I got pumped up earlier reading about God’s grace and what it means for us.
Why must we recognize the source of our good?
We are distracted by so much these days. Clarity is what provides us a true sense of direction for our purpose. What can we do to achieve this clarity?
As we align with the best parts of who we are it is important for us purge. We must release what does not serve us. As we do this the doors open up for us. The creator continues to bless us. We are powerful. God is awesome and so are YOU!
Have an amazing day!
Listen to Ladies Love Mixtapes by Precise
Stream “I’m Dreaming” by Precise
Find that power from within. You are amazing!
“People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm” by A Tribe Called Quest turns 30 years-old today. This project changed my life and my perspective on rap as an art form and Hip-Hop as a culture.
The only reason I even know about Tribe was because of Q-Tip’s feature on Jungle Brothers album Straight Out the Jungle, that I stole from a record shop at Lincoln Mall in Matteson IL..(don’t judge me). Q Tip was on a song called “Black is Black”. Native Tongues consisting of Queen Latifah, Jungle Brothers, De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest was formed, then came Tribe with “People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm” in 1989.
“Push it Along” is the first song on the project. The baby crying at the start is akin to the birth of a new sound. I remember popping the tape into my moms Nissan Sentra and being immediately hooked. Q Tip’s vocabulary and the contrast of his and Pfhife’s voices along with the jazz inspired samples opened up a portal to a world I didn’t know existed.
I credit Tribe for expanding my musical palate when it comes to music. The lush horns, crisp break beats and samples were transformed into beautiful rap music by Ali-Shaheed Muhammad and Q -Tip. I know the legendary Donald Byrd because of the song “Footprints”. Q Tip filtered a portion of “Think Twice” by Byrd into a funky loop.
This album helps push forward the narrative of positivity and individuality into the 90’s. It also delivered one of the most memorable rap love songs of all time with “Bonita Applebum” The Hootie Mix of “Bonita Applebum” featured a sample of the Isley Brother “Between The Sheets”. It was a popular sample during that time, however I’m partial to the original. It feels more sincere and intentional. The original version is a marriage between Ramp’s “Daylight” and the genius of Charles Stepney on Rotary Connections “Memory”. The combination creates a rap classic.
30 years later we can thank A Tribe Called Quest for providing the culture with story telling, bars and love songs on one of the greatest rap projects ever created.
What is your favorite song from this project? What does this project mean to you? Share in the comments below.
Stream Precise bleow
According to multiple news sources the rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine whose real name is Daniel Hernandez has been released from prison. The now infamous rapper’s lawyers put in a request to be released due to the fact he has asthma and how it relates to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world. Judge Engelmayer signed off on his request. He has been granted a compassionate release effective immediately.
Tekashi will complete his sentence under house arrest. He will wear a GPS monitor for the first four months. His release will be supervised and he can only leave his home for medical reasons or to see his lawyer. The rapper was originally set for release in August of this year.
Tekashi is famous for being a troll and is infamous for snitching on his friends who provided the support he received to become famous. He was arrested and convicted on racketeering charges. His sentence was lessened because he agreed to cooperate with the federal investigation and testified against his friends The Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.
Considering the entire world in under a shelter-in-place order Tekashi’s life wont seem too different from anyone else. You know twitter is running with this news.
Did Tekashi deserve to be released? Will he be safe? Do you think there is new music coming? Share in the comments below.
Stream Precise’s music below