My accountability to the code
In 2010 when my 3rd album “Upside of Struggle” was released, I literally went from grooming the release of this album & booking tour dates to instantly booking appointments for Radiation + Chemotherapy and contending with cancer
Realism took root, in the end I came out triumphant but my album went into obscurity. The other day I settled on wanting to shine light on this album, specifically highlighting some of my favorite tracks. My comrade, @memortega smashed out the video for ‘Nothing For La Mente’, featuring model @TheLovelyRosemary , so watch the video, get the single, and expect the next ‘revisit feature’ about ‘Upside Of The Struggle’ soon, along with all that 2018 is bringing.
I was honored to be asked to perform and host for the Desmond Tutu Unity Project. I got the privilege of introducing the brilliant minded and sculptor of music @quincydjones He has brought messages of peace, justice, love and hope with his social activism. Quincy Jones has effected positive change and elevation to our world. Photo by @mikecruzphotography.
I teamed up with some great people to begin fleshing out a book covering 20 years of putting in work for Hip Hop, and how I’ve made it work with a simple plan, finding myself okay being not so rich and famous and loving the upside of struggle from it all.
Recently wrapped up a collaboration with Bootsy Collins & Killola called ‘In My Class” This is a funk track for kids with 100% proceeds going to schools. A special thanks goes out to Jason Rothberg for curating this one a few other great things
Its been over 2 years since our Rottweiler (Matthias) of 11 years passed away, we been struggling on a consensus in the house, after the kids started asking about another dog. After several gathering about it, and seeing a Cane Corse being walked by our house and few other star alignments it happened, his name is Lincoln Atticus Obadiah Thomas.
Charlie calls him, her sweet little alligator because he loves to put everything in his mouth. the term came from a Leo Lionni children’s book.
During the same week of the world series, I put out the ‘Angelitos’ short sleeves, which was a success. I wanna thank everyone who got one. I want to remind everybody there is a whole new capsule release being planned for JMF -Joint Marca Fina / Clothing. I’m currently working with several artist from 4 continents, so expect the capsule release in early 2018.
Mis hermanos no se olviden que @breezewoodlaconnecta ha lanzado su disco llamado (Estrellas Pobres el Camino Real) con el sello Dead Silence Records. Este disco es puro hip hop en español lleno de accion venganza pasion amor derrota y triunfo no se lo pierdan. estaradisponible en itunes y cdbaby.