We just recently did our 6th crockpot( June 27, 2014)…and I don’t think I’v really taken the time out to talk about or reflect on how it all started and why …and what it is today….
I’v been reflecting so much because this last crockpot totally kicked my ass…it may have been the most stressful one to pull off thus far..but I’ll get into that a little later lol. I’m reflecting now though because I honestly still cant believe what is happening, and I still cant believe that its happening just like I saw it in my head…with the people I always saw myself creating with. Talk about manifesting your vision. I feel so blessed to be able to pull this off. The vision and the intent behind what we are doing is so beautiful and so pure that I feel like the universe is just opening up to me…connecting the dots and guiding us as we test this thing out. And at the same time…because we don’t necessarily have a blueprint…the shit is hard…and it’s taking the kind of sacrifices from me I never thought I even had to give. But I’m so inspired by the vision, and so passionate about what I am doing that I’m literally turning into a madman that will stop at nothing to get the mission accomplished. And this mission is to heal people by creating a platform which allows us to be free and use our gifts(as healers) to feed into the energy of our events and the spirits of those attending them.
When I first had the idea to do the crockpot…it didnt even have a name yet. I just knew I wanted to take matters into my own hands and start highlighting music, people, and other creatives that inspired me. So I had an idea to do a magazine (twenty7magazine) and in that magazine I wanted to only feature people who had a real story to tell that would impact the lives of other people, who personally inspired me or the person interviewing them, who were revolutionaries or cultural leaders of some sort, and people who had amazing gifts&talents, and were filled with substance and purpose.
After I rounded up a few interviews and saw how what I was doing touched me, my partners, and the people I was interviewing… I knew then I was on to something. Weeks later I ended up shooting this band BOBBY CHURCH, and I was sooooo inspired by their music that I was determined to show people how amazing they were by backing my shit talking up( I talked a lot of shit about how incredible they were in their issue*you guys should read it if you haven’t already*).
I knew I wanted people to see, hear and feel what I had experienced. Before all of that… I traveled the world with The Komposers on tour with Lil Wayne. Over the course of a few years on tour I had gotten so close with them that I just wanted the world to know how amazingly talented and well rounded they were as musicians so I knew if I did anything with live music I would only want to use them as my house band. Our connection and energy was just pure…we all just genuinely loved the art of what we do… and nothing has ever been about the fame or the fortune. BUT…. I knew that each and every one of us DESERVED the fortune and we DESERVED to be recognized for our talents and what’s soon to be our contribution to the world, media, culture, and music. I had friends that I hung around often who inspired me with their talents on a daily so I knew I wanted them involved and I knew I wanted other people to be aware of the gifts that they had. I also had friends that were signed to labels that were basically forcing them to be artists that they really were not …and I mean…that’s damn near all my friends in the industry because hey…that’s the industry for yo ass. But I knew in my space… I wanted to allow them to be free and just BE.
Any who…. I wanted to create a space that was ours…and sacred to us. I wanted it to be ours so nobody could tell us what to do or who to be. I called on my friends and people who I was genuinely inspired by to make this vision come true and when I tell you WE NAILED IT!!!! On the very 1st attempt! All the noise in the background (the shit I had to go thru to actually secure a venue, finance everything, fly people out, etc) definitely stressed me the hell out. But I’ve never been happier to loose money or deal with a shit load of stress because it really was worth it.
It was magical! Like…I almost cant even describe it. None of us knew what to expect… The Komposers, Sabi, Lucy Hart, Rob Riley, and Bobby Church. Everyone had basically agreed to do it based off of the strength of them loving me and just being willing to test out my idea, but no one was familiar with the music, gifts, or talents of the others….BUT!!! … I was familiar and knew them all …and in my head I saw it working beautifully. And it did….
I mean the spirit that filled that room that night was everything that I prayed for..and I knew then that this was the 1st step towards me walking in my purpose…. I am a healer… I just am… and anybody that has been around me or close to me knows that….I’ve just never been able to accept it until now. And now that I know…I’m not taking it lightly and there is absolutely no turning back! I believe with every ounce of my soul that I am going to impact and change the world and millions of lives with each and every one of my creative efforts and visions that fall under THE27 BRAND! The Crockpot is only the beginning! And we are definitely on the right track!!!
Come and get your souls feed the 27th of every month! Support our movement!! It’s for everybody!!!
Enjoy the pics from our facebook page for The Crockpot. This is from the very 1st one at Rooftop 3100. Dec 1st 2013.
Even Chris Daughtry said he hadn’t had a good damn time enjoying a music experience like that in a longggggg time!
oh and a few grown people cried that night!!! Including myself!!! lol
check out the pics!!! Let me know what you think!!! If you were at the 1st one let me know!!! I wanna do some kind of cool interviews with you guys!!!!
(ps. I write how I talk…and I dont care to change that…this is our world remember… I hope yall dont mind me just being me 😉