dank and dapper

+ [3-4-11] - I ran into an old friend of mine some weeks ago, and the first thing he said to me was, “I see your boy Kendrick finally made it!” To which I responded, “hell, yeah he did!” Ha!
Anyone who knows me well enough, knows how much I advocated for Kendrick, most especially after having the privilege to see him perform some three years ago. The experience was beyond.


And, after that magic he just pulled on the Grammy stage some minutes ago, I am more than honoured to share this with the lot of you.

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+ [7-3-14] - Self-portrait | Butterfly, by The Expressionist.

Note: Prior my trip to Nigeria, my Love for my work underwent a much needed stage of revival. A rebirth. A rekindling. A certain propinquity. Shortly after, this newfound Spirit sort of took on a Life of its own. I see everything more vividly. I feel everything deeply. Ideas, pour to me with the fluidity of 3000 converging rivers. It’s the greatest feeling, ever - like falling in Love.


I think it had a lot to do with the fact I was met with a lot of sights that reminded me precisely of what it required - the sacrifices that were made - for me to be in the space that I am today. It seemed I had been gone long enough to forget? No, not forget. Lost sight of, perhaps.


For a while, I had lent myself to a state of stagnancy, operating off the comfort of the knowledge of my talent. I exempted myself from the need to engage in practice. I soon learned that talent is never an excuse for laziness.

I suppose what I am trying to say is: I am really infatuated with the space I am in now. I feel fully in control. Grateful, too. Having renewed my commitment to my craft has been very, very empowering. I also find myself a bit more obsessive with my work. I am obsessed with desire to continuously outdo myself. But I truly believe that: to be passionate, truly, requires a bit of obsession.