It’s 12:45am and all I want to do is listen to music; Mac Miller to be specific. I guess that kinda makes sense since i love music and Mac is a huge inspiration to me. I really want to get myself together and start doing bigger things with this music stuff. I know that the things I see myself doing will take an immense amount of time and effort, but it seems like it will all be worth it in the end. I know I’ll have to overcome some fears that I’ve had since I was little, but I’ll make it.
The tough thing about all this is the money. I want/need so much equipment that I cant afford and I don’t know what to do to make more money. Right now I’m just leasing beats off soundclick.com, which has done me a good deal of justice, but it feels like some sort of a cop-out to me. My plan for right now is to make songs for anyone who wants one (to be used as a theme song or whatever) and spread the DK word around that way. When I go back up to Cortland and reunite with my man Ryan Walker and all the other ODDJobs, I have a feeling that bigger things are going to happen. I look forward to getting back up on stage and continuing to produce high quality music for the world’s ears.
As for right now though, I’ve got a promotional thing going on called EnjoyAugust. EnjoyAugust is a celebration of my birthday on the 18th and the end of the summer. During this event I will be releasing 5 new songs that haven’t been released yet, all carrying their own message. EnjoyAugust should be a big kickstart for me before I go back to school in late August. Everyone check out the new stuff, I’ll be posting it all here!
Hey, so i entered a contest on collegeofmusic.com by recording a song to a beat that they made specifically for the contest. There are 3 other kids who entered the contest as well, but frankly I could care less about those kids. Point is, VOTE FOR ME!! You can vote once a day until July 8th and I would really appreciate it if you guys would do just that. The prize is pretty cool, its a bunch of mixtape gear that would be really useful for my first mixtape. Thanks for the support everyonee! VOTE HERE! http://www.college-of-music.com/2012/06/mixtape-contest-voting.html
Currently my basement is being turned into a studio. What I can do with this talent is starting to become a reality to me as this room comes together (and money gets spent). I was able to get all my equipment back up and running tonight and I tested it out with a few freestyles that I’m actually thinking about releasing … even though they aren’t the best; I was just having some fun with it. I know I’ve been saying this over and over but I swear I’m going to get back into this blogging business soon, starting with a picture of my new studio as soon as some more of the construction is done. I’ll be posting pictures and music weekly for the most part and I want to blog every day, but we’ll see how that works out. For now, stay up on my old and my new stuff and download everythingggg off my soundcloud for $FREE.99!! I’m also on twitterr as you can see on the side of this page. I follow back anyone who follows me! Much love. Enjoy Music. bE ODD.
Well, earlier I dropped a new song, my remix to Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye. I wasn’t surprised that it got a bunch of hits quickly because the original song is currently really big on the radio and in the iPods of people worldwide. That man is incredibly talented and I am honored to some degree to be on the same song as him, even though I didn’t actually work along side him. Anyway, I appreciate the support everyone, keep it comin and I’ll keep the music comin! Check out my music videos to Wake Up and Nikes On My Feet Remix and the new song Somebody I Used 2 Know and download anything you like on my soundcloud page for free! Thanks good people! Enjoy Music!
I know, I know, I’ve been slacking with this Tumblr business, but I do have some excuses. Recently I’ve been putting a lot of time and effort into my schoolwork as well as writing, recording and mixing. It’s getting crazy with finals all coming up, but I’m hoping that I’ll be able to focus on this a lot more once I go home for the summer. As far as the music stuff goes, I’ve been making some quality stuff recently, including my newest song “Wake Up.” Wake Up is really meant to tell everyone that I do what I love to do every day simply because I can and I want to. My next project was just finished also, but I haven’t released that track yet. It has the same vibe as Wake Up, with the title Movin Up. Movin Up serves to tell people what stage of my life I’m in right now. Right now I’m “searching for my DK” as someone once said to me. In other words, with every lyric I write, song I record, and idea I have, I’m keeping an open mind and I’m trying to find what is going to make me different from everyone else in this crazy music industry. After my last 2 performances I have really found that music is a huge passion of mine and I find it hard to see my “future DK” not doing music stuff. I’m looking for ways to take this thing that was once a hobby of mine to the next level and try to get my name out there a little more. Studio time, original beats, free CDs, online mixtapes, new equipment? All of the above, and more. This summer is going to be a great one if I use my time effectively and make sure I have my priorities straight. As for right now, enjoy good music and be ODD.
