number one aim is to continue to add value to my life so that I can in return provide value and insights into the lives of others, and in turn the world will grant me monetary profit as a tangible reward for the spiritual value I've been blessed to provide via musical waves and other endeavors I've committed to. And that in turn will grant me more opportunity to garner more value unto self, which in turn will then manifest into me creating more value for the world. It becomes a fruitioning cycle of abundance and prosperity for everyone. What better way to define contribution, success, and accomplishment. To give insight and knowledge and love based upon the insight, knowledge, and love I've come across. How well I do it is based upon my own energy and rhythms, no pun intended, and the means by which I'm able to organize such knowledge so as to make it useful for those who pay witness to the story, the journey, the reality, and vision. So not only am I speaking my words into existence but I'm servicing God, via the given vision he's constituted upon my spirit and intellect.

You have to begin to tell the story of your life as you now want it to be and discontinue the tales of how it has been or of how it is.

Hip-hop is more about attaining wealth. People respect success. They respect big. They don't even have to like your music. If you're big enough, people are drawn to you.  Jay Z.


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7) Speak on the linearity of your Music Series.

First, let me note once again that my purpose in life is to serve as an example for how to live, but I can only attain such stature if I arrange how best to live upon myself. Epitome Perennial is the stature we should all hearken within ourselves and aim for despite its dreary consequences. HollowDreamz should be each of our aims and should formulate the basis of our characters both within ourselves, to always be independent-minded and never afraid to take our unique paths in life, always empathetic toward those who have committed evil against us. My message for Energy & Rhythm is to always believe in self, the vision, and to take action. And to accept all that comes your way ~ both good and evil, for if we understand the deeper meaning that everything that exists exists with divine reasoning, and that good and evil is quite subjective in the grand scheme of things, then we may traverse through life fluidly, accepting and adaptable, always with a clean and fresh slate mentality that this is all the Universe's works  with faith and inspiration and understanding and knowledge, rather than hate, resentment, and lack of forgiveness ~ all of which block the channels of prosperity, happiness, and abundance. 

All creation is for a wise purpose. But men do not usually realize or understand it, because they are steeped in their own arrogance, folly, or passions. Qur'an, 4717.

In each of my music projects, I am serving an idea and I am offering it to the world. That's the joy I get from being an intellectual-creative. I am inspired by all of that which you hear in my projects; the lyrics came from sources that influenced me, the music was made by producers who experienced a well of emotions and experiences in their multiverses; the philosophies, quotations, and additional excerpts creating the concept(s) are inspired by wells of knowledge and insights from other places, discovered and articulated by other people. It's a magical combustion of inter-connectivity and associated-thinking which I think is most original, genius, awe-inspiring, and utmostly influential. I feel full of myself saying this about the creations I've been blessed to channel through and out to the world, but I say we should all feel full of ourselves. With humility is the correctness of being full of oneself. Humility and the attitudinal aptitude committed to serving.

To me, the greatest movie, the greatest story I can tell is the one (I tell) of my (own) life. What story am I telling with my life? That is the question, answered by the journey into the unknown. My Music Series and the concepts involved speak to the cyclical qualities of the human condition. Knowledge is only a tool that I attempt to provide to help others live out their unique purposes; knowledge and experiences that I myself have been blessed to utilize for my own wellness and advantage. I aim to dole out knowledge of self, not information bits ~ usually that which we are fed by the media and news articles and via our education system. Wisdom is the true gold in life. Because all of our decisions are based upon choices, and if we all had the ability to make the right choice each time we came to a fork in the road, the formulation of our lives would be that much greater, even if things seemingly turned out for the "worst" in the eyes of society for a moment ~ because deep down within we would be fulfilled and know that what we chose came from a place of correctness and integrity and ethical and moral standards, which spiritually, enlivens and strengthens. To not make choices out of fear, laziness, or because of dogma, or others placing their judgments upon us ~ it is this freedom that creates a positive snowball effect throughout this short journey of life, where we are tested and our convictions and innate passions and interests are the only things that can lead us where we would like to be. This Music Series lays the foundation for my personal life, and I hope it will do the same for the many who come to experience what I have been inspired to create for myself over the past decade, starting in the Autumn of 2007, until now, Autumn of 2019.

I believe that telling our stories, first to ourselves and then to one another and the world, is a revolutionary act. It is an act that can be met with hostility, exclusion, and violence. It can also lead to love, understanding, transcendence, and community. I hope that my being real with you will help empower you to step into who you are and encourage you to share yourself with those around you. — Janet Mack

Going from Sa1loum with Epitome Perennial, to Provocator with HollowDreamz, to Rap Millionaire The Salloum with Energy & Rhythm was me evolving, defining, and creating myself in the present and also the future. Am I the revolutionary or am I the philosophical teacher? What is my style? Eventually, Energy & Rhythm is about me being all of it. I am infinite. I am this in one moment, and this other perspective in this other moment. Whatever I am inclined to be, and act as, in the Now, backed by values and morals and principles... It comes down to upholding faith for glory to manifest, by remaining true to self, and not putting value in the shallow ornaments of this dunya which make for pettiness. Rather, utilizing such lifestyle for my benefit and my own interpersonal evolution. Only one who is aware is enabled with such free-will choice.


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Between HollowDreamz and Energy&Rhythm was a five year period in which I kick-started a few other websites and businesses for myself: 
1) Penny Grind
2) My Paper Maker
3) Sulay Tennis
4) Global Muslim Peace Movement (Muslim Public Opinion)
5) The Beat Service (Millionaire Rap Beats)
6) Rap Song Reviews
7) Resolving Poverty

Epitome Perennial had me questioning why these good people, leaders specifically, from different backgrounds are ending with the same fate of death, and so early in their lives. There's a systemic paradigm contributing to the destructiveness of the real and justified message of (moral) goodness that is presented to and amongst the people, and the systems of the world. And in HollowDreamz, Manson follows such similar theme, except his is presented in the opposite spectrum, whereby destructiveness on his own accord is presented under such infrastructure, and the system exploits that for its own championing presence as illustrated in the outro, SilverLining. It uses him as an example: to not test, to not push against, to not try to hearken self-isolating power because the game will find you, chew you up, and spit you back out for the rest to see,- something that seemingly occurs when you counter against the grain as told through the essay, "The Spring of Individuality". The grain survives off of conformity, even at the cost of Truth, which means false lives are being led and prized, whether the effects are felt through psychological imprisonment or physically being placed into prison. What we witness in our selves and society in general is materialism over spirituality, spontaneity and the following of desires over discipline and the higher aims of purpose. Looking higher and beyond ourselves, aiming higher to overcome our own discrepancies of human nature and #sin is what the provision shall be. Click here.

If everything comes back to just trying to get a dollar the world is going to go down real quick and real hard.  AJ, from Keswick

And yet the true lives and authentic selves are deemed stars, celebrities, only when they successfully prove themselves, as articulated in "The Spring of Individuality". Fame and fortune rewards the unique in the eyes of the herded masses. And that is an acknowledgment toward materialism, not spirituality, though it too can be an award of unique genius as in the form of writers, musicians, actors, and other industry vanguards. Yet, and however, the come up may be ostracizing and unforgiving, often echoing one's self in a lonesome state due to the natural social setup. This is the cost any person capable of becoming a leader must face and deal with within the self. The Irony is the strength by which such moments of time iron one's self into.

The world lives in a state of phoniness when materialism rules our minds and lives, our thoughts and ambitions. Our self-respect corrupts. We corrupt from within. Thus our external reality too becomes corrupt and destitute. Whatever notion for change, conscious expansion, and awareness may come, we shall ponder, investigate and utilize for the benefit of all of humanity. Thus comes Energy & Rhythm with her theme.

