Kanye West Takes You Backstage at ‘Watch The Throne’ Tour (from ThisIs50.com)

I came across this awesome video on ThisIs50.com, rapper 50 Cent’s online blogging community. As an attendee of the Watch the Throne concert at the AAA (Where the Miami Heat play) in Miami, I can’t even begin to explain the level of high energy throughout the entire show. It was like the best party that anyone could ever go to… THE ENTIRE SHOW!

In this video Kanye talks about the vision that he has always had for himself in terms of music, and the responsibility that he now bears as a result of his success. I love that he recognizes that celebrity is just a stage to use one’s talents and gifts as a platform to better mankind in some way because of one’s very presence… Yes, even if it is just to inspire them to pursue their dreams.

Check out the video below.

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Fashion Inspiration

This throwback photo of Super Model turned mogul, Tyra Banks, puts me in a place of empowerment and reassurance of my own life path. I’ve been working with a project that’s beauty/hair related for the past few years, and seeing my vision for it slowly unfold has been a dream come true. The patriotic top that Ms. Banks is rocking symbolizes that “It’s made in America…” It makes me feel inspired all over again, which brings me to this song: