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  • Pop Life

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    Ever since I started Hearts Of Kings, I’ve really become interested in the “world”of art and design.  And it’s not that art never interest me, it’s just before I was just interested from a visual perspective.  I would see something, like it or I thought it was cool, but never really looked that deep into […]
  • Think Different, Be Different

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      A few days ago I posted an Apple ad that contained the tagline, “Think different.”.  At some point in our lives, we’ve been asked the question by our parents or guardians, “If your friend jumped off the bridge, would you follow?”.  It was then that we were challenged to think different, to think for ourselves […]
  • Ad-spiration

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    Just thought I’d post a few old-school print ads that have inspired a generation.  Peace & Love!!! by T. Lewis for Hearts Of Kings
  • Play to Win

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    Those  familiar with NFL football know Herm Edwards as the former coach of the Kansas City Chiefs and the New York Jets and currently as an analyst on ESPN.   Before the 2011 NFL season, Herm spoke to incoming rookies about the “business” of football.  Although Edwards was speaking to young men about the business of […]
  • Stay Tuned

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    Anyone who has aspired to do more and be more and challenged themselves to be great has probably run into stumbling blocks.  Staying focused on achieving our dreams and goals most times comes with a hefty price.  It takes work, hard work.  Most times more work than we could ever imagine.  It also forces us […]
  • Pure Luck?

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    The definition of luck is to prosper or succeed especially through chance or good fortune.  Nothing truly happens just by chance.  Strive to be the best.  We create our own luck!  Peace & Love!!! by T. Lewis for Hearts Of Kings
  • Jay-Z “Where I’m From” Documentary

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    In the midst of celebrating his birthday on yesterday, Jay-Z released a documentary highlighting his opening concert at the Barclays Center.  The short documentary takes viewers into the times leading up to the concerts and footage of Jay and his crew.  There’s also footage of  rehearsals, the eight back-to-back shows, and Jay’s infamous subway ride. […]
  • Rock House by UN Arquitectura

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    I’m such a sucker for open, modern architecture.  Here are a few pics of another beauty.  Just gaze and enjoy.  Peace & Love!!!  Via: Contemporist by T. Lewis for Hearts Of Kings
  • Stay Strong

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    Although we may not wake up every morning feeling great, it’s still an opportunity to be great.  Someone may be watching or is depending on you.  Stay strong and fight through the obstacles.  Who knows what may happen.  Peace and Love!!! by T. Lewis for Hearts Of Kings
  • Be Inspired

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    Inspiration comes in many forms.  I’m really excited about this new project.  Gotta get back to work!  Peace & Love!!! by T. Lewis for Hearts Of Kings
  • Beauty of Humility

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    Beauty of Humility Humility can be defined as the quality or condition of being humble; modest opinion or estimate of one's own importance. With that being said, humility has always been a beautiful characteristic one could possess. But, the popularity and use of social media is exposing it to be a characteristic few have acquired. Sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn are great ways to stay connected to friends, family and coworkers. Unfortunately, they also seem to be place's to degrade others and spew negativity. Since elementary school, I never understood how and why people feel the need to talk about and degrade others. It seemed to be an insecure trait that one would grow out of. Needless to say, grown folks seem to engage in the name calling and arrogant judging of others, as much as, if not more than KIDS. Arrogance and overconfidence will always be ones downfall. Our opinion's are very valuable, but never at the expense of others. “True humility is intelligent self respect which keeps us from thinking too highly or too meanly of ourselves. It makes us modest by reminding us how far we have come short of what we can be.” -Ralph W. Sockman “The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, and pride and arrogance.” -Samuel Butler Peace & Love!!! by T. Lewis for Hearts Of Kings
  • No Kings Without Queens (Extended Version)

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    By my side, forever you are seated Encouraging words of support You are what I’ve always needed. A Ruler of Nations, is how I am viewed and seen Impossible would be this Kingdom If I were King, without you as my Queen. Your walk, that smile, the flip of your hair That waist, the legs, […]
  • Sunday Inspiration: Stay in the Fight

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      Sort of a re-post, but I think the ending to the movie Ali is one of the most inspirational ever.  Life’s challenges are endless.  Even when you feel like you’ve been backed into the ropes, never give up and stay in the fight! “Can’t let you get that second wind which you don’t even […]
  • Good Luck Gentleman

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    I’ve been having this book for a while now and I thought of it as I was having a conversation earlier.  As you can assume, it was about being a gentleman.  Without getting in to details, it was about how I’ve always been viewed as a gentleman.  Now I always like to think of and […]
  • Long Time, No See

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    I know it’s been a minute.  Been grinding and I had to switch my focus to other things.  But… I’m back.  Good to see you and Let’s GO!!!   Peace& Love!!! by T. Lewis for Hearts Of Kings  
  • Fail To Succeed