All that you touch you change. All that you change changes you. The only lasting truth is change.  Octavia Butler


8) Speak on the transition between Epitome Perennial to HollowDreamz to Energy & Rhythm as far as thematic concepts go.

Energy & Rhythm's theme is about alien abductions and the unknown, and how all of this can have a positive impact on us individually and on society in terms of the "looking-outside-of-oneself" paradigm-shift that it's able to create. HollowDreamz was about the power of individuality and knowing thyself. Epitome Perennial was about peace and unity among the various nations and races of the world; against injustice; an undeniable provision of human nature and the human condition.

My music series also represents "the gift and the curse"; it's benefit(s) and burden(s). Epitome Perennial is me giving the gift (the gift as being one part of "the gift and the curse" dynamic), the gift of the word, the gift of the talent. HollowDreamz was me showing the curse. Energy and Rhythm is me traversing the gift and the curse, finding the sweet-spot. SotA is, "OK, you've found the sweet spot, now you're fruitioning and rocket-launching forthrightly and forward". ... The gift and the curse, the alpha and the omega  it is always in the beginning where we have the most learning to do. It is the learning that comes from the hardship and from falling-short; such is where one learns the most from  failure. The gift is Epitome Perennial, as the omega, where in the end you figure yourself out. And en route to figuring yourself out is Energy and Rhythm which is the first 'causational-traversing', more pointedly with the right mentality and paradigm; it is the commitment made in the mind to now correctly traverse in the most operable way possible. SotA is the execution. SRiFD is the tweaking and the "more execution". DMind is the "nailing it down and execution". The Red One is commitment and execution  you are committed to the purpose and you're executing the purpose. And then it comes full circle back to Epitome Perennial. With much depth and wholesomeness - the art-form of a lifestyle unwitnessed prior. It is anybody's choice to listen yet it is my responsibility to know exactly what I am talking about and to project it correctly, through self-experience, understanding, and holistic knowledge.

How I bridge the gap between "all paths are equal" [E&R], and the extra-terrestrial concept [Dr. John E Mack],  & Charles Manson's message in HollowDreamz ["ATWA" (air, trees, water, animals and wildlife)] to make these all Linear with one another is that found therein is a paradox between Silver Lining and all paths being equal [Manson] ~ and yet what runs parallel to Manson's ATWA message is the research and the results of John E Mack's findings, which also reflects toward the tolerant message of all paths being equal and unabidingly valuable and infinite. That everything is valid (good, evil, taboo) ~ and that ALL IS ONE, and that "Valid" equates to "outside of scientific reasoning" [via the Extra-terrestrial phenomena], and that "Valid" too means to shatter limits placed upon ourselves, society, and dogmatic traditions we are continuously binded by. With that said, traditions place limits with goals & philosophical and existential aims in mind, (or better yet, may help to protect) so in that regard discipline may sprout and with good cause and reasoning.

I have come to this conclusion from noting in case after case the extent to which the information communicated by alien beings to experiencers is fundamentally about the need for a change in human consciousness and our relationship to the earth and one another. [...] "designed" to bring about a kind of ego death from which spiritual growth and the expansion of consciousness may follow. [...] the UFO abduction phenomenon is taking place in the context of a planetary crises of major proportions. Human power and greed, made invincible by technologies that are ravaging the earth's environment, are bringing the planet's biosystems to the edge of collapse. [...] Abductions seem to be concerned primarily with two related projects: changing human consciousness to prevent the destruction of the earth's life, and a joining of two species for the creation of a new evolutionary form. [...] Virtually every abductee receives information about the destruction of the earth's ecosystem and feels compelled to do something about it. -John E. Mack (Abduction, 1994; pg. 399, 413).

All of this furthermore relates and runs in parallel to Charles Manson's message on HollowDreamz in the outro track "Silver Lining", including:

The abduction phenomena also seems to offer new perspectives on human destructiveness. The aliens, as illustrated, for example, in Peter's and Paul's cases, seem genuinely puzzled about the extent of our aggressiveness toward one another and especially our apparent willingness to destroy the planet's life. As Paul said when speaking from an alien point of view, "We don't understand why you choose destruction." Indeed, the extent of this destructiveness, as reflected to us from the alien vantage point, demonstrates the inadequacy of our biological and psychological theories of aggression and the need for a fresh look at this aspect of our individual and collective selves. "An organism that gets to be at such a degree of destruction should flip back and learn upon itself," Paul said. As one who has long studied the psychological consequences of the nuclear threat, I can only agree". 
— John E. Mack (Abduction, 1994; pg. 403).

The economic implications of the abduction phenomenon are inseparable from the political ones. The loss of a sense of the sacred, the devaluation of intelligence and consciousness in nature beyond ourselves, has permitted the stronger among us to exploit the earth's resources without regard to future generations. Growth without restraint has become an end in itself, as the reports of economic "indicators" endlessly intone, ignoring the inevitable collapse that cannot be far off if the multiplication of the human population continues unchecked and the pillaging of the earth does not stop. Furthermore, if the acquisitive impulse (euphemistically called "market forces") is not controlled, inequities in the distribution of food and other goods that do remain may deepen, giving rise to potential chaos and war without limits. The UFO abduction phenomenon [...] cannot, "save" us. But, [..] it seems to be intricately connected with the nature of human greed, the roots of our destructiveness, and the future consequences of our collective behavior. For the abductees, and the rest of us if we pay attention, the encounters are profoundly enlightening in the fullest sense. — John E. Mack (Abduction, 1994; pg. 411, 412).

Abductees comes to appreciate that the universe is filled with intelligences and is itself intelligent. They develop a sense of awe before a mysterious cosmos that becomes sacred and ensouled. The sense of separation from all the rest of creation breaks down and the experience of oneness becomes an essential aspect of the evolution of the abductees' consciousness. [...] Finally, many if not most of the abductees with whom I have worked intensively come to feel that their enhanced spiritual awareness must be translated into some sort of teaching or higher purpose. Even as they are saddened, and even become hopeless about the ecology of the planet and the fate of the earth's life-forms, they feel that their experiences are, ultimately, about preserving life and that they must do something toward this end. [...] each feel that they have a particular mission or responsibility to teach a different sort of consciousness concerning the human place on Earth. [...] have even changed their jobs or are seeking to shift the direction of their work in order better to fulfill their life's new purpose. Peter envisions a future "Golden Age" of learning and opportunity, which he hopes to help bring about. 
— John E. Mack (Abduction, 1994; pg. 407-408).

The extra-terrestrials are here to tell us a message: that what we are doing is destroying planet Earth. That they are here to awake us and inspire change in the ways we go about living, and to do this for the sake of our own survival and the intergalactic cosmic benefit at large. Again, this is initialized by Charles Manson in his call to protect the Air, Trees, Water, and Animal life.

The change that abductees experience is fundamentally that they may no longer feel themselves to be separate from other beings. They shed their identification with a narrow social role and gain a sense of oneness with all creation, a kind of universal connectedness. [...] Human beings are not lords of the earth, they realize, but children of the cosmos who must find their way to live in harmony with all manner of creatures on the earth and elsewhere. This is a terrifying lesson in humility that opens the psyche to a wider perception of the universe, including the beings and entities that inhabit it. [...] Abductees become open to the presence of a divine source, which fills their being and gives a sense of connection with a universal consciousness from which they have come and to which they will return. 
— John E. Mack (Abduction, 1994; pg. 409).

