Young Black Mind

by Dolphin

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Mike Johns
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Mike Johns Nice One - Cheers
michael rütten
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michael rütten good story, good music.
Jason aka ClassicBeatz
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Jason aka ClassicBeatz #BlackLivesMatter that is all.....
Twistedsoul
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Twistedsoul Jaw dropping music. The world needs to hear more from the unknown Balitmore musician. Wow!
Daniel Schmitt
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Daniel Schmitt Wow! What a discovery! Heavy rotation in my player. A beautiful song by an unknown producer called Dolphin. I hope there´s more to come soon.
Philip Graham
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Philip Graham Seven solid minutes of heartfelt, intense and beautiful music. And the way this artist combines tenderness with hard truths in the lyrics allows this song to achieve a state of grace.
Dolphin has 50 full-length albums he's never released? If this first song is typical of what's coming, well, wow.
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Mom worked two jobs to make sure we had She never took a day off, even though she can Long days and nights, she never cried in our face When you lead by example, you do it with grace Help me find a healthy way out of here Somewhere safe where I can save my mind "If this world is mine, I design this world," said a young black boy and girl Did we come from the sun, or beyond the skies? What will become of the young black mind? Father had problems, he lived on his own Stepfather became father, choice of his own He’d tell me stories about wars between Egypt and Rome He said there’s loves in these projects, but the rest of the globe - you must know, you must go as far as you can go Help me get healthy and get out of here Somewhere safe where I can save my mind "If this world is mine, I design this world," said a young black boy and girl Did we come from the sun, or beyond the skies? What will become of the young black mind? As far as you can go… Help me get me healthy and get out of here Somewhere safe where I can save my babies and my mind Living in this system that wasn’t designed for you at all From the moment you’re born, till the moment that you fall She said "I can’t give you much, but I’ll do what I can One day you’ll be a family man, you’ll understand" Life moves so fast, the future becomes the past The day becomes the memory that barely lasts But I have to thank you You gave me everything that I needed to survive, to survive... And I know you’re watching

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Following up a noteworthy first year of releases, the Fresh Selects label is excited to start 2015 off with a project where we'll being debuting a new talent to the world for the first time. Except in this case - this "new" artist also happens to be somewhat of a veteran.

The anomaly in question is Dolphin - a prolific outsider artist based in Baltimore. He has written and recorded over 50 full-length albums over the past 10 years or so - and has never officially released a single one of them. Until now.

To ease things into the barrage of music to come, he presents "Young Black Mind" - a 7 minute anthem that is as much autobiographical and specific as it is universal and ubiquitous. As he does on all his songs - Dolphin wrote, produced, recorded & played all the instruments on the track himself (in this case being vocals, piano, strings, bass guitar, and the MPC for drums). The song serves as a strong, yet mere "tip of the iceberg," introduction to the wholly original sound that Dolphin has cultivated and developed over all these years.

The secret's out now - but the story's just beginning.

Written, Produced, Recorded, Mixed & All Instruments (Vocals, Piano, Strings, Bass, & Drum Programming) Performed by Dolphin

Mastered by Doc Adam
Artwork by Rob Lewis

FSX-005 © 2015 Fresh Selects.

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released March 2, 2015

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