Rapper Chika: NPR Tiny Desk Appearance

So much respect for rapper artist, Chika. Check out here Tiny Desk Appearance at National Public Radio, NPR.
My favorite song “Industry Games” by Chika. She goes off! Great lyricist and so raw.

TB: #TravelWithMe Norwegian Cruise Line

So the summer weather had me reminiscing and really had me missing my summer trips when COVID was far from sight and, then, nonexistent. I thought I’d throw it back & share with ya’ll my trip to the West Caribbeans 3 years ago, here on Chain of Arts especially since I don’t really do so. I just would like to add a disclaimer that: I do not, by any way shape or form, mean to brag about my trips, but to showcase my pure love and interest for videography. Vlogging, for me, is just more about putting video clips together, but serves as a creative outlet to showcase the diligence and ‘artistry’ you can say, that goes into a single creative project/ work piece.

In spite of contrary belief, Yes. Youtube is a lot of work, but if it’s something you love and feel good at.. then nothing is impossible. Enjoy.

For those interested, be sure to check out and subscribe to my Youtube Channel.
Your support would mean a lot and would go a long way.

much love x Lo

*Equipment used: Canon Rebel T3

Chain Of Arts: My Mavic Mini Review

As promised, I thought I’d give a little two cents on my Mavic Mini– which I am so incredibly excited for.
If you check out my previous post which you can find here New Purchase: Mavic Mini Drone, I share a little snippet of what I caught when I took her out for the first time. The Mavic Mini is so amazing in regards to what it is capable of in consideration of its’ compact size.

Here are some photos to give you an ideas of what the purchase includes, which are pictured below:


For the price of about $437, all items were included above.
I purchased my Mavic Mini directly from DJI and shipping was fairly fast and easy.
One thing I was must say is that I regret not purchasing the combo pack which includes extra battery and a hub charger, which I found would’ve been extra useful. For the combo pack, it would be an additional $100. Not too bad if I should say so myself. Other than that, if you are eager and simply looking for the device itself, everything you need is included in it’s original package– which is what I was looking for at the time haha.
It took about 4 days in total for package to arrive.
Below are a few up close photos of what was included in my box.


The great thing about purchasing the Mavic Mini is that its weight lies a little under 250g, 249g to be exact.
For those who are new to the drone world, as am I, this is extremely convenient because you are not required to register your done under the FAA, or the Federal Aviation Administration. Anything above 250g would need to be registered under FAA regulation. This makes it a bit easier to find areas to fly your done and bypass strict regulations of FAA without much of a hassle.
BUT of course, however, you do still need to take caution as any damages caused by the drone under hands (whether to human or property damage) is a liability for you as a drone flyer. So while the drone can bring so much joy, please be careful out there when operating!

Now for the technical and mechanics of the drone, I chose this drone because it is capable of flying about 4Kilo wide (2K miles wide) and about 600 ft high– which is actually pretty amazing for its size in comparison to other regular size drones. It has a 2.7k resolution which is astonishing for a drone much smaller than the average as well. It’s battery life also surpasses that of the average drones, which is 30 minutes. The typical battery life for other regular sized drones is about 15-20 min. It’s high resolution also allows you to take high quality photography and videos. Another thing to note is, the Mavic Mini has a return to home setting that allows your drone to fly back to you automatically when requested or when the drone senses that it is at low battery. I find it is fairly easy to operate once you get to know and familiarize yourself with its settings. The only thing I wish more of the drone was for it to have an active track/ follow you feature that allows the drone to follow you without any control of the device. I feel it is a bummer if you were looking to use the device for vlogs and such. Other than that, I have not experimented my drone long enough to list out its cons just yet, but would say I am pretty content with its performance so far.

With that being said, I hope this aids you in your own decision of purchasing the drone or resorting to another that may meets your needs much better. But for what it is, I think the Mavic Mini is packed with great features that makes it hard to beat considering its more affordable pricing. As a first time drone owner, I have much to learn in terms of the technical aspect and how to incorporate my knowledge of that into the beautiful art of cinematography. If you are interested please feel free to check out the drone on the DJI site or find a slightly cheaper deal on Amazon. Be sure to use my Affiliate link! Free shipping included.

