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With Age Comes…

24 Apr

IMG_4239The day I turn 28, I started addressing myself as if I just turned 40. Not that I’m saying 40 is old- but I’m 28 years old for Christ sake! I feel older than I actually am and sometimes I feel like I should have known more or have already accomplished more things.

I like to believe with age comes maturity; and for me, I want to be able to do things by myself, depending on myself more. A couple years ago, you couldn’t force me to dine out or to attend church alone. You couldn’t force me to do anything solitary, unless it had to do with my living space: that I can’t compromise.

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Feeling like 30 at 28

17 Oct

fullsizerender Turning a new age is a blessing! I get to see my 28th birthday this week and for that, I couldn’t be more thankful. As excited, as I am to celebrate my 28th year on earth, nothing scares me the most than turning 30 years old. See, I’m not even there yet and I’m already worried about the things I cannot control. Typical me!

Turning 30 to me means that I should have everything figure out by then. It is the “I’m done with the foolery” year. The year where career is popping, settling down or in the process of doing so, and of course a lot of traveling. But, as I get closer to 30, I feel like I’m nowhere near ready for the things I expected to have accomplished by the time I’m 30- that itself scares the crap out of me.

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I Found Myself by Losing Myself

1 Jul

IMG_3565-2It SEEMS like I have been slacking around; it may appear that I haven’t done much. I promised at least a post per month- I skipped last month. Not because I wasn’t aware, but I had so much going on- I had to focus on things that required much more attention than before. Now that is it all over- therefore, I can get back to my old routine.

So what has been going on? Well, enough to write a book. I haven’t posted anything since my short film came out in April. What a great learning experience- I must say? Not that I ever second-guessed myself. Based on people feedback, the film exceeded my expectation. I now know what I need to focus on for my next short or feature films. The topic I chose to write about targeted the audience and reactions I was aiming for. With that alone, I’m overjoyed.  Continue reading

The New Era of Hip-Hop and Rap

10 Dec

By Myrlande “M.C” Charelus

mcharel@eagle.fgcu.edu

                                                            The New Era of Hip-Hop and Rap

           Is it Hip Hop or is it Rap? Music lovers tell the differences between the two.

            Fort Myers, FL— Music is something most everyone enjoys. It is a way that some people use to express their feelings; also it can be defined as a place others go to find comfort. There are a variety of types of music genre; pop, country, alternative, blues, hip-hop and rap, etc. Some people like them all and others have their own preferences. For example, someone who likes pop music may not like hip-hop. Someone who likes hip-hop may not like rap.

            When it comes to hip-hop and rap, it may be difficult to differentiate between the two. It is also clear that a lot of listeners do not know there is a difference between them, (rap and hip-hop). Hip-hop music was originated in the African-communities in New York City during the late 1970s. It was created by DJ Clive Campbell, commonly known as Kool Herc, who was an immigrant from Kingston, Jamaica.  Campbell created the blueprint for hip-hop by taking ideas from the Jamaican tradition of poetry and speech to create hip-hop.

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Big Sean is OUT and Trey Songz is IN!

23 Oct

Myrlande “M.C” Charelus
mcharel@eagle.fgcu.edu
Big Sean is OUT and Trey Songz is IN!Trey Songz, the two-times Grammy Award nominees is set to perform at Eaglepalooza 2012                                                                                                     Fort Myers, FL– Some describe Trey Songz as the sexiest R&B singer, others say his music is so good that it puts them to sleep, and on the other hands, some say he is selling more sex than music. Since his debut album came out in 2005, I Gotta Make It,the 27-year-old knows how to keep his name on the charts. Tremaine Aldon Neverson, known as Trey Songz is a songwriter, rapper, actor and record producer. Songz is set to perform in Fort Myers, for the first time, at EaglePalooza. Songz will be co-headliners with Tyga, a hip hop artist.

My Black is Beautiful

3 Feb

Mcharel@eagle.fgcu.edu

My Black is Beautiful

How does it feel to be Black?

Why do you call me Black?

Is it because my skin tone is different from yours?

Is it because my hair is nappier than yours?

Or is it because  the way I talk?

If it’s not my skin color, my nappy hair or the way I talk…

What is it then?

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Close-Friends and Band Members mourn to Johnson Atilard

15 Dec

Myrlande “M.C” Charelus

mcharel@eagle.fgcu.edu

Johnson Atilard, a husband, a father and a singer of the band Legal has died on Thursday, Dec 8.

Mickenson Pierre said Atilard was coming from a football game. He was driving seven kids from DJJ when he lost control of the SUV he was driving and drove into a canal in Everglades.

Atilard, 25 and 17-year-old Daniel Heurta were pronounced deceased at the Physicians Regional Center.

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