Proverb Newsome Drops ￼"Believe (Didn't You Know)" [ft. Dwight Hernandez]
I started writing the song Believe in 2007. It was mean to be a feature on a mix-tape of a friend of mine here in in South Florida. The verse never made it to him.
I always like what I had and how it was shaping up but I would only get a bit at a time. I kept at it through 2008, and 2009. Fast forward to 2021 I started following the producer on IG, Marv 4 Mo Beats.
I became a fan of his production and reached out for some work. He sent me a link and the production was fire so I copped some music from him. One of the beats was the one used for Believe.
No I am a NYC, golden era emcee and this beat was slow, soulful and melodic. I loved it, but I just could not figure out how I would get down on it. Then I remembered this verse i started back in 2007.
The way it start was…I been looking for the perfect beat. I started messing around with some delivery style and landed on the one I recorded. It is what was best for the song even though I was was out of my element as an artist. Once I was done with my contribution I needed a hook which did not take as long as the rest of the song thank to my collaborators Natalie O’Hara and Dwight Hernandez.
This song points to Jesus plain and simple.
Our culture right now is so polarized by race, politics, LGBTQ+ issues, Roe v Wade, you name it we can find a way to get on opposite sides. I love this quote by Noam Chomsky. It says ” If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.” We should all be able to respect each other enough to have civil discourse & respectful conversation around hard topics and at the end of it all be able to agree to disagree without torching each others humanness. We are all created in the image of God so we all have value.
“Forget them worldviews evolution, big bang
More than divine intelligence, all you need is one name. Jesus.”