Yup and another one. I finished designing this yesterday. Take a look here.
A true hustle never stops. Not for a second.
So Lola just sent me this link. It’s one of her articles that got published in an Australian magazine called Rhyme & Reason. She wrote about Atlanta’s own: Drumma Boy. Check it out!
I’m currently working on redesigning her blog and it’s looking lovely! We usually go over things via Skype and sometimes we end up fooling around and posing for screen cap stills like this one. Lol, just thought I’d share.. holla!
So last week Friday I was downtown over at the PEACE Magazine office for a meeting with Lissa & Heller. After the meeting I had to head over to The Remix Project for another meeting with Lolita Bonita. My Willy Billy was in the building & had his lovely camera. Remix just set up a photography studio & I had a random photoshoot lol. My hair was still fresh from semi-formal so I’m like “Hey, why not“. So I ask Will: “Yo Will blog me.” He’s like: “Actually, yeah I’m gonna shoot Lola first then you’re next“. So blah blah blah, Lola took her pics and when I got to the photography room. T-ReXxX was there getting his dougie fresh on lol. Anywayssss, here are the pics we took! There a lot more but these were some of my favourites.
For those who don’t know. I am one of the new contributors on Lola’s Blog. Just thought I’d share. Catch me there if I ain’t here!
I’m gonna try to keep this as short as possible. It’s 4 hours and 21 minutes into the new year and I just got home from Church. The pastor took mad long by the way, LOL. I wanna thank EVERYONE for giving me a great year and for showing love, inspiring me, giving me advice & looking after me. I met a lot of dope people and people who changed my everyday life. I won’t lie, 2008 was an eye opener for me. I got to see what this industry is about, the type of people that are involved and the fakes fuckers you will come across. Anyhow, I’m gonna keep this as positive as I can, lol. I have a list of people I want to shout out and say thank you:
Bryan Espiritu: Bryan oh be. , where do I start? First of all, I love you! lol, you are the best mentor ever and appreciate every little advice and tips you’ve ever given to me. Thank you for being there for me when my brother got shot over the summer. You stuck by my side and made sure i was okay all the way through. That just proved to me how real you were. I was able to cry out to you and you answered. Love u lots xoxo
Jessica: My dominican gyal from Hollis, Queens, New York! It’s been like 4 years since I’ve known you and I haven’t even met you yet :[. Buuuuuttttttttt our bond is so strong its crazy! Ooga Mooga Nigga! I could go on and on and on, but then this entry will become a dedication to you.
(It's actually 2:12pm now, I knocked out last night.)
Dimplez: Hey short girl, I've know you ever since we were 7 years old and we're still tight as hell. I had a great year with you and I was happy to contribute tips to your love life haha. Remember when you came over to do my hair and you ended up sleeping the whole weekend? Word, that was the best weekend ever. We laughed for 72 hours straight for no reason. I'd play dead and make you carry me from one end my room to the other LOL. Ahhhh mn, bare jokes. Love you shorty.
Anais: Imbecile, sale nègre. (that's french by the way). I love you soooooooooooo much. You're my bestfriend and you already know it. I don't even know where to start for this year. We didn't fight a lot, unless it was about DHD (Dick Head Daniel) lmao but he's a cool boyfriend anyways. I loved coming over and having dinner with your family. We cracked bare jokes and I loved having to understand your mom's broken french/english/dominican accent. You're my girl, my sister, and a great friend.
Lissa Monet: My industry mommmmyyyy, we met this year and connected instantly! I miss the summer walks we took for lunch while I was at Chris Smith Management. Thank you for listening to me when my brother got shot over the summer. We went to go eat lunch at New York subs and I just spoke my thoughts away. Love you for that baybay. Oh and, THANKS FOR BEING A DJ AT MY SUPER SWEET 16! :]
Habon: My Somali princess! We created our little language that only we can understand. Thank you for being real and for keeping me occupied in French & Accounting class. You already know I got you when it comes to anything. The highlights of this year was when we watched Def Comedy Jam on YouTube together. Chris Tucker was the besssstttttt “Eh Tito, Is that my hoe sitting over there on tuhe cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurve?” Lmaoooooooo. Ah man, I love you HabOn.
Hanna: My Somali princess #2! Ms. Khalif, Khalifa, Hassan, Hoyotha. I had a great year with you although you changed schools for a bit and came back. Thank you for letting me give you “the talk” every now and then. Thank you for trusting me with your word. Thank you for being the somalian girl you are. xoxo
Future The Prince: Oh big brother bear, my Somalian Prince aka Mr. YYZ, lol. Thank you for being a DJ at my Super Sweet 16 this year. Thank you for keeping me up to date with the Drake stuff, lol. Thank you for caring for me and giving me advice and showing me the real side of this industry. Thank you for putting your trust in me and thank you for believing in me. I love you lots! Watch out for me in 2009, you’ll be proud of me.
rez: Chyyyyyeaaaaaaaaa. 2008 has been a great year with you and the team. Being on board with Famous and the clique has been amazing. I’ve learned a lot about the marketing game and what it takes to reach out to the public and it’s been nothing but success thus far. You’re not only a great business parter, but you’re a great friend. Thanks for all the rides back & forth and thank you for all the times you took me out to lunch tehehe :]. Studio times at your place are the best! It’s 2009 and we’ll be on a grind.
