Middle Child

Y’all counted us out,
Dehumanized treated like animals,
Loaded us up,
Filled every slave ship on the list.
Deception is the tactic,
You’re jest all the woke strong ones are dying,
But the naive unconscious are lit. 
This is for all my brothers and sisters who jumped ship,
The thought and reality of captivity,
Too much so death was their only wish.
Freedom is my mission that’s why I can’t quit,
Disgracing my temple was never my shit,
My spirit came from the ancestors my only gift.

Corcoran State Prison Corruption and Plantation Like Tactics

We are going through a uproar of change in this country with activism & following proper media rules to spotlight the short cummings. As of today I will be taken through this protest against prison reform and how their staff treats inmates. Today I would like to highlight the gladiator fights as called by inmates comparable to mandingo fights of the slaves, the warden and staff call them incremental releases. 
In the fights prisoners are released out into the yard and forced to fight sometimes even allowed are 2 on 2 bouts which are described as inhumane. The worst part is inmates are sometimes allowed to bring weapons out into the fight with staff and nurses on the scene for after the fights are over. The fights take place every 2 weeks and leaves most loved ones & families worried if they’ll ever see their loved ones again alive, usually after no matter the injuries inmates are sent to the hole or back to their cells.
on Jan. 9, 2019, an estimated 250 prisoners went on hunger strike within Corcoran State Prison’s 3C facility in response to an indefinite lockdown. They have asked that this info be made public and that their DEMANDS BE HEARD.
Directly after the hunger strike went public, the warden ordered sandbags to be placed at the bottom of the southeners doors to prevent any food or messages from being passed or shared. Last Sunday was the first protest from the wives & families of inmates and I received quotes “Last sunday we were there all day in the cold and pouring rain, children and all, and as the co’s came out, they would record us and laugh.”

Corcoran State Prison (3C Yrd)

Lift Lock-Down.
Allow Visits.
Allow Us To Attend Educational, Vocational & Rehabilitation Programs That We’re Enrolled In.
Allow Us To Receive Commissary & Packages.
That We Be Given Our Weekly 10 Hrs Of Mandated Outdoor Exercise Yard.
That We Are Treated Fairly.
UPDATE: On January 9, 2019, an estimated 250 prisoners initiated a hunger strike within California State Prison – Corcoran’s 3C facility in response to an indefinite lockdown. On Jan 28, after three weeks of refusing food trays, the warden met with representatives, granted full canteen privileges and promised to work out a separate yard schedule. The strikers suspended their hunger strike and were ready to continue negotiations in good faith.
Over the last two weeks there has been NO PROGRESS on receiving full canteen or separate yard time. The warden has reneged on all pledges so the strikers of 3C refused breakfast trays on Monday, Feb 11 and held a day long noise demo banging on doors and windows. The initial demands remain and strikers insist that they be dealt with in good faith.
BACKGROUND: All units within Corcoran’s 3C facility have been on “modified program” for four months now. This essentially means a “lockdown” in all meaningful aspects – no visitation, no canteen, no packages, no educational, rehab or vocational programming, and little yard time.
The pretext for this indefinite lockdown by CDCr of hundreds of prisoners for months on end is an altercation on Sept. 28 which saw three prisoners from their unit attacked and put into the infirmary. Group punishments and indefinite isolation are standard practices by CDCr and must stop.
These practices only escalate trauma and conflict and ultimately only promote violence and destabilization within facilities. The effects are not an accident or “regrettable by-products.” This is how CDCr interprets its mission: control by brutalization and division.

