There are some days where I question every decision I’ve made that led up to the present. I compare myself to my peers and I look back and think of the years that I’ve wasted. Where would I be if I took the right path? Who would I have been? Who could have been the people in my life?
But the past cannot be changed, just fantasized about. I am who I am because of the decisions I have made and I cannot change that. I must realize and appreciate the people that I have in my life, the opportunities that await me, and most importantly the future ahead of me. I can’t change where I am, but I can control where I go.
I am in a wonderful relationship with a girl that I love dearly. And despite hardships, she is still there for me. I have also been bestowed with a once in a life time internship opportunity that will shape my future. There are things in my life which I have taken for granted, but I must work hard to maintain everything that I have. And my message to you is to not give up.
There will be a point where you want to give up. There will that moment of weakness, but fight through it. Don’t surround yourself with pity; take action. I’m not posting this for myself, but in hopes that my friends that need the encouragement will see this. I’ve been where you are and that feeling is only temporary. Good times are around the corner.
Kool A.D. - "Hickory (Feat. Talib Kweli and Boots Riley)"
What? Wait, what? Victor Vasquez AKA Kool A.D. AKA 1/3 of Das Racist (r.i.p. in peace) leaked his new album WORD O.K.? I’ve gotta go check my calendar and make sure it’s not Christmas, because man, does it feel like it.
I’m an unflappable fan of pretty much anything Kool and Heems get their hands on, so I may have been a little biased going into WORD, but let me assure you: it is excellent. Of the eleven tracks, “Hickory” is at the tippy top of my favorites list, probably because it feels so… contentedly happy? Whatever it is, it’s got me nodding my head and smiling along. You can download and listen to all of WORD O.K.here on bandcamp.
I’m so proud to finally release my new single “Tear You Down” ft. Alex Ebert from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. I’ve been working on this album for so long so it makes me very happy to show you this.
Halsey pushed out her song “Ghost” on her Soundcloud page about a month ago. Her easy-going vocals mix with a strong lyrical flow. The pushing bass make this lo-fi-hi-fi 2:22 song feel at once too short, just-fast enough and yet complete.
What we’re saying is it’s perfectly compressed and it is single handedly carrying us from winter into spring.
We can’t wait to see what she comes up with for a complete album.
I started a bike ride with this song one evening and got lost. I started peddling after I hit play to this almost six minute long song. I turned up the volume (listening with one ear-bud for road safety) and found myself on “autopilot”. This song ended and “The Tired Moon” started playing; the hypnotic rhythmic beats clearing my head of all thoughts. I got so into the music that I didn’t know where I was cycling to. I must have cycled through the album a couple of times until I found myself looking at a sunset 2 hours later. Then I booked it home before it got dark.