Monthly Archives: March 2017

For The Day: A Tribe Called Quest “Dis Generation”

If you haven’t heard “We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service” by the legendary Tribe SQUAD then you need to add it to your collection. RIP Phife Dawg.

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3.30.17 Thoughts

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1. Health is Wealth. I haven’t posted in a while due to life shit throwing me all the way off key. I caught some kind of flu like bug a few weeks ago and I felt like I couldn’t do anything. I laid on my bed staring at my ceiling in my loft reevaluating how I spent my time. I have a day job and I chased the hell out of overtime at the risk of burning myself out and that’s what I did. Killing myself over a check is utterly ridiculous. The more stress the weaker my immune system becomes and that’s NEVER a good thing. Take care of yourselves. Continue reading

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Elegant Animals “Warm Blood Pt. 2”

Earlier in the week, Philly’s own Elegant Animals released their latest project Warm Blood Pt. 2 and here’s the kicker… I’M ON IT! YES! I finally can say that I’m on a song and thus far the feedback has been great. The 4 track EP is dope and if you haven’t heard their last project, click here. “Saved” features yours truly and it was an honor to have the opportunity to collaborate with the group after being such a fan of them. Let me know what you think.

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For The Day: Nas “Street Dreams”

I’ll say this and I don’t care who gets upset about it but It Was Written > Illmatic. Nasir Jones was HEAVY on the mafioso tip with his video which was inspired by Martin Scorsese’s Casino, which was and still is referenced by every rapper since the film’s release.

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Steve Lacy “Ryd/Dark Red”

Steve Lacy’s Demo is pretty slick. I didn’t know what to expect but since he’s a member of The Internet, I figured that it would be dope and it was! “Ryd/Dark Red” are the 2nd and 3rd tracks from the project and “Dark Red” is what I play the most. I love that song. The visuals were directed by Matthew Castellanos.

PEACE!

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3.14.17 Thoughts

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1. We all have secrets. Even when I’m at my most transparent, there are still things about me that I conceal. It’s out of a need to survive. There’s nothing wrong with vulnerability but you can’t trust everybody with your life/story. To quote Drake “I’ve always been me, I guess I know myself”. Continue reading

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Single Life: I’m Not a Player I Just…

Hmmm which one applies to me: I’m not a player I just f*ck a lot? I’m not a player I just lust a lot? Or I’m not a player I just date a lot because I can’t seem to find what I want? All three have applied to me at some point in my adulthood. Hell, if I’m being honest, they still do! But, as of late I’ve entered into my prime and though I’m uncertain of how long it will last, I am sure that it’s going to be a great time to be alive. Continue reading

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It’s All Conscious Porn…

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There’s an intro on one of Raekwon’s albums where Papa Wu says that you can’t be good and bad at the same time. I understood his point but I have to disagree. There’s never just one way to be and that’s the beauty of being human. Duality allows us to float between two extremes and that can aid us in finding our place in the world. The more that we give in to our true selves the better we feel. Repressing sucks and I can say that from first hand experience. Continue reading

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Uncut Kanye West Interview (2013)

I don’t know what’s going on with Kanye these days. I don’t think of us truly know but whatever it is, I hope it’s progressive. Whenever he decides to talk about music or art, I tend to listen because more often than not, there’s vital information that gives a deeper understanding of a creative mind. It’s interesting to see what he thought during the year when he released Yeezus, which seemed to be his most controversial project to date. You either loved Yeezus or you hated it but I walked the line between the two extremes. He discusses his relationship and admiration of Dilla, his perspectives about music and the making of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

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