New song #lighwork OUT NOW link in bio - happy January 16 🗣
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1.16.18 LIGHT WORK
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2017 was loaded with touring. I’m taking the spring off to finish new music & gear up for Europe & US touring this summer and fall. Shout out all my fans who are patient & letting me cook up! I’m always trying to push myself creatively & it takes time to experience life, process and give u that real from the heart. But! @wordsplayed and I will be doing ONE MORE Magic & Bird show in NYC! January 27th at The United Palace Theatre in uptown! All proceeds will go towards building a high school in my neighborhood with @inwoodacademy! Come thru! Support us and the work being done in NYC! Tix in bio.
🎥: @mikefolabi | #friendsandfamilytour | @minerleagueco
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NYC! Me n @wordsplayed are bringing Magic & Bird one last time to the legendary United Palace Theatre in Washington Heights on January 27th! I must have walked passed that theatre 100 Times when writing all of my earliest albums. It’s also right across the street from me & words favorite spot, Malecon (definitely eating there afterwards 😂).
All proceeds go towards building a new high school for @inwoodacademy - a school in my neighborhood focusing on better education for the under served. Ticket link in bio.
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10 shows in 8 days - what a crazy run! U want the truth tho? After all of these shows, playing arenas & being able to make a living rapping... I’m constantly at war w the question “am I good enough yet?” I’ve realized this... until you are grateful for what you have, you’ll never have enough. I constantly battle with comparison & the never ending game of performing for people’s acceptance and ultimately their love. There’s always someone doing it bigger and better. And that’s okay, right? My ego makes it harder to accept. My fear of failure and of not being good enough keeps me from trying again and putting myself out there.
I’ve also realized that somewhere along the way, I started looking for value FROM people (record sales, ticket sales, followers, likes! LOVE ME! 😂) instead of looking for ways to add value TO people. I get it all backwards sometimes. That’s why the teachings of Jesus are so ill to me. It’s so opposite my natural way of thinking “To gain your life, you must lose it! The last will Be first, the first will Be last. The greatest among you is the servant! Not the one being served!” Fellow artists, dreamers & creatives. I am not in competition with you. I am an advocate with you. In reality, we are all so fragile - why spend time trying to prove we are better than anyone else when we all are going to die soon anyways? Why not help & show love? Bc we feel threatened by others success. I want to do better in this.
I know there are some looking at this who want to achieve more. Go for it! It’s possible. I’m living proof dreams can come true. Strive for what you want! But on the way, enjoy what you already have, and remember what you need most.
My prayer for 2018 is that I seek to add value to people more than I seek to find my value IN ppl. And - that God would continue to strip away the cancer of my ego - making me more content, more grateful & more humble. That’s a tall order!
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Well that was a first.
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The story behind the snakes in the “Judo” video. Second clip shows the snake going for my jugular. @wordsplayed face says it all. Our mixtape “Magic & Bird” out now & music is out, too!
Animation & sound design: @enigmatic_e
Music video: @wearefilms | a @minerleagueco ting.