OYOS — Blue Collar Work Ethic, White Collar Education — How I collect the Right Information and you can do it too

We go again,

I wouldn’t know how to explain it any differently. But I will try and expound on what I mean, the lengths I’ve gone to to get an education have been extreme almost dying and coming back many times because that’s just how I was raised.

Since I was a teenager I knew I would have to work incredibly differently than my peers, I didn’t know how differently. In honesty a big part of me educating myself came from dark places. 90% of my formative years educating myself was from a sick bed learning the thing that was going to get me the grade while doing the thing that would get me the grade because that’s just how I was raised

Life has seen me differently in the past couple of years I’ve had to put in more work finding the right information than actually learning it. Learning is no longer an issue for a brain used to consuming information it’s the quality of information that is important. Right now the internet is like a rainforest full of all manner of things most poisonous and some delectable. Those are the risks I take for an education because that’s just how I was raised.

I enjoy learning I was told from young it will get me places, but no one ever tells you the risks in finding out the right information, sometimes that can still burn like arsenic… information really changes situation, it’s changed my lifewhat we think we know isn’t always the truth and sometimes it feels like people would it be that way – how incredibly sad.

What do I do to avoid putting strychnine in my coffee instead of sugar? but if it wasn’t for the way I was raised I would not be the type to have handled it as well as I do.

I say this because the amount of information that is shared that just happens to be false, falsified or misleading or misguided is exorbitant. I’ve dedicated a bulk of my life to academia being in bed library hospital or in the classroom and whist I have been out of the educational sphere I find most of the information is guided under lock and key in each industries individual jargon. The jungle of information continue to mask the right information and strychnine is masked as fruit trees, what we think we know isn’t always the truth and sometimes it feels like people would rather it be that way – how incredibly sad.

What do I do to avoid putting strychnine in my coffee instead of sugar? I work on my investigative skills and I do as the scientist and mathematicians do. I ask an array of questions on a subject and I answer them with research to prove or disprove my hypothesis, it’s as simple or as complex as that. I remove my bias and go for the right information because it’s needed and not because I want to feel right but because there are too many people out here spreading the wrong information

It is not easy to find the right information without a great deal of information so you follow someone’s teachings and stick to their own circle of influence reinforcing their beliefs within their space, which works when you want a lifestyle tribe but doesn’t scale worldwide, it’s all blessed if you want to think what you think, possibly. If it’s not hurting people, maybe. But I like knowing what I know can be proven.

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A Dialogue On: Music and The beacon of beneficence — Muse Part Two

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When last we spoke about muses it was about the way they affect artist. Like an introduction to musery, some wouldn’t get it if you aren’t one with that level of creative energy but something everyone can get behind is music. And how these sound waves correlate to you acting in a certain way.

Music can bring forth emotion help you get over real things like break ups heartaches even anxiety and suicide.

Muses in this regard XXXTENTACION grabbed a generation with his potent sound once filled with angst mellowed out and saved souls from leaving this world although his leaving was tragic what he done for his fans was a showing of how music can move you to act.

There’s positives and negatives of that some people blame rap music for crime and have been doin so for 30 years I will never give into these thoughts what is there for me is when listening to the melodies of ladies who are really feeling something like Beyoncé on Lemonade Solange on A seat at the table Lauryn Hill on the Miseducation I as a man of art move in a way that’s like no other.

I learn when I listen to these women talk I understand what they’re feeling and never want to afflict that on someone else (which is a personal creed) not everyone listens to music lyrics that way. For me music is beyond entertainment and I rarely rock out to songs made for the club you will find me rocking out to Nights by Frank Ocean or Baby boy by Childish Gambino before a lot more other songs that are out there. That’s not me trying to be different that’s me knowing the difference in substance that artist try to manifest in the infinite space.

artist with the intention to do good by the audience like Kendrick and Chance hold more stock in my playlist than others because the amount of creativity it takes to produce high quality music that means something to the listener while having maximum replay value is incredibly high and is not without its drawbacks so I support those that make not only the effort but execute it.

I support because – since I was young – while I work – I listen to music – it aides in my creation process. With these people that preach substance I bring my substance to the surface and impress it on the page in either a poem or a drawing. Creating art is how I express myself in a way I wouldn’t rather. In a way hearing others be vulnerable enables me to be more vulnerable by proxy; if they can do it so can I mentality.

Music can help bring forth every feeling but when I say music I mean the vocals, lyrics, relevance, drums, chord progressions, breakdown, sequencing a game of all parts I can’t rock with it unless it’s put to the test on all angles, ever since I started listening to Black and White by Wretch 32 in school it was part of the way I listened. I didn’t have bests or favourites but everything can get rated on the system, since that time I’ve been creating my foundation of what a body of work can be; from the Legendary to the mediocre.

With that I apply it to myself. See with music I take myself to different heights there’s only so much you can do without breaking the boundaries of what is listenable but when you talk about visual creation you can create something that has never been seen before whether it will last is another question it’s the fact that question is able to be posed that it inspires. Remember what I said about muses the exchange is the important part because you have to be able to live with this person for a long time their presence does so many things to you now imagine this persons presence and skill equals you in every way and has made something with talent and execution that is still being used to this day — Stevie Wonder Songs In the Key of Life — a heavily sampled album and arguably one of the best bodies of work made by a modern artist. In so many ways it will live on and isn’t that so amazing ? Isn’t that so A Musing ? It’s A Muse Ting. Fully something that can fill you up so you can overflow the creativity, bringing you to your limits best engaging the you that’s beyond the emotions you know to the ones you don’t.

A muse on the same level of creativity as you can help you surpass your limits further than you knew before the scene was ready. Not saying I or anyone else should chase their Magnum Opus or a Classic. Your principles do that. Your creativity can manifest things beyond your time and consciousness of today by invoking the level of creativity that is left when you have done all you can do.

Sounds weird but I’ve been there, beyond the flow state the white water rapids beyond time dilation the empty space where new things can be made. The infinite. How you achieve that is up to you my life has been treacherous and tempestuous so the deep dark abyss is my friend and we explore beyond the beyond together.

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Kick of the Month: January — Puma Cell Endura/Venom

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Puma Moved at exactly the right time with this one, it was good business to come at the top of the year with this kick and to follow it up with the Ader Error collab (which I have been promoting heavy) I have been watching Puma and their rollouts since their brother Adidas took over the league in technology and silhouettes.


What Puma May lack in feature designers they make back in hi-tech trainers. Intro the Puma Cell if I get my history correct the Cell was first released in 98 and the cell trainer like the Endura and Venom were formed with the comfort performance technology.


They have dramatically different skins and both have incredible detailing I find fascinating whoever’s idea it was to bring this back from the archives may have saved Puma. It was a great way to start out the year beating the nite joggers and TN in performance and aesthetic.


The upper really make the sneaker and it’s adjusted to the times, not so different from the dad shoe trend but still a performance sneaker.


Both trainers take their aesthetic from performance of the 90’s and it wasn’t really an aesthetic my people could jive with & you would literally only wear them for track and fireplace sport so to now bring them back as a lifestyle sneaker gets me thinking about who is pulling the strings behind the scenes.


I picked the both of them because I felt like it and didn’t want to choose between the two. Both of them are involved in culture, not mine. But culture non the less.

img_5380I’m very aware I’m the only one that’s holding Puma in a positive regard but I think I see a bigger play throughout the year with Select and the AderXPuma releases which mean something to places outside America and UK. It may come as a surprise to here but the West are not the only ones who but Sneakers


with that Puma are making a global play and really ingraining themselves with subculture and the youth in the east. This is what I see

Whatever Moves Your Dial

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