08 Was Great but 09 Is Mine

I'm so happy to be alive! Its getting close to a New Year and I anticipate more greatness in 2009 than I ever have for any other year. I have a few shows lined up already and I have been blessed to create a decent buzz when it comes to the album "It's On Me"...however more can and will be done. The Official release will be in the first quarter and it will be amazing.

I've met some wonderful individuals in 08. I've been blessed to meet the type of people who believe is following their dreams and making a change and I plan on continuing that trend.

I want to say Thank You to all of you who have provided any type of assistance along my journey. We are not done yet there is so much more to do.

I look forward to 2009 with much excitement. It really is on me and it's time to get it done.

God Bless

Stay Focused, Positive and Productive



This is Personal

I don't know how many people read this blog...but to those of you who do I want to say THANK YOU!!!

2008 has been turbulent to say the least it's as if I have found this new state of consciousness and hurdles are being placed in front of me to stop my growth. Life.

Don't misunderstand this blog...I still know we all have the power to change our circumstance and I understand the power of being positive...if you read my previous posts you can see where I have shared some amazing experiences. However sometimes I get so frustrated. I look to God for an answer and I believe I've been getting them. I've learned so much about myself this year.

I am more sensitive than I thought...I have learned that everyone has a breaking point and that I have to be myself no matter what.

Im am fighting with myslef as I type this to keep from saying anything that would be considered negative and its hard. I have been hurt deeply this year and I am looking forward to a new start.

My music is the healer, I look forward to spreading a message of positivity and goodness to the world. Seriously...What does not kill you only makes you stronger. I hope this is true.

Stay Focused Positive and Productive




I've been trying to fight this feeling for the past two days. Its been difficult. On the heels of the most historic election in history, I find myself feeling despair and uneasiness. I understand that no one can feel positive all the time but I need to shake this feeling as soon as possible. There is so much going on that I don't want and because I realize my true power it frustrates me because I know I attracted it to myself.

So right now as I type this I am searching for the proper state of mind. I am hoping that sharing this with you will help alliviate these feelings I am having and place me into alignment with my good. I want my good to come to me now.

It seems to be working because I can feel some of that pressure being lifted from my inner being. I know who I am. I know that I am capable of anything I put my mind to. These feelings of uneasiness and despair should serve as signals to me. I notice it. I have to change it or rather I have to let go. That seems to be the hardest part. Letting go.

Well let me oficially do it now. I let go of all my problems and negativity and become available for all the good that is my birthright. I pray God continutes to bless me and provide me with the tools that will grant me my desires and allow me to tap into and feel my joy.

Life is Great...Life is a Blessing and I have access to all the happiness in the universe...and so do you.

I feel a little better now...I know this was a weird blog but I felt this was a good tool to release any negative energy I am carrying. Thank you for taking the time to read it.

Stay Focused, Positive and Productive.




Hello world. Its been a while since I touched base with all of you. Ok...where do I start...Oh I know...a few posts back I was speaking of a great experience I had because I followed my inspiration. The result of that is a show I have on Oct 29th @ The Spot on 4437 N Broawdway. I made a good conect and set an intention and it happened. I am so excited about it. If you can make it out I promise a good show. I can feel my good bubbling up.

Last week I had the opportunity to meet an individual I have been chatting with on Myspace for time now. I was invited down to the studio to lay some verses. I was so honored to be chosen and when I got there the vibe was perfect.

Mani is a Techno Dj making a transition and by the sounds of his music he has created a dynamic hybrid of house, techno and hip hop. WOW!!...I also had the pleasure of meeting Sub Zero a prolific freestyler...I mean this guy is rhyming all the time its so uncanny. I also met an Emcee from Minneapolis who goes by the name of Young General..he's dope.

I have had to take a step back an realize what has been happening as of late. This journey has been one with many challenges and sometimes I find myself getting lost in negative thoughts. However when I think about what has transpired within the last month or so I get so excited because I am seeing the results of staying centered, meditating and moving with a definite intention. It really does work. The power of our mind is infinite.

They joy is in the journey!...that phrase is really starting to make sense. Ok...just stoppin thru...I'm about to go do my meditation and I look forward to hearing responses from all of you.

