'Sex Tape in Purple' is Here, a Musical Conversation with Prince

In honor of Prince, I humbly offer you 'Sex Tape in Purple', an overhaul of ‪'SEXTAPE'‬, rerecorded over Prince music and interviews. Available now for FREE. GIve it a listen and please feel free to share/re-post, etc., those tweets, likes, and shares go further than you think. As always, your support is appreciated!

The story behind the album: When Prince passed, I knew immediately that I’d need to create something to honor him. Not a cover, or a series of remixes, but something built off of his work somehow. In the days following his death, the rain came down as we all mourned, danced, and went digging into our memories and record collections. Along with the sun that followed, that rain brought purple flowers almost everywhere I went, even in the most random and unkempt places. On one occasion, as I pondered the poetry of the coincidence, driving away from a place where I had just seen such a patch of flowers, a friend and I needed to find a restroom. Where did we end up by pure chance and convenience? Prince Street. I had never even given the name of that street any attention, much less a second thought. Sure, these were innocent instances free of meaning other than what I was creating in my mourning.

The next day, on a beautiful sunny day that we all swore was the true beginning of spring, I went to pick up some records from storage. I haphazardly grabbed a stack of 45’s to bring back to the studio and I casually looked them over, having no idea what was in this particular stack, accumulated years ago. Among other things, I found the single for ‘When Doves Cry’, the first single released to promote the coming of ‘Purple Rain’ in 1984. Moved, I turned to my sister to show her what I had found with a frowny face. She asked me what the B-side was and I responded, “17 Days”, a song I was never familiar with (in fact, I had never even listened to this record, it was just one of the many cool records I found that patiently waited to find it’s time again)…that’s when she said, “Prince has been gone seventeen days”. I brought the record home, admittedly a little in my feelings, and dropped the needle on it, first thing. The chorus? “Let the rain come down, let the rain come down, let the rain come down, now”…the beginning of the second verse? “You’ve been gone seventeen days and seventeen long nights”, *as the gorgeous spring day* outside was transformed into a torrential downpour outside my window. That’s when I knew I had to create this album; a tribute to Prince, a collaboration with The Artist, a collection of remixes exploring themes of sexuality, media, art, and message; all set to the sounds of this great musician.

I should note just how vital sampling is to Hip Hop history, music, and culture. Not just as a means to create without access to more traditional instruments, but as a way to remake our selves, to add-to and retell our stories, and to build upon and pay homage to the work of those that came before us. In this way, art and artist are reborn again and again. This offering skews the context of its inspiration, allowing us to see it in a new light.

So here you have it, ‘Sex Tape in Purple’, in honor-of, admiration-for, and tribute-to our beloved, fallen artist. Listen for the conversation between the ideas, sounds and feelings of his work and my last album. Imagine a young boy dancing to those songs, and using them as a sort of trampoline to leap from and land at his album, ‘Sex Tape’, so many years later. In producing, recording, and writing (in the case of the bonus track), this really felt like collaboration. While I knew right away that I wanted to sample his work (and interviews), there were a few moments when I wasn't sure if this project was the right thing. I didn’t want to come off as opportunistic…and how could I possibly pay tribute to an artist of such a unique and singular caliber? As I embarked on the creation of this project, there were signs along the way that made me feel like this was actually...well, I’ll just say it all fell into place. I hope you enjoy it.


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HUGE Announcement/Leak About My New Top Secret Project

via my instagram @mr_see: huge Announcement/leak on instagram, @mr_see!

'Land of the Sandpeople' Music Video; Produced by Nye, Featuring Guante

As promised…a little something to celebrate the coming of the new Star Wars.

Just in time for Episode 7, SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE presents “Land of the Sandpeople”

While there’s no shortage of reference-dropping sci-fi-oriented rap out there, few MCs have been able to bridge an authentic love for geek culture with an authentic love for hip hop like SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE does on “Land of the Sandpeople.” Produced by Nye and featuring a guest verse from fellow hip hop vet Guante, the track samples the iconic music associated with the Tusken Raiders, creating a bone-snappingly percussive backdrop for See More and Guante to trade punchlines that would be venomous with or without the Star Wars references.

HUGE shout out to my brother Daniel Rangel aka, "Nye" for producing the music and the video!

Introducing 'Juan Cholo and The New Millennium'

Photo Credit: Ganzobean aka Ganzogram.

Having just arrived through a vibrational lens in an undiscovered Mayan temple, Juan Cholo and The New Millennium offer a blinding array of multiversal boom bap. They bring light for the ears, sound for the touch, and flavor for the spirit. This lyrical death blossom of funk-driven, electro-fused, and battle tested hip hop is here to jump start the infinite potential of your heartbeat. With an established  core of artists who've worked with the likes of Rhymesayers, Guante, Dessa, and their brothers from another universe; Moors Blackmon, these cats bring the best out of each other to create the crystal for the lightsaber of your sound system. Featuring Kahlil Brewington on drums, Ganzobean on sampling/synth duties, and SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE on vocals, this powerhouse trio builds a laser-sharp-something larger than the sum of its parts to take your listening experience to light speed. Hold on to something. 

I put the band together (thanks to encouragement from Kevin Haebeom Vollmers), and even I didn't know what to expect, or how this group would click. All I can say is...YO. Come see us.

