I spent a good few hours replaying this because first off, I haven’t really heard an interview from MTV like this in a while. I had the impression that they mostly showed reality shows and seeing this on YouTube blew my mind! (+ points for modern media.)
Secondly, I always knew that Kendrick was a profound rapper, but to hear some of his insights on life in this interview really bumped him up my favorites list. When I hear artists in hip-hop speak vulnerably about what they’ve been through, I think, “Now he’s doin something special there.”
In a humble and reflective way, they use their experience to create something beautiful and honest. It’s something that disregards differences and makes you relate on a human level. That makes artists real artists for me, not some marketed product from a company.
Check out his interview here and I posted the rest of the videos after the jump…
My friend Geoff sent this over e-mail today. I know, sometimes Kanye isn’t everyone’s cup of tea; he’s more like an acquired taste for others. But for those who remember Kanye before he blew up as Mr. Kardashian, this fan-made video will remind you on why you were a fan to begin with. ‘Coz back then he was just a kid with strong vision and an intense desire to create. x
A few months ago, I met a vibrant young woman at an art gallery here in Singapore. What felt like a blind date (because I had only met her via an Instagram introduction) turned out to be one of the most memorable meet ups I’ve ever had.
Meet Pauline Hanuise, a remarkable holistic health coach, who not only teaches you how to care for your body, but also brings the mind and soul into the healing mix as well. Pauline also helps individuals recover from eating disorders that have plagued them for years; and she knows this well because she’s been there before and recovered successfully. This experience inspired her to help other individuals breakthrough as well.
When I decided to start interviewing people for my blog, Pauline was the first person I thought of because I really believe in her and her message. I often check out her blog for her insights, or her posts on Mind Body Green for quick recipe tips. But above all, I think of her for the courage and dedication it takes to turn your life around for the better.