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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Telling you I need you. I love you.


Let me be patient let me be kind
Make me unselfish without being blind
Though I may suffer I'll envy it not
And endure what comes
Cause He's all that I got and tell him...

Tell Him I need Him
Tell Him I love Him
And it'll be alright

Now I may have faith to make mountains fall
But if I lack love then I am nothin' at all
I can give away everything I possess
But am without love then I have no happiness
I know I'm imperfect
& not without sin
But now that I'm older all childish things end
and tell Him...

Now I may have wisdom and knowledge on Earth
But if I speak wrong then what is it worth?
See what we now know is nothing compared
to the love that was shown when our lives were spared
and tell Him...

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Become a mentor

If you would like to become a mentor this year for "Day of The Child" with Childrens United Nation please copy and paste the link below and register for November 14, 2010in Culver City. https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=891669 There will be 1000 foster children so we are looking for 1000 mentors. ...
Bunny Gibson is a good friend of mine with such an incredible heart for the children. She will be hosting the 2010 Dance Contest for the kids. She was an original American Band Stand dancer and uses her passion for dance for the youth, especially foster kids of Los Angeles. Please join us November 14 in Culver City and spend the day with some awesome kids. It's all about Love. It's all about Community. Blessings Tiana




Why You Should Become a Mentor...

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Think & Grow Rich

"Don't be mad at me cause I'm going up hill. While you were watching The Hills, I was reading Think & Grow Rich by Napolean Hill."

Think and Grow Rich is a book that has helped me so much along my journey. This is definitely a timeless classic. Read this 10 times and you will find something new and something inspiring from it everytime. I have truly realized the power of the mind and what we can accomplish just with positive thinking. This book has helped me grow on so many levels. I highly recommend it to anybody and everybody, wherever your at on your journey in life. G-R-O-W:)
One of my favorite authors, Napolean Hill.

Excerpts from "Think & Grow Rich"
Self Confidence Formula
First. I know that I have the ability to achieve the object of my Definite Purpose in life, therefore, I DEMAND of myself persistent, continuous action toward it's attainment, and I here and now promise to render such action.
Second. I realize the dominating thoughts of my mind will eventually reproduce themselves in outward, physical action, and gradually transform themselves into physical reality, therefore, I will concentrate my thoughts for thirty minutes daily, upon the task of thinking of the person I intend to become, thereby creating in my mind a clear mental picture of that person.
Third. I know through the principle of auto-suggestion, any desire that i persistenly hold in my mind will eventually seek expression through some practical means of attaining the object back of it.
(You got to get the book. Amazon or any bookstore:)

Never give into self doubt and face your every fear. You can accomplish ANYTHING you put your mind too. True riches are within. Wealth begins in the mind.

So many pearls being cast into the sea, so sad to see...

All Is Vanity
Through my eyes...
I see that we live in selfish times
It’s so scary how we can carry
An, “All about me” mentality
Today we see the industry
Influencing society with their prideful philosophies
Misusing talents and God given gifts
Producing men and women with unattractive ego trips
What does it profit a man with an inheritance
When he uses his skill to belittle to gain his confidence?
Really, it’s a sign of impotence
It's such a waste
It’s like a prostitute with potential
or a man who lost it all to drugs and alcohol
I look at all the labor that’s being done under the sun
So many pearls are being cast into the sea
It’s so sad to see that All is Vanity
Material minded are entering fields of no interest
Just for the purpose to gain interests off investments
Four years are being wasted towards a degree
To achieve unfulfilling careers
Pursued for a title or status from peers
It’s the simple minded who stress their importance
With things that have no significance
That’s why today’s relationships don’t last
Cause they had to use material or exterior to attract
I laugh at men who pull out their cell phone
and make conversation with the dial tone when they see a pretty face
These kinds are usually chased by testosterone
But they say, “Like attracts Like”
Just like women who get with men for their regimen
Determined to find their soul mate at the gym
But if they only knew that it takes a lot more than good looks to keep him
Wisdom is virtue
That’s why today there’s so very few Proverbs 31 women
Because today most females seek advice from the Cosmopolitan
It is written, in Ecclesiastes 7:1 that a good name is better
And the day of one’s death than the day of one’s birth
Because the world recognizes your works after you left this earth
Naked you came and naked you will leave
Only a fool believes there is power in his possessions
Cause you’ll have no power in the day of your death
You’ll just be left with things you can’t take when you take your last breath
So you can dress your flesh in the very best
Or surround yourself with the top notch
But where does it stop?
You might be attracted to all the glamour and the glitz
But I’ve seen the rich hit the bottom once they reached the top
I look at all the labor that's being done under the sun
And there isn't any new thing that hasn't already been done
So what does it profit a man with an inheritance
When he’s the only one who benefits?
So many pearls are being cast into the sea
It’s so sad to see that all is Vanity

