Giving my honest review on Drake's new album titled Nothing Was The Same. I personally enjoy the album. Drake provides us with that emo-hip hop with a slightly gritty edge. Tracks like " Own it " and " Come thru " could easily encourage a drunken stupor while reminiscing on past or presents woes or can lead you to the door step of an ex or former boo thang. Emotionally evoking lyrics like " Who you been crying to ? Who you been flying to ? Who's bed are you sleeping in ? Someone's been hiding you. Where have you been ? " Drake once again pulls us into the lyrical sonnets of deep expression only to occasionally flip the script with songs like Pound Cake featuring the ever so wonderful Sean Carter , All Me featuring 2 Chainz and Big Sean and of course one of my IGNANT mode favorites Worst Behavior. I can run through every track and have something decent to say because overall in my opinion this album was a good listen. If you excuse me I now have to go play some Tamar Love & War as I clean up.
Chow for now,
In honor of April 2nd World Autism Awareness Day and the month of April being Autism Awareness Month I decided this year I will light it up blue with a song. Please listen, share, download and I hope you learn and or gain a little understanding about Autism and Autism Awareness.
It's an honor to say this but one of the most talented firesparked artist from CT that I know recently got a deal. Congrats are in order for my extended family George Young (I know him as Gav lol) this man has established himself as a brand along with his team . You can find an array of his material all over the internet. George Young will be signing to the imprint Bare All Arms I look forward to seeing GREAT things in the future for him and his team. You can find this mastermind on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, DatPiff just to name a few. I suggest you click the links and get familiar as his brand continues to expand.
Peace to my Underground Kings and Queens.
I know I'm going to give much coverage to the local Tri-State areas dopeness, but to start it off I will acknowledge one of the MANY ''Put yourself to work'' examples we have out here in CT. Hunnet Barz is the young man in the photograph and he began as a street team promoter, supporter and often encouragement to the gritty continuously grinding underground team Main Event. Feeling impressed to be more of a help Hunnet Bars decided to step behind the lens and began interviewing his fellow Main Event comrades. He and his fellow Main Event team were consistently promoting via facebook, youtube and word of mouth. So I decided to have a look at the footage. When first viewing the videos were recorded in the artist element of choice (studio, the hood, etc), knowing that this was his first attempt at interviewing I expected the random questions and shaky focus that still didn't turn me away I was still intrigued to see it to the end. As I continued to watch it I began to understand his vision. Many people that think only about what's in front of them will never get the big picture. And within those grainy video shots and shaky lens focus I seen the BIGGER picture for Hunnets new baby. Hunnet continues to record artist interviews and grooms his skills along with it. His video series also has a name now Keepin it A Hunnit wit Hunnet which is under his Str8t Barz imprint. This series will provide an outlet for underground and upcoming artist to give viewers an understanding of who they are as an artist, their purpose, what projects they have going on and more. Can he be sucessful with this ? Absolutely. Can this be a stepping stone and great source for him to network and build contacts ? NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. We are in the SELF-MADE era where anyone can attain success and wealth, the resources are out there but you have to be willing to think outside the box, take risk, continuously learn, continuously grind and have a sense of humility. I honestly believe with time, consistency and dedication this can be a sucessful gig for Hunnet Bars. I salute you Sir and you get theDOPENESS !!! stamp. Check out the Youtube Channel HERE
So I decided to do VARIOUS things this year and as I complete them I will discuss, showcase and or share them with all of my wonderful readers. In the areas of music, fashion, literature, art, dance, health, film, sports and travel makes my year a pretty full one. Not to mention the continuous effort to raise awareness in our urban communities, being a wife, mother, sister, cousin, friend and business partner it's only with God's help I'm able to do all these things and not be somewhere in a corner losing my mind. I'm very excited and look forward to sharing so much with you all. Until then, continue to pray hard, work hard, play hard, love you and love life.
Chow for now,
I'm not sure if you've heard of this artist The Weeknd . If you haven't YOU'RE about to. His voice was mistaken for Drake in the beginning by some(shame on you), his songs featured on shows and played at events, he's gaining coverage from bloggers and other media sources as well as featuring on songs with well known industry artist. The Weeknd is definitely making a name for himself as a innovative, creative artist with depth and the ability to continue to only get better. I honestly enjoy the mystery that is the The Weeknd, his wales and moans intertwined with notes and lyrics give it almost a triphop feel but the rawness is so potent you can not classify this mans work. The Weeknd's creative mind and creations do not deserve to be place in any box to be labeled a mere speck of what his music contains. I personal feel his music is similar to abstract art. It's that awesome, twisted, misunderstood, raw, dark, secretive and mysterious piece of work that grabs your attention every time.
Now for some brief history: The Weeknd is a Canadian recording artist and record producer of Ethiopian descent. Songs recorded under The Weeknd name first leaked in late 2010, though the identity of the individual behind the project was initially unknown. The Weeknd released a nine-song free album, House of Balloons, on 21 March 2011 he has released two more since them Thursday and Echoes of Silencebut in honor of around this time last year I had to blast the House of Balloons mixtape all day today.
The Weeknd= DOPENESS !!!!!!!!!
Check it out for your self.
I'm sure you all have seen the " Motto" video by Drake featuring Tyga and Lil Wayne. But one standout piece in the video besides Wayne ghost-riding the whip would have to be his slime customized Forfex Moon Boots these babies definitely kept me glued to the screen. In honor of GhostBusters and the big homey Slimmer I have to give these boots a DOPENESS !!!! stamp.