All the vibes that could ever exist dwells within R&B gem Rè Lxuise. Dropping her new project entitled “Nostalgia: 199x”, it’s pretty clear that Rè’s vocal abilities and pen game are strong. If you’ve have doubt that R&B could make a comeback such as this, think again!
Rè reigns from the ATL and wants all her fans to know that Indy matters. Reminding everyone via Twitter that it’s not easy pulling a music project together independently, “Y’all I put this album together with no money, no help (if you exclude my producers & engineer), no big promo. It took me from January to November of 2017 to complete. This is my life & Im Indy AF. Please, BUY & SHARE THIS ALBUM..”.
Nostalgia: 199x is not Rè Lxuise‘s first project and it definitely won’t be her last. Her 2017 EP D.M. Me (Don’t Mind My Emotions) is also one to keep in heavy rotation.
Nostalgia 199x’s dope tracks include: Oiyr, Let Me Know, Mine, and Lynm... and if we keeping it real the entire project.
Don’t forget the name, Rè Lxuise and expect to hear her take over your 2018 airwaves
Music, literally keeps me going. I wake up, I press play. The shower comes on, and I sing at the top of my lungs. I head out on my commute, and in my head I’m having a full on dance off with the commuter next to me. I discover new artist, and their new songs, and it hits me right in my core. I can literally FEEL music. My heart does a double skip when I can relate. My eyes cry when the words are familiar...
Music the experience I relive on the daily.
So I guess you’d understand my dismay when I (a music lover) feel like my drive to write music is on neutral.... no actual gas, but if I get a little push something will come out. For the first time in my life, I am struggling to pen a song. It use to come to me so easily. I’d watch TV and write a song based off the storyline. My friend would cry to me about a life experience and I’d write a song. And forget if I’M going through it, my feelings are all up and down my notebook.
This year thus far has been a take action year for me. A “let’s address this” year for me. I clearly don’t have all of the answers or else this entire blog would be nonexistent. But I do know that I’m going to commit myself to the following to try and spark the music and words that are buried deep down inside of me:
I want different.
I can be different.
Different’s right in front of me.
I'll be honest, I don't remember the last time I went to church. I've been on a "church hunt" for some time now. I don't really share this because everyone thinks their church is the right church, and somehow I become the person they work on convincing that this is so. I feel like I know for sure what it is that I would want.... Yes, I know that means I have to actually go to different churches. BUT, church hunting or shopping can be overwhelming. This is definitely on my list of goals for 2018.
For right now, I've been sweating Sarah Jakes Roberts and her pops Bishop T.D. Jakes via YouTube and Podcasts. If there's one thing I know, its that the church is not the building... the church is me. I continue to pray and feed my soul as I continue on this "hunt". Sharing this AMAZING word by Sarah Jakes Roberts, one that helped me in 2017.
Have a happy and blessed Sunday, and and amazing week.
Need I say more? QUEEN Ava Duvernay is killingggg the game. With amazing work including The 13th, Queen Sugar, and Selma, she continues to break barriers for Black Women all across the world.
So your girl made it through her first DJ Class session and let me tell you, I'm feeling toooo excited! When I walked into Scratch Academy, I have to admit that I was a little nervous. I really didn't know what to expect. But when I walked into the NYC location, my face completely lit up. All around me were sets of turntables, and I felt like a little kid. I just wanted to run up on them and start touching everything!
My teacher introduced herself to my classmates and I and we were on our way to start learning. Looking around, my classmates were a diverse group of people and the list of reasons for wanting to DJ varied. We started with a breakdown of the turntables, learned to mark records, and were taught the three basic scratches. THIS all gave me LIFE. At that moment, I had to pat my self on the back for signing up. I still couldn't believe that I did, but it just made me so happy. I'm just excited to meet people and learn as much as I can.
I'll continue posting about my journey, and I hope its enough to encourage YOU to go for whatever it is you've been putting off. You gotta first START and then be as consistent as you can be. You GOT THIS!
Happy Birthday to the one and only... Aaliyah. Listening to Aaliyah's music is so nostalgic. I remember studying the "More Than A Woman" video, and just sweating her every move. I also remember when I found out she passed, it was really sad for us fans.
May she continue to rest in peace.
This particular Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a sensitive one. As a country we are tested daily by the ignorant statements made by 45. Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fought against racial oppression and we honor him not only on this day but everyday. We rise above all negative statements made by 45 and his followers. We resist and fight for things that matter.
Black Lives Matter
DACA Students Matter
“It’s never too late to start something new, to do all those things that you’ve been longing to do.”
If you know me know me, you know that I am a music lover to the CORE. I live for penning songs, creating playlist, and planning music events. As of late, my full-time job has taken over my life and has left me feeling a little ashamed.
How could I drop the ball on my first love?
How could I pack it away and leave it sitting in a corner?
Is it too late for me to pick it back up?
After some battles with my mind, and me recently turning 30 I've decided that I'm going to do what makes me happy. To me this meant make more time in my schedule for all of my creative goals. One thing I've put off for far too long was the goal of learning how to DJ. I've wanted to learn for the past 4 years and never made a decision on how I would move forward. Now, I totally have my different reasons on why I would want to learn but my number one reason is my love of music - and being able to control the atmosphere of any event.
Well the clock hit midnight on New Years and by the 2nd day of 2018 I was officially enrolled in DJ 101 courses at Scratch Academy the world’s leading DJ and music production learning center co-developed by Jam Master Jay of Run DMC. I can't wait to share my journey with you all as I finally begin this path.
Now. I've been giving myself prep talks since Jan 1st.... I'm just tired of not holding myself accountable to my dreams when it comes to my creating. And though I've said this many of times before, this just feels different.
I want to write more.
I want to consistently practice my guitar.
I want to DJ.
I want to plan more events.
I. Want. To. Create.
I acknowledge that I'll need to work about 20xs harder than the full-time musician who is blessed enough to do this 40 hours a week. For 40 hours a week (and then some) I have a full-time career. But that's NO excuse.
You can do this T.
You got this T.
GO DO THIS T.
(Raises a glass) Here's to all of the dreams and goals we will slay in the year 2018.
“People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.” -Paulo Coelho