Saturday, May 1, 2010

1st of the Month: Mind over MATTER

Where are you in life right now?  Physically and/or mentally?

Are you where you want to be?

Ever been around someone or a group of people that constantly talks negative about their surroundings? (i.e. "I hate this city" , "You can't do anything in this place.", "I'll do better when I leave." , "There is nothing here for me.")  Does that person seem to be the same person that probably has not traveled two states outside of the place they are downing?

It makes you wonder how much better things will be for them if they move outside the city, if they've never even been outside their city/state to distinguish a difference.

Maybe you're that person.  You may just not be happy with how things are going in your life, and thats perfectly normal.  Sometimes we analyze our situation and we're just not satisfied with where we are and how things are going.  However speaking NEGATIVE ENERGY into your life is not the answer.

"As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he..."

What we think, we become....
What we confess, we manifest....

If you never leave the city, if you never get the chance to change your surroundings, then you will still be stuck in the negative surroundings you created for yourself.

I challenge you this month to use mind over matter.  Speak postive change into your life & thus create the change you wish to see.  After all, your life is what you make it right?  As each day goes by that life is going along with it.  Make the next day better than the last.  No one has the power to do that for your life but YOU!



As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he...... Proverbs 23:7

Monday, April 26, 2010

Your City's GOT talent: memphis HYPELIFE

If you're anyone who is in tune with the city of Memphis, then more than likely you have seen this face before. For instance, this picture sits in the window of a popular Memphis based store in the heart of downtown Memphis. If you're not in tune with the city, that's ok. That's what I'm here for, to shed some light on some things you otherwise may have never known.

If you follow my "tweets" you may often notice my mentions of attending Poetry/Open Mic on Thursdays. Darius "P.H.A.T.M.A.K. (Passionate, Honest, And Talented Man Acquiring Knowledge) is the Founder of Hypelife Marketing, the man who brings it all together.

How did Hypelife begin?

I began writing while in high school. My counselor encouraged me to do so as a form of anger management. I have always been social and popular amongst my peers. I began hosting events through party promotions. After experiencing a shooting at one of my parties, I later began to host more intellectual events. I hosted my first event, 2 male friends, my sister, and myself, conducted "Soulful Sundays" in December 2006. The response was good. The name "Hypelife" was taken from a friend of mine, he always saw the silver lining in whatever the situation was. I entitled my first poem after the "hypeman's" attitude....HYPELIFE!
Where is the Hypelife Movement now?

As you know, we produce "The Melting Pot" Open Mic showcase every Thursday. It is open to all forms of artists, poets, painters, dancers, singers, rappers, instrumentalists, etc. We host open mic at Starbucks locations, on college campuses,barber shops and Brinston's to name a few. Not only do we host events, we also provide support for small businesses in the form of marketing and other areas. You can get more info on the services we offer by visiting
                                          Do you think the city supports Hypelife and its movement?

Memphis "supports how it can". Meaning, the social life is more advertised and catered to the people more than the intellectual life. We have a very strong college following. Although we can always do more, we do what we can. When people come out, they enjoy the show and they go back and share with others. When people finally come to the shows, they continue to support the events. Hypelife expects you to come out with an open mind, be prepared for anything, and to come have a good time. Our events are "strictly for the Fly and intelligent".

If you haven't been out, I encourage you to make an appearance when you can. I recently heard, (with my own ears at a networking event) that Memphis was #1 in hating on each other. Now I don't know how true it is, but I enjoy this show, this atmosphere, and its people. Its a nice change of scenery from what you usually hear about on the radio. Here is a glimpse of what you can expect to hear at a show.


Check out more footage of live performances here .

Do you support the Talent in your city?  Plan to show your support? Leave a COMMENT!! Let's hear about it.

Hypelife's Melting Pot is hosted every Thursday at Club Chill. Doors open at 7pm. free until 8pm when the show starts. After that admission is only $5 and there is a kitchen and bar. The show opens with a brief roundtable discussion on recent events. For more info check out or feel free to ask a question in a comment or email me