Listen to "Peep My Steez" featuring Young General, Precise and SZO....Produced by Manish Miglani...its below

Peep My Steez 192k f. SZO, Young General & Precise - Manish Miglani

Stay Focused, Positive and Productive



Hip Hop Honors

I can’t front. Hip Hop is my life. I was watching the performances from Hip Hop Honors yesterday and was nearly brought to tears during the performances. Slick Rick, Too Short, De La Soul, Cypress Hill, and Naughty By Nature all had a great influence on what type of music I do today. I love the fact I was able to come up during that era. Seeing them be honored last night was truly well deserved. I hope and pray I am able to continue the legacy of Hip Hop with honor and respect.

Slick Rick and De La Soul have had the biggest influence on me with respect to the artist that performed last night. ‘Hey Young World” by Slick Rick brings back memories of the summer of 1989 when I met my wife. Wow what a memory and the songs message is simple and true…”So listen Be Strong …Scream Whoopee Doo…Go For yours!!!”De La Soul always represented originality and the lyricism in Hip Hop and whenever I hear “Stakes Is High” I get a chill running through my body….”The Vibe…Vibrations…The Stakes is High” Peace to JDilla for producing that joint.

Keep an ear to the street for me the universe is abundant and I will continue to share my gift with the world in love and understanding. Hip Hop Lives!

Stay Focused, Positive and Productive



Once Again Its On!!!...Inspiration

Once Again

I’ve started a new job and my commute is about 2 hours from where I live. I have accepted it and actually like it. It gives me time to meditate and be focused on me. This is the end of my first official week. With everything taken in to consideration it has been a wonderful week. I am so happy and grateful to have this job and I know I am catching up with my good.

I had an amazing experience a few days ago. I was fortunate enough to get a ride from one of my co-workers to a train stop closer to home. I am grateful for that cause that saves me about 30 minutes on the commute. As I rode the train and got closer to my stop I got an inspiration to ride a little longer and get off in the Wicker Park area. Those of you who are not from Chicago…Wicker Park is a multi cultural, eclectic area of the city where artists gather and bands perform at various clubs. My goal was to secure some type of place to perform. I was specifically focused on the “Double Door”. I did a few shows there a few years back and it made sense to go there first.

So anyway…I get the inspiration while I’m on the train, however I keep trying to talk my self out of it…I’m saying things to myself like “Go home it’s been a long week.”…and “I’m not even sure if this train will take me where I want to go.” As I am having those thoughts a passenger gets on the train with a button on his backpack that reads…”Ask Me About Islam”…so I’m feeling good and curious so I say “What can you tell me about Islam?” We begin a conversation about Islam…he tells me Ramadan (Islamic Monthly Fast and Praying) just ended and how he does his Salat (prayer 5 times a day to the east) faithfully…then out of nowhere he asks me “Where are you going?”I'm wondering to myself... why he is asking me that…That immediately made me make up my mind…I was going to follow my inspiration and get off at the Wicker Park area.

So I get off at Damen my stop and I go directly to the “Double Door” and I meet a few guys setting up for a show and I ask them how I go about booking a show with the establishment. One guy starts giving me some names of some people to contact and the other tells me to go to the website. I take that information and head down the street with the intention of hitting a few more clubs and making some more connections. As I’m walking down the block I see some guys in black suits standing by a door and I could hear music coming out. I stopped and asked them what was going on and they told me it was some type of private invitation only affair and somebody was performing. He pointed me to the individuals who promoted it. I went over and introduced myself. I met a gentleman by the name of Rueben…one by the name of High Speed and a sister by the name of Mojde.

We talked about some people we knew mutually and how I am an artist looking to book some shows. Ruben informed me they were promoting for a wine called “Black Swan” he said it was cool for me to go in and check it out. I decided to go get something to eat first then come back.
I stumbled into a restaurant called “Earwax” and had the best and only Black Bean Burger I have ever had…NO MEAT!!!...It was so gooood. The potato salad I had was great too…lol

Anyway I go back to the “Black Swan” event and I see Mojde there the sister I met earlier with Ruben and High Speed. She said she overheard me speaking about being an artist and looking for a place to perform and she wanted to hear my music. Of course I’m Johnny on the spot…I pull out my IPod and she gives it a listen. She lets me know she is hard to impress and she liked it a lot. I find out she is a Senior Marketing Representative for “Fader” magazine, a prominent Hip Hop/Dj magazine she has done events for some high profile artists and she is always looking for acts. We exchanged email addresses and she made sure I mentioned how we met and that I was looking to perform.

