Was reflecting on this last week and kinda laughed at myself. I have quite a diverse lifestyle, full of variety and culture. And remember, each of these descriptions are after a full day of teaching & a workout.
After completing my Associate’s Degree in 2001, I took a semester off to go to Ohio for The Recording Workshop’s Audio Engineering & Music Production Program. Vanessa Diaz is the only person I still talk to from there and she was in town. My lady and I met her and her boyfriend at Cane Rosso’s in Deep Ellum (my choice). Had a great time catching up with her and tried this amazing dessert – “The Edgar” (vanilla bean mascarpone, Nutella, & marshmallows). As much as some of my friends think I don’t, I put a lot of effort into trying to keep up with people, glad I got to see her.
Sivion’s new project Group Therapy dropped today. Proud to say I’m featured on the song “Dub Season” with lots of emcees I respect. If you’re searching for a massive collabo track, look no further. Plus, the content on this entire project is pure positivity – get you some. iTunes is calling you, go support it HERE. Also, if you haven’t seen the video for “Ladies and Gentlemen,” you should check it out HERE.
My lady took me out tonight – Fried Nutella from the State Fair and The Lion King. I’m hit-n-miss with musicals – sometimes I enjoy them, sometimes not. The most impressive thing was the costumes, crazy how they brought the story-line to life. On top of that, there were 2 young children that played Simba and Nala. It amazes me how kids can take on pressure like that, muy impressive.
Was exhausted tonight, almost passed out on the couch, but I ended up going to support a few homies at El Centro College. Playdough & DJ Sean P rocked an ill set for the Hip Hop Showcase. Then they had a Q&A Panel, hosted by Ekzile. Heard some students ask great questions, while enjoying some of my friends spread their knowledge. Shout out to Leo J, Rec Shop Islam, Dj Ez Eddie D, Vanessa Quilantan, and Malex.
Over the last couple of months, Creo Jones, Word Life, Molekular, and I had been working together to bring you the Raw Talent: DFW Cypher Special Edition. We reached out to Blaze Won (Dallas) and King Corleone (Ft. Worth) to prepare for an a capella battle against each other. Drama Tha King, Alsace Carcione, Colby Savage, and Kilo Art-of-Fact blazed the stage. All went smooth except for a minor physical altercation that broke out during the peak of the battle. Respect to everyone that rocked with us, had a blast!
Was unsure if I was going to Index Fest until my homegirl Katrina hooked me up with a VIP ticket. I went out there by myself and did it up. Saw P.O.S rock with a live band, caught Dustin Cavazos’ set at Trees, experienced Girl Talk, then watched a little bit of A.Dd+ at Boiler Room. Ate some horribly awesome food from the Easy Slider Food Truck and Glazed Donut Works, all the while supporting my neighborhood. This festival was literally 2 blocks from my loft, was great!
Got to spend time with my family and helped clean out and organize a few things in preparation for my Sister’s wedding in November. Was nice closure to a jam-packed week, got to unwind and reboot.