Sunday, August 7, 2011

Gluten Free?

The Gluten Effect

Drs. Vikki & Richard Peterson, D.C., C.C.N.- The founders of the HealthNOW Method

How "Innocent" Wheat is ruining your health

Is your food poisoning you?

Exhaustion, obesity, digestive problems, headaches and depression: If you suffer from any of these symptoms the cause might well be found in what's on your plate. Yes, it could be the food you eat.

Specifically, the problem may be gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley that is emerging as a key factor behind a variety of health probelms affecting millions of Americans.

Stop suffering! Find out if a simple change in diet will completely restore your health and give you back the robust lifestyle you deserve.

Get the book NOW, THE GLUTEN EFFECT by Drs. Vikki & Richard Peterson

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Tribe Called Quest Documentary (in theaters NOW):

Here's a 5 minute trailer:

Wednesday, July 20, 2011



Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Join the movement!!
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Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Good DAY!! Just read and wanted to share this:

Because the physical world cannot be controlled, it is your responsibility to master your inner world of emotions and thoughts so the choices you make are creative acts of spiritual power. Mastery of your inner world starts with a sense of a personal identity and good egostrength.

Because external power is such a powerful illusion that appears to be more useful than internal power, initially it seems as if successful mastery of the physical world is all that is needed. But as life progresses, issues in relationships regarding power, sex, money and self-esteem start to surface and to develop into mental, emotional, physical and spiritual problems. It isn't until you experience a failure or a loss in a relationship or an illness that you realize power is limited.

It is in these moments when life is completely out of control that surrendering and letting God take over means liberation from the illusion that you have control over your life. Eventually you realize your ego's ethical responsibility is to dialogue with your authentic self in service to meaning, enlargement and depth. Your physical life and spiritual life become one and the same. In other words, having a wonderful life is about the quality of a integrity in which you choose to engage yourself in the world. This will be determined by how willing you are to align your will to the will of GOD.

The process of becoming a whole person is never easy. By developing your internal power, by becoming empowered and taking full responsibility for your choices, you can improve your emotional, mental, physical and spiritual life.

Can I get an Amen?!
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Keep it movin'

Some times right before our eyes we will know when it's time to leave. We will know the very moment we should walk away but for some reason we stay.

We stay though we know they're could be something so much bigger and better. We linger even if the possibility of happiness stares us dead smack in the eyes. We are stuck, motionless because of fear.

Well, this Tuesday morning after you wash the night off put the best game face you've got on and face that problem that you've been overwhelmed by and say GET GHOST, I'm OUT OF HERE and then don't look back.

Overcome and then live life the way it was supposed to be....without drama, without stress and without life.....PEACEFULLY.
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Thursday, May 26, 2011


Make up your mind this day will be filled with experiences that will make you better, stronger and more capable.

We have the power to shape our own destiny so never for one second believe that someone else's behavior or inability to handle a situation can or ever will determine your future.

Now get out there and make your dreams come true!
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Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Good morning!!! I had no idea I had subscribed followers!! Well, I oughta be giving you devoted fans something to get in to.

Well let's start off with today marks the beginning of a week of meetings that I attend as the Grammy's LA Chapter President.

My mission as President is to get more people of color involved in the process of not only voting but in participating with the organization. Also I'd like to bring an awareness of all the aspects of the organization; it's not just an award show.

Stay tuned!! For now visit

God Bless!!

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Shelby's Selection

Take a look around...C what U can improve!! That includes looking' in da Mirror :) Yep!!  Spread LOVE!...Shelby Out! 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Who are you..really?

I ask this question this morning to have us all take a deeper, longer look inward.
What do you love? What do abhor? I find that when I really take time out to ask myself I sometimes come up with answers I didn't know existed. Often I discover much of what I thought I didn't like or I thought I loved was an indoctrinated thought implanted at much earlier age.

To no fault of their own, when we are children asking a million and one questions, adults shape and mold our view of the world. Sometimes with that power they unknowingly push us towards a belief that is of their own and not a usable fact.

I say use today to shed those beliefs that are not your own. You deserve to only have YOUR baggage in tow, not the belongings of those who have had the pleasure of knowing you.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011


It is through enduring personal sacrifice and surrendering your ego's ambitions that faith is attained. Your will is surrendered and becomes aligned to the will of God. The goal is to return to your authentic nature and recreate yourself in the image of your highest potential. You must be willing to sacrifice what you are for what you can become.

written by a culmination of several philosophers.
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Thursday, February 24, 2011


I have no fingers just pushed the buttons and out came P A T I E N C E. Many times throughout my life I've wanted to rush to the good part. I've wanted the dessert before I could really be done with the meal. I wanted to know the ending before understanding the beginning and some times I'd anticipate the punch line before all the details of the joke are even told.

So when I type Patience, it's not meant for you, it's meant to remind me. Now if you can use that today, by all means go right ahead. But for me it means stopping to breath and understanding that living in each moment will bring more happiness than guessing what the outcome will be and rushing through it.
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011


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Monday, February 14, 2011


The more I live the more I understand what I like and what I don't and well I must say it's liberating to know the difference. What I do like is silence.

Growing up I was a latch-key kid living as the only child in my household.  I always felt the need to have the tv on to keep the apartment from being so damn silent. I wanted to feel like I wasn't alone and adding the noise of a television seem to give me that feeling that I was surrounded by life. If it wasn't the tv then it was the radio but something had to be going or else the mood just wasn't right.

I guess it took a whole lot of unwanted noise throughout my life to understand the true meaning of silence and what it means for one's peace of mind. Now I enjoy every moment of silence I can find as if it were something to be cherished..and it is. I am never bored, with every moment I find something to do,think or write. But in silence is where I find ME waiting patiently to be heard.

Quiet the world, you deserve to be heard by YOU.


The more I live the more I understand what I like and what I