Music, Writings

The Movement

What's your Movement Vocabulary? Today I pushed myself to do 3 new things: 1.) Find a unique public environment to move in - (I wanted to be in nature moving and not caring about who may drive by and see me) 2.) Move to a hip-hop style beat - (I overcame an insecurity about this dance… Continue reading The Movement

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Trust the Process

What is your purpose in life? Can you envision yourself there? How bad do you want that dream? Are you willing to makesacrifices? What are your short/long term goals? What are you doing on a daily basis to get there? We live in a generation of instant gratification. This has caused us to become irritable,… Continue reading Trust the Process

Music, Reflections, Writings

Smino and the Creation of Scat Rap: Blkswn (Album Review)

St. Louis has been relatively quiet in hip-hop since Nelly no longer ruled the airways. The last time I can consciously remember enjoying a Nelly song was Over and Over in 2004. Since then, he has released three new albums with the last one in 2013. Now, the interwebs are abuzz with a guy named… Continue reading Smino and the Creation of Scat Rap: Blkswn (Album Review)

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How Rapper’s that are Christian are Helping Me through 2016 and Beyond

I typically would have written another Friday Vibe on music that I have stumbled upon but I just couldn't this week. I have listened to Joey Bada$$'s All-Amerikkkan Badass and Goldlink's At What Cost and believe both are amazing projects, but this week I wanted to talk about how music is helping me through a change. Coloring… Continue reading How Rapper’s that are Christian are Helping Me through 2016 and Beyond

Misc. Magnificence, Music, Politics, The Good News, Writings

The Good News: Chance the Rapper Donates $1M to CPS

As anyone that has been following me over the recent years has seen me talk about Chance the Rapper and the new positivity he has been bringing to rap with The Social Experiment and Coloring Book. I can honestly say that my favorite rappers are "Christian Rappers", not just by content, but actions. Chance made an announcement to… Continue reading The Good News: Chance the Rapper Donates $1M to CPS

Misc. Magnificence, Music, Videos, Writings

NPR Tiny Desk: Big Baby D.R.A.M.

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… Continue reading NPR Tiny Desk: Big Baby D.R.A.M.

Music, Writings

My Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Albums of 2016 Pt.1

After letting all the releases of 2016 marinade over the year. I found myself returning to certain projects over and over again. These are the projects I connected to the most and seriously enjoyed for one reason or another. This is not a list of the best rap/hip-hop albums of 2016, but my favorites. Enjoy.… Continue reading My Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Albums of 2016 Pt.1

Letters, Life, Love, Personal Thoughts, Reflections, Writings

Same Drugs: Growing Up and Growing Apart

Today is dedicated to an old friend and past love. I writing this to finally have my own type of closure. This is inspired by Same Drugs by Chance the Rapper. You can find the lyrics here. It's hard watching someone grow up, especially you. I had fallen in love with your zest, heart, and… Continue reading Same Drugs: Growing Up and Growing Apart

God, Inspiration, Music, Reflections, Writings

Favorite Albums 2016: Coloring Book

This is definitely the customary favorite album of the year post but I could find 1,000 albums this year that were impeccable. Musicality and execution are some of the many things are easy to compare. But, at the end of the day, music is subjective. So, I am not going to hide my bias. I'm going… Continue reading Favorite Albums 2016: Coloring Book

Music, Reflections, Society Soundoff

Chance and the Social Experiment (Surf’s Up) [Album Reflection]

All they needed was one opportunity to make major history. The Social Experiment, led by Donnie Trumpet didn't exist without the help of a kid from Chicago that was kicked out of High School for #10Days. Yet, in a short amount of time it blossomed into something truly larger than any of the original parts.I'll… Continue reading Chance and the Social Experiment (Surf’s Up) [Album Reflection]