From the heart

Four black teens in Philadelphia with nothing other than weekly tranpasses and opinions. Still, the criticism and general interpretation seem to change from day to day regardless of aforementioned teens consistency.

Whatever. We're not doing anyone some terrible injustice, and we don't claim to be changing the world or enlightening the folk beyond belief or recognition. Credences, food for thought, images, a few laughs here and there, and opinions are all that we can offer you. Whether you choose to accept or decline, you are here, as are we, daily.

To face the rain or sunshine, parade or riot, cookout or Saturday detention..We ride Septa.

- Til' the very end, Nya Ari, Samir S, Trent XIII, and Hez

Thursday, April 29, 2010

J. Cole First single- Who dat

Diggy in Denim.

..One of the few "celebrities" that I hate to fuck with, but fuck with.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


"I like that song."

Oh do you? Do you really? I'm like everyone else at times. I like listening to idiocy on the way to a party or while gettting dressed in the morning too. But who else is a slave to lyrics?

"I like lyrics."

Oh you do?? We are one in the same! There is something about a lyric powerful enough to stick to my soul that will always captivate me. I'm guilty of listening to the same song for hours on end simply for the purpose of understanding everything. I'm also guilty of sitting on the train, looking out the window and relating to a sad love song that relates love to bird eggs, a summer day, or plain ol' pain.

Metaphors make the world go round'. From Trigga Trey, to Lupe, to U2. Here are a few songs with lyrics loud enough to deafen a sonic boom.


Little Razorblade- The pink spiders

Hey hey little razorblade girl you're so so serious
You're only pretty when you walk away
And you act oblivious
But I've got the keys so lets put it into drive

And you're right that it's wrong
to spend the night alone.
You stand on the shore as I'm treading water
and wave as I sink like a stone.

Hey hey little razorblade girl you're so so obnoxious
This lucid dream is not reality and it makes me so anxious.

Perfect Situation-Weezer

Get your hands off the girl,
Can't you see that she belongs to me?
And I don't appreciate this excess company.
Though I can't satisfy all the needs she has
And so she starts to wander...
Can you blame her?


Don't wanna come down- Trey Songz

I'm Mark Anthony & your JLo...wit a halo. Do ya thing, Flap ya wings.
You got feathers, I got leather.
He could tip you,
I could weather-
The storm.
It's gone, so I'ma let the top down while..
I got the whip slowed down, windows down
Wrist on shine , it's so loud.
And baby it's nine if u askin' bout the cloud
I'm so high, don't wanna come down.

Love Lost

Oh how I yearn for your touch. I'm so lonely now that you left me.
If I could run away you know I would.
And I'm hurtin cause girl I never loved you like I should
When your love is lost, your whole world's thrown off, when the one you need dont need you.
What do you do when love is lost?

Hey soul sister- Train

Your lipstick stains on the front lobe of my left side brain.
I knew I wouldn't forget you, and so I went and let you blow my mind
Your sweet moon beam, the smell of you in every single dream I dream.
I knew when we collided, you're the one I have decided, who's one of my kind.

Drops of jupiter

Tell me did the wind sweep you off your feet?
Did you finally get the chance to dance along the light of day,
and head back to the milky way?
And tell me, did Venus blow your mind?
Was it everything you wanted to find?
And did you miss me while you were looking for yourself out there?


Hands down- Dashboard confessional

Breathe in for luck, breathe in so deep.
This air is blessed, you share with me.
This night is wild, so calm and dull,
These hearts they race, from self control.
Your legs are smooth as they graze mine.
We're doing fine, we're doing nothing at all.

Keri Hilson-Knock you down

They say I move too quick, but we can't let the moment pass us
Let the hourglass pass right into ashes,let the wind blow the ash right before my glasses.
So I wrote this love letter right before my classes
How could a goddess ask, someone that's only average
for advice? OMG, you listen to that bitch?
Whoa, it's me.
Baby this is tragic, cause we had it, we was magic

Angel- Pharrell

She's an angel.
She's the girl, I want to share my dreams
She's an angel.
I don't care if she can't fly over things,
she's an angel.
I don't care if you can't see her wings
Watch her fly.
She's in my dreams when I sleep, but when I wake she's gone so I weep.

The Prayer- Kid Cudi

Baby how I dream of being free since my birth.
Cursed, but the demons I confronted would disperse
Have you ever heard of some shit so real
Beyond from the heart, from the soul you can feel?


Aint nothing wrong, I'll be feasting on something brave.
A sexy lady who's pure, she has the cure.
I hope she can find a man within the beast, and
I hope she saves me from the curse I have to be.
I hope she figures out a way to save my soul, to save my heart.


