Saturday, June 21, 2014
It’s finally here and right on time. Austin Mic Exchange launches Austin’s first Hip Hop Festival. All these years peeping festival after festival, event after event, wondering when Hip Hop’s turn would truly come in Austin, Texas. As the music capitol, Austin is saturated with individuals full of creative power; musicians, poets, artists, graffiti artists, dancers, Djs --- you name it we got it. There are so many artists out here trying to shine throughout these Austin streets, when will the spotlight shine on the hip hop scene?
That moment is now, as Austin Mic Exchange brings the never before. The Weird City Hip Hop Festival will hit the city over the head with cultural essence and musical finesse, September 26-28. I’m definitely not the only person excited for what’s in store. If hip hop runs through your veins you’ll be just as amped when you check out this video. Weird City Stand Up!!
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Saturday, April 12, 2014
A safe haven of spiritual increase. A filter of positive vibrations. A sacred space is a place of purpose guided by thy ancestors. Individually, a sacred space can be a place of peace and clarity meant to help one tap into the gifts of their InnerG -- Inner God. For couples, a sacred space can be a sanctity of conflict resolution and communication when times aren't so blissful. One of the most common sacred spaces that not many realize is the shower. Water is a natural cleanser of negative energy or vibration. Starting from the feet, hands or top of the neck(closest to pineal gland area), lather your bodies with the intent of removing negative thinking or unblocking creative power. Fill your mind with the tranquil sound of the water, and as the water runs down your body visualize your worries going down the drain with it. Regardless the location or purpose, all sacred spaces should hold a foundation of meditation and self-assessment at its feet.
Around the streets of Austin, Texas I constantly hear people say there are no true hip hop artist. That there are no artists that use soul, blues and old school hip hop elements in their music. As I sit and listen to Beautiful Music 2, I'd have to disagree. As poetic words begin to be delivered among a melodic beat the soul of this album is evident from the start. Between 2 Tone and Q Will you can hear the old school influences verse for verse. The album cover says it all. Produced by Cory Kendrix, it's beautiful music through and through.
SN: Pay close attention to the words of the poem in the intro. If you're wondering who the young lady is reciting the poem, tis I, Jaa Soul, the Loc'd Goddess of Creative Power!! Created exclusively for this album, that poem can not be found nor heard anywhere else.