Poem 48: Like J Cole

Can we talk about Isis and Osiris
Capitalism? What life is
Love philosophically
How it’s the cure for everything

Or we can talk about Yeshua
You’re a
Beautiful soul like J Cole
Yes you are

Let the truth be told of old pharaohs
Do you believe life after death?
Or the energy dissolves
Til there’s nothing left

I’ll push your hips when it’s too deep

So you can see me
Feel what you’re saying
Taste the meaning
Traced lips while your speaking

About being hated
For being the one who made it
Why the federal reserve is outdated
Why it’s illegal to get faded

How we made it- thank Yeshua
For a
Beautiful soul like J Cole
Yes you are

Photo credit: J Cole at Soul Kitchen in Mobile, AL 2014 Forrest Hills Drive Tour. Instagram by @djudge04

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Music: Everything is Everything

I wrote a poetry piece after Trayvon Martin was murdered for those who were grieving him. This time, after Michael Brown’s murder, I didn’t write anything. Maybe I will one day. Now, nothing good could come from my own words. So enjoy this record entitled Everything is Everything by my favorite rap goddess ever Lauryn Hill, instead

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Everything is Everything

Love,

Meka
❤️

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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…

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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My Fav Halloween Story in 1 Minute

There is a really cool Halloween story about a little man being chased in the dark of night in his own neighborhood by his giant creepy nemesis. Desperate and in fear for his life, he got the courage to fight back.

Must’ve taken every ounce he could muster from his small frame to fight his way to escape. He believed that the bloody scene meant that he had triumphed against the foe who haunted him….at first

Follow the link to hear the story ending’s interesting twist. Enjoy! Happy Halloween

Excerpt from “My Mind is Playing Tricks on Me” performed by Bushwick Bill

Four Love Mekanism Artist *PICKS*

Listening, admiring, and creating new art are a great escape. Here are this week’s picks and finds from the community. 

Challenge Details

  1. Wave your flag at me so I can see what you are listening to by commenting or pinging where we can visit to see your picks
  2. If I happen to see any or any is sent to me that I’d like to share, I’ll post it here.
  3. Enjoy and let’s do this again Thursday– tentatively per the schedule!

This Week’s Community *PICKS*

1. Picked from twitter @lovemekanism Click the title link below to hear the poem

Distance in Words, by Solace the Writer

From the album, Fear of Mics
“How can you lose something you never owned? By thinking you own it.” -Solace, the Writer

2. Picked from Instagram/lovemekanism

These are the beautiful, and alive with energy. I could barely post these for staring at them. Don’t you love these?

Beautiful image by #tristanneaton shared by Yiannis Bellis http://yiannisbellis.com/

Amazing work by Yiannis Bellis http://yiannisbellis.com/

3. Picked from facebook/lovemekanism

Like Damn, TriiipleBBB featuring Bates

Everything in the world wanted me to have this little club song- in the spirit of First Date: Poem 14. This one’s meticulously produced; the artist dances with a sexy subject matter without going too far. Nice one!

4. Seen on Permanent Days Unmoving – (good, clean…easy-reading blog by the way). I liked it a lot.

2,3 Clear by Senser

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Let it Go to Your Head

You’re perfectly beautiful to me.

Princess?

You’re already a queen.

Before you could walk, your crawl

Stood tall and your eyes

walked a man like a dog

The earth resolved

to turn and revolve

The bright shiny light you brought

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Aus-oooome Lovin’ …and on to the Next

Tiiiiiide Honey!! I finally finished the Challenge, and it was the most fun. I have already picked one to review, and I will continue reviewing all received by the deadline for possible others.

Practice

It’s true that practice makes…. well, not too shabby because this was awesome, Honey! I happened upon some cool stuff and was given others. This time I even engaged some of y’all, and I’m proud for that ( I. would. have. Neeeever *fanning). I accepted a couple of inbox submissions, and that used to make me nervous – that and Facebook “Pokes” O_o Lol… no I was honored and proud for them too. And ya know what? They were pretty good too! Speaking of honor…

Loooved being Nominated

Loooved being Nominated


Versatile Blogger Award

Check out the Aus-oooooome greeting on the About page from new mate of the Project, Whimsical Eclecticist nominating Love Mekanism for the Versatile Blogger Award. Whimsical Eclectist is a witty yet inviting blog, and he pulls off the delicate balance charmingly. Thank you so much, Honey for the nod. He’s the cutest lil’ thing (if I were a bona fide cougar cub, I wouldn’t let slip that he says he’s single too… ladies 😉 Ha!

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Show Your Stuff

I know for sure that I’m at least as awe-struck by the talents people hide away, as they are by mine. Artistic expression of many types are now casualties as we’ve come to value what’s most profitable- quantifiable, measurable in the short-term. Well how valuable is sanity? Love? or Life? All undeniably value-able to us and difficult, if not impossible to accurately measure. What a foolish thing to have ever believed such. Yet there’s an undeniable and equally deranged beauty that lies in our respect for this freedom of ignorance. Knowing this, why then have we so readily cast our gifts aside as if its only benefits are directly related to profit (…and usually someone else’s, but I undress)? Sing, dance, show your stuff, my Love, so you feel free and the world might see its value beyond money.

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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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  • 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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