We must know Marvin X is a disciple of Amiri Baraka and Sun Ra. So let us flow with the flow of Amiri and Sun Ra, there is no other way to appreciate Amiri, Sun Ra and Marvin X, they are one and the same in the BAM tradition. Marvin X says, "Only when I appreciated Amiri and Sun Ra could I understand the BAM tradition. Amiri provided some of the linguistics but Sun Ra gave us the mythology, ritual and philosophy, lights, sound, costume, make up, dance, music, poetry--yes, Sun Ra gave us the whole enchilada. Sun Ra gave us the narrative for the myth/ritual drama of the Black Arts Movement. Marvin, armies march to music! he told Marvin X. Marvin, he said, stop teaching that freedom to your actors and dancers, they are already free so teach them discipline, that's what I teach to my musicians!
Marvin listened to his Master Teacher Sun Ra, "You so right you wrong! Yes, Marvin, so right ya wrong! Teach discipline, put them in your jail, yes, the Marvin X prison--and they will love you because they know you love them and want only the best of them."