After stopping in 11 cities nationwide and listening to thousands spit game, Jack’n For Beats are down to its final 200, of whom will be taking home the grand prize of $10 Grand in a bag and a studio session with the man, the myth, the legend, DJ Khaled in “We The Best Studios” in Miami. The contestant who receives the most votes from now until July 31 will claim the grand prize package and the title of 2015 Jack’N for Beats national champion, and guess what my city CLEVELAND is in the Hizouse!!! Ha, Ha I’m Pumped!!
The tour came through Cleveland, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, Detroit and Philadelphia before stopping in New York (the Mecca of Hip Hop). Hip-Hop notables like Bun B, DJ Envy, Young Dolph, Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith, Emory Jones and DJ Suss One, stopped through the events, and in some cases even provided tips to contestants. (more…)
We live in world that’s in so much turmoil today. Black on black crime, instances of police brutality, drug infested streets and poverty. The crack infestation of the 80’s has created the lost generation of the adult new millennium. People get married for the sake of title and children are being born by the mile. Tupac said “there ain’t no hope for the youth and the truth is there ain’t no hope for the future”. In 2015 do we really know whats going on? Is this the end or IS CHANGE GON COME? Earth quakes, heart breaks, unidentifiable seasons and diseases for scientific treason. What the world need now is love, sweet love, so swing down sweet chariot, stop and let me ride. Hell yeah!! But are you, better yet is America ready for what needs to be done in a time when it seems that all there is in the world is pain? What is the doctrinal remedy, cure for this wounded season we have been born to endure? Do you know what time it is? It’s time for a Healing Season and Mint Condition music is the cure. (more…)
I have young brothas all the time asking me “how can I get on”, well now here is you chance.
Jack’N for Beats is coming, in search of a new winner for its national competition. The contest is hosted online at www.JackNforBeats.com, where consumers (21+) can view the official rules, tour schedule and submit a video entry.
What’s in for you, well how about $10,000 and a studio session with DJ Khaled!! Don’t know who that is? Then you definitely don’t belong there :) !!! But for those of you that are serious about your grind, you need to find time to flow for someone other than your block and Youtube!!
I’m about to find out who is real, Memorex or just a Social Media pest :)
I love my tea in the sun, never the shade, so for those inquiring minds that want to know , here is the road map to the BET awards show :) .
This past weekend BET did a phenomenal job with their awards show. But interesting to me, something that I have been trying to put you up on for years, was subliminally brought to light. R&B is on a serious comeback with new cast and characters just patiently waiting for their light. So lets start with the beautiful young lady that Tyrese was not “Shame On Him” to have on his arm. Her name Queen Veronika Bozeman, better known on social media as That Girl V and Lucious Lyons of Empire simply calls her Veronika (he referred to her cousin on the other hand as something else ;) ). (more…)
Heartbreak suggests, an act of a soul that needs repair, healing so to speak. Heartbreak implies there is a search ahead, as well as, a need to rehash. Heartbreak speaks of a rope attached to a dope extending to hope. Heartbreak requires a truth to our hurting lying conclusion. Heartbreak requires an understanding that you haven’t found an owner, that doesn’t require a warranty or guaranty. Heartbreaks alter ego, “Mr. Wonderful”. (more…)
They say the things that make you laugh will make you cry, well how about we flip that today, the things that make us cry will make us laugh.
We live in a world today were it seems laughter is far and few in between. Although times, mathematical and presentation-ally, have changed, our roots seem the same. Segregation as well as degradation have been made prevalent because we have been accidentally given tools to bring these things to light. The world is our personal struggle jungle. No blessing comes without you being the bless or.
We are inundated with so many negative things in our struggles that we often forget the necessity to purge with hilarity. I believe that just like we raise our hand in praise, we should also indulge in times in another creation, laughter. We are multi dimensional people who are armed with many tools that were by design for a reason. It would be impossible to live your life sane, without using all that we are given. I also believe that fate and faith work hand in hand. We control none of these but will walk according to.
By fate I met this young lady and by faith is why I chose to write this. I was given a message to introduce myself to one Kiana Dancie a comedian. Although I typically write about music, upon meeting her I received a feel to harmoniously talk about her. Humble, gracious, innovative, creative, a strong sense of self-worth. A women who sells herself, intelligent. A women that isn’t hanging on excuses only on choices. Relevant beyond and funny as hell. (more…)
Smooth, cunning, impactful. A song that thrust at your heart and soul, a feel, a longing. Great songs are identified most times the very first time you hear them. They are Special words from a Special soul escorted by a Special symphony. Great songs are patiently marinated by a special creator. Culturally or stylistically…before, prior to…pushes boundaries, you can’t fake a feel. The very first time I heard this song the melody and the words stuck in my head instantly. We could get married but the truth is married to what? Will it remain Special? Will we still see the beauty in it that we did when we first encountered it? Are they just words? Is it just a melody? What will make it stay? Great projects take time. The difference between a $100 pair of jeans and a $10 pair is that the craftsmanship in the $100 dollar pair was made with quality materials, meticulously put together, therefore making it a quality product that will endure time. The $10 pair, well, what goes through the wash will probably unravel in the rinse and implode in the dryer. Just because you haven’t heard from someone in a while does not necessarily mean they are stuck in a holding pattern, it may just simply mean they are preparing for a perfect decent. Sometimes I believe artist put together not well received projects because they have sold out to the idea of giving you a product opposed to a passion. But today I challenge you to set aside the presented fools gold in place of platinum possibilities. (more…)