Next Stop For Eric Sosa: Philly

Sup people!!!

We started Eric Sosa's "One You" Tour with a bang at Format in Queens last Wednesday. By all accounts, the event went extremely well and had a great turn out. Shoutouts to the Sosa Girls Latasha and Briselli. We then took a trip to Hartford, CT for the Trinity 5th Annual International Hip Hop Festival this past weekend

Next stop? Philly Philly...we're hitting the road tomorrow. Come check us out!!!

Eric Sosa w/ DJ Ernie B
Silk City Diner, Bar & Lounge (North 5th Street & Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123)
Doors at 9 PM
$7 admission

More Fun from VH1: "Basketball Wives"

Of course, as the monopolizer of the "reality TV" market, VH1 now exapnds its programming to include "Basketball Wives", a look into the "lives" of the wives and "girlfriends" of certain NBA players. As expected, these women are ALL stunners, so of course I'll be watching it. Throw in EXTRA cattiness and I'm convinced that I'll be in my crib every Sunday night towatch this shit. The show features
  • Shaunie O'Neal, ex wife of Shaq and the show's exec producer
  • Evelyn Lozada, ex fiancee of ex NBA player Antoine Walker
  • Royce Lindsey Reed, Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard's BM
  • Faith Rain, Udonis Haslem's GF
  • Jennifer Williams, wife of former NBA player Eric Williams
  • Gloria, fiancee of Orlando Magic's Matt Barnes

Check out the trailer

I'm hard to entertain. Lets Talk About Pep did draw me in....but it didn't have the cattiness amongst the females that I would have liked to see. They were all "friends", so it really lacked in that regard. THIS shit right here? You got these chicks ganging up on Howard's BM and talking about who slept with Shaq, which Shaunie musta felt some way about.
Rich and attractive women cat fighting about who's a groupie and golddigger amongst them. I like.

"Lightning Strikes Before You Do"

"Sometimes you gotta go away to make a comeback."-Beanie Sigel, "Don't Realize"

Sup ya'll. Long time no see. Aside from the Eric Sosa post, it's been a helluva long time since I've updated. A lot's been happening both good and bad....

First off, this week, I was dealt a blow. I was laid off from my job at the music publishing company where I was working. I'm honestly not upset that I was laid off, particularly since I learned a lot + the fact that I felt like leaving anyway, but it's just the fact that the shit happened before I expected. I've been weighing the pros and cons in my mind and there's still some negative feelings but end of the day, I learned a lot that'll help me out regarding my own initiatives.

I'm not one of those dudes who identifies himself with his occupation (ie, take away a job and you're left with an empty shell of a man), particularly because I have other sources and options of getting $'s just the fact that I've NEVER been laid off. Every job or internship that I've had, I always left on my own accord. I like having that option, control and leverage, especially knowing that my level of work. I'm not gonna say my whole thoughts on the situation, but I will say that when one door closes, another one opens. It is an alien feeling to me though....

Things are looking up with Eric and we'll be hitting the ground running for his "One You" Tour. Check out the latest newsletter here. If you havent been following me on Twitter, you can check me out for updates or just send your email to for newsletter updates. Shameless plug and all that, but it's MY blog :-)

Ladies wise, I've been doing OK. It's a straight "numbers game" out here to me, and I really dont beat around the bush about that. I've accepted that I'm probably not going to be the "ideal boyfriend" and I can be a bit self centered when I get in my zone, but when you have me, you have me 100%. I'm probably too upfront about certain things but me (as someone who likes to know all the facts about shit before I jump in a situation), I dont think it's right to not let a girl I like know those things. I also dont look at it as having anything to lose ANYWAY so......I've never been one to restrict someone's emotional freedom. So it's like "I like you, you like me, we click, but _________. The decision is now yours". My moms been bugging me about "getting married" (????), which I translate as "I want some grand kids"...considering that she's a bit older. I'm really not shit in certain regards...but it doesn't really bother me. You all probably wouldnt believe some of the stuff I've encountered in the past two or three months, so I'm not even gonna go there. You know when they say "skeletons in the closet"? I'm talking fucking bone collections here. I aint one to judge (too harshly anyway) particularly since I aint rushing into a relationship, but I just choose not to deal with it because it's really not my problem.....

Then, there's "her". I recently told a friend that we were "overdue" to get with each other. "Get with" as in a sense of a committed relationship where we can take over the world together, no bullshit (from my end at least). The only girl I probably really ever wanted. I've been described as a pessimist, but I deal with facts...and I've come to accept that 1.) I hate "the chase", 2.) I suck at "closure", and 3.) I'm really impatient. My dad recently asked me if I had a girl and "what happened to this one and that one"...I always change the subject. We BOTH know what time it is. I noticed that I've NEVER brought a girl home to meet my family...and I think that fucks with them as parents. I dont even have friends that I'd hook my single female friends with....

Other than that, things've been looking up. One.

Eric Sosa at Format This Wednesday!