Thirty One Fifty Promotes Unity Through Fashion

Clothing is something that you wear, but fashion is a statement, especially for Thirty One Fifty (3150), a brand that represents unity through clothing.
3150 is based out of Atlanta, Georgia and they have been tirelessly and successfully promoting its message through the clothing line. I recently caught up with the founder for a quick interview. Check it out below:

Can you tell the readers and I a little about yourself?
We’re an exclusive clothing brand that’s been in business since 2017. We’re based out of Atlanta, Georgia and we are two cousins with a similar mindset trying to stay consistent in all aspects of life.
We started the company really just to spread a positive message and take our wives and kids out to eat and family outings such as Chuck E Cheese, camping, youth sports. museums, indoor playground, etc.
Growing up and still to this day who are your inspirations and how did they impact your life?
Our biggest inspiration growing up and still till this day would have to be our Uncle T. He has been there for us in every aspect of our life. From fashion, spirituality,  careers, to our partnership with our wives. To being our number #1 supporter in our journey in the clothing industry.

At what critical point in you life did you realize you had a passion for fashion and social consciousness?
Fashion kind of grew on us through the music industry moguls like DipsetJay-Zand Diddy. Of course, older cousins and siblings but we figured if we spend money on other brands why not spend it on our own clothing.
The social consciousness came from our Uncle T who was always testing and questioning our mindset based on us just seeing and believing everything we were being told by the media from social media to local news to even national news. The one thing that he told us that stuck with us was, “If you didn’t see it with your own two eyes there’s a 50/50 chance it’s a lie.”
What particular event, situation or thought inspired you to create your clothing company Thirty One Fifty?
It’s was just a random day that we were just talking about how much we spend to represent these expensive brands that really don’t care about us. The company was originally going to be named Founding Fathers, but after watching videos on YouTube, Facebook and doing a little reading about the current state of the U.S. and how divided things are in general and with in the community, we came up with Thirty One Fifty which is named after 3150 B.C. the year Egypt (Kemet) was United.
Can you tell us the meaning behind your brand and about its objectives?
3150 B.C. is the year when Upper and Lower Egypt (Kemet) was United under one pharaoh (Narmer) starting the first dynasty of Kemet history. We just want to build awareness among everyone. The fact that a lot of Ancient history has been manipulated, we just want to present fact and make it in a way where it’s not overwhelming.

How many different designs and products does your brand currently sale?
We have about 10 designs and have over 60 items to choose from Premium T shirts, Hockey Jersey , polo’s, backpacks, Stickers, Hoodies to SnapBacks and Dad Hats to Duffle Bags and windbreakers plus more all ready to be shipped out as soon as an order is placed!
What are your top five designs?
1.Awake&Aware Pharaoh/Queen
2.United Dynasty 
3.Founding Fathers
4.Forever Life (Ankh)
5.Melanin God
What are some upcoming release dates and events we can look forward to seeing from you?
For upcoming release dates you’ll have to follow us on Instagram . We do surprise drops on our stories due to our exclusive designs and quantity, but we can say this, we will be dropping new items for Spring/Summer and also introducing our 3150Kids collection this summer.
We exclusively do four pop-up shows every year. The first of 2019 will be our “City of Ink 12 Year Anniversary” on Friday, February 22 at 7 p.m. which will be held at 333 Peter Street in Atlanta. The event is FREE! Stay tuned for future pop up shops 
What great advice and words of wisdom would you like to share with the millennials?
As millennials ourselves, we advice that you invest in yourself (credit, financial, health, knowledge), set goals and execute them on daily and weekly basis, and stay consistent in your passion and art. 

Youth pastor, activist, and life coach makes strides at age 23.

