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Young Artist Who Are Making Their Way In Kalamazoo

 

So, have you heard of Fire Kzoo? Fire is a spot/platform created, and put in place for a great purpose. This is where many young artist’s, and even myself have been blessed, and given the opportunity to come and put it on the floor. Young Artist coming together, and putting in work to be a voice to be heard, and at the same time show to be the hope by the projecting of energy through their acts showing what they got, and have to offer. And among-st some of these potentials, and talented underground voices/artists is an artist who goes by the name: “Santino Jones.”

From what he has shared with me, he has really been putting in some work as far as opening up for bands here in Kzoo, and will be doing a set at Fire Kzoo for something called: “Breaking the I.C.E. Benefit Concert,” so I thought I’d show my support as a recording artist Divine by just blogging this young artist, and Fire if you’re in Kalamazoo, Michigan and have the time to show up to this event; this is just to let you know about.

As a native man on the land/recording rap artist who is for community change for better, I might naught show to be active in the eyes of some, but I tend to show otherwise and stay proven em wrong by my acts alone. I just have a lot more going on personally than I allow some to see. And though many youngsters are making it very hard to have hope, and trust in them, and support them. Who are making it seem almost hopeless, you then run across, and are able to see that there are also those who are working hard in hopes to give the people a reason to have a change in thought, and heart.

And that in itself is a way of seeing the fire to continue to kindle, and stay lit by the burning of ones elevating fire through ones workings. This event starts at 9:30 Pm. if you have any questions contact ➡  Santino Jones by simply clicking onto his name, and you will be redirected to his Facebook profile in order to send a message. yep! I’ve made it just that easy. 😉 Peace and many blessings to the eyes that are able to see.

The One Man Entourage,

When A Chief Speaks

Photography credit goes to:

Kaitlin LaMoine

and Adam the Great X for

Aquimini Studio Productions

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What Makes Jay-Z’s New Album 4:44 Special?

So, what makes Jay-Z new 4:44 album so special? I’m seeing a lot of thoughts on social media about it, and how there are some who are saying that: “JAY-Z is trying so hard to uplift the people by spitting knowledge? And that he’s doing something that people have been needing for a long time? Especially someone like him with his platform, and for you to PAY ATTENTION TO ALL THOSE WHO ARE BACK LASHING.”

What you see above is a quote from something that, I seen posted and thought I’d share my thoughts on it. First off, Jay-Z is naught doing something that is naught already being did by some recording artist when it comes to spitting knowledge in the music right now. There are many who been doing it, and still doing it so that I find to be either ones own blindness, and being somewhere other than in reality, or their just speaking on it just for attention purposes, which is fine, but that to me, is naught coming real with it.

For this particular opinionated assumption that, Jay-Z is now doing something that the people have been needing for a long time is just that, an opinion. But, naught only is it an opinion, but also can be seen as an illusion filled one at that. Have I listened to the album yet? Nope. Will I? I might, but here’s the thing. I find it really disrespectful and undermining to try to pretend like dude is back to save the day when it comes to Hip Hop when it comes to his new album 4:44.

Now, I know why this was said, it was in relation to something that is brewing right now when it comes to another mainstream recording being in disagreement to what Jay-Z said in his bars. Who? Lil Boosie “Bad A**.” Why? Well, from what I’ve heard, it’s all due to another artist’s thoughts on what Jay-Z had to say in reference to rapper, and those who choose to emulate what they are seeing their favorite projecting nowadays who like to put money up to they’re ear, which basically is saying if you don’t know the lingo that: “Money Talk,” but in these days it could mean anything.

But yea, from what I know thus far that is why we are seeing so many thoughts and talk right now when it comes to why you have some who are now deciding to come to the aid of Jay-Z in defense to why he is now being looked at as such the hero and savior for the people in the hood, and the state of Hip Hop.