Never do...what they do...what they do

Haven't heard this in a while...stay true.
Lost generation, fast paced nation
World population confront their frustration
The principles of true hip hop have been forsaken
It's all contractual and about money makin
Pretend to be cats don't seem to know their limitation

Monday, October 18, 2010

Prince announces his 2010 Tour

Prayer and fasting does work.

I have never seen Prince perform live. Looking forward to this concert:)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

It's all about Zo!

I'm all about community so when I see an individual using their gifts to better the lives of other people, I want to acknowledge them and share it with the world. I was truly blessed & inspired when I seen these clips of producer & multi instrumentalist Zo of Foreign Exchange teaching his students how to play in a band setting. He has been teaching music to high school kids at a special education school, Rock Creek Academy, in Washington D.C. since 2006. Check it out:

Passing the knowledge of great music to the young generation. Raised on Earth Wind & Fire so thank you for schooling these kids Zo, let them know! lol:)

Best known for his 2008 collaboration with Phonte on the cult classic "Zo and Tigallo Love the 80's" as well as his work on The Foreign Exchange's Grammy-nominated LP, "Leave It All Behind," 'SunStorm" is an extensive 12-track set that shows the ever-expanding range and depth of Zo! and the entire Foreign Exchange Music family.

"SunStorm" is the latest album from the Detroit-area born, DC-area based producer/multi-instrumentalist Zo!
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This is a beautiful song titled, "All is Well with Love" featuring Chantae Cann off the Sunstorm album.


You can purchase SunStorm NOW at the link below:
http://www.theforeignexchangemusic.com/2010/03/zo---sunstorm.php

Foreign Exchange Family. Shouts to my brother Big Pooh. We share the same birthday Feb 12th. Go Aquarius! BTW I just directed his song "Set It Off" with RocC from their Young Americans album coming soon. Had to throw that in there:)

Inspired by Slum Village:

So, Zo you are recognized. Keep shinging. Thank you for sharing your amazing gifts with the world. You are inspiring & bringing healing to many people including myself through your music. More people need to know more about you as well as the Foreign Exchange family. Blessings!
You can also follow Zo on twitter, see what he's up to @Zo3hree5ive

Saturday, October 16, 2010

More Prince &Apollonia

Prince and Apollonia still Pictures, Images and PhotosThe infamous Lake Minnetonka scene. "Take Me With U"

Prince and Appolonia in Purple Rain 2 Pictures, Images and Photos
Purple Rain promo pic 3 Pictures, Images and Photos
This is so beautiful. Never heard this before. Unreleased Prince "Moments" just on the keys.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

And...Action

If you don't know already, I am an aspiring director. I have been so thankful grateful blessed to have worked with some cool artists which most happen to be my "rapper friends" :) I truly appreciate each and everyone of them to entrust me with their music to create a visual experience for their fans.
It all started with Frank Nitt. So shout out to Frank from Frank & Dank for letting me get my first taste to the "Dream". And an even bigger shout out Mike Ross of Delicious Vinyl to support me as well.

