One hundred and Seventy One days lands on Father’s Day. I’m not big on calendar dates whatsoever and I hate to bust someone else’s ideals, so I keep quite most times and let people have their moments. I’ve gotten plenty of texts and emails wishing me a Happy Father’s Day, but truly its more annoying than warming. I’m a father each and everyday and handle the responsibilities of being a father everyday as well, so to get a flood of “Happy Father’s Day” wishes in various forms is very irritating as I’m not seeking any reward or pat on the back for something that I decided on and willingly signed up for. Instead of waiting for one particularly indicated day on a calendar, call that MAN, that role model, that father-figure and tell him he is appreciated on what seems to be a random and ordinary day, THAT will become Father’s Day with that special acknowledgement right at that moment.

In other news, though not Grammy related, I leave you with Ed O.G. with this timeless classic.


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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