Age is definitely just a number at the young and tender age of 23-years old, Pastor Isaiah M. Kilgo-Felder has been making a name for himself. He is a youth activist, pastor, mentor and a life coach.
Pastor Kilgo-Felder has degrees in Christian Ministry and plans to take over the world by storm.
I was very impressed by this young man’s success at such an early age, that I had to interview him check out the interview below.
Can you tell myself and the readers about yourself?
I am 23-years old. I am the proud father of two beautiful children and also a proud, young husband. I am a high school and college Graduate, and an Associate Pastor of the City of Refuge Church Inc. and Founder of The Millennial Movement.
I am a Youth Navigator Expert, Mentor, Life coach, international Co-Author. I love God with all my heart, and I love young people. I believe my job is to help youth and young adults reach their purpose in coming out from a stuck life. I was a high school dropout, “the bad kid”, the one who struggled with their identity and most of all who “I” was. I believe that if I can come from those labels and have gotten Un-Stuck that I can spread that message and reach a generation and lead them the same way.
Growing up and still to this day who are your inspirations? How did they impact your life?
My inspirations when I was a kid were my Grandparents because they taught me my values and my foundation of church and its meaning in my life. As I got older, I found myself to be my inspiration because I had a hard time with trust, but at the age of 18, my biggest inspiration, even to this day is my father and Leader Dr. Ira D. Roach III. He impacted my life in so many ways. He taught me the value and importance of being a man.
When I first came to him he told me, “I don’t need your gift or talent, I don’t need your preaching or prophecy I need you to get a job and an education.” He would also say things like, “Know who you are,” and he mentored me even when I would get mad and try to run. He never turned me away. He’s the reason why today I’m on the platform that God has for me.
When did you realize you had a passion for The Gospel?
I knew I had a passion for the Gospel when I was a little kid. My siblings would go play outside and I would stay in the house and watch TBN and The Word Network. I loved to sing and play the keyboard and drums. I never liked children’s church. I loved to listen to my pastor preach and seeing people get healed and seeing God just move. I knew although it was spokeN over my life many times, I knew this for myself.
When did you first get involved in the church? What was your first position?
I was involved in church at 12 years old, but I didn’t receive my first position until I was 18 years old. My very first position in church was an Elder. 

Do you still remember your first sermon? What was your first sermon about and addressing?
My first sermon was titled “I’m the One”. I was preaching a Sunday morning service and I was talking about how over in the Book of Isaiah where God says, “Who shall I send?”, and I said, “Often times we don’t like to answer that because we feel that our past is not forgivable so we hide in our darkness so God can’t find us and use us.”
But Isaiah answered and said, “Lord, I am a man of unclean lips,” so the Angel takes the coals off the alter and touches his mouth and purifies him. And I told the congregation that if you acknowledge where you are and what you need God will clean you up and use you for his glory.
What inspired you to be a youth minister/pastor?
What inspired me was I always wanted to help people. I believe in the gift of helps and I believe my job was through the world of ministry. It was something that I knew I wanted to be from a child; it was a passion.

Your church has released a new project a book called, “The City Of Refuge Changed Our Lives”, what is the book about?
“The City of Refuge Changed Our Lives” is 12 amazing stories about how they have overcome since being at the City of Refuge Church. Transformation, Restoration, Healing, Deliverance, all of this comes from these 12 stories and you identify every area in the book. It’s a must read!!!!
You also have a project called the Millennial Movement, what is the movement about?
The Millennial Movement is a youth and young adult movement that has one goal and one goal only,” Helping young people Get UnSTuck and reach their purpose”.
We provide a number of this annual #Unstuck live at 5 hosted events in Chester, PA. We have something called Millennial Chatz Web radio and we also host a power call every Wednesday night with a 30 minute bible study and prayer.
We also have job coaching, an afterschool program and a youth life coaching program. We strive to make sure that we have different things to offer millennials. I believe there is no reason for our young people to be dying, selling drugs, in jail, etc. There is no reason when we have the God given power and tools to help them Get UNSTUCK.
What great words of wisdom or words of advice can you offer the millennials and our readers?
If I could encourage any millennial, I would tell them to, “Know who you are, learn your true identity and to dream and dream big. Never box God in. Remember you have the power to take back control of your life and reach your purpose. Work hard and never quit. Keep God first and whoever He sends your way as a help or with sound wisdom, listen and apply and watch your self grow.”  

