First off, is that your real name? “Yes, legit government name,” says James Massiah. “For the sake of the recording, the talent is pointing at his driving license,” he ventures, mock procedurally. As you might already be able to tell, James Massiah has an ear for the English language and a flair for performance. Let’s also get this straight: he is not a rapper, he does not ‘do’ spoken word, rather Massiah is a poet who also happens to be a musician.

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