Monday, October 26, 2009

dam funk..oh yeah!

he got good hair huh?
he goes by the name of Dam-funk, and if you're anything like me, he's someone to keep the party going. From the super fresh of casual cool west coast, he resides in Leimert Park, California.
He has an eclectic mix of soul, boogie and bass that keeps it extra funky. his styles reflect the sounds of the early prince, slave, aurra and 1980's soul music your parents probably made you on.
i enjoy this video he did here at LIVE studio's Backyard Afternoon party in LA. shout-out to Gangster Red in the Dam-funk rendition of "I should tell ya momma"
heres a track from his debut album Toeachizown.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

spike jonze x kanye west

here's a video from director spike jonze doing a short film with kanye west
"we were once a fairytale"

Thursday, October 8, 2009

amy winehouse is ALIVE.

check the vid of amy winehouse with her newest protege' Ms. Dionne Bromfield
i'm just happy that amy has a pulse these days.
she seems very excited about her young pup, and her new record label, lioness records.
(sidenote) watchin this video from afar, it kinda looks like amy has on a hat but it's just her hair.
Enjoy the clip.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

maya angelou poem

just spoke volumes to me today.



By: Maya Angelou

A hater is someone who is jealous and envious and spends all their time trying to make you look small so they can look tall.
They are very negative people to say the least. Nothing is ever good enough!
When you make your mark, you will always attract some haters…
That’s why you have to be careful with whom you share your blessings and your dreams, because some folk can’t handle seeing you blessed…
It’s dangerous to be like somebody else… If God wanted you to be like somebody else, He would have given you what He gave them! Right?
You never know what people have gone through to get what they have…
The problem I have with haters is that they see my glory, but they don’t know my story…
If the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, you can rest assured that the water bill is higher there too!
We’ve all got some haters among us!
Some people envy you because you can:
a) Have a relationship with God
b) Light up a room when you walk in
c) Start your own business
d) Tell a man / woman to hit the curb (if he / she isn’t about the right thing)
e) Raise your children without both parents being in the home

Haters can’t stand to see you happy.
Haters will never want to see you succeed.
Most of our haters are people who are supposed to be on our side.
How do you handle your undercover haters?

You can handle these haters by:
1. Knowing who you are & who your true friends are *(VERY IMPORTANT!!)

2. Having a purpose to your life: Purpose does not mean having a job. You can have a job and still be unfulfilled. A purpose is having a clear sense of what God has called you to be. Your purpose is not defined by what others think about you.

3. By remembering what you have is by divine prerogative and not human manipulation.

Fulfill your dreams! You only have one life to live…when its your time to leave this earth, you ‘want’ to be able to say, ‘I’ve lived my life and fulfilled ‘my’ dreams,… Now I’m ready to go HOME!

When God gives you favor, you can tell your haters, ‘Don’t look at me…Look at Who is in charge of me…’

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Austin City Limitless weekend.

went to austin for a concert filled festival.bam!
caught ALOT of shows.and rain.
made some great connects and memories.
here are some of the photos that I have collected and a few that I took so far....

(mud parties were the shiz)
love was definitely in the air. (smiles)
photos courtesy of jay janner @

here's some of my G1 pics:(kinda crummy from rain and location)
the crowd from side stage during shows.

backstage at mos def's show.crazy stuff.
mos on the drums.and his girl in this longhorn chair.
she's mando tall.and a very nice lady!

citizen cope made my heart smile.
all in all it was a great experience, i enjoyed some good music, and had pretty good food.(can't forget the lokos beer) i shoulda taken more pics,im still emailin photogs for a couple more, so hold tight!thanks austin, 5th street gallery, COMPLETE CLOTHING, fader/cornerstone, and everyone else who contributed to this worthy weekend..until the next time.