Finally I go into the “Black Swan” affair... I drink enough wine to get significant buzz…admire the art that is on the wall… then I think to myself….” This is what happened after I followed my inspiration.” I got exactly what I was looking for and more.


How do you feel about what you think?

The journey continues. I am catching up with my good on a daily basis and I am more in tune with my emtions than I have ever been. I have accepted the realization that our emotions act as a signal to our well being. When I'm upset I can feel it physically. My stomach ties into a knot. I get a lump in my throat. I take notice when I feel this way because I'm being told that something is not right and I am not aligned with my good.

My good, my blessings and feeling good is what is important. When I feel good I create the vibrations that align me with my desires. Its On!!! I'm a creator.


It Really Works!!!

One of the most exciting events in my life happened yesterday and I had to share it with all of you. I've been doing my meditation daily and its getting better day to day. I haven't been able to clear my mind totally but I do have moments when I can feel a wave of energy come over my body. A friend told me it takes time and for me to be patient. I take those words as a blessing and will continue to be diligent.

Ok...thats exciting but let me tell you the really exciting news. I'm driving around the city kind of in a funk because of something that just happened. I'm extremely frustrated because I know I attracted it to myself and I should have done better. I turn on the radio and tune in to WGCI the #1 rated radio station in Chicago and I catch a song from some new artists thats pretty dope. As I'm listening to the song I am raking my mind to find the right words or phrase that will raise my vibration because I knew it was low and needed to get back on my square as soon as possible. While I'm doing that I hear a familiar intro on the radio then I realize IT'S MY SONG "WILD WILD". Words can't explain what I felt.

I immediately started screaming and shouting at the top of my lungs and I was overcome with so much emotion. My song was being played on WGCI. I was by myself with no phone so I couldn't tell anyone. I was so excited I started to run up to the car next to me and say 'MY SONG IS ON THE RADIO"....lol...I almost did that...lol.

My energy level shot through the roof. Nothing like that has ever happened to me before. I couldn't believe it. It happened at the right time at the right moment.

Imagine just a few moments before I was filled with disappointment and regret and it was immediately turned around by the vibration of my song on the radio, and the attempt I was making to raise my vibration. WOW!!

If I had any doubt about the power of our minds and what God is capable of you better believe it is now erased. Now its time to stay consistent and keep the meditation consistent.

Our words and our feelings paint a picture. Feel good. Feel good. Feel good.

Stay Focused Positive and Productive




Peace World....I hope this blog reaches all of you in good spirits and health. Its been a little over a week since my last blog and I have been meditating since then. Everyday has been different. Some days I am able to sit still and be still and I can feel my energy rise. Other days I allow myself to be bogged down with so much negative thought that I don't think I accomplish anything.

I had to take a step back and really understand the reason for this meditation. This practice is more about aligning ones self with the proper vibration in order for their desires to come to fruition. Meditation is an opportunity to clear the mind, raise your level of vibration , release any resistance and give one an awareness of their inner being.

Any thought that you continue to think is called a belief...some help...others don't. We have the ability to change those beliefs through meditation. Many times these beliefs serve as a resistance to what we truly desire and keep us away from our natural state of thriving and well being.

At times during my meditation I can feel my vibration change. The goal is to be able to maintain this. This is a journey for me and I am grateful to be able to share it with you.


15 Minutes

I am so serious about this. The power I was given at birth to control and direct my mind to whatever ends I desire. I have been listening to the audio book Abraham Ask and it is Given and it has been a truly enlightening experience for me.

I have always wanted to be able to meditate. Take time to quiet my mind and allow God to work through me and fulfill my desires. A section in the audio book called "The Process of Meditation" assisted me in making a breakthrough.

Today I focused on that specific section and processed the techniques used to quiet my mind. I turned the lights out sat in a comfortable chair and closed my eyes. I focused on my breathing, actually counting my breaths. This allowed me to keep my mind clear and if any thought popped up I was able to release it. I felt my body relax and it became easier and easier with every breath I inhaled and exhaled. I could feel my mind changing.

