OLZ Says Fuck Friends, Success is all I need in the end

 

When I heard this song, I was truly impressed by the soulfulness he laid on the hook. This is an artist that truly has a lot of potential. This track shows me that he is a threat to the industry. I am truly interested to see what he does as an artist. This song truly expresses OLZ  frustrations that he has with peers. “All the friends he build with turned to stoners” , he raps, this song to me, expresses that him and his friends are all succumbing to the system and in the end can not rely on one another because they are all fighting the same battle. He has changed as a person and it sounds like he has outgrown his old friends and is on to new journeys ahead. Listen to the song below, it is truly amazing.

When Love Finds You(Requested By Aaron)

When searching for love and one relationship does not work out after another. We often ask ourselves is it us or them? Me being in three relationships were I thought it was  in “love”, believing that this person is the reason for my super powers. I Put my happiness in their hands, neglecting my own self-confidence. Not realizing that this power lies in me.  Was it really fair that I did that to them ? I placed the weight of my world on their shoulders. When the world came tumbling down falling from the grasp of their hands it shattered. And I allowed it.

After being lied to, cheated on, and sold false realities. I realized that they are not doing this because they wanted to feel “love” from me. I was just filling the need and dependency that I was missing in our relationship. Then from that time on, I realized I am missing a need and dependency, the love from myself.

Jevonte DayKofa – Revolving Doors[Prod and Mixed By : Dr.Atzar. Lyrics written and History behind song

 

 

Verse One

Step inside a cylinder, Diamond shaped perimeter/

Glass doors reflecting all my fears that are sinister/

Behind me a doctor with a briefcase thats holding tranquility, cure of cancer and a mental illness affect me in my Vicinity

Ahead of me

Engineers advancing technology cell phone planted in my body/

Sheet of fiber material separating me from the confines of illuminati/

Pyramids, eyelashes, implanted, on pinnacle power of money moving chess pieces like hockey/

Secret Society I spin on a poltergeist/

Move me like a puppet politicians quote it nice/

A wall that’s standing tall right before my eye sight/

Hook 

Life is a revolving door I think I popped a red pill/

Life is a revolving door I think I popped a blue pill/

Life is a revolving door i’m Neo in the Matrix/

Pinnacles of power moving chess Pieces like hockey/

Bridge

All of my niggas they selling that pew X3

Verse Two

When I go outside this door way, do or die time/

Im fighting three strikes memories of a prison light/

Stabbed to death/

Out of breath a CO told me hold tight/

Incarceration physically bound but I can still take flight/

Disrespect/

On the floor that pussy wet/

Bleed to death/

I would never climb these walls/

Cause my daddy tried to ball/

Crack cocaine invested in my DNA/

Disobey/

Curtis Mayfield sold cocaine/

David Ruffin Snort his Pain/

Hook 

Life is a revolving door I think I popped a red pill/

Life is a revolving door I think I popped a blue pill/

Life is a revolving door i’m Neo in the Matrix/

Pinnacles of power moving chess Pieces like hockey/

Bridge

All of my niggas they selling that pew X3

History of song:

When Atzar first sent this song to Jevonte DayKofa it came naturally. The song is really about the power of choice. Red pill grants you all the knowledge about what is around you, while the blue pill represents ignorance is bliss. With Jevontae Being Neo in the Matrix, he describes the power of the forces he faces outside in his community. This song comes off of Dr.Atzar’s album Down To Earth.

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Recovery, Short Poem By Chayla Adkins

Chayla is a student at the University of Toledo. She also is majoring in psychology and has a poem published in her school magazine. A person of many talents, she let Napalm release one of her poems on this platform. This piece is for woman going through trial and tribulations. This poem really made me sit back and reflect on the power of psychological abuse.

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Dr.Atzar The Surgeon Behind Sound

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Dr.Atzar is the surgical mastermind that delves into each track with sonic abstraction. As I was listening to his new album, The Sound Doctor, he gave us a look into what talents he hold. The album is just as quirky like the sporadic production  Fly-lo makes. Each instrumental feels like a acid trip that is positive with daffodils dancing upon a powerful almighty being. Dr.Atzar Scaffold is galactical, cutting through a dark hole to give us time stamps that embraces what it means to be the smiling hippie within the universe.

This album is an abstraction of many different sounds, styles and tempos. The album leaves you wondering how does this one man wonder does it. Each track tells a sonic story, Especially on “SnowFlakes Dawn”. The bells that come into this song welcomes the listener into a world that feels like Narnia. The beat then builds up with Synthesizers and tropic drums, leaving me guessing what is going to happen next. Each and every moment of this song activates my theatric mind. I can imagine myself going down a very steep snow hill dodging all types of icepicks in hopes that I make it to the bottom safely. That’s when the transition in this beat snaps me out of my dream land. I’m now dancing with big foot’s wife on the top of Mt.Rushmore. Hot chocolate brewing in the Igloo courtesy of frosty the snowman. Ready to be served for the guest at the party. This project is an hour long and is very ambitious, there is a transition within almost each instrumental. He uses the sounds to really entice the listener’s imagination.

