My 3 Passions

I am very passionate about 3 general things in life, which is very obvious by now.  Allow me to go more into depth about these topics to explain why I’m as passionate as I am.

 

Cats:

 

News:

I like to share news is to keep people informed.  I usually try to share news stories that I feel should be more highlighted than others because people are usually distracted by celebrities or gossip

Music Reviews:

I try to show you that music is best when it’s treated as an art, not a formula that’s been proven to work.

I am most passionate about music, although it started out as just for fun.  Around age 16, I started writing lyrics to instrumentals to make my own remixes of artists songs for fun.  As time progressed, I’ve realized there is much more to music than lyrics over a beat.

I realized there is much more to it than half witty lyrics over a nice beat with the same a,b,a,b rhyme scheme…. I mean, that’s obviously a way to top charts, but those type of songs don’t leave the impact on me, or connect to me emotionally like a song conveying a strong message can.
I especially​ enjoy when it’s a complex rhyme scheme, to where I may have missed a double or triple entendre if I wasn’t paying attention.

I chose to review music as a way to spread this type of music to a wider audience. I feel like not enough people take the time to actually hear the meaning in some of the music they listen to, at the same time, there is a lot of music that people pass up, just because they judge it on the surface.

Tupac, for example, his fans know how poetic he is, but non-fans usually assume he only makes “Thug Music”

I’ve always felt that the industry needed more creative, meaningful, insightful.

 

 

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Token Fills the Void in Rap

Token has been making a name for himself since he was 13, when he was already being compared to Eminem by thousands of YouTubers.

At age 16, a music video of his song “Exception” about self acceptance and standing up to bullying, went viral.  His career has taken off from there and has since hit an all-time high, with the help from his latest Mixtape “Eraser Shavings” (Which he even offered the option to download for FREE or pay for it), his single, “Doozy”.

His newest Single, “New Problems” highlights all of the problems he’s been facing since reaching a peak in his career that he never could imagine, from being backstabbed by a few people in the industry to the battle of emotions faced when meeting / feeling a connection with girls on the job.

The video is very simple, yet, effective. He is sitting in an elevator throughout the entire video. As it stops on each floor, he is getting handed more and more money, while becoming less happy.  The elevator finally reaches the top at the end and there is no exit, just a brick wall.  As money falls from the top of the screen (raining), he puts his head down.  He know has the fame and fortune that he set out to get, but at what cost?

Lil Wayne Threatens to Sue Martin Shkreli

The man who was first known for being “The douche that raised the cost of Daraprim (taken by AIDS and cancer patients) from $13.50 a pill to $750”

Martin Shkreli is now being called Hip-Hop’s Biggest Troll. Not only because of his recent decision to ignore Lil Wayne’s legal team’s advice, by streaming an unreleased song from Wayne’s Carter V album… His trolling goes back further than that.

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Before Martin Shkreli bought exclusive ownership (claimed) of Lil Wayne’s album, The Carter 5, he also purchased Wu-Tang Clan’s unreleased album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin  for $2 Million. The album was originally not supposed to be released for 88 years, but Shkreli says he is never releasing it.

Martin Shkreli also tried to reach out to Kanye West before The Life of Pablo was released, to purchase exclusive ownership of the album for $10 Million.

Wayne has recently stated Carter 5 would soon get a proper release.

Should Pres. Trump REALLY be Impeached?

There are many talks about the impeachment of President Trump. Although, as Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) points out, the impeachment of a president under these circumstances isn’t a “rational” option. “I don’t think very many people take that very seriously,” he said, according to The Washington Examiner.

I don’t recall this big of an outcry for an impeachment of President Barack Obama when I can recall a few reasons that he should have been.

  1. The Drone strike in Pakistan that killed hundreds of civilians, along with many unarmed victims, Amnesty International found that some of these strikes could amount to War Crimes
  2. The Bowe Bergdahl Trade: Obama went against America’s #1 unwritten rule, ” We don’t negotiate with terrorists”, by exchanging 5 Taliban commanders for an Army Sgt. who abandoned his post
  3. Veterans dying waiting for care: President Obama has promised to make healthcare for Veterans more accessible. Even after the VA Scandal happened, exposing the process and problems these Veterans have to endure, just to try to get treated, it has only gotten worse.
  4. The Benghazi cover-up: Four Americans died in attacks, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, that Obama and his former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton have been accused of lying about knowledge of this attack before hand and failed to provide security.

 

So, if you would not even consider the impeachment of a President that has caused all of the listed events above, you should rethink the impeachment of President Trump, as his actions are pretty non-comparable

 

 

https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/stories/2017-01-01/drone-wars-the-full-data

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/333945-mccain-talk-of-impeaching-trump-not-rational

https://thehornnews.com/5-reasons-to-impeach-obama-now/

Logic’s “Everybody” is what rap needed

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Rapper Logic, released his third album, “Everybody” on May 5th, 2017 and teases his next one might be his last.

The album highlights how he prevailed through the worst of both worlds (as a half Caucasian, half African American). Logic also gives us his own version of how the life cycle works, and what the point of “all of this” is.

Logic brings astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson on the album as the voice of God. There are several dialogs throughout the album, between God a character named “Adam”. We learn, along with Adam, what the meaning of Life is (according to the album’s theory). In short, the meaning of life is simply to life in the moment, appreciate the “now”, and treat others how you would treat yourself. It sounds as simple as can be, and those things have been said about life, many times before, but it’s deeper than that.

The theory this album presents about the meaning and cycle of life, is that the world that we (or you) live in, is designed for YOU. It also suggests that you have lived as (or will live as) everyone that has lived or will live in your world, and that you will not be able to grow until you have lived as every being in your world. Only once you have lived as every individual, walked in every shoe, experienced all the love and hate, will you be able to grow.

Star Wars Day!

May 4 marks “May the Fourth be with you,” the official “holiday” dedicated to George Lucas’ galaxy far, far away.

The pun was first used back in 1979, with Britain’s Conservative Party congratulating Margaret Thatcher in print for taking the prime minister post that day.

ABC News’ parent company, The Walt Disney Company, purchased Lucasfilm in 2012 and has officially observed the holiday since 2013, with events at Disney parks and other celebrations.

Utah holds the title of the “nerdiest” state in the nation, and a large part of that is built on a very active “Star Wars” fandom. So it should be no surprise that “Star Wars” fans throughout the state are planning several gatherings on May 4 and into the weekend to celebrate.

Here are some of the events you can look forward to on the official “Star Wars” day. And no matter what you end up doing, may the force be with you.

  1. Viridian, Salt Lake County Library’s event center: “May the Fourth be With You: A Star Wars Affair
  2. Urban Art Gallery: Star Wars Day/ Heroes and Villains
  3. Laser Zone Fundraiser: Laser tag with the 501st Legion
  4. Geocaching in Kaysville
  5. Art After Dark in a Galaxy Far, Far Away
  6. The Leonardo, Rebels and Rogues Family Weekend