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    No one likes to fail.  Nor am I advocating failure.  But, it’s that very failure that can lead to your success.  The biggest failure one could ever commit is not even trying due to fearing failure.  The key is to learn from your mistakes and turn them into successes.  Always give your all and if you […]
  • A King Of Kings

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    I can’t even begin to explain the love and respect I have for this man.  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a true LEADER of men.  In an age of celebrity worship and selfishness, Dr. King is someone to look back to for how one should live and treat others.  Imagine not only living, but […]
  • …Chloe Mitchell

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      I’m sure by now most of you have heard Kanye West’s album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. On the track “Blame Game”, which is probably my favorite song on the disc, he recites an excerpt from a poem and “cites” the name Chloe Mitchell.  From that point most were wondering, “Who is Chloe Mitchell?”.  At least, […]
  • Determination

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    Hurdling all obstacles Navigating tumultuous situations Conquering any task placed before me Outlasting all competitors. by L. Daniels for Hearts Of Kings
  • I Like to Kiss

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    It’s actually one of my favorite things to do.  Never sloppy though.  You know, I like to Keep It Short & Sweet or Keep It Simple Stupid.  Some people can be too extra.  Sometimes life really is that simple.  Instead of remaining focused on what we as individuals need to do, we tend to delve […]
  • Monday’s Message: Pursue Happiness

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    What makes you happy?  I understand that’s an open ended question that can have a multitude of answers.  So to be more specific, are you pursing what makes you happy?  As kids we had dreams of what we wanted to be, do, and accomplish.  And for most of us, those dreams sometimes get side tracked […]
  • Rumble Young Man, Rumble

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    “Can’t let you get that second wind which you don’t even know’s out there for you.  You want the title, wanna wear the heavyweight crown?  Nose broke, jaw smashed, face busted in.  You ready for that?  Is that You?  Cause you’re facing a man that will die before he lets you win!!!” -Will Smith, Ali […]
  • Monday’s Message: Risk Takers

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    What do you dream of?  What are you passionate about?  Are you living your dreams?  Are you pursuing your passions?  If not, it’s time.  Now of course I understand that’s easier said than done, but life without dreams and some risk taking isn’t really living.  Don’t over analyze the situation, because you will surely think […]
  • INFLUENCERS: How Trends & Creativity Become Contagious Film

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    INFLUENCERS FULL VERSION from R+I creative on Vimeo. A couple of weeks back, I posted the trailer for the short documentary Influencers.  Well, the full film is now available.  The documentary examines how trends and creativity spreads in the areas of music, fashion, and entertainment.  It also explores what it means to be an influencer. […]
  • Marvin Gaye – “What’s Going On / What’s Happening Brother”

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    I love soul music.  Better yet, I love music that speaks to the soul.  Who did it better than Marvin Gaye?  Classic music, with timeless messages.  Check out Marvin performing “What’s Going On / What’s Happening Brother” below.  The video is an excerpt from “Real Thing: In Performance 1964-1981″, a DVD of some of Marvin’s […]
  • Monday’s Message: Athlete Mentality

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    It goes without saying, but competition is stiff these days.  With the economy in it’s current state, the competition for jobs is fierce.  That’s why it’s essential to have an athlete’s mentality. Most of us learn to compete early in life and for those who have an athletic background, competing is an essential part of living.  The mentality to […]
  • Personal Branding

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    Branding is defined as the marketing practice of creating a name, symbol or design that identifies and differentiates a product from other products.  And although we tend to think of companies and businesses when it comes to branding, each individual should have their own brand.  Not in the sense of a product, but in differentiating themselves […]
  • It’s A Different World

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    I don’t watch a lot of television, but I recently was hooked on a weekend marathon of A Different World. I guess it goes without saying, but it’s hard to find shows like that on television today.  The show started as a spin-off to The Cosby Show and grew to stand firmly on its own. […]
  • Ernie Barnes

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    Ernie Barnes (1938-2009)  is widely recognized as one of the most influential African American artist.  Although Barnes was a very successful artist, he also was a professional football player.  His work is more recognized as the paintings done by J.J. on Good Times. Check out a few of his pieces below.  Peace & Love!!! The Dunk […]
  • Influencers Trailer

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    Like happiness, style comes from within.  You either have it or you don’t.  But, what are your style influences?  Or better yet, are you an Influencer.  Check out the trailer of this documentary that explores what it means to be an influencer and how trends/ideas become contagious today in music and fashion.  Peace & Love!!! […]
  • Dream Big

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    There’s nothing I can’t accomplish, my mind is on a higher plain, Success is inevitable, my dreams help me sustain. If I were to settle for less my potential would never peak, I’m on a one way mission only the stars I seek. I could stop right now but my stamina is too great, I’m standing […]
  • Continue To Shine

