Archive for Inspiration
What Diddy says in this is golden.
While at a roller skating place for my friend Melody Ehsani‘s birthday, I spotted an adorable elderly woman who showed me a thing or two.
It’s that good pop.
Thanks to Anthony Hull for this. It definitely reminded me why I wanted to be a teacher and why education can be way cooler than most people think it is.
So true. Shout out to Sway for doing this interview.
Tripped out animation along with the kind of instrumental I could probably play on repeat for 24 hours straight. If you haven’t heard Flying Lotus’ album Cosmogramma- fix that.
I love hearing the inception of songs. For Kanye West a lot of times that means building a song off a great sample so hearing the records that he mined for those samples is a treat for a music geek like me. Thankfully Ty Kidd at FSD put together this compilation of songs that Kanye pulled from to make his beats on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
You can see the track listing over at FakeShoreDrive.com
Here’s Kanye’s short film to accompany his new album My Beautiful Twisted Dark Fantasy. It features songs like ‘Power’, ‘Runaway’, ‘All Of The Lights’, ‘Hell Of A Life’ and others. Some powerful images, symbolism and a great performance by Selita Ebanks as the phoenix. After the film was premiered on MTV, Kanye and Sway had one of the most thoughtful interviews I’ve ever seen which you can catch here.
If you frequent this site then you’re probably familiar with Erin Christine. She’s a brand new artist I’ve been supporting since I saw a youtube clip of her performing in her apartment back in May. Well I made a point of reaching out to her and directing the video to her debut single Say which was just premiered by Geespin on Jam’n 94.5, the #1 station for hip hop and R&B in Boston. The first time an artist hears their song on the radio is an incredible moment so I’m glad Erin decided to Ustream when it happened. If you don’t have time to watch the whole stream above just skip to around the 9 minute mark for that moment. So amazing.
This Thursday I’ll be hosting the Memphis Youth Summit event for a great new campaign called Get Schooled. Pharrell just took part in the one that happened in New York and this clip features some of the incredible things he had to say.