Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Practical Experience vs Personal Experience

Too often our concept of learning is to absorb ideas from books, to do what others tell us to, and perhaps to do some controlled exercises. But this is an incomplete and fearful concept of learning... Cut off from practical experience.
We are creatures who make things; we don't simple imagine them. To master any process you must learn through trial and error. You experiment, you take some hard blows, and you see what works and what doesn't work in real time. You expose yourself and your work to public scrutiny. Your failures are embedded in your nervous system; you do not want to repeat them. Your successes are tied to immediate experience and teach you more. You come to respect the process in a deep way because you see and feel the progress you can make through practice and steady labor. Taken far enough, you gain a fingertip feel for what needs to be done because your knowledge is tied to something physical and visceral. And having such intuition is the ultimate point of mastery.


Saturday, October 26, 2013

New Music: Locksmith x Jarell Perry - Don't Run From Me

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After countless collaborations, singer/songwriter Jarell Perry and the Bay Area’s best kept secret Locksmith are hitting the road for a few select dates. To help announce the trip, the two got together for yet another song. 

Check out “Don’t Run From Me” below and scroll further for the cities/dates 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Hot 97's Who's Next Live: Mack Wilds [Kali Uchis x Beano x Sebastian Mikael] #CalligrafistPhotography

Proud of The Homie Mack Wilds and His FIRST EVER Show [SOLD OUT]...

 Before Mack Graced The Stage and Had Panties Thrown at Him, Kali Uchis was First Up [Interesting Performer and Unique Voice], Colombian Songstress.

Beano Left ALL his Energy and Talent on Stage... Philly Def Represented as He Brought Chill Moody Up to Assist Him, Beano Had The Crowd LIVE as He danced and Sang Like it Was Second Nature !

and Lastly Sebastian Mikael [He Ended With His Wale Assisted Single] and his Brooklyn representing band, built more momentum before Mack Wilds tore down the stage. 

and Then There was MACK... This Guy Performed Like a Pro, You Would Have Never Known or Thought This Was His FIRST Show EVER. Stage Performance was On Point andHe Brought Out The Chef and Legendary Wu-Tang Member Raekwon for a SI Collab on Stage.

You Could See The Excitment and Appreciation in His Eyes... He Put Alot of Work in Before This Show [Work i Witnessed With My Own Eyes for Weeks on End]. Proud of You Man, Skys Only The View ! #OwnIt

Purchase His Album on iTunes !

Check The Images Below [All Shot By Me @Calligrafist] and to View The Entire Album go To My Facebook !

Enjoy The Pics... Don't Forget to Tag Me @Calligrafist and My Hashtag #CalligrafistPhotography if You Repost The Pictures on Your Social Sites ! Thank You !

Sunday, October 20, 2013

New Music: What Happened [Maino Ft. Jada Kiss]

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When Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse took the internet by storm, Maino was one of the first to admit that New York isn’t what it once was. Now with 2Much and Sarah J providing a solid backdrop, he calls on Kiss to question the current state of New York hip hop.


Friday, October 18, 2013

Jay Z's Most Mentioned Brands Per Album

Rappers reference an array of brands from Gucci to BMW in various raps. To coincide with Jay Z's cover story, Vanity Fair created a list of Jigga's "Most Name-Dropped Brands" listed by album.

Vanity Fair had criteria they used.

"To make the task realistic, we referenced only albums officially included in his discography, and at times we interpreted lyrics when they very obviously referenced a brand without outright saying it," Vanity Fair wrote on its site.

According to Vanity Fair, Jay's most referenced brand is Mercedez Benz. Lexus, Maybach, BMW, Range Rover and Porsche were also part of the list the magazine created.

Jay also often references guns in his raps, with Glock and Kel-Tec being part of this list.

Another brand that Jay Z has referenced extensively is Cristal, the luxury champagne brand. Cristal was once at least one of Jay Z's favorite beverages. However, he has also referred to Cristal as racist in different verses since 2006, when the champagne company reportedly attempted to distance itself from Hip Hop.

