we are a huge fan of scholar Robert Farris Thompson. author of seminal books such as Flash of the Spirit and The Aesthetics of the Cool. one of the worlds most renowned scholars on african diasporic spirituality and the arts. find a lovely quote below from the book The Aesthetics of the Cool. James Brown exemplifies black cool as a performer. if you get a chance also check out the hbo documentary on james brown, Mr. Dynamite The Rise of James Brown.