So here I am on a cross Ontario School tour and lost my voice! Bummer :(
One of my favorite things about the 411 Initiative for Change tours sponsored by Kids Help Phone is being able to perform songs at the end of the presentation. Students don't usually get to have a mini concert before recess on a school day and these girls that may never spend time out of school together let alone attend a show or party together... yet there they all are (forced by societal educational rules) to sit in a gym, nerd next to emo rock girl next to popular girl next to jockette ...everyone rocking out together. For that moment maybe, just maybe we all forget the roles we play at school and just enjoy some live music.
This week has been a struggle. After shooting a video all Sunday for the single MAKEUP off the new album Bootleg Culture I woke up Monday morning sounding like the God Father whispering mafioso secrets or typing on my iPhone to communicate. Ivy Prosper the host of the show has been a darling and made it easier for me to get through my portion of the interview. She wrote some inspirational words about the situation HERE.
With this in mind, I wanted to make the sampler of my music downloadable to make up for the lack of music in this week's show performances. NYC premier DJ, DJ AUTOGRAPH has mixed together some choice cuts off the BOOTLEG CULTURE album and all I ask is you bump it in your systems LOUD and if you like it tell a friend. The sampler features Pharrell, The Game, Talib Kweli and many more! As well music videos for the songs that I perform on the school tour are posted below.
Sending love and thanks to all the wonderful ladies we have met on the tour this week who cheered loud even as I struggled to squeeze out a 16 bar verse from my pulsating swollen trachea (#DramaQueen). No more lonzenges - these things taste like Laundry Detergent BLECH!
DOWNLOAD BOOTLEG CULTURE SAMPLER MIXED BY DJ AUTOGRAPH
Warriors Tongue is currently nominated for a VIMA Southeast Asia Music Award for best Hiphop song. VOTE BY CLICKING HERE!
Number One ft Black Molly currently nominated for a VIMA Southeast Asia award for best pop song. VOTE BY CLICKING HERE!
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