There have been 3 different times this year at Heine Bros where they have played one of my favorite songs over the speakers in the shop.
The first was The Way You Make Me Feel by Michael Jackson. The second was Lava Lamp by Thundercat. The third is the one currently playing which is Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix.
It just makes me happy when I can sit down and not have to pop in headphone to set the tone right. These new baristas got good taste in music. If I worked in here it would be lit as fuck. Depending on what shift I would be on would depict what album or station I would be on. The day of the week also is a benefactor as well.
A day like today would be good for some Lo-Fi tunes. Tomorrow (Wed.) is totally Thundercat, although I would play him in the evenings. Thursday is like a mixture of whatever and Friday I would have to settle with some Big K.R.I.T. My weekends would consist of a lot of Ab-Soul and Black Hippy shit with SiR’s November Album jumping in here and there.
I do have to keep in mind that whatever I play has to be edited… Unless I’m closing up haha. But that’s just an idea for a job that I don’t have. If I were to become a Barista at Heine Bros I would like to be the manager of the Aux Cord. 😁
~ keep it all smiles
Ps. I’m pretty sure their listening to Pandora. Haha
Lately I’ve been reaching out to local promoters via facebook so I can book show. My efforts have gotten me nowhere. Instead of messaging local promoters and venues, I’m just going to show the fuck up to their door and request a gig. This city sets up events for all sorts of aspiring artist and I’m finding it hard to get a show going.
Either A. I’m not trying hard enough or B. They really don’t wanna fuck with me.
Regardless, I have to get my voice heard because I made the realization that failure cannot be a real option. I don’t consider it real because everyone listens to music. If every human damn near listens to music, then my chances of success are greater than my doubts.
As a side note, shout out to homie with the blond hair at Heine Bros for hooking me up with a cup of coffee. I checked my bank account earlier and noticed I spent almost $60 on coffee last month. I’m not sure if this is an addiction of mine or if it’s because I really like this one chick who works behind the counter. Anywho, kudos to the homie.
Besides the free coffee, I want to do 50 performances this year throughout the Louisville Area. If anyone would like to help please let me know.
I must say, this is very inspiring for an artist like me. He has no major label backing him, yet he has a large fanbase and a business model that is currently being tried and tested. I myself have this same goal in mind, being independent and not relying on a major label to push my across the globe as an artist. If Chance can do it why can’t I?
So as I write this I want everyone to know that I, Afrodamus will become the hip-hop mogul that this industry needs. I will become the very root of where inspiration and changing lives will thrive from. I will succeed no matter what and I will make my dream come into fruition and be of this reality.
After earning accolades for Best New Artist, Rap Album, and Rap Performance, Chance the Rapper gave the Grammys exactly what it needed with a rousing, soulful performance in support of his hip-hop opus, Coloring Book. On a night riddled with awkwardness and technical errors, the 23-year-old Chicago rapper took it upon himself to turn the awards show into his own…
People that continuously hate on Future, lil Yachty, 21 Savage, and so on need to stop being closed minded. I’m not a fan of these artist but I appreciate their work and give them a listen here and there. What you have to realize is that these artist speak for our generation. Guess what our generation is doing? Drinking lean, smoking weed, doing drugs and going to hardcore rave parties. These rappers are the offspring of who we are as millennials.
Now of course old heads are going to say that they “aren’t real MC’s” or “Their music is garbage,” but listen to yourself! How can you have hate, or a strong dislike against an artist who succeeded with the same given opportunities that most of us have? Music changes with each generation, it won’t be the same. That “Golden Age” of hip hop that all those old heads are yearning for is over. Kendrick and J. Cole aren’t bringing back hip-hop, they’re creating new ways of sharing stories. Future and Yachty aren’t destroying hip-hop, they’re having fun.
As an artist, I believe in the freedom of speech and the freedom to create what you like. Nobody stood up in front of the entire Hip-Hop/Rap Industry in the 1990’s and said “This is how our music will sound like and it will be like this for the rest of its existence.” That’s not how it works! Let us create our music, let Yachty sing terribly over Auto-Tune, and let Desiigner use his copy paste methods. It’s all music, it’s all art, appreciate it.
TDE’s in house producer just dropped a throwback mix of al the classics that the black hippy members have released over the years. Give this a listen, there were some songs I haven’t even heard before!
A lot of the information in this video I already knew. Ab-Soul is one of my favorite artist and possibly the best lyricist of out time. I think saying “one of my favorite artist” isn’t the right term though, maybe my NUMBER ONE favorite artist, lol.
Hope you enjoy learning about the man who inspired me to be a better rapper.
ps. T.I. inspired me to rap
pss. Thanks Michael McCrudden for putting this together.
Just like your backyard scientist, I too live in my garage creating master pieces. Sometimes I like to think of them as just rubbish pieces of work but then I realize all of the hard effort I put into them and I drop it all. haha. Whether your lost in what I’m saying or not, what I’m trying to say is that I make music in my garage. Its not the tidest of places but I make room to do what I got to do.
When I get any off day from working UPS and my dad I am in here. I have a welders blanket set up as an isolation pad and my mic sitting right in the middle. My laptop and audio interface are right next to me on top of blue pales full of soap. My normal routine when I come out here is first, setting up the equipment. Next I roll up a joint or maybe pack up a bowl and smoke. Right after that I search for an instrumental and then set up garageband. After that I freestyle and boom!
At first when I did it I was rapping the most shittest freestyles. After a while of just practicing I got better and eventually churned out more songs that sounded good. To be honest though I’m not to fond of all my freestyle work. I feel like I’m rushing the process of making a work of art. I love to write raps but I think at this point I just want to hear myself. I think I’m letting that distract me from what I really should be doing. I should probably figure out something because as I have been saying in my freestyles tonight, “I need help!”
I made a post earlier this morning telling you guys about when I first discovered EDM. Now I just wanted to share with you Haywyre’s newest song entitled Endlessly. I just noticed that in the soundcloud description he posted some lyrics that are used in the song.
“For every step you take A tangent is left in your wake For every way you see Blinded, yet infinitely The spectrum of our time Breaks from its shape of a line Each instance proves to be A moment reaching endlessly”
I started listening to EDM during the summer of 2014. The first song I ever heard was a song buy Haywyre entitled Everchanging. This is another reason of why I love weed, while I was listening to the song I was engulfed in to a spiritual journey in my head. The melodies of the song carried me away blissfully as I sat back and enjoyed the journey.
The next day when I awoke, I was excited to plug in my earbuds and jam those tunes again. But the question that daunted me was whether I would enjoy the music sober. I was in a rush to get up because I had to work with my dad so I didn’t get a chance to play it until I was on the job. Once I was there I played the last song from his album called “Voice of Reason.” From the begining instruments to the deep whiny voice repeatedly saying “Why don’t you listen to me?” I was hooked.
Listening to Haywyre alone and surfing soundcloud for more music opened a new door for me. A door that I never thought I would open. Now here I am a today sitting in my mothers car listening too Dichotomy by Haywyre.