I am considering of filming/ recording a more closer review as I experiment with my drone. Be sure to follow it up on my Youtube Channel if uploaded!
This post is by no means sponsored but made to share my excitement with ya’ll on this game changing device Haha
Feel free to leave any comments or questions or below! 🙂

Have fun, and fly on!

New Purchase: Mavic Mini Drone

Well, where do I even start..
If you have been following me for a while you would know how much I appreciate the arts.
And that comes in all forms including drawing, photography, music, and even (somewhat) cinematography & editing.

To hone in on my cinematography skills, I was inspired to get purchase my very first done.
I took her out and tried her for the first and thought I’d share it with you.
Be sure to follow my youtube to stay tuned for future projects.
I will also be do a quick review on my Mavic Mini, so stay tuned for that as well!

much love, Lorraine

Mid City, Los Angeles

Music Monday: New Piece

So this rap piece was inspired by much of the struggles I’ve experienced as a growing and aspiring artist.
And as always, talk my talk the way I usually do in my ‘rap’ pieces haha
but in this piece, I brush the surface of my early life and how I’ve become who I am today.
Only gonna get better. Hope it resonates with you in some way or the other.

Instrumental:
♪ Tu Pac All Eyes On Me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-dr8Sx86fs

♪ haters wanna hate, like they blind can’t see
take em out the dark, can’t they do it like me
ain’t about the games gotta through em with the heat
ridin’ top down 710 North in Cali
mama was a hustla sacrificed for the family
when I was 8, she’d flew us to maui
lucky seen the world, but something’ didn’t allow me
to be happy, had plans no one knew
no matter where I gone, no matter where I flew
pops was a G, high hopes for his daughter
dropped a bag, uh four children’s alma mater
as the days passed things got harder
it’s the hustle in my blood they wanna take away
hear the snakes hissin’ from miles away
checked my clique been done with them fakes
pray for their health, hear the pain in their hate
cheap advice from someone you don’t wanna be
they say I changed but they never knew me
your vision is yours no one’s and it’s unique
won’t stop grinding, doin it for my dreams ♪

Mariah Carey “America the Beautiful” (1990)

After watching Michael Jordan’s Docuseries “The Last Dance” on Netflix, I knew I had to come back to watch Mariah Carey’s performance of “America the Beautiful” at the NBA Detroit Pistons in 1990. Who knew she’d be close to the next Michael Jordan in music history. Amazing to see her progression from her earlier years as one of today’s greatest vocalist of all time. The reaction of the crowd and her look only inspires me to push harder and fight for my dreams as a singer. Hope it brings you joy as much as it did me.

Wu-Tang Clan

Gotta pay respect to the rap culture. Growing up in LA, rap is always going to be a part of my life.
With the rhyme scenes, idioms, wordplay, flow, diction, (regardless of what others may say) is such a beautiful, raw, and ruthless form of art. Here’s a little throw back.

New Piece: Black Lives Matter on Acrylic & Water Paint

Got my creative juices flowing again and creating the art pieces I’ve wanted to create and speaks to me.
Been a minute since I’ve picked up the brush, but it feels good to be back at it.
Made with acrylic paint and water paint.
Only going to get better.
Look below for looks to purchase items.

Click here to check out my art page for more.

Click here to purchase Brush Set on Amazon.
Click here to purchase Palmer Acrylic Paint on Amazon.
Click here to purchase Reeves Water Paint on Amazon.

Lisa Fischer: “How Can I Ease The Pain” (1991 R&B)

Known about Ms. Fischer for a while, but after watching the documentary 20 ft From Freedom, I knew I had to dig into her music. Her sound and voice is angel that it really takes you into a spiritual realm. I respect that in spite of her tremendous talent, she still chose to live a humble life. Mad respect.

Fischer was an icon in 80’s/ early 90’s. During her peak she was performing alongside greats like Luther Vandross, Tina Turner, and performed with the Rolling Stones. And later parted ways to discover her own sound. Amazing vocalist I must say.

How can I ease the pain
When I know your coming back again
How can I ease the pain in my heart
How can I ease the pain

Click here to purchase How Can I Ease The Pain on Amazon.

