Freedom Call

My sister TAHIRA just released a new song entitled Freedom Call. The hook of the song repeats the phrase “Rise up my people.” Her song (of which I’m grateful to be a part) is a call for black people to…

Biker Wisdom

Since my favorite season to ride is upon us I thought I'd share some lessons I've learned from being on my Harley that are also applicable to life, in general. 

Focus on where you want to go, not where the

Black Joy

TAHIRA introduced the concept of Black Joy to me about a year ago, and it has been sitting with me ever since. To a degree, the idea of the “angry black man” might be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Images of Huey…

Inspiration

I work with a rapper from Dover, Delaware named Splitfaces who has around 15 albums in the bank and God knows how many additional songs and verses. I didn’t realize until recently, that he literally writes every single day- no…

Art Matters

I'm constantly toiling with whether or not my music matters. Hell, I'm constantly toiling with whether or not art, in general, matters. But...it does. I just need to keep filling myself with inspiration to remind myself. I recently listened to…

Freedom

Freedom. I finally have a sense of freedom that I thought would take me much longer to obtain. Since I left my day job 4 years ago, I’ve been hustling my ass off to meet my financial obligations; that lead…

A New Genre

 I’m going to create a new genre. There!!! I said it. Now, you can measure my character based off of me being able to accomplish this task.  I feel like America and the world needs a new genre. Hip-Hop isn’t…

IOU

I only do my best when I have to...and that's bad. It's honestly the story of my life and as I look back upon my years it's embarrassing. I've realized that I'm fundamentally lazy which results in behavior that is…

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My Process

For me, creating music is a puzzle...a spiritual experience, and it provides ventilation for my obsessive nature. Most musicians share common threads within their creative processes, but everyone is unique when you get into the overall experience of writing music.…