Friday, February 26, 2010

HANDBOOK 2010

HANDBOOK 2010

Health:
1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants..
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
5. Make time to pray.
6. Play more games
7. Read more books than you did in 2009 .
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day
9. Sleep for 7 hours.
10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

Personality:
11. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13. Don't over do. Keep your limits.
14. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
18. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with His/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23. Smile and laugh more.
24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree...

Society:
25. Call your family often.
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything..
28. Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

Life:
32. Do the right thing!
33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
34. GOD heals everything.
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change..
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37. The best is yet to come..
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

Last but not the least:
40. Please Forward this to everyone you care about, I just did.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New Spring/Summer items

春夏新作アイテム入荷!いい感じ。

New Spring and Summer Items in stock at Applebum. I got to model for them and the company is just sooooo on point... support them here: Applebum.







Sunday, February 21, 2010

Mimismooth by way of Sayori

My friend Noel...introduced me to Sayori at the Illa J show that DJ SARASA spun at! Sayori's vibe is just amazing... long story short... I feel like we're on the same train of thought...



She hit me up to link with her best friend Mimismooth.. so i checked out her myspace 1st to listen to... "yumekamakotoka"

OH MY GOD.. sick!!! come to find out.. Budamunky was on the beats!!! that's my dude!!!!!

We ventured to Shibuya this evening to eat and vibe... ON MY WAY THERE... i bumped into pikachu



the food was awesome by the way.. mexicano stylee! Just us 3...it was very powerful! Mimi had this program on her iphone an started making an impromptu song at the table.. tell me why here vocals are like Amel Larrieux????


Mimi's vocal.. I sh*t you not.. is in the vein yo! she's too talented not to be all over ya billboards yo!


(Sayori & Mimismooth)

We're gonna make music together.. stay tuned! Arigato Sayori chan!
Mimismooth..ganbatte

OH! Mimi's got something new in Tower Records yo.. she worked with some musicians from Brazil.. check out the album in Tower Records Shibuya ASAP!!!! Mental Abstrato, Pure Essence..it should be on the 3rd floor


Saturday, February 20, 2010

GOLD = Ryuzo, Dabo and DJ HAZIME

ONE OF THE ILLEST PERFORMANCE I'VE SEEN IN JAPAN.. .ARGUABLY THE BEST SHOW I'VE SEEN LIVE

RYUZO AND DABO HAD THAT PARTY GOING F*CKING CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!! my partner in crime DJ Tomoko always holds me down and ventures out to weather the storm of midnight madness in Tokyo... she's the best!






ENJOY THE VIDEO AND THE PHOTOS.. IT WAS WILD




RYUZO IS A BOSS, DABO IS A BOSS, DJ HAZIME IS A BOSS! GET YOUR GOOGLE ON AND FIND OUT WHAT'S REALLY GOOD IN JAPAN!



ITSUMO!
MECCAGODZILLA

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Darkness

"If i told you i was grateful would you believe me, if I told you i love you would you move to deceive me, if I gave you my all would you somehow feel torn cuz i'm from a different cloth that you feel was cut wrong...i'm not ya enemy, many mistakes I've made, we're all human, who are you to give me a grade... if you look in the mirror do you feel peace or hate, we've been here for 1000s of years when will we be on the same page..." -MeccaGodZilla

...shouts to all the black men and black women holding on and holding strong.. I LOVE YALL.. HAPPY BLACK HISTORY MONTH!!!!!!!

Tuesday's Testimony

I can't stress enough how great it is for an artist to reach their maximum potential due to the fact that someone else believes in them. This is the case with Applebum



I ventured to the office with d-pi...



I am humbled but also very hungry.. more hungry than before!




Today I got a purple fur coat! I'm definitely gonna get my big daddy kane on yo!



and to finish the day off.. why not some yakitori!



Today was a great day! Now to make some great music!

Monday, February 15, 2010

My Black History

HAPPY BLACK HISTORY MONTH!

BLACK HISTORY MONTH.. SHOUTS TO ALL THE YOUNG BLACK MEN WORLDWIDE TRYIN TO MAKE IT !



... AND SHOUTS TO ALL THE BLACK WOMEN HOLDING DOWN THE FAMILIES ...MAKING SURE THE YOUTH ARE TAKEN CARE OF... BOOK SUGGESTION "NATHAN MCCALLS - MAKES ME WANNA HOLLA"

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Valentine's Day Dancefloor Massacre

.... so my valentine's eve started off great.. Shiho looked out and hooked me up to go to this party at the top of Roppongi Hills, the 52nd floor overlooking Tokyo!

I hop in the cab to meet Mari and Yasuka and totally lose my "hell phone" in the cab!!!! I lost my cell.,..how the heck was I supposed to contact them when I got there? baka!!!! I hit the internet cafe and Mari was on standby via text message.. thank God for INTERNET CAFES!!!!!!!!!!!! sooo helpful

After 1 hour of walking around trying to find Zara in Roppongi Hills, I found Mari and Yasuka! the design is beautiful there but kind of confusing.. anyways.. that was only the start.. after being around those 2 for 10 minutes..and receiving the below gift made by Mari herself....



I was chillin and happy once again...and below's how the night went... enjoy!













