Wednesday, September 26, 2012

My Addictions

Hello Music Lovers, 

Here is my new video "My Addictions" off the Grindin Muzik album. The video features footage from shows in New York, Miami, Amsterdam and Las Vegas. The song is about dealing with addiction.

Everyone has an addiction to something. It can be to their cell phone, food, drugs, work, sex, or money. There's nothing wrong with having an addiction. It only becomes a problem when a person lets it get out of control. When I was younger that's what O.G.'s (Original "Old" Gangsta's) would call "having a monkey on your back."  My addictions are no worse than then next persons the only difference is... I'm honest about mine. 

If u like the video click the like button on youtube and on my FB page Thanxx 4 the support. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Water Bears Live in Space

Water Bears also known as Tardigrades are micro-organisms found in trees, moss, water and many other environments. They are classified as Extremophiles which means they thrive in physical or geochemical extreme conditions. Tardigrades can withstand heat over 120 degrees Celsius (240 F), freezing cold between 200-300 degrees below zero, x-rays, radiation, and they are the first animals to survive in space. Many scientists speculate that Tardigrades may be of extra-terrestrial origin transported to Earth by meteorite or asteroid. This is one of the reasons hypothesized why they can survive space travel.

Tardigrades were given the name water bears because they resemble bears with their round, caterpillar, bodies, tiny claws and multiple feet. Tardigrades have a nervous system, muscles, digestive system and brain, which makes them different than most insects. They’re covered in a dense exoskeleton which can harden and protect them when placed in an environment with little food or water. When this happens Tardigrades go into a state of cryptobiosis which is a form of suspended animation, where they can survive for over a hundred years.

To date science doesn’t know how Tardigrades evolve or what other species in the animal kingdom they’re related to. For more information watch the video below.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fall Back

Seasons change but most people stay the same. That's a line from one of my new songs. It's a layman's description of people who get caught-up in repeating the same cycles but expecting their life to change. Today is my birthday ...and I feel the change. Not older but definitely a little wiser.

When the seasons change we either "spring forward" with daylight savings by adding an hour or we "fall back" by turning the clocks back one hour.  In Holland the fall season is definitely here. The temperature has dropped steadily since mid-August. Most people went from wearing shorts and t-shirts to sweaters and coats almost overnight. Its as different as night and day.

To assist with this chilling transition I've posted a mix of new and popular music. Below are tunes from Twista, Lupe Fiasco, Kirko Bangs, Killer Mike, GhostWridah, and 38 Spesh. Enjoy. 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Big Bad Corn

I received an infographic from the good people at that I thought was worth sharing. 

By now most people have heard of the evil named high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).  It's known as glucose-fructose in Canada and Europe. HFCS has been linked to obesity, disease, and an endless list of health problems.

What most people outside of the food industry don't know is that hybridized corn products have been added to the majority of foods they eat daily. Check out the information graphic with references below.

Big Bad Corn

Friday, September 7, 2012

Local Graff 2

In the spirit of the giving season I offer the next installment of the Local Graff series. 

Below are some pics I shot in Amsterdam Oost (East) by a place named Flevopark. This park is known as one of the meccas of graffiti, because of all the tall walls and low police intervention. While roaming the area looking for good pics to post, I was fortunate enough to see a group of talented artists paint a new mural in front of me.  Check the pics below