7.Dec { Thin Sliced Human…Please }

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Recently – in light FB chat with a friend of mine Mrs. Terrica AKA TerricaAmerica – the wife of JDAGR8  ( www.iamjdagr8.com ) – she sent me some great words of encouragement, in a very sharp manner.  At the time I didn’t really let her know how her words punched me into clarity – but it did…I’m going to paraphrase her as I touch base on a couple of points she made…in short she basically said I was a beast and that i wasn’t aggressive enough in my creativity – but once i sharpened my focus…then I would see true success.

I would definitely have to admit that I am a thinly sliced human – if i were to touch base solely on the creative side of things – my laundry list would  be:

  • Valmore Gold (the emcee – working on new album “black grenade”)
  • Kenneth Bradley (the author – currently writing “Penn & Paige”)
  • Kenneth Bradley (the playwrite – the play will be based on the book)
  • Kennethology (the blogger – you’re currently on it)
  • Ken on Display (the viral show guy – click videos at the top)

I know I need to compartmentalize and plan these goals – but what are you doing to  balance yourself so you won’t be a thin sliced human? – focused energy and effort on doing a couple of things in an excellent manner always serves well – I guess my issue is that I love to do so much – it’s just a matter of priority.  So…write out the goals and things you would like to be great at doing – and then shrink the list to a couple of things that move you with passion every time you do it – then you will do what you were “designed” to do – as opposed to just seeking a destiny (thanks Pastor Vincent Allen for that nugget) –

I know a few people in my circle who’s grind is just as tenacious as mine – I hope you read this – and don’t spread yourself too thin….

– and to Mrs. Terrica (one of my friends that we converse to push each other to greatness – keep being awesome) – Peace to you and your family sister!

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Terrica & JDAGR8 (make sure you check his site)

2.Dec – { Pusha T :::: My Name is My Name }

 

Pusha T

The first time I heard this album was shortly after Jermaine Cole’s album ‘Born Sinner’ came out….it was said that Pusha’s project was better than Cole’s….so with that perspective I listened to it…and I didn’t really like it considering it was going up against an album with so much depth.

Fast-forward to a month or so later and I’m listening to the VA trappers art…and it pulled me in – with songs like “Pain” featuring Future ( and I loathe that man’s expression of music), King Push, Numbers on the Boards and one of my favorites; “Let Me Love” featuring the brown skinned beauty …Kelly Rowland – this album must’ve tapped into gravity because I started to grow an appreciation for the raw rap aspect of it.  The fun part of the album “Let Me Love” has Pusha doing a great MA$E impression where he rapped the entire song with the cadence and delivery of Mr. Betha in his prime….clever.  Pusha also addresses his brother Malice’s divine path to God and his relationship with him ….much respect.

In short – …..you want street – get the album – next project to be blogged about is my brother MIA3 from Chicago’s Hip-Hop scene…recently dropped a gem “Truth Is” ……

– Ken