DAY 9 GRAMMY CHASE: CONNECT THE DOTS

Day 9 of the Grammy Chase and still plowing ahead, with soooo much further to go. The days are just blowing by and here I am, just like the determined people with “Weight Loss Resolutions,” it’s already becoming a job to just make daily progress. However, I’m pleased to share that there have been many developments in just a short matter of time and I’m realizing that its just one large puzzle, a game of numbers, a bunch of arrows, sticky notes and connecting dots. So, last week, after launching this Grammy Chase campaign, I received an email from a DJ in Long Island, Kid Curry (WHUT UP!??) saying, “Hey man, I’m loving what you’re doing and you have my support and in the effort to push you forward, how about you do a weekly “call-in” to my radio show, Off The Top Radio.” 
So of course I accepted the opportunity, and I’m so appreciative for that brother’s extended hand of support, as I’m a proponent of cross-promotion and collective efforts. Always Bout It!!

To ADD to my excitement, he also said, “Hey, I just had an On-Air interview with this guy you may need to hook up with. He’s an emcee from Chicago who recently placed a song on the soundtrack for the movie The Blind Side and guess what….He’s also a voting member for the Recording Academy.” …So I’m like WTH!?? Ok. Let me check this cat out. I go to his myspace page and what do I see, pictures of him and his girlfriend in the balcony watching the Grammy’s. Pictures of him and other writers on the Red Carpet, the whole shot. This brother is an independent artist as well, and he was there in full-effect. Soooo…Consider this a step closer, for me and for you who’s reading this, for the same that I felt like I was worlds away from my dream, the bridges are forming, the gaps are closing and the trees are parting a little bit, so I encourage YOU to take the step as well. Every Marathon begins with ONE step. Not a Sprint. ONE step, then another..and another, slowly developing into a pace. Pace yourself and never look back. I’m with you all the way. Melissa F, you can do it girl. 

Let me send a Mighty Thank You to my friend Tammy Mayberry for re-posting my first Video Blog, promoting my venture. I must admit, I felt weird as heck doing it, because I’m an on stage performer ONLY when its time to perform, but regularly very quiet and behind the scenes, so to do a video blog was bit odd for me. Also, probably my biggest out of town supporters the INSANE Ohio State Buckeye Alum, The Frost family, as they’re always the first ones to hit me up and got my back like I’m about to be in a fight..they’re always ready to go to battle with me..LOL…I get emails from them like…”GRAMMYS!??…Yo man, let me know who we have to “take out.”…”Who do we have to holler at? Who do you need us to hurt?”…LOL….love yall.

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About by Edreys

Edreys Wajed is a catalyst of inspiration and a walking enterprise of all things creative. The Buffalo native boasts a toolbox chock-full with talents and experiences ranging from a visual artist, jewelry designer and musical entertainer, to an educator and entrepreneur with notable recognitions respectfully in each. His approach in each endeavor is soundly unique, high quality and signature in presentation, having found his course as a creator early in life. As early as 14 years of age, when his mother invested in a pair of hair clippers for him, seeing as she could no longer afford to pay for his haircuts, Edreys taught himself the trade of barbering and soon began making money for himself in the basement of his childhood home. With his artistic ability he also began growing a client base and reputation for customized hats and clothes as well as logo design by hand, long before learning graphics in college. His creativity, craftsmanship and passion to inspire people are what drives his spirit of entrepreneurship. From having run his own stationery boutique and art gallery shared with his wife; touring nationally and internationally as a hip hop artist, Edreys is exceptionally diverse with his avenues of expression, including the fine craft of jewelry making, passed down from his father and master craftsman. Edreys is most recently recognized locally for his contribution as an artist on the Freedom Wall which features 28 civil rights dignitaries, 7 of which he painted with his unique style and use of line. “Creativity is my neighbor, I live by it,” says Edreys. View all posts by by Edreys

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