Point Of View


Listened to this playlist while working today, and I am in love. It has the perfect funky groovy vibe that I like added to modern beats. I’ll be listening to this for a while.

I’ve been thinking a lot about passion lately, and how we are, whether consciously or subconsciously, always trying to find something to live for- something that is worthwhile of our time. For some the drive is parties, sex, and pleasure. For some the drive is wealth and prestige. Maybe the drive to create something world changing fuels those in need of a perceived state of fulfillment. For some, the worthwhile thing might be in figuring out how not to need something that is worthwhile in order to be fulfilled. Even my typing this is one of many attempts at searching, of trying to discover whether or not writing & blogging leaves me feeling alive, fulfilled, and passionate. We are all in a constant search for passion- for spark. And lately I’ve realized that it is the search which keeps us moving, and not in the discovery of the “ultimate thing.” We’ve heard it before, and it’s a cliche for a reason, but there’s a difference between acknowledging a cliche life-lesson by reading or hearing about it, and having the revelation yourself. I’ve learned to keep searching, and to trust that the passion will come. The day we stop searching, the day that we surrender to the things in life that make us comfortable, is the day that we start to die.

I dedicate this to track #8, Searchin’ (G E N I U S Remix) by Roy Ayers.
Roy & G E N I U S found their passion.
Enjoy, and search on.

p.s. here is my favorite track from the playlist available for download (right click on the song name and hit “save as”)

 G E N I U S – Out of Sight (Tribute To James Brown)


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Pastel Beach


A quote directly from engelwood on this Soundcloud playlist:

“What up y’all

This is my 11th beat tape, Pastel Beach. This is by far my favorite thing I have ever created in my life and I am so fucking proud of it. 2 years ago when I started making music I never ever would have expected it to go this far. From the bottom of my heart I thank all of you guys for sticking with me these past 2 years. My life was utter shit for the past 4 years of my life but making this music and working hard on this has never made me feel my accomplished in my entire life. I don’t think I would be on this planet if it wasn’t for you guys loving my music. If you are at all depressed or not having the best time in life just know that it can get better if you try to make your life better. At the end of the day you are in control of your own destiny, you wont get better unless you put the time into work on yourself. Seriously I love you all and I hope you continue to stay with me during this journey, I will not stop anytime soon and this is just the beginning.

Goodbye and enjoy the album :D”


engelwood I Jeff Kaale I Panthurr

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A Noname Reality

Been obsessed with the Prisma photo editing app lately. It’s really amazing to see my photos being turned into pseudo paintings. I’m horrible with my hands- painting, drawing, ceramics, hell even doodling- but I have a massive appreciation for those styles of art. This app lets me peek into that world a little bit.

Here’s a gorgeous mixtape by Noname. It’s hard not to fall in love with. Have a great day!

Noname I theMIND I Raury I Cam Ob’i I Xavier Omär I Eryn Allen Kane I Akenya. I Ravyn Lenae I Joseph Chilliams I Saba I Smino I Phoelix

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