I assumed my 15 minutes was up and came out of my meditation but then I looked at the clock and it was 30 minutes later. Time stopped and my mind was free.

I was so amazed that I was able to sit still and focused for so long, but as soon as I came out of the meditation I felt lighter. I felt good. I went outside immediately and the colors seemed brighter and the sounds were more clear.

I know and believe that my desires will come to fruition and I will be able to maintain this Good Feeling. Maintaining this Good Feeling will surely keep me in line with the source.

I am so excited. God is so Great!!

Tune in Turn On.




Inspire to Inspiration

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology | Date: 1996

inspire infuse into the mind; impart or suggest by divine agency; †breathe XIV; breathe in XVI. — (O)F. inspirer — L. inspīrāre, f. IN-1 + spīrāre breathe.
So inspiration XIV. — (O)F. — late L.

© The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology 1996, originally published by Oxford University Press 1996.

When I suggest that the power is within all of us to direct our thoughts to any ends we may desire. I mean that in the most fundamental way possible. Take a breath.....breeeeeeath.......

You are now present...where you are right now after you took that breath is the most important place to be. From this place you create your masterpiece, create an invention, change the world.


infuse into the mind

divine agency=source=God



Don't Fight The Feeling

On this spiritual journey I have discovered many things about myself that force me to take notice of my state of mind. When taking full assessment of myself and understanding what it means to have an ego and how that can take a hold of me, I begin to understand why I take so many things personally. The truth of the matter is I don't have to take anything personally. My ego provides me with a false sense of self. It hungers for a position of separation and provides my mind with the idea of the reality that it desires.

There are many of those among us who make great strides and accomplish great things. This fact must not loose sight of the reality that anything accomplished by any person is not isolated from our experience and the reality that we create. We see things as we want to see them. Our lives come from the most preeminent thoughts that we carry and the results are born from that.

Now is the time to diminish or rather eradicate our egos. The ego in its own selfishness keeps us from experiencing our oneness with the universe, with God.

I'm working on this and what I have found is that it starts with forgiveness. No matter what type of wrong that someone has done to you (you actually attract it to you), you have to forgive in order to truly be free. In that forgiveness you release resentment and hurt and find the place where you can access the feelings of happiness and joy that are embedded in your core.

Feelings of happiness and joy mixed with faith will always fulfill your desires and affect the universe in a positive manner. It starts with you and how you feel. How do you feel?


Yes I Did.......

The artists out of Chicago represent a sense of truth and unapologetic candor, present company included. Kanye does it again with this video. I feel like a champion when I hear this.

My Affirmation

"I call on the law of accumulation. My supply comes from God, and now pours in and piles up under grace."

I've been keeping that as a running theme in my mind today. I truly believe that we have the ability to attract what we desire through the use of our words.

The Law of Effect is you get more of what you reinforce. I choose to reinforce abundance, wealth and health.

"I call on the law of accumulation. My supply comes from God, and now pours in and piles up under grace."

Stay Focused Positive and Productive



Power Thoughts

I was thinking about doing this blog thing the way everybody else does...you know...post some cool videos and music...be "in the know"...but I decided against that. I'm approaching this from a real place.

Recently I have been experiencing some growth with respect to who I am and what it means to be a thirty something year old brother with goals and aspirations. I've picked up a few books .." A New Earth"by Ekhart Tolle...The Power Of Now by Ekhart Tolle...Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill..."The Wisdom of Florence Scovel Shinn by Florence Scovel Schinn and I just finished reading "Alter Your Life" by Emmet Fox.

All of this reading was sparked by my introduction to "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne. I also saw Abraham Speaks by Ester Hicks...you gotta be ready for that one. At any rate...here is where I am with this...I know and believe that we are connected to the source..that source being God. Our words construct our reality and the only real important moment in our lives is now. Mixing feelings with our faith fulfills our desires. We have the power to do anything we want and truly the only thing that can hinder you is you.

My eyes open when I realize how much accountability we truly have. Where we are now is based on the condition of our consciousness now.

My desire was to kick it off like this. Keep those words Positive and Uplifiting. Control those emotions. Your world will flourish because of it.

Leave me some thoughts.