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"I think I'm like most peopleโ€”we fear the unknown and the things that have yet to come to pass, which are the very things that don't deserve to be feared. When you give God complete control, it's very hard not to be fearless." - Rihanna @badgalriri (Photography by Norman Jean Roy for Harper's Bazaar Magazine; Excerpt taken from "Rihanna: The Interview" by Laura Brown) #rihanna #artist #entrepreneur #wcw #wednesday #womancrushwednesday #swimmingwithsharks #jazzmusic #lyric #remix #thesharkshavesuchteethdear
#andtheyshowthempearlywhite #astheycircleallaroundyou #keepyourheaduptowardsthelight #losangeles #la #cityofangels #culturecultivator #musician #vocalist #writer #producer #music #art #film #bobbydarrin #macktheknife #midweek #soundtrack #jazzovereverything
"I think I'm like most peopleโ€”we fear the unknown and the things that have yet to come to pass, which are the very things that don't deserve to be feared. When you give God complete control, it's very hard not to be fearless." - Rihanna @badgalriri (Photography by Norman Jean Roy for Harper's Bazaar Magazine; Excerpt taken from "Rihanna: The Interview" by Laura Brown) #rihanna  #artist  #entrepreneur  #wcw  #wednesday  #womancrushwednesday  #swimmingwithsharks  #jazzmusic  #lyric  #remix  #thesharkshavesuchteethdear  #andtheyshowthempearlywhite  #astheycircleallaroundyou  #keepyourheaduptowardsthelight  #losangeles  #la  #cityofangels  #culturecultivator  #musician  #vocalist  #writer  #producer  #music  #art  #film  #bobbydarrin  #macktheknife  #midweek  #soundtrack  #jazzovereverything 
Best wishes for increased clarity and focus in the pursuit of your end-of-year creative goals--Join me on my blog, Culture Therapy with Claudia Alexander (www.culturetherapyjazz.com), for this week's issue on rebooting in the face of failure and missed opportunities at the close of the year, as it relates to artists and creatives, and visit our events section to find out how you can support your local jazz scene. Have a great evening. #claudiajazzalexander #culturetherapy #blog #jazz #faith #spirituality #wellness #artistempowerment #weaponsofourwarfare #music #art #film #losangeles #la #cityofangels #culturecultivator #musician #vocalist #writer #producer #jazzmusic #hiphop #saturday #soulfulsaturday #mindfulness #selfcare #fourthquarter #forgiveness #jazzovereverything #lovesupreme
Best wishes for increased clarity and focus in the pursuit of your end-of-year creative goals--Join me on my blog, Culture Therapy with Claudia Alexander (www.culturetherapyjazz.com), for this week's issue on rebooting in the face of failure and missed opportunities at the close of the year, as it relates to artists and creatives, and visit our events section to find out how you can support your local jazz scene. Have a great evening. #claudiajazzalexander  #culturetherapy  #blog  #jazz  #faith  #spirituality  #wellness  #artistempowerment  #weaponsofourwarfare  #music  #art  #film  #losangeles  #la  #cityofangels  #culturecultivator  #musician  #vocalist  #writer  #producer  #jazzmusic  #hiphop  #saturday  #soulfulsaturday  #mindfulness  #selfcare  #fourthquarter  #forgiveness  #jazzovereverything  #lovesupreme 
Best wishes for a peaceful perspective in the pursuit of your end-of-year creative goals--Join me on my blog, Culture Therapy with Claudia Alexander (www.culturetherapyjazz.com), for this week's discussion on the search for truth as it relates to artists and creatives, and visit our events section to find out how you can support your local jazz scene. Have a great evening. #claudiajazzalexander #culturetherapy #blog #jazz #faith #spirituality #wellness #artistempowerment #weaponsofourwarfare #music #art #film #la #cityofangels #culturecultivator #musician #vocalist #writer #producer #jazzmusic #hiphop #saturday #soulfulsaturday #faithhopelove #thegreatestoftheseislove #weekendvibes #truth #playingwithintegrity #jazzovereverything #lovesupreme
Best wishes for a peaceful perspective in the pursuit of your end-of-year creative goals--Join me on my blog, Culture Therapy with Claudia Alexander (www.culturetherapyjazz.com), for this week's discussion on the search for truth as it relates to artists and creatives, and visit our events section to find out how you can support your local jazz scene. Have a great evening. #claudiajazzalexander  #culturetherapy  #blog  #jazz  #faith  #spirituality  #wellness  #artistempowerment  #weaponsofourwarfare  #music  #art  #film  #la  #cityofangels  #culturecultivator  #musician  #vocalist  #writer  #producer  #jazzmusic  #hiphop  #saturday  #soulfulsaturday  #faithhopelove  #thegreatestoftheseislove  #weekendvibes  #truth  #playingwithintegrity  #jazzovereverything  #lovesupreme 
Greatness is a choice. โœŠ๐Ÿ’ฏ Power of the ๐Ÿ! #facts #hiphop #hiphopculture #realhiphop #culture #culturecultivator #fortheculture #hiphopnews #begreat #believeinyourself ๐ŸŒš๐ŸŒš๐ŸŒš
"My father died when I was 10 years old. Now in Podargoni, Calabria, Italy, the legend in my family was that he used to stand at the top of a mountain and the whole valley would hear him sing. That did it. When I heard that, it became as clear to me as I'm speaking to you right now--that is the reason I'm singing. I realized, wow, this was my father, the father I never really had. He was very well loved by the family, and he used to sing and the whole valley would hear him. That did it for me--you understand? We're put here to sing--this family was put here to sing. I've always felt that right through my life, right up to today as I speak to you. I just feel that I have to do it... The Benedettos had to sing." - Tony Bennett (Excerpt from LIFE Magazine, Unseen: Tony Bennett) #tonybennett #artist #vocalmusician #storyteller #jazz #master #selfawareness #purpose #identity #beforemymotherknewme #iwascalledtocreate #losangeles #la #cityofangels #culturecultivator #music #art #film #musician #vocalist #writer #producer #jazzmusic #fridaynight #weekendvibes #prayer #meditation #jazzovereverything #lovesupreme
"My father died when I was 10 years old. Now in Podargoni, Calabria, Italy, the legend in my family was that he used to stand at the top of a mountain and the whole valley would hear him sing. That did it. When I heard that, it became as clear to me as I'm speaking to you right now--that is the reason I'm singing. I realized, wow, this was my father, the father I never really had. He was very well loved by the family, and he used to sing and the whole valley would hear him. That did it for me--you understand? We're put here to sing--this family was put here to sing. I've always felt that right through my life, right up to today as I speak to you. I just feel that I have to do it... The Benedettos had to sing." - Tony Bennett (Excerpt from LIFE Magazine, Unseen: Tony Bennett) #tonybennett  #artist  #vocalmusician  #storyteller  #jazz  #master  #selfawareness  #purpose  #identity  #beforemymotherknewme  #iwascalledtocreate  #losangeles  #la  #cityofangels  #culturecultivator  #music  #art  #film  #musician  #vocalist  #writer  #producer  #jazzmusic  #fridaynight  #weekendvibes  #prayer  #meditation  #jazzovereverything  #lovesupreme 
In all that you do in life, strive to be great! Not good enough, not bare minimum. But GREAT! Don't let your family, friends, strangers, yourself, or anyone else discourage you. The power of greatness lies in how much effort you're willing to perfect your vision. Currently I'm supposed to be somewhere wallowing in regret. Instead I'm basking in a glow that illuminates so bright, even during an eclipse I'd feel like the sun was still out. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Once again! Let nothing or no one feel as though they have the power to dim your light. Go get'em ๐Ÿ! #facts #inspiration #begreat #motivation #keepgoing #focus #keeppushing #diehard #greatness #greatness #culture #culturecultivator #fortheculture #leadership #hiphop #hiphopculture #hiphopnews #nextlevel ๐Ÿ†™
