- Ron White (via dirtylittlestylewhoree)
11 is my lucky number so I thought I would share this very special mixtape today on December 11, 2013, called “Love The Free.” I have been working on “Love the Free” for about 3-4 months curating the perfect combination of songs to send you into sonic bliss.
"Love The Free" serves as my musical diary, it was my way of inviting you on my journey as a DJ (I enjoy the company…haah). I can’t believe it has been about a year and a half already since I decided to DJ!!! I have had a few bumps along the road in making this collaborative project—I kept saying can I really pull this off?!! It was really a test and I am so glad I passed…WOWWWWW I am so thankful and grateful for these contributors aka my friends.
For the most part, I am a fan of all of these artists and I am so humbled that they believed in my vision and contributed to this. I came up with idea on my last tour with Kish and The Internet and just stuck with it.
I put a lot of love into this and worked with people that are AWESOMMEE who I admire a lot. So I hope you can feel it when you press that orange button with the arrow.
The tracklist is below :-)
MEOWWWWW…let me know what you think!
01. Kilo Kish - Love The Free (Intro)
02. Kelela - The High (Prod. Gifted & Blessed)
03. Phony Ppl - Baby, Meet My Lover
04. Jesse Boykins - Our Party
05. Jean Deaux - Find You (Feat. Sampha) (Prod. Sampha)
06. Michael Uzowuru - March 12th
07. Jimi Nixr - Crush
08. Kid A - Oh Me (Oh My) (Feat. Agoria) (Prod. Agoria)
09. Childish Major - Vietnam (Don’t Let It Fall)
10. Fwdslxsh & MD $ - Got Me Saying
11. Sango - 11:30
12. The Internet Interlude
13. Chippy Nonstop - Kitties with the Ca$h (Feat. Little Payne)
14. Marvel Alexander - It’s All That Stops
15. Justin Rose - Tomorrow’s Love
16. The GTW - Bleach Pool
17. Melo-X - She’s On Fire
18. Vic Mensa - She Loves The Mirror (Prod. Cam)
19. DJ Thoth - Free Bliss (Outro) (Prod. The Super 3)
Mixed and mastered by Om’mas Keith and Chris Tabron
Watch the Soweto Gospel Choir sing an incredible tribute to Madiba in Parkview store in Johannesburg. The song was written during Mandela’s incarceration as a call for his freedom.
Asimbonanga [we have not seen him]
Asimbonang’ uMandela thina [we have not seen Mandela]
Laph’ekhona [in the place where he is]
Laph’ehleli khona [in the place where he is kept]
Asimbonang ‘umfowethu thina [we have not seen our brother]
Laph’ekhona [in the place where he is]
Laph’wafela khona [in the place where he died]
Sithi: Hey, wena [We say: hey, you]
Hey, wena nawe [Hey, you and you]
Siyofika nini la’ siyakhona [when will we arrive at our destination]
- excerpt from Paulo Coelho’s ‘The Alchemist’ (introduction)
It has taken me months to write again, months and months and it is sad that it took the passing of such a personally and publicly iconic figure for me to finally sit and down and just write down what I feel but unfortunately humans have a penchant for putting things in perspective only when they are faced with overwhelming sadness. I hope I do not stop writing, I hope this sudden urge to write turns into a good thing, I hope I start blogging again because if its one thing I learned today is that we owe it to ourselves and we owe it to others to honour God and the gifts he has bestowed by harvesting those gifts; feeding them with work and sweat and tears, shielding them with faith, preserving them with hope, we must aim to fulfill that inherent potential for good, we must take the chance for personal greatness – or else, what is the point? What is this life if it exists in the mere shadow of all that we could have become?
sleep well, Freedom Fighter - ignite(r) - of hope.
you have fulfilled your purpose here on earth.
& now we thank God for giving you rest.
Now all we can hope for, as a nation, is that gift of forgiveness + peace (that you were blessed with) is left behind.
We need it.
See you later,
but until then, rest in peace.