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This is such a touchy subject. Reality is reality. Our own individual circumstances are a result of every decision we've made in the past. Technically speaking, "now" is all we know. The future will become inevitably what we do "now". So how can we gain a sense of control to produce the best outcome for our future?  Balancing passion with the realities of life is a struggle (I believe) every human being deals with. So many unanswered questions. So many internal battles to be fought. Some we win. Some we lose. Sometimes we don't even step onto the battlefield. Sometimes...

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Love To The World Tee As the first installment of "The Story of Art Tellin'" Series, Naturel offers up iconic moments and the stories of how these projects came to be. Each Tee dawns a sketch of a memorable moment and is packaged with a commemorative card. - 32 Single, 145 grams, 4.3 oz-100% Combed Ring-Spun Cotton Jersey- Printed Neck Label *Ships within 2-3 weeks $ 45.00 Get it HERE.

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Ever hear someone say "Yo! I'm like a mixture of Pete Rock and Dilla with a little bit of Neptunes sprinkled in!". Or "I'm like Just Blaze, but on some pop sh*t!".  Shrug. Smh. El-Oh-El. Listen. That's totally ok and fine. Well, in the beginning at least. Music is such an awesome thing. Creating music is a very spiritual experience. We tap into energies deep within', and also into the far reaches of the universe. It's weird, but the way it makes us feel as human beings is undeniable. When we first decide to start "making beats", we can't help...

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What is success? We all have different perspectives on what it means. For many of us in the music industry, it means accolades. It means earning tons of money. It means Grammies. It means popularity. It means creating the dopest art possible and earning the respect of our peers. It means having a sh!t load of fans. For others, it isn't necessarily those things. And that's totally fine. Lately, I've been thinking about the common denominators of how successful peoples' brains are wired. What they went through. If they are truly happy. How they've maneuvered in the industry. An overall...

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Strictly for: The rapper, seeking to establish a working relationship with a hip-hop producer. 1. Be Honest There’s nothing worse than a liar. Producers appreciate honesty. The last thing you want to do is lie to someone about who you’ve worked with, or what “deals you have on the table”. Honesty is the start of a healthy working creative and business relationship. 2. Don’t Be Pretentious Telling a producer that you’ve got the power to “put them on” is actually a huge turn off. Regardless of what you believe you can bring to the table to help a producer, always...

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