Famous: It’s the kiiiiiiiiiiidddddddddddddddddddddddddddd, Famous! Oh man, where do I start. First of all, you’re a thorough dude for real. A man of your word and you fulfill all your promises. You’re an amazing artist with a business-like brain that crushes all the other artists in Toronto! Thank you for hosting my Super Sweet 16. Highlight of the year. I’ll always be down for you and you know I got you. It goes both ways. 2009 man, 2009.
Boi-1da: Another big brother from another mother hummer lover. I am so proud of you. This year was soooo wondeful for you. Congrats on all your success and for being the best producer in Canada. Trust you got a lot more coming your way. I miss beating you at Halo 3 on the Xbox Live though. Remember when me, you, Young Tony, Gibbzy, Staxxx and everyone else would all play? Haah, that was fun. Stay up and keep deep deep deeeeeeeeep inna ya heart!
Addy: One of my many favourite Filipinos. You’ve introduced me to a lot of dope people. You are the network King! lol. I had a dope year with you and I appreciate all the little things you’ve done for me from introducing me to C Williams, to picking me up from school, to driving me home from Remix, etc etc. Remember when you threw that mini BBQ at your house for my birthday and you ended up dropping me home at like 1AM? My dad was so mad and you had to come in the house to apologize. Rich Kidd, Fresh & Royalz stayed around the corner so that my dad wouldn’t think I was in a car full of boys, lmao. That was too jokes. Although I got grounded, we still threw that Super Sweet 16 of mines. Thank you so much for organizing that with the rest of the team. I have the utmost respect for you and everyone else that helped out.
Drake: Drizzzyyyyyyy. First of all, you’re the best favourite rapper ever. What other fan gets to talk & chill with they favourite rapper whenever they want to? haha, Although you couldn’t make it out to my party, you still made that birthday video for me. You should of seen my face when they played it at my party. This year has been so so good for you and I’m proud of you. Keep grinding and keep doing you. January 15 my nigga. Proud of ya boy, proud of ya. Love you lots, Thank me Later 2009 ;].
T-RexXx: Ah man, you are the most chill individual ever. Always keeping it real and cool. Thank you for hooking up my internship over at Chris Smith Management. That has been and still is great. It has helped me in many ways and you’re the man behind that. Keep smiling sunshine!
Willyboo: Willllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll, hi. You’re the coolest photographer in town. The thing I love about you the most is that you never let me roll with you at the 19+ parties, lmao. “Will, is this party 19+?” and you say “Yes Karla, you can’t come” Grrrr. You’ve always been yourself and I want you to stay that way. Speak your mind and just do you. Don’t worry about the rest of the people. Thank you for takin up the job to document my Super Sweet 16 with your photography skills. You’re the best. xoxo
Lola: Lollipop Lola. All I gotta say is that I’m excited to work with you in 2009 manngggg. You have a bright future and I see it. I’m probably not the first one to say it, but you’re a woman of your word and I appreciate you for that. That long ass 5 hour meeting we had at Second Cup was so fun that I didn’t end up going to the gym lol. And that Hot chocolate with whipped cream on it as sooooooooooooo good. From ATL to TO, you’re still my Lola. Say hi to Lil Yung Berg, lmao. Muah!
DJ Wristpect: Respect the DJ, Wristpect is the DJ. Bomb bomb. Honestly, I must say, you’re a pretty ill DJ you know? Lmao, let me stop. I had fun with you at The Remix Project and I loved going in the Art of Business room to bug you. Sorry for leaking your Drake exclusive for you Bridging the Gap mixtape :[. Remember when there was that show the Dundas Square and you had to go? I brought a couple of my friends to your car and we took 100 CDs to flip to the crowd. They weren’t even put together yet. So we went inside the mall, sat down and put the CD inserts & CDs into the CD case, walked back to Dundas Square and gave em all out withing 5 minutes. That’s love right there. Keep doing you.
DJ Smartiez: Although I call you DJ Smartazz, you know it’s all love. Having you work around the corner from my internship has been bomb! It’s always fun to come bug you at your amazing job at Bell during my lunch break. You’re a good individual that’s always there to hail me up. Good looks homie.
Shouts to all the stores that let me kill time with them while I was around their way. LiveStock; waddup Los, Auggie, Skam, Andy & (i forgot the other guy & girl’s name, sorry), Dream Design; Dream & BossLady, RANSOM; Oliver, Andrew & Jason & The Lounge; Taurean & Alize! Queen and Spadina is really the spot to work at for really real.
If I missed you out, sorry! Just know that I got love for you . It’s 4:19PM now and I’m done with this post. Have a GREAT and BLESSED 2009. Keep a look out for me y’all.