Dexter Adams – The Name (Dexter) Acapella
My inspiration for the words to this lyrical composition were derived partly from my imaginative musings as well as research on what my name meant on a etymological and spiritual level. The result is a guileless account of “Dexter” the name and the man. Hope you learn something.
I’d had several conversations with my dad about his rationale for naming me Dexter and he’d iterated on those several occasions that he wanted to give me a name that was unique and racially ambiguous; a name that carried a sense of prestige and ‘honor’ (if you will). This composition is the result of research on the etymology and history of my name. Pretty poignant if I must say so myself.