Its 2am as I post this but here is the jist: During the last weeks of July and the first week of August I had the great pleasure of touring with two of my favorite people in the world. The summer was looking good as we rolled into July and I awaited what would be known as the best time ever.
What started as an accidental journey to Texas with my brother DJ Halo, ended up being one of the best rap vacations of my life. I met so many wonderful people down there and solidified some sense of purpose in my rap music. I am forever grateful for the opportunities I was presented with during the trip. I already miss Austin and my friends who are still down there. Here is my recount of
the last week of my life. March.
I have been meaning to write this post since the night I saw The Lorax in theaters in March. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss is a tale of conservation of our natural resources, specifically the forest, presented in a tale from a character called the Once-ler, who is supposed to represent industry, shares with a boy just how the world became such a desolate place. As someone who considers themselves environmental friendly in most aspects (I don’t own a car, I ride my bicycle) I found this story appealing as a youngster, and still do to this date. So when I saw that Dr. Seuss (his trust) had allowed the world to create a movie version of The Lorax, I was excited to see it! It turned out to be a long drawn out movie pushing a fluff image and down playing the environmental aspects of the story. It drove me to write this article.
This is my bicycle (please don’t steal it), It has been my only form of transportation since November of last year. That was the time my car died and I just couldn’t afford to fix it anymore. I was scared to death of not owning a vehicle, considering I had owned a car in some form or another since I was 16. I came from Fall River, which doesn’t have a good form of public transportation and anything of worth to visit, so as a teenager you have to drive somewhere else. I just wasn’t sure I would last without a car, I mean what would I do for touring and shows?!?!?! I decided to test myself on this one and see if I could go a year.
Over the last few years I have grown to this idea that less is more, that the downsizing of my space and clutter is good for myself, and my environment. I used to be obsessed with collecting whatever I could get my hands on, but lately I am selling my possessions off and living with what I need. I’ve learned quite a bit about myself during this process.
This is my friend Kenn. he is one of the biggest supporters of the Boston local rap scene that I know about, I am almost willing to bet that if you have been to a show in the last 2 years around Boston, you have seen/spoke to/met Kenn. He has been trying to help everyone in the area for quite sometime and that’s why he recently started a charity with a mutual friend (Katrina) called Starving Raptors. But lets start at the beginning of my relationship with Kenn.