The UFO abduction phenomenon, which strikes at the heart of the Western paradigm and reveals us to be utterly without control, is more readily accepted at the grassroots level than by the culturally sophisticated or most intellectually advanced among us. For it is, to a large degree, the scientific and governmental elite and the selected media that it controls that determine what we are to believe is real, for these monoliths are the principle beneficiaries of the dominant ideology.
This "politics of ontology" (Mack 1992) is then the primary arena in which the reality and significance of the UFO abduction phenomenon must be confronted. Before its potential meaning for our individual and collective lives can be realized it has to be taken seriously and moved out of the sensationalizing tabloids into the mainstream of the society so that the sophisticated media is free to give up their supercilious tone. For our own government and other governments around the world the abduction phenomenon presents a special problem. Is it, after all, the business of government to protects its people, and for officials to acknowledge that strange beings from radar-defying craft can, in seeming defiance of the laws of gravity and space/time itself, invade our homes and abduct our people creates particular problems. This may explain why government policy in relation to UFOs has been, from the beginning, so confusing, a kind of garbled mixture of denial and cover-up that only fuels conspiracy theories.
There are other political implications of the abduction phenomenon. Politics, local, national, and international, is, after all, a game of power. We seek power to dominate, control, or influence a sphere of action. But the abduction phenomenon by its demonstration that control is impossible, even absurd, and its capacity to reveal our wider identity in the universe invites us to discover the meaning of our "power" in a deeper, spiritual sense. Ethnonational conflict, which derives ultimately from the fact that we define ourselves exclusively in parochial regional terms (what Erik Erikson called "pseudospeciation") is the source of prodigious suffering and represents a vast threat to human survival. The more global, even cosmically, interconnected identity that is implicit in the UFO abduction phenomenon, might, at least, offer a distraction from our interminable struggles for ownership and dominance of the earth. At best it could draw us out of ourselves into potentially infinite cosmic adventures. But all this depends on taking the phenomenon and its implications seriously. [...] That the earth itself, and its potential destruction could have an effect beyond itself or its own environment was altogether outside the worldview in which I was raised. But it would appear from the information that abductees receive that the earth has value or importance in a larger, interrelated cosmic system that mirrors the interconnectedness of life on earth. The alien abduction phenomenon represents, then, some sort of corrective initiative. [...] "the whole universe is self-correcting, because if one part of the universe can be. . . like a feedback machine. [...] It's all connected. If you take one part of the tapestry, and you put a hole in it or you rend it, you wreck the parts that are next to it. If you take a thread out, the threads that are next to it all get bumped and jostled about so you've got to correct it . . . If you make a mess in one part of the universe, you jostle the next part over, and the part that's able to move in or to adjust will do so." — John E. Mack (Abduction, 1994; pg 411).


Energy and Rhythm furthermore encompasses everything. The all is one, the one is all ~ the Taijitu symbol, and that "everything is valid" extends beyond what we may comprehend, for what is valid may also be our imaginations. Evil and "Taboo" is justified to exist as much as Good. To say that even the bad that we create serves as a purpose to connect us with that outside force of alien abductions and extra-terrestrial existence, beyond what scientific reasoning has proven as true, insofar as alien abductions actually happening,~ this comes to terms with faith in the Divine Plan. I believe this sheds light upon a dawn of a new development in terms of human history and for that which is yet to come. That Earth sooner or later will become part of an "association of worlds", or an "interstellar alliance" among other inhabited planets in the universe. This all reflects my lyrical perspective of achieving my own aspirations, PLUS to achieve "world Peace" in so far as Epitome Perennial's theme is concerned, by way of my HollowDreamz' theme of both lyrics and thematic conceptualizing. 

Epitome Perennial dealt with unity for OTHERS (concept), and honest reflection (lyrics).
HollowDreamz dealt with passions unto the self (lyrics), whilst fighting the rut of existential experience (concept).
Which may have led into folly for self (possibility equating to infinite expression; the lemniscate ∞ symbol), but ultimately found the light at the end of the tunnel through PURPOSE and ASPIRATIONAL ENDEAVOR, which is Energy & Rhythm's lyrics and concept. 

Energy & Rhythm bridges the gap between the children of God and the children of the Devil, and finding your own-self between those two spectrums. It is not only defining yourself finitely, but infinitely; existence is infinite, and saying this, it relates to HollowDreamz: what may seem as something terrible, is actually of value when viewed from another perspective  as are the words of Manson and Bundy of value when we understand the situation and perspective from which they claim their mentality. Justifiable to them and for it's sheer validity for existence, and yet seemingly unjustifiable in its seemingly misconstrued adeptness. As is such, the all is One the one is All. 

Allah's Truth is manifest, and all that is good and true and sane and normal accepts it with joy. But even where there is "disease in the heart", or judgment is obscured by perversity, every creature must eventually see and acknowledge Allah and His power. For God's love is unescapable as nature's environment, which if a man ignore or think to thrust it off, he is the ill-natured fool that runneth blindly on death." All Nature adores Allah, and Islam asks for nothing peculiar or sectarian; it but asks that we follow our nature and make our will comformable to Allah's Will as seen in Nature, history, and revelation. Its message is universal. — Qur'an 417.

All perspectives are valid, and what justifies one's existence based upon principles and morality and principles  that is the constitution of Energy & Rhythm. As Nas once said, "you cannot win unless you understand the wit and the conviction" of the children of the devil, meaning the HollowDreamz theme if we're speaking on the children of the devil being Charles Manson, Ted Bundy and those who have traversed down similar paths of destructivity. And on the opposite pole, there is the Epitome Perennial stature which equates to the children of God. Nas speaks on Nat Turner being a child of God and Hitler and J Edgar Hoover being the children of the devil. So the question becomes, why are the children of God, "Epitome Perennial leaders", killed? Because of the societal conditions that constitute hollowDreamz as rhetoricized in it's essay. To move beyond these conditions, we must flow with the energies of love and acceptance in acknowledging the rhythmic power of our lives. To do so, we must open ourselves up to the void, to the unknown, to the resolvement of our metaphysical existence; to then flow, expand, and manifest into a SotA stature of enlightenment. 

You will always move away from what is least beneficial for you. You will always go towards what is more beneficial to you.

The disbelief and ostracization alien abductees receive from others when they share their stories and experiences are not positive reactions. And these abduction experiencers for the most part also are not trying to make a profit off of their stories. And these stories run consistent among all types of peoples, and yet to the first world which is modern and advanced, such eye-witness accounts come across as fairy-tale delusional imaginations. And we believe we are the most advanced civilization. And if it is fake, then the experiencers who do attach a belief to their experience being a benefit for them to experience, is furthermore epiphanied as a solution to a better world. So either way, it's a positive-positive. 

One of the additional aims and primary objectives of my projects has been making sense of what the great writers, thinkers, philosophers, scientists, innovators, leaders, politicians, and iconoclasts of the past stated, and why so much of their words seemingly run consistent with one another, and what such meanings mean in the grand scheme of things, dumbing it down into the relation of our own lives without swallowing it as esoteric talk but rather actuality resonate with our daily lives on the micro and macros spectrum of our existence. I do this to create value, by what I construct with these projects I build, offer, and share. My aim is always that of prolific creativity, giving a slice to the world of my own authentic experiences. The path takes effort in self-reflection and soul searching but is indeed worth the trekking in the long-run.

