SHOPCOA: Gallery

New pics posted on my gallery.

For those who haven’t seen my gallery be to take a peep to follow me on my adventures!

SHOPCOA: Gallery

Mid City, Los Angeles: to live and die in LA

Mariah Carey & Aretha Franklin: Chain of Fools (1998)

Been on a Mariah Carey binge lately (as you may or may not have noticed) and I am not apologizing for it.
Let’s face it and be honest with ourselves.. Mariah Carey is literally a living legend of our time and I am going continue celebrating her legacy for all the amazing music and tremendous impact she’s left us with thus far. With that said, I am going to leave you with this. Two queens, one stage. 1998. timeless music because good music never dies.

Also notice Carey’s responses to Aretha and the crowd throughout the performance, I stan a gracious and humble queen!

A Long Time Coming: Mariah Carey’s Memoir (2020)

Ya’ll know I had been talking (and so has everyone else) about Mariah Carey’s Memoir for a while now.
It’s truly a gift, heaven sent that it’s come out the time I need it the most.
Honest to God it’s almost surreal. Couldn’t have come out a better time.
Found so much comfort and reliability in Carey’s writing (in a time of doubt and uncertainty)
as a growing budding artist myself.
Already half way done, can’t wait to share with ya’ll all the gems I learned about.

Anyhow, must I say, dahling.. so glad to get my hands on this.
cop the drop, neeoow!

(Click here to purchase The Meaning of Mariah Carey on Amazon)

“Facetime” Ari Lennox Remix with Durand Bernarr (2020)

So glad that Ari and Durand are both getting the recognition they deserve. They’ve been in the scene for a minute and I am glad that they are now getting the limelight. hard work truly pays off when it comes to something you’re so passionate about. Can’t believe it’s been months since my first actual performance to Ari Lennox Whipped Cream. would do it all over again, but much better haha. Durand is also such an amazing vocalist. been following him for years and so upset that he is now getting recognition. He dropped his EP a few days ago which I’ll be sharing soon. But first, FACETIME.

ChainofArts Etsy Shop Active

I’m back in LA from the Deep South! Whoo!
I’m so excited to reopen my shop now that I have returned home and can do the packages as needed.

Please feel free to check out my shop at @ChainofArts on Etsy.
25% sale at check out & free shipping included.
Will definitely be launching new items/ products once everything is ready.

Also will be releasing new vlog content on my site/ channel, stay tuned ya’ll!

much love,
x Lo

Big Creek Greenway Trail Hike

For my peaches who reside in the amazing country side of Georgia!
Took a short hike at Big Creek Greenway. A refreshing walk with a pretty view.
Initially went to find good shots for my drone, but left with no luck..
Not sure if these trails are solely used for bikers, but found that there were plenty bikers.
If you are familiar with the area, please let me know down below!
Would like to apologize to all the bikers for the interference lol
Nonetheless the walk was worthwhile 🙂
Check out the photo gallery here

Chasing Trane (2016) Netflix Documentary

American jazz saxophonist and composer, John Coltrane, was at the forefront of jazz during the early bebop days. Coltrane grew up in the South during the Jim Crow of the Civil War Era. Growing up in a religious family, Coltrane was inspired by some members who were ministers– very much considering himself spiritual, which shaped his musicality and craft as a musician. Others in the film compared him to the likes of Albert Einstein as Coltrane was a deep thinker also inspired by other deep thinkers. Coltrane began his career performing alongside Miles Davis and his Quartet in his album Kind Of Blue . Coltrane than later produced his own Giant Steps. It was evident that through his performance he enjoyed creating and performing music that brought people together through spiritual consciousness.

Coltrane was gifted in the sense of being “innovative, thinking of what to do next”, grappling with “a sense of struggle and thinking through the next problem”. He performed with no ego, but only to show what was his reason of being there. Coltrane didn’t care what critics had to sway. If they like it, they like it. If they don’t, they don’t. Coltrane’s message was to be brave and no doubt himself in being authentic. He used the saxophone to speak through spiritually even if others didn’t necessarily understand it.

In Bill Clinton’s words in describing Coltrane he states, “any love for music and regard for the craft, you hear 3 or 4 notes, this man owns this horn, this music and at least when he is playing is the master of his soul”. Coltrane as a master of his craft, was never quite satisfied with his own work. Coltrane possessed an intensity in the tone of his sax, a wailing sound, that came from the soul. He was described as quiet, but spiritual in the sense that people would “part from him like the Red Sea”. Coltrane ultimately took jazz forward in experimenting with the music and pushing it to the limit, and it truly showed through his artistry. For all music fanatics and or even aspiring musicians, I would definitely recommend the Netflix film.