In the early 1990s, George Flossie, a prominent African American musician, wrote a song for a rap album, “Nappy.”
Flossies lyrics are among the first to be released under a Creative Commons license, allowing other artists to use his lyrics without attribution or permission.
The lyrics for “Naptime” are the first public release of lyrics from Flossys song.
It was released as a free download for the public on August 31, 2017.
The lyrics reveal that Flosses music is meant to be sung.
He writes: “If you want me to be free, if you want my voice to be heard, then sing my song for me, and if you can’t, then don’t bother me.”
The song was recorded during Flosss sophomore album, Blackout, released in 2002.
The album was recorded at Floss’ home in New Orleans, Louisiana, in a recording studio he rented for $400.
Floss was working as a professional rapper at the time, performing at clubs, performing on the radio, and working as an interpreter for the U.S. government.
He was also working on his first solo album, a collaboration with RZA and others, which was released in 2003.
The album, titled Blackout 2, came out on March 23, 2005.
Floss was also in a relationship with singer Jody Cash, who he dated until 2011, and they had a son, George, in 2013.
In 2016, Floss released his second solo album called F**k You, as well as his first album, The Life of a Hip-Hop Star.