DAY 42 GRAMMY CHASE: GOT ME?

Day 42. A little behind the clock today but still able to manage the morning duties considering things just got a little interesting with a surprise 9 am jury duty summons. How in the heck can the court just bust into your day, week or what have you and drastically put a halt into your pre-planned obligations? Today is definitely not the best day as I was actually loaded with things to do today. Downtown Buffalo has terrible parking, so I’d ideally prefer a 30 min window to browse for parking in order to make it to the courthouse early, however, there’s a regular routine of school drop-off that’s pending as well as a scheduled 830 am appointment for Max at the Vet, and thats just the tip of the iceberg. So, this entry will be very short as I need to head off and discuss alternative plans with the First Lady who always says, “Whatever we need to do, I GOT you!!” This inspires todays Grammy inspiration with the hit song that awarded the best and probably only Hip Hop band the Grammy in 1999 for Best Performance By A Duo Or Group for the song “You Got Me.”  I remember the moment when I learned about their nomination and it was such a great turn-around for this hardworking, talented crew from Philly. They continued delivering innovative videos and classic albums with more Grammy Nominations but haven’t been awarded another Grammy since.
This song apparently featured Philly native Jill Scott originally, but was later swapped with Erykah Badu as Jill Scott was a new artist and Badu had much more buzz and audience at the time, but if you EVER were able to hear Jill Scott sings the vocals for this, you’d hear the real essence of the song. It also featured another Philly breakout artist, later turned actress, Eve. By the way I LOOVE Jill Scotts smile and her music is Golden. Good Morning and Good Day to you!!

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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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