Jhene Aiko performing “To Love & Die” at Uncapped in Philadelphia

Jhene Aiko is one of my most favorite people. This was my first time seeing her live and it was amazing. She is truly an artists who’s music can touch and guide and expose all in one. Ive never considered her a singer, always a lyricist with an angelic voice. Her tones are inviting, but her words are a glimpse into her reality, which in return was all ours at some point in time. She is uplifting and her music is forgiving. This is a live performance of Jhene in Philadelphia on September 23, 2014.

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“Our Perspective” Ab Soul, These Days Tour, Philadelphia

There is this certain kind of timidness that fascinates me. A mind of such magnitude that requires extensive research and comprehension. A person who’s soul’s goal is to reach those who’s souls know, without force. It has always been an honor to have met this person, then and even now. Today, I have yet comprehended all that he has given, but I’ve accepted and acknowledged that he is the balance we should seek. His words are like a constant missing factor that always finds a way in moments least expected. His verses are the forceful remedies for questions I didn’t know existed. I say this to say that if you know me, you know that Ab Soul is probably one of the greatest humans Ive ever had the pleasure of understanding. I have never admired anyone like I admire him. He is my teacher, my mentor, my souls cure. I remember 3 years ago when I met him for the first time at the TLA in Philadelphia. I interviewed him without intention nor did I know what questions to ask. However I remember saying something along the lines of balance, and his response was his hands lifting in the air and saying “Thats it.” Still one of the most memorable moments of my life. Id pray one day to be in his presence capturing his moments towards greatness. God Bless him and us. These photos represent “Our Perspective.”

Brianna Lopez

Jhene Aiko in Philadelphia, Uncapped

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Jhene, Jhene, Jhene…. Ive been drowning myself in her music for the past 3 years and this was my first time seeing her perform. She has changed my perspective on many things and just as in her music, she is just as gracious and compelling in person. Beautiful, is an understatement.

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Today I woke up with a lot of unanswered questions. I decided to try my luck with breaking into an abandoned school, but I couldn’t find an open entrance. Truth be told I was scared as shit, but whatever I tried. I then decided to trail along a park I’m becoming quite familiar with. On my venture, I took a seat and let my mind wander. I I deeply breathed and appreciated my own acceptance of peace. During that time a bird I don’t know the name of, decided to join me. I would like to thank this creature for allowing me to take something home. During this brief, but important encounter, I smiled and smiled heavenly.

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“One With” Part 1

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Whilom I stepped in to a fortune unknown. I was blindly guided to a highs highest height. I was told by the unknown that there was no destination. That if I could only just feel my way through the groundless footsteps of my stride that I would no longer worry. It was mentioned by repetition and never feared by precaution as I was cautioned to never be cautious. A day like todays rains only guided me further as it only blurred what was right in front of me and never what I couldn’t see. Which already was. There were no roads, no miscellaneous prints of mystery to show the slights bit of possibility. On the way I was tamed timeless by the beautified obscurities that would secure who I was and never when. It happened……

To be continued….