Side Effects (Produced by PREMISE)

“Side effects takin’ over my brain and my mind…” Side Effects is a song that has literally been years in the making. Now that it has finally arrived, I hope that you will listen to it with open ears and an open mind. Maybe you can relate, maybe you can’t, but either way just know that it was written and recorded crying out from the depths of my soul. Shout out to all of the psych ward survivors and mental health warriors who feel me on this one. This one is dedicated to you. Check out my latest track Side … Continue reading Side Effects (Produced by PREMISE)

A Current Perspective On Reality

I am an expert in my own experience, that is what I can offer you. From what I have researched, where I have worked, the places I have volunteered, the things I have done and the places I have been, I have acquired knowledge and skill sets often with the intention of healing others. I am no expert on reality, but I can offer you the perspective of someone who has given it a lot of thought, both for interest purposes and for survival. Lately the media has had no choice but to report on many things it may not … Continue reading A Current Perspective On Reality

NEW MUSIC: Uncanny

We all know that relationship, you know, the one you get into because it fulfils some sort of fantasy? Well, maybe I just described every relationship to a certain extent, but you catch my drift. Years ago I was involved very briefly with someone with a striking resemblance to a celebrity crush. And, as you do, I wrote and recorded a song about the “situationship”. The relationship plays out in the lyrics of Uncanny from start to finish with an important message at the end of the track. Shoutout to Masta Ace and Jean Grae for always capturing my attention … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Uncanny

DAY 17: Chess Moves

Years ago I recognized the need to create a brand for my artistry. Everyone in the industry has one, and so it felt as though the smartest thing to do was to pick a brand that would have the greatest longevity for my personality. I factored in things like happiness, my interests, and the sustainability of a persona. In the end, I couldn’t find anything except authenticity. I committed to speaking my truth as I knew to be at any given time. I committed to being myself. I committed to making music and art that was in my heart and … Continue reading DAY 17: Chess Moves

DAY 9: Pain Shaming

Something that you know is real isn’t hard to believe, even if it’s difficult for others. So what you know in your life experience to be true is not going to be difficult for you to believe when someone says something else of a similar nature. Life takes you on twists and turns, and a part of that is experiencing pain. We all know what pain feels like and we can relate to different types of pain (physical, emotional, psychological etc.), and yet for some reason we all seem so hellbent on inflicting pain on those around us. It is … Continue reading DAY 9: Pain Shaming

DAY 8: Just That Type Of Day

Today was the type of day that you plan out but nothing goes accordingly. Looking back on these past 24 hours, I see that I did accomplish quite a bit, just not exactly what had I wanted to get done. The thing is, today had surprises and distractions that were unavoidable. More than being distractions I was mostly tending to pop quiz style responsibilities and that is never in poor taste. It’s funny, because before I started writing this blog post I was kind of being hard on myself for not ticking off all of the boxes on my To … Continue reading DAY 8: Just That Type Of Day