Archive | March, 2012

ForthelooveeofMusic Presents: The Release: 1st Edition. Poet Jakia Fareed. @KiSS_MYAVATAR

26 Mar

The first ever Release will come from a mama from my home away from home, Winston-Salem.  Jakia Fareed is a close friend of mine whom i’ve always known to be insightful and a deep thinker.  However, I didn’t realize she was poetic too.  I absolutely love finding out new things about folk around me. especially when it ends in poetry.

Jakia is our first submitter  to The Release & she sets the bar pretty high.  She writes:

 Yesterday’s tomorrow
The sweet smell of honeydew
Oh how I miss yu.
The hues of the sunset remind me of yu.
Thick fog surrounds the trees
and the gentle morning breeze rekindles my memories.
Joy cometh in the morning but my nights are so hard
Grandmother I need yu
ill come where there art.
Today is a better day
Better than my yesterday’s
but not as promising as my tomorrow’s.
Jakia says “Although my grandmother hasn’t passed, I know it’s almost her time. This inspired me to write.”
That’s heavy, right? accepting that death is natural and apart of life is very difficult with people that we love.  I commend Jakia for being so brave and taking this issue head on.
Words can’t express how much i apprecite you for sharing, Jakia! I love you.
y’all make sure to follow her on Twitter  at: @KiSS_MYAVATAR

Forthelooveeofmusic Presents: THE RELEASE.

23 Mar

To spice up to Forthelooveeofmusic, i’ll be adding a weekly update called ‘The Release.”

The Release will be an opportunity individuals to submit poetry, spoken word, stories, music, art etc. etc. etc. to my blog for… well you guessed it, a release. Art is therapeutic. I just want other individuals to be healed by random acts of creativity like I am everyday.

I encourage YOU to submit to The Release. you will have an opportunity to do so anonymously or under your name. There are no guidelines… just what ever helps you to release. the response to The Release will determine how frequently we’ll post. As of now, expect The Release every Saturday evening.

you can submit to The Release via

i’m excited to see where this goes…

i love y’all.

MUSIC: Children of the Night– “Kids from QUEENS”

23 Mar


i’ll admit, after a first impression of Children of the Night, I had kinda written them off as another rap group.  But this track has definitely changed my mind. love this joint and I look forward to hearing more from them.

MUSIC: Swizz Beatz– “Street Knock” ft. A$AP Rocky

23 Mar

off Mr. Beatz forthcoming Limitless Mixtape. catchy.

DOWNLOAD: Swizz Beatz – Street Knock f. A$AP Rocky (prod. araabMUZIK)

MUSIC: Kirko Bangz “Drank In My Cup” (Remix) ft. J. Cole

23 Mar

Cole only makes it betteeeeer. listen & download below.

DOWNLOAD: Kirko Bangz ft. J Cole– Drank In My Cup Remix

VIDEO: Ryan Leslie “5 Minute Freshen Up”

22 Mar


found on Ryan’s upcoming Les Is More. yess-suh.

VIDEO: David Banner– “Believe” ft. Big K.R.I.T

22 Mar