"IN THE PAST I LOOKED AT THE PATH'S I WALK, WHERE, SAVAGES FOUGHT AND PASTORS TAUGHT"-
NASIR BIN OLU DARA JONES
"Inspired by the true story of Greg Yance. In the film, Yance (Epps) is a hood who goes to jail for possession of drugs. He is given a choice: 5 years in jail or a couple of months in boot camp. He chooses boot camp and finds out it is tougher than he thought it would be. He braves it through and comes home a better man. He then has to deal with the real world, and never gives up no matter what the odds."-
A credible throwback served on a thursday; stemmed from an 1997 HBO premiere movie, "1st time felon" is the story of greg yance:
"The story of 23-year-old African-American Greg Yance, played with touching restraint by Omar Epps, and his trials as a first-time convict make an absorbing if troubling telefilm for sharp director Charles S. Dutton, who doesn't miss a detail. Daniel Therriault's teleplay may have its fits and starts, and may sputter out before its time, but "First-Time Felon" reaches for the heart"-
- Someone i know personally, greg reflects on the situation to this day, that "1st time felon" is an archive far from just a drama movie. For so many involved in the inner city plight, it bore as rite of passage and testament to influence those in the same struggle, for better change.
-In relation to Greg's story, below is an rare archive of M.L.K JR; a discourse on people of color, and self actualiztion in the time of social unrest. Though recorded in the early 1960's, it still holds as an inspirational blueprint for those who make conscious decisions to overcome personal and social challenges for the betterment of themselves and others. Followed by the current "Revolutions per minute" reflection eternal track- "In this world".