The 1st Lady of The West Coast

The word “Artist” by definition is a person who practices any of the various creative arts, such as a performer, musician, poet or a filmmaker. I would like to think that all of these examples embody the true nature of 1st Lady of the West Coast’s artistic medium.
She is a vocal artist, when she is in the studio belting out her newest creation. She is a performer, when she is on stage entertaining and engaging diverse audiences. She is a poet, when she is sitting down expressing her innermost thoughts and feelings to her songbook, knowing that one day someone will hear it and share in that special with her. And last but certainly not least, she a filmmaker and has orchestrated, filmed and edited most of her own music videos in hopes of sharing her unique vision of music with the world.
The 1st Lady of the West Coast, also known as 1st Lady, first started singing at the tender age of four and writing her own music at age eight. She has been working with the record label 880Style Inc., for the past 17 years, cultivating and perfecting her artistry.
In November of 2014, 1st Lady signed with DPMG International/ DPMG Urban who secured her a distribution deal with Ingrooves through Universal Music Group. Only to be offered a Sony distribution deal and Interscope marketing deal with DPMG International a few months later in February of 2015.
In 2018, 1st Lady started her own label 1st Lady Of The West Coast Music Group to help teach artist how to be their own entrepreneur in the music business.  

The First Lady of the West Coast, as she is known, is a true Queen of cannabis cultivation. The first black woman to have her own cannabis strains, she is the Founder and CEO of Herb of Life Cultivation, LLC, in Los Angeles and has created three strains to date: Flotwckush, December Nights OG and Black Girl Magic OG – all unique and aimed at helping to ease symptoms of depression, menstrual problems, back pain and spasms from which she suffers and other ailments cannabis is known to heal.
I recently interviewed her where she chatted more on her endeavors. Check out the interview below.
Growing up and still to this day who are your inspirations and how did they impact your life?
My parents and God are my number inspiration; without them I wouldn’t be who I am today.  They impacted my life in a big way teaching me I can be anything I put my mind to and to never give up when it gets hard and to always put God first in my life in all that i do.  My uncle Roni, Geno and Aunt Veronica, Aunt Rene, my cousin Mahershala Ali, Derrick Grace, have also played a great impact in my life. Watching them go for their dreams and goals and accomplishing them. They played a good role in my through their teaching and knowledge over the years.
Artist wise, Missy Elliot was a big inspiration as a female artist and producer and is why I ended up changing my major in college from web designing to audio engineering production because I loved what Missy Elliot did for herself as an artist and still does. Tupac for his inspiration of his love and knowledge and strength towards his community.  Oprah is an inspiration as well, a black woman who is a billionaire and didn’t let anything stop her. She had a vision and she made it reality.
I have so much people who have inspired me through out my life from Les Brown and Tony Robbins of Rich Dad Poor Dad.
You’re quoted having said you’ve dealt with mental illness such as depression and thoughts of suicide. How much of an epidemic and lack of solutions are there in the African American community?
I don’t think there is a lot of solutions and there needs to be which is why I’m trying to be a voice for it. Despite progress made over the years, racism continues to have an impact on the mental health of Black/African Americans. Negative stereotypes and attitudes of rejection have decreased, but continue to occur with measurable, adverse consequences.
Historical and contemporary instances of negative treatment have led to a mistrust of authorities, many of whom are not seen as having the best interests of Black/African Americans in mind. I believe teaching the African American community on the medical benefits of cannabis when it comes to mental Illness. (illicit drug use is frequently associated with self-medication among people with mental illnesses. I read an article that said less than 2 percent of American Psychological Association members are Black/African American, some may worry that mental health care practitioners are not culturally competent enough to treat their specific issues. To me this is compounded by the fact that certain Black/African American patients have reported experiencing racism and micro-aggression from therapists
Stigma and judgment prevents Black/African Americans from seeking treatment for their mental illnesses. Research indicates that Black/African Americans believe that mild depression or anxiety would be considered “crazy” in their social circles.

