Friday, May 31, 2013

Photo Shootin'

   A good friend of mine, Nicholas Nichols, shot me not too long ago at Brooklyn' Botanical gardens. The young artist bring together the art of capturing moments and poetry with Poetic Life Photography. Here are the photos:








These photos look great and so does my outfit =].

For booking email: PoeticLifePhotography@gmail.com
& for more photos visit: http://poeticlifephoto.tumblr.com/

Monday, May 13, 2013

Chance The Rapper

   Hailing from Chicago, the 20 year old rapper debuted as an artist last summer with the release of his mixtape "10 Day".
    Following the release of 10 Day, Chance continued to release new music, and has been featured on songs with Childish Gambino, Hoodie Allen and Joey Bada$$ and in the Summer of 2012, Chance was featured on Childish Gambino's 'Camp' tour. Gaining popularity, he was also nominated for XXL Magazine's 2013 Freshman Class, was highlighted as one of Complex Magazine's '10 New Chicago Rappers to Watch Out For' and has been featured on several popular Chicago radio stations.(wikipedia)
   Over the past week, I've noticed a lot of buzz about him on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter; after he dropped his second mixtape "Acid Rap". I've only been listening to "Acid Rap" for the past 3 days and I don't even have the words to describe it. I can say that this project is refreshing. Chance pours his heart out on every track in a way we're not used to. His voice, his flow, & the use of various instruments like horns and guitar throughout the tape. His overall sound is different from what we're hearing come out of the rap world now-a-days and it's great.

   The whole mixtape is very good, I enjoy every song. However, a few stand out tracks are Lost, Favorite Song, and Chain Smoker. Favorite Song samples Betty Wright's Clean Up Woman and features one of my favorite rappers Childish Gambino. Listen:


   "Acid Rap" gives a truthful account to Chance's life and it is also fun, if a mixtape can be fun. He has a few funny adlibs/sounds he makes on every track and a lot of great featured artists such as Gambino, Twista, and Ab-Soul.

You can download Acid Rap as well as check out tour dates here: http://chanceraps.com/
I hope to see him in concert soon.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Quote

If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.
                                                                                                  -Audre Lorde

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