Brandon Paul

I am not sure how but I stumbled upon Brandon Paul’s music via SoundCloud but the first song I ever heard I instantly became a fan. Later I soon found out Brandon and I have mutual friends, one of my friends had a show and I got to meet Brandon myself. It was so funny because I was truly having a fan moment to where I was so nervous to even walk in and say HI! After breaking the ice Brandon is very down to earth and easy to talk to. I love and relate to his music so much so it was an easy decision on  who was going to be the first featured artist in my new Artist Category.

Earlier Life

Brandon was born in Atlanta, Georgia he moved to Dallas when he was very young but soon enough moved back to Atlanta in 8th grade. To keep it short he spent a lot of time between Dallas and Atlanta, he came back to Dallas at the age of 17 and graduated from Duncanville High School. Needless to say and most importantly Brandon calls Dallas home!

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Brandon Paul is a man of many talents he writes his own music, engineers, and produces, all beside makes beats. He has engineered some of our favorite Dallas artist music such as: Kev Quais, Sleaze, TayK, and Wa$teey which I love the thought of that because those are also other good artist with good music. Although Brandon has collab and helped a lot of people he pays much respect to @MoneySignPeso and @TopflightBlue for helping him the most throughout his journey.

We see a lot of artist getting caught in the hype and never really know their motives so I think it is important to mention that Brandon writes music for the odd bods at school or in the work place. He wants his message in his music to be “Be ok with being different” which we all need to be reminded of sometime.

Now onto the music, I always feel that the artist favorite song is their best song but unfortanly for us Brandon Paul’s favorite song which is  Delusion, will never be released due to higher beings<<<. This is his favorite song because he feels like when he wrote it he had an outer body experience and he was more in touch with himself and feelings.

If you’re looking to check Brandon out, my favorite song is Recognize . I like to think of it as an inspirational song; it is one verse in the song that always leaves me thinking, it goes, “calling on God I think that his stalling.” I asked him what did he mean by that and he explained when he wrote that song he was in the point in his life when he was figuring things out but believes things take time and is patient with Gods timing. With that being said I asked him does he think its taking him a minute to get the full recognition he deserves. He replied with no because like mentioned before he believes in timing.

 

 My favorite part and what I was curious to know is why Brandon doesn’t promote himself and music as much, he had the most unique answer, he asked me, ” how many facebook commercials have I seen.” I literally had to think about it but of course i’ve seen none.” Facebook has been promoted word of mouth and has had a successful outcome. Which is the point, Brandon rather his music speak for its self.

For a little fun I personally like to know what other artist influence that particular artist to see if their music some how corresponds with one another in a way. For example if SZA was to say Kehlani influences her, that would make sense because they both make music for bad ass independent women. So I ask him these question and unfortunately he responded , ” Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper and Michael Jackson. I said unfortunately because my assumption was wrong and slightly because those artist are pretty basic far as that being everybody’s favorite, I was expecting him to say Kid Cudi and once you listen to Brandon’s music you’ll see why.

Be sure to be on the look how for Brandon Paul next project titled “Good Advice” and I know we all need some GOOD ADVICE!

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SZA

THE CTRL TOUR

I Honestly don’t have too much to say…

I was so excited to see SZA, herself and Kehlani  are my spirit animals so I was more than ecstatic to see her.

Merch

Merch was very simple very SZA, she had solid color T’s with Ctrl printed on them. The shirt I got was the closes to unique, it has a flowers, an avocado, and a candy corn on it…

The concert

The concert was a vibe but it went by sooo quick! It was not much of a dj to hype the crowd but in the same sentence that may be how she likes her sets to be. SZA has a shy spirit about her which is cute but kind of made the show boring. She didn’t play much of her old music which was fine with me because I’m a CTRL album fan but for the old heads I’m sure they would have appreciated it. The concert may have went by quick because it started an hour late and she probably didn’t get to use all of her time, I’m not sure. This is literally all I have to say about this, I would still go to another show I just know what to expect.

Recap

 

Outfit Repeat on Fleek

2 for 1

I never got to do outfit details the first time I wore this outfit so when I wore it again I realized how much I like the concept.

This is the perfect day out or campus look, not too much not too less.

This look is Forever 21 down to the ground (ironically).

Black Corduroy Overalls – $24.90

Orange Tee – > $10

Guns & Roses Tee – Shirt Details 

Nike Roshe Runs – $69.99

 

Sunday Funday

Hope Outdoor Gallery

Grafiti Park

No brunch today instead my siblings & I went to a Grafiti Park located in Austin, TX. If you’re artsy fartsy you’ll love this place, it’s like a museum / hiking / art experience. One can even bring there own paint or spray paint and create their own paster piece. I would definitely come here for a date or an outing with family & friends !

Campus Cruiser

Campus / Dinner Party Look

Waking up this morning I knew I had to be at school all day and later that night attend my little sisters Birthday Dinner that night. So this is what I came up with!

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My sister didn’t like the fact I wore tennis shoes but when I explained to her that it was also a “Campus Look” she thought it made sense. If you want to get fancy I would also wear a casual heal or bootie boots.

Details 

Shirt- Walmart- $5

Skirt- H&M – $7

Biker Shorts– Forever 21 – >$10

Shoes– Steve Madden- “on sale” $10-15

Red, Black, & White

Look what my closet has become !

You know how Janelle Monae only wears Black & White? Its like her signature look, I’ve never seen her wear anything else. If you look close enough a lot of celebrities have a “signature look” or a certain color that they wear. I notice that my look is becoming RED, BLACK, & WHITE.

This wasn’t purposely done, I literally was going through my pics and notice this but I LOVE IT!

Which makes sense due to the fact ill soon be a celebrity ( I’m 50% joking/ 50% serious I just don’t want to seem vain).

 

Decks In The Park

This past weekend I had the chance to attend Decks In The Park  courtesy of  Dallas Observer. 

Before attending I did a little research and I didn’t find much information  so I didn’t know what to fully expect. The event was located at Kylde Warren Park which was the perfect location for this event because it gave people plenty of room to be free and dance.

Decks In The Park is a sponsored music event we’re more than hundreds of people come out to listen to Dallas Djs such as Big J, Johnny Funk, and more, who all put their own mix on  various genres of music. This event was hosted by Dj Souljah whom  definitely knows how to control the crowd. I was fortunate enough to have VIP Access which allowed me to see how much fun everybody was having. One could tell everybody in the crowd was having a good time!

I have been to many concerts but never to one like this. I can not wait to attend the next one! This is the perfect event for family and friends to attend, I highly recommend not missing the next one !