Boosie “Bad A**” is saying that, what Jay-Z talking about when it comes to the money holding to ones ear he feels is cool, and its southern culture and that statement in Jay-Z’s bars don’t apply to him or the south saying that: “Jay not gone stop our culture in Louisiana, and his word ain’t bond.” Now, after I watched the video of Boosie “Bad A**,” I found a reason to be able to agree to disagree with his reason to why he ain’t buying what Jay-Z said in one of his bars, but I also stand to disagree as well.

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There’s some picture’s that, I saw that also come to the aid of Jay-Z on why he said what he said in his bars. And there’s a reason for me, to also agree to disagree with him as well. The point is….. is that, no matter what I may think and or have to say as well as what others have to say in the end, it all draws back to you the listener, and how one allows what Rap and Hip Hop recording artist’s say to affect their decisions on whose right, and whose wrong. And to be honest from my point of view in this case both are right just as well as there are some things that, I disagree with and have my reasons to why I choose to do so.

Does my opinion count or matter? To me, and some who choose to support my thoughts in music yes, it does and I give a perfect reason to why, but to others who enjoy their egos stroked, and told what they want to hear; they may beg to differ. But here’s what I totally am against. I’m against people “Listeners” of both Rap and Hip Hop nowadays who pop off at their thoughts of trying to sugarcoat the situation as if other rap recording artist, whether they be on a mainstream status and platform or underground, it’s really deceptive and shows a sign of one being brainwashed as well as one being seen as someone who is easily fooled to believe that, Jay-Z is now doing something that the people have been in dire need of when it comes to Rap and Hip Hop. Rap Artist Speaks On Saving the The Culture of Rap

Please, that’s what you call someone who can easily be swayed, and tricked. Here’s another part of the problem. Some of you just are too busy supporting those who are putting out crap Rap and horrible Hip Hop, but would try to say that both are dead, and that all the music now sounds the same. Wrong!!!!!!

There is Rap and Hip Hop artist who are, and have been putting out music filled with KNOWLEDGE in hopes that you, the music listeners would take the time to pay a bit more attention and know that, we are hard at work, and doing it without a major record label who would be in support of our creative workings.

Y’all wanna blame somebody blame yourselves, because y’all are the listeners and consumers that these artist’s depend on to help give them free promotion and expo that helps them reach others, and that is part of business and marketing. Nothing wrong with that, except the fact that, y’all tend to support some of the wrong ones, and that is your choice, but don’t try to act like there is naught other artist’s who are kicking real knowledge in their lyrics and music In These Days Of Tyme that’s just as raw if naught rawer.

Some of you show favoritism, and involving money as a way of downplaying other artist’s work who are struggling. But you know what? Artist like me just allow my work to speak, and y’all can pretend all you want like there isn’t Rap and Hip hop artist who are breathing life back into both. We are the ones who are in everyday life struggling just like you, the one who puts more energy into supporting those who basically are already set, got money and could really care less about you or me.

Now don’t get it twisted, I still listen to some of Jay-Z’s music, and just had a song playing of Lil Boosie “Bad a**” playing called: “I need You” Is this my way of showing to take sides? ask yourself.

I’m naught only a recording artist, but I’m also a listener too, and what I’m feeling, I will play, and what I’m naught, I won’t be listening to nor supporting. I’m just a real conscious artist who knows the difference. Do I agree with the one whose words I’m quoting? sure I do, but my problem with them is naught about all of what they said, but how they chose to deliver truth mixed with lies, I agree to disagree with some of what both spoke on.

My problem isn’t with Jay-Z or Lil Boosie “Bad A**,” it’s with those who try to pretend and make it as if there isn’t other artist’s who are spitting knowledge on and off the mic, so how can you twist ya thoughts in saying that the people have been in dire need of what Jay-z has put in his new album 4:44? Trying to make it like somebody hating on him, and all that mess; na….what it is that, some of y’all just programmed.

Anyway, I’ll leave y’all with this last quote and then y’all decide, I’m out. And I’ll leave y’all with the last of what was said, and then you decide.