As stated before, the journey of The Salloum, from Epitome Perennial to Energy & Rhythm, is an evolution of self, from understanding the reality of our social-economical structure and its sobering realities (death of people leaders; of goodness), to focusing on self (changing self to change the world) and expanding, to then manifesting utmost potential for self through complete positive acceptance of circumstances via Faith by means of Yin/Yang #Taijitu en route the state of being found in the philosophy of Wu Wei.
Hollowdreamz represents the beginning of the journey; to attain individualism and to define it for self. 
Epitome Perennial represents individualism at its peak.
Between Epitome Perennial's Omega (Ω) and HollowDreamz's Alpha (α) is the idea that the existence of all is equal, and all is valid ALONG WITH the definition of fear and segregation among existence. This free-will form of infinite expression denotes Energy & Rhythm's lemniscate () possibilities for beingness. 
The symbolism represented is that of the dark preceding the dawn.

Upon incarnating into a physical body, we experience an occultation of awareness and forget who we are. Then social conditioning and biological impulses graft a false identity upon us that is in total discord with our true spiritual nature. Most people wear this false identity for life and fail to recognize and fulfill their true reasons for incarnating. But for others, intuition and experiences help them realize that there is more to life than the material world (matrix) admits. Throughout life these individuals experience higher impulses guiding them toward becoming lucid in this dream, while simultaneously lower impulses beckon them toward sleep. For those who consistently listen to their higher impulses, inner and outer life transforms and begins to operate under divine instead of material laws, removing limitations of the latter and opening up new possibilities. This is the process of transcending the matrix, using higher laws to override lower ones by developing and purifying one’s internal nature to resonate with higher realms of existence. This is a prerequisite for fulfilling one’s potential.

It appears sometimes to be the strangeness and our lack of power and control, more than any real harm or physical pain that may have occurred, that at least initially gives the human/alien relationship such an adversarial or traumatic cast. As has so often happened in human history, something that seems to threaten us from outside, or challenges a worldview, tends to be perceived as demonic, which of course has provided the television and film industries with almost limitless commercial opportunities. 
— John E. Mack (Passport To The Cosmos, 1999; pg. 262)

Epitome Perennial is the reflection of social problems from the perspective of a leader with solution.
HollowDreamz is the reflection of personal problems from the perspective of creation of self.
Energy & Rhythm parallels with the theme of environmentalism. How we are ruining this planet (ourselves) and the universe (our greater world).

"The real important thing is the ecological problem we're causing worldwide. [...] we humans are in the early stages of development [...] too dangerous to be set free in the universe to do as we please." Often on the ships he has been shown "scene after scene showing mankind's destructive ways and its impact on the environment," accompanied by a telepathic message: "YOU ARE KILLING YOUR PLANET. YOUR PLANET IS DYING." "I learned if we can't take care of ourselves and our planet, how can we ever expect to join the galactic neighborhood?" — John E. Mack (Passport To The Cosmos; pg. 98)

One would claim that if God represents everything, then The Creator, as The Maker, has in all that it creates, an aspect of itself, inevitably. Energy & Rhythm is about transcending the self beyond rigid constructs. It is about shattering old beliefs and definitions, whilst accepting the unknown of where we fit in the universe. Accepting the unknown means accepting and tolerating our own ignorance and humbly so. Ultimately, there is a congruence (to be found) between the inner nature of man in his aptitude and tendency, and the natural nature of mother Earth in her essence. And both I believe, are to be found parallel to one another.

I believe I am, therefore I think. I believe we are spiritual beings having a human experience. I believe our consciousness continues to exist after our body is deceased. I believe I am a soul and it's eternal. I feel deep down that I have lived before and don't ask me why, because I cannot and do not know how to explain it  it's just a sense of feeling. I don't mind if people call me crazy, because I would rather be crazy (with profound experiences which I feel nothing but bliss, joy and true happiness within me), than to be normal with misery.

The key to attracting more of what one want starts with loving, accepting, acknowledging, and appreciating the self. All the positive affirmations, treasure maps, and goal setting will be of fleeting value if deep inside one feels alone, ashamed, angry, or deprived and cannot honestly imagine themselves fully and completely in a positive frame of mind. In addition, attracting what one desires begins form within and requires totally accepting the idea of innate faith, in that you are the creator and may attain that which hearken responsible for your own reality. For everything is made of energy. There is no good, or evil in actuality. Everything is neutral; it is only our thoughts that label circumstances as evil or good. Everything is electro-magnetism, which is what energy and rhythm represents, and expresses as its theme, Electro Magnetism.

Evil and good are God's right hand and left. — Horace Mann


In conclusion, I have the alpha, lemniscate, and the omega. The omega was released to the world first, as that signifies the end goal and final destination. You need to know where you wish to go before you set foot on adventure. The lemniscate are the energies and rhythms of life — of freedom of choice and free-will. The omega is the end goal ~ the legacy. Before you begin the journey you must aim to set a foundation for knowing thyself, if even in the least bit, because without knowing thyself you will not know anything else. So for preparation, there needs to be an at-minimum identity established unto one's self, one's desires, one's strengths, one's acumen. This is all important as it is the Alpha, the beginning. I give tangible points of achieving such through some tools that I myself have used and found helpful  means of action.

There is a parallel between near death experiences and the message received by abduction experiencers, especially what the Ariel school kids underwent with the information transmitted to them telepathically. Near Death experiences, and the search for Heaven away from Earthly experience — this leads toward a unifying existence of something grander than the earthly desires of lust, greed, exploitation of nature and people. The higher desires of life come about through awareness of what is outside of us and in the cosmos, and the awareness of purpose and creation. Hence, by transition from HollowDreamz to Energy and Rhythm via the portal of the 'Reach Higher' outro (of HollowDreamz), this is made aware. A great book on near death experiences is by Dr. Bruce Greyson, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia, who has written many journal articles along with interviews on the subject of near death experiences. This transitions furthermore into SotA whereby the white light deemed visible by those on the cusp of death in their out of body experiences, leads to seeing a light of stardom.

God did not create angels independently. The earth is the nursery ground for heaven. The angels are not angels by original nature; they transformed into angels by intimate union with God which God never refuses, the essence of God being never negative, but always active.

For further insights into the linear and cyclical relation of my Music Series, view my EP-hD-E&R webpage.


9) You rap, "sin and grace, yin and yang, all One in the same", and "All is valid including the malice" is another line we heard by you in your song Life In The Moonlight. What do you mean by "valid"?

Whatever is valid simply is. Therefore human beings flying doesn't exist, thus it is not valid. Bullfighting, as cruel it may be to the animal, or as traditionally justified as it may be, in our present day, it exists. Therefore by it's mere fact of purposeful existence, whether good or bad, it exists therefore it is valid. It's energy is just, for it exists and is a valid experience. All that exists is valid, thereby "justified" in the grand scheme of things. Even the Palestinian massacring is just and part of the ideal plan by creation in it's multitudes. In the same way the arena allowed the Jews to experience the Holocaust, and Stalin to kill millions. Is it right? Nay. Is it valid? Yes, because it "is". So when do we challenge creation, if ever at all? I believe we shall when the system of monetary capital, a system sprawled upon a population of billions begins to exploit and harm it's own self. Is the eye on the bill anti-valid, or pro-valid? It is pro-valid in its arena, for it is placed upon as a stamp for justification. But it is non-valid outside of it's arena. The real question is: is money artificial? Where does the consistent, institutionalized system of money maintain itself from; from where does it's root spawn? For even that is valid, but valid may too be defined as dark on this Earthly estate of this current Age, as symbolized in the outro message of Energy & Rhythm.

