{Music} 60 East & Phil the Pain-Smoke One

60 East and Phil The Pain are back with another music video from their collaborative project The Freeway Series Vol.2.  Since 2018 sparked the legalization of recreational Marijuana in California, 60 and Phil decided to drop Smoke One, a song guaranteed to get added to your smokers playlist. Make sure to catch 60 East on Tour in Australia this April with Termanology.  Check out the visual below and cop The Freeway Series Vol 2 if you haven’t already. #DoItNow

FREE DOWNLOAD of EP: https://www.sixtyeast.net/

 

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Black History Month Salute…Maya Angelou

Happy Black History month! I just watched Maya Angelou, And Still I Rise on Netflix this week and I was inspired. It talked about her struggles of being abandoned and raped as a child, to becoming one of the most influential Black women of all time. Angelou was a writer, activist, author, and speaker well known for her work with the civil rights movement and literary works. As a child, I was raised on Angelou’s poetry and was inspired by her book I know Why the Caged Bird Sings. If you get the chance this month, dive into some Maya Angelou and share some of your thoughts. She passed in 2014 but her spirit lives on. Today we salute Maya Angelou! Happy Black History Month!

Does My Plant Enjoy Hip Hop?

Peace and Happy Monday. Let’s talk greenery for a second.

At work, I was blessed with a lucky bamboo plant. When I first got her, she was really small and I was nervous about how to take care of her. I work in an office in the basement, where there is no natural light. I don’t have a green thumb, and I can never keep plants at home because my cat is a hungry, curious fellow! In any event, I named the plant Beverly, and vowed to do my best with her. I give her plant food and sing to her daily. She likes the fluorescent light down here and is growing tall and strong. I’ve been reading about plants because I want her to stay healthy and I came across a few articles on plants and music. Plants like vibratory frequencies as do all life forms, and they also have all five senses. Damn, I wonder what kind of music Beverly likes? I wonder if she likes hip hop? 

Check out a good read below from dengarden about music and plant growth. Let me know your thoughts and tips on gardening as well. 

Blessings!

https://dengarden.com/gardening/the-effect-of-music-on-plant-growth

[Thoughts] Oprah’s Golden Globe Win

I didn’t even make an attempt to watch the Golden Globes last night. I was in bed drinking juice, watching Pokemon and reliving my childhood. I DID however hear of some Black girl magic happening when Oprah was the first Black woman to win the Cecil B DeMille award. Let me drop a quick Jewel on you…

I’m glad that Black people are FINALLY being recognized for excellence in their respective fields. I think seeing people as equal is a great way to break your best ‘A game’ in every aspect of life. Imagine if we could all just be on a leveled playing field? I think we often spend so much time comparing our differences, we often forget how similar we are. 

I’m also sad that we have to have so many ‘first’ for Blacks in 2018. That shit is fucking ridiculous. We have ALWAYS displayed excellence, whether the academy sees it or not. 

I guess my real question is…

Should we value these award shows at all?

In any event, good Job Oprah. We’ll deserved. Keep inspiring little girls all over the world. 

Check out the speech in the buzzfeed link below.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/marcusjones/oprah-golden-globes-speech?utm_term=.fpA1qy1xKw#.fpA1qy1xKw