In all that you do in life, strive to be great! Not good enough, not bare minimum. But GREAT! Don't let your family, friends, strangers, yourself, or anyone else discourage you. The power of greatness lies in how much effort you're willing to perfect your vision. Currently I'm supposed to be somewhere wallowing in regret. Instead I'm basking in a glow that illuminates so bright, even during an eclipse I'd feel like the sun was still out. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Once again! Let nothing or no one feel as though they have the power to dim your light. Go get'em ๐Ÿ! #facts  #inspiration  #begreat  #motivation  #keepgoing  #focus  #keeppushing  #diehard  #greatness  #greatness  #culture  #culturecultivator  #fortheculture  #leadership  #hiphop  #hiphopculture  #hiphopnews  #nextlevel  ๐Ÿ†™
Best wishes for renewed energy and optimism in meeting your creative goals for the fall--Join me on my blog, Culture Therapy with Claudia Alexander (www.culturetherapyjazz.com), for this week's issue on improvisation as it relates to artists and creatives, and visit our events section to find out how you can support your local jazz scene. Have a great evening. #claudiajazzalexander #culturetherapy #blog #jazz #faith #spirituality #wellness #artistempowerment #weaponsofourwarfare #music #art #film #la #cityofangels #culturecultivator #musician #vocalist #writer #producer #jazzmusic #hiphop #saturday #soulfulsaturday #faithhopelove #thegreatestoftheseislove #weekendvibes #improvisation #milesdavis #jazzovereverything #lovesupreme
Best wishes for renewed energy and optimism in meeting your creative goals for the fall--Join me on my blog, Culture Therapy with Claudia Alexander (www.culturetherapyjazz.com), for this week's issue on improvisation as it relates to artists and creatives, and visit our events section to find out how you can support your local jazz scene. Have a great evening. #claudiajazzalexander  #culturetherapy  #blog  #jazz  #faith  #spirituality  #wellness  #artistempowerment  #weaponsofourwarfare  #music  #art  #film  #la  #cityofangels  #culturecultivator  #musician  #vocalist  #writer  #producer  #jazzmusic  #hiphop  #saturday  #soulfulsaturday  #faithhopelove  #thegreatestoftheseislove  #weekendvibes  #improvisation  #milesdavis  #jazzovereverything  #lovesupreme 
Pretty proud of this one, the low light is challenging @king_balance_hinz was talking how the streetlights can offer some decent night light.
#streetlighting #photographers #photography #sonyshooter #50mmphotography #sonya6000 #teachers #mentors #funnights #culturecultivator #nighttimephotography #portraitphotography #dark #lightthenight #portrait_mood
Best wishes for sharpened focus and a positive perspective in the achievement of your creative goals for the fall--Join me on my blog, Culture Therapy with Claudia Alexander (www.culturetherapyjazz.com), for this week's issue on working the power of creativity for the greater good as it relates to artists and creatives, and visit our events section to find out how you can support your local jazz scene. Have a great evening. #claudiajazzalexander #culturetherapy #blog #jazz #faith #spirituality #wellness #artistempowerment #weaponsofourwarfare #music #art #film #creativity #illuminate #beautify #unify #humanity #la #cityofangels #culturecultivator #musician #vocalist #writer #producer #jazzmusic #hiphop #saturday #soulfulsaturday #weekendvibes #lovesupreme
Best wishes for sharpened focus and a positive perspective in the achievement of your creative goals for the fall--Join me on my blog, Culture Therapy with Claudia Alexander (www.culturetherapyjazz.com), for this week's issue on working the power of creativity for the greater good as it relates to artists and creatives, and visit our events section to find out how you can support your local jazz scene. Have a great evening. #claudiajazzalexander  #culturetherapy  #blog  #jazz  #faith  #spirituality  #wellness  #artistempowerment  #weaponsofourwarfare  #music  #art  #film  #creativity  #illuminate  #beautify  #unify  #humanity  #la  #cityofangels  #culturecultivator  #musician  #vocalist  #writer  #producer  #jazzmusic  #hiphop  #saturday  #soulfulsaturday  #weekendvibes  #lovesupreme 
OUT NOWยฐ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—œ #realhiphop #facts #lit #truth #hiphop #culture #culturecultivator #global #pioneer #trailblazer #visionary #vibe #lostdescendants #art ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ
FBF/Flashback Friday :: I was going to do a video, but I feel ridiculous whenever I do them... but I wanted to post in follow up to my earlier post this Monday and the awfulness of the birthday that I had no plans to celebrate. What was supposed to be a quiet, uneventful day, ended in a ruined carpet and brown rice for dinner, followed by a re-watch of "Young Adult" featuring Charlize Theron--which I probably shouldn't have watched, but there were a few parallels that made me feel less alone. A couple of days later, I was recalling my week during my check-in with my therapist and she said something so amazingly fantastic. She suggested that I reframe the day as the last day of the age I had been, and to take myself out for a new dinner/movie that represents what I want for the next 365. My mind was blown--because by all accounts, the fiasco of Monday and the spilled meal was the perfect 'End Scene' for a year where nearly every Monday started with bad news (an understatement in some instances) or a new calamity, almost like an extended Groundhogs Week on a loop since last October... So, I wanted to share the idea of the reset. It probably may not seem too revolutionary to most, but I thought it was brilliance. It's a new year... It won't be perfect, and there are many problems and questions that have gone unanswered but I have a new set of pages. Happy New Year/Happy Friday. #fbf #friday #flashbackfriday #happynewyear #october #thoughts #tgif #claudiajazzalexander #jazz #culturetherapy #blog #preblog #reset #perspective #reboot #losangeles #la #cityofangels #culturecultivator #musician #vocalist #writer #producer #music #art #film #jazzmusic #freedomfriday #jazzovereverything
FBF/Flashback Friday :: I was going to do a video, but I feel ridiculous whenever I do them... but I wanted to post in follow up to my earlier post this Monday and the awfulness of the birthday that I had no plans to celebrate. What was supposed to be a quiet, uneventful day, ended in a ruined carpet and brown rice for dinner, followed by a re-watch of "Young Adult" featuring Charlize Theron--which I probably shouldn't have watched, but there were a few parallels that made me feel less alone. A couple of days later, I was recalling my week during my check-in with my therapist and she said something so amazingly fantastic. She suggested that I reframe the day as the last day of the age I had been, and to take myself out for a new dinner/movie that represents what I want for the next 365. My mind was blown--because by all accounts, the fiasco of Monday and the spilled meal was the perfect 'End Scene' for a year where nearly every Monday started with bad news (an understatement in some instances) or a new calamity, almost like an extended Groundhogs Week on a loop since last October... So, I wanted to share the idea of the reset. It probably may not seem too revolutionary to most, but I thought it was brilliance. It's a new year... It won't be perfect, and there are many problems and questions that have gone unanswered but I have a new set of pages. Happy New Year/Happy Friday. #fbf  #friday  #flashbackfriday  #happynewyear  #october  #thoughts  #tgif  #claudiajazzalexander  #jazz  #culturetherapy  #blog  #preblog  #reset  #perspective  #reboot  #losangeles  #la  #cityofangels  #culturecultivator  #musician  #vocalist  #writer  #producer  #music  #art  #film  #jazzmusic  #freedomfriday  #jazzovereverything 
"While consuming its environment,
The caterpillar begins to notice ways to survive;
One thing it noticed 
Is how much the world shuns him, 
But praises the butterfly.
