Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Actions speak louder than words...

Every since I heard Jill Scott "He Loves Me" I knew that I wanted to feel this way about someone. Its a great song but the answer is does she/he love you back? Actions will always over rule what a person is saying. When you care of about someone you show it. You do for them unselfishly and you may go lacking to make sure that person have. Actions will motivate others to give you that same love and kindness back to them and to others. LOVE... I Love it! Love with ACTIONS is priceless!

Monday, December 13, 2010

For ladies who have natural hair!

I love these youtube natural hair blogs... I look at these as a reference when I am wearing my natural hair out. These two ladies take you step by step through different natural hairstyles. To find them on youtube search their names.

I love these chicks youtube pages.

They also have great information on good hair care products as well... happy styling!

Snow Day... REALLY?

It is so funny to me that in the beautiful city that I live in that everyone is afraid of snow. Grant it that we do not get snow often and on a few occassions the snow has gotten ridiculous but not this weekend. I know a place were more than 20 twenty people called in out of work because of the two inches of snow that the city had. Im sorry but I refuse to beleive that all of those people lived on a hill... lol. That is the main excuse that most people like to use here when they can't make it to work. Now, I really do live on a hill so I made the executive decision last night when I got home to park at the bottom of the hill. Here is an example of how light of snow we had about the time morning came.
Now do you think I was gonna miss work for this... NOPE! I will say that in some places there was more ice on the ground than others. I hope everyone enjoyed there snow day and my good people use those call in days for when you really need them.

Im feeling really expressive... lol

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Im Beaming/ Im Dreaming Remix!

Jus Sleep just sent me this link and I feel compelled to share this with the world. There come a point when you have a natural connection with someone and that person naturally connects you to someone else. It is funny because when I first heard the concept of 6 degrees of separation I did not really understand it until I really got involved in the music industry. Jus Sleep never ceases to amaze with his lyrical and now his mixing abilities. Nori meets Jus Sleep (or as I call him Sleep-pe) who introduces me to a artist from Chicago by the name of Lupe Fiasco through his music. Fast forward, I find myself sitting across from Lupe Fiasco face to face telling him all about my friend Jus Sleep aka Sleep-pe! Music is Life is a culture.... This is what Jussleep sent me on twitter!

RT @JusSleep: LISTEN, DOWNLOAD...My version of Lupe's- I'm Beaming called He's Dreaming

You can also cut and paste this link:

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sumthan Vicious

I sat down recently with the group to discuss the state of their music and why they feel they are the group that got next. Dustin T. is definitely the most outspoken of the two while Mike C. is the more chilled out one. As I talked to them I noticed how Dustin sat up and was very animated while Mike was cool and a bit more calculated. It is always fun to meet the people behind the music because they are never what you expect them to be. When I looked at Dustin I was like I know he not singing... but surprising he was very proud of his voice and his music. These cats met each by battle rapping and singing in Highland Park or as we call it in Chatt-Town (HP) years ago.Once they formed the group they knew that did not want to be fantasy rappers. "There is nothing wrong with saying you have never had nothing as long as you want something", Dustin said to me and I could not agree more. They have been doing shows around the city and they believe in performing their own music and told me they would rather do an album than a mixtape and jack beats. I found this very interesting because most artist use mixtapes as a launching pad and these dudes decided to go another route. I think originality is all good when people want to hear what you have to say. Then again that is the beauty of music make people want to listen to what you have to say. With that being said lets see what they talking about in their music.


Hmmm this was definitely not what I expected. This song almost sound like techno music. I would say that in the long run music like this has more of a chance of crossing over. It is good for all people. It makes you want to move. I like the singing and I could get into this track.


From the time this track started I could tell it was more hood than the last record. It is cool and I think they have a sound here in the city that is very recognizable. They could do somethings with there music if they really stay on it. I would recommend getting their music mixed and mastered better and working on their image but they are Sumthan vicious indeed. I will say that this is not just a stand out record but good just to get out to people none the less. These fellas are doing their thing and performing making a name for themselves. They are from humble beginnings and when they blow big will not forget where they come from.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Get a feature from Legendary rapper Project Pat on a track!

I know that a lot of you local artist hit me up asking me to plug you with a big name artist. My friend Project Pat called me and told he heard Chatt is working with a lot of great talent and that he wanted to do some collaborating here in the city. I need to know who is interested in this great opportunity. I need you to hit me up ASAP so that I can give you his contact information. This is only for serious artist who want to take there music to the next level with a feature from Hip-Hop veteran Project Pat.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Resolution... NOT!!! Just Keep Moving Forward

To have.... or not to have a new years resolution! I personally, do not make New Years resolutions anymore. I used to make them but they were things I knew in the back of my mind I was not going to do... EXAMPLE. I would say, oh this year I am going to work out. Oh this year I am going to make X amount of dollars. Yes, I can do these things but realistically I did not have a plan or strategy of how I would do all these things. This year I do have a plan and I have a visual for that plan. It is amazing to experience and live in my maturity. I have grown up! I mean I have really started to learn who I am and what I like and what I want. Most importantly I am learning to be still and listen to quiet voice of God. The father has truly moved in my life and I have seen him also move the hearts of man. I know what I want going forward in 2010 and I am going to get it. I am moving my show in a new direction in this New Year as well as the content of this blog. I will still highlight and showcase new artists but there will be a lot more versitiliy in the content. I will be more open with you about my life and about what I see on a day to day basis. I will also quit trying to be so soft when it comes to letting these artist know what I like and dont like about there music. Trust me this industry is much more than good music and as I grow and learn I will share with you. I guess you can call this the introduction for the New Year. I will also post weekly on this blog make sure to check back and see whats next...just know that I will and I encourage you to just keep moving forward. Failures are the stepping stones to success :-)

Love u with all of me!
Nori Nori