Archive for October, 2009

22
Oct
09

reign supreme.

This supreme life is truthful to me, even for my little cousin. Its meant to be. I really didnt see the meaning behind her ribbon until she sat on my knee, when i did see the meaning it was like this feeling that came through my soul, like the meaning behind this ribbon spoke so loud to me that i couldnt deny it. by this, i had to capture the whole feeling through this portrait.

After waking up from a long friday night, i had to go support my little cousins at their first pageant. Models in the making? I believe so. I never been to a kid’s pagent in my life, no pageant for that matter,  the whole atmosphere was positive but, when i first walked in im looking around, saying to myself, “this is crazy!” because i didnt even know they had things like this for kids. just imagine the Ms. USA pageant but for little kids, crazy right? im talking bout kids with hair pieces on, heavy make-up, and wedding dresses. they were serious too! but, back to my little cousin. this was her first pageant and she did good, so good that she came home with all of the awards in her category! support the kids, they need it. while she was walking towards me leaving the stage with her ribbons around her, the only ribbon that stood out to me was this blue and silver “Supreme Winner” ribbon. dont get me wrong i congratulated her on all of her winnings, but this one was the most important.

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The reason why it spoke so loud to me is because, this statement, “Supreme Winner” defines my brand as a whole. We just want to win in life, by being supreme. Erasing failure and losing from our mentality. Being a champion is not just about winning, but for more realistic approach a champion is a person who fights for or defends any person or cause. I wont go in on the previous sentence too much, because it defines itself. The concept behind my brand is being superior, the highest ranked. i know when your eyes read the word superior, you may get the feeling that we’re trying to be higher and better than everyone else and this is not the case. to me, superior means being the best and highest in what WE do, and in our selves. not the world. If we did reign supreme over the world it wouldnt be the human, but our knowledge. “Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone”. creating superior clothing is the main focus, but being superior doesnt just fall under the fashion aspect; being supreme in life, being a superior man, and being a supreme leader is involved with the Supreme Tour. Reign Supreme..

In history, reigning Supreme was embodied with the Kings. Let me try to break this down. We were all descendants of royal egyptian kings and queens, by knowing this, this whole vibe and feeling is helping shape and mold the Supreme Tour into something so deep that one wouldnt realize it until it was brought to their attention.  

Thank you,

Drake.

13
Oct
09

all i need is one mic.

Im back like i never left. Finally got around to doing this post, better late than never, right? I havent gave up on you, my focus has been on; college studies, working, and finding inspiration for the fall collection of clothing that i will be producing. Also, i had to clear all the thoughts in my head, to bring in new fresh ideas. I wont converse on this too much but, you’re about to see a new approach to things; thought wise, and design wise. Bumping Bob Marley right now, so you know these words are going to flow in this post!

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When it comes to music i listen to all genres but hip hop has to be number 1. the state of hip hop is in need of real artists that take the music seriously. Xzavier does. if you’re unfamiliar with this name, xzavier is the person in the below portrait. i can respect the lyrics that he provides, because his rhymes actually have meaning behind them. whenever i hear a track from him it gives me chills. in my eyes whenever a person gives you chills through his/her music 10 out of 10 times the music is true to them. this is my perspective, but my philosophy could be wrong. I can also respect his grind and determination. Anyone that stays up until 3 in the morning writing and then rapping in his in home studio is grinding for the bigger picture instead of what is in front of him. because the things that are in front of you now, are not the things that determine the outcome of one’s dream.

The reason why i say this is because, i have been through this myself, staying up late just to create designs. putting the big picture in my mind instead of my current state. sometimes you want to give up, but as long as the bigger picture is distilled in your mental, giving up will be erased from your mind frame. Sorry for the detour from the main focus of this post!

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The determination that he has is through the roof. reading books and researching new words just to polish up his vocab, is highly respect from me. It doesnt matter if you’re a rapper or a student in school, if your expanding your vocab, this is a good thing. the more words you know, the more you can say with meaning.

the artists that inspires his music are probably different from other people who writes music, it’s all about finding people who hits the closet to home with you. J.Cole, Pac division, and Blu inspires him to rap the way he does. to me, his sound is more like a mixture between 2PAC, NAS, and soul music; Common, Talib Kweli, and others. He tells stories about what people go through in the streets, he drops knowledge that helps the people open their eyes, and still talks about God in his lyrics. Look out for the: Zae X Supreme Tour mix tape. LISTEN TO HIS MUSIC VIA MYSPACE.

Thank you,

drake.