The butterfly represents the talent, 
The thoughtfulness, 
And the beauty within the caterpillar;
But having a harsh outlook on life, 
The caterpillar sees the butterfly as weak,
And figures out a way to pimp it 
To his own benefits.

Already surrounded by this Mad City,
The caterpillar goes to work 
On the cocoon which institutionalizes him.
He can no longer see past his own thoughts;
Heโ€™s trapped.
When trapped inside these walls, 
Certain ideas start to take root--
Such as going home, 
And bringing back new concepts 
To this Mad City.
The result? Wings begin to emerge, 
Breaking the cycle of feeling stagnant.
Finally free, the butterfly sheds light on situations
That the caterpillar never considered, 
Ending the eternal struggle;
Although the butterfly and caterpillar 
Are completely different,
They are one and the same." - Kendrick Lamar (Excerpt taken from "Mortal Man") #kendricklamar #artist #mc #poet #producer #hiphop #jazz #nature #truth #beauty #beats #rhymes #lyrics #losangeles #la #cityofangels #culturecultivator #musician #vocalist #writer #producer #music #art #film #jazzmusic #tupacshakur #thursday #thoughtlifethursday #lovesupreme #jazzovereverything
"While consuming its environment, The caterpillar begins to notice ways to survive; One thing it noticed Is how much the world shuns him, But praises the butterfly. The butterfly represents the talent, The thoughtfulness, And the beauty within the caterpillar; But having a harsh outlook on life, The caterpillar sees the butterfly as weak, And figures out a way to pimp it To his own benefits. Already surrounded by this Mad City, The caterpillar goes to work On the cocoon which institutionalizes him. He can no longer see past his own thoughts; Heโ€™s trapped. When trapped inside these walls, Certain ideas start to take root-- Such as going home, And bringing back new concepts To this Mad City. The result? Wings begin to emerge, Breaking the cycle of feeling stagnant. Finally free, the butterfly sheds light on situations That the caterpillar never considered, Ending the eternal struggle; Although the butterfly and caterpillar Are completely different, They are one and the same." - Kendrick Lamar (Excerpt taken from "Mortal Man") #kendricklamar  #artist  #mc  #poet  #producer  #hiphop  #jazz  #nature  #truth  #beauty  #beats  #rhymes  #lyrics  #losangeles  #la  #cityofangels  #culturecultivator  #musician  #vocalist  #writer  #producer  #music  #art  #film  #jazzmusic  #tupacshakur  #thursday  #thoughtlifethursday  #lovesupreme  #jazzovereverything 
"Fortunately I had a great teacher, Miles Davis, who helped me to find my way. -- It took me years to figure out: if I wanted to follow him, I had to follow myself and bring the answer from myself. Thatโ€™s what a master teacher does.

Miles was non-judgmental. He never told us he didnโ€™t like what we played, never said 'Donโ€™t do this, donโ€™t do thatโ€™. I remember I played a real wrong chord at the peak of a great evening when Miles was soloing. He played some notes that made my chord right. It blew my mind. He didnโ€™t hear it as a wrong chord, he just heard it as something that had happened and he took the responsibility of making something out of it. And I try to do the same thing myself.

Take whatever happens and try to make it work. This is the essence of my experience with Miles and itโ€™s always present. I donโ€™t feel that Iโ€™m missing Miles because I donโ€™t feel heโ€™s gone. Itโ€™s like that for a lot of the people that have played with Miles. 
Now I try to live up to this experience and turn anything that happens into something of value for my life. Itโ€™s part of life to have obstacles. Itโ€™s about overcoming obstacles, thatโ€™s the key to happiness.-- Hidden underneath every obstacle is something of value and itโ€™s your responsibility to find out what that is. When youโ€™re not afraid of any obstacles because you know that there is some way to look at them that can move your life forward, then youโ€™re free. I donโ€™t know of any other freedom that goes beyond that." - Herbie Hancock @herbiehancockofficial (Excerpt taken from The Telegraph "Herbie Hancock interview" by Stefan Hentz) (Includes photography by Francis Wolff; NPR Music) #herbiehancock #artist #jazz #piano #master #teacher #wisdom #insight #humility #exploration #experience #freedom #losangeles #la #cityofangels #culturecultivator #musician #vocalist #writer #producer #music #art #film #jazzmusic #midweek #encouragement #mindset #wednesday #werkwednesday #jazzovereverything
"Fortunately I had a great teacher, Miles Davis, who helped me to find my way. -- It took me years to figure out: if I wanted to follow him, I had to follow myself and bring the answer from myself. Thatโ€™s what a master teacher does. Miles was non-judgmental. He never told us he didnโ€™t like what we played, never said 'Donโ€™t do this, donโ€™t do thatโ€™. I remember I played a real wrong chord at the peak of a great evening when Miles was soloing. He played some notes that made my chord right. It blew my mind. He didnโ€™t hear it as a wrong chord, he just heard it as something that had happened and he took the responsibility of making something out of it. And I try to do the same thing myself. Take whatever happens and try to make it work. This is the essence of my experience with Miles and itโ€™s always present. I donโ€™t feel that Iโ€™m missing Miles because I donโ€™t feel heโ€™s gone. Itโ€™s like that for a lot of the people that have played with Miles. Now I try to live up to this experience and turn anything that happens into something of value for my life. Itโ€™s part of life to have obstacles. Itโ€™s about overcoming obstacles, thatโ€™s the key to happiness.-- Hidden underneath every obstacle is something of value and itโ€™s your responsibility to find out what that is. When youโ€™re not afraid of any obstacles because you know that there is some way to look at them that can move your life forward, then youโ€™re free. I donโ€™t know of any other freedom that goes beyond that." - Herbie Hancock @herbiehancockofficial (Excerpt taken from The Telegraph "Herbie Hancock interview" by Stefan Hentz) (Includes photography by Francis Wolff; NPR Music) #herbiehancock  #artist  #jazz  #piano  #master  #teacher  #wisdom  #insight  #humility  #exploration  #experience  #freedom  #losangeles  #la  #cityofangels  #culturecultivator  #musician  #vocalist  #writer  #producer  #music  #art  #film  #jazzmusic  #midweek  #encouragement  #mindset  #wednesday  #werkwednesday  #jazzovereverything 
"When I really settled down to read and to think about what I was reading in the Bible, I found many things that I had been feeling all my life without quite understanding them. On becoming more acquainted with the word of the Bible, I began to understand so much more of what I had been taught, and of what I thought I had learned about life and about the people in mine.

Wisdom is something that man partially enjoys--One and only One has all the wisdom. God has total understanding. There are some people who speak many languages. Every man prays in his own language and there is no language that God does not understand." - Duke Ellington (Excerpt taken from "Music is My Mistress") :: Word of wisdom. #dukeellington #jazz #master #artist #piano #composer #arranger #poet #storyteller #mentor #inthebeginningwastheWord #intelligence #intuition #wisdom #losangeles #la #cityofangels #culturecultivator #musician #vocalist #writer #producer #weaponsofourwarfare #music #art #film #jazzmusic #thursday #thoughtlifethursday #jazzovereverything
"When I really settled down to read and to think about what I was reading in the Bible, I found many things that I had been feeling all my life without quite understanding them. On becoming more acquainted with the word of the Bible, I began to understand so much more of what I had been taught, and of what I thought I had learned about life and about the people in mine. Wisdom is something that man partially enjoys--One and only One has all the wisdom. God has total understanding. There are some people who speak many languages. Every man prays in his own language and there is no language that God does not understand." - Duke Ellington (Excerpt taken from "Music is My Mistress") :: Word of wisdom. #dukeellington  #jazz  #master  #artist  #piano  #composer  #arranger  #poet  #storyteller  #mentor  #inthebeginningwastheWord  #intelligence  #intuition  #wisdom  #losangeles  #la  #cityofangels  #culturecultivator  #musician  #vocalist  #writer  #producer  #weaponsofourwarfare  #music  #art  #film  #jazzmusic  #thursday  #thoughtlifethursday  #jazzovereverything 
"There is a parallel with jazz and religion--In jazz, a messenger comes to the music and spreads his influence to a certain point and then another comes and takes you further." - Dizzy Gillespie ("Jazz Trumpet Titan Dizzy Gillespie Dies" by Claudia Levy for The Washington Post) (Photography by Jim Marshall/Vanity Fair, featuring Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie and Gerald Wilson) :: Jazz Messengers. #dizzygillespie #artist #mentor #jazzmessengers #spirit #truth #beauty #sound #ministry #apostle #prophet #evangelist #pastor #teacher #culturecultivator #losangeles #la #cityofangels #musician #vocalist #writer #music #art #film #jazzmusic #bebop #hiphop #tuesday #tuesdayintuition #lovesupreme
"There is a parallel with jazz and religion--In jazz, a messenger comes to the music and spreads his influence to a certain point and then another comes and takes you further." - Dizzy Gillespie ("Jazz Trumpet Titan Dizzy Gillespie Dies" by Claudia Levy for The Washington Post) (Photography by Jim Marshall/Vanity Fair, featuring Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie and Gerald Wilson) :: Jazz Messengers. #dizzygillespie  #artist  #mentor  #jazzmessengers  #spirit  #truth  #beauty  #sound  #ministry  #apostle  #prophet  #evangelist  #pastor  #teacher  #culturecultivator  #losangeles  #la  #cityofangels  #musician  #vocalist  #writer  #music  #art  #film  #jazzmusic  #bebop  #hiphop  #tuesday  #tuesdayintuition  #lovesupreme 
Tonigh calling all #artists come to one of the best #openmic @lhh410penmic  in the #dmv where true #networking makes #relationships with @nytelyfe1986 host @djjonjon15on the boards @varcityvisions with the visuals and the whole #dmv is watching with @bmorewrapreview  andthe love and hip hop staff to help create one of the best #platform for all #artists 
#wetheculture #betheculture #keeppushing #keepgoing #culturecultivator #cantstopwontstop #fromthegroundup #buildingacommunity
Tonigh calling all #artists  come to one of the best #openmic  @lhh410penmic in the #dmv  where true #networking  makes #relationships  with @nytelyfe1986 host @djjonjon15on the boards @varcityvisions with the visuals and the whole #dmv  is watching with @bmorewrapreview andthe love and hip hop staff to help create one of the best #platform  for all #artists  #wetheculture  #betheculture  #keeppushing  #keepgoing  #culturecultivator  #cantstopwontstop  #fromthegroundup  #buildingacommunity 
Best wishes for a weekend of creative inspiration and rejuvenation--Join me on my blog, Culture Therapy with Claudia Alexander (www.culturetherapyjazz.com), a home base for all things related to Jazz, Faith, Spirituality, Artist Wellness and Artist Empowerment, as it applies to creatives and artists, and visit our events section to find out how you can support your local jazz scene. Have a great evening. #claudiajazzalexander #culturetherapy #blog #jazz #faith #spirituality #wellness #artistempowerment #selfcare #mindfulness #losangeles #la #cityofangels #culturecultivator #musician #vocalist #writer #producer #weaponsofourwarfare #music #art #film #jazzmusic #hiphop #saturday #soulfulsaturday #weekendvibes #lovesupreme #jazzovereverything
Best wishes for a weekend of creative inspiration and rejuvenation--Join me on my blog, Culture Therapy with Claudia Alexander (www.culturetherapyjazz.com), a home base for all things related to Jazz, Faith, Spirituality, Artist Wellness and Artist Empowerment, as it applies to creatives and artists, and visit our events section to find out how you can support your local jazz scene. Have a great evening. #claudiajazzalexander  #culturetherapy  #blog  #jazz  #faith  #spirituality  #wellness  #artistempowerment  #selfcare  #mindfulness  #losangeles  #la  #cityofangels  #culturecultivator  #musician  #vocalist  #writer  #producer  #weaponsofourwarfare  #music  #art  #film  #jazzmusic  #hiphop  #saturday  #soulfulsaturday  #weekendvibes  #lovesupreme  #jazzovereverything 
Thank you for following my IG channel--I hope your weekend is off to a great start. I wanted to take this opportunity to reach out on a customer service level for an end of year survey, so to speak, to see if my content has been productive and of value for you. At the start of this year, my goal was to provide the type of daily encouragement and faith messaging that I needed in different legs of my journey as an artist through content development and the launch of my blog, and also by sharing some of my experiences. Throughout the year, I've received partial feedback that my lack of music performance and active presence as an artist on my channel somewhat invalidates my intent and messaging. There are extenuating circumstances at hand in regards to the absence of new music on my part, but I also understand via feedback that no one is really interested in hearing "sad stories"... In any case, let me know if the current content has been helpful or uplifting for you, or if you primarily prefer to see more jazz music performance, that's fine too--as I will be making some decisions on next steps regarding content delivery going into the final leg of this year and into the next. If all goes according to schedule, I look forward to sharing a new project with you this winter. Take care and Thank you for your support. #claudiajazzalexander #culturetherapy #blog #jazz #faith #spirituality #wellness #artistempowerment #selfcare #mindfulness #losangeles #la #cityofangels #culturecultivator #musician #vocalist #writer #producer #music #art #film #jazzmusic #hiphop #fridaynight #weekendvibes #jazzovereverything
Thank you for following my IG channel--I hope your weekend is off to a great start. I wanted to take this opportunity to reach out on a customer service level for an end of year survey, so to speak, to see if my content has been productive and of value for you. At the start of this year, my goal was to provide the type of daily encouragement and faith messaging that I needed in different legs of my journey as an artist through content development and the launch of my blog, and also by sharing some of my experiences. Throughout the year, I've received partial feedback that my lack of music performance and active presence as an artist on my channel somewhat invalidates my intent and messaging. There are extenuating circumstances at hand in regards to the absence of new music on my part, but I also understand via feedback that no one is really interested in hearing "sad stories"... In any case, let me know if the current content has been helpful or uplifting for you, or if you primarily prefer to see more jazz music performance, that's fine too--as I will be making some decisions on next steps regarding content delivery going into the final leg of this year and into the next. If all goes according to schedule, I look forward to sharing a new project with you this winter. Take care and Thank you for your support. #claudiajazzalexander  #culturetherapy  #blog  #jazz  #faith  #spirituality  #wellness  #artistempowerment  #selfcare  #mindfulness  #losangeles  #la  #cityofangels  #culturecultivator  #musician  #vocalist  #writer  #producer  #music  #art  #film  #jazzmusic  #hiphop  #fridaynight  #weekendvibes  #jazzovereverything 
And when I start dropping this Lost Descendants merch support me also. I was reluctant to "brand" the movement. But I intend to watch it outlive me. Lost Descendants is the future. I project abundance in the near future. โœŠ๐Ÿ’ฏ #facts #fashion #culturecultivator #culture #lit #music #media #worldstar #worldwide #global #leadership #visionary #vibe #blackexcellence ๐ŸŒš๐ŸŒš๐ŸŒš
It's perfect! It's perfection! It's everything! - @vegas_jones with the Real Rap talking bout my hat!!! Thank you for all you do! We love you! #BetOnYourSelf #Puma #RocNation #CultureCultivator #CThaGod ๐Ÿ” @theivyrivera made my wish come true with the ๐Ÿ“ฝ. Love Ya Babes!!
It's perfect! It's perfection! It's everything! - @vegas_jones with the Real Rap talking bout my hat!!! Thank you for all you do! We love you! #BetOnYourSelf  #Puma  #RocNation  #CultureCultivator  #CThaGod  ๐Ÿ” @theivyrivera made my wish come true with the ๐Ÿ“ฝ. Love Ya Babes!!
This was the tag from my tea bag from Monday. Caught me for a few minutes. There is truth in the quote, but I don't know how I feel about it yet. Maybe it's the notion of wilderness juxtaposed against pain--both are undesirable, but are presented as opposites. Looking forward to getting to a place of acceptance where I can agree. #thursday #thoughtlifethursday #onethornofexperience #isworthawholewildernessofwarning #wilderness #wildernesstheory #experience #wisdom #itwasgoodthatiwasafflicted #thatyouwouldrevealyourpriorities #evenwhenidontunderstand #losangeles #la #cityofangels #culturecultivator #music #art #film #musician #vocalist #writer #producer #jazzmusic #claudiajazzalexander #tbt #throwback #throwbackthursday #jazzovereverything #lovesupreme
This was the tag from my tea bag from Monday. Caught me for a few minutes. There is truth in the quote, but I don't know how I feel about it yet. Maybe it's the notion of wilderness juxtaposed against pain--both are undesirable, but are presented as opposites. Looking forward to getting to a place of acceptance where I can agree. #thursday  #thoughtlifethursday  #onethornofexperience  #isworthawholewildernessofwarning  #wilderness  #wildernesstheory  #experience  #wisdom  #itwasgoodthatiwasafflicted  #thatyouwouldrevealyourpriorities  #evenwhenidontunderstand  #losangeles  #la  #cityofangels  #culturecultivator  #music  #art  #film  #musician  #vocalist  #writer  #producer  #jazzmusic  #claudiajazzalexander  #tbt  #throwback  #throwbackthursday  #jazzovereverything  #lovesupreme 
Hope this weekend finds you in an environment that is supportive to your creative goals--Join me on my blog, Culture Therapy with Claudia Alexander (www.culturetherapyjazz.com) for this week's issue on navigating the distraction of failure and rejection as an artist and creative, and visit our events section to find out how you can support your local jazz scene. Have a great evening. #claudiajazzalexander #culturetherapy #blog #jazz #faith #spirituality #wellness #artistempowerment #optimism #longevity #patience #marathonmindset #losangeles #la #cityofangels #culturecultivator #musician #vocalist #writer #producer #music #art #film #jazzmusic #hiphop #saturday #soulfulsaturday #thedecoyofrejection #weekendvibes #lovesupreme
Hope this weekend finds you in an environment that is supportive to your creative goals--Join me on my blog, Culture Therapy with Claudia Alexander (www.culturetherapyjazz.com) for this week's issue on navigating the distraction of failure and rejection as an artist and creative, and visit our events section to find out how you can support your local jazz scene. Have a great evening. #claudiajazzalexander  #culturetherapy  #blog  #jazz  #faith  #spirituality  #wellness  #artistempowerment  #optimism  #longevity  #patience  #marathonmindset  #losangeles  #la  #cityofangels  #culturecultivator  #musician  #vocalist  #writer  #producer  #music  #art  #film  #jazzmusic  #hiphop  #saturday  #soulfulsaturday  #thedecoyofrejection  #weekendvibes  #lovesupreme 
....and still does. You're the real MVP ๐Ÿ†. No one does it alone, and I'm no exception. Thank you! โœŠ๐Ÿ’ฏ #facts #realhiphop #hiphop #realshit #lit #vibe #vision #grateful #fortheculture #culture #culturecultivator #focus ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ†™
"The biggest weapon is to stay peaceful." - Common ("Glory" by John Legend and Common) (Photography/@common) :: Stay peaceful. Be vigilant. #common #artist #mc #actor #poet #storyteller #producer #noweaponformedagainstyoushallprosper #whenyouremainpeaceful #staypeaceful #bevigilant #stayfocused #weaponsofourwarfare #music #art #film #losangeles #la #cityofangels #culturecultivator #musician #vocalist #writer #jazzmusic #hiphop #monday #mondaymotivation #prayer #meditation #lovesupreme
"The biggest weapon is to stay peaceful." - Common ("Glory" by John Legend and Common) (Photography/@common) :: Stay peaceful. Be vigilant. #common  #artist  #mc  #actor  #poet  #storyteller  #producer  #noweaponformedagainstyoushallprosper  #whenyouremainpeaceful  #staypeaceful  #bevigilant  #stayfocused  #weaponsofourwarfare  #music  #art  #film  #losangeles  #la  #cityofangels  #culturecultivator  #musician  #vocalist  #writer  #jazzmusic  #hiphop  #monday  #mondaymotivation  #prayer  #meditation  #lovesupreme 
Hope this evening finds you recharged and ready to meet the challenges and opportunities of the week ahead--Join me on my blog, Culture Therapy with Claudia Alexander (www.culturetherapyjazz.com) for this week's discussion debating the need for a Plan B for artists and creatives, and visit our events section to find out how you can support your local jazz scene. Have a great weekend. #claudiajazzalexander #culturetherapy #blog #jazz #faith #spirituality #wellness #artistempowerment #calling #purpose #intentionality #marathonmindset #losangeles #la #cityofangels #culturecultivator #musician #vocalist #writer #producer #music #art #film #jazzmusic #hiphop #saturday #soulfulsaturday #PlanB #weekendvibes #lovesupreme
Hope this evening finds you recharged and ready to meet the challenges and opportunities of the week ahead--Join me on my blog, Culture Therapy with Claudia Alexander (www.culturetherapyjazz.com) for this week's discussion debating the need for a Plan B for artists and creatives, and visit our events section to find out how you can support your local jazz scene. Have a great weekend. #claudiajazzalexander  #culturetherapy  #blog  #jazz  #faith  #spirituality  #wellness  #artistempowerment  #calling  #purpose  #intentionality  #marathonmindset  #losangeles  #la  #cityofangels  #culturecultivator  #musician  #vocalist  #writer  #producer  #music  #art  #film  #jazzmusic  #hiphop  #saturday  #soulfulsaturday  #PlanB  #weekendvibes  #lovesupreme 
I have always grown my own scobys; however, since moving to NYC I have yet to pull an acceptable batch. My methods havenโ€™t changed so I think I may just be losing my sensibility! Iโ€™ve finally decided to purchase a starter in hopes of getting my home brew game back up. Any one else ever experience anything like this? Guidance would be appreciated! #kombuchabrewing #homebrew #scoby #culturecultivator
