From Manhattan to Brooklyn, Brooklyn to Queens and finally Queens back to Manhattan. This may only seem like words to some but for my people back home let me put this into context for you. This is equivalent to traveling from North Portland to Clackamas, from Clackamas to Downtown PDX then back to the North on the max (actually a bit longer). This is how my week began. There were meetings in Brooklyn, amazing eats in Queens and a bed in Manhattan.
After all of that traveling I was sure my day was over but then I received a message from a friend saying check out their flyer on instagram. It read: “Infamous Mondays w/Prodigy @ The Fat Buddha Bar.” So within 15 minutes of being home, I was back out and about on my way to the Fat Buddha bar. I had a great time there and posted a picture at the end of the night that said it all (courtesy of instagram).
The next day I received a response to an email I had sent out over the weekend. The Marketing Director at SkyeLab Music Group, a company headed by Arty Skye, would be giving me a call in an hour. For those of you who don’t know, Arty Skye has worked on projects for Brandy, Will Smith, Madonna, SWV, Babyface, Sisqo, Kelly Price and Cool and The Gang to name a few (Some of these albums have gone 4x Platinum). Long story short, I was offered the Project Management Internship with their company!
Wednesday Involved planning our trip to the DMV and packing. Nothing too exciting on this day besides making our way over to the Port Authority at 2am for a 3:15am departure to Washington DC, which was delayed for an hour……
Thursday – Sunday
We had an amazing time in the DMV. We literally touched all 3 states within 30 minutes! This may not seem very exciting to people on the east coast but those in Oregon understand. We can drive for 5-10 hours and still be in one State. On Thursday we got settled in, had a cook out and went down to DC to watch the firework show. On Friday we chilled with family and had another cook out. Saturday we saw all of the monuments, the white house and chilled with my production partner Paul Lindsay in DC and Virginia. Then departed back to New York on Sunday.
I try to keep these short but a lot happens. The beginnings of the weeks tend to be elaborate and then I end up compressing the rest so people don’t feel overwhelmed! If you all would like to hear more about any day or event let me know in a comment below!