Spark. Is a very complex concept. The perfect variables have to happen for such a relatively small thing to happen. Even more interesting is that spark can be both a negative and a positive. Spark a fire,and it means destruction, it means pain. But spark a mind and the light can be so bright that it can help heal the destruction caused by the former. OmaleyB's track "Kerosene" is the spark that has the power to change the history of a city.
Black Wallstreet. The story has become a tale of sorts that has been coupled with terms like "Black Excellence", "Black Entrepurnership", and "Black Unity". What people don't tell about in the Black Wallstreet story is the fact that Kerosene was the accelerant used to burn down the city. This is also why OmaleyB chose this as the title. Imagery of pouring out kerosene from a gas can puts everything into perspective as the stats of lives lost, business gone, and a community left to rebuild bring a sense of gravity. But also breaking through this gravity is OmaleyB's voice, that seems to lift to the sky and give hope. The same hope that has helped the northside continue. The hope that is sometime is the only thing people have left.
My citie's on fire,
They see me on the issue,
If the images of kerosene being poured out is meant to show us how much we have lost. Images of a Ford Mustang and a mansion shows us what we can still attain. As OmaleyB meets fellow Tulsa artist Steph Simon standing in front of a mansion. Many would probably look at the mansion and say it's just another MTV Cribs mansion. But knowing the history of the previous owner of that mansion to it's current-day owner shows that there is still hope to rebuild. Which is exactly what Steph Simon does. Building on the foundation that OmaleyB started, Steph Simon speaks about how the rebuilding process is started. The city and the verse is on fire.
Tupac talks about sparking the mind that will change the world. And maybe the song won't spark the mind. But maybe the song Kerosene is meant to be the fuel that will keep this spark not only growing but unstoppable.
Checkout the video to OmaleyB's song Kerosene ft. Steph Simon below: