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The 18th Letter Diaries

by Satnam

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This album was inspired by a woman I was enamored with in early 2010. She's the type of girl who deserves more than just the average pickup line and more than just the average guy.

The title, "The 18th Letter Diaries" is to emphasize that each song was written about the girl, whose name starts with the letter R (the 18th letter) and each song title starts with the letter R.

I wrote all three songs over the course of a few months. Each song paints a picture of the feelings and emotions I had. From the "I've got a crush on you" type-emotions found in "Redeemer" to the confusion and resignation found in "Retreater" to the unapologetic, put my heart on the line found in "Revealer," each song captures everything that I wanted to say in an eloquent form.

For those of you wondering, I was able to share these songs with her this past summer. If you're curious about what happened, perhaps I'll share that in another installment.


released October 10, 2010

Production by Chris Khoury and Eric Palma
Inspired by Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Drake, and Alicia Keys


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Satnam California

Satnam is a poet, writer, geek and music aficionado from Los Angeles, CA. He's been writing poetry since the age of 13, and making hip-hop music since he was 16. He put out his first mixtape EP, "The 18th Letter Diaries" in 2010. His follow-up debut release, "Heart of a Lion" will be released on his birthday on April 17th, 2012. ... more

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