Tuesday, July 26, 2011

More!!! (Final Shoot- behind the scenes)


(Owner of Mudnoc Studios - holla at em for studio time and bomb mixes)



Thursday, July 21, 2011

Rude Awakening!!!! This is Georgia!

As most of you know, I’m a hybrid. Born in Savannah, GA and raised between Brooklyn, NY and Essex County, NJ. I have a diverse group of friends and associates, I went to SCAD, worked in Corporate America, hell - I was even a Peer Minister in High School. So I consider myself to be somewhat evolved for my age. The idealist in me expects those I encounter to embody that same evolution.

Last Friday, I was rudely awaken. I was reminded that I did live in / was born in Georgia. Not the Georgia we see on ‘Single Ladies’ or the Georgia us urbanites enjoy, but the Georgia we learned about in Social Studies and History.

This is what happened.. I went to see my family in Savannah on Thursday. After visiting with them it was time to head back to the A. No sweat right, all I had to do was hop on I16 west and I’d be home in 2.5 - 3 hours.. Fate had other plans and I had a blowout.

I called roadside assistance. They were very accommodating, polite and such. They advised me that a someone would be out in 45 mins to change my tire. (If you know me - you know I’m not changing a tire. Sorry. No haps).

The tow truck driver calls me and asks me if I had a spare. I said “yes, I have a donut”. She said “ok, where are you?”. I explained to the woman that I was between mile markers, but was definitely in Statesboro, GA. Statesboro, GA has three exits on I16, so my thinking was if she went to the first one and drove west she would find me. She again said ok, and told me it would take her about 45 mins to get to me.

I didn't trip. I pulled out my blackberry and decided to get some writing done. The tow truck driver then calls me back and asks for my location again. I again explained that I was between mile markers - meaning there were no mile markers, or exits around me - but I was in Statesboro, GA. I don't know if her phone started to break up or what but she began to get frustrated. I didn't reciprocate, after all - I need her to come change my tire right. So I tried to explain my location again when bad reception hits.

I could hear everything she said but she couldn't hear me. I kept saying hello to no avail. Something told me not to hang up the phone as she may not be able to get a signal to call again. So I stayed on the phone and kept saying hello in hopes that she would hear me.

She must have thought I hung up on her because she flew off the deep end and called her dispatcher (with me still on the phone mind you) and said “She’s a bitch”. She went on to say “and she’s a nigger”. No wait there’s more “I aint riding up this road to change no nigger bitch’s tire”.

That was the first time I was ever referred to as a “Nigger” by a white person in my life (to my knowledge). I called her back - no answer. I called her dispatcher - no answer. So I called roadside and got another tow truck driver. It was sobering but mostly sad. I say its sad because an we are both adults and I’m sure she works because she needs money. What’s sad is some people - all over the country - still don't want “nigger dollars” in this day and age. I always thought that the only color that matters is green. Maybe that’s just me. I could’ve called her back and “blacked out” but what would that prove. I just made a complaint with the insurance company and hopefully they will no longer have a contract.

Here’s my thing. It’s 2011 the President is black and cats is mad. Period. Stay on your toes people. Ignorance is still bliss and rampant.

Ignorance can not defile you if you refuse to let it. One to grow on.

Be Brave - Be Blessed - Be Great!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Home Sweet C'Mon Son #RANDOMNESS

Sooo you know how when you get older..you don't necessarily have a room to go back to so you have to sleep in where ever... I just visited my parents in Savannah, GA (yeah, they left NJ bout 5 yrs ago - its real up there) and experienced just that. My parents collect African art, statues, etc - dope right - black power! The thing is they put this stuff in the room where I have to sleep... Forget it ... a picture speaks a thousand words...

Check this out....

Nice right...authentic...culture...imagine waking up at 3am seeing this though....riiigghtt

Bam!!!! No bed wetting for me

How bout these...harmless...they could be my little brother and sister sitting on the floor right....

Nawh homie!!! I aint beat!! they can get it too...

Thats it!! I slept well... blog complete

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Prayer changes things...

Soo I know I'm suppose to be plugging a single, or chatting you up about me but I dont feel like all that today. I want to share a prayer I read this morning that shaped my day and will shape my actions and thinking for days to come....

My prayer for today: "Lord, help me to rein in my emotions and also my pride – for when
I'm too self-conscious, I forget to be more conscious of You. Help me to think before I speak, because I’m Your ambassador in a lost world where a disingenuous, religious spirit has left a bad aftertaste. I can either represent You well – or I can drive people even farther away from knowing how wonderful You are – all by the words I let escape from my lips.

You instruct us to be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath. Help the inside of my vessel to be clean and not just the outside, so that when from the abundance of my heart my mouth speaks, my speech doesn't betray me – or You.

Taken from "Open Mouth, Insert Foot" by Lisa Crum, today's Streaming Faith.com featured Devotional.

Be Blessed - Be Brave - Be Great!!
Love, Driftee

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Greetings & Salutations!!!

As you may know, the release of DNA (Drugs n Adrift ~ A Tribute to East Coast Hip Hop) has been rescheduled for September of 2011.

Don't fret though, click the below artwork (by Mister Soul) for a free download of the the first single - MORE.

Below is the link to download More as a full length single (radio, extended, etc).


The video for More (Directed by Rick Foy of DVID Films) will be out in about two weeks.

If you can't wait that long check my previous blog post (Y'all Ready!!! Leggooo!!!) for behind the scenes photos.

Thank you for your continued support throughout my career.

You are greatly appreciated!!!!

And, don't worry I have a few surprises for you all in the interim ---> Pudding Face!!


First single from my forthcoming EP - DNA ( DRUGS N ADRIFT ~ A Tribute to East Coast Hip Hop) - which was produced exclusively by D.R.U.G.S. (Dope Real Undaground Sh*t).

DNA is scheduled to be released in September 2011.