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

We go again

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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Spring of the Rookie: Samuel Ross and A-Cold-Wall* 50 Shades of Concrete

Spring of The Rookie We go again,

Samuel Ross is a name you’ll hear in circles that are in circles that are in circles with a guy that is about his business.

As the premier black fashion designer in London who actually designs, which I gave not to in my Techwear intro blog.

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What he’s gave black art is yet to be of high note but as I said his audience is niche, they’re direct, he communicates with us and happy to see him do what he’s doing.

He’s worked with the likes of Kanye and for Virgil I believe and had his start with A Cold Wall* in 2014 to not get my dates confused. How I heard of him was a really odd way, don’t feel to write about it (that’s how odd it was) alas.


He’s on my radar working and that show in 2018 For SS19 the imagery was striking and I couldn’t look away and immediately said he’s more creative than most.

When I hear of his background I wonder why his merchandising volume isn’t larger he does however have 3 pairs of Nike’s under his belt all carrying the same aesthetic.

This is where he and I collide, I love finding that thing that can attract me to the person and finding they’re more than just a money maker, he communicates using a philosophy.


As many may understand it’s not easy to do because you have to live that way also and make it an ethos.

He uses artistic sense and a history knowledge of brutalist art and architecture mashing that with how he see the world and creates clothes using textures that are uncommon but perpetuate the feel of the philosophy activating the senses and allowing one to be engulfed by said philosophy

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Brutalism polymers roughcast, concrete, sandbox, philosophy, London, subculture. It is in these things that make A Cold Wall what it is.

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For The Collection of Spring Of The Rookie 

My Rookies

YOON Verbal Ambush: Minimalist Renegade || Sneakers Air Max 180 & Converse

Samuel Ross: 50 Shades of Concrete  ||Sneakers Air Force 1 & Vomero +5

JW Anderson: Ravers in Daytime || Sneakers & Converse

OYOS: Hoodish – Culture on my block #GrindersMode.

We go again,

Everyone knows the flow and style where I’m from and what it’s about when you’re living there.

But I’ve noticed so much of the philosophy isn’t spoken about, so I’m going to give it a crack.

Hoodish is the philosophy of the road mainly it’s about work-rate and perseverance. Mainly because that’s all you saw, before laws were put in place about public overtime hours all I saw was my parents working 7 days a week to put food in our bellies and clothes on our back. That’s got us all we have and all we could get because more hours working meant more bric-à-brac.

That being the philosophy where I grew up where your first consignment was selling chocolates on a playground and if you were were about that life, you’d turn that into a Q and so forth.

Credibility was earned on hard work. Where I’m from you put your hoodie on and keep your head low and get to doin whatever you’re doing to rub pence together to make a pound.

So when I’m feeling HOODISH I get that grinders itch, that no matter what I’m doing I feel I need to do more to get more.

That’s the ethics of where I was raised and when I apply it to this life I’m living now it can mean much more than what it was worth before.

We’re learning more of – Whatever Moves Your Dial

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