Tuesday, October 04, 2016

CoknI Know Idea - Type Therapeutic

My name is one of my pets. A pet name if you will. Why not?
Still, the point I'm making that the entitling of the event, COKNIO UNCHANGED's obviously a Django movie style thing. It was important to me as most things I am involved in is as important to you.The movie THE HARDER THEY COME that I saw in the movies at the ripe age of 6 with my family and the whole block to the Cambria Theater on the boulevard of Linden. In that movie, it shows a scene from Django and I was like yo!! I dug how the guys had red hoods on a teeming with gun. In the flim you watch the black faces in the cinema watching Django from the Kingston Rialto. Just the blend of the theater IRL and the scene on screen was like, NY and Jamaica captured in a moment together. One screen in front of me and the other on the letterbox of my heart. (cornball) At SIX I knew what was aesthetically appropriate in an urban Caribbean setting. I don't know if it was because the movie gave the Jamaican community great joy that they didn't give a fuck if they were saved and sanctified because was from out their Christian lips all in the theater is where I first heard all the CLOTS. I thought it was the movie but no .. the only cuss they say is fuck, tu rass and backside.

Let me get to point that I'm illustrating poorly of what I wish to convey. Part of the passion why I love DJs has a lot to my early introduction to music cinema and esoterica. You'll more than likely follow what I mean when you hear the type of music a play. The flave of the dancehall style that I enjoy which is JUGGLIN. If you know what that means, SALUTE. If you're not sure. SALUTE. Each one Teach one is a pillar. Basically, jugglin' comes from football jugglin where you keep the ball rolling in step; flipping different style displaying ill technique. It dazzles the watcher and can hypnotize a defender. (You know I'm talking about fut'bol right?)
Just like in the sport of DJing you are given media to transcribe to an audience in a way we would hope would rock. Some DJs I don't what they thinking. Its OK to stay home you know? Well, I was raised that this game is always collaborative. A DJ is a Disc Jockey and a Jockey haffi move YAW!!! And as an NFL reference, the QB is best from the pocket and running all over the place. It is entertaining but sometimes you are just required to do your job. Stay on the set and make the plays. ENOUGH SPORTS!! A MUSIC WE DEFEND. A selector knows how to pass it to the operator while the mixer is prepped propper making a creative cohesive experience for the crowd and mic chanter. The owner oughta make good on their investment. This reminds me of those sick dancehall tapes with Papa San and Lt. Stitchie and dem man deh. They would juggle lyrics and one of my favorite styles was when they would take a topic and make a party theme out of it. Like San did Animal Party and Stitchie did a thing with Ants where Super Cat kills it with Vineyard Party I think it name Ants A Badda Me. Wicked. (See link:) Point is they used to say things like "Keeping a dance inna di gun shop where every gatlin cock up to fire gun shot" or some shit like that.
I just be digging homogeneous lyrics. You know what I mean everything going together in a fine style.
Thanks for checking for this Umoja mix on the OTO Show podcast. This set is on that... I can't front, I was very happy with how the mix turned out and the crowd at Nola's in DTLA that Beautiful Cali night in spring 2013 [Pisces Season]. Shout to Zoe Saldana and my girl Amy Kravitz in the house!! Thanks again for spending this time with me again. Consistency requires the right type of mixing before you pour everything to make that cake. Seen

Friday, May 06, 2016

How To Change Your Life

The Four Agreements are: 
1. Be Impeccable with your Word: Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the Word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your Word in the direction of truth and love.
2. Don’t Take Anything Personally
Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.
3. Don’t Make Assumptions
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
4. Always Do Your Best
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

It's My Beat

I love my children sincerely. I just know they can get on my nerves sometimes. I'm not ashamed to say, but I am learning more about who they are over what I want them to be. I pray they become who they wanna be and that I and their mom is able to provide all they need to reach their purpose in life. Also that we can tolerate their sometimes annoying process on their way to purpose. Its not easy, but I believe if I gotta beat it into you then its something you're not in to.
The bible talks about spare the rod; spoil the child. However, another of my beliefs is that the rod isn't corporal punishment but firm guidance like a shepherd guiding lambs out the street or away from wolves. If I beat them for doing wrong all the time, I'm establishing that they should be afraid of me when they make mistakes and they will be prone to become liars. Something I definitely don't want them to be but it would be something I created in them.
I was afraid of my dad. It cost me a possible successful art and music career. I was afraid to ask for the fare to go to the entrance exam at Art and Design High School. I coulda been in there the same time as Mobb Deep and Pharoahe
Pharoahe Monch and Me NY 1993
but I was afraid to ask for a simple thing because my dad established himself more as a person to fear than respect. I don't really blame him. His dad was a strict disciplinarian and so am I. The difference is I'm a big believer in THE WORD. That's what I beat them with because you can't beat that!!
I never thought I would beat my kids after 5 years of age because from my experience at 5 they are able to communicate quite well. Though we put them in kindergarten, never give up the opportunity to parent your children or guide your little nephews and cousins in the way they should go not the way YOU think they should go.

So all parents new and seasoned build up the courage to deal with your crazy kids so that their level of ignorance and awkwardness is not reason for you to hook off or body slam them but don't ease up. Anyone who obeys because they afraid to get their head flown or they get a reward for obedience is a pet, a slave who will never respect their masters. (Look like I got a lot to say today.) Think about who you respect either IRL or a sports figure or celebrity. I'm sure those persons have never inflicted violence on you or paid you for your homage. Right? We respond to their consistent goodness just like the God we serve. I'm a'end this by asking you to remember how good God has been to you, how bad your parents were to you, how better you could have liked to have been respected as a child, and how you want the best for your children and the next generation no matter how ratchet you are. Love is love. Ahight yaw stay chune. Book soon