Random Musings Part 2

Yes ladies and gentlemen, it’s once again time for some more random musings courtesy of the world wide wide internet!

#GodBlessTheInterwebs

Finally, an explanation for this mystifying scientific phenomenon…
GIFSec.com

I played this for my Mom and she was like “I love that!!!”…I thought she meant the dancing but she actually really likes the song… #MoveThatDope

If you know anything about Gary Payton, you know that he was one of the (if not THEE) biggest trash talker The League has ever seen…which makes this Jason Williams crossover even better. #FeelingNostalgicWatchingThis

As humans, we love to anthropomorphize animals. Naturally, I’m a sucker for a good animal vine/meme/GIF.
Funny Dog 1

Funny Dog 2

The chart below was put together by the Brookings Institute and is really perplexing when you actually put it in perspective. What the chart indicates is that 71% of legislative issues never get resolved due to the partisan our-way-or-the-highway-agree-on-nothing mentality that is rampant in Washington. Just think about that for a second; the same people that blew through $6 billion in campaign spending in 2012 only resolve 29% of issues that they’ve been elected to fix. They’re basically doing nothing. That said, I do believe we will one day reach a point where decisions are made based on what is best for the people and not what is best for political positioning… #PeopleFirst

155dd4684f0592f2eb98bd849a356a22Here’s a long but dope ass article on Chief Keef written for Vice Magazine by an English-lit grad turned heroin addict (since recovered)…

…to conclude that “Finally Rich” is the same sort of record as “Back From the Dead” and “Bang” is to miss a lot of the subtext underpinning many of the album’s tracks that give it a complexity…and this complexity reflects, I would argue, just what it means to come up as a young black male in one of the most forgotten corners of the dystopian 21st century American landscape…for all its posturing about balling hard and buying foreign cars, [Keef's music] reflects the sort of seize-the-day attitude common among kids with few prospects for escaping the cycle of poverty, death and imprisonment that is their lot. Here too, “Hate Bein’ Sober” is, on the surface, a paean to smoking kush, drinking and popping molly, but where the fuck do you think this antipathy to sobriety comes from?

 

Here’s cool chart outlining the routines of some of the world’s most creative and influential thinkers including Mozart, Immanuel Kant and Maya Angelou (RIP) amongst others. My own routine is probably closest to Picasso’s with the majority of my creative work taking place beginning in the early evening (7ish) and going into the early morning (2-3ish) with a little leisure break sometime around midnight – which I usually spend eating and watching sports highlights haha…

Creative work

I’m admittedly a huge Ben Stiller fan… #Throwback

Random Musings Part 1

Dream Driven Tour x Mississauga x July 18

My dude ThaCapitalE is getting ready to embark on his “Dream Driven Tour” to promote his new album and we’ll be handling business at OKO RED Lounge in Sauga in July 18th to set things off.

The night will have 80′s Favourite Babies handling the music side of things and includes performances by ThaCapitalE, SupaMan Kaliente (KOTD), Dustin Wareham, Fatta, White, Phillie and Daniel Son. Oh, and me too…also…as well.

There’s a tonne of Sauga talent on this bill so if you’re from Sauga and want to see your city shine then reeeeach!

The rest of the details are on the poster below…

Tha Capital E, Nukky Grissom + More 1

Nukky Grissom x #FromMeToYou x Mixtape Download

Nukky Grissom - #FromMeToYou

Want a free mixtape of rare and unreleased material? All you have to do is join the mailing list (in the sidebar on the right) and POOF! All 11 tracks are yours…

#FromMeToYou

Jonah Hill is Okay in My Books

Have you seen that viral video of that anger-crazed mother in Cheektowaga? You know the one where she’s incessantly hurling over-the-top racist slurs as her kids watch on? Yeah, that one…

While the unfortunate incident is just another shimmering example of our lack of respect for each other as human beings, Jonah Hill recently pushed humanity a small tiny shuffle-step further as he stood up like a man and apologized for his own innappropriately homophobic comments.

I probably wouldn’t be that impressed if his apology came in the form of an official PR statement, but the fact that he issued a genuine and unprompted apology on late night TV definitely earns him a couple redemption points.

#StandAccountableForYourActions

DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY, F*CK EVERYTHING ELSE

I haven’t been posting nearly as often as I used to and I didn’t realize how much I missed sitting down and sharing ideas until I actually thought about it.

For the most part, I think the biggest reason why I stopped was because it simply wasn’t a priority amongst the daily grind of work, music and other “life shit”. Even though I genuinely enjoy writing and offering commentary on a vast array of topics, I basically stopped setting time aside to do the things that I enjoy most (like writing). In that, I think there’s a lesson to be learned for everyone; DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY*, F*CK EVERYTHING ELSE**

#MyTwoCents

*Unless it’s illegal and/or harmful to others.
**Not literally.

Nukky Grissom x Hollapalooza

Just touching base to let you know that you can catch me on June 20th at Big Picture Cinemas in Toronto (1035 Gerrard St. East) for IllVibe’s 2nd Annual Hollapalooza Festival.

Presented by #SOTI and #TheNetwork, Hollapalooza has a stacked lineup of dope acts and is definitely not a night that you’d want to miss. I know that’s probably a phrase that’s overused but seriously, this night is going to be crazy.

Click the poster below to go to the Facebook event page and I hope to see y’all there!

Hollapalooza Nukky Grissom IllVibe

Nukky Grissom x Diemens x Seraph (Remix)

My DreamFactory bros Diemens recently released the visuals for their track “Seraph” off of their Genesis EP so I did a quick little remix to help promote it. You can download the promo remix here, here or here but I would suggest you buy the original and support a great cause***…or better yet, download the remix AND buy the original! Don’t ask me how I come up with such great ideas…

Anyways, you can catch the official video as well as the corresponding mini-documentary below:

***Seraph is a biblical term that means women. The song is an ode to all the strong, independent women in our lives have gone through numerous trials and tribulations in order to make our lives better. Diemens has partnered up with the Guelph-Wellington Women In Crisis women’s shelter on this project where 100% of the proceeds made from this single will be donated to the shelter. – Diemens

Show your support by purchasing ‘Seraph’ here

Nukky Grissom x Our Time x Official Video

It is with great pleasure that I release to you my new video for “Our Time”, a promo track shot and edited by TristanCM.

(DOWNLOAD IT HERE)

We had a very limited amount of time (schedule-wise and in terms of daylight hours) to make this thing happen and by the grace of some sort of divine intervention, we pulled it off, albeit just barely. Fighting our way through traffic, road construction and other delays, Tristan and I managed to link up with the rest of the homies at the harbourfront just in time to catch one of the last ferries to the island with MAYBE 20-30 seconds to spare. If we had caught one more red light or parked a few rows further over than we would’ve been screwed and I wouldn’t be sharing this video with you right now – at least not in its current form. For that, I’m thankful.

Special shouts go out to the homies BC, ThaCapitalE, SpecsOne, Deez Nuts and Divo for braving the harsh Toronto winter for me.

Nukky Grissom x Our Time x Artwork

Here’s the artwork for Our Time, a new promo cut that I’m dropping next Sunday…

I hand-painted everything except the hour/minute hands :)

#OurTime
#03.16.14
#DreamFactory

Nukky Grissom - Our Time (500)

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