This leads to the unanswered, and unquestioned ponderance of: what good is out there, and what bad? And beyond "good and bad" - what is God, the Originator Source? From within, what deep rooted plan is our pre-programmed existential DNA prescribed toward fulfilling on the grand scale — a "towardment" only felt, yet unreasoned and imprecisely defined due to it's great capacity: the wholesome God embodiment itself. This evolves to "I (eye) wrote the script like I (eye) atop of Pyramid", via SotA, as it pertains to me, thyself, The Salloum — the embodiment atop of the pyramid. But furthermore, who influences control of the system: An outer entity? Or the system and it's mentality itself (imperialistic capitalism). If imperialistic capitalism: the extra-terrestrial existence acknowledged by the public raises (their) awareness and changes the focus of the mass vision toward something outside of themselves within the rigidly identified construct. If greater entities run earth, I must adapt to the game. If earth is run by earthly peoples, I may change the game. If an outside force or influence holds controlling influence of the infrastructure of the world (where $ rules), then the people must awake to the fact that certain folks have sold themselves to serve an entity that is selfishly benefiting itself through oligarchs and game-playing sell-outs who are maintaining an infrastructural monopoly on the rest of us, thus the wars, poverty, famine, and environmental pollution for selfish ends.

Why are there wars? For money, and stratagem of self-preservation. Money = freedom. Money = independence. Money is good. But evil is evil and money can create evil. And that equates to no humanity. Are we in a jungle? When we join an intergalactic society, the Earth will unify together because we will discover that which is outside of ourselves. And this is what Energy and Rhythm proposes. Epitome Perennial was about world peace. HollowDreamz was about knowing thyself - which leads to peace therein. And Energy and Rhythm is about discovering that which is beyond herein, outside of the self, thus creating harmony among all. Perhaps it's not the micro that fixes the macro (world), but the macro that has the power to adapt and evolve the micro (self).

Money really is what makes the world go round. For example, we would have had electric cars sooner, if it wouldn't have hurt the profits of oil companies. Plus, this country is so behind in green energy, because you have the coal industries writing big pay checks to congressmen.

Does the entity discriminate: It must, for what is racism? For what does it fear, in that the whole Earth does not feel peace? What is the root of such negativity (greed, fear) but that of ignorance of the divine light of creation within each one of us. For what is the true root from which racism sprouts? Racism / classicism= hatred, war; a means to the profits ($), far from the message of the prophets. If such is true then: America is hypocritical at it's most and quite evil at it's least. It preaches one thing (glory, justice), and acts another way (selfishly, shrewdly, imperialistically). She plays the game well — using "positive universal energies" as a facade (effective when believed) yet energetically practices imperialism in a world with all left to fend for but themselves.

This then comes back to the HollowDreamz theme of empathy. We defeat the challenges placed upon by society by taking the high road in all of the difficulties we encounter. Justifying the self and critiques of others may be justified. Yet be open enough to accept inspirations of (the) unknown existences. All may play any position of their choosing. One mustn't have to play some position to be something. They may be themselves, and justly so. This extends from HollowDreamz, and one being their own individual. As far as Energy & Rhythm goes for all of us, it is about playing one's piece of the puzzle. 

Energy & Rhythm reflects the acceptance of different styles and themes. It is all about vibrations and chemistry. Positive and negative energy; to live unto self, free and fluid OR to challenge ills and evolutionize shadow constructs creating fear, prejudice, injustice — committed by whoso lives unto self — free and fluid, benefiting from the constructs of shadow darkness befallen unto war ants and worker bees. Outside is good and bad, and earth is the institutionalized impression of bad sprawled upon it, thereby expressing itself from such root inevitably, through means of outside coercion and influence. But even that root of coerced existence comes from a divine creator which has been created by something greater than its own making. It is about me doing me. I am an infinite spirit, so if I want to make crazy music, or offend, or do whatever, then it is justified, just depends upon the intention, more so than the energy. Energy can hide intention, and vice versa, intention may be veiled by energy. However, energy can be stronger than intention.

The Godless would deny & destroy human rights... The liberties of a nation cannot be secure when belief in God is abandoned. -Richard Halverson

Lies are usually caused by undue fear of men.  Hasidic Saying


10) Your song Ride With You, let me get this straight- is it about alien abduction? Or the unknown? And if so, is there a specific reason why?

Both. Alien abduction is part of it. My project's main focus is alien abduction. We must first define our vision for what we want to happen in this world. Then we must develop ourselves to such ends. Then if we look outside of ourselves perhaps that too will create a positive catalyst for change on Earth, as it will expand our paradigm of conflict with each other and expand our horizons into the unknown depths of consciousness, innovation, exploration. Thus shifting our current paradigm on earth. President Reagan, Oprah, Harvard Pullitzer Prize Winning author and professor, 60+ earnest children in 1994, George Carlin, and the tens of thousands of people all across the world who have paid witness to such - all of these folk spoke on the subject, on public world stages too. So how crazy or odd and weird is it for me to? I put it into an entertaining thematic and conceptual form, easy to digest with a macro vision (the listener) toward expansion of self and expansion of world conscious.


11) Speak on Energy & Rhythm's red & violet cover art, and how you came up with the name of the project.

Red is a low frequency vibration. In fact it is the lowest visible frequency we are able to perceive with our human eyes. And violet is the highest visible frequency we can perceive with our eyes. Thus, if something exists on the frequency of violet light, then it is at a very high level of energy and will experience the things that go hand in hand with that level. If on the other end of the spectrum it chooses to exist on the red frequency level, then it will resonate at a lower frequency and one will experience things at that end.

Violet assists those who seek the meaning of life and spiritual fulfillment. It expands our awareness, connecting us to a higher consciousness. For this reason it is associated with transformation of the soul and the philosophers of the world are often attracted to it.

Red is the color of energy, passion, and action. Red is energizing. It excites the emotions and motivates us to take action. It signifies a pioneering spirit and leadership qualities, promoting ambition and determination. It is also strong-willed and can give confidence to those who are shy or lacking in will power.

The difference in gradation of the vibration of frequency is what determines what is capable of being experienced. If you are operating at the high level of frequency (violet) you will never perceive red at that end of the spectrum. So the leading edge of the wave of collective consciousness  you can live there or float back into the wake, somewhere of which there will be vibrations representative to whatever degree you allow your belief system to take hold. There are consequences to that, being that you can only perceive what is directly commensurate to the level you're on, nothing lower and nothing higher. But we are all capable of choosing to ride the crest  the leading edge.

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And last but not least, the color of the text "Energy & Rhythm" on the front cover art is Cosmic Latte.




I named this project, "Energy & Rhythm", after a skate-shop in Charlottesville that was located on the UVA corner years ago. This project is Hip-Hop for the future. Music that makes you feel more than one feeling throughout the song. It is about questioning, it is about inspiring, it is about confidence, and it is also about reality and doubt, but I call it controlled doubt. Doubt with faith; feeling wealthy inside and out. This is true, real music, and this music could single-handedly revolutionize the disgruntled perceptions of that which we call reality by one's mere understanding of the conceptual theme I present. To me, this project was exciting and renewing, both the process of making it as well as the possibilities and open-ended questions and inquiries and manifestations that were spoken into existence. It encompasses All. And how befitting that is, considering energy encompasses all, and rhythms are undefined insofar as our human capacity is able to comprehend and retain in it's fullest existence.

