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From the Vault: Protoman's "I Wanna Be a Superstar"

Protoman is a society man. Well, a Black Locust Society man. Along with fellow BLS musicians, he represents the 954 in words and with beats. The Fort Lauderdale hip-hop artist dug into musical tracks of times past and came back with a gem. This gem is called "I Wanna Be a Superman."  

"Years ago, I stayed all night on a Friday and made this," he tells us. Laying down vocals over a nameless beatmaker's track, he mixed the song and went to bed. "When I woke up Saturday to reopen the session with fresh ears, the files had corrupted. My work was lost," he recalls sadly, "but I still had the quick rough mix that I bounced down the previous night."  

Apparently, Protoman says he never found the time to finish the song, but after stumbling upon it the other day, he thought, "This is dope. Why not share it?'' Alas, we received a copy of his unmixed dope demo. Listen to "I Wanna Be a Superman" here. 


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Liz has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She has since written for publications and outlets such as Miami New Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Ocean Drive, the Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, the Daily Dot, and the Atlantic. Liz spent three years as New Times Broward-Palm Beach’s music editor, was the weekend news editor at Inverse, and is currently the managing editor at Tom Tom Magazine.
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