Happiness..such a common thing, but rare? So many people walk, heads down, sucked into the rhythm of monotony and the beat of every day life. When do we stop and question, what makes me happy? For some the answer might be straight forward and simple, for others it's a maze... Is it the work you are doing, the people you spend your life with, or the way you carry yourself amongst your peers that makes you happy? Or is it a combination of all of the above? And perhaps the physical road to your answer isn't as short as the theoretical one. Someone once told me that it's when you find the crossroad between what you love and what you are good at that will make you golden..that will bring you your purpose in life. So many of us work our entire lives, never making it to this crossroad. The StreetRacer Team fights every day for what they they believe in, their happiness - the power and beauty of great music, the way it impacts people, and brings life to our souls. If you are reading, share your happiness with us.
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So what really makes someone famous? And who determines what fame is...? Those are some recent thoughts that have me pondering lately. All the while, I watch the StreetRacer producers work harder than ever: produce and create great content, make connections and reach out to the people, to you guys. But what really is it that decides who makes it and who doesn't?
Living and working in the heart of New York, you end up seeing famous people quite often. The hysteria surrounding celebrities is quite remarkable. I can't help but question if fame = talent? Or if it's all just a facade.. Well, there has to be some talent in there, but maybe with a larger scoop of luck? I'm curious to hear what you think about fame. Share your thoughts!
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You have this vision. You turn your vision into reality...and execute with perfection. But what happens when someone else has the same vision or perhaps even steals your idea? The issue of copy right and who's idea belongs to whom is a controversial one in today's entertainment industry, and certainly not an uncommon scenario. Remember Laze, the artist part of The Trinity and Gifted Miinds? He has a story that I feel beyond compelled to share with you...
"Artist Wale said in mid March 2013 that he had an album dropping called "The Gifted". We tried to contact him via twitter saying "Wale you should purchase our ORIGINAL Gifted Snap for your album cover" along with a picture of our design since our hat said "Gifted", we were trying to reach out in a positive manner. He never replied, even though we didn't expect him to. A month later after the tweet he releases a picture through his instagram of a "Gifted" snapback created by Nicky Diamonds who is a very similar look to our snapbacks that's been in the market for over a year (see pictures). Our fans, members and followers online started to bash him for the look alike hat, not only the look alike but more because of him trying to start a Gifted movement that exist, talking about signing artist and embracing the Gifted this year. Artist Wale then replied via Instagram claiming " They just wrote the title of my album on a snapback bruh..Don't be one of those weirdos..i"mma busy man…etc" (see pictures). He ignored the fact the hats do in fact look alike, and the fact his album title is "The Gifted" not "Gifted" is what makes this a coincidence. His fans started to defend him, but once they seen our hats, pictures, and dates they began to agree with us and view the situation from our point of view, and that his hats are a real look-alike (see pictures). Once it began to get viral designer Nicky Diamond also responded(see picture) using their fame to belittle us saying " haha .. i have never seen or heard of your brand". We did not do it for publicity, ignorance, but for a stand on what we have been building the last few years. If and when these hats go on retail for $30, $35 they will be over charging on what they claim to be just a "word", easy money huh? But when we sell and ship around the world for $25 flat and add more to that "word" with our pyramids it seems unfair to our following, our business, our creative artist and mostly the customers buying. When that word has more of a value, appearance and meaning to us more than anyone."
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