DAY 133 GRAMMY CHASE: MOS DEFINITELY

The multi-talented Mighty Mos Def! I’m finding it rather difficult to understand how Black on Both Sides (1999) wasn’t recognized for its unique sound and blend as being Grammy worthy of even a small nod!!.Well, its not the first time we’ve seen it go down like that. Bottom line, DEF is DEFINITELY that dude. Since his solo debut, he has been nominated several times, but nothing more than a nomination, which is fine, because as I always say, not winning a gramophone doesn’t take away from ones contribution and impact.

Here’s a video I never knew existed..LOVED the song however, but never knew that there was a video for it. “Sex, Love and Money,” nominated for Best Urban/Alternative Performance (2005.) Be warned, the video is very graphic, peep the title.

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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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