When A Chief Speaks

“Why don’t you want people to stop supporting the things that keep them in an ignorant place….is it because you are the person doing it and you make money off of people’s ignorance and misfortune ? ….

I’m looking at all these celebrities now who want to put money up to they ear in protest of his album….mind you he’s the billionaire not them….so I think I’ll take my financial advice from the billionaire ….sounds a whole lot better than a million.”

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Do Women Show To Be Against Men Of God Who Struggle But Defend Those Who Appear To Have It All?

I wanted to touch on something real quick just to see if I’m tripping or naught.
I can recall being told by a woman: “My relationship with God is between me, and him.”
And though, I found that to be a kind of an insult, and even a slap in the face, because if one knows the chain of command, you know that there is order, and man is the second in command of that order.
But what I had to sit back and ponder on is that, any woman who say’s that she is a follower of the creator (God’s) word should clearly know this, meaning that, if a man clearly projects, and exercises what God left, and she sees, but tries to justify her bogish acts by making excuses to why she shouldn’t listen to a man especially the one who tries to share what was sent, and who strives to do what was asked, which is build with woman by the esteeming of and the guidance of her mind that also leads to a better bonding and connection.
 
You would think that a man who stands on law would be honored, and respected by a woman for his will and efforts to try to build with her mentally, and spiritually, because this is what the creator (God) said to do right?
“But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God”
 
But here’s what the excuse would be: “we’re naught married.” True! But if I was I would naught tolerate what is tolerated and that’s real.
Anyway, so if the above is true then why are these women who are all up in these churches acting as is they are really trying to learn the word of the creator (God) and are really working towards building a better connection and relationship with God, but then at the same time don’t even know how to exercise the words of the creator God with the ones who you should be building with on a personal level? So what does this mean?
“Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man nor man of woman.”
 
But yet, y’all run around with this I’M A INDEPENDENT WOMAN AND I’M THE BREAD WINNER OF THE HOUSE HOLD MY MONEY MENTALITY don’t ya.
And to throw salt on the wound made, you would even turn around and naught listen to a man of God who is close, and for you, but would invest and show more effort put energy into the praising, and speaking highly on another man just because they see him fit only because of what?
 
 Is it me? Or is these type of acts being seen naught just by me. I can remember a song that Willie D made called: “Guess My Religion” “why is everybody keep playing with God?”
 
I just call it like it is, and I feel that, the shhh… ain’t cool for women to be trying to play mind games with men who already struggling with trying to be and do better like what he doing, and his walk with the creator (God) is less. If this is true, then I ask why are you women doing this crap as if you don’t know what you are doing?
How you gone try to act like you trying to really do the work of God, but ain’t even showing by your acts to even being doing what was asked, but it’s “Thank you Jesus, and Thank you lord” and all that but yet what can you say you’ve done for either?
 
 
You don’t even show the willingness to listen, learn and build and even see how important it is for you to be there mentally and spiritually for a man who tries to show what y’all be complaining about that there are no men showing, but turn right around try to downplay a man who comes from the street life.
Y’all tearing down men’s mental, then try to call him weak, making all types of excuses to be horrible minded, twist ya mouth up at those men who show to have vision, dreams and goals, you criticize him instead trying to help uplift him, but then ya a** be getting caught up doing strange acts with those same men who you say, and show to support the most why is that?
Mind telling me what is going on in the video below. Oh, and the pastor and the man are best friends?
Hey, don’t be mad at looking at me sideways and shhh… I’m just touching on what I see nowadays, and instead of learning to admit where you might be wrong, you’d rather continue to carry on as if you ain’t got to listen to nothing nobody especially what a man who shows to really try hard to be upright and just has to say when he sees you out-of-order, and cares enough to even try to communicate with you?
But you wonder why there is so much going on with women In These Day’z Of Tyme. So, are you a woman who feels otherwise? Explain what’s going on in the video above.
 
