First, for everyone asking about my safety and whereabouts during these AZ wildfires, I'm fine. Don't forget how big the state of AZ is...We're good here in the city. Thanks for asking. BUT, a lot of people do need help. This fire is now the 2nd largest the state has ever seen.. so if you want to help, Donate to the Grand Canyon Chapter of the Red Cross. Thank you. http://american.redcross.org/site/Donation2?idb=1730938215&df_id=4281&4281.donation=form1 .
Just got back from a great southern swing through New Orleans, Mobile and Florida, and now it's time to get back to business. This next episode of Life After Lesson Plans takes place during Phoenix Comicon, I had a blast there.
Also: Still feel like doing good deeds? Do me a favor and help my friend Hope fight cancer by contributing to Alex's Lemonade Stand! All proceeds will be used to help find a cure for childhood cancer. Here are the 3 ways you can donate:
1 - Come down to Martha Washington School in Philly, at 44th and Aspen Sts. to lemonade, cookies, pretzels and other goodies.
"Random is dreaming of is a world in which "keeping it real" comes to mean rapping about real life, and not just bragging about how much time you've spent in prison, or how many people you've shot." — Patrick Taylor, Rapreviews.com
"It may be a little early to declare an Album of the Year for Hip-Hop, but (Black Materia) is certainly a vibrant and unique candidate already." — Michael Melchor, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"some of the most original music to come out of the Valley in years, hip-hop or otherwise." — Mike R. Meyer, Phoenix New Times
Raised in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn, a neighborhood rigidly defined by cultural identity, where a stroll down the streets is a kaleidoscopic merge of colors, cultures, and flavors, Krista used her roots as inspiration to release debut album, Taking Back Brooklyn on J Records in September 2009 and opened for Kelly Clarkson's summer tour months before its release. She's back with a brand new video to kick off summer in style.
Krista's new single, "Hypnotized," is a catchy summertime party jam with a driving beat, the perfect soundtrack for a hot, carefree summer night out with friends. Shot at various locations in Brooklyn and NYC, the video chronicles an urban journey from Krista's basement house party into the streets of the city. As news of the impromptu party spreads through word-of-mouth, more friends of friends join the party, which quickly outgrows the basement and spills onto the streets and subways of NYC. Soon, they end up at the famous Canal Room where Krista performs "Hypnotized" for a packed and sweaty crowd, singing, "Take me where the music is loud so I can break free / That's the place where I wanna be."