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How I’m Feeling

Posted: March 16, 2011 in music
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Song By: Lupe Fiasco- Lasers

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Posted: March 2, 2011 in music
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Or is it something they can never believe?
Or is it something you can never achieve?
Is it
Beyond your means?
Is it
Inside your dreams?
Can it
Never come out cause it’s scared to
Unprepared to
Too worried about the words of the people it’s weird to
You don’t want them to hear you
You just wish there was a door that would appear that you can go disappear through
Well I’m feeling your pain
I was feeling the same
But I said I’d never feel that again

“Lupe Fiasco”


The Keys to Life

Posted: February 25, 2011 in music, Q.Whitening Photos
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For the past couple of months I have been working with a young music group called SPACE CLUB. Lime Ltye, Key, and HiDef is bringing a movement to the city that only space can hold. This trio of young artists are trying to get their style and music out to the world. The group is based in Newark, New Jersey. Their combination of sharp lyrical content coupled with a unique sound produced by Lime Ltye has their future looking space bound. It feels good to see young people with a complete mixture of (S)tyle.(P)eace.(A)nd.(C)ulture trying to (E)nhance a city that can always use this type of energy. So check for more music from Space Club. Watch the group grow on their journey for the stars; S.P.A.C.E.






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Music Produced By: Lime Lyte

Video Directed and Edited By: Patrick Douglas and Q.Whitening

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Posted: August 11, 2010 in music, Video
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I got to see Nneka live at SOBs one night. Before she came out, my friends from told me she was african. I expected african music and dialect that I wouldn’t have no understanding of. But she came on to stage and started to sing. As soon as I heard her first words to the song, I was hooked from there on. Nneka’s Nigerian accent coupled with her revolutionary lyrics gave me a soulful consciousness I never knew about her homeland. She help me realize that we all are one and that there are people out there who needs more help then others.

Nneka- Come With Me

“Come let us be truthful, surrender our pride
Admit the stains on our, our chest, our hands
We seek, we find, we take, we kill
Our love is hate, our smiles are fake
Take my body, take my hands,
Take everything you created
Take your riches, take your money, take everything
But not my experience”

Song By: Nneka

Posted By: Q.Whitening

I grew up in Newark, New Jersey during a time when teen pregnancy was as common as a mop in your house. Single parent homes were married to drug abuse, poverty, and violence as if life was meant to be lived this way. Unfortunately, this environment was what I called home. Moments of joy was far and few in between at times. But the very few times that joyful moments did show themselves, we tried our best to appreciate them because we had no idea when the next time one would come. Even at my age now, whether it’s because of Newark’s past or not, violence still roams the streets. Sometimes it feels as if Newark was hit by a violent plague that seems to have no cure in sight. But under the surface of this chaotic layer lies hearts of love that are trying their best to cure the streets of Newark. There are people who live in the homes of these dangerous streets, who are really trying to make a difference. And whether they are over looked because of Newark’s violent shadow, their time to shine came on the weekend of July 30th, 2010. The Lincoln Park Music Festival is one of those joyous events needed to help Newark overcome it’s tumultuous personality. I got to see all kinds of ethnic backgrounds, ages, and genders have such a good time together that it had me think for this one weekend we all were sharing the same heart. I was so pleased to be apart of this and even more satisfied to photograph it. So I felt it would be more then fitting to have this Lauryn Hill track introduce my two part Lincoln Park Music Festival series. I hope you enjoy and thank you.

Lauryn Hill- Every Ghetto, Every City

“Welcome To Newark’s Lincoln Park Music Festival”

“We Love Music”

“My First Board”

“Fun Times in The City”


“A Friend of Photography”

“Heavy Air”

“African Culture”

“I Always Had A Love For Good Music”

“Gregory: Master Your Art”

“Rythme of the Day”

“The Art of The Elephant”

Song By: Lauryn Hill

Written By: Q.Whitening

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Posted: July 25, 2010 in Interviews, lenses, music, Video
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Recently we got the chance to interview our friend singer, song writer, and producer Adoniz.

Adoniz – Sex wit you

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Fall For Your Type!

Posted: July 11, 2010 in Articles, music
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This Drake track seems to speak exactly what I tend to go through with some of the women in my life. It’s a perfect example of how some people just don’t see what you see in them. It’s as if  the obvious isn’t obvious at all. It always leaves me thinking, “Why do I always fall for your type?” I guess somethings I can’t explain it at all.


Song By: Drake

Posted By: Q.Whitening

I am walking back to work and I had to walk through a playground to get there. On my way there I noticed on the ground, something that looked like a piece to a musical instrument. I picked it up and found out that it was a broken off piece of Violin; a Anton Schroetter Violin. I am thinking , “Wow, right on the basketball court, a piece of classic music laying on the ground.”

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