Catch our first performance December 19th at The Cedar for Rock4Love Battle of the Bands.

#YESYESYES SEX TAPE Two Night Album Extravganza Recap in Photos

"A TWO NIGHT celebration of healthy sexuality and SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE’s latest album! Featuring song, dance, rap, poetry, visual art, live art, and at least sixteen kinds of sexiness. Come get down as artists explore the great get down through varied and responsible expressions of healthy sexuality, consent, feminism, and more. Curated by SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE"

This two night event was smoother, better, and full of more love and energy than I could have even hoped for. Everyone brought their A-game, and both nights were so full of passion and talent, that it was amazing how fast it all went by. How could that much dope art be so succinct?? We performed to beautiful and generous crowds both nights in packed houses. I even got a standing ovation! I was obviously doing all new material and I was so heartened when I was encouraged to rock the pieces I was holding back on, and felt the love when I missed a beat on one I was still grappling with. All in all, it felt great and I couldn't have asked for a more fitting experience to usher in the new album. If you haven't, please check it out at the SEE-Site

I can not possibly offer enough thanks to the artists who made such a double event possible. Huge shouts to:

Chava Gabrielle 

Kenny Ngo

Moors Blackmon

Trung Lê Nguyễn 

Lisa MonaLisa Berman

Alicia Steele



QueenDrea Voice-Loopsneffects



Love Nocturnal



And of course so much Love to Mike Curran, Brave Crow, Sara Jo Lehrer, and Scott Artley at Patrick's Cabaret for helping things run so smoothley, and for always looking out for the crew and I.

Last but not least, a million thanks to Nicholas Shafer for snappin' pics Friday night! Check them out below. Much Love.

'SEX TAPE': The Sex-Positive Hip Hop Album You Didn't Know You Were Waiting For


It's finally here! After teasing out the smallest bit of information about my latest "Top Secret Project" the last few months (and several years in the making), it is finally available for your aural pleasure!

I’m so thrilled to be revealing the brand new 'SEX TAPE', RIGHT NOW! I seriously can’t tell you how proud I am of this album; The beats, the guests, it’s just too much. I COULD HARDLY STAND KEEPING IT A SECRET FOR SO LONG. If you’ve ever loved me, if you’ve ever cared; or even if you’ve ever hated me, and never cared, give it a listen. If you like it, buy it. If you love it, share the link, and buy it for your loved ones. If you hate it, buy it for your enemies, and send the link to people you have zero respect or tolerance for. Either way, it’s definitely some of my best work yet, and I believe it deserves a shot at your ears, your mind, your spirit, and your imagination. Truly.

Read more about the new album, and stream/download/share from here.

Addressing unchecked ignorance about the founding and history of the United States in a comment on Facebook

I just saw someone post the following: 

"Isn't looting not really protest? ...anyone lucky enough to have made it to the United States should feel blessed, that's all I have to say."

Anyone out there agree with that? It was hard for me to grasp that this is a point of view a lot of people relate with...and that's a huge part of the problem.

I thought I'd post my response in case others  might benefit from it. If you are someone who thinks this way, please dig deep. I'm not being condescending, either, our future depends on you. Dig deep, reflect on where this idea comes from, and learn. Really, where do you get these ideas? Did you come to this conclusion by looking at all the facts? By having discussions and figuring out what felt right and what seemed wrong? As people just trying to make it in this world, we simply don't know everything. We can't. It's ok that we don't. But it's important that we listen to those who know about things where our own knowledge lacks. It's vital that we LEARN.

Enslaved people shipped as cargo to the United States were not "lucky" just to be here. Their descendants, who are murdered in the streets, in public, on camera, *by the very people that have sworn to serve and protect*, #every28hours, are not "blessed" just to be here.  

The little bit of property damage is beside the point. there are literally thousands upon thousands of peaceful protestors out there right now! These peaceful protestors are actually being abused and provoked by police, with almost zero media coverage. 

We have come to the point where people of color are being murdered in the streets almost every day by police without any justice, not even close. It is essentially legal for police officers to murder unarmed people of color in the United States. That's what we're dealing with. That's what we've been dealing with since the birth of the United States. 

Without deflecting, without jumping to a "but..." How does this information make you feel? How do you think it would make you feel to have some understanding of this since birth? To have a cultural understanding of an imminent threat by a deadly force that is supposed to protect society, for generations, since our country was founded? Now tell me about a broken window at a CVS...

"Q. How would you define somebody who smashes in the window of a television store and takes what he wants?

BALDWIN: Before I get to that, how would you define somebody who puts a cat where he is and takes all the money out of the ghetto where he makes it? Who is looting whom? Grabbing off the TV set? He doesn't really want the TV set. He's saying screw you. It's just judgment, by the way, on the value of the TV set. He doesn't want it. He wants to let you know he's there. The question I'm trying to raise is a very serious question. The mass media-television and all the major news agencies-endlessly use that word "looter". On television you always see black hands reaching in, you know. And so the American public concludes that these savages are trying to steal everything from us, And no one has seriously tried to get where the trouble is. After all, you're accusing a captive population who has been robbed of everything of looting. I think it's obscene."