Art, Food + Lyrics & Beats = "Collard Green Crown"


Several people have asked exactly what is a "Collard Green Crown"? 
How did this come to be?

BACK STORY  (Short Version) 

Someone Opened the Portal to This song…. 

ViSually it was InSpired by the “The Collard Series” ARTwork of Ms. Natalie Daise 

(an actress, storyteller, visual artist and educator) 

whom you may remember from the Nick Jr TV Series "Gullah Gullah Island" 

she explains it best. 

“Collard Greens represent heritage, history and family gatherings. 

They are nourishment and strength and tales told around kitchen tables”. 

I was blessed to be one of the Artists she chose as a muse for her Series because of my Facebook profile picture.
The Painting sparked something inside of me and it became necessary to write as I began to think about
how significant collard greens had been in my life from childhood. My mother had a garden that she
grew collard greens in and so many memories came rushing back and the
significance of the crown was just amazing gravy on the table. :) 

The pièce de résistance is that my handsome and amazing husband (A Washington, D.C.) Native
created and produced this Magical Healing Soulful Music that will will seduce your Ears and
have you Groovin & Vibin like crazyyy. Put this song on and get a soul train line goin… Wear your Collard Green Crown.


I totally agree with Ms. Natalies' perspective and I will add this song also represents my hair,
my natural crown. It is about self-love and embracing our blackness.
 It is about honoring our legacy and being proud of who we are.
Understanding that Melanin is our Black Magic. 

We are Culture Keepers and our art is a reflection of that. 
 

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SONG LYRICS

Collard Green Crown © 2016

Nobody Can replace You 

And all the things you do 

I Wear you so Proudly 

BeCause you brought me through 

My Collard Green Crown 

Collard Green Crown (3X) 

1st Verse 

Your Colorful Laughter 

is Food to My Soul 

Your Essence is so Necessary 

For Me to Grow 

You’re the Main Ingredient 

For the Recipe of Life 

You Sprinkle All Your Magic 

While Shining so Bright 

HOOK 

Nobody Can replace You 

And all the things you do 

I wear you so Proudly 

BeCause you brought me through 

My Collard Green Crown 

Collard Green Crown (3X) 

2nd Verse 

It tells me what is good 

With Seasoning of Peace 

Measure that with Kindness 

Feel the Increase 

In the Garden of Your Dream 

Love is Seaping through the Steam 

With Mommas Pot of Joy 

Oh Nothin Can Destroy 

I Wear You Boldly 

& UnApologetically 

HOOK 

Nobody Can replace You 

And all the things you do 

I wear you so Proudly 

BeCause you brought me through 

My Collard Green Crown 

Collard Green Crown (3X) 

3rd Verse 

The Dream has Come Alive 

You’re so VitaL 

You’re Journey is so vast 

You’re Inter-Tribal 

It tells my History 

Fuels My Soul 

Apart of My Culture 

More than Diamonds & Gold