Black Renaissance: Future History #PrimeNYT

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I am of the pure belief that our generation is creating history. Why does everything feels so new and so fresh? My thesis for this is because we are the first ones of a breed who are able to read, simply this is the first time an abundance of black youth have been able to read and this number is only going to expand exponentially.

We also have the luxury of time and space to build our own authority with new platforms and democracy of information we’re able to create ecosystems for us to succeed in the economy. I also believe we are inventing a new road of scaling through the ranks and for the few chosen and initiated they are uplifted by their ecosystem making their light shine brighter.

It’s not further than the generation prior where these peoples parents did not read or have the average college education. So this is really a prosperous and luxurious time. Much of what I see in the future is the understanding that whatever we do now will have direct ramifications to our grand-youth. That youth will look back to this time and see all the positive things we do and wish they were around during this time, we are approaching the golden age; the twenties will be the start and defining time.

With this black history month I want to shine light on a lot of my peers who live in their own ecosystem or are takin advantage of the time, much of my character is I only need to see it once and I’m going to give you a little under 20 examples of black people thriving within and without the current system/ made their own ecosystem/ taking advantage of all the pro black sentiment going on.

I see us reaching a convergence very soon and the singularity will be culture uplifting. Being the beacon of excellence in the Renaissance of youth that will be our thirties in the twenties. The twenties will be a very real time for us and I’m takin a bet on the positive, overlooking all the negative and taking in everything good about us starting with these brands and businesses which are only a few of hundreds and are really only centred around US UK diaspora. This Renaissance is not exclusive to this area this Renaissance is worldwide I see amazing things happening in Nigeria and Ghana as well as South Africa/ Zim area. All of which will be spoken about.

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Black Renaissance 2 #PrimeNYT

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I have been preaching the Renaissance for an extraordinary amount of time now. This period where black people have the power to create more and articulate our feelings.

We’re in a time where black people are the most educated and literate (in the English language & educational system ) we have ever been in this post slavery era. I’m of the belief that kids in 100 years will look back at this time and truly wish they were born now so they can live through what we’re doing and making with their own eyes. Who knows maybe technology will be invented so someone can do that in 100 year.

For now we live in the great distribution the age where information is shared at light speed through time and space in a network that is connecting us and allowing us to mobilise ourselves.

In this great age where information is so openly, I found this void that made me scared angry and shift how I move all at once. I was shown the lack of black history written by black hands for the past 400 years. Not just in America where it was restricted, I researched major parts of Africa and India to discover a lack of history that wasn’t verified by white sources; see what I noticed is something very coded & I have this incredibly visceral need to be wrong. I noticed black history is not well documented to the level of any other history prior to 1960.

What does this mean in the age of the great distribution? Black history is being made today. Quite a very, literal and practical practice of diligence and tact is needed in this day and age of the portrayal of the black image it must be defended, held to the highest standard and pushed forward with purpose.

Something I discovered in my research of Nigeria is that we own nothing. Not even our name is ours, Nigeria and Lagos are Portuguese words so I am invoking my coloniser every time I say I am from this land.

The contract that is made by English speakers in the west is you know exactly where I am talking about when I call myself a black, Nigerian it is saying you know where I am from and the history attached. But what happens when this history is not history it’s arbitrage created by someone who wanted power over you and as you invoke names that aren’t of your original tongue you are keeping that thought alive day by day. (This is with no sauce, the psychology of self talk and epigenetics & Stockholm syndrome is well documented) this game is wider than the scope of my vision and I feel we are going to need some time during this post slavery era.

When I said we are making BLACK HISTORY it was no stretch of the imagination black history and the black word and black power and black dignity is younger than my grandparents. Those of us whom are called millennials have the luxury of being far enough away our psyche grew differently but close enough to not repeat the mistakes of the past.

I see the light the light in all of us gaining favour in our respected industry and Doug great works; artist being able to show off their true abilities; making something totally new because it’s necessary. It’s necessary, the good work that is done for the next 40 years is necessary and it needs millennials to guide it with our greatness. Before we pass the baton we need this following 40 years to be filled with the dignity of the civil rights activists and the excellence of the elite working class.

I am ready for all the greatness ready to come to the way of us that attract it to us and those of us that tear it from those who stole our past

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NYT Style: How to Shop When You’re New #PrimeNYT

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I seen not only my influence but people round me coming into their own when it comes to style I push the boundaries a lot super far out to be honest with you and the space below that people like to explore

So here’s a couple tips for when you’re new to the overwhelming nature of online shopping.

If My style philosophy is finding yourself this is finding your clothes.

Your first outfit

So many people know that feeling of the first outfit when they pair a top and bottoms or match their hat or hood with their sneakers and that feeling of successfully overcoming that hurdle.

That’s what you want to do match your top to your bottoms or to your creps. Do that and you will see the fate in-front of you.

That being said matching and coordinating is pre style fundamentals which will come next.

Shop by style, then fit

What you want to do next is pick a pattern or colour block, what that means is you look at the colours or print or pattern of the top or bottoms and coordinate them.

If you got a flowery shirt look at the colour of the flower shirt then pick one of those colours and after find a bottoms with that colour it’s the same thing if it’s a stripe top or print

If there’s pink on the top match that pink with your creps

The fit

Now you got colour blocking and matching the next thing you want to do is look for a fit, so do you want a muscle fit, something oversized or regular fit are your jeans skinny or slim.

At this point when you’re matching the fit is to add emphasis to your body or match your location. If you’re allowed to be comfortable you can go oversized if it’s not formal you go regular or slim if you out to party and want to accentuate your body parts you buy something body con or muscle fit

Editors Note:

Remember this is online and the natural progression of your online shop, when you’re looking to build an outfit you think about the space you’ll possibly wear it in the functional space the outfit works in.