I have always grown my own scobys; however, since moving to NYC I have yet to pull an acceptable batch. My methods havenโ€™t changed so I think I may just be losing my sensibility! Iโ€™ve finally decided to purchase a starter in hopes of getting my home brew game back up. Any one else ever experience anything like this? Guidance would be appreciated! #kombuchabrewing  #homebrew  #scoby  #culturecultivator 
Hope this holiday weekend brings you closer towards achieving your creative goals for 2018--Join me on my blog, Culture Therapy with Claudia Alexander (www.culturetherapyjazz.com) for this week's issue on sustaining and cultivating a healthy mindset over the course of your journey as an artist and creative, and visit our events section to find out how you can support your local jazz scene. Have a great evening. #claudiajazzalexander #culturetherapy #blog #jazz #faith #spirituality #wellness #artistempowerment #mindset #mindfulness #thoughtlife #losangeles #la #cityofangels #culturecultivator #musician #vocalist #writer #producer #music #art #film #jazzmusic #hiphop #saturday #soulfulsaturday #faithhopelove #marathonmindset #weekendvibes #lovesupreme
Hope this holiday weekend brings you closer towards achieving your creative goals for 2018--Join me on my blog, Culture Therapy with Claudia Alexander (www.culturetherapyjazz.com) for this week's issue on sustaining and cultivating a healthy mindset over the course of your journey as an artist and creative, and visit our events section to find out how you can support your local jazz scene. Have a great evening. #claudiajazzalexander  #culturetherapy  #blog  #jazz  #faith  #spirituality  #wellness  #artistempowerment  #mindset  #mindfulness  #thoughtlife  #losangeles  #la  #cityofangels  #culturecultivator  #musician  #vocalist  #writer  #producer  #music  #art  #film  #jazzmusic  #hiphop  #saturday  #soulfulsaturday  #faithhopelove  #marathonmindset  #weekendvibes  #lovesupreme 
"Basquiat made frequent references in his work to the musicians he most admired. He paid homage to Parker, whose nickname was Bird, in paintings such as 'Bird on Money,' 'Charles the First' and 'CPRKR.' Basquiat, who died of a drug overdose at 27, attained dizzying heights during his short career. His first sale, the painting 'Cadillac Moon,' was to Debbie Harry, the frontwoman of Blondie, in 1981. She paid $200. 
Within months, his works were selling for tens of thousands of dollars. By his early 20s, he had made his first million. Yet Basquiat was discomforted by success. He was acutely conscious of his place as one of very few African-Americans in a predominantly white art world, where he was regarded by some as little more than an interloper.

The American art critic Hilton Kramer once described Basquiat as 'a talentless hustler, street-smart but otherwise invincibly ignorant, who used his youth, his looks, his skin color and his abundant sex appeal' to win fame. According to Ms. Nairne (co-curator of โ€œBoom for Realโ€) Basquiat was 'hugely, uncomfortably, constantly aware of the racist ways he was constantly being pigeonholed.' And he found a telling parallel between his position and that of his jazz heroes. 'These are musicians who are, in one sphere of their lives, incredibly celebrated,' Ms. Nairne said. 'And in other aspects, on a daily basis and in the most banal terms, consistently reduced to the color of their skins--Thereโ€™s no way you can divorce their music from their treatment in society. There was a lot of identification in there.'" (Excerpt + Photography from "Bowie, Bach and Bebop: How Music Powered Basquiat" by Ekow Eshun, NYT) // "They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art." - Charlie Parker // Bird Lives... HBD, Bird. #charlieparker #yardbird #artist #legend #jeanmichelbasquiat #intelligence #intellect #intuition #identity #independence #imagination #birdlives #happybirthdaybird #losangeles #la #cityofangels #culturecultivator #musician #vocalist #writer #producer #weaponsofourwarfare #music #art #film #jazzmusic #thursday #throwbackthursday #jazzrenaissance #jazzovereverything
"Basquiat made frequent references in his work to the musicians he most admired. He paid homage to Parker, whose nickname was Bird, in paintings such as 'Bird on Money,' 'Charles the First' and 'CPRKR.' Basquiat, who died of a drug overdose at 27, attained dizzying heights during his short career. His first sale, the painting 'Cadillac Moon,' was to Debbie Harry, the frontwoman of Blondie, in 1981. She paid $200. Within months, his works were selling for tens of thousands of dollars. By his early 20s, he had made his first million. Yet Basquiat was discomforted by success. He was acutely conscious of his place as one of very few African-Americans in a predominantly white art world, where he was regarded by some as little more than an interloper. The American art critic Hilton Kramer once described Basquiat as 'a talentless hustler, street-smart but otherwise invincibly ignorant, who used his youth, his looks, his skin color and his abundant sex appeal' to win fame. According to Ms. Nairne (co-curator of โ€œBoom for Realโ€) Basquiat was 'hugely, uncomfortably, constantly aware of the racist ways he was constantly being pigeonholed.' And he found a telling parallel between his position and that of his jazz heroes. 'These are musicians who are, in one sphere of their lives, incredibly celebrated,' Ms. Nairne said. 'And in other aspects, on a daily basis and in the most banal terms, consistently reduced to the color of their skins--Thereโ€™s no way you can divorce their music from their treatment in society. There was a lot of identification in there.'" (Excerpt + Photography from "Bowie, Bach and Bebop: How Music Powered Basquiat" by Ekow Eshun, NYT) // "They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art." - Charlie Parker // Bird Lives... HBD, Bird. #charlieparker  #yardbird  #artist  #legend  #jeanmichelbasquiat  #intelligence  #intellect  #intuition  #identity  #independence  #imagination  #birdlives  #happybirthdaybird  #losangeles  #la  #cityofangels  #culturecultivator  #musician  #vocalist  #writer  #producer  #weaponsofourwarfare  #music  #art  #film  #jazzmusic  #thursday  #throwbackthursday  #jazzrenaissance  #jazzovereverything 
Today is " what I do best Wednesday" 
I'm killing them all , all negative thoughts, negative talk, every single negative insurgency inside and outside of my head. 