It’s shitty out. It’s been shitty out at day pretty much, switching back and forth between snow and rain … and wind and more snow and rain. I’m convinced that Cortland is a giant wind tunnel … filled with snow and rain also … Anyway, today I freestyled a bunch with some of the boys from gymnastics and it was sickk. I mean I did 99% of the freestyling and they did 99% of the listening. Pretty solid day to say the least. Tomorrow on the other hand is another one of my super physically demanding days when I come home after my last activity class about to fall asleep in my own pool of sweat. I’m sure I’ll figure it out, I have so far. Everything is just so hectic at this time, 2 days before Spring break. Everything has to be rushed and squeezed into a small amount of time, so everyone is in a bit of a state of panic. That being said, I’m just trying to keep my cool and figure things out 1 thing at a time. All work is done for this week, it’s just going to class and packing that are my greatest concerns presently, not too bad. Friday is the big day, though, with my first and only midterm before break. It’s not really a midterm, though; it’s more like a test that happens to fall in the middle of the semester, which makes it easier than a midterm and weighted less than a midterm. Sounds awesome, right? Yeah well if only my teacher wasn’t giving it at 1:50pm when I’m trying to be out of Cortland! Grr. Anyway, once again I’ll make it work somehow. Then I’ll get to sit in a lovely packed Honda Civic for 3+ hours and a Hundai Santa Fe for the last hour of the trip back to Yonkers. Then relaxation (yeah right).
Freedom is near, even though freedom is here
I want to relax but for leaving I won’t cheer
For I like it up here my schedule is my own
Then again not I can play with my new microphone
My feelings are split, I don’t but I do
I would be so legit, if I could stay and go too
… check out some of my stuff, all free downloads … just sayin
The title does not in fact describe my day. My day was incredibly busy, and is just coming to an end now, at 2:00am. Some highlights: met a guy who makes beats, contacted a very talented slam poet to do some work with (going to be epic), and made a beat with my main man Tommy for me to practice freestyling and such fun activities. To me, today was most successful despite the unfortunate turn of events regarding me performing at Open Mic night … you guessed it, I didn’t get the chance to perform. WHATEVER, though. I’ve got plenty of time to rock plenty of stages in my career. Anyway, back to the title of this post. When I thought about how I was feeling right now at 2 am with the knowledge that I have a 9:10am class in a few hours, the first word that came to mind to describe me was lazy. That being said, the next thing I will say will attempt to make my laziness sound productive in some way. Instead of the normal 6 lines in my TTs, I will be leaving you with 2 very inspiring lines (a rhyming couplet, if you will), or 4 lines that aren’t as inspiring … haven’t decided. GO!
My mind can’t hit a shot, it’s running a naked mile a minute
I’ll give this game everything I got, if I say it I probably live it
I realize now that I dated the last TT wrong, that was supposed to be 2/26/12 … but who’s really paying attention anyway. Anyway, successful but physically demanding day. Got a bunch of stuff to do for the rest of the week but I’m confident I’ll get everything done in time (we like to hope). Well, let’s keep us all on task here:
If you ask for a 16 I’ll say man that’s kind of a lot
But I’ll hand you a 24 cuz I’m working over the top
Searchin for perfection, learnin lessons, askin questions
Makin a good impression so I’m destined for success and
Anything I want so listen to how I do it
Mommy said I could do anthing if I put my mind to it
This weekend was a failure to say the least. Friday night consisted of more walking than partying and Saturday night was … different. The only positive I can think of is the finished 5 page paper sitting in my folder for my english class tomorrow. The week to follow, though, is a rewarding one. Only a few assignments due, fun activities scheduled, and a week in Yonkers at the end. With that being said, I say we kick this year’s pre-spring-break-week off with a quality “Tonight’s Thoughts” of 10 lines:
Sometimes I find myself thinking about the future
I see myself as a winner but sometimes the loser
Cuz life is a bitch and a liar and a thief
So when I squeak out a win I take a sigh of relief
I see myself flying, reaching new heights
I see myself trying but losing stupid fights
In the future I’m successful, but I still Keep Progressing
For right now I’m a plain kid, like salad without the dressing
But if there’s one thing I know that to myself I am stressing
All I need is creativity, a power I’m already possessing