You have to know all these things work in tandem, space function use and versatility

Now peep your silhouette

Now you have the clothes you can deal with the highs and lows when you have the fit. Oversized shirt with skinny pant leg, bodicon top with slim pant leg or shorts with vest or regular fit pant leg as chunky shoes.

You are now working the outfit and messing around with shape colour style and fit. These are all the natural things you think about when dealing with a full outfit and the amount of things you can do and ways you can stretch an outfit and tell a story

These are things we’ll deal with when talking about adopting style and not just wearing clothes for brand and face

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Rhyme & Reason: Make the decision to live on purpose #PrimeNYT

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Recently I had a revelation and that revelation can’t be explained outside context and that context comes in a question — That question is; who do you want to be?

I asked myself this question for a short amount of time (Macro). It took me months to wrap my head round who I wanted to be it took me months. Not to plan my life or how I want to make money or what job I want. Those are still being understood, what I really ended up doing for years was asking myself who I wanted to be.

I knew this question was important because I have earned enough money/ known I can make a commission of my skills/ get a contract and I’ve gained enough notoriety and fame to where people knew me for one thing and in all of that I never felt whole.

I’ve come to find out I had to ask myself who do I want to be. I was blessed with gifts and an amazing talent which has earned me many creative skill which means I earned choice and the thing with choice is when you have to much life can get tricky when you’re starting out because you know no matter what you can always find another way. However to really win in life you need to make a choice within your options, and I have an abundance of options to choose from which opens doors for me but that doesn’t always means those opportunities are mine.

I have never felt good doing just anything and making money in “whatever way I can”. I have always been intentional and wanted to live my life on purpose. I have the intense ability to work hard and work a lot that isn’t the case for everyone but for me it meant these choices were not all the way positive because if I’m someone that lives life on purpose I have to make the decision and choose who I want to be. So I asked myself who do I want to be and make the decision.

What I learned in my abundance of opportunities because of my skill is that not every opportunity is right for me and I had to give myself a guiding philosophy and live by principles that made sense for what I wanted to engage in long term. These philosophies and principle came from all the questions I asked myself for years on end in order to truly gauge what really matters, as when I found out what mattered I found my purpose and when I found my purpose I truly distinguished myself as someone who knew what they were doing.

You see it’s not the statement of me living life on purpose that’s the key it’s my principles as a humans I created in determining what I want to do with my life that bought me to the answer of the question “who do I want to be”. I find no matter who you are if you find the answer to that you will live a more meaningful life, not an easier one or a more fun one more meaningful because you were a better person.

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#PrimeNYT Culture And Camaraderie Podcast Ep 12: Grinding and Hacking (@CamaraderiePod)

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We’re back with another major episode of the Culture and Camaraderie podcast. Your most thought provoking introspective industrious duo, have the biggest music and creative discussion to date.

on this podcast part we talk about the important thought process behind the creative endeavour, Damilare details how he looks for greatness whenever he thinks on looking for people to learn from. Not just that the utility of art and its service but how it makes people feel, what would it be like if your art made nobody feel anything? That question gets answered.

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Damilare continues on with the theme of luxury and poses the question can you do anything? do you understand you can do anything?And What is you best? Have you even seen it?

Which leads Damilare to one of his most recent ideas Grinding and Hacking – something he put in practice this years he could perform at the highest level his body would let him, you can do the best your body would let you and probably much much more

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Not Your Typical: Break The Curse of Perfectionism and offer Your Best

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As I release my book and reflect on the 200 articles I’ve wrote this year I think back to the paralysing thoughts I would have as a young artist. The thoughts of perfectionism and my lack of belief in a product. I see how far I’ve come with my most recent iteration of my philosophy Grinding and Hacking — it has nothing to do with perfectionism even in more recent times I’ve not spoke about doing the perfect piece of art I talk about working to your highest level. And part of elite mentality and being a high performer is just that.

Do Your Best at the Level You’re at

It derives from knowing that you are indeed good enough and the level of work you’re doing is great and it’s to a substantial level where you understand what makes a piece of work great under your lens, don’t work to the level you see out there work to the best level you know you have in this moment and because you have it your all etch that into society and show it off because no matter what anyone says you should be proud of what you done for you. This way you can have the position to look back at what you gave the world in finished work and not what you gave yourself in the headache of perfectionism.

Break away from Perfectionism

You see I was a serial perfectionist. Then I was a minimal effort guy when it came to producing. I didn’t care about putting out work or my own personal success (for many reasons) but when I decided I wanted to live great and produce great work, I started putting out work with my best efforts.

That brings me today where I have indeed tried my best out my best efforts out there in totality with all my skills from creating to promoting & aesthetics of campaign I have marked what my level is today.

I’ve left very little on the table in terms of quality and quantity so now it’s time to carry that level on at least, draw in more people and make more great things because I can. It’s my obligation and duty and I am very dedicated to the pursuit of this.

I’m here today as a man who has a book and a website full of theories and thesis’, a catalogue made for longevity and not immediate gratification as that’s what my principles call for.

I’m here for more

I hope you get that.

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#PrimeNYT Culture And Camaraderie Podcast Episode 12: Keys To The Future of Music (@CamaraderiePod)

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We’re back with another major episode of the Culture and Camaraderie podcast. Your most thought provoking introspective industrious duo, have the biggest music and creative discussion to date.

Tyler and Damilare Talk songwriters their individual writing ability and their conscious efforts to be better in a field that is filled with so many substantial genres and well established performers. Discussing who they deem as the best in the field and the best practices.

We get into a big conversation about orchestration and the formulating of new sounds and creativity, learning about sub genres like Gabba Grime Soundboy battles and garage days as well as early hip hop and the Origins of Drums.

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