My first baby. "LOVE" by Frank Nitt ft. DJ Quik produced by Terrace Martin

This is "Unfaithful" by Dae One and Noni Spitz

Behind The Scenes Footage

Comptons Buck

The next video soon to drop is the single "Set It Off" to Rapper Big Pooh & Roc C's album Young Americans. Coming really soon. I am EXTREMELY excited about this one. I hope yall like it too.
Just wanted to say thank you for everybody supporting me. It really means a lot. Not too many female directors doing the damn thing especially in this rap world so all support and love from everybody is amazing. Helps keep me going:) Thank you to 3 Shape Media and Dwayne Wayans who have helped me so much. I appreciate you.
BTW if you are looking for a director please hit me up. And Lastly, I don't do videos for free lol. So please don't hit me up asking. There is a lot of time and energy that goes in this. I appreciate it.
Follow Your Dreams.
Don't
Stop
Ever

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Remake of the Last Dragon


Three Movies that define me are Purple Rain, Trading Places and The Last Dragon. I'm not sure if it's because I was a latch key kid & these movies were my only source of entertainment. But how else can you explain a 10 year old reciting word for word R rated movies back in the 80's? Back then HBO was equivalent to watching an X rated movie if you were still under 14. Every time this HBO intro came on, I'd get this feeling I was doing something sinfully bad because I knew we were about to watch a movie we weren't supposed to watch. Who remembers this?

Anyways, when I found out that the Last Dragon was being remade I screamed. But then I thought, "Dang, this is a classic. I hope who ever does it doesn't eff it up". Then I found out that a friend of mine named Dallas Jackson is producing this movie, I screamed again. Him knowing I am a huge Last Dragon fan he offered me a job when it goes into production. So DALLAS JACKSON if you are reading this I have not forgotten;)
This movie is going to be so frekin dope. I was told that this movie is going to be an action movie. Not a comedy like the original movie but on some action hero type flick like Wolverine or Tomb Raider. I am only sharing information that has already been publicly released so don't call me up saying to take this off, whoever that would be. HA.
First question arises is, who is going to play Bruce Leroy and Vanity? I was told back in the days that Chris Brown and Rhianna were possibly to be casted. I said, "Oh Lord Jesus please no". Thats just ME. But after the whole situation with the domestic violence that wasn't going to happen. But still not sure if Rhianna is still up for this role. Nobody can outshine Vanity though whoever plays her. Cool story about Sho Nuff is, that Samuel Jackson is already casted for this role. Dallas had shared with me that Samuel Jackson actually auditioned for the original Sho Nuff back in the 80's. Over a decade later, he will now be playing Sho Nuff. Personally, I think he is going to do an incredible job. The RZA is producing this movie as well as the soundtrack. This movie is going to be so ridiculously insane on all levels. So to even have part of this movie/musical film history will truly be a dream come true. This will definitely be another check off my dream list.
Here are some cool Last Dragon "stuff"
this dude lives at the 7-11 off of Pico & La Brea. We were shooting Frank Nitt's Love Video. This guy would not shut up. Realized what movie he was reciting then HAD to get him on tape. I had this feeling he was a latchkey kid too left at home with HBO while his was at work. LOL.


Prince is a pimp

So by now, I am sure you all know I am a Prince fanatic. Finding rare Prince footage on Youtube is like finding money in the washer for me. I don't know what's been going on but Youtube has so much Prince videos out WITH sound. I'm wondering if he had a change of heart about the internet or are we entering revelation times & Jesus is returning? Either way, I don't care. I just pray I meet Prince before he returns.
Prince if you are reading my blog. I love you. I always have. You are the last musical genius to walk this earth & I know your hip joints are not so strong these days. I will be more than happy to massage your hip bones so I can help get you back to doing the splits. The world is praying and fasting for a Purple Rain tour. Till we meet...xoxo

Let's see, body oil - check
Incense - check
Environmental records - double check!
I'ma get some serious drawls 2night, think I ain't?
Let's see, if I tell Gilbert & Rome 2 meet me at 11 then I creep at 10
That'll give me an hour of free reign
Mo drawls Mo drawls

Speaking of rare Prince finds. I found an original Tshirt from the Purple Rain tour at Tokyo Pop on Sunset Blvd. It was $90 and at that time, I needed to pay my phone bill. Guess what took priority? As you can see the shirt won. Yes this is DJ Quick and Terrace Martin. But that's not the point, this $90 shirt is.
DJ Quick  and Terrace Martin
My best friend Malia is also a Prince fan. This is her shirt from the Purple Rain tour. BTW She has been pulled up by Prince on stage when she was 14 and danced on stage with him. Every girls dream.
Malias original shirt from the Purple Rain tour