Steven Willis – “The Hustle Speaks”

Performing at the Button Studio

“I supply everything, even the pipe dreams. That’s why ballplayers pass the ‘rock’ and the rappers ‘cook it up’ in the lab. I’m the ‘base’line in that jazz, the ‘rock’ in their roll and I’m always in the background when shit goes up in ‘smoke.’”

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Steven Willis – “Comrade Brother Hampton Addresses The People”

Performing at the Button Studio

“Somewhere a Black Capitalist lies to himself. Says he is his ancestors’ wildest dreams cause he got a four-wheel drive and a house as big as the oppressors’.”

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Steven Willis – “Big Mama Roots for Everybody Black when Watching Wheel of Fortune”

Performing at the Button Studio

“It is here that it becomes obvious the priceless thing you read about as a child, saw in movies, heard about in song, up close is small. Demure. Simple. Of course it deserves to be protected.”

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Steven Willis – “DOGGONE”

Performed by Steven Willis

“Funny how bullets stray like dogs whenever I disobey a cop’s command and now Fox News asks my momma all the doggone questions like, ‘Why didn’t I sit? Why didn’t I stay? Why wasn’t I a good boy?’”

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Best of Button Week 373

“Instead of a Suicide Note, I Wrote This”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s addition: Steven Willis! Congrats Poet!

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Steven Willis – “Instead of a Suicide Note, I Wrote This”

Performed by Steven Willis

“Instead of a Suicide Note, I Wrote This”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Steven Willis, performing for #theoneactseries.

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Steven Willis – “The Dead Unarmed Black Man the Police Shot Last Week Had a Funeral Today”

Performed by Steven Willis

“I’m not the right’s monster, I’m not the left’s martyr. I’m just dead.”

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Best of Button Week 367

“This is war by Copaganda. Turn your favorite Black radical into Officer Friendly. Give them a seat in middle-class America with a budget the size of a buddy cop film.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s addition: Steven Willis! Congrats Poet!

Submit a cover of your favorite poem to our 2021 Button Poetry Cover Contest! Open NOW – May 16, 2022. More info and full guidelines here!

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Steven Willis – “COPAGANDA”

Performed by Steven Willis

“This is war by Copaganda. Turn your favorite Black radical into Officer Friendly. Give them a seat in middle-class America with a budget the size of a buddy cop film.”

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Steven Willis – “County Cousins”

Performed by Steven Willis

“All I can do is think about when we were kids, and how we used to play cops and robbers on the corner, and the pleasure I got each time my cousin was caught and placed in imaginary cuffs. But now…”

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