Hey! So TrapxArt is coming to Chicago on October 4th to vibe out and paint some dope shxt. You don’t want to miss it. We’ve teamed up to offer a discount to all that support me especially ☺️. Head over to trapxart.com, click on events, choose Chicago, click get tickets, and use my special promo code “KMoe” for a special discounted price! You must be 21+ in order to slide! Be sure to tell a friend to tell a friend that TrapxArt is coming to Chicago and you can’t miss it! See you there!
Get your tickets here: trapxart.com/chi
Wait a minute DJ Honorz! Is that you SD!?
DJ Honorz just dropped his first installation of 2018 “Pawnshop” featuring SD. Fans have been waiting for two years to hear new music from the former GBE affiliate. Honorz has worked his magic and put together a solid 5-song EP that features remixes to some of your favorite songs. On each track SD bodies the instrumental and lays down that flavor that everybody has been missing. Although its not what the fans are expecting (LAOS5), it is something that will hold you over until the next release! Pawnshop is available now for streaming and download now on Spinrilla!
#KMPicks off of Pawnshop: Issues, Trending, and Double that Check!
Your early 20’s are nothing short of weary. We all yearn to adult but the truth is that we don’t really understand what that means. You’re taught about puberty and even a little about your teenage years. But, nobody gives you the scoop on how dramatic your 20’s truly are. Here I am 25 years young and I feel like I’ve experienced a midlife crisis every two years from the time that my 20th birthday passed. It’s been a crazy 5 years, to say the least. You go through so many levels of trials and triumphs. You think that you have everything thing figured out and then BOOM! here comes a curve ball completely placing you off your square. It makes you feel like you have to start all over and scratch the plan you thought you had figured out. This alone sometimes makes you feel at your worse but you know that you have to keep going. Easier said than done but honestly starting over is sometimes needed. We all go through different things but we all have something in common… We’re trying to stay afloat. A lot of the strides we take go unnoticed and as much as we don’t want to admit it… we care. I’ve learned that the feeling of wanting to be appreciated is natural. It’s human instinct to want to feel appreciated and noticed; especially when it comes to the pivot points in your life.
Your 20’s don’t give you a break, though. They don’t discriminate. You could be sitting somewhere with your master’s degree, great job, and a beautiful living space but I’m sure it’s something that you just don’t feel like is clicking for you. You could be sitting with no degree, plenty of talent, and traveling but I’m still sure it’s something that’s in the way. No matter your situation, I know that you’re applying a lot of pressure to yourself. You may be applying so much pressure that you’re lowkey stagnate. You’re over thinking and not much is getting accomplished at this point. It’s ok to admit it… you aren’t the only one. Aside from societies standards, we set an even higher standard for ourselves and things have gotten crazy.
The visions we’ve created for ourselves didn’t include curves and nobody warned us. We planned a straightforward road but the way life works we now know how much of a joke that is. No matter what, we’re still pushing to bring these visions to fruition.
The key is to remain consistent and not become discouraged. It’s bittersweet that nobody truly told us what was to come. But, I’ve come to believe that this is a journey you have to figure out for yourself. There’s no wrong way to go as long as you’re moving and setting goals. You hinder yourself when you become too comfortable or even attempt to think that giving up is an option. Listen! Giving up is not an option. All of the shxt we’re going through is molding us into the most amazing human beings that ever walked this earth. We have so much to accomplish and honestly do me a favor right now….
I N H A L E…. h o l d it… EXHALE.
Repeat these words, “I got this! I am in control! The only option is up!” Repeat it twice if you have too.
We’ve accomplished so much believe it or not. We will accomplish it all as long as we pick ourselves up and be the encouragement to each other that we truly need. You’re not the only person going through something. We all are going through it and we can overcome the stress together. Our 20’s are throwing a fit but we’re going to get them together and continue to shine! We are in a prime time of our lives.
For every moment that we feel defeated, we are being prepared to be elevated. I like to think of it as going through a tough winter so that you can really learn how to appreciate the sun when it shines. Please believe the sun will shine again! The only difference will be when the sun decides to shine this time we’ll actually appreciate it. We’ll be prepared. So start getting ready for the sun now. Continue pushing until you can’t mutter or type a word. Never give up on yourself and stay on your course. If you have to detour a little bit that’s ok but don’t get lost. Stick with your plan! We’ll all end up where we need to be. As for these rough 20’s; you just have to be like Kevin Hart and say it with your chest: “I GOT THIS!”
While in Denver during the TelephoneTour starring Noname x Ravyn Lenae! We ran into this beaut named Nae! She exulted everything that a bad ass black girl. is with her style and grace! We had to feature her! It was so nice meeting you! Keep on shining bad ass black girl!
Follow her on iG: @holidayseasonn
KMThinks meets The Boy Illinois and ohhhh what a dope conversation we had! From culture, to life, to music we covered it all! Shoutout to Swank PR for the opportunity. Click the link below and get intune with what’s brewing. #KMSupports
Check out The Boy Illinois ft.Alpha “Back Again”:
Vic Mensa!!!!! Thank you!!!! Recently at REVOLT’s Justice For Flint, Vic took the stage to premiere two new songs; U Mad RMX ( Ode to the condition of Flint,MI) and 16SHOTS!( Ode to La’Quan McDonald). If you know me you know the work I do for receiving Justice for La’Quan McDonald, so this literally gave me life when I ran across it. It doesn’t surprise me that Vic decided to vent on the situation. When video footage of La’Quan McDonald being shot sixteen times by bigot Jason Van Dyke was released Chicago went into an uproar. Vic Mensa along with hundreds of others (BYP100, Assata Daughters,etc) including myself took to the streets to protest. That night we were pushed, shoved, and even took over the highway as a presentation of awareness and frustration. Vic performs 16SHOTS for REVOLT’s crowd and has them repeat with him 16SHOTS! What a strong presentation! Let’s never forget what happen to our little brother La’Quan McDonald. Big thank you to Vic for shedding light on the situation on a major platform. United we stand, divided we fall! Click the video above and watch the passionate performance as Vic Mensa lets loose on the stage.