2011 is almost over. There were a lot of ups and downs and times that I felt stagnant. For those of you who follow me or know me, you might know that I’m one of the singers of Tipping Point Band. I definitely felt that 2011 was gonna be a great year for us. A productive/growing year. Because the year before that, we put out an EP during the summer, which was so tight. When this year first started, I told myself that i’d be productive (musically). No slacking off, no being lazy. The band was a top priority for me. I was ready to write, record, go places, play shows, etc. And so we did just that. I’ll share some highlights that went on this year.
-One Mic Stand in San Francisco - Febuary. Hosted by our 2NAI fam. Hands down..best gig ever. I met/reunited w/ so many talented and wonderful people that night. (Infinity Funk Project, EP&Esta, JBird, Dre, Chelsea, Lanie, Wordplay, Pyro&Mosey, Strategy, Cas, Jeff Bernat, DJ Agana, DJ Eufonik, Mnd Pwr Mikko and his lady Kristina..etc)
-Aid to Africa Benefit Show in San Diego - March. Road trip to SD with the band was tons of fun. Met/reunited with cool folks. (Nessa Rica, Keshia Lee, Bryan Keith, Francis R., Jesse Barrera, Michael Carreon, Danny M., etc)
-The GetDown I & II! (May/October) - Damn..so glad we put those shows together. We had Jenny Suk, Nessa Rica, Pyro&Mosey, Nero Ramos, JBird, DJ Eufonik, DJ Dre, IFP.
Those are the only shows that stuck out to me (and the only ones I can really remember. It’s 4:19AM -_-)
I also had the pleasure of working with my favorite boys of IFP, Jbird, PyroSpoken & my sister/house mate, Reese. They all came to my house in Stockton and we started and finished a song that night. (You can find that song on Mikey Manifests “Collection Fifteen” mixtape. It’s called ‘Imperfectly Perfect’). Also did some back up vox for a couple of songs w/ Mikey! Thanks, yo. Lol.
Originally, this was going to be a rant post because I was so upset at myself for not working on my own material this year. As I was writing this out, I realized that there were a lot of stuff to be thankful for. I may haven’t done anything on MY own - which I was hoping I would do - but, there’s so much inspiration in me that’s been building up for a whole year and I strongly feel that I’m ready to let it all out when 2012 comes. I’m ready to hustle/grind and I f’ing mean it!!
This is getting way too long. I apologize for typo’s, grammar crap. It really is late and I’m just writing as I think. But yes. 2012. :) I’m ready.
P.S. Musicians/Artists/Singers/Song-Writers who have truly inspired me (this year) - Joanna Borromeo, KING, Jenny Suk, Little Dragon, & James Blake. (To name a few lol)
The brothers Mndsgn and Knxwledge are now living in sunny Southern California, and we could not be any happier. 2 hours of nothing but Mndsgn and Knxwledge. The Welcome Home Edition. Grab that volume knob and turn it on up….
Just saw knxwledge tonight in sac! Support him and mndsgn though..you wont regret it!