Ain't got you- Kevin Michael

All I ever wanted was to love you
Girl I never meant to cause you pain
And I only have myself to blame
Now you're gone and I can't stop thinking of you
Every time I hear your name
I think of what I've done again and again


Little Bit- Drake

The pressure's on
Both hearts beat like a metronon
Both n'sync like a justin song
Feels so right but it's just soo wrong


Carry you inside get you some water and undress you
I give you my all, and the next morning you'll forget:
Who, or Why, or How, or When
Tonight is probably about to happen all over again.
And she live in a mindset that I could never move to.
Until you find yourself, it's impossible to lose you, because I never had you.
Although I would be glad to.
I probably go and tattoo- your name on my heart,
I swear, I start- To think,
that I'm going crazy

Complicated- Robin Thicke

I wish I could lose all of my blues
I wish I could stop putting my blues on u
I wish I could love, I wish that my goods
Outweighed my bads enough
You know it's killing me.
Baby how can I let you go?
Suddenly theres nothing I need more

Love you- Maxwell

Listen to the way I feel when love can change you, love arranges you.
Heaven blessed the day God sent you here.
Hoping that love don't disappear
Feel you in ways I can't understand
Honey, baby, tell me I can be your man.

Dream on- Aerosmith

Every time I look in the mirror all these lines on my face getting clearer
The past is gone, it went by, like dusk to dawn.
Isn't that the way everybody's got their dues in life to pay?
Yeah, I know nobody knows
where it comes and where it goes.

Vertigo- U2

Lights go down, it's dark, the jungle is your head.
Can't rule your heart, a feeling so much stronger than a thought
Your eyes are wide, and though your soul, it can't be bought
Your mind can wander.

Coming clean- Gym class heroes

And it's all part of the game, it's just the same ol' thing with a different name.
And you can try and drown the pain, but we both swim too well to submerge ourselves.
And I'm tired of the shame of being a fool too cool to maintain two dames.
And all I need is time
Please forgive me, darlin' the blame's all mine.

Good Vibrations

I, I love the colorful clothes she wears
And the way the sunlight plays upon her hair
I hear the sound of a gentle word
On the wind that lifts her perfume through the air
Close my eyes
She's somehow closer now
Softly smile, I know she must be kind
When I look into her eyes
She goes with me to a blossom world


The Emperor's soundtrack- Lupe Fiasco

Here we are now, entertain us
Change don't change us ever since the game trained us-
We came up like worms in the rain
I dream, my chain became a loose noose that was used to hang us.
So now, my insane brain, my 32 teeth
And two feet creep like its Elm Street.
Cause I only fear God
Know the weapons of the weak
The weakness of the hard
And I will never sleep

Gold Watch

And my most coveted thing is my high self-esteem,
and the low tolerance for them telling me how to lean.
See the most important parts are the ones that are unseen.
See the wings don't make you fly and the crown don't make you king.
Now God don't like ugly, ain't too happy bout pretty
I am ignorance's enemy so stay out of the vicinity of..


I want you- Common

We were like two birds that were able to fly.
I try to pick the right words to say to the sky.
Some days I would try but wasn't able to cry.
I never been good at saying goodbye.
I take a deep breath when the times is hard,
when I reminisce over you, my God.
I spent many years trying to be the heartthrob,
I guess it's only right that I got my heart robbed.
The scent of a room that reminds me of you
A hint of perfume it reminds me of you
Take a look at the moon it reminds me of you
Hope the stars and the gods align me and you


The badness- J. Cole

Feel like Im riding on a chartered plane of broken hearted pain.
Turbulence is constant my pilot has gone insane.
If I can find a parachute to parasail, maybe these parasites of paranoia won't prevail
Character dope as hell, but where is my parallel sweetheart?
Deep thoughts lost in my brain so I sleep hard-
Nights with no progress
Man I'm thinking like Ill probably find a Lockness in the projects before I find this-
Object of my love, this object of my heart.
Guitar strings have strum in search of my counterpart
Bound to start drinking or smoking, sinking this ocean.
Leaping through the badness hoping I'm reaching for closeness.


Diary- Wale

Rather lose love than to move on never knowing what it feel like.
Short days, long nights.
By the phone, no call.
Need a clear mind 'cause I been blind,got me goin' down that road.
Heart made of stone, far away from home.
Black woman you cold.
Every problem you ever had with another man I gotta face.
Started off on thin ice, I'm still here but I cant skate,
Slow sink, can't breath, no remorse, don't think,
Listen to your friend get another man for a minute then repeat.
Queen, you deserve the title but she reject what I give, while she nurse the wounds by them,.
Tried them didnt work, diary of a black girl.


Beach Chair- Jay z

No compromise.
No compass comes with this life, just eyes.
So to map it out you must look inside
Sure books can guide you but your heart defines you
You corazon is what brought us home.
In great shape like Heidi Klum
Maricon, I am on-
Permanent Vaca
Life is but a beach chair
Some said HOV, how you get so fly
I said from not being afraid to fall out the sky.
My physical's a shell, so when I say farewell
My soul will find an even higher plane to dwell
So fly you shall
So have no fear, just know that
Life is but a beach chair

Friday, April 2, 2010

The Lost Docs.....

Sneak Peek of my work on the Lost Docs photoshoot.....more pictures, introductions, website and music soon.

lostdocs 1


Performance April 9th

Thursday, April 1, 2010


I've been cheating. I'm cheating right now.

No, no. Not like how your girlfriend is cheating on you with me..More along the lines of "I have these pictures on facebook let me upload them to flickr then to my blog" cheating. I apologize.

I've been up to a few things my friends. Your girlfriends, an internship, schoolwork, weekends, and photography.

Today (tonight) you'll see some of the latter.

(Sidenote: These have not been edited. This is just shadow work.)











I haven't been busy..But I've been busy, yaw mean?