Positive energy. The thing that everyone preaches about, but finds it hard to stand upright at the pulpit once negative energy comes roaring through rose-colored doors. In 2017, we’re at an all-time high with the negative forces that are permeating our daily activities. Every facet of life, from politics to entertainment has some form of negativity attached to it like a newborn baby to a pacifier. A theory states that there must be positive and negative energy to balance out various aspects of life. But if balance means outing various countries and leaders on Twitter (45), or attaching our attention to harmful news-stories and video clips, then when and where does the positivity come into play?
Everything can’t always be sunshine and blue skies, but if society is creating its own conundrum of negative energy, then we must offset that energy and utilize that Cardi B exuberance that’s in ALL of us.
What do you do when your with someone who has dreams, but casts those same dreams with doubts like the rain on a sun-filled day? What do you do when their favorite words are, "But," and "I can't?" Do you give up on them? Would you give up on them?
There is immense power in the organ that's between the upper and lower rows of your teeth. This is why that "sticks and stones" saying that was echoed in the childhood stage is null and void. It is very difficult to be with someone who doesn't dream big. It's like dragging a boulder on your ankle, hoping that at some point, it will break off; Couple that with negative energy that may accompany that lack of belief and you my friend have a recipe for disaster.
If you're with someone who doesn't dream big, have low self-belief and has a negative outlook on situations, then do your best to be the light in their darkness. There's no way that you can have two of the same things, so don't feed into what they're providing. Instead, help then unpackage the gift that they have yet to open.
With the summer winding down at rapid speed, artists are taking advantage of the swift time-frame and releasing fresh music that we can still blast while we wait for fall's arrival.
Detroit R&B singer Jeff Dean recently dropped his single T.K.O. which features Detroit R&B superstar La'Britney. The two compliment each other well on the record as they both use the sex to boxing analogy which is clever in itself. With boxing and sex, you burn calories, your heart receiving a workout, and it keeps you in shape, none of which are bad things at all.
The track is definitely radio-friendly so be expecting to hear it on the airways as we close out another hot, humid summer.
“I’m an artist, and I’m sensitive about my s***” – Call Tyrone (Erykah Badu)
There has been a lot of theivery and trickery going on in the creative community. Feeble-minded, wannabe creatives have been stealing concepts, designs, and artwork from various trendsetters in Detroit who will remain nameless. This isn’t a new occurance, but social media is the store that allows us as customers to witness the fake transactions before our very eyes.
If you REALLY are about the creation of content and art, you shouldn’t have to steal from someone else. There’s way too much public knowledge, books and others pieces of material that you can use in order to ignite the flame of creativity. I’ve personally had whole stories of mine stolen from lifestyle sites, so I know how it feels to have someone copy your hard-work. In closing, copying someone is the biggest form of flattery, but this theory goes oit the window if the content is down-right terrbile.
Music and inspiration are two things that are always in arm’s reach. You may have to extend your upper body a little bit to grab it, but nonetheless, it’s always nearby and ready to be utilized.
As always, I’m browsing on Soundcloud and I come across a record label called, TreeHouse Vibes, that’s straight out of London, UK. Anybody that’s familiar with their music scene knows that they’re not only students of their own musical, but they know our music even better than we do sometimes. Nonetheless, I knew I was in for some head-nodding, and high pitch ooh’s and ahh’s once I pressed play. I was right.
On “Velocity,” I wasn’t prepared for the musical smorgasbord that echoed out of my speakers. I had so many nouns, verbs, and adjectives flowing through my head, that it was hard to comprehend. Vibes, (ala the title of their record label) is all I could come up with. To be honest, it sounds like an early Ameriie track flipped around and made into something that again, even I can’t wholeheartedly describe. So instead of talking any further, I’ll let you decide. And if you have time, browse the entirety of their Soundcloud page.
P.S. See if you can name the sample that’s being used in the record.
Rebuilding takes time, we all know this. We also know the horrid stories that people outside of the Michigan border say about the greatest city on earth, being Detroit. Bankrupt? Crime-ridden? Poverty-stricken? Yeah, we get it. But along with the negative, you can't negate the positive aspects that have come from and continues to come from our city.
Detroit's own Adam Reveire has released his video for "Passion." We find ourselves watching Adam sprint across various sectors of Detroit and delivering bar after bar at the same time.
"Rap is full of clones or she a whore-ish mama Grown Men crying bout Desiigner Cuz they never could quite design a Plan to get their music popping Too focused on buying wack designers"
Adam Reverie represents the original essence of Hip-Hop. Pure, uncharted passion gift-wrapped onto a sensitive track.
"Thank you for your interest in our company. We appreciate you taking the time to interview for this position. Although we were very impressed by what you have to offer, we are unable to offer you a position at this time. However, we will keep your resume in our current file for consideration at a later date should a suitable vacancy arise. We appreciate your interest and wish you every success in your endeavors."
Two letters. One word. As a word, "No" gets such a bad rap It's seen as this verb that can stop a train dead in its tracks. It can cause beautifully planned proposals to fail, job opportunities to crumble, and anxious kids waiting for ice cream after dinner to cry. No is the same word category as hate, envy, jealousy, and lie. But what if we utilize our human ability to turn No into fuel. What if we took the fear out of No? What if No can become bae?
No is not a word to run from. It's actually one you should run to when you need motivation and strength. On the journey toward your dreams, you have to build an unstable relationship with no. If your boss tells you, no, or someone emails you saying no about an exciting opportunity, use that defeated feeling for positive manifestation. No has to become your greatest strength because you will definitely receive more no's than yes.