It was kinda of funny cuz the night started getting a lil crazy... Yas and Mari-fly's step sista showed up to dance too lol



and almost at the end of the night.. u can tell it was literally getting outta control haha my dude was having mad fun...shirt off and all that!!!



but is it me or does he kind of look like the guy from Eddie Murphy's golden child... lol!



haha! gomen!!! peace!!! Shiho...thank you!!! If you are reading this i really appreciate you taking the time to learn about my life.. my life is very tough but very amazing too.. and this blog represents the highlights of my life... thank u for reading!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Illa J Tokyo Drifting & Phife Dawg Benefit feat Papa Das NYC rippin!!!

Last night we took a ride from the United Colors of Benetton side to the Yokohama Bay will Illa J got the time to once again shine! I rocked the modeling casting call yesterday AND we rocked in YOKOHAMA!! Enjoy.. the photos and vids.. joie de vive!!!!

United Colors of Benetton party.. shouts to Saya ..such a great party..i wish it went on longer...











Illa Jay party




(me, Illa J and the amazing Akiko)


(DJ SARASA & me reppin!)

My brother from another DAS holding it DOWN on the 1s and 2s in NYC @the Best Hip-Hop Show Ever, KRS-ONE, Jay Electronica,,Talib Kweli - VIP PASS (PART 1)

Tribe Called Quest,Greg Nice,Jeru the Damaja,AG,Talib Kweli, Jay Electronica Mos Def, KRS-ONE, Buzy B,,and many more.... I heard that this was one of the best live shows EVER.. I'm in tokyo and totally missed it!! haha Hip-Hop is not dead. Papa Das saw her looking beautiful that night....@Mind Body and Soul., a diabetes benefit for Phife Dawg @ Knitting Factory NYC 1/20/10
directed by NOFACE1

part 1



part 2

Friday, February 12, 2010

Poledancers and restaurants... nani kore???

So my sista.. Lu Nagata took me to eat at a really special spot in Akasaka called Jidaiya.... yo the food and the service was sooo good..we went in on some Nabe yo! choooooooooooooo oshi yo! If you're in the tokyo area ever.. get your tourist on and go find this spot! they customer service was exceptional..it felt like home

Thursday, February 11, 2010

J loves Japan

Last night was like all the loose ends being tied together. Illa J is in town.. DJ SARASA cut LOOSE on the 1s and 2s.. like totally, totally, totally bodied her set..



Illa J rocked the hell outta the crowd while DJ SARASA spun.. it was dope to see Illa J covering some of Dilla's songs.. i actually felt that I was watching Dilla himself at times.. they look soo similar..the vocals are soo similar...




Illa J's positive E is sooooo amazing.. everyone showed him a lot of love yesterday and overall, to have the Applebum fam, Supreme JP fam, 4 fingaz, d-pi, sayori, akko, noel, mariko and jessica, dj tomoko (that's my sista right there!!!!), Yuka (that's my sista too!!! lol), DJ Shu-G, Akkee, Ben the Ace, Chiba and more.. to have all the people i really care about there.. was a blessing




we were there for an incredible live show..
it was sooo packed..there was no breathing room..let alone dancing room..haha u were not dancing much! just rocking and vibing!!!!




Shouts to Shiho and Akiko for holding down the table and running tings up stair.. yall are the best.. Akiko's got this really dope J Dilla buttons yo! after building with her it turns out she knows Jessica from IheartDilla ...such a small world.. it's all fam!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Happy Black History Month

get your read on...



it feels so good to be black...there's so much to say about the above man.. if you read his autobiography you'll understand fully where i'm coming from.. his story is so amazing.. the story of Frederick Douglass




Here's an album you can use to fuel your commute, workouts, and more...

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Happy Birthday J-Dilla

Happy Birthday Dilla...and R.I.P Teddy Pendergrass

I came to Japan early January and the Tokyo hustle is sooo busy it's difficult to write and share everything..thus this delayed post... BUT ...let me say...there is So much I owe to Dilla, it's the reason my music is the way it is. After being exposed to "Raise it up" on MTV... shortly after the video ends... you get a snippet of "Players"

That alone got me on my SV grind back in early 2000 and I found Fantastic Vol 2 way out in Huntington Long Island. In regards to Teddy..shoot.. the music speaks for itself..such a beautiful voice and style! I have some music in this post that is a mash up of a Teddy Sample and me zoning out trying to keep it simple the way Jay Dilla did... I made this beat back in 2005...it's called untitled2010..LISTEN TO IT HERE

I Heart Dilla showed love to Dilla and more... check it out!!!!





"J Dilla exemplifies what it means to trail blaze, stay in your own lane, do not what they want you to do but do your own damn thang. Dilla wasn't just digging for soul sh*t he was out the box digging through all genres. As a young producer listening trying to figure out where he sampled stuff how he created patterns I too got inspired to digg outside the box and that is the reason why my music is the way it is today. Thanks to Dilla. For him to be able to play live instruments is also inspiring. His drums patterns...totally out of this world. A lot of Dilla's drums had a different kind of soul and blackness to it to where you knew it was just special, and because it sounded so unique you had no choice but to be a fan and "Fall In Looooove..." with the music! J Dilla Changed My Life!!!

– MeccaGodZilla, emcee/producer"





Here's an album you can use to fuel your commute, workouts, and more...