You credit your cannabis line to those issues in your past, as well as liver and kidney failure. What major difference is there between the pharmaceutical over the counter drugs and cannabis?
My cannabis lines are for people who are looking for a natural alternative than pharmaceutical drugs. One of the big differences are the war on opioids and the addiction that is caused by pharmaceutical drugs, as well as the deaths of overdose from them. A change has to come and starts today with the cannabis industry.  Pharmaceutical drugs are killing people and destroying the immune system of the body. Cannabis is healthier than pharmaceutical drugs.
When did you start your cannabis line and how did you pull off the magnificent feat?
I spoke my line into existence back in 2004 while looking up at the stars on a winter night in Modesto, California. At the time we lived in Modesto. My parents had moved us from the Bay Area since my mother was retired from Oakland Police Department.
I was thinking and saying to myself and the sky at the age of 17 that it would be dope to have my own strain line. I remember like yesterday, I closed my eyes and said to myself, “God, you hear me? It would be really dope to have my own strain line.”
In 2016 Flotwckush aka First Lady Of The West Coast Kush was created with the help of my business partner DukeOfErb. In 2017, December Nights Og was created and my Godson helped me create the name for my second strain line. BlackGirlMagicOg is my third cannabis strain line she was created in 2018. I thank DukeofErb for helping and teaching me the ropes on everything he knows.  I knew what I wanted to create something that could help, how it tasted, how it smelled, even how it looked but what was important was how it could help medically.
Your line has 3 strains for medicinal purposes can you tell us about them and their pharmaceutical medicinal purposes? What other medicinal purposes does cannabis serve and what information would you share with the haters of cannabis and label it an illegal drug?
The beauty of the cannabis plant is we’re still learning so much more of what they plant can do medically, but with the research in truth, numerous studies published in renowned, peer-reviewed medical journals such as NeurologyRheumatologyAnnals of Internal Medicine, the American Journal of Clinical Oncology, and the British Journal ofClinical Pharmacology have all documented significant health benefits associated with the use of medicinal Cannabis across a wide range of ages, races, genders, and health conditions. Do you experience any of the following medical conditions?
Chronic Pain
Crohn’s Disease/IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease)
Hepatitis C
Lou Gehrig’s Disease/ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Parkinson’s Disease (including Early-Onset)
PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Rheumatoid Arthritis
With all the research out there today, I would tell people like I tell them all the time educate yourself on the plant and the benefits from the plant.  There are schools and certain states now that educate you on the medical cannabis. That’s what I would tell people who aren’t educated on the cannabis and if they don’t want to be educated on it, don’t fix your mouth to speak on things you don’t take the time to study on.
One of your other valiant achievements that isn’t talked about is your fight and support for minorities jailed on marijuana charges, what inspired this particular fight/stance?
I’m tired of seeing people of color arrested for cannabis. It doesn’t make sense to me. Jail time for a plant. It piss me off.  This is people’s form of medicine and they were arrested because they got caught with it because they made a choice that they didn’t wanna take pharmaceutical drugs but a  natural herb.
My fights is get every person of color or person out of jail for cannabis charges. Setting with the mayor of the cities and talking how we can make real change on cannabis arrest.  They didn’t harm anyone but got caught with a plant, come on really?
It is happening in all regions of the country, in counties large and small, urban and rural. It’s not fair. It’s not making us any safer. It’s wasting valuable resources. And it’s taking a toll on thousands of lives every year.Police routinely arrest millions of people just for having marijuana every year. Billions of taxpayer dollars fund these arrests, which disproportionately target Black people. This has to stop, it can’t move forward anymore we have to put a stop to this and it’s my goal to help end cannabis arrest.
Black/African Americans also account for 37 percent of drug arrests, but only 14 percent of regular drug users (illicit drug use is frequently associated with self-medication among people with mental illnesses)
If you could offer some great words of wisdom and inspirational advice to the millennials what would it be?
If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything! Be a voice in your community. Be the change you want to see in this world. Remember certain people will give up on you, you gotta make sure you don’t give up on yourself.  You can be anything you put your mind too. Giving up isn’t a option! Go Conquer the world Kings and Queens!

