One of the Dopest Raps You’ve Never Heard

If you smiled all the way through this song, you might be a hip hop head- that is a connoisseur of hip hop music. I would like to pretend I was the first one to discover this if it didn’t already have as many hits, but chances are, you’ve never heard this little number. At least I’ve discovered it for you. This is the quintessential rap and hip hop head’s anthem by a new pair of artists local to me *coughs* that I just heard last night.

Enjoy

Read the latest Facebook only article on (feed on the right) about my new favorite things for more like this. Don’t you love it? C’mon they just said what you’ve been thinking. If song were a little but longer…

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2 Poetry Picks to Inspire (Mira’s Prompt)

Our gifts aren’t only for making a living, they can also get us through life. That’s why I picked one new artist, and one professional as the two poems I picked to share with you. (1) The first is from Jus Biz in the first piece he has written in years, he at once got his mojo back and rediscovered this form of self-expression. (2) The second is from a writer- an up and coming rap artist and amazing story-teller, D Skyyy. Both were challenged to one of Mira’s prompts. Enjoy!

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A Damn to Give New Beyoncé Album

Why should new and independent artists care about Beyoncé’s critically acclaimed surprise album?

If you’re an indie music nerd like me, maybe you cringed a little when you heard about a “mega-famous celebrity and a secret…” and braced for ensuing weirdness before turning away. Relieved to learn as you watched between the fingers covering your face, that it was just another Beyonce album.

Now, whether to release her latest work without fanfare was a clever marketing ploy or just uncertainty in a risk management exercise, is of little concern to many new independent or up-and-coming artists. For any number of reasons, she decided it was important to release her adventurous mash-up of genre-hoping musical styles, regardless of how it would be well-received. Which artist can’t relate to that?

I like Beyoncé as much as the next person. She is a beautiful hard-working artist whose talent is a national treasure– clearly deserving her success. And most of us really appreciate that idea. Still, I heard Beyonce’s name referenced alongside the words “cussin'” and “surprise, and instead of curiosity I was admittedly unmoved to relinquish a damn. Why? Well, same as you, it’s not exactly what I have been waiting for either. But it is here, and true-to-form, she does try (valiantly, I might add) to make it good, and history says it will only get better after the one millionth listen. More importantly, and for one bright shiny damn…

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New Music Artist Poetry Challenge – Schooled

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New Music, Artist, Poetry, Challenge – Schooled 

This one is called “Schooled”. It’s Back-to-School time for kids down here. With just few days of Summer winding down and the school year beginning, the teachers will have their hands full in just a couple more weeks, but for now, the kids still run this town. And that energy is what I wanna see so…

Show Me:

  • Beauty in the Basics
  • Brand New
  • Powerful Youth

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    picture of ellesmere port specialist school of performing arts schoolbus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  • Education (any interpretation)
  • School Bus Yellow
  • Primary Colors
  • Young Nerds and/or Geeks

Here’s your chance to get in on a  Challenge from the beginning, and this is my favorite one! See the Background info at the end of this post. But this is the New Artist Challenge where you help us discover new music, poetry, and art. I’m ready to hear and review something new. This time, there’s no caveat, I will write a review of at least one and possibly scale that number as needed. I understand that some  don’t like starting in the middle and catching up, so this is great opportunity for you too. Let’s find and review the next great music.

There are several important changes as a result of accommodations to accept all types of artists- including tasteful art rated above R or Explicit.

How to Submit for Review?

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Interact with Me Tonight 8 PM CST

I’m here Honey c’mon in, and grab a sweet tea. What do you think about the question?

*don’t forget to hit refresh to see the updates as you’re following along

Tonight’s Question …is for artists of all disciplines

Q. Does your art imitate life, or is does life seem to be imitating art? For the 3rd time in a week, I’ve written a seemingly random work only to learn that a public and related thing had just occurred. Has that ever happened to you? Why do you think so?

Sweet Iced Tea

Sweet Iced Tea (Photo credit: Godverbs)

Join me for *My PICKS*- my favorite things of the week, Poem 10, challenge update status, and more when I start writing at 8pm CST.

Meanwhile, “Like” and check in at http://facebook.com/lovemekanism/ where I’ll be posting upcoming events and happenings for friends of the project. Let me know if I missed something!

Thanks!!

I had such a difficult time last week that I decided to start early! And I am so glad I did that. This week was absolutely amazing because I found so much great work. I have been sharing it everywhere. I’ve been inundated with inspiration, so I’m tinkering with another little blog where I can put the stuff that doesn’t fit neatly here (called I Love Mekanism – More Love, for now).

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Lord Hammercy, Billy! It’s Been 50 Posts!

Unlikely Music Review as Poetry: New Song By Billy Lord was the very first post here. With permission, I reviewed his newly penned song, Lone Star, as a poetic work. Thanks Billy! These lyrics and his inspiring story helped sparked interests in discovering new artists, new music, and great song content. I urge you to read through the comments for a few of those sentiments. Many asked, “Where can I find out more about Billy Lord and his music?”-wanting to also discover a musical gem. This song gave rise to the New Artist Challenge to discover more new music and now a related series that begins Sunday here on Interact with Me a 8:30pm CST.

