Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Dusty Foot Philosopher

When I get older, I will be stronger,They'll call me freedom, just like a Waving Flag.......

A poet, a singer, a philosopher, a rapper...a true artist: K'naan

Ok I am not even going to front; walking into the showroom I expected a cool performance from K'naan, since I only heard a few songs and was not well acquainted with his lyrical refinement, but Boy! was I blown. This young man is the perfect emulation of REAL. You can tell that his every word comes from deep within his mind and hearth, and was not written to solely entertain onlookers; but to carry us on a melodious journey that gratifies our ears, yet challenges our mind and elevates our soul. In other words, he was DOPE. His stage presence was uncomprimised and his musical delivery quite flattering.

There aren't many artist who dare to tell stories with their songs, I mean, thats was how it was back in the day right, story through song, expression through music. But nowadays either people are all feeling the same things which explains the uncanny lyrical similarities, or artists are not truly expressing themselves and are rather riding the one way train to fame, which requires them to shed whatever makes them unique. However, I refuse to book tickets on that train, alongside numerous other artists that are changing the game and redefining it's dimensions.

I'll leave you with some more K'naan lyrics :)
And any man who knows a thing knows, he knows not a damn, damn thing at all...
I'm just gonna take a minute and let it ride,
I'm just gonna take a minute and let it breeze

Be Safe and Be True,

No need to Complicate

Saturday, May 16, 2009

It's been a min!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes yes yes I know I should be ashamed of myself, I have not given any time for my blog for the past...eurr 3 months...well I do sincerly apologize.
Ok so what's been up in the past 3 months in Naya's life you might ask well.....
Honestly school was taking a big chunk of it; from 40 pages essays to panels to finals...urk... glad that is over, well for the moment, since i took (for whatever thoughtless reason to my mental health) summer classes!..yay. But, Music is actually the biggest buzzer in my life, since I have decided to make a mixtape. A mixtape? you might say...meaning rap? as in Naya raps? Yes.
Well, I used to write poetry back in the day, but I took on ryhming only early this year. Yea I'm a newbie at this but don't get it twisted I do stand confident in my skills. Truth is I do not think there are enough or even any female rapper that is bringing a change or challenging any issue, but I want to change that; I speak of issues from political to love, from being fly to getting high (as in elevation of the mind of course ;p). Unfortunatly female rap is associated to people like lil Kim and Trina (not that I have anything against them personally) but alot of people expect those kind of lyrics from me...but oh do they get pleasantly surprised :)
My style? Well obviously I'm not gangster and I ain't got no street credibility so I won't rock the whole grill thing nor booty shake with my rhymes :p but to give you an idea I guess you can say I'm a mix of Lauren Hill, Lupe Fiasco, Kid Cudi and K'naan, in other words; a little soul, consciousness, new school and roots.

Right now I'm currently working on a few songs with Retromusik and they will be posted when done!
Until next time loves!

No need to complicate