Purple Rose Supply

Cannabis connoisseur and owner of Purple Rose Supply, Sid, saw his first cannabis cigar, also known as a cannagar, on Instagram in 2016. From that moment on he was immediately hooked.
“My combined love of cannabis and cigars made me feel like I had to get my hands on one,” Sid explained. “When I tried to buy one; however, I realized they cost a few hundred dollars and were only sold in Washington at the time. You can call it a lack of class or being cheap, but I’ve always been a no-frills kind of guy that generally stays away from exclusivity and eliteness. I loved the concept of smoking a cannagar but didn’t want to pay the high price tag so my only option was to learn how to make them myself.”

After deciding not to pay the hefty pricey, Sid took it upon himself to research cannagars and its predecessor Thai Sticks. He learned the current process was extremely outdated. It involved a lot of patience and practice putting cannabis on a skewer and tying it very tightly.

“I could barely get it to work and it never looked anything like the ones I saw online. I needed a more efficient way to create cannagars, which is how the idea of our CannaMold was created. I developed a rough prototype and it worked like a charm.”
It felt like Sid had cracked the code. He now had his own super easy way of creating an expensive product at a fraction of the price. He was happy but still bothered with the high price tag of pre-made cannagars and the way they were being marketed.
“Luxury”, “1%”, and “elite” were the words he kept seeing associated with all cannagars. This is not what he thought of when he thinks of cannabis. In his mind, it should always be inclusive.
Sid wanted to make cannagars affordable and accessible, so he created Purple Rose Supply and embedded his personal values into the company’s mission of, “creating products that give people the best smoking experience possible without breaking the bank.”
I recently caught up with Sid where he chatted more about his inspiration behind the brand. Check out the interview below:
Growing up and still to this day who are your inspirations? How did they impact your life?
For the first half of my life, I was mainly raised by my older cousins and the lessons they taught me affected me every single day. From as early on as I could remember they never let me say  “I can’t” or “It’s too hard”. My oldest cousin coached a lot of sports and the other one was a star athlete, so they made sure I knew what it meant to have heart. They constantly pushed me beyond my limits and showed me that even when I think I’m done, I could always push even harder. For better or worse, this type of grit and determination has gotten me to where I am now.
My other inspiration is my Dad. He’s the most level-headed person I know and through him I’ve learned being strong is more than just brute force, it’s also compassion and treating others with respect.
How old were you when you first started smoking marijuana?
I started smoking cannabis when I was 13-years old and it’s been love at first inhale ever since!
When did you develop the passion to get into the Cannabis and cannabis accessories industry?
I’ve always loved and advocated for cannabis from an early age. With the recent legalization and change in public perception, I realized I could make a career out of something I’m so passionate about. The industry has come a long way, but we definitely need to go a lot further.
What inspired you to make such an impactful product like a cannagar making kit?
I’ve touched on this in an earlier answer, but it’s really due to my beliefs. I don’t like when people make things exclusive or act as if they’re better than anyone because they have a little more money or status. It hit a nerve when I saw the price and marketing for pre-made cannagars. Cannagars are definitely an amazing experience, but I don’t believe it’s something that should be reserved for people that can drop $200+ on a single smoke session.
I understand the artistry that goes into making them, and I’m not trying to hate if people want to drop crazy amounts of money on them, but I believe everyone should get to enjoy them.
People can buy an expensive pre-rolled joint with some high-quality product or they can just roll their own. Why shouldn’t it be the same for cannagars? I want to give people the option and hopefully, one-day cannagars will be enjoyed as regularly as joints and blunts.
Can you walk us through the process of developing your unique kit?
Once I had the rough idea, it was a lot of testing and surveys that got us to the product we have now. I created the design, tested it myself and later asked friends for some product feedback. I would use their feedback to create the next design and from there it was rinse and repeat.
How long did it take you and your team to develop the perfect kit?
It took about two years to get where we are with our latest model. It was moving really slowly at first because I was just doing it for myself. I had a few friends that would help with the design and iterations, but once I decided I wanted to share this with others, I taught myself how to design via YouTube and bought a 3D printer. From there, things moved a lot quicker and I finished the designs for our G2 CannaMold by 2018.
Once I had the designs, I had to secure funds so I could manufacture the product to produce some high-quality goods for everyone.
Could you tell us the process/procedure for properly using the kit and getting a perfect cannagar?
Step 1: Assemble your CannaMold by closing the latch and inserting the skewer through the bottom hole. Put a small amount of ground up flower into the funnel and tap it so it goes all the way down the mold cavity. This part is really important, press down firmly on the packing tool so your flower is compressed tightly. Repeat this process until your CannaMold is full
Step 2: Store your packed CannaMold in a cool dry place for at least 3 hours. I always do mine overnight, then roll them when I wake up. This storing process gives the cannabis time to mold together and cure for a smoother smoke.
Step 3: After storing your CannaMold you can unlatch it and carefully remove your cannagar core. From here, you can get creative and top it off with whatever concentrates you’re feeling. When it comes to rolling cannagars, they’re traditionally rolled in cannabis leaf, but not everyone has access to that. We want to make cannagars as accessible as possible, so our cannagar cores allow our customers to roll with whatever wrap they want.
Step 4: After rolling your cannagar, simply light and enjoy. We also include a wooden tip to throw on the cannagars to make it easier to smoke.
How many products does your brand make and sale?
We currently sell our generation 1 and generation 2 CannaMolds in 2 different sizes: small and large. The small holds between 3.5-7 grams and the large holds 12-15 grams.
What great advice and words of wisdom can you offer our readers and Cannabis enthusiasts?
At the end of the day, we’re all people. We all deserve to enjoy a great experience whether or not we have hundreds to throw away on a single smoke session.
To learn more about Purple Rose Supply, visit purplerosesupply.com.

