Sitting here thinking about the next two weeks like…
Israel’s Independence Day always gets me emotional, missing my Savta x Sabba.. they moved from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Sana’a, Yemen and finally to Israel in 1927. My Sabba built the house that I always stayed at when visiting, with his own hands. Celebrating with my kid all these years later is a blessing and I pray for only good things 🙏🏽 As Alan Dershowitz said yesterday, “The world should join Israeli in celebrating its 71 years of statehood. The world should also recognize that if Israel’s enemies stopped attacking… Continue Reading
The most magnificent edifices, most beautiful temples and monuments of worldly glory, are repulsive to the man of piety when they are built by the sweat and tears of suffering slaves, or erected through injustice and fraud. Hypocrisy and pretense of devoutness are more distasteful to him than open iniquity. But in the roughened, soiled hands of devoted parents, or in the maimed bodies and bruised faces of those who have been persecuted but have kept faith with God, he may detect the last great light on earth. – Heschel…. Continue Reading
I was sitting down at my gate… you know the section where you could plug in… and as I awaited for them to call Group C… I saw these dudes in a zone, one in which I generally am when I got my headphones on… But this was different, it was two people listening to their music together and vibin out in sync and in a state of bliss. I took my phone out and pretended to do something on it while I captured the moment for my h2the stories…. Continue Reading
Doing a mural that says, “I don’t mind the pain, I turn it into beauty and the beauty washes it away”. Who’s got a wall for me?
I’m almost positive they called C. So I stood in the appropriate place in this Southwest Airlines line. This girl was standing along the 46-50 pole and I’m 42 so I went in front of her. A little while passed and she realized she should have gone on the plane and looks at me asking with a disgusted expression, “wait your a C?” I said “um, yes”, and she looks back, “I’m a B” and darts off….
Pre-save/Pre-order this beautiful song I co-produced with Nathan Ben David (side note; Hannah has one of my fav voices, mixing Americana, folk and a little country twangness to the mix of epicness)
I played Low End Theory a few years ago with Anderson .Paak and have since been obsessed with his music. It’s just too good, he touches on the same stuff I try to with my Dreams in Static music. #CurtisMayfield x #SamCooke 👊🏽. Also, we got behind the record on Anderson .Paak’s new album, ‘Oxnard’ with my new company, Slay Sonics . It’s one of the most anticipated albums of the year, and it’s finally here! .Paak tells Billboard it’s the album he’s dreamed of making since he was in high school…. Continue Reading
Here’s a vintage photo of my Savta (grandma) and Sabba (grandpa). My family originates from Yemen, where my ancestors had lived for close to 2,000 years. Nearly 100 years ago, my Grandmother’s side of the family decided to move to Adis Ababa, Ethiopia and then to Israel, in 1933 (Southern Syria/Mandate Palestine at the time). On my Grandfather’s side, our family emigrated to Israel in 1924. Jews are indigenous to the Middle East, people need to get their facts right. So many folks throw around anti-Semitic rhetoric acting like Israel… Continue Reading
I saw Banksy’s hateful poster that promotes division. We are pro people (pro Israeli and pro Palestinian), but that poster was disgusting and didn’t promote anything positive and will not bring any good. I worked on this with my friend Sey x Yes as a response, something positive, something hopeful, something that shows the diversity and reality. Now more than ever, we need to come together, and push positivity, dialogue, solutions, not hate and division which graphic propaganda and misinformation does not promote. That poster reminded me of what Hitler commissioned,… Continue Reading
On my way to see these two and do a story on them, and I couldn’t be more excited! The only Beastie I haven’t met yet is sir Ad-rock, so I’m incredibly stoked, as they are the single biggest influence on all the music, art and film that I do.
Mark your Datebooks, I’ll be doing a special live set with my fav bassist and some epic vocalists -> Kendall Lake, Woolf, R E L, Novi and some surprise guests! Labor Day | Sept 3rd | 10pm | The Mint in LA. Free with RSVP at http://h2the.com/laborday