Signed Up with BMI & New Lyrics: Quarantine

So glad to announced that I finally got approved with BMI.
For those who aren’t familiar BMI, Broadcast Music Inc., is one of the United States
performing rights organization along with ASCAP, SESAC, and GMR.
And as you may know, as an aspiring artist I am so excited to start my songwriting journey.
If you have been following ChainofArts (original highsnlows) for a while,
you’d know that writing and music is part of my identify.
Combine that and you have the beautiful gift of songwriting.

Anyhow, I wrote a little piece a while back in beginning of quarantine
that I thought to share with ya’ll.
Follow my Voisey account @lorrainebau for short original pieces
and my music instagram @_lo.anne for covers.
Much love x Lo

got emotions pent up in me
how do I feel
don’t know what to believe
I’ve been living a lie
how’d I survive
without knowing that this life was mine

always misunderstood
as if I never could
only time will tell whose done real good
believe me when I say I would ♪

New Music: Original Lyrics

So as you may be following me on my musical journey, I like to experiment with my songwriting abilities.
I’ve been listening to some rap lately like Wu Tang, Tu Pac, Kanye, Nipsey, and today’s female rappers like Meg The Stallion and Saweetie who are climbing the rap game. And it’s inspired me to get back to the pen again. Though I do not consider myself a rapper, I enjoy the word play, lyricism, flow, metaphors, idioms, etc. As someone who liked poetry as a kid I guess it never really left me. And I encourage ya’ll to stick to whatever it is that brings you joy whether it is playing guitar, singing, crocheting, cooking, etc. because while not everyone will appreciate your work there is someone out there in the world who will. And chances are, if the love is real, you’re only going to get better.

Anyhow, I like to experiment and explore with my music in voice, sound, and writing. When it comes to rap lyrics, I notice that when I write I channel my anger and frustration.. it’s something I can’t really help and that comes natural to me.. So for the older crowd, excuse the raunchiness & Vulgarity haha, just felt it was appropriate for this particular beat. For the young’s (or whoever age) rock with it, follow me on my music account @_lo.anne where I post new covers and soon, originals!

much love x Lo

Instrumental:
Savage by Meg The Stallion ♪
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hK8vTDe6eM

♪ I grind for my shit, can’t none of y’all say that
them PH levels healthy, got my baby hairs laid back
baby daddy money run you but I’m grinding’ make my own stack
think ya’ll m*therfckin’ grown, you for reals can’t be that whack.

try so hard you a Gucci louie mismatch
copy my steeze like you wanna be me so bad
Michael Jackson swag got me moonwalking on the way back
from the bank with a band in my hand. fuck a cash app


I’m choosy, proody, b*tchy, moody
your boo? yea, he look like he really wanna do me
on the counter, on the bed after sushi
with a movie; cause you looney, don’t be goofy (yuh)

cruisin’ down 8th top down with the Camaro
keep with me in the moment/ doja cat/ why don’t you say so
Some ya’ll sleeping’ bout to miss on the rodeo
rappin’ like a poet didn’t even know it, had to say so

scholar & writer graduated socio
learned from the best her name Maya Angelou
why you hatin trick? still be talking all that shit tho
Mr. grinch; pardon me as i show you to the front door

I’m choosy, proody, b*tchy, moody
your boo? yea, he look like he really wanna do me
on the counter, on the bed after sushi
with a movie; cause you looney, don’t be goofy (yuh) ♪

“Emotions” H-Town (1994 s R&B/ Soul)

Alright, so this is for all my ladies (& fellas haha).
This song really got me feeling’ nostalgic for the 90’s– a time much of my life I don’t even remember! (I was born 96′). However, the amount of old school swag artists rocked during this period is so dope and got me feeling’ some typa way! I wish to bring it back in my own artistry. Everything from dance moves, fashion, vocals, attitude– everything! I would definitely say I’m truly a 90’s baby, ain’t nothing changing that! Here’s H-Town’s performance at Soul Train in 1995. Members of H-Town group are  twin brothers Keven “Dino” Conner, Solomon “Shazam” Conner and their longtime friend Darryl “GI” Jackson.

Click here to purchase Emotions on Amazon

Emotions make you glad sometimes
But most of all they make you fall in love