 

This is the first song I listened to by Dr.Atzar. This song is really what made me fell in love with his sound. I realized the psychedelic coolness that vibed from his music.

 

I also thought his remake of Justin Bieber was pretty dope. Showing the versatility he has as an music producer.

 

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Setbacks please step back.

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After dealing with the power outage that was a widespread disaster throughout the Wayne county residence. I had a wrench thrown into my plans. I wanted to create more but was hindered with no electricity. Two weeks ago I had a loved one in a hospital. How could I create with the worry of a family member in mind? Things that are out of our control happens throughout time.

I was sitting with my mom discussing plans of the future and how negative energy can bring down a person’s success factor. As we were ruminating on the positive, the lights suddenly came back on. Television running, internet cut back on, and I had the electricity to power my media devices. VOLA! Just like that, I was back into the twenty first century. No more I had to feel I was living in ninety- sixty-three. Then  I had a momentary  flashback, telling my mother to stop expecting the power to be restored. When DTE estimated that it would be on by Friday 11:30 and was let down many of times. After reading that there were still over one hundred thousand customers without power, hope was dim. I expected the worst, a stale bologna sandwich with extra mold on the side, how much more horrible can it get?

There is no such thing as down without up. Yes, the power was off and yes it came back into effect eventually. During the time of me having the power off, I had time to self-reflect and access information I only can have available to me leaving the confines of my creative comfort zone. The will to overcome and stay focused on the end goal, will always persevere over the negative that is there. While sitting with my loved one in the hospital, I gained more knowledge and experience that is worth more than what I created. Setbacks are only there to remind you of why you are on your journey in the first place. Setbacks can sometimes open up more routes than you intended for to be opened. Setbacks can also reroute your journey to a greater destination in sight.  You can not have life without learning experiences. That is the only true way to grow.

 

The city that made Dilla and Blade

 

 

The Detroit music scene has always told the inner city story. Blade Icewood,  represented one half of Detroit, the side that embraces the mentality of street life. The grit, grime and money that comes from being a “Boss” while walking a thin line between life and death. Another musician that comes to mind is Producer J Dilla. He represented one side that resonates with the heart, battling with lupus, he still managed to cement himself in the history books by crafting classics. Both are legends within the city, both represented different scenes of Detroit’s hip-hop culture. Although the artist represents two different sides of the city, it is a common idea that stands between the both. The will to be a warrior fighting odds in a city ridded with frostbite and bullet holes.

Blade Icewood rose to prominence with the Street lordz rap group. Then branching off to a solo career with undeniable street anthems, “Come Roll” and “Boy would you”. The club anthems was the backdrop music that could be played in any VIP section with bottles of champagne with the finest woman on the face of this earth. Mink to the floor with gaitor shoes that come from the expenses of brands you can not pronounce. Establishing himself as more than a rapper with club anthems, he released “Give you my all” and “Great Lake Ruler”, two classics that shows the depth of his lifestyle and what comes with it. Giving us the tales of the street life, he showed listeners the sacrifices and the victory that comes with it.

Blade was more than just a rapper to the city. He was a businessman that pushed his own music in the underground circuit. People resonated with him because he stood for something that all natives in Detroit stand for. Get money, handle business, stay out the way. He refused to sign a record deal unless it was for more than a million dollars. The respect he earned in the streets even made him relatable in his music. He applied the success he seen into selling dope in his other ventures, leaving his old lifestyle behind.

Dilla was battling unfortunate circumstances that affected his lifestyle. Although he had Lupus he still managed to created music that will live in every Detroiter heart. Producing for Slum Village, Proof, Common, Erykah badu, he gave all artist a taste of Detroit. A soulful sound with a swing that can not be replicated even with the most skillful of ear and talent. He carried the sixties of Motown era Detroit in his work of art.

Even Dilla stated himself that being Independent is the best way to go. He pushed his music through underground platforms. After going through tough battles with his label to get his commercial album released. He released the RUFF DRAFT on a independent label. He was not going to let anyone or anything stop him from getting the music to the people. He was for the culture and for the people.

Both artist never gave up, both artist still seen there vision through to the end. Even if it was at the cost of health or life, they embraced what Detroit stood for. Push through the circumstances and you will see the fruit of your label grow. Coming from a place of harsh economic development, crime, and poverty. They took the essence of what Detroit was and where they came from and used it in there music. Detroit has helped mold musicians of this time to be the unstoppable deadly force that they came from .

 

Music I Chopped Slopped and screwed together in honor of both of them.(In No way I own Rights to this material, for educational and promotional purposes)

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