A Note On: Why I Practice All Art Skills to Ensure I live a Life I Can Stand

I am really absolutely grateful for the things I have and I’m ready to accept the things I need to get what I want

We go again,

I been thinking about a plethora of things. When I think about what I have now and the abilities I possess I just want to start with gratitude.

I know who I was way back when, when it came to potential I was full when it came to skill I was one dimensional it was a struggle to even play the cards I was dealt. In my darkest time and breaking away into what was a spinning of a chrysalis, I learned my second skill and around this time I came to the understanding…

There’s was nothing in this world where I don’t have the rudiment

With that my cards opened up in business and artistically it was decided for me that who I was going to be was a man who moulded all this potential energy into something. People would tell me I have it and I wasn’t ready to accept it, sometimes I’m still in the ‘why me’ and at other moments I program to understand – of course it’s me- with that I engage with the infinite.

It’s not really my style to pat myself on the back or to openly express my gratitude for something I’m discovering is innate -making this a Note.

I just know that there’s someone out there who is thought of as being full of this thing called potential. I want to just say to that person to try something, like really try create something, discover a skill, practice it, and see if you can multiply that throughout all the things you love. More so if it’s something you hate, getting great at something you don’t like may sound counter productive but if it’s an essential skill around the working life you manifest to potential to work around anything.

How I understand it now is getting good is easy, it’s never about the thing it’s about the process. If there’s a process then the only thing next is the repetitions and in being Great it’s all about the people who can do the most repetitions the fastest.

Engaging that and applying that will turn your world into a haven you can stand to see.

Whatever Moves Your Dial

Damilare. Not Your Typical

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A Dialogue on: The Air Force 1 — FOUR peak reasons Nikes Legacy is cemented with the Uptown’s

We go again,

The Air Force 1 is something I always wanted but didn’t know why since I was a kid. The influence black culture gave the AF1 and soon hip hop would match the shell toe in the air with Run DMC.

How I heard about the AF1 is my cousins in New York. They were about it, and said Air Force One was the flyest. At my first opportunity to shop for myself I got a black pair of AF1 with the gold trim to match my tracksuit. Was the first time I ever saw girls look at me different I was 12 years old I felt so mature then, like I discovered something for the first time, something no one else knew.

Cultural induction into Hip Hop

The reason for the feeling of greatness came years before that. Black culture in New York City was buzzing as you find terrible conditions you have people finding creative way to make it out. It’s the story of all generations, the best entrepreneurs come out of there, this is ’94 Harlem Ready to Die was about to drop, Post Alpo. A place of Go getters, hustlers, and the culture of hip hop, the most notable and cementer of the Iconic Shoe in Hip Hop was Nelly – Air Force Ones the greatest ad never paid for; The cultural currency this song held was like no other, it wasn’t just something for the streets it was now Hip Hops Sneaker and NOTHING has been able to replicate the effect of the song.

All whites

The summertime spectres/Casper’s/ Cocaine White’s. Sporting these meant you knew what you were doing you checked the weather and you knew no one would disrespect them by scoffing them; You were the man and these were a representation of such; You were brave; and you knew who you were.

Customs

These pearly criss whites were a reflection of great poise. Patent leather soon transformed into a canvas for those who would make the pair they owned individual so much so that there is an industry of people that clean customise and curate these sneakers. Retail price starting at £200 it is really lucrative for anyone that can circle the market for curating customs.

Curator Collaborations

The market for custom curation is so huge that Nike was losing so much money on resell and so forth they had to become a player in the market upping the number of collaborations they do almost ten fold in the past 3/4 years since the inception of AF1 they have had major collaborators with just the curation alone of the AF1 let alone the rest of The Air series or Jordan. Nike was no longer a place that collaborated with only “elite athletes” they inject themselves further into the narrative of streetwear by creating collaborations with other fashion influencers and houses.

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A note: my may is what it is – come what, come may weather

we still go on,

This May was supposed to be one of consistent high level work compared to other months, but the shame of it all is that it wasn’t… I write this on the 19th these past 20 days have been something but not what I wanted. I have existed in a state of perpetual torment by my body and by my goals even today I fight for the right to work to achieve my goals mentally and physically.

This is what I have learned all that planning and preparation I donate come to this time was something else compared to the living, April was me doing my best with what I had, May was meant to be doing my best with what I knew not knowing the exterior forces I would have to combat; monetarily and reality.

The games we play are consistent and forward moving, but setting a goal that can’t move because the reality of the situation is so apparent we have to understand that what we want in the time we want it is experimental and not reality. What you want to experience simulated is not what you are made to experience with all the world forces around you.

Theres a codex in the Note above. The context is removed so the content is built for you to put yourself in the understanding. ou want to have a super star month because you’ve been feeling the momentum and forward moving nature of what you’re doing. Get prepared to get Punched in the face… I you really want it punches don’t matter I’ve been hit enough to know what my feeling and experience of the time is only temporary; I am writing this not to share that information in the midst of all I need to do and whatever I do an understanding that those who care about what they have to say feel differently about the things that happen to them.

Whatever Moves Your Dial

Damilare. Not Your Typical

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