DAY 56 GRAMMY CHASE: 2999, THE EVE OF 3000

Day 56, half way to the first 100 and as I mentioned before, this didn’t begin as a New Year’s Resolution, clearly evidenced by the fact that I’m this far into it. Most resolutions dissolve well before January expires. I’ve always wondered why people fantasize and make life changing decisions on New Year’s Eve as if when the hand strikes 12:01am, that a magic powder will shower them changing all of their habits and imperfections. If one truly desires change, there are 86, 400 seconds in a day, which is more than enough time and opportunity to change.


“One of the Best videos and songs of the last decade, maybe even of all-times”

Speaking of Eve’s and change, on the Eve of 2999, Andre 3000 and Big Boi turned the music world upside down with their double album SpeakerBoxxx/The Love Below, capturing the following awards at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards: Album of the Year, Best Urban/Alternative Performance and Best Rap Album.

Years later, it’s still up for debate, as people had their sides and opinions on which one of the offerings of the Double LP was the most impacting, but for me, there was never any doubt that Andre 3000 brought all the artillery, cannons and warships to the playing field and launched a “creative assault” on the music world. The Love Below made me believe that music, more specifically hip-hop was evolving in safe hands, for the moment at least….”I’m..just bein’ Honest….I’m, just bein’ honest…clap clap clap!!”


“Greyhound don’t float on water!”

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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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