Every once and a while, I go back into my archives of mixtapes that can’t be found on streaming platforms to check out 4Eva and a Day, my personal favorite mixtape by Big K.R.I.T. from Mississippi.
If you guys have been checking all the previous NPR Tiny Desks that I post with NPR Tiny Desk: Noname and NPR Tiny Desk: Big Baby D.R.A.M. today I wanted to show off an older Tiny Desk while I wait patiently for Chance’s Tiny Desk to go live on NPR Music: Anderson.Paak.
I originally was debating on doing a full album review today or not but I finally got a chance to see Kendrick’s ELEMENT video, the third video from his album DAMN. I watched it and felt it connects with the topics I’ve been touching on this week. Kung Fu Kenny’s back again.
If I haven’t said it on here, I am notably a fan of Joe Budden. I am an avid listener to his podcast and music. His antics outside of rap, I leave that for others to decide but I’ve seriously enjoyed his new day job on Complex News’ Everyday Struggle.
Vulnerability is one of the most important things in art. The ability to convey complex emotions and ideas in form is almost alchemy. Turning nothing into something and attracting the world to it. One of my favorite artists of 2016 came and performed at the NPR:Tiny Desk – Noname.
It’s not a secret that I am a HUGE fan of Shelly Massenburg-Smith aka D.R.A.M. (Does Real Ass Music) from Hampton Virginia. He just keeps getting better each time I see him. Yesterday morning, D.R.A.M. was invited to perform at the NPR Tiny Desk concert series where they have artists perform a selection of their music in the NPR offices.
So, even though I don’t post everyday, I am always reading something new to improve myself, I always suggest the same. Here is a video from Business Insider that supported one of my Secrets of A Successful Man posts from a few weeks ago.
There are many times in life where you will face challenges that seem insurmountable. Those are the challenges that you ask yourself, how did I get myself into this. Those are the moments in life where part of you just wants to go hide under the covers and not go out until it’s gone, like the monster in your closet. However, unlike the monsters you faced as a child, these monsters don’t just go away when the light comes on. What do you do against the eight foot purple monster bullying you into a corner and eating your jar of self-confidence your mom bought you before you went off to college? You fight back. Continue reading “In the Face of Adversity”
Jay Smooth happens to be one of my favorite Radio hosts and video bloggers. He always has pretty insightful comments and also spends a good amount of time talking about one of my favorite topics, hip-hop, and one of the topics I am most ignorant of, politics. It’s good to learn. Check him out at Illdoctrine.com