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    The Roots – Star Peace & Love!!! by T. Lewis for Hearts Of Kings
  • Yard To Yard

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    With the start of football season, I can’t help but reminisce of some great memories.  And although I enjoyed playing organized sports growing up, it is the weekend football, basketball, and baseball games I miss the most.  There was nothing better than getting together with friends and playing ALL day long.  No matter what sport we […]
  • Zack’s Back

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    Happy Saturday or whatever day you’re reading this!!!  Just another Zack Of All Trades PSA to bring back a few Saturday morning memories.  These clearly aren’t the times for complacency.  Everyday’s an opportunity to learn something new.  Peace & Love !!! by T. Lewis for Hearts Of Kings
  • No Kings Without Queens

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    By my side, forever you are seated Encouraging words of support You are what I’ve always needed. A Ruler of Nations, is how I am viewed and seen Impossible would be this Kingdom If I were King, without you as my Queen. by T. Lewis for Hearts Of Kings
  • Simply Beautiful

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    by T. Lewis for Hearts Of Kings Via: DigsDigs
  • John Legend & The Roots – Shine

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    Not really much to say about this track.  Another solid effort from John Legend and The Roots.  Love music that speaks to the soul.  Check out the track below from their collaborative album, Wake Up!, which hits stores September 21st.  Peace & Love! [soundcloud url=”http://soundcloud.com/hypetrak/john-legend-the-roots-shine/s-MgGlh”] by T. Lewis for Hearts Of Kings Via: Hypetrak
  • No Fear

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    Nothing can steer me off my path, Utilizing fuel from naysayers to push forward. Fearing nothing but God’s wrath, Never evading a challenge, I’m immune to being coward. by L. Daniels for Hearts Of Kings
  • Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Message

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    There’s not much to say about this record other than it is a classic and timeless.  It’s amazing how the more things change, the more they unfortunately stay the same.  Peace and Love! The Message by T. Lewis for Hearts Of Kings
  • Challenge Yourself

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    You are unstoppable.  Now only if you believed it.  The only person that can truly beat you, is you.  Challenge yourself to become better than you ever thought you could be.  You have the hearts of kings.  You could’ve did it.  No, you should have did it!!! by T. Lewis for Hearts Of Kings
  • Light At The End

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    It’s just the beginning, but I feel like I’m finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.  There was A LOT of work that took place to get to this point.  I learned a lot of great information while working with some really cool individuals.  I truly appreciate the assistance on this project and […]
  • GO!!!

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    Because who is going to stop you. by T. Lewis for Hearts Of Kings
  • Introspection

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    If you ever wanted to figure out why things are the way they are or why they aren’t the way they should be, a little introspection may help.  Instead of looking to point the finger or blame others for our shortcomings, why not first take an inventory of ourselves.  In most cases, we find that […]
  • John Legend & The Roots featuring Common & Melanie Fiona – Wake Up Everybody

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    Every generation seems to have its share of problems.  This generation is no exception.  But here comes The Roots and John Legend  to give a little inspiration.  The track is a remake of Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes “Wake Up Everybody”.  The single is off their collaborative album Wake Up!. From the sounds of […]
  • Nike 7On

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    When it comes to sports marketing, there is probably no other brand that does it better than Nike.  The company is fresh off of hosting its Nike 7On tournament which hosts some of the best high school talent in the country.  The athletes compete in a 7 on 7 tournament to see who can capture […]
  • Action

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    “What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” Ralph Waldo Emerson So why are you still sitting there talking about what you would, should, or could do.  Take action and do it.  If you don’t believe in you, who will?  Yes, it may be a risk.  But, with great risk […]
  • It’s True Man

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    Life is truly what you make it.  We’ve all been granted the great opportunity to make of ourselves whatever we please.  For some, opportunities are greater than others.  All in all, it all basically comes down to decisions. The one thing we must strive to overcome is our own fears.  Fear can be a good […]
  • Sunday Inspiration – Michael Jordan

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    With this being Sunday, some (hopefully most) may be fresh out of church after receiving the word and inspiration of the week.  Well, let me add to that inspiration. With Game 5 of the 2010 NBA Finals between the Lakers & Celtics continuing tonight, I thought I would post some highlights of the greatest that […]
  • What is not art too?

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    Here are more pics from my visit to the Virginia Museum Of Fine Arts. Dollar Pyramid -Yukinori Yanagi Krishnaveni I – Ravinder Reddy Gullscape – Roy Lichtenstein Maggie – Edmund Minor Archer By T. Lewis for Hearts Of Kings
  • Greatest Artist Ever

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    I have to give props to the Almighty, God.  You are definitely the best designer EVER.  I have always admired your work.  Keep up the fabulous job.   Don’t you agree? by T. Lewis for Hearts Of Kings

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