Articles Archive for February 2010
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I just put out a facebook note that explains it all. Check it out here: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?saved&&suggest¬e_id=381588385608
A few weeks ago an old percussionist friend of mine put up a new video up of himself drumming and it kind of took me back, so for this post I want to show you some videos to share that whole experience.
I used to drum A LOT back in the day, and I learned a lot from that experience. Like I said in an older blog post a few years ago:
…taking my percussion thing seriously was the first major goal I ever set (and achieved) for myself and – after …
Black History, Classics, Psychology, Uncategorized »
Harmonics: “On My Way” off the Reflection Eternal LP…
The following is a transcription from part of the “Recommended Scrolls” presentation El & I gave last November.
“So my conclusion that I came to was Moorish Heritage, or essentially, medieval Black History outside the continent of Africa. Basically the claim is (the very factual supported, historically logical claim is) that the majority of African -Americans in the U.S. today are in actuality NATIVE AMERICANS. Black people have an ancient connection to this land mass, and so if you think about it, the …
Audio Content, Classics, Videos »
I always do my best to find soothing, relaxing, or just interesting background music for my work (videos, rhymes, blogposts, etc.) – music that either puts the listener in more of a meditative state or something they can just vibe out to.
So when I got a facebook message the other day asking where to find all this stuff, I figured the brother asking wasn’t the only one wondering, so here it is:
——— ON THE HIP-HOP SIDE ———
For more of the uptempo, jazzy stuff, just do YouTube searches for the following…these …
Here’s a resurrection of an old blog post called Knowledge Build: The Science of Being Great pt. 3 – it’s part of a book review series I did a few years back.
From time to time I’ll do “revivals” or “resurrections” like this, where I’ll go back over something I wrote years ago to revisit the topic and keep things up to date.
Back in the day, I used the term “Knowledge Build,” but it’s really the same thing as Recommended Scrolls: reviewing some of the most powerful literature I’ve come …
Classics, News, Uncategorized »
I’ll be taking the next couple of days off to spend time with family and reflect on things. Since Fridays are usually a black history post, the next one when I return will be called “A Legacy of Black Intelligence pt. 3: On The So-Called ‘African-American’,” where I’ll build on Moorish ancestry.
For now, check out this archive – it’s a collection of some of the doper blogposts over the last few months.
NOTE: I’ve been having some issues with paypal recently, so DO NOT ORDER THE BOOK UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE …
I’ve been getting A LOT of questions lately about recommended reading…especially since I did that last video: people are looking for good research material on meditation, self-confidence, metaphysics, health and positive living in general.
So if you haven’t already, listen to this:
It’s Recommended Scrolls Session 1 – an audio interview of me and El building on some of our favorites. I’ll make a blog post covering all of sessions later on, but this one came out pretty good, so take a second to check it out now.
Here’s a slideshow of …
Classics, Motivation, Uncategorized »
Harmonics: See the “More Science” section below…
————————— 1 —————————Think about (and if you like, write down) what confidence means to you. What do confident people do that unconfident people do not? What would you do differently if you were confident?
For instance, maybe you would find it easier to speak up for yourself, show your emotions, meet new people or (in the case of a male) approach women.
————————— 2 —————————Write down three beliefs you hold about yourself which could be limiting your confidence.
Now, think of three beliefs you would rather have…beliefs …
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Harmonics: “Liberation” (that old Outkast joint on Aquemini)
“As a samurai, I must strengthen my character;
As a human being, I must perfect my spirit.”
~ The Sword of No-Sword, Life of the Master Warrior Tesshu
by John Stevens
Inazo Nitobe, author of the book Bushido: The Soul of Japan, defines these samurai ethics as “military knight-ways: the ways which fighting nobles should observe in their daily life as well as in their vocation…in a word, the precepts of knighthood.”
Let’s build on them (click the images to zoom in):
I: GI (Right Action, Duty)
It’s a little …