Purple and Gold

November 21, 2017

When you visit the University of Montevallo to see your daughter in a play you have to put on purple and gold and kill them softly in their school colors.


Neck Tie Music

November 21, 2017

After I performed at the Current State of the Black Man event it made me look back on my life in how many of us growing up just wanted to be an athlete or entertainer while neglecting the impact that playing an instrument can make. Now I appreciate how Questlove plays the drums and what Louis Armstrong made happen with the Trumpet was phenomenal. It is a blessing to hear Stevie Wonder on the harmonica, Kenny G on the saxophone and Johnlegend on the piano. My instrument is a neck tie and each time I perform it gives others rhythm so they no longer have to keep their blues. Some folk that have seen my act gave me a testimony that you can’t worry about if the blue grassĀ is greener on the other side but if you just get up off your jazz that your life will always rock and roll.


November 21, 2017

When you perform at events like The Current State of the Black Man it brings out the best in you and brings out the best people to come out to support you.


November 21, 2017

Your gifts will make room and that is why I presented a Derricknyms name in a frame to Sybil Sloan, Ricco Barrino and Melvin Otey before I performed at the Current State of the Black Man event in Montgomery.

The Blessing Room

November 19, 2017

In the Blessing Room before I perform at The Current State of the Black Man event. Where I’m at in my life is not the Dressing Room because Dressing goes over a salad but a Blessing goes over your life.

Shirts and Skins

November 19, 2017

On the court we play shirts and skins. Off the court if you don’t handle your skins you will lose your shirts.

Taking Action

November 17, 2017

Yesterday I gave athletes a tie as a resource and their coaches challenged them by saying “I want to see what you will do with the tie, I want to see how many of you will come to school on Friday with a tie on.”

The athletes along with coaches responded by wearing them. You may never see a flower if you never plant a seed.