Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Diggin’ in the Crates

"Diggin'" because when you listen to this track you feel like diggin' the crates to find that old school juke joint cut. Well, thats what it makes me think anyway. I was just in a mode of old school jazz and a swing style. I have more beats along the same lines but I'll present them later on Go to to hear this track and my other beat-a-week creations.

I'm looking for themes to make beats on. For example: I plan to have a month where the beats will be based cartoon theme songs and childhood shows (Like Nickelodeon's David the Gnome). Let me hear some of your ideas on themes. Please make a suggestion. You don't want to leave me to my own devices. I kinda crazy when comes to the music ("Hey You Guys" for example). I NEED THEMES, THEMES, THEMES! Let me know what you think.


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Thursday, February 14, 2008

A little late this week, my…

Bad, I have been busy. If you checked on Monday the beat of the week is "Aww Yeah!" This is a laid back joint and those who know my style from the very beginning (I'm talking before Quest for Truth) know that I love making smoothed out tracks. Soulful bass lines and emotional strings are combined with lyrical melodies (sing-able melodies) for this track. Don't get fooled by the silence, the track is not over. Check it out,!

Props go to Imani and the 2nd annual youth summit. It was a great event and believe it or not it was the first time I have performed in a church. I think on an unconscious level I tend to avoid churches because I don't feel Christian enough (which is fine by me). The kids were great! My up beat and up tempo style seems to be going over will with the youngsters. I plan to get these kids hooked on my style while their young and when they listen again in 15-20 years they'll actually get what I'm saying in my verses. Case in point, I'm still trying to decode "Me, Myself, and I" by De La Soul that will always be my joint since I was 12 or so. I didn't know what they were talking about but it felt good sing. As I dig into the lyrics, it makes love the song more and give 2 kudos to my inner child for having great taste.

So I'll create a new style for Portland, OR that all the kids will love, they will appreciate it, and thank themselves (and me) for it later. That's the plan!

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Monday, February 4, 2008

The Greatest Game I’ve ever seen!

Unless my team has made it to the super bowl, I always go for the underdog. For some reason, I have it planted in my head I'm an underdog and I identify with people counting you out before you enter the arena. It's just a classic me against the world attitude. If I truly think about it I have more support than I will admit. That's how I keep my drive going. I fight a fight that doesn't really exist (at least not yet).

I feel justified in this tad bit of paranoia, because people are often skeptics first. This means you take the grand stage to state your master plan for the world and your first response is "you can't do that." You can quote me here "People will give every excuse why they can't do what they don't want to do." People today don't seem to want to believe.

But I do and that's why I tear-ed up and almost did the man cry when Plaxico Burress said "Nobody gave us shot," then you see a tear roll down his cheek. I want that feeling of over coming all the odds and doing what you said you would do. The other great moment, Eli Manning refusing to go down and makes a pass to David Tyree, who uses his "ups" and helmet to make a literally back bending catch. I jump out my seat on that play. Resilience, perseverance, and unwavering faith are what you need to be successful as an underdog. The NY Giants today really cemented my faith in the underdog and in turn faith in me. Go fig!?

As an act of my solid faith in myself, I am embarking on a producing a beat a week for an entire year. This is definitely a challenge and will test my claim to being a prolific producer. Where do you get to hear these beats, at my newly created online music store Stay for the beats and check out the tracks as well. Most tracks our just .99 and there are ringtones too. I'm taking do it yourself music making to a-whole-nother level. Don't worry; I won't be creating a dance video anytime soon (I can't promise I won't, because I like to dance, YOU!!!!!!!!!).

Until next time,


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