There has been a huge resistance on my part to finish this series. Formally ending this series and typing these final words regarding the tour means finally saying goodbye. Letting go to the best experience of my life thus far is extremely too difficult for words but it is something that needs to be done nonetheless. It is a process that comes with moving forward. You take the great experiences of your life, you build upon them as much as you can and you continue progressing.
The momentum that has come from this experience overall has been incredibly overwhelming in the best possible way. It has served up quite a few life lessons, some harsh realities, and the best creative epiphanies I have ever had.
I never would have imagined that at the tender age of 22 I would embark on my very first national U.S. tour, with Talib Kweli no less!
For 6 weeks I actually lived in Hip-Hop. I lived in it, I learned in it, I grew in it. I used to think I lived it before but I was completely oblivious to its true meaning and power. Now I have realized how far it can take you, the lives it can change, and the things you can create solely from the love of it.
So, here's to The People's Champions tour! Extremely special thanks to Talib Kweli, DJ Spintelect, NIKO IS, Thanks Joey, Steven, Efrem, Donna, Seth, and the rest of the Javotti Media Family. Each and every single one of you hold a special place in my heart. Peace.
- Carrboro, North Carolina
- Asheville, North Carolina
- Baltimore, Maryland
- Boston, Massachusetts
- Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Trip to 9th Wonder's studio listening to unreleased Rapsody tracks, Kweli collaboration and witnessing Atmosphere lay down some fresh rhymes
One of the more meaningful highlights of this tour was coming across the "Before I die" wall in Asheville, North Carolina. The angel/wall keeper of this site is a veteran who goes by the name of Happy. Individuals who travel to Asheville are given an opportunity to write what they most desire to do before their time on Earth expires. How would you fill in the blank?
Last round of photos from final performances / hangouts, the usual glimpse of how we'd fuel up prior to each show.