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FEAR || Not Enough

FEAR || Not Enough

Fear is very interesting, most people refuse to admit that it’s something we all deal with every day. Maybe it's the fear of it making them look weak or embarrassed, two things I can totally relate to.

Be honest, if a person were to open up and tell you what they really were fearful of, you might be surprised. As silly or as strange as it is, some people have a fear of loving, being successful, doing the right thing, walking in purpose, the fear to speak up, fear to lead a family, or the fear to show an outward personality.

Fear to me is that little voice in your head that tries to convince you that you'll fail, and that it'll hurt your ego, it'll hurt your brand, and it'll hurt your pockets. That voice that tries to tell you, you're not good enough, not talented enough, you did it once but you can't do it again, you're doing too much take a seat, you're not smart enough, you don't have enough experience, you don’t have enough money, you're too old, you're too young, you're in the wrong city, you're black, you're fat, who's going to help you, no one cares, you don't have a team and my favorite one, you're not "marketable" enough. I know I'm not the only one that hears that voice time and time again. 

I know the bible says "Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." And to be totally honest when I remember that, it cancels 98% of those little thoughts, but that 2% that’s still left is alive and still loud!

Sometimes you have to remind yourself of the things that you have overcome that you were once afraid to do big or small. This year I made it a personal goal of mine to step out and face as many fears big or small that I didn't realize were in me. (Minus skydiving, I'm good on that one.)  Over the weekend I took another step. It's funny how God puts situations in front of you to either face it or hide. Now the crazy part about taking each step is, you start to want what you were once afraid of more. You start to look for opportunities to take more steps, to silence that last 2% ... be encouraged everyone...faith walk.  

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Well my fellow crate diggers, this is the final #SundaeSample mix! Have you enjoyed the ride so far? I’d love to know what you thought about the mixes so make sure to leave a comment on Soundcloud or down below on the blog.

Did you guess the sample right for A$AP Rocky’s “Peso?” I think someone guessed it right on my Instagram! Nonetheless, this week’s mix is taking you on a world tour! See the great thing about hip hop is that it doesn’t just pull from soul music. It pulls from influences all over the world. This week’s mix is giving you a taste of that versatility.

Though this may be the end of the series for a moment, don’t worry, there may just be more to come with #sundaesamples so stay tuned. Also, feel free to share some of your favorite sampled records with me as well!

Take a listen and again, let me know what you think. And don’t be afraid to spread the word and share

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This week I wanted to dig a little deeper in the crates. This week’s #sundaesamples mix will feature
some of our favorites, including one group that I know many were excited to see on the BET Awards during Diddy’s set.

That was a great reminder of an era of music that was super influential. I’m glad that you guys are enjoying the mixes and hey share them with a friend if you’re really feeling it. Do you know the samples as soon as they come on or does it take you a few to figure it out? It is crazy how tuned in my ear has always been to the nuances of sampled records.

Anyway take a listen, don’t be afraid to comment and let me know what you think. Did you guess the sample right from Kendrick’s King Kunta? Muasberg ft. DJ Quik – Get Nekkid.

***Game time*** Tell me the name and artist of the sample from A$AP Rocky’s “Peso” in the comments below. And stay tuned for next week’s mix for the answer.

Recap: DILEMMA PURE #INRGI SHOW Philadelphia

DILEMMA Pure #INRGI show Philadelphia 6.19.15

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The #INRGI was high on Friday, June 19 at Pub Webb Live as music producer and performance DJ, Dilemma brought his unique vision to life. As a part of the Philly Music Room series, this one was a show for the record books as Dilemma put on an hour and half show of pure, unadulterated #INRGI. His live show featured fog cannons, dancing, performances by Chill Moody and Beano, and a full horn section at one point even including Dilemma himself on sax. His on-stage presence was explosive and the audience had no idea what they were in for. His musical prowess led the crowd on a journey from Jersey club and EDM through his Fl!Ps on popular records to many of today’s hottest club anthems. The opening DJ set featured LA-based DJ Selectra who set up the crowd masterfully for Dilemma to come and crush the stage. One of the most unique shows Philadelphia has seen to date, you will not want to miss the next wave of #INRGI

Footage by - Tyrel Jones

Edited by Dilemma

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The soul is heavy in this week's 

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! This new mix will definitely make you feel something. I even included one of my favorite sampled records this time around.

