Archive for September, 2009

24
Sep
09

the battle between love and hate.

 

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Love and hate can mean so many different things, but to me love and hate means a battle between good and evil. We all have this battle. I came across this philosophy while i was looking for a design reference for the winter collection. YOU MIGHT SEE A REFERENCE FROM THIS T SHIRT THAT RADIO RAHEEM HAS ON.To be honest, i was blind to the story behind this photo you see above. A regular mind would look at the photo below and see a person with four-fingered rings on that says,” LOVE and HATE “. A deep mind would look at this photo and see a story that is so in depth that person wouldn’t believe it theirselves. But at the end of the day, it’s true. It’s just told through human hands. How do you look at it?..

It took me a while to read between the lines of these four-fingered rings, but i got the story. Here it goes: the story behind these rings are simple, Love is in the right hand. Hate is in the left hand. Is this why we give right hand shakes? if so, beware of the left hand ones. Let me get more in-depth with this philosophy. in life its always a struggle to fight off the evil. One hand is steadily fighting the other, which causes static. this is the philosphy of life. Life is so cool to me, because it’s so much that you can find out about it. A journey of knowledge. Like different theories; however you look at life determines your future. You also can learn that life is a mind thing,  how you play it in your mind is how you live it. I leave you with a quote from the movie:

“Let me tell you the story of “Right Hand, Left Hand.” It’s a tale of good and evil. Hate: It was with this hand that Cane iced his brother. Love: These five fingers, they go straight to the soul of man. The right hand: the hand of love. The story of life is this: Static. One hand is always fighting the other hand; and the left hand is kicking much ass. I mean, it looks like the right hand, Love, is finished. But, hold on, stop the presses, the right hand is coming back. Yeah, he got the left hand on the ropes, now, that’s right. Ooh, it’s the devastating right and Hate is hurt, he’s down. Left-Hand Hate K.O.ed by Love.”

– Radio Raheem, from Spike Lee’s classic “Do The Right Thing”

*Im not here to categorize you, im just here to help you look into things instead of just looking  at them.Everything you see has a meaning behind them. Life. People. Pictures. This computer screen you’re looking at, as some sort of story/message behind it.

Thank you,

Drake.

 

 

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08
Sep
09

come take a look into my mind…

Come take a journey with me into my mind… where do I start from?..

The reason why im doing this clothing is probably deeper than your average up and coming( i dont want to say im a fashion designer, cuz im not. ) lifestyle creator, if you will. When i say lifestyle creator, i mean this; i dont just create certain designs on blank cotton t shirts. I try to give you a lifestyle through these t shirts; a presentation, things i live by just to create collections, capturing the life we live through the best photography, this is what i mean by a lifestyle. the lifestyle is simple, Work hard. Then play harder. These things are probably not clear to you yet, because i havent mastered my vision yet.. give me time to perfect.

Another reason this is deep is because, it give me chance to reach out to people and inspire them. i was always the type to help people, just a giving person. Im figuring out how can i help people through fashion? when i help people or when people; text, call, and tell me, “Drake, i appreciate you helping me see this.” or, “Drake, thank you for inspiring me.” This is what makes my soul happy, this is my fuel to do what i do. (shout out to everyone that have told me that i have helped them, thank you. ) I think GOD is transforming me into a prophet? Like  to spread my story, my message to you. This is in-depth.

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To be honest, all of this is surreal to me. if you would have told me ill be creating clothing, and inspiring people, a couple of years ago i wouldnt believe you. Back then i was so lost, i didnt know my purpose on earth. Like the Evil energy had taken my mind and soul, i wasnt my self. I finally found what my soul and life has been craving. I am complete. Everyday is sunny, and bright. I say all of this to say this, every night, GOD speaks to me through my dreams, showing me the blueprint to follow upon with my life and my clothing line. Crazy, right? No, its spiritual. I appreciate this, and love it, because it is giving my soul the happiness it was lacking.

This whole clothing line is bigger than just me, it involves you as well. Im nothing without you. This is a opportunity to open doors, to better lives for everyone thats around me. Im not saying we’re poor, or cant survive. No, im not saying this at all. Actually, we are blessed to have good families, health, nice clothes, shoes, houses, vehicles, and friends. But, life has so much to offer.. the world is huge. And, I want to see it all. I have seen alot; traveled the USA, encountered different types of people, different cultures. Im not complaining at all, but im not blind i know its much more to see. This is what im focused on. And this gives me a chance to quite all stereotypes, stats, and labels of that young African american man my age. This is not an attempt to offend anyone, it’s just reality. SUPPORT THE MOVEMENT.

Once last thing before i go, I dont blog to be cool. This is therapy for me. This my form of journalism. To express myself. To relieve my running thoughts in my mind.

thank you,

Drake.

 

 

 

01
Sep
09

early blueprint arrival..

THE BLUEPRINT III. It hasn’t dropped yet, but I managed to get a copy before the official release date from a undisclosed source. So if the government is reading this, i didnt have anything to do with the leak, i just took advantage of the situation. I can say, when i first put the CD in, i really wasnt feeling it. But as i keep playing it, its growing on me. Alot. Thank god for some real music. What’s happening to Music, period? This one song gave me the chill’s when I played it, So Ambitious.

PRE-ORDER: The Blueprint 3

 

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