"AbdouMaliq Simone is like Lawrence 'Butch' Morris. His lectures, his rehearsals, are conductions that sound and show the inseparability of the theory and history of radical practice. What he gathers of the surrounds, in The Surrounds, is the generative disruption, the general strike, that persists under the duress and in the toxic radiation of the city. People live a kind of radiance in terror and deprivation whose ubiquity makes it seem unlikely. Simone insists on every aspect of such presence, teaching us how to learn from it, and with it, so that we, too, might practice it, (every)where it's at."–Fred Moten, author of "Black and Blur"