Om Mani Padme Hum ༀམཎིཔདྨེཧཱ

24 years
Younger frame, older state of mind...
Queens, New York

Photographer/ Producer/ Crate Digger/ Gamer/
Introvert/ Pizza addict/John Coltrane fanatic

Instagram - IGet_Physical
Last.FM - KingOfWhatIDo
Email - astraltraveling73@gmail.com
Xbox Live - KingOfWhatIDo

Heavy Rotation (Music)/ Tape Deck (Mixtapes)
Photography Page/ Photos I've Taken

I think the main reason I don’t say anything on here anymore is because I truly don’t even know who I’m speaking to.

Archival X

The bridge is over…

Throwback Thursday

If you’re one of the few people who know what I look like, it might throw you off how much I look like my pops now.

Spring preparation…

LAKIM - Thinkin' Bout (Doin' U)

LAKIM - Thinkin’ Bout (Doin’ U)

Oskar Offermann & Edward - I Said Maybe

Oskar Offermann & Edward - I Said Maybe

Well since it is the anniversary of Dilla’s death.

Not pictured - The Shining, The Shining EP2, Donut Shop

Sade - War Of The Hearts

Sade - War Of The Hearts

J Dilla - Bass In The D

J Dilla - Bass In The D

Jill Scott - Love Rain (Coffee Shop Mix) Ft. Mos Def

Jill Scott - Love Rain (Coffee Shop Mix) Ft. Mos Def

Anonymous asked: Yo do you produce as well or just strictly a dj?

Now that I think about it I don’t do either anymore.  I haven’t felt inspired enough musically lately.  The last time I made a beat was for personal reasons but it didn’t help alleviate how I was feeling at the time and I don’t have the time or finances to DJ how I would like to or used to.  Not to mention I haven’t really surrounded myself with people in either field that would be influential in my will to.  You take someone like Kyle Hall and look at his story and it fits together right for what he does.

Honestly if I were to come back to making music it would probably fall under the house genre.  Most of what I listen to now is DnB, house, jazz and soul.  It’s been super long since I’ve heard soulful production done right in a while.  Hip-hop just been slacking for me.  House music on a producer/DJ level is damn near the last hope.  Even off the strength of the impact it had on black culture and how influential it is to either genres that branch off.

So na, until I find inspiration in it again, first as a listener than as a creator, not now.

Anonymous asked: I saw you posted a picture of Baltasar Garcian's 'The Art of Worldly Wisdom' on your Instagram. What do you think about that book?

I think it’s a great read.  The particular translation I have is done by Martin Fischer.  For me personally it’s not something that’s necessarily informative but more introspective.  During the time I was reading it, the thing that stuck with me the most was that almost everything that was said were things I felt and dictated my actions by.  I definitely identified with the book more than anything else I’ve read honestly.  Of course with books of that nature you keep in mind that you go through life with a versatile mind state and not just what’s set in stone especially if it’s not on your instinct.  They raise your awareness/consciousness but without will it’s not going to magically change your thought process overnight and you have to be careful of the very few contradictions.  I also feel like some people read books like this for the appeal of it’s words but not as much for personal application.  You can definitely get a feel for the universal mind state he builds upon which is apparent since it was written in 1637.  From my understanding, Nietzsche also highly praised this book.

I definitely would prefer it over something like 48 Laws Of Power which in my opinion was a slight rip-off of this particular book and somewhat more contradictory.  I prefer Greene’s The Art Of Seduction over 48 Laws.

Om Mani Padme Hum ༀམཎིཔདྨེཧཱ turned 4 today!

I’m not sure if this is a good or bad thing.

Dwele - Lady At Mahogany

Dwele - Lady At Mahogany