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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Help Sharp Skills Pick Graphic Design for New Mixtape

What's up R.E.B.E.L.'s, I'm getting everything together to release my new mixtape "Tablets of the Heart" on 11.28.13, Thanksgiving Day. But I need your help. My graphics design team for this project, Red Moon Entertainment, is putting the finishing touches on the art work for the mixtape singles and I wanted your feedback on which graphic you like the best. Post the number (1, 2, or 3) of the one you like in the comments below, click on the image to make it larger. Thank you and be sure to download (for free) "TOTH" on Thanksgiving Day." The link will be sent to you if you are on my mailing list, a fan on Facebook, or a follower on Twitter.




Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Cover Art and Track Listing Revealed For New Sharp Skills Mixtape "Tablets of the Heart"

                                                   Artwork by Red Moon Entertainment

1) Tablets of the Heart Intro. (to 9th Wonder's "The Town")
2) The K.I.D.S.S. -The Kingdom In Dope Sneakers-(to Drake's "HYFR")
3) Take Me Home feat. L's (prod. by L's)*
4) I'm Easy (prod. by C and N Beats)
5) Turn Me Up (prod. by C and N Beats)
6) Mini Mogul (prod. by Alex Malone for Alex Malone Music)*
7) All Gray Everything (prod. by Pulse Beats)
8) R.E.B.E.L. Blues (prod. by Omito Beats)
9) Hang On My Cross (to Kanye West's "Blame Game")
10) Moving Under Fire feat. Foski (to The Fray's "You Found Me")
11) R.E.B.E.L.'s Paradise (to Coldplay's "Paradise")
12) My Ferrari (prod. by Tank)*
Bonus Songs
13) I'm Easy (Big Homie Version)
14) Turn Me Up remix feat. Tha Mic
15) Mini Mogul remix feat. SaulPaul
Songs with an * next to them indicate original production created specifically for Sharp Skills. Songs with pre-existing production are for promotional use only.

"Tablet's of the Heart" is scheduled to be released for free download, November 28th, 2013 (Thanksgiving Day). Only those on the Sharp Skills mailing list or following Sharp Skills on Twitter and/or Facebook will have the download link sent to them (Click on the links below).
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Monday, November 18, 2013

Build Something You Are Proud Of

I heard someone very wise say that as a culture, we've become obsessed with what we consume as oppose to what we build. That thought hit me like a ton of bricks. You know how it is when a light bulb goes off in your head when an idea deeply resonates with you. I had to look myself in the mirror and examine if I fit that description. Productivity has an interesting way of fulfilling us whereas consumption leaves us wanting. Being able to sit back and look at what we have worked hard to create is an amazing feeling, even though the delayed gratification isn't fun. It's worth it in the long run though.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Grateful Hearts Go Further

Have you ever found yourself complaining about your life or circumstances? Of course you have because we all do from time to time. The interesting thing is the affect that this type of "stinking thinking" has on our moods. It is impossible to be happy, no matter how good or bad your circumstances are if you only focus on the negative. Similarly, it is impossible to "not" be happy when you choose to focus on the good. Our thoughts are the drivers of our emotions, and happiness is an emotion that is primarily based on internal conditions, not external. We have to continually find the things that we are grateful for in order to stay upbeat in today's overly discontent world. Being grateful is good food for thought.