Ultimately, what E&R represents is progress. My main goal for this project was two-fold. Firstly, to officially engineering my songs professionally so they're presented in the highest possible quality, and to ensure that the lyrics I was writing and using were easily comprehensible, all the while using unique productions that hit the ear different; music that gives me my personal sound. Not a single producer on this project was used more than once. Every beat was created by a different producer born and raised in a unique environment. One of them lives in Germany, another in Atlanta, another is on the West Coast. Nevertheless, each beat signifies my style from the first moment I heard it. During the creative process, I asked myself how I could make Energy & Rhythm the step toward manifesting my aspirations. I think speaking what I want from within outward into existence and also creating the best product possible will garner a sense of accomplishment in doing what's in my power to create something of worth for myself and the world, all while depicting the times of the present world as is the duty of every artist who creates.

All of my songs contain at least one of three themes: (1) Social dialogue and consciousness. (2) Personal reflection and inner-awareness. And (3) aspiration toward financial freedom and by default spiritual upliftment and freedom from the shackles of the construct workload. 

Ultimately, all that exists is worthy of expression  thus worthy of me expressing it. It constitutes "life". There is no one correct way to live. All is valid, and all is up for consideration by all who wish to consider what they may. I speak on the anti-thesis to limitation(s) as we know it. I feel that is my duty because indelibly it is an aspect characteristic to Truth, and the truths therein.


12) Speak on the effects and impacts of science and art, and how Energy & Rhythm coalesces the two.

There is a lack of innovation and creativity in science. Science slows itself down. It is methodical, sure, but seemingly it works from the bottom up rather than the top down. Art signifies top-down. For this reason, at this point, on this subject, it is "faith" over scientific reasoning which resonates closer to truth; ones own imaginative logic, and intuition. Science perpetually rules out intuition and faults itself at the lack of innovation it may encompass for itself. The Qur'an clearly mentions, as well as other traditions of native Americanism and African tribal experiences, of jinn, star-people (beings). Science wishes to discredit at the cost of remaining true to its rigid construct of reasoning. Such judgment is detrimental and clouded by a reasoning  holding itself hostage under unrealistic limits. I believe the social structure, paradigm, economic infrastructural - it is all related through the grapevine — and that's a limitation, especially when you bring big business and profiteering into the mix.

Islamic science is related profoundly to the Islamic world view. It is rooted deeply in knowledge based upon the unity of Allah or al-tawhid and a view of the universe in which Allah’s Wisdom and Will rule and in which all things are interrelated reflecting unity on the cosmic level. In contrast, Western science is based on considering the natural world as a reality which is separate from both Allah and the higher levels of being. At best, Allah is accepted as the creator of the world, as a mason who has built a house which now stand on its own. His intrusion into the running of the world and His continuous sustenance of it are not accepted in the modern scientific world view.  Seyyed Hossein Nasr

If knowledge is light. Ignorance is dark. We are floating on a small tiny planet in the middle of space. And only a few take into serious ponderance what it is that is above us in the sky. The rest watch TV, meet at cafes for gossip, and watch the Kardashians or Monday Night Football. The delusion of the matrix. Truth is found within as soon as one looks outside of oneself to the void and the unknown. The making of (r)evolution. Seemingly, control of such is constrained by the day to day clock work of daily routines. Freedom is the only way to escape. And freedom cannot be attained without an entrepreneurial sense of oneself growing into their utmost potential. That's my philosophy at least. To each their own!

Furthermore, Energy and Rhythm explicates the lesson of overcoming death. It is important to overcome our fear of death. For then may one live fully and experience uniqueness and respect and tolerance for all. To understand such, we must come into touch with our spiritual nature.

Everything goeth, everything returneth; eternally rolleth the wheel of existence. Everything dieth, everything blossometh forth again; eternally runneth the year of existence.
Everything breaketh, everything is integrated anew; eternally buildeth itself the same house of existence. All things separate, all things against greet one another; eternally true to itself remaineth the ring of existence.
Every moment beginneth existence, around every 'Here' rolleth the bull of "There'. The middle is everywhere. Crooked is the path of eternity. — P.D. Ouspensky

As far as extra-terrestrials being proven by science, in my own personal research and brainstorming, from unexplained files to Harvard psychiatrist John E Mack's research to other sources and articles I've come across on subjects of channelings and also metaphysics, mainstream science's explanations fall quite short. We don't need science to prove everything that we should all be able to demark as true in our own hearts once presented by certain evidences, particularly among a system ruled and run not by truth but by self-interest and aggrandizement. Science is controlled by forces less-than truth-seeking sincerity, and "explanations" for what is not understood is based solely upon the immaturity of the scientific method and paradigms of reasoning undermining its greatest and fullest development for reaching its potential. Yet we settle for less because we haven't enabled ourselves to think and experiment outside of the box. The world has herself turned into a zoo of fallacy and fanciful existence. The current system, its rigidness, and lack of trustworthiness among itself is the underlying issue. Extra-terrestrialistic enlightenment is the new age of a new system toward a newly defined awakening of preservation and multi-varied prosperity. Things are changing and evolving as old versus new takes place, and this transition of power and rulership, this is what constitutes Energy & Rhythm, and that change is the only constant in our universe of affairs whether we seek to control it or not.

Needless to say none of this makes sense within the modern worldview brought to us by Western science, whose "governing assumption," in philosopher Richard Tarnas's words, is that "any meaning the human mind perceives in the universe does not exist intrinsically in the universe but is projected onto it by the human mind". To Tarnas, "this complete voiding of the cosmos, this absolute privileging of the human" is perhaps the "ultimate anthropocentric projection, the most subtle yet prodigious form of human self-aggrandizement" and represents an intellectual "hubris of cosmic proportions."
The experiences recounted by the abductees with whom I have worked during the past four years constitute, I think, a rich body of evidence to support the idea that the cosmos, far from being devoid of meaning and intelligence is, to quote Tarnas again, "informed by some kind of universal intelligence," an intelligence "of scarcely conceivable power, complexity, and aesthetic subtlety yet one to which the human intelligence is akin, and in which it can participate."
UFO abductions and related phenomena suggest first that humans are not preeminent intelligent beings in a universe more or less empty of conscious life. But abductees' experiences also indicate that we are participating in a cosmos that contains intelligent beings that are far more advanced than we are in certain respects and have the power to render us helpless for purposes we are only just beginning to fathom. 
Each abductee appears to me like a pioneer on a hero's journey. For as they undergo their own ego-destroying terror, and allow us to know about their experiences, their consciousness opens to the existence of unknown dimensions of the cosmos and the human psyche, which themselves appear increasingly to be profoundly interwoven. 
I am often asked why, if UFOs and abductions are real, the spaceships do not show up in more obvious form. "Why don't they land on the White House lawn?" is the reigning cliche. The most popular answer to this question among those who take the phenomenon seriously is that the aliens do not dare to manifest themselves more directly. Government leaders would panic, might attack them, and surely would not know how to avoid scaring the rest of us.
It is for us to embrace the reality of the phenomenon and to take a step toward appreciating that we live in a universe different from the one in which we have been taught to believe.
UFO abductions have to do with the evolution of consciousness and the collapse of a worldview that has placed humankind at a kind of epicenter of intelligence in a cosmos perceived as largely lifeless and meaningless. [...] The connecting principle, the force that expands our consciousness beyond ourselves, appears to be love. [...] The abduction phenomena, it seems clear, is about what is yet to come. It presents, quite literally, visions of alternative futures, but it leaves the choice to us.
 — John E. Mack


13) Describe the significance of your Music Series, and the foreseeable impact you would like it to have.

