Hair light and smooth, spending at least an hour under the blow dryer, I decided today to spend the extra time I had on stretching out my cuticles. It’s been a longtime; my schedule does not permit me to sit by my hair power tools. I wanted to see how long my hair has grown, so after my hard labor was done and ran my fingers through my straight (more…)
What do I know? Cheesecake on my fork and before at the market I search out for organic fruit. In the air and I have a shot of vertigo, then again I don’t want to be heavy laden and weighed down on the floor. Is there a middle ground? Is the balance exactly even, not see-sawing in constant motion? I feel like all things and nothing at all, always in flux, what seems constant is night and day.
Working with the youth for the past 3 years has taught me one thing: I have turned into my mother. The realization was unsettling at first. What child wants to know that they turned into the person that they were seeking independence from ( a good portion of my life ) and now I say “It’s not so bad!”. Those “I told you so” googly eyes has been lodged into my DNA, unsuspected and comes out just as quietly. Now I’ve accepted it. Fight all I want, it won’t change much, it is already within me. (more…)
I am compelled to write. Write about I don’t know. Sometimes I’m convinced everything has been already said and all words have been spent. But then I think, ‘there is no reason for my own self-defecation. My sweet release is waiting for me to take letters into my own hands. I mold them into my sanctuary, my memories are safe from the Boogieman.’ (more…)
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Let this year health, wealth and some much needed relaxation…
This past 2 weekends has been a great example of people coming together here in Montreal. It was kicked off with Hip Hop You Don’t Stop Festival, Black Fem Art followed by The Black Film Festival, and Sayaspora : Diaspora Speaking. Not to mention, Pop Montreal for taking place for the indie music enthusiast, the events have put a lot on the table with the main message ‘The Importance of Community’. If I didn’t take part, I was blessed to witness and by the end of the night I was smiling from ear to ear. (more…)
A new single “MOVE UP: THE DREAM CHRONICLES” is the latest from me, Sam I Am Montolla. I’m grateful to have great, creative people around me to help “my dreams” come true! Produced by Shash’U, the Creator of PWRFNK (Fool’s Gold) and the video directed by Jai Nitai Lotus, the brother like no other, who has made a mark in the city and is more than what you thought of!
You can get this single for FREE for DOWNLOAD on my Soundcloud
ENJOY and let’s STAY ELEVATED!
Feeling very summery and ocean sick recently…Just found this in my camera and made me happy with all the memories spent in the sun with my mom.
Song: “Your Love Got a Hold on Me” Dennis Brown
As an artist, you would think the spotlight is striven as the primary reason. We can post pics, tag people, showcase videos and set this flawless image of ourselves to others to see. “Ah it’s me!”, we are setting a great example, all shiny and sparkly. One of the questions that roam in my mind is “What is the point?”The answer may be obvious and clean-cut but still doesn’t stop me from asking. (more…)
Be strong, Ladies! Do not let fear terrorize you anymore. Some say you can’t but you will. Tested, you are and you will be better for it still. What’s instilled in you is life-this is beyond measure. Without you, there is no conception. Devaluing your worth is your deception. (more…)