 
Got me wondering if this is the case with the woman who told me, that she puts her church and pastor before me, and that what her relationship with God is between her and God? LoL, I could get deeper with this topic, but I’m straight on that for now.
But I wanted to do this quick post because I’m tired of these women out here pretending like they really getting it in for God, but can’t say nor show what you have done for God that God would appreciate you for.
 
 
And then you have stuff like this going on in churches? Men, beware, because if it happened live in the video above what makes you think that you’re so special where it couldn’t happen to you?
I was hurting after what I experienced, but knowing what I know, I just gotta take the good with the bad and just let it go. 
 
 
 
Got something to say about this? Feel free to drop a comment on this, and tell me what you think, because until y’all start coming clean nothing is gonna change, and gone only get worse, because the creator sees, and knows all, and when trying to play games with men who show to give a damn, you think that is an example of being a woman of the creator (God)? I think naught. That’s it for now later on people.
And I’ll end with this: “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”
 
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Did Kanye West Really Delete His Tweets That Were In Support Of Donald Trump?

If he did why the sudden change of heart? I guess the only way to know would be to get it from the artist’s mouth himself, because anything else is really just assumptions. I can’t say he did or he didn’t, I’m just raising the question to whether he did or didn’t and why?
Being that things are so shaky when it comes to the truth nowadays that is also clearly mixed with lies due to #FakeNewsMedia one would have to take upon self to clearly naught just take what is being said and just settle for it.
 
As a recording artist, and voice it is my responsibility to do my part by naught allowing self to be brainwashed and then spread someone Else’s homemade doctored up propaganda with the intent to mislead.
Well, from what I’ve read so far, one of the reasons to his deleting acts was because he’s unhappy with President Trumps first two weeks in office, and because of the Muslim Immigration temporary Travel Ban, which was later suspended by a judge. 
 
One of the said tweets were: “I wanted to meet with Trump today to discuss multicultural issues,” and some others touched on were about bullying, the supporting of teachers, modernizing curriculum’s, and violence in Chicago.
It is also said that one of his tweets were that; he felt it was important to have a direct line of communication with the future President if we truly want change.
 
Now again it’s said that those are the tweets he tweeted last year, and now he got rid of them.
The only reason I am speaking on this is because, I’m showing how important it is to pay attention, and I refuse to just take what is being said from these so-called real news publishers. And what we do know is that;  President Trump been on these #FakeNewsMedia people behinds, and calling them out.
And you know what? I’ve even caught them in some visual lies myself, and that’s why I’m raising the question to whether any of this whole Kanye West missing tweets are even real or if that was really even him with president Trump at Trump Towers, but that’s just me.

And let me naught forget to mention of the possibility that there something that I also ran across about how Kanye was in hopes to perform at the inauguration, but only to find out that, he did naught qualify due to naught being American enough?
Now whether that is true or naught, I leave it open for the truth to manifest. Now, could that also be one of the reasons that Kanye reneged on his support?
I don’t know only he does. Will Kanye West Perform at Inauguration?  
I feel like a lot of this is a bunch of more of what they already been doing, which is just telling us a vision, and entertaining ones mind.
I feel like, it’s all for boosting at the expense of our time and currency that’s clearly helping them, and naught us who are really going through more than any of them.
 
I also want to stress how these journalist who are in these positions are slacking and have failed in upholding the trust that we have placed in them to stand in integrity and honesty.
But what do I know, I’m just considered as The Crazy Native Man on the land, and recording rap artist who calls it for what it is seen as.
I could be wrong, but I leave it open for those who want to challenge what I say, and if I’m wrong on anything then I leave the burden on you to call me on it.
They want you to believe this, and believe that, but you also have a duty too, and that is to think, use your mind and see what adds up and what doesn’t. Does it matter?
It may well  to me, but may well naught to you, but I’m naught responsible for that, you are just like I’m responsible for my post that I’m doing expressing in question to what is, what isn’t and what is possible.
Anyhow, any thoughts on this whole tweet thing? Feel free to leave a comment below on whether you think it’s real or naught, and how it helps or hinders. I bring to you #RillaNewz
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Kalamazoo Rap Artist Drops A Short Clip Of His Rap Video Called: “Certified”

Chief Adam the Great X’s Rap Video Titled “Certified” is getting the attention of music listeners in Kalamazoo

As an underground rap recording artist, and music producer and even a bit of a video producer as well, I am able to do things that your average is not doing. not that, I’m taking anything from them and what they are bringing, but I see myself with a major advantage over the rest who are making music right now.