Did you guess the sample of Lupe Fiasco's "Kick Push?" It's all good if you didn't. Go back and enjoy

the original records, that's the greatest part of sampling. Music is continually introduced to new audiences and new generations. As a producer, we all want our music to last forever.

Check out the new

 mix! I even added the download in case you want to listen on the go.

***Game Time*** Tell me the name and artist of the sample from Kendrick Lamar's "King Kunta" and stay tuned for next week's mix for the answer.

DILEMMA PURE #INRGI JUNE 19th PUB WEBB

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Without giving away too much details, this is going to be a show that you don't want to miss. The show is called Pure #INRGI (energy) which best describes me as a producer and DJ. I'm really excited about the show and I would really like your "#INRGI" to be present. I'll be playing everything from Funk, Soul, HipHop, Edm, Trap, Club, Reggae, pretty much any and everything I can pull "#INRGI" from.

Come experience #INRGI—an exclusive afterdark social event melding nightlife x turntablism x live music elements into one unforgettable party! Hosted at one of Philadelphia's newest venues, PUB WEBB LIVE, the one-night-only experience will pique all the senses with sights, sounds and flavors carefully curated by me.

The night will feature electrifying, genre-melding mixes, top-shelf drink specials, complimentary shot samplers and a special guest appearance by Los Angeles-based DJ SELECTRA. In addition to an exclusive featured set by myself. RSVP early for reduced $10 admission (LIMITED TIME ONLY). *

*RSVP DOES NOT GUARANTEE ENTRY. EARLY ARRIVAL SUGGESTED.

DATE: Friday, June 19th

TIME: 9:30pm - 2:00am

COVER: $10 w/ EARLY RSVP

PUB WEBB LIVE

1527 Cecil B. Moore Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19121

THIS EVENT IS 21+ ONLY.

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I am back with another #sundaesample mix for you. Let me know how you liked last weeks! This week, I am bringing a whole new spin on some of your favorite records and the samples that they were derived from. 

Do you appreciated the creativity like I do as a producer? Well no worries if not, just enjoy the mix and let me know how you're liking them in the comments. Did you guess the sample for School Boy Q's "Man of the Year" correctly? I won't judge. 

****GAME TIME,  Tell me the name and artist of the sample from “Kick Push” by Lupe Fiasco in the comments below! And stay tuned for next week’s mix to see if you have the right answer!****

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The greatest thing about sampling is the ability to not only re-imagine the work of past artists but also to take an opportunity to mix and cross genres. This is one of the things that I love about music. Not only is sampling the foundation of hip-hop, we have seen it seep into and affect musical styles across the board. You can take a house record or a funk record and turn it into something completely different.

For the next few weeks, I’ll share some new mixes on Sundae's that include some of the most innovative sampling of today. Some you may know, some you may not know. But listen and enjoy and seek out the original records! Really dope to see how producers’ minds work to be able to hear a simple part of a song that sparks a completely new idea.

Creativity is not always about the right scale or the right notes. Many times people will try to discredit the art of sampling, but if you know like I know, it’s no easy feat to make something amazing by taking multiple pieces of a puzzle to create a masterpiece. It’s a skill like anything else and J. Dilla, Kanye, 9th Wonder – are some of the best to do it. Take a listen and enjoy! #helloworld

****Also, let’s have a little fun! Tell me the name and artist of the sample from “Man of the Year” by Schoolboy Q in the comments below! And stay tuned for next week’s mix to see if you have the right answer!****

It's Finally Here! #TourStar App ( Music produced by Dilemma)

I'm very excited to announce that the #TourStar app is finally available in the App Store. The demo is free but the full game is only $0.99. I've already created my character and selected which genre of music I'd like to perform! I'm on stage 1 and I hear one of my beats playing . Always wanted to do music for an app or video game  now look at God,  This is not your normal music game app so, I hope you all download it, play it, love it and win a bunch of dope prizes.