Pressin' & Pushin'

Official Blog of Hamza Makonnen

Signs & Cycles

How bad do you want it?

My new sounds:

My new sounds:

My new sounds:

Good Morning. Be Progressive.  Think Forward. Seize the Day.

Good Morning. Be Progressive. Think Forward. Seize the Day.

In 2009(maybe) while going to see some of my ppls on Lefferts I met Rapp. European cat, prolly French or something.  He was sitting on the stoop around a bunch of hood dudes quite comfortably.  So when he stepped off I asked my man Jay (Rest Easy) about him and I was told that he was prepping to drive around the world.  I thought the homie was exaggerating but the Euro dude went off and did it.  He drove from NYC to the southern most point of South America then shipped his jeep to South Africa.  He then proceeded to drive thru Africa, the mid East and Asia. It took him a year n a few months. Super Dope.  Peep his blog.  S/O to Rapp wherever he is.  Rest easy to my man Jay.  #Globetrotter #GoSeeSomethingNew #ItllChangeUrEyes

In 2009(maybe) while going to see some of my ppls on Lefferts I met Rapp. European cat, prolly French or something. He was sitting on the stoop around a bunch of hood dudes quite comfortably. So when he stepped off I asked my man Jay (Rest Easy) about him and I was told that he was prepping to drive around the world. I thought the homie was exaggerating but the Euro dude went off and did it. He drove from NYC to the southern most point of South America then shipped his jeep to South Africa. He then proceeded to drive thru Africa, the mid East and Asia. It took him a year n a few months. Super Dope. Peep his blog. S/O to Rapp wherever he is. Rest easy to my man Jay. #Globetrotter #GoSeeSomethingNew #ItllChangeUrEyes

#TBT  This was on the wall of a burger joint in Dubai’s wholesale district.  So many gems.

#TBT This was on the wall of a burger joint in Dubai’s wholesale district. So many gems.

Conscious for Nothing

In 2014, society is in what is called the “Age of Information”.  Driven by the internet’s ability to give its users access to virtual libraries, people now have more information at their fingertips then they can, quite possibly, do something worthwhile with.  The benefits are well-known.  The World Wide Web allows a user to view documents and books that may have long out of print as well as view videos of lectures on a broad range of topics instantaneously and conveniently from home or a cell phone.  In theory, this is a good thing, but too much of a good thing can and usually becomes a thing anything but good. 

Since Hip-Hop is no longer the vehicle for consciousness as it was in its preplatinum days, the majority of those who claim to high have “overstanding” were more than likely introduced to these creative ideologies through YouTube and bulletin boards.  I am all for self-enlightenment, so this is not to shun such endeavors.  Rather I do have a problem when these many levels and streams of enlightenment and “overstanding” overlook some of the most basic fundamental communal mechanisms. 

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