Once again the Umojah Nation crew came to Cleveland in style! This time it was Chalk Fest 2017. It was an all day performance - literally morning to evening, with a few breaks in between. And as always, the Cleveland Museum of Art hosted a great event. Like Pops asked when he visited the Museum [...]
Nice time recording demo tracks at Studio 78 with Sausalito Jazz Trio (+one).
Whenever I feel the heavy burdens of life I reach out to a hip-hop verse that I know pretty well. It gives me a familiar feeling and I feel powerful because I know the verse so well. Quick tip: As I sat in the car waiting to interview for my current librarian position, I listened [...]
You all already know why I'm asking that question, right? For the past decade or more, rap music has become outright terrifying. I was just about to hang it up! Talib went Tweet, twat mad, Busta Bus falling off stages (with the Luvs my CoCo dude - No!!!) Yasin Bey b.k.a. Mos Def fled [...]
Doubt - Death - Disillusion? I have grown tired of living in a world full of hate and hurt. Whenever I begin to break out of such limited thinking and living, I found that so many negative energies seemingly exist just to put me back. I'm often reminded that... "Pessimism is a Self-Fulfilling Malady" [...]
(So, this happened a year ago - but the experience is long-lasting) Yep, I splurged a little, made a quick road trip to downtown Toledo, OH and was escorted by ushers to the FIRST ROW of the Valentine Theatre. After a short wait, popcorn and a whiskey sour, the lights went out, and the performance [...]
Once again it was on... Umojah Nation! We opened up for the legendary Morgan Heritage at Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland. So dope. It was a hot night! I had to get a clip of one of my favorite reggae songs, No Haffi Dread... 'Got to believe in His Majesty Oh yes, His lineage and divinity [...]