LIL BLK ASS PRINCE
A Non-Diasporic AfroFuturist rendering
of the novella “Le Petit Prince” By Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Video Installation Composition
By Angel Bat Dawid & Oui Ennui
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LIL BLK ASS PRINCE
I The Pilot
A Tuskegee Air Pilot crashes His plane in the Sahara desert, far from civilization and is stranded in the desert with no food or water for 9 days.
II LIL BLK ASS PRINCE
Here, the pilot is greeted unexpectedly by a young boy nicknamed
"LIL BLK ASS PRINCE” and is described as having chocolate skin and tight beautiful black curls.
III The Planet & Baobab Trees
Lil BLK ASS PRINCE recounts his life story to the pilot. Describing his tiny home planet known as “Shawty B 612" on Earth. The Prince describes his daily life on Shawty B612, which involves him cleaning and pulling Baobab trees that are constantly overgrowing on his planet. Therefore, the Prince is seeking a flock of Lil Girls to “skip to my lou” on Shawty B with their bouncy curls to tread on and abolish the undesirable plants.
IV The Rose
The prince then tells of his undying love for a vain and puerile rose that unpredictably begins to grow on his tiny planet. The rose is quite a pretension and selfish little flower, constantly exaggerating ailments to gain attention and have the prince care for her. Even though the Lil Blk Ass Prince is madly in love with the rose, he begins to feel that she is taking advantage of him, and he resolves to leave the planet to explore the rest of the universe.
V The Kings
On his journey Lil Blk Ass visits a planet inhabited by a solitary militia of Blk radical combatants known as the Blk Gestapo led by the great General Ahmed. The general started the inner-city army to try and relieve the misery of all Blk citizens in the universe. With pressure from an opposing force of mafia thugs, Ahmed's second-in-command Colonel Kojah asks for authorization to start a defense team to take more direct action which eventually turns into a vigilante mob. The Lil Blk Ass Prince ponders if Ahmed will be able to seize control back from the power-mad Kojah, or will he be the mob's next victim?
VI The Snake & the Desert Flower
As Lil Ass Prince progresses on his journey, he comes to the planet Earth and lands in the Sahara Desert. Believing that Earth is a wasteland and uninhabited. To his surprise he meets a yellow snake named Bruce Leroy that claims to have the power to return him to his home, if he ever wished to return. The prince next meets a desert flower, who tells him that she had only seen a minority of men in this part of the world and that they had no roots and speak of nuclear war and endless racial turmoil and the ubiquitous struggle of the Blk people on planet Earth.
VII Mt. Kilimanjaro
After climbing the highest mountain he had ever seen, the prince hoped to see the whole of Earth, thus finding Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who proclaims he has been to the mountain top and speaks of dreams. However, The Lil Blk Ass Prince only witnesses the enormous, desolate landscape of planet Earth.
VIII The Rose Bushes
The Prince then encounters a whole row of rose bushes, instantly becoming downcast, depressed and saddened at having once thought that his own rose was unique and disappointingly angry that his rose had lied about being unique. He lays down on the grass and weeps into the womb of a Blk woman only to be reborn again and then met by a Foxy Brown Fox.
IX The Foxy Brown Fox
The Foxy Brown Fox desires to be tamed and taught by the prince. Explaining how being tamed will take the ordinary and transform it into something unique, special, and EXTRA-ordinary.
From the fox, the prince learns that his rose was indeed unique and special. She was the object of his affection, and he had tamed her, and now she was more precious than all the roses he had seen in the garden. With this revelation The Foxy Brown Fox imparts a secret to the Lil Blk Ass Prince….
“Important things can only be seen with the heart, not the eyes”
The prince finally meets a two-headed human from Earth: who happens to be the prolific creative organic music society musician Don Cherry.
XI The Well to Return Home
Back in the present moment, it is the ninth day after the Pilots plane crash and both the prince and pilot are dying of thirst. The prince has become discernibly glum and distraught over his recollections and longs to return home to see his beloved rose.
The prince then finds a well, saving them both.
XII The Pilot Fixes Airplane & Prince returns Home
The next morning, the Pilot is unable to find the prince's body but is left with a small framed picture of the Lil BLK ASS PRINCE. He finally manages to repair his airplane and leave the desert.
released May 5, 2023