Taken By Hate

Walking down the street day or night,
Without staring eyes in any let alone my own neighborhood,
I can’t relate.
Unnecessary gestures stopped and thrown to the ground because the skin I’m in
Our worldly sin,
Opposed by politicians and presidents who were Klu Klux Klan.
Committing crimes some as worse as treason,
A bitter and dark feeling for no apparent reason,
And no time for the non existence racial debates when our leaders suffer death as fate.
Killed with no repercussion,
Slaughtered by the masses like beef or lamb,
Inequality is real,
Murdered on camera.
No justice served,
But I gotta remember for 400 years,
We’ve only been 3/5 of a man.

Keep Your Head Up

Yea I was a loner until I played sports.

Only reason I joined because the support was brotherly.

My father wasn’t shit,

My family was no better,

I’m not trying to hear you can do better,

Y’all support I had no love.

Everything I have I got out the mud,

Nothing was given,

I was taught and learned hard work always overcomes.

I was stuck in the the hood,

A corrupt government inescapable system,

I had to let go of the thought that I was a victim of oppression.

I could’ve gave up on myself like my family,

But I chose I was worth construction not destruction.

It was the right side I chose (BLOOD),

Brotherly, Love, Overcomes, Oppression, & Destruction.

Kxng Rvlph The Reemergence of Hip Hop

Can you please tell myself & the reader’s about yourself?
KR: Hey Everyone, I’m Kxng Rvlph A Very Lit & Drippy Underground Music Artist. Born & Raised In South New Jersey. I Just Moved To Atlanta A Week Ago, I’m Starting My Own Label Called “Quvd Gang Ent.” I Love God, My Family & Music 
As a underground artist trying to get his music heard what is the hardest part? 
  KR: Really The Hardest Parts Are Your Promo Effort, Being Consistent & Up To Date With The Trends & Last It’s Social Media Blocking You From Becoming Famous or Atleast A Little More Popular Then Before. Why? I Honestly Don’t Know & I Wish They Would Fix It. I Would Be Known Globally By Now. Everyday It’s 10% Of My Followers That See My Post Because Of The Algorithms Instead Of 100%. 