I could rather not share the intricacies and the meanings of my Music Series, but then that leaves a lot left unsaid. My ideas need to be recognized and acknowledged for what they are. And who better to deliver the meaning of my message and be the messenger of my own cause than myself. In a painting we can leave it all up for interpretation because it is only visual so our mind's imagination takes over and our analytical thought-processing takes over. But with music, it's verbal; it's the word. And it also becomes a dialogue when you are able to express what it is you mean, and others then can draw parallels and wholesomely expound upon what it is you see, and what it is they see. I'd say the same may very well go for a painting; a picture that is worth a thousand words as they say.

Dialogue and interaction is much more effective in creating change than an antiquated piece of art left in dust that was forgotten about, because the meaning of it was neglected and left to individual amazement rather than communal sanctity. I'm here to educate and entertain. What is my message? And to continue to learn about myself and about people and the workings of the world as well as human nature on both the micro and macro levels. And then again, to entertain and educate. No progress comes from art or culture if it is not expounded upon and evaluated and hearkened as a form of practice or tangible movement. I do not want my art to sit. I create to be relevant and proven as tried and true so that it may be put into practice. And it's on me to persuade and articulate the message and meaning and significance and short-comings and strengths and unknowns of it. I don't have all of the answers but if i can give my one or two answers, then somebody can chime in with their additional one or two answers and now all of a sudden the piece of art is beginning to make more sense to all. As a result, more value is created and it becomes more respected because it is touching on so many nodes, universal to us all us.

The meaning, the articulation of its significance, take what you want and leave what you do not. I am not hear to preach or shove anything down anybody's conscious. But I am here to deliver profundity and significance and relevance to us all. All I can do is allow myself to be content with the effort and promotion I put into these projects. It is everyone else's prerogative to either use it or throw it to the way-side. With my movement and my belief, I am setting up the foundation for what I suggest listeners to adhere to for themselves. This is the journey of me. The journey that I am on. Where I end up, wherever it may be, know this was my foundation for the development of what later comes. Then you too can know what to expect when you too hearken such philosophy. I seek to take the best of everything I come across, and to learn from the worst of everything I come across. What better way to make sense of the world and yourself than through such means. 

I show myself that to run with the bulls, to face the masses as the lone-self, to conquer the self and fears and reach heights from which most are scared to aspire toward and thus fall from -- this is greatness. Filled with much reward. Filled with much learning. Filled with much risk. And lacking in substantial regrets once oneself is founded upon and committed to it. It touches on virtue. It touches upon imagination. It touches on action. It touches on tolerance. It touches upon fear, love, hate, and compassion. It is the God aspect on the micro and the macro level -- the themes of these projects that I create. It paints and touches upon the picture of human nature  of human emotion  of human existence. It is philosophy and science, art and metaphysics. I'm just a channel for the vision God put inside of me. I'm blessed. This is me exercising my blessings. And me telling you, you too have blessings, and that it is your duty to exercise for yourself and more importantly, for the world to see what it is you have for giving.


14) From a religious perspective, regarding The Pleaidian Message, how do you reason the creator Gods, specifically plural, and Allah as being the Creator of humanity; how do you bridge the gap between the two?

Who created the creator Gods is the answer. Allah is the Creator of All. So whether there are "creator Gods" out there or not, that does not undermine the One Source of ALL creation, made of Cosmic Dust in all beings, energies, and atoms. There's a sort of pantheism that I resonate with. As Einstein once said, 

The religion of future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend a personal God and avoid dogmas and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual as a meaningful unity. Buddhism answers this description... If there is any religion that would cope with modern scientific needs, it would be Buddhism. -Albert Einstein

And as far as Pantheism goes,
(Pan = all, theism=God) it is the view that God is all. Although some definitions describe pantheism as the view that God is the universe or God is nature, the more general definition is that these (universe, nature) are manifestations of God. In other words, pantheism defines God as the totality. All matter, energy, space and time. The universe and every other universe which may exist. All creators and all destroyers. All things, ideas, forms. Every-thing and every-nothing. In sum, He is the representation of the oneness of all. 
This view wouldn't be compatible with Islam because we believe Allah created these things, he isn't these things. [35:1]. [21:30]. [36:82]. We know that Allah cannot perish or expire, but time will be diminished, so Allah cannot be all since Allah cannot perish like nature, time, earth and the universe. Although Allah is not all but he can control and create all.

I keep the door open to all belief systems and reasonings for my own creative inspirations. Life is about questioning, exploring, and making sense of that which resonates most within oneself, and some uncertainties may indeed lead to connections elsewhere drawing upon a perspective that leads toward the One Truth. In other words half truths may lead to whole Truths whence viewed with holistic clarity. Sincere evolution is the goal. Debasement and ulterior-motivated intentions is the curse we face alongside the blessings of free-will which we have been granted.

This is a tough world because people are in competition with each other more so than following their unique timings and paths. I guess such competition helps spur progress at a faster and more distilled rate. Nevertheless, it all causes much mischief and grief due to there being less cordiality and trust where self-preservation is the law of the land. This is where the notion of drones dropping bombs on people in third world countries is deemed valid and acceptable, through the blindness of such occurrences, and a certain detachment and indifference by they behind such buttons carrying out such missions and tasks for their higher-ups. We are all human with nearly identical wants and desires and identical fears, yet the average unfortunately does not view their fellow human in similar ways at levels of foreign policy where resources and legislation and power of influence reigns. That is problematic. The panacea? Awareness, and knowledge and education. One that is spiritual in nature.

Everything you see on earth is made from one original substance, out of which all things proceed. 
— Wallace D. Wattles

There is a difference between being smart, intelligent, and genius. Most at these great universities are smart, some intelligent who think independently and reflect upon self with depth, and there are a couple of geniuses therein who dedicate their time and concentration to innovative tasks and ideas and thought patterns and processings contributing uniquely toward portraying a substantially effective worldview as never seen before. And such is how you get your SotAs. Transparency is important. That creates a checks and balances assortment between leaders and followers. On the macro level, if we knew secrets the president knew, our perspective on how and why things are being authorized would shift. Such concerns and thoughts are not made for everybody to be aware of or to think about because folks then become distracted from concentrating on their piece of the puzzle to play. The system hiccups soon thereafter and the greased toiling may very well soon become rough and jagged. But I believe a greater vision and purpose is required for all to hearken and the world does not contain such shift of paradigm quite yet.

Society will only begin to take care of its own (those who have ostracized for standing up for justice against power), and those who have been cast out and to the side who do not fit the matrix engine protocol (eccentrics) when we begin comparing ourselves, not with ourselves, but something greater than ourselves. Then willwe realize that the greatest progress we will be able to make will come through progressive competition (a benefit of capitalism unduly) with others other than ourselves. And what ability to create such paradigm than through the discovery of other extra-terrestrial civilizations and life. We will then as a common people be united away from our cultural traditional racial and social class divisions, and will begin assimilating toward the common utmost objective of competing with an entity outside of ourselves; rather entities, both greater and inferior to our own development technologically, spiritually, metaphysically, etc.

We are still battling each other on the earthly micro-level. But who are we on the Universal MACRO level in this galactic cosmos? That is a true resolvement for the distraught and stresses we feel and create upon ourselves and our environments conclusively. Kudos to Elon Musk, Naveen Jain, Jeff Bezos, and others for their visions and know-how in progressing our generation(s) toward such expansiveness. Surely a paradigm shift is call for and such comes only through our shift in the awareness of our environment. Be the version of you that accepts this new awareness. I hope my project inspires and opens one up in ways that the information and knowledge I've come upon has done for me.