And for Billy Lord, on the heels of his recent performance at Independence Park in Bristol, Rhode Island, as part of a 4th of July concert series, now he’s working on new music for his upcoming album, National Anthem, and preparing for an upcoming performance of his critically acclaimed songs from his début album, American Music available on billylordmusic.com at the EOTM Awards on August 2, 2013. For more information about Billy’s upcoming events, appearances, and performances, follow him on facebook, instagram, and twitter: billylordmusic. Now, go find and support some new music!


Thank you for celebrating with me tonight -lovemeka

I also recommend the following new artists:

  1. Femke
  2. Chyno Soul
  3. Tess Henley

3 New Changes at Love Mekanism Project

I should say “changes really soon”. More love!!! That’s for sure… I’m still grasping that I’m not alone in here. Your patience and presence feels absolutely amazing. Of course… I did redecorate that one time…but I came up with a few ways to make things more comfortable and easily navigable for you without compromising the integrity of the project:

1) Open and Unedited: You will find a link or tab or menu to make it easier to differentiate works that are currently open and/or unedited. No one asked, but I’m just tryna help 🙂 that way at least you know when I’m working or if I have abandoned a project. Let’s see how that goes.

2) Schedule. For the regular ‘series’ posts and the one new upcoming series, I will post a schedule and try that out, so look for it! Got my fingers crossed, and we’ll see if that works too… It might help if they occur less randomly. It always surprises me who looks forward to what, but I’m just glad you’re reading and benefit. Thank you!

3) Challenge details. More details, rules that I kept in mind, and support related to Challenges. I understand that some are coming later and want to complete the ones I have on their own. Also the New Artist Challenge is becoming a series instead of a sporadic event! <–so excited about that

 

Love for Arts

Love for Arts (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Comment below or email by clicking About Love Mekanism Project menu button (completing “About Love Mekanism” project menu button– that’s my next project 🙂

Oh yeah… When??? I’m giving myself until Updated: 7/20/13, so look for them.

If you have comments or questions related to these changes, please use the form at About Love Mekanism (completing that section’s gonna be my next project) or you can also send a message on facebook.

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Act Out “What’s Clearly Bothering Me” Monologue

New Challenge!! This one should be especially fun if you have you ever wanted to be an actor, write a screenplay, have a one-person show, or just challenge yourself like me. If you are like me, either you just clicked off of this, or haven’t gotten around to it ’cause you paused to wonder whether “blog incontinence” is such a thing. Either way, this challenge is for you….mmmkaaaay “us”.

Challenge Details

1) I will give me 5 days in keeping with the original challenge. That’s due Wednesday, the 10th at 10:00 p.m. CST

2) Record and post an original video of yourself bringing the drama to my monologue,  “What’s Clearly Bothering Me”

3) You may share a link to your video on this post, so I know where to watch and subscribe

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What’s Clearly Bothering Me v 3.something

It’s never really about the thing; is it? -lovemeka

What’s Clearly Bothering Me: A Monologue

Hurt, lonely, and confused. And all you can say is “they’re just jealous” or “that it just says something about them and not you”. Ok. Thank you for the advice, and next time I’ll give them some variation of “I’m rubber; you’re glue”, Ok?

You know what? It actually still hurts, because.. beecaaause. And you could’ve tried with your little advice. I am hurting here. My eyes are still dry because I can’t cry anymore; there are no more tears left for you…it. There are no more tears left for it. It’s

…just that I was born like this; its not something I did, but you have that- which I have desired with tears through fatigue…in fatigues, in the rain, through the horror, illness, and hurt in holding onto the thread hope that I might have a chance– to even pay all gained through it– wealth, health, all the talent I have, and every 60 seconds of my time– sometimes risking my very life to obtain what amounts to nothing of value to my being. After all, what is anything worth if I cannot be you… be with you… Well……not be..that’s silly….”have” that you “have”?

That… is all I have so desperately longed for to have “that” thing with “them” the way I just know it is– much easier and no significant issues compared to mine, I imagine. Just look at you. And here I am.. again disappointed as I expected ’em to be more considerate of those of us with lesser favor. And you are singing, dancing, and twirling the hills and flowery fields of the promised land of my dreams… your dreams.

Oh yes, I know the circumstance– ’cause it is similar to the plans of my own destiny endowed by Him, Himself. Yet, for a lowly me, you can’t conjure a more thoughtful, meaningful response?

I am intimately knowledgeable of the magnificence of your conditions…the condition.

But you can’t take a single break in your never-ending angelic chorus of life to help tend the thing that’s CLEARLY bothering me!

…and next time that’s what I’mma tell ’em

Ha!! I hope you enjoyed this monologue as much as I enjoyed writing it! Watch for the edits. Thank you so much for reading and supporting me through this time.

-lovemeka

New Artists and Free Verse Independence Day

New Artists and Free Verse Independence Day. This challenge provides an opportunity for newly inspired artists or anyone who wants to share or try out experimental music, poetry, or art, can feel free to share their own at http://lovemekanism.org today, Independence Day, July 4, 2013

-lovemeka