What are some things you’ve learned from being an recording artist that you didn’t know or think about before entering the industry?
KR:  I’ve Learned A lot About Many Situations Like 360 Deals & How Many Artist Don’t Read Their Contracts. I’ve Learned To Own All Of My Music. I’ve Learned That It’s Not Going To Be Easy Getting In The Industry Unless You Really Have Money To Start With, Most Labels Want Money If Your Not Booming In The Streets Or Have A Certain Look They Want. 

When not in the studio recording, writing, or listening to your own music who are some other underground artist you listen to? 

KR: I Manly Listen To Xavier Wulf or Bones If I’m Not Playing My Own Music. 

We spoke the other day about conscious messages & rap so is it safe to assume your upcoming project will be conscious? 

KR: Yes I Remember That Convo, It Was Dope LoL & Yes My Next Project Will Be Very Conscious On A Scary Level. I’ve Never Liked Making Trendy Music, I Make That Type Of Music. Now I Only Made It Because I Thought I Had To Fit In. 


Not Saying It Wasn’t Authentic. I Just Knew What Trends Was Out Musically So I Trained My Self To Fit With The Trends. 


Until Now With The Way The World Is Now. I Know People Around The World Need These Words Of Wisdom. So I Don’t Want To Say I’m A Be A Rebel Or Anything Just Trying To Wake Our People Up. So That Whole Vibe Is Going To Be On My Next Project. 
Do you believe conscious rap can rehab the current state of hip hop world outside or J Cole, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Nipsey Hussle, Nas, and T.I?
KR: Hell Yeah We Need More Conscious Music Because If Not Then Every One Will Still Be Blind To Whats Going On Globally. Building Walls, Bombing Families Instead Of Helping Them Or Talking About Drinking, Getting High Off Anything But Marijuana, Killing Each Other For Nothing Isn’t The Way To Make The World Great A Again. 
What are some words of wisdom & great advice you can offer other musicians and future aspiring musicians?
Stay True To Your Self, You Can’t Please Everyone, Do What You Feel Is Right, Help Each Other Out Instead Of Acting Major Because If The Tables Was On The Other Side It Wouldn’t Feel Right. 
What are some expectations that you have for yourself and your music career?

KR:  I Will Have Videos & More Music Dropping Soon. I’m Doing Shows This Year Too Be On The Look Out For All Of That!! 

Who would you say are mentors or artist that drive you in the game today?
   KR: 50 Cent, Meek Mill, Yo Gotti, Money Bagg Yo, Kevin Gates, Thugger, Future, Tyga, Xavier Wulf, Casanova 2x, ASAP Rocky, J. Cole, Kendrick, Drake, Tyler The Creator, and Chris Brown.

White Walker OG


This is a great strain. It’s very sticky, and covered in trichomes. The smell was so dank! I wish my house smelled like this. Anyway, the taste was great. Very sweet taste with a hint of that great flower taste. WWOG was very relaxing, and uplifting. Makes you happy, and wraps you in its warm comfort. The body high was on point and had me  so relaxed. Relieved me of my back and knee pain hella quick. I love it. Great job Tryke, and I definitely will smoke this strain again.wwOG1

Dutch Treat Haze

I picked up this pretty little flower at Reef Dispensary, here in Las Vegas Nevada. This particular flower isn’t as “loud” as I’d been hearing, but it does have a nice earthy, piney smell, with orange hairs all over it. The high took a while to kick in for me. Sadly this didn’t do much for me. The head high was very light. No body high at all. It did however slightly boost my mood. I’d recommend Dutch Treat Haze to new smokers or elderly people. I was let down a little, because I’ve only heard good things about DTH. It definitely isn’t worth  50 something dollars for an 1/8 that’s for sure. Maybe I’ll try this strain from another grower before I completely give up on it.

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Dutch Treat Haze grown by Tryke Companies