Ultimately, I believe in Perennialism. 
That all traditions are worthy at their core. 
Each carrying a universal seed of truth therein. 
Details of the traditions prescribe toward a compatibly-ritualistic means of living. 
Therefore, I believe all perspectives are worthy. 
I believe all rights shall be granted for every spirit. 
I believe in the Supreme Creator. 
The order of my body (self-healing), the order of the solar system (night/day-seasons), the order of nature all alludes to calculated and orderly (divine) existence beyond our knowledge. 
I believe in creator(s). 
Life has the ability to direct and create itself on a fractional scale within a bounded framework. 
But we answer to the Creator of All World's always. 
The framework itself was created by the Supreme Creator, therefore It knows what we may do, and what we do based upon the system of repercussions serving to guide us in his Infinite Wisdom and Mercy. 
Our lives are bounded by the framework of the Supreme Creator.
I believe in life after death. 
I believe our spirits (the glist in our eyes [vs] the lifeless eyes of a corpse) are eternal. 
I believe all animals and plants have spirit. 
I believe all spirit is energy.
I believe in extra-terrestrial life. 
Worlds exist outside of our realm of experience. 
I believe in a spirit world (Angels/Jinns/Ghosts). 
I believe Earth will unify herself as soon as our infrastructural system matures beyond our current state and outreaches into the universe. 
Inter-galactic exploration will unify our terrestrial race evermore. 
I believe technology and science is important. 
But I believe faith with intuitive reasoning serves as the primary base toward (our) limitless expansion.

Every body dies, but existence continues. — Noah Levine



15) Why haven't you collaborated with other music artists?
My Music Series has been a 3-part concept series that I needed to create and complete for myself, first and foremost. It is my foundational platform from which RAP MILLIONAIRE, The Salloum sprouts. The Music Series is a linear and cyclical foundation I've had planned out for half a decade. What follows after my MUSIC SERIES projects is collaborating and releasing not a conceptual project but single songs and finding my unique groove and style by releasing one song at a time independently on a consistent basis. Then once I’m releasing music on a consistent basis, I’m creating value for myself and the people with whom I am collaborate with, and that is when it is ideal for the snowball effect to take place and for opportunities and challenges to expand and come forth.

Hip-hop for me, on my first three projects, was a soundboard and a platform for me to explore intellectual ideas and concepts in reflection with present day society and the world at large, on human issues. And human issues can be both personal issues and race issues, and cultural issues, and political issues. My works have been as much a spiritual journey as they have been musical. I was not a "success" until now because my soul spirit was not at the frequency of such realities. My project concepts extend toward the ability for meaningful change through my rhetorical words and verses. I serve myself to the world by living my truth, and sharing it. That's the most valuable information I can give. It's the most honest way to deliver myself, and for those who see it, to witness me for me. I work in a closed-off space, my zone is self-contained.

My Music Series champion creativity with intellectualism. Creativity is the answer to make worlds unite. My Music Series is based upon presenting my ideas via curating it through mainstream dots being connected -- from a place of explaining it through particular sources deemed exemplary and credible. These are what my features are all about. The references come with credibility, and also an underlying meaning back-dropping to my thematic concepts. I think we all would just like to be loved and respected. That's all what everybody wants. From the racist to the rapist. How we deal with demons and the ills of our souls to make some commit to acts of vice and sin, whilst others are able to reconcile themselves into forgiveness of self, others, through understanding - my Music Series is a therapeutic practice in the aspect that it is liberating me from myself even as I am seeing the versions of myself in the themes themselves. It is forcing me to see the play within my own play. Thereby the ultimate goal of my music is for me to be myself. How I do it is through rhyme and reason, cadence and rhythm, rhetoric and prose. The way I do it is not my purpose. The way I do it is an expression of my purpose. The only purpose I have is to be myself.

Enlightenment occurs when someone becomes inspired by information and uses it to enhance their life. 


16) Any last words?

In the Qur'an, it states that there are four points a Muslim must adhere to to prosper. The first of those four is "belief in the unseen". This includes angels and jinn, as prescribed in Surah 2:3. My Energy & Rhythm theme aim to do just that, as its theme runs parallel in that regard (1:00:01). The following three points are steadfastness in prayer, generosity toward the world, and belief in the Qur'an and assured belief in the afterlife. Additionally, I would like to also note the linear projection of the projects track-listing, in that the project on the whole progresses via an ask, believe, receive voyage.

My ask verses refer to me asking, signifying what my dreams are, what I strive for in so far as commanding my respect and purpose unto self amidst life's hap-stances and scenarios. My believe verses are my being in the process of action and manifesting through means of doing. And my receive verses are things actually happening and me showing gratitude toward the continuous potential I foresee for self; me claiming my independence and ideals coming true through correspondence with. Part of the creation of my projects is to bring empowerment to self. To maintain inspiration within my own blood and brawn.

Energy & Rhythm is me showing gratitude. Energy & Rhythm is gratitude. Science says "show me and I believe you". Faith says, "I believe, and it shows". So based upon the abduction of aliens as well, which is that these abductees say they have seen and witnessed such phenomena, and yet science can not fathom such as being true, well forget science and the statistics of, "less than 1% make it a success in life", blah blah blah. Such means of viewing reality shall be ignored for such goes against the grain of faith one is apt to have in one's abilities whence realistically queued. And I extend this message of conviction and right to all who have a desire burning deep down within, yet are constrained by the doubts and averages of the masses who have no part in supporting nor contributing to such fire within. Even to believe in the extent of things that have happened that you don't want to be true, this can extend as far as fearing success more than fearing failure. It can be heard in my song "Moonlight" where i say, 

"I didn't love self cause my mama didn't back my wants
I was just fighting to make it seen when already it was here
I was just denying it like a non-believer by Elohim
But i knew if i gave in I’d regret it, so I dug deeper
A shy infatuate, call me that creeper immaculate
These are my thoughts
These are my dreams
This is my revival"

Eventually it is about overcoming. And so relating this furthermore to Ronald Reagan's UN speech on fear itself being a great motivator toward action toward positive outcomes, as fear may very well be stronger than love in that regard. It is fear and anger that manifests action and change, rarely comfort. Refer to the bottom section of my lyrics web-page on my website for more on this  energyandrhythm.com/lyrics.php.

I'm blessed to have concluded my Music Series, a process that has taken place over 5 years, and which began with 5 years of preparation prior to my first release in 2013, Epitome Perennial. I now look forward to my next step toward grander levels. What follows will be Thy Opus based upon defined exhibits. Definitely check out my Palestine vlogs for in-depth footage on what the creative process behind Energy & Rhythm was, and the step-by-step means by which I completed it:

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At the end of the day, all I can do is share what I know. I can try to teach, but if anything, I share my knowledge and what I know, the same way I've learned from dozens whom I've looked into to understand, and who have contributed to my own well of awareness, insights and wisdoms. I feel far from my pinnacle but surely I'm on the right track. And that's thanks to me hearkening HollowDreamz' philosophy. Energy & Rhythm is now the way I live my life, which will soon lead to my solidified stature of trueness in character and self; a prime if you will. This is what I seek to fulfill as I continue my trek in life. I'm not necessarily here to change people insofar as I am to share my perspective which can then influence the way people think and view themselves and the world, which hopefully gives more empowerment and justice and self-commanding respect and virtue via principles and ethics and morality. That is what matters most to me. And that's how Islam raised me.

"In the first place, the Muslims always inspire respect and fear through their dignified behavior, attachment to their religion and obedience to just laws, and their peacefulness."



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Perfection - Good and Bad, Right and Wrong (Pt 1).mp3

Perfection - Good and Bad, Right and Wrong (Pt 2).mp3

Get Involved - Laying the Groundwork for Contact.mp3

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