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

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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!

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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.