Archive for the ‘Positive Vibes’ Category

Alright… It’s been a while.

A few weeks back I was at a music festival in Halifax, Canada, and had the pleasure of listening to a local act and legendary Canadian Hip-hop group called Universal Soul. You may not have heard about Universal Soul, as I hadn’t, but they have been steady rocking in the background since the mid 80s. Apparently they’re one of Classified’s main influences. But more than that, it’s good to witness acts like these who are relics in their own zone, so much so that they put way more effort into winning the hearts and minds of their local fans than on achieving global fame. The song that caught my ear was “Where I’m From”, which I was able to get a small clip of. But to appease your curiosity about this group, I’ll feature their song “Back and Forth”, which is just as moving. These cats put Halifax on the map before many others, and believe me when I say that the people where they’re from appreciate their dedication to their roots. It was a beautiful sight to see. Enjoy!

 

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Hadn’t heard of Collective Efforts before this. I’m feelin’ it.

And was that a cut from People Under the Stairs I heard?? Enjoy.

Happy Monday to all…

Woke up last Monday feeling a bit down, very tired, and felt like I was buckling under that week’s stress before it even started. Didn’t want to face the world! It was going to be a challenging day I would have liked a longer weekend, or a longer sleep for that matter. We all know how it is!

So what did I do? I reached for a tried, tested and true remedy for me, which is positive hip-hop. There was a time when I would have started bumping some hardcore tunes and just gritted my teeth through it, angry and all. But that’s even more exhausting, and that’s no way to start the week. Nowadays I’m really digging the positive energy, and The Shinsight Trio never disappoints.

Ocean Skyline, from their album Moonlight Sunrise, was a true blessing that morning out of the many great Shinsight Trio songs I listened to that morning. Takes your mind right away, and like a quick vacation, sometimes that’s all you need to get you started.

Hope you enjoy this one like I did.

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Some heartwarming vibes here

Happy Saturday!

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