According to the chart, Jay Z referenced brands the most on his 2007 release, American Gangster. He reportedly referenced brands the least amount of times on 2004's Unfinished Business, a collaborative album Jay Z made with R-Kelly.

The chart is missing Jay Z's 2001 release, The Blueprint. 


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Eid Mubarak 2013

I Didn't Do Any Eid ArtWork for This Eid... as I Normally Would Do !

 But I Wanna Wish EVERYONE a Happy Eid... Enjoy and Celebrate to The FULLEST.

الله أكبر الله أكبر الله أكبر .. لا إله إلا الله .. الله أكبر .. الله أكبر و لله الحمد

Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Day of Arafah

The Day of Arafah is an Islamic Holy Day, in which the verse of the Quran was revealed which explained that the religion of Islam had been perfected. The Day falls on the 9th day of Dhul Hijjah of the lunar Islamic Calendar. 

Mount Arafat or Mount Arafah [جبل عرفات‎] is a granite hill east of Mecca. It is also known as theMount of Mercy (Jabal ar-Rahmah). The hill is the place where the prophet Muhammad stood and delivered the Farewell Sermon to the Muslims who had accompanied him for the Hajj towards the end of his life. It reaches about 70 m in height.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Dhul Hijjah [2013]

 It's Hajj [Pilgrimage] Season...

Dhu al-Ḥijjah [ذو الحجة‎] is the twelfth and final month in the Islamic calendar.

This is a very sacred month in the Islamic calendar, marking the end of the year. It is in this month in which the Hajj [pilgrimage] takes place.

"Dhu al-Hijjah" literally means "Possessor of the Pilgrimage." It is during this month that pilgrims from all around the world congregate at Makkah to visit the Kabah. The Hajj is performed on the eighth, ninth and the tenth of this month. Day of Arafah takes place on the ninth of the month. Eid al-Adha, the "Festival of the Sacrifice", begins on the tenth day and ends on sunset of the twelfth.

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Trust in Us Catering x Hot97 Morning Show [Calligrafist Photography]

VERY Proud of My Guys Sheph x Fatmemoirs !!!

Friday 10/4/13 My Guys at Trust in Us Catering Catered The HOT97 Morning Show, The Reception and ReActions Were Awesome and Appreciative ! First Thing Rosenberg Said When He Say Me Was "I'm Fucking Hungry, Who Are These Guys.... I'm Excited".

So With "These Guys" Being Totally UnKnown, They Came in There and SHOW UP !!!
I Heard a Random 'Hmmmmm, This Sandwich is Good", and a "No I'm on a Diet, NO Try it its Good.... FUCK it This is Good".

Ebro Was Like "Anything Else Back There ?"
Rosenberg "You Guys Came Prepared"
Cipha Sounds "Ya'll are Like Real Fucking Chefs Huh?" Cipha Spent About 30 or so Minutes Just Talking food, Restaurant Life and Chef Life With Them !

Laura Stylez "You Guys are Amazing and This Food is Great"
Shani Kulture "Big Tings Big Tings... I Ate Two, I'm Good"
Big Dennis Gave Them a Shout on Live Air, Which is Below !
Yogie "I LOVE Anything That Has to do With Food and This is GREAT'
Dominican Drew "So You Guys Made This, I Didn't Expect This Egg and Veggie Joint to be This Good"
BrittanySky Was Acting Like She Wasn't Hungry, But She Tasted and Had a Smile After.

Can't Type Every Response, But Just Know These Guys Did The Damn Thing...

Proud of Them !

Pictures Below [All Photgraphy by: Calligrafist]

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Stalley Speaks on "Honest Cowboy", MMG, and Spirituality !

Peter Bailey catches up with Maybach Music Group's Stalley inside Circle House Studios during MMG weekend. He discusses his EP "Honest Cowboy", learning from Rick Ross, his spirituality as well as giving back to Ohio.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Terrence J Book Signing [Mist Harlem, NYC]

Terrence J [of E News] Released his Book Based on His Mother "The Wealth of My Mothers Wisdom" The Book Signing Was Intimate and He Opened The Floor to Q&A Right Away After Introducing Himself and a Slight Intro into The Book...


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