Thursday, June 30th, 2016
After a good two years of doing the local Open Mic’s in my hometown areas of Inglewood, Mid City Los Angles, and Long Beach, I have decided to take my show on the road which is the best what that I know how – the Poor Man’s way. I have scheduled an independent open mic tour in several cities on the East Coast and in the South. These cities include:
Philadelphia, PA (tentative)
New York, NY (tentative)
Please follow my journey as I document my travels in these cities, performing Spoken Word and promoting my book.
Friday, August 9th, 2013
About to start bloging again. Stay tuned!
Saturday, September 20th, 2008
Shout out to Cashmere for putting on a dope set at The Palmer Lounge for “The Hip Hop School”.
Auxilery-In did there thing
My set was crazy, we even dropped the NightLife Remix with me on it.
Def Sound blew everything out of the water with his performance.
This dude named Mic Holden is one of the greatest underground talents I’ve met thus far.
and the band that Cashmere had was amazing.
Then everyone went to Stephanie P’s house. . . so many drunk people.
Saturday, September 20th, 2008
“Put on” – slang – To advance in a position of stature that is higher than where you are now.
i.e: Jay-z put on Memphis Bleek when he featured him on two tracks.
Young Jezzy put on for his city.
It seems now-a-days that people out here are just trying to get “put on”. I’m not pointing fingers because I am even guilty of this. Maybe if record companies weren’t signing people just because they got “put on” then it wouldn’t be an issue. It seems to me as a journalist, people constantly want me to put them on and hype them up so that they seem like some one everybody should listen too. And when I don’t like their music, then what can I do? Now they could either: A) Step they rap game up, 2) Relize that was the best they could do so maybe rapping is not an opition, or C) Call me a hater.
I don’t hate, sometimes I wonder why unsigned artist get more attention than others (or more attention than me) and I get disappointed but I never hate. And it’s always funny to see how an artist reacts when you compare their grind or position to another artist. If they are smart then they will plead the 5th, and say something like “I am just focused on my career right now”. If they are bold enough, they will give their solid opinion and say what they want about the compared emcee. Now with me being a exposed to so much talent or coping of that talent, I have to decide if I have what it takes to go against these people or just sit back and support them.
My solution over the past years has be to try to work with them because if they are true artist then they would want to share idea’s and be inspired. Now if a lot of people like one particular song and they become popular over that then that shouldn’t change anything, cause again its what the people choose. But, like my homie Def told me the other night, there is a trillion people trying to get through that door way, only the people who are unique and stand out the most are going to make it.
So ask yourself rappers, are you just trying to make it? And then ask yourself, Why?
Thursday, September 4th, 2008
Friday, August 29th, 2008
The home was nice enough to show some love and put me on his site, its not hiphopdx or okayplayer but its a start.
Thursday, August 28th, 2008
The show earlier this month was great. I got the support I needed and was possibly the best act on the bill. Shoutout to all the people that showed up and the one’s who couldn’t make it.
Personaly I don’t like the sound system at the Knitting Factory but I think the crowd heard me good enough.
Be sure to check the myspace to see the “Behind the scenes Video” and more pics.
I opened with “Give it to Me” which I really need some feedback on because I’m skepitc about the song as a whole. Then I went into a song that I going on Belvi’s album titled “You got it, good” and then he sung the hook to my new song “Past This”.
After that I spit some more songs from the mixtape: “Hello”, “Black Mags” (with freestyle), and an emo performance of “Just Mite”. Then I closed with another song that I’m still working out so I can’t give the title right now.
Its looking really serious right now and if you not apart of the equation then don’t expect to be the sum!
– nerd the Perfect Square