EP4: 5 Magical Powers of Rap Music

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Rap music is currently the most popular music genre. But what makes it so powerful?? I break it down in episode 4 of the Elevated Conversations podcast! 5 Magical Powers of Rap Music 1) Rap is worship 2) It tells a more elaborate story 3) It’s artistic excellence 4) It’s diversatility 5) It attracts and […]

EP3: Basketball and the Baha’i Faith (5 Historical Moments)

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Buckle in and get ready for a history lesson! In Episode 3, I take you through the histories of the sport of basketball and the Baha’i Faith world religion, focusing on 5 historical moments. 5 Historical Moments in Basketball and the Baha’i Faith 1) 1861 – James Naismith is born and Baha’u’llah pens the Kitab-i-Iqan […]

EP2: Does Basketball Actually Develop Virtues?

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Do human beings truly develop virtues, morals, and spiritual qualities through playing the sport of basketball? Or is basketball just a trivial pursuit and waste of time? In Episode 2 of “Elevated Conversations” I explore the Baha’i Writings; the reflections of the inventor of basketball, James Naismith; as well as my own personal experience to […]

EP1: Basketball and Spirituality

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What does basketball have to do with spirituality? In my very first episode of the “Elevated Conversations” podcast, I explore two of my favorite topics (basketball and spirituality) and share my thoughts on how they overlap. The podcast breaks down the history of sports and basketball and shares some Baha’i writings on the topic. I […]

Hoops and Hip Hop: The Best Rap Songs about Basketball

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Growing up, I had lots of different interests. But two things I loved as a kid, youth, and continue to love as an adult, are basketball and rap. To this point, I know I’m not unique… In fact, basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world, with an estimated global following of […]

5 Tips for Writing More Inspiring Rap Lyrics

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Rap has become one of the most popular art forms in the world, particularly among young people. It’s a form of expression packed with power and influence. It’s almost exclusively delivered in the spoken form. While many rappers are quite skilled in “freestyling” (rapping off the top of their head), when it comes to writing […]

MLK Day 2019

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One of the things I’m most grateful for in my journey as an artist is the beautiful spaces it has drawn me into. My mission and intention in music is to create hip hop that is socially conscious and spiritually focused, with an aim to uplift, educate, and inspire. With this being my focus, I’ve […]

World Religion Day 2019

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This past Sunday (January 20th, 2019) I had the honor of performing live at a local World Religion Day celebration in Scottsdale, Arizona! It was a beautiful event, with members of a variety of faith backgrounds all coming together to build unity and solidarity, focusing on the theme of women’s empowerment. World Religion Day was […]

The Story Behind the Song: Treasure

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Today around the world, Baha’is and their friends are celebrating the birthdays of The Bab and Baha’u’llah, the Twin Divine Messengers sent by God 200 years ago to guide humanity into an era of peace, unity, justice, and oneness. 🌍✌🏽⚖☀️ “So how did you become a Baha’i?” It’s a question that’s bound to give you […]

Refugee Youth Empowerment Concert

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Sometimes in life, we meet people that we instantly have a special connection with. There’s a special chemistry that results when two souls meet that share similar visions and passions in life. This past June, I met such a person at a World Refugee Day event in Phoenix, Arizona. He goes by the artist name […]

Rooftops & Sidewalks Tour

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Super exciting news!! Me and my homeboy Jose Maria Fierro are going on tour in October to showcase our latest projects! We both share a passion for creating socially and spiritually conscious hip hop that uplifts and inspires, so I’m stoked for the opportunity to share our music together :). The feature project will be […]

Comin’ In Hot – Remix Contest

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I’m comin’ in hot! Check out my remix to “Comin’ In Hot”, a new song released by two of my favorite hip hop artists, Lecrae and Andy Mineo. The song was from their “Summer Eighteen” playlist, which features several artists from Reach Records. Andy Mineo and Lecrae both infuse a spiritually and socially conscious message […]

The First Phoenix Rap Camp!

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Homemade hip hop beats, original lyrics, and an official music video – all from scratch – in one weekend! This past weekend marked the very first youth training in Phoenix by The Rap Camp! Facilitated by Jose Maria Fierro and myself, we led a small but incredibly talented and enthusiastic group of local youth in […]

The Rap Camp

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The past month has been WILD!! A cross-country drive performing music and visiting friends. A three week rap camp with 30+ youth in London, Ontario. New music videos. An amazing new double album in the works. And a bunch of lifelong friendships created! It’s been amazing, so I had to share a blog post about […]

10 Inspiring Songs About Youth

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Welp… Today I’m officially 31 years old!! PEACE OUT to my time as a youth!! In 2013, I attended one of 114 global youth conferences called for by the Universal House of Justice, the international governing body of the Baha’i Faith. These conferences defined a “youth” as someone between the ages of 15-30. The conferences […]

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