Dutty Bookman

Love you same way, Babylon

As I drove by Riverton City tonight and smelled the garbage dump that people who live in the vicinity have to inhale daily, I almost let righteous anger prevail. But, honestly, I couldn’t allow that to happen after the kind of day I had which, first of all, began with sunshine. I shared some nice vibrations with my son and slept one of the best afternoon sleeps that money can’t buy – outdoor in the wind’s playground. By my calculation I also had the pleasure of 22 fruits when I ate 2 Number Eleven mangoes some hours earlier. Read more

Listen to ‘Fatidic DUB!’

First there was the word… now let there be the sound! I am really pleased to present my new musical mix to the world. Fatidic DUB truly represents my style as a DJ/selector and, just like the Fatidic book, these selections are meant to counteract the forces that thrive on mental slavery (also known as “babylon”). I don’t know how else to put it. This is the nature of my creativity, my life purpose. Press play and feel the spirit, hopefully.



‘Fatidic’ is self-manifesting

March 21st was when I offered Fatidic: Selected Duttyisms to the world. Yet, that date itself actually became much more prophetic than I ever imagined. You might feel the powers when you watch this video clip from the launch event.


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My book launch: ‘Fatidic’

I am blessed to be able to say that I am presenting my second book to the world. It is called Fatidic: Selected Duttyisms, a collection of my earliest writings from this blog. Contain within are my thoughts on spirituality, Black struggle, human struggle and more. A special treat is the ‘Jamaican Revival’ piece that readers might find interesting since it was the first time that I attempted to describe and articulate the underground movement that would later become known as the Reggae Revival.


Fatidic Book Launch Flyer

So, yeah.

Fatidic (pronounced FAY-ti-dik) will launch on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the landmark Sankofa Videos, Books and Cafe (2714 Georgia Avenue NW), Washington DC’s foremost incubator for Afrocentric intellectualism. It is truly an honor for me to be featured there. I will happily read, discuss and sign all copies. Please RSVP via the event page (on Facebook) and come if yuh coming.

Bless and give thanks.