Whether it’s about competition or not, those who take the time out to view and listen to my work shall experience; why I hold the title as CHIEF, as well as why I have GREAT on the end, and if you don’t know, my name ADAM has a meaning that is powerful in itself.

See, here’s the thing with me, I already know what I am up against when dealing with this world that we live in, and this music game. the deck is clearly stacked against me, but will that stop me is the question. Coming from the streets, I went through a lot, I experienced life in the streets of Kalamazoo that should actually be written about. No one can say that, I wasn’t out there when it was ugly especially in the mid-late 80’s going into the 90’s. 

I’m not gone get into my whole life story, but this new song/rap video “Certified” is basically addressing that fact that, the street life that some of these rappers out here talking about in their songs is the life I once led as a street katt from way back, and was proud and I held my own, it wasn’t no joke and it’s not a joke when you put your own life on the line. I was a part of ALL of it, been there done that, and that’s why I’m certified.

Many have lost their lives in these wicked streets of Kalamazoo that many glorify. Some sacrificed their life and are now in M.D.O.C (Michigan Department of Corrections) doing football numbers because of the life that we lead in these streets. There are some out here who act like they were out there in that jungle where them animals lurk in the Zoo.

You have these rappers who gone tell they’re stories, just like I’m a paint the picture, just call me Zoo-picasso. It’s a lot of talented rappers in Kalamazoo so being that is the case there is also a lot of ego’s, pride, clicks, teams, gangs and also favoritism, and when you have all that going on listeners of Hip Hop and Rap music don’t know what to pay attention to. 

So, with me, I feel like the underdog in this. Many have the opportunities, and plugs, and resources that I wish I had. I’ve been involved in different movements when it comes to this music game, and was able to gain that experience that I’m talking about, but on a another level, because now the involvement consist of younger rappers who I must say have the creativity, and talented but at the same time some of these rappers are either teenagers and or college students, and really have not experienced the life that me and my guys come from, and that’s where the whole certified thing comes into play, because who gone say I’m not certified?

And what makes you certified? When them streets talk, and it’s time for them street resumes to come out who’s resume do you think gone have the most impact?

What I do, and how I do it is like no other, and I don’t do it just for me, I do it for those who blazed the trail, and paved the way for artist’s like me, who were before me in this rap game. Somebody has to pick up that torch for those listeners of rap and hip hop and let them know that, rap artist and hip hop artist has not given in to following the commercial watered down way of making music for the people. I consider self as a server, and it’s all about delivery.

Those who have the money and fame are showing what they are doing with it, and that’s their business, just like what I do with my business is my business. I used to be a little upset at the fact that, a lot of these rappers appear to be winning, but there is way more to it than that. Whether you know it or not, music is and has always had an impact on our lives, and from what it appears is that, it is being used for other purposes as well that I care not to discuss at this time.

My aim is to let the people in Kalamazoo, state, nation and even worldwide that, this spiritual lyrical rap artist is on the rise, and my workings alone speak a thousand words. Just this small clip alone has gained more feedback and attention without any major promotion push except from the listeners, than a full video and that says a lot.

So I thank all my supporters, and listeners who take the time out of they’re busy lives to experience the work of #TheArtist4thePeople. Check out the video above and feel free to leave a comment, and share it. Let me know your insight, your opinion and your likes and dislikes about my art work. Alright, I’m out peace and many blessings. 

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