DAY 65 GRAMMY CHASE: WONDER

Day 65, another beautiful day in Buffalo, it remained chilly yet the sun was dancing brilliantly in all of its glory in the sky. I’m sure that there were some people who surely needed the uplift today, in particular I’m sending out devoted and sincere prayers of uplift to one of my lifelong buddies who lost his mother today. God Bless him and his family.

The woman I’m referring to, I’m holding her memory and respecting the family by withholding her name, as I don’t really have their blessing or permission to really announce such a loss, but nevertheless, today’s Grammy Chase goes back to 1974, which is around the time that this special woman and my mother both gave birth to sons and those sons became friends. There was such a rich selection of life-changing, hyper-creative and socially charged music during our youth, that it was next to impossible to not find inspiration in, and adoration for works of musical genius. One of those genius minds is still with us today and just as creative as ever.

In 1975 at the 17th Grammy Awards Show, the 1974 album released by Stevie Wonder entitled Fulfillingness’ First Finale, took home 3 awards for Album of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for “Boogie on Reggae Woman.”

In Memory of those that have passed before us, GOD BLESS (enjoy the song below). From the Grammy-Winning album as well!
Thanks for the messages and uplifting Stevie “genius” Wonder.

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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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