Musical Discovery Audio Blog Post 1: J Dilla

WHHHHOOOOOOOO! First audio blog post of the year! This audio post is over the very first post I wrote on the blog 5 years ago. Time flies when you’re jammin out

Also, if you want to read the blog post, go here to check it out. Be warned, it’s not as in-depth as things are now (18 year old KO not as dope as the KO of now, hahaha).

Musical Suggestions for Christmas

So you’re running out of time to decide on presents, eh? I got your back, my musical peoples! I’ve been making a list of music (and checking it twice for you lame-joke people) to purchase for the holidays and I wanted to share it with all of you! Let’s get right to it:

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That Good Sound…

((This is something I wrote for a friend for their blog. I wanted to share it here as well))

There are many of us who enjoy what music brings to our lives whether it’s Kendrick’s intense rhymes, Jabberloop’s jazzy instrumentation or Tiësto’s mystical mixing, but there are also many of us who truly feel what music creates inside all of us. It’s that lovely, pure sound that brings out the passion within and leaves us wanting more and more. It’s the sound that brings people together and can also set up the final chapter on a relationship. Music is what keeps our souls resonating with one another, making it damn near another form of communication.

This is why it’s incredibly hard to fathom a universe without music. That’s not something I can (or want to) even imagine. Hell, I refuse to give existence to such a thought…

Thank the musical gods that’s not our reality….

As for my specific musical tastes, I’ve gone from hip-hop and rap to jazz and horns to electronic and breakdance. I could say I’m a…music connoisseur (sounds legit as shit, eh?), but let’s be honest; I simply enjoy the various types of sound that music provides to us all. Each genre seems to have its own appealing pull that, once you give in, will take you on a journey that will leave you thirsty for more. Unfortunately (or thankfully in some weird way) I almost didn’t have a chance to experience these moments. There was honestly a time long ago where I seemed to only listen to whatever was on a radio station. I foolishly believed that since it was the only music that was available to me, it must be the best sound out there!

Blech….

I’d like to blame this thinking on my youth, but I’m not going to give myself a way out. Thankfully, as I grew and became more mature (and as technology also grew and became stronger), I found more musical avenues around the corner. I shudder to think what would have happened to me if good music didn’t reach out and save me. These musical adventures can be experienced (and has been even if you haven’t realized it) by everyone. You just have to allow yourselves to be taken for that ride. Let yourself be taken by music you never gave the time of day for in the past. You’ll always be surprised more times than not.

Do you all see where I’m going with this? Music is about that wondrous feeling.  Whether I’m chillin’ in my bed trying to fall asleep, B-boying outside in random locations (from parking lots to streets) or trying to recover from a recent break-up, if I’m not feeling what I’m listening to, there’s no point. You would be listening just for the sake of listening. That’s robotic….cold….

Not you. I guaran-damn-tee you’re not even close to being something of that nature, right?

Music has to be my mood setter, no doubt. From when I wake up and get the day going to when I’m winding down and preparing myself for a long night’s rest, music is always there for me. As I said earlier, thank the musical makers up above that we have a medium that everyone can enjoy in various ways.

Diversification at its finest, if I dare say so myself.

So I’ll say this: if you’ve never thought of experiencing other types of music, please destroy, obliterate, hell…MISREMEMBER that hellacious mindset. There’s way too much of that good sound for you to just stay stationary in one area. Live a little, my people! Break out of the shell and take a shot in the dark.  Keep enjoying what music in general provides for you.

Trust me. There’s nothing but great times when it comes to ♫♪ music ♪♫