They say that love is a verb and an expression from the deepest part of your soul.
Art can reawaken our dreams
The mad man’s way of making sense of the world.
Love and Art
Are they the same? Combined are they lethal? I have learned that to Love Art you have to be free in all aspects of your life.
It is a restoration of dreams lost in the outer depth of our memories.
Art is a complex motion that moves around the world in different shapes, spirits, and entities.
I have never tried to suppress my art. I work in a corporate world…in corporate america. My being, my physical and spiritual being is not…I am a flower child with bushy hair …I wear ankh earrings…my presence is of regal.
How do I survive? I speak with respect. I walk with a crown. I smile with sincerity.
In this day in age…people all want to be artists…they think it is the hip thing to do..to now work..to be a photographer…or a writer aka a blogger.
It isn’t freedom. They are trapped…why?
Reason: Art is the truth…it is love. It is a mirror that sometimes show the ugly side. You struggle. You cry. You lose yourself only to rediscover yourself.
The challenge is to maintain that love and hate and to grow with it. With out limitations. It will hurt and it will make you want to give up.
Stay with it…Its therapy. It will bring you into the world of sanity. You are not insane…They are.
Dont get trapped…Elevate with it. It is not what you wear…its your heart…Its…
This past sunday the LUV4ART fam took a field trip to Penthouse Radio for an interview with Suede Jenkins. Din jumped on the mic at the beginning of the show with the lovely hosts Lelo and Jessie Rae… and she felt right at home. In the interview Suede talks about his influences, his creative process, and drops a couple verses for the listeners. I even made a brief return to radio to talk about LUV4ART…. good times!!! Thank you again ladies for having us!!!! Check out Penthouse Radio live on Sundays 7pm-9pm.
My brother D-Black is back with a new single called Tunnel Vision. Black returns with more mature sound and a new perspective on the struggles in life. You can hear D-Black’s hunger, and determination in every word. I was in the studio for some of the sessions, and I can tell you this album is going to be good. Look for a video promo shot by yours truly coming soon!!!
This Is The Dope is Black Spade, Teresa Jenee, and Indian Rome. I have already shown that I am a Super-Fan of Black Spade’s work… this EP project will definitely be added to the collection. This Is The Dope Ep is now available now on itunes check it out!!!
Brand new single Summer Trouble from my brother Probe Rok… just in time for the last month of summer vibes. Probe is joined on the track by the lovely Sophia Lauren and the Incomparable Shakespere. This song as that easy breezy west coast feel to it… but maybe that’s just me. Look out for more joints from Probe and his Media Scheme family.
I love classic funk music… serious fan here. The team of Dam-Funk and Steve Arrington (Slave) reminds me of classic west coast g-funk. It creates the kinda vibe that makes you want to throw ya “W” up and take a ride in Caprice!!! My OG’s know what I’m talking about lol. Alright enough daydreaming… just go pick up the album!!
I’m glad to see someone Stand UP!!! for a change. Our music needs to be more than just entertainment, we need to speak on the issues that affect us. Here my brother Chosan uses his Art as a weapon to express his feelings on Travyon Martin trial. Give it a good listen… spread the word.. and share….
Chosan “Hoodie On”
Produced by Lord Itill Productions
Taken from the forthcoming Chosan album
“Till I Touch The Sun”.
Stand your ground for Justice, we fight for everything else.
Share, Spread and support the Martin family.
Trayvon Martin could have been your son, nephew, brother or even YOU!.
Trayvon Martin situation is way bigger than music, this is a FREE DOWNLOAD.
Lets start conversations with our young men, we need them, they are they future are not animals.
We need more positive male role models and mentors in our communities
teaching them how to love themselves and be responsible human beings.
Together the ants can overthrow the elephants.
SPREAD, SHARE, AND SUPPORT.
KEEP THE FAMILY AND ALL OUR YOUNG IN YOUR PRAYERS!
Great new music from Detroit’s own Mr. Porter. Here Mr. Porter manipulates samples from Robert Glasper for his intrumental album titled… Porter Chops Glasper. Available for free download.
Download the album here
My brother Suede Jenkins returns with his latest single Savage. You have to love the Suede sound… a blend of different elements without a commitment to any style. The result is smooth and intoxicating like a sip of you favorite cognac lol. Look for Suede and Demax tomorrow June 21st for a special performance at Music Hall (Williamsburg) showtime 8pm.
I forgot to post this when we finished this sog so here goes…. I get a message from Fritz on facebook like.. “I got this song I want to do.. You got time to record today?”. Me: I’m free so it’s no problem fam. When I say we recorded this fast I mean a couple of takes and some jokes and it seemed like we were finished in an hour maybe an hour and thirty. Fritz is pretty easy to work with.. he gets his best takes in the first three tries.. sometimes one take!!! Impressive!!! A simple mix by me and we were done. Let me know what you think of this.. feedback is always appreciated. And look out for more parody songs by Fritzo.
Lyrics and Vocals by Fritzo
Recorded and Mixed by Akil Bakari