Day 99 deserves a little treat. “Still, gettin Mine…”

This post is not Grammy related, but along the path and journey I have to keep things fresh and invigorate myself to keep going, so let me take you back to a favorite “cassette tape” I used to pump in my mother’s basement when I was cutting hair. Lyrics, Beats and Inspiration!!!! WHoooooaaa!!

Soundbombing II was probably the dopest thing to come from now defunt Rawkus Records. The compilation featured notables like: Eminem, Mos Def, Skillz, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Pharoahe Monch, R.A. The Rugged Man, J-Live, Prince Paul, Kid Capri, Pete Rock, Marley Marl, Sadat X, Grand Puba, Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek, Tash, Dilated Peoples, Q-Tip, Common, Diamond D and the Cocoa Brovaz. In conclusion, congrats to all of these guys for still remaining relevant in today’s market, the best they can, as this project alone was 11 years ago, which is far beyond the career-life expectancy of today’s rappers.


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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