Peep game! Eric Sosa will be at Format in Queens this Wednesday to kick off his "One You" Tour. check the flyer below for details. See you all there!

Stay Chiseled

"Swift on them toes/Knockout blow, stay chisel"-Nas, "Stay Chiseled"

In my quest for personal growth, I've gone back to hitting the gym the past few weeks. It's past due that I've shed my sloppy winter eating habits and cheesecake addiction. Add a gym regimen to growing my beard and attempting to put away the glasses in favor of contacts.

I'm what they call an ectomorph, meaning I'm the skinny type who has to train harder to gain muscle mass. Also, our metabolisms are usually extremely fast but we can lose fat easily. I've been told that I have to eat around 4 times a day for the weight to stick to me. It makes sense because even if I have a big breakfast around 8:30 A.M., I'm usually hungry by like 10:30 or so. I've been pacing my meals/snacks and have cut back on eating shit like McDonalds (besides the fact that they're collecting feces samples on my shitlist for their abso-fucking-lutely asinine and questionable commericals that have been airing lately) for breakfast.

I've been doing a bit of lifting exercises in the weight room and stuff. I also visited to figure out which workout will suit me and my schedule best. Also looking into getting a whey protein...I usually drink Muscle Milk but I'm about to try a new joint out. Protein bars are a tossup since they normally taste like frog thighs. I've gained a few pounds so.....

Biggest difference with me working out isn't even physical. I'm thinking faster and clearer. Also the playlist I have specifically for the gym is nothing to play with. As you can expect, hard hip hop with cats like Styles P, Ghostface Killah, DMX, Raekwon, Prodigy and shit. You can't work out like a pussy. I aint saying you gotta lift the heaviest weight in the gym, but sometimes you need X barking or a DJ Premier beat to pace your sets with....if you're lifting that is.....

Nevermind what i was gonna say about nicely shaped women in spandex.......


"Balls Talk"

I'd heard about Steve Nash's off court antics but I sort of slept on how funny he could possibly be...until I saw this video. I'm @ work dying of laughter @ how obnoxious this is.

"The Conflict"

"Stay far from timid, only make moves when your heart's in it and live the phrase 'Sky's the limit'......"-The Notorious B.I.G.

I've been in a battle ya'll. A conflict that's been fuckin' with me for a minute now. It got real to me the other day. Almost like a mental panic attack. I'll just vent here.

I'm at a point where I feel like the talent is separating itself from the pack and that people arent' recognizing that. One of the first things I ever learned in the business came from my man/former boss Mitch Dudley @ Sony Red. I didn't like a certain artist's music but had to do an online marketing/consumer awareness campaign. I kept it funky with Mitch and was like "Yo...this kid is WACK one's gonna fuck with this." You know what Mitch told me? (in few words) "You're not gonna like all these artists, but we still gotta push them. It's a job". That shit always stood out to me. Always. Here I am, outta college,working/grinding out for my own company, and that convo comes to mind.

I've always been the type to do things MY way. I guess that's why I'm so calculating and deliberate. I'm the type to do things after heavy thinking about the actions/reactions. This is a character flaw, but I tend to only listen to people who are doing better than me or who know more than me (and admittedly, I'm actively trying to get a lesson from ANYBODY, whether they're doing better than me or not...but it's an uphill battle lol). This also touches on a specific Taurus trait: stubbornness. I put all that aside because a.) ego is always deceptive and 2.) I dont know everything.

I love working with legit talent. When you believe in an artist's talent, the ideas just come in the blink of an eye. I had a meeting a while back and I'm sitting there like "This shit is WACK! It aint gonna sell!". Ideas pitched back and forth and I'm like "Do you all not see the climate for this type of artist? Not only is he not original, but look at his competition as well!". It's like no market research was done prior to this meeting, nothing stood out to me as to why me as a consumer would want to buy a record from this cat (never mind that it's just my personal opinion)...Not only that,but I'm thinking about my name here as well. Not to be on some shit, but I know too many people and in this business, all it takes is one blunder (or lame artist for you to be associated with) for you to have your name smeared. Even little shit like rarely drinking when I go out or eye contact. It's a state of perpetual motion. You have to be mentally prepared.

This is probably "subconscious-post college-nervousness" talking. I'm a firm believer that options can and will make or break you in any aspect of life. Professionally, I've learned nothing lasts forever and that you should have a plan C to back up A&B. I crave stability, BUT as an entrepreneur, there's always that constant bumrush. I like the adrenaline and it's sharpened my thinking/rational skills. I'm used to having a "side hustle" (poor choice of words as it's bigger than anything else I've got going on right now). I did this shit in my sleep through college. school,work and internship. I aint sweating that. It's not always about money as much as it is personal values. I'm 23. Lord willing, the money will come. You know your values when you don't have money more than you do. Someone's (i think it was Jigga) said that money doesn't change you, it just brings the real you out even more.

This will play itself out.