I wish you all would do the same! 
#manonfire #denzelwashington #CreasyBear #CreasysArtIsDeath #fucknegativeinsurgency #embracefear #badassscene #irelate #lovethischaracter #lovethismovie #movie #drama #action #greatscript #awesomewriting 
#Repost @revoswagg_godzplan with @get_repost
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This is officially one of my favorite post, along with being one of my favorite movies. ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ #facts #manonfire #realhiphop #hiphopmusic #hiphop #culture #culturecultivator #fortheculture #inspiration #motivation #begreat
Today is " what I do best Wednesday" I'm killing them all , all negative thoughts, negative talk, every single negative insurgency inside and outside of my head. I wish you all would do the same! #manonfire  #denzelwashington  #CreasyBear  #CreasysArtIsDeath  #fucknegativeinsurgency  #embracefear  #badassscene  #irelate  #lovethischaracter  #lovethismovie  #movie  #drama  #action  #greatscript  #awesomewriting  #Repost  @revoswagg_godzplan with @get_repost ใƒปใƒปใƒป This is officially one of my favorite post, along with being one of my favorite movies. ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ #facts  #manonfire  #realhiphop  #hiphopmusic  #hiphop  #culture  #culturecultivator  #fortheculture  #inspiration  #motivation  #begreat 
"You don't know what it's gonna cost until you become famous." - Sigourney Weaver (Excerpt taken from Esquire Magazine, "Sigourney Weaver: What I've Learned") (Includes photography from Interview Magazine, Variety) :: If you do it for the culture, you'll never go broke. #sigourneyweaver #artist #actor #fame #youwontknowwhatitcosts #untilyouseethebill #doyoudoitforloveorlikes #doitfortheculture #youllnevergobroke #reciprocity #faith #mindset #weaponsofourwarfare #music #art #film #unify #beautify #illuminate #humanity #losangeles #la #cityofangels #culturecultivator #musician #vocalist #writer #jazzmusic #wednesday #werkwednesday
"You don't know what it's gonna cost until you become famous." - Sigourney Weaver (Excerpt taken from Esquire Magazine, "Sigourney Weaver: What I've Learned") (Includes photography from Interview Magazine, Variety) :: If you do it for the culture, you'll never go broke. #sigourneyweaver  #artist  #actor  #fame  #youwontknowwhatitcosts  #untilyouseethebill  #doyoudoitforloveorlikes  #doitfortheculture  #youllnevergobroke  #reciprocity  #faith  #mindset  #weaponsofourwarfare  #music  #art  #film  #unify  #beautify  #illuminate  #humanity  #losangeles  #la  #cityofangels  #culturecultivator  #musician  #vocalist  #writer  #jazzmusic  #wednesday  #werkwednesday 
โ€œWhatโ€™s right is whatโ€™s left, if you do everything else wrong.โ€ โ€“ Robin Williams (Photography/The New Yorker Magazine, Irving Penn) :: Costanza Theory. #robinwilliams #artist #actor #comedian #costanzatheory #ifeveryinstinctyouhaveiswrong #thentheoppositewouldhavetoberight #askforwisdom #takeaction #prayer #meditation #honesty #selfreflection #selfawareness #losangeles #la #cityofangels #culturecultivator #musician #vocalist #writer #producer #music #art #film #georgecostanza #seinfeld #jazzmusic #monday #mondaymotivation
โ€œWhatโ€™s right is whatโ€™s left, if you do everything else wrong.โ€ โ€“ Robin Williams (Photography/The New Yorker Magazine, Irving Penn) :: Costanza Theory. #robinwilliams  #artist  #actor  #comedian  #costanzatheory  #ifeveryinstinctyouhaveiswrong  #thentheoppositewouldhavetoberight  #askforwisdom  #takeaction  #prayer  #meditation  #honesty  #selfreflection  #selfawareness  #losangeles  #la  #cityofangels  #culturecultivator  #musician  #vocalist  #writer  #producer  #music  #art  #film  #georgecostanza  #seinfeld  #jazzmusic  #monday  #mondaymotivation 
๐Ÿ๐Ÿ†™ #facts #realhiphop #hiphop #lit #culture #fortheculture #culturecultivator #hiphopmusic #hiphopculture ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ
๐Ÿ“Œ"90's Vibe" OUT NOW!!!๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ #hiphop #culture #vibe #culturecultivator #realhiphop #lit #hiphopculture #90s #realmusic #visionary #spotify #iTunes #applemusic #tidal #googleplay #worldwide #ad ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ†™
Out of all the dumb shit I've done in my life I could write about it in a million ways. But I prefer to let my creativity lead over validation. Cause basically if all I spoke on was street shit, that's all I'm in search of. Acceptance! So with that being said, I'd like to extend a sincere ๐Ÿ–• you to anyone that questions me in any way. Instead of leading with negativity, I came out the gate with positivity. Of course musically I've made some nice urban ballads. That's because I love to mix things up. But ultimately I'm going to do what feels good to me. Don't expect for me to do anything other than what I'm familiar with. Oh yeah, ๐Ÿ–• ya(they know who they are) once again.๐Ÿ๐Ÿ†™ #facts #realhiphop #realshit #hiphop #hiphopmusic #culture #creative #fortheculture #culturecultivator #visionary
Out of all the dumb shit I've done in my life I could write about it in a million ways. But I prefer to let my creativity lead over validation. Cause basically if all I spoke on was street shit, that's all I'm in search of. Acceptance! So with that being said, I'd like to extend a sincere ๐Ÿ–• you to anyone that questions me in any way. Instead of leading with negativity, I came out the gate with positivity. Of course musically I've made some nice urban ballads. That's because I love to mix things up. But ultimately I'm going to do what feels good to me. Don't expect for me to do anything other than what I'm familiar with. Oh yeah, ๐Ÿ–• ya(they know who they are) once again.๐Ÿ๐Ÿ†™ #facts  #realhiphop  #realshit  #hiphop  #hiphopmusic  #culture  #creative  #fortheculture  #culturecultivator  #visionary 
"Money comes and goes. But when you look back on your career, you have be able to answer to yourself, 'Did I make the most of my time on earth?'" - Thundercat @thundercat_music (Illustration by Bendik Kaltenborn for The New Yorker, "Rock Bottom: A Bass Hero Unearths a Gleaming Tone" by Matthew Trammell) :: Reflection. #thundercat #artist #jazz #hiphop #bass #time #currency #purpose #emptyyourpockets #cashoutyourlifeagainstpurpose #losangeles #la #cityofangels #doitfortheculture #culturecultivator #musician #vocalist #writer #producer #weaponsofourwarfare #music #art #film #illuminate #unify #beautify #humanity #thursday #thoughtlifethursday #lovesupreme
"Money comes and goes. But when you look back on your career, you have be able to answer to yourself, 'Did I make the most of my time on earth?'" - Thundercat @thundercat_music (Illustration by Bendik Kaltenborn for The New Yorker, "Rock Bottom: A Bass Hero Unearths a Gleaming Tone" by Matthew Trammell) :: Reflection. #thundercat  #artist  #jazz  #hiphop  #bass  #time  #currency  #purpose  #emptyyourpockets  #cashoutyourlifeagainstpurpose  #losangeles  #la  #cityofangels  #doitfortheculture  #culturecultivator  #musician  #vocalist  #writer  #producer  #weaponsofourwarfare  #music  #art  #film  #illuminate  #unify  #beautify  #humanity  #thursday  #thoughtlifethursday  #lovesupreme 
