One of my favorite artist from Detroit, that you probably never heard of is Fat Ray. Fat Ray holds an important place in Detroit music history, working with artists such as Black Milk, Phat Kat, BR Gunna, Elzhi, Danny Brown and a handful of other Detroit heavyweights.
On a tip from Dr. Peter Attia: David Foster Wallace would have been 57 years old today. I’ve written and spoken often about the impact his 2005 commencement speech, “This is Water,” has had on me. I listen to it monthly (used to be weekly) and always glean something slightly new. Take time today to do so (google: “DFW this is water” and look for the 22:44 video on YouTube). I know what a subset of you will say… “how can you listen to him… he killed himself… he was a bad guy… etc.” My response… of course he was flawed, who is not? Don’t discount this message because of the messenger’s pain.
Here’s what I’m listening to today. Joey DeVille a hip hop artist from Philadelphia, PA and The Joe Rogan Show featuring the co-Founder of Minds.com. Here’s an excerpt from DeVille’s Soundcloud page. Undoubtedly, this fusion of energy & soul combined with melody & truth known as “Love Is War” was very much inspired by artists such as XXXTentacion, Drake, & Eminem. Still searching for Love, I’ve fought many Wars. Notice the art work on this masterpiece. I find myself trying to give the world love. This love is dying… It isn’t dead yet!! But it’s barely holding onto whatever’s left. But woe to the snakes that surround me. This symbolizes the disloyal family, friends, exes, or strangers I’ve encountered in my lifetime. Notice the dry bones & skulls that surround the valley around me. This represents the souls of those who fought for love yet died emotionally in their endeavor. This is my story… welcome to my mind. Love Is War.