Question…

What are you telling yourself about yourself?

 Get rid of negative self-talk. You can do whatever it is that you want to do if you just commit.

 I know y’all don’t know this.. but just a year plus ago, I was looking into alternative career options. Yup. The dreampusher, herself!

 But once I decided to truly commit to my dreams.. things started happening…and now we have, well, you know.. a star in life’s clothing. 😉

Change your thoughts, change your life.  

You’ll be all right, all right, all right, all right… (listen up!)

http://jakartarecords-label.bandcamp.com/track/somebody-told-me

 

~dy

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what about yo friends….

“Good friends can say tough things to you because they care enough about you…In fact I think that people who really love you will invest at the risk of falling out with you… to tell you the truth..

The sign of an imposter is somebody who always says what you WANT to hear…Many, many many businesses fall, families fall all because nobody has the nerve to say the tough things that need to be said.. to the person that it needs to be said to… I hate to tell you this.. but people who speak well of you all the time, you can not trust that they like you…sometimes you can not evalaute who a person is by the message that they bring…  the fact that they bring something that is hard to hear does not mean that they don’t love you.. it could mean that they are making an investment in your destiny and that they care enough to risk your disdain to confront you with the truth.” … – TD Jakes

thats a word right there.   

At #A3C everybody was walking around spittin’ everywhere… and I guess I wasn’t going to be the exception! DJ Tail Spin caught up with me in the lobby and well.. we had to make it do what it do… 😉

OkayPlayer.com debuts A Star in Life’s Clothing! Listen Now!

OkayPlayer.com debuts A Star in Life’s Clothing! Listen Now!

I love the honesty of the first few lines… wake uuuuuuuuup!!!!

“I’ll admit I somewhat slept on Dynasty when she first dropped, but she regained my attention, like a baseball bat to the head, with her DJ Premier produced song, “Street Music.” After just listening to 13 more tracks from the Queens emcee there’s no doubting DY’s talent. Tomorrow, she will officially release her debut LP, A Star In Life’s Clothing, via Jakarta Records. Today, we have the OKP premiere of the full LP stream, and after one listen I’m sure you’ll agree that we have a star in the making on our hands. DY trades bars with Talib Kweli, Skyzoo, Mike Mass, Koi, Hometown Hero, and more and at no point
sounds overmatched. Listen (and pre-order) the full album below, and prepare to have a new favorite emcee. As a bonus, live from Paris, watch Dynasty’s video for “Sweet Music,” below, as well.” – Shamz, OkayPlayer.com

Thank you. =)

…ok. for some reason…it is JUST now hitting me how big of a deal this is…I released my first project, Dreampusher (with DJ Sandman), in June 2010… (and yall are still bumping and buying like its new.. thank you!)…. I dropped my second project, the love EP on 11/11/11….i said what I wanted to say when I wanted to say it and you all supported me in that, thank you!!… and now, I am preparing to release my FIRST full length album, A Star in Life’s Clothing!… it has literally just hit me, why so many people are just SO excited for me…and why SO many people are celebrating with me… thank you ALL for your continued support through the years. no matter how confident or talented one may be, we all need a little encouragement from time to time and there have certainly been days when an email or comment from you reminded me why I do this thing… I am grateful to have connected with Jakarta Records. They have certainly helped me broaden my reach and step my biz game up. I hope that you all will enjoy the album!…its really just a reflection of me. =) as my girl, E. Badu said.. “now, keep in mind that im an artist and im sensitive about my … “ …. good day, peeps. much love. ~dy

baby im a STAR… in life’s clothing.

photo (32)its been sooo long since I have posted on my wordpress site.

at least it feels that way.

so much has been going on.. where did we leave off? did I even tell you how amazing Germany and Austria were in May? it was my first international tour and I was so blown away by the people, the cities and the culture. Hip hop is alive and well there. sometimes people in the States like to say hip hop is dead.. when I got there, I was like “maybe it just moved…” the reality though, hip hop is very much alive and well all round us although some would love to have us believe otherwise.

 

“said im a living breathing sign of the times, im alive im here!”… (sign of the times, a star in lifes clothing)

 

after my first tour, i came home and kept working.. as i mentioned, i signed on with Jakarta Records to release the new album.. well, there was more work to be done than i’d expected. when you are doing things officially, its important to get it right.. this wasnt a mixtape.. this isnt a hobby.. it had to be right. im grateful for the guidance from Jannis at Jakarta, who really helped me cross my “T”s and dot my “I”s…together, with help from a few others, we really whipped this album into shape and got it ready to release THIS FRIDAY, October 18th. =)

while I was home working on finalizing the album, I was also working on a second international tour. I connected with Miska Events, based in Paris, and we put together another tour. this time, I would be heading to Portugal and France for six shows in five cities. that tour happened in September and it was another magnificent experience. Portugal was amazing! I set the tour off in Porto and the crowd’s energy was electric.  I started spittin’ Magnificent and they were right there with me, word for word. The next day, long time supporter and FB friend, Denis, took us out on a tour of the city. it was beautiful… and so was the food. 😉

when I got to Paris, play time was over! it was straight biz mode. two video shoots, a show and a photo shoot took up most of my time. I did manage to squeeze in some time to catch a dope pic in front of Moulin Rouge and to visit the Eiffel Tower.

 

 

I had to pause and take in the moment.. i said to myself “wow, hip hop brought me here!”… the show in Paris at L’International was amazing…it was packed and the crowd showed a lot of love.

after Paris, I headed off to Lyon for two shows.  the first was at a hotel/retaurant called Mama Shelter. banging food.. but much of the crowd didnt seem to expect me. well, several people came for the show, but they did not have seats.. those who were seated and eating looked thoroughly surprised when I jumped on the stage and said “whaddup peeps, my name is dynasty aka ya girl DY!!”…ha! i truly fely like a hip hop wedding singer.. “hows everybody doing? I came to do a few songs for you tonight.. I hope you enjoy” … but I got through it and caught a few smiles from the patrons and even a couple of head nods like “right on, sista!…dream..pusher!”

I ended the tour in Montreuil at La Station Services. that was a really dope show. two young men showed up nice and early with roses for me. the sweetest thing. i had a great time with that crowd, it was very interactive and I rocked with the Paris DJs who really held me down!

Now… I am preparing to release my first full length album, A Star in Life’s Clothing! .. it drops THIS Friday through Jakarta Records.

It’s really something special… and I’m not just saying that because I birthed it. 😉

check it out here and make sure to get your copy!

http://jakartarecords-label.bandcamp.com/album/dynasty-a-star-in-lifes-clothing

oh, and if you’re anywhere near Tampa Bay… or if you feel like traveling, come out at see me on 10/18 at the orpheum as we celebrate the release and a bunch of other magnificently, epic, supadynasty things.

~dy 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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