Archive for the 'music' Category

03
Jul
10

influential sounds.

Stalley is so influential to the mindset that I have. Today its hard for a person to stand tall for something that a lot of people do not agree with, but if that person doesn’t stand tall for something, that person will fall for anything under the sun. Stalley has no problem with this at all. Stalley represents the revolutionary of hip hop music, his music consists of; his life, his beliefs, politics, and so on. Whenever politics are being stated in music or in everyday discussions eyebrows are raised and tempers are flared. Keep doing your thing. I respect it.

Peace,

Drake.

29
Nov
09

THIS IS WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE.

PAC DIV- WHIPLASH

CURRENCY- JETS OVER EVERYTHING

         

COMMON- I USED TO LOVE H.E.R.

DIRTY MONEY- ANGELS

TRIBE CALLED QUEST- VIBES AND STUFF

 More good music will be embedded tomorrow.

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.

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

 

CLICK THE ABOVE PICTURE TO LISTEN TO THE TRACK!

07
Jul
09

“change gone come”

Im just getting into that mindset. Because change is going to come. Change is good when its for the better right? I wont speak on this change to much, because it isn’t here yet. So until then Sam Cooke will explain threw his music on how im feeling at the moment.

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CLICK PICTURE TO LISTEN TO, “CHANGE IS GOING TO COME !”

02
Jul
09

something to nod your head to.

Not to many words for this one. Huge day today.

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Reasonable Doubt is the most classic album Jay has put out yet..to me. I’m patiently waiting for Blue Print 3. CLICK PICTURE TO LISTEN TO A SONG FT. MARY J.!

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Sade. I had to do this for my father, he put me on this when I was younger. CLICK PICTURE TO BE INTRODUCED TO HER SINGING VOCALS!

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Cool Kids. No disrespect to them, but I really never just sat down and listened to their music. I can’t front, the newest mixtape they have out.. I can listen to the majority of the songs. CLICK PICTURE TO LISTEN!

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Bob Marley. His music still lives on today.. CLICK PICTURE TO LISTEN TO SOME REGGAE VIBES!

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26
Jun
09

a moment of silence for the legendary pop king…

I was going to write another post for this day, but this post has to be done. I dont like to converse about death but, it’s human, it’s life. I was watching the news before I went to work, and a news flash scrolled across the screen saying, “Micheal Jackson has passed.”   It really didn’t hit me hard but I can say this is truly crazy and unexpected. This post is dedicated to the most popular, the most talented human on earth; Micheal Jackson.

Michael Joseph Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana (an industrial suburb of Chicago, Illinois) to a working-class family on August 29, 1958. The son of Joseph Walter “Joe” and Katherine Esther (née Scruse), he was the seventh of nine children. His siblings are Rebbie, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, La Toya, Marlon, Randy and Janet. Jackson showed musical talent early in his life, performing in front of classmates and others during a Christmas recital at the age of five. In 1964, Jackson and Marlon joined the Jackson Brothers—a band formed by brothers Jackie, Tito and Jermaine—as backup musicians playing congas and tambourine, respectively. Jackson later began performing backup vocals and dancing; at the age of eight, he and Jermaine assumed lead vocals, and the group’s name was changed to The Jackson 5. The band toured the Midwest extensively from 1966 to 1968. The band frequently performed at a string of black clubs and venues collectively known as the “chitlin’ circuit”, where they often opened for stripteases and other adult acts. In 1966, they won a major local talent show with renditions of Motown hits and James Brown’s “I Got You (I Feel Good)”, led by Michael.

CLICK PICTURE TO LISTEN TO MUSIC FROM THE JACKSON 5!

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In the early 1980s, he became a dominant figure in popular music and the first African-American entertainer to amass a strong crossover following on MTV. The popularity of his music videos airing on MTV, such as “Beat It”, “Billie Jean” and Thriller—credited for transforming the music video into an art form and a promotional tool—helped bring the relatively new channel to fame. Videos such as “Black or White” and “Scream” made Jackson an enduring staple on MTV in the 1990s. With stage performances and music videos, Jackson popularized a number of physically complicated dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk. His distinctive musical sound and vocal style influenced many hip hop, pop and contemporary R&B artists.

CLICK PICTURE TO BE INTRODUCED TO MUSIC FROM HIS ALBUM “THRILLER” !

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After Jackson’s early 1982 contribution, “Someone In the Dark”, to the blockbuster film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which nabbed him a Grammy for Best Album for Children, Epic issued his second album, Thriller. In what would turn out to be the apex of Jackson’s career, the album remained in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 for 80 consecutive weeks, 37 at the peak. Seven singles from Thriller concurrently hit the Billboard Hot 100 top 10, including “Billie Jean”, “Beat It” and “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'”. Thrillerwent on to sell upwards of 109 million copies, making it the best-selling album of all time,causing Jackson biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli to muse that “at some point, Thriller stopped selling like a leisure item—like a magazine, a toy, tickets to a hit movie—and started selling like a household staple.”

I would write more, but it’s 4 o’clock in the morning right now and I’m falling asleep at the laptop.. I’m going to sleep.

Thank you,

-Drake.