I haven’t done two shows in One day in a long time, i went against my own rules just to test my endurance & moral after a long day like this. Hauling merchandise, while Lesa set up merch, i link with event coordinator & check where’s the bathrooms & exits lol. I’m so ready lets Rap, Happy Saturday! Catch me at dabcrownofficial, I will be performing around 7p, come out & let’s take dabs! After that, we’ll be celebrating @lthenvmber13 birthday along with the closing of the garagegalleryla Nature Theme Art, Im on around 10:30p. Come check out the art & enjoy some dope performances & vibes! It’s going to be a majestic day.
Since I’ve been on this weight loss journey, I stopped buying clothes because my body is changing drastically. I’m big & tall so it’s pretty difficult to find clothing that fit me well. When my brother Nug Life hit me up wanting to do a video for “Burn Slow” and wanted my sizes for the stylist, I got nervous. When I buy clothes I usually get them altered to fit me better. This is something I learned from my Grandpa, go to a local tailor or swap meet to get exactly what you want. He would say “don’t half ass your self.”
Day of shoot, I pulled up with a couple of my pieces from home that are unique & special to me. My Granny’s denim shirt, a painted shirt by Nicholas Mayfield & jackets Lesa has gotten altered for me. Nuglife introduces me to the stylist Frank & REX. At this point, I’m not nervous anymore, just worried about them not having anything I can fit besides beanies & glasses. The first thing they had me try on was a Levi denim set, the jacket fit but the pants didn’t. Then I tried on a Dickies jump suit, i just couldn’t zip it but Frank pulled out the thread and needle & went to work; he sewed it to where the zipper wouldn’t come down. After I saw their passion & dedication, I was all the way on board.
I have to give myself credit also for the weight I’ve loss. Forreal, I don’t see change most of the time but I feel it though. This shoot showed me the progress. I’m grateful for the realization. Thank you Nuglife for setting it all up. Thank you Yazid, Carl, Frank & REX.
“BURN SLOW” VIDEO COMING SOON
One of my favorite tracks off my 2013 Release "The Adventures Of Young Orca" produce by Aye Brook. This track also features my bro Art Barz and got second track attach to the end. 2013 i start finding myself in life and musically. Becoming the person i wanted to be all the way, i was letting go peoples opinion of me and was heading toward the authentic me. Thats being vulnerable, wearing my heart on my sleeve, knowing that its not a weakness at all just a hidden strength we get tricked into thinking it will slow us down.
I’m on my 10th independent tour. They all have been special to me but this Hawaii tour has been a big dream & idea since I was a child. I truly never had an urge to escape my reality when I was young but my dream getaway was always Disneyland & Hawaii. Y’all seen my face when I went to Disneyland. It was everything and more I thought it was going to be; just innocence & good vibes everywhere. Now I have an opportunity to go to Hawaii and bring my majestic vibes to thee majestic vibes. Productive Culture & BrickToYaFace have been going in on getting shows, we have 2 booked so far!
We saved up half of the money to get us out there covering venue rental & tour merchandise. Now we need your help! I set up a Kickstarter & I’m offering a lot of services & merchandise packages!
In 2007 In San Bernardino we did Building Blocks, it was a showcase for local talent, upcoming artist and Ogs. We didn't really know what we was doing but we did something. Then In 2009 we started BrickToYaFace and Its The Common Ground in Riverside at The Vibe. We had a purpose for these events, we wanted to provide a professional platform for artist to gain performing experience, collaborate with other artist, learn mic control, sound check, how to be professional in an email and being accountable for promotion, merchandise. We just wanted to create a hub thats not just about performing but actually building yourself up so your ready for the next level and build with others in the community. In 2017 the vibe close we stopped common ground and focus on ourselves and career, but theres something missing in the IE. We need something weekly or bi weekly event to go on that carters to the upcoming artist and the vets thats willing to give to time and energy to motivate the youth and hopeful. So the universe blessed us with Nappy 2000 and China the beautiful souls with our help is willing to take this task of selflessness. This is a unwanted position in our community, it takes up alot time, its tedious, your going to come across every personality to great to trash but its so worth it.
CLOUD 9 July 24th At Serious Cartoon Tapes & Records
Catch me at this very special edition of Ripple Effect in The OC this Saturday. Its a Collaboration with Cool, Calm and Collective. They're bringing fresh beats to majestic performances.
I want to drop some majestic summer, motivation, inspiration feels. Thats what Aye Brook, Beats By Holly and I is doing. This song about how the miracle we are looking for is US. We just gotta look within and believe in yourself and what you're doing and pursuing. Can't for yall to hear this.
- Don't run from your problems.
- Listen to your elders.
- Blood don't Make You Family.
- Everything isn't your fault.
- Don't take friendships for granted
- Don't be a coward
PS. Nola & Rafiki are the true heroes in the movie. They help guide Simba to who he really is and thats KING!!!
Who's ready for this new Lion King Movie? its drops July 19th. Whos down to meet up and go watch it?
Since being on this life changing journey. I've been very active to a point were my video shoots are becoming cardio to me. This OrcaMane video was a shoot at the beach all day, walking on sand, going up very incline hills, just non stop movement. It was tough on me physically but i had an adventure that day because how mobile i am nowadays. Every aspect of my life is better because of this weight loss journey. I can go on the hikes now to get shot we need, i can walk far distance. Thats liberating, i'm unchaining myself, IM FREE.