One day I was staring at my kids thinking about my legacy. I thought about everything they'd be doing while I'm not around. Of course everyone of them are doing great in school. I instill a sense of determination inside of them. An I also remind them that nothing makes one person superior to the next. The reason Malaysia (my oldest daughter) defends the defenseless at school. But it's a wonderful feeling when you have been blessed with a gift that will allow your family to hear you as much as they feel the need to in your passing. All the more reason for me to proceed with my awesome creations. Thank you all for the encouragement. Y'all know who you are. ๐Ÿ˜‰โœŠ๐Ÿ’ฏ #facts #lit #reallife #visionary #culturecultivator #culture #fortheculture #family #support #begreat #inspiration #motivation #positivevibes ๐Ÿ
One day I was staring at my kids thinking about my legacy. I thought about everything they'd be doing while I'm not around. Of course everyone of them are doing great in school. I instill a sense of determination inside of them. An I also remind them that nothing makes one person superior to the next. The reason Malaysia (my oldest daughter) defends the defenseless at school. But it's a wonderful feeling when you have been blessed with a gift that will allow your family to hear you as much as they feel the need to in your passing. All the more reason for me to proceed with my awesome creations. Thank you all for the encouragement. Y'all know who you are. ๐Ÿ˜‰โœŠ๐Ÿ’ฏ #facts  #lit  #reallife  #visionary  #culturecultivator  #culture  #fortheculture  #family  #support  #begreat  #inspiration  #motivation  #positivevibes  ๐Ÿ
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I love to mix things up. I can go from total vulgarity and battle mode. To reflection and therapeutic boom bap. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Pick your poison. ๐Ÿ’‰ #facts #realhiphop #hiphop #hiphop #culturecultivator #culture #fortheculture #focus #growth #musicalgenius ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ
I've been told that I should start making videos, and go live every so often. Should I?! ๐Ÿค” yes? or nah? #realhiphop #hiphop #hiphopculture #rap #music #realmusic #culture #culturecultivator
I'll go down in history as someone who spoke up when the room was silent. Respected by some of the most feared and powerful people in the world. All because I gave a fuck about someone other than myself. I remained true to what I believe in, and influenced minds from the western world as well as the east. So refer to me as a beast when they ask about me. It wasn't a fluke, it was a prophecy. ๐Ÿ”ฎ #facts #goodmorning #truestory #leadership #beastmode #global #vision #truth #culture #culturecultivator #fortheculture
I'll go down in history as someone who spoke up when the room was silent. Respected by some of the most feared and powerful people in the world. All because I gave a fuck about someone other than myself. I remained true to what I believe in, and influenced minds from the western world as well as the east. So refer to me as a beast when they ask about me. It wasn't a fluke, it was a prophecy. ๐Ÿ”ฎ #facts  #goodmorning  #truestory  #leadership  #beastmode  #global  #vision  #truth  #culture  #culturecultivator  #fortheculture 
We all have our own agendas. Mine is transparent and crystal clear. Sometimes I'm with the shits(all fun. No harm, no foul). Other times I'm occupied with what's occurring around the world. Just like prodigy spoke. You gotta leave hidden gems in your music. Whether methodically or obvious. It awakens something in the listener when they're able to decipher truth; causing them to wanna research more. I ain't the sharpest knife but my shit cuts deep. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ•ฏ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ•ฏ #facts #hiphop #hiphopmusic #culture #culturecultivator #visionary #realhiphop #rap #realmusic #music #boogieman #truth #leadership #legend #culturemason #envelopebully๐Ÿ“ฌ
We all have our own agendas. Mine is transparent and crystal clear. Sometimes I'm with the shits(all fun. No harm, no foul). Other times I'm occupied with what's occurring around the world. Just like prodigy spoke. You gotta leave hidden gems in your music. Whether methodically or obvious. It awakens something in the listener when they're able to decipher truth; causing them to wanna research more. I ain't the sharpest knife but my shit cuts deep. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ•ฏ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ•ฏ #facts  #hiphop  #hiphopmusic  #culture  #culturecultivator  #visionary  #realhiphop  #rap  #realmusic  #music  #boogieman  #truth  #leadership  #legend  #culturemason  #envelopebully ๐Ÿ“ฌ
๐Ÿ”ŠVibing on the way to the house.๐Ÿ”Š #focus #realhiphop #hiphopmusic #hiphop #culture #culturecultivator #fortheculture ๐Ÿ•ฏ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ•ฏ
๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค” The recipe to continuation and culture building lies in the minds of the visionary, the culture masons, innovators, and envelope bullies. One day you'll understand. ๐Ÿ‘Œ?! #facts #culture #vision #fortheculture #innovation #foresight #culturecultivator
Do I really need to tag all you dope muthafuckaz?! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Thanks An I ain't even wealthy yet! Live in your purpose! โœŠ๐Ÿ’ฏ #facts #realshit #begreat #bethevoice #culture #culturecultivator #fortheculture |#TooDamnRN๐Ÿ’ฉ
"First Things First"
#Hellutalkinbout #BMF4Life #SwishGang #Repost @smoove_bmf โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข
Forgiven is a given. Forgetting just ain't allowed within this system we operate. The bs?! Hell naw! We don't tolerate.... An disrespecin for checks....to get'cha next single to pop?! We run the top! Niggas cappin like new era! Who's better than who?! We gone see it soon. Blood in my eyes like Curtis Jackson but I see the moon. ๐ŸŒš๐ŸŒš๐ŸŒš #facts #realshit #realhiphop #hiphop #hiphopmusic #culture #culturecultivator #begreat #goodmorning
Forgiven is a given. Forgetting just ain't allowed within this system we operate. The bs?! Hell naw! We don't tolerate.... An disrespecin for checks....to get'cha next single to pop?! We run the top! Niggas cappin like new era! Who's better than who?! We gone see it soon. Blood in my eyes like Curtis Jackson but I see the moon. ๐ŸŒš๐ŸŒš๐ŸŒš #facts  #realshit  #realhiphop  #hiphop  #hiphopmusic  #culture  #culturecultivator  #begreat  #goodmorning 
"An artists duty is to reflect the times!...." -Nina Simone- ๐Ÿค” #facts #realhiphop #realmusic #hiphopmusic #hiphop #life #good #bad #secrets #love #culture #culturecultivator #fortheculture #godsamongstman #deadlines ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ
This is officially one of my favorite post, along with being one of my favorite movies. ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ #facts #manonfire #realhiphop #hiphopmusic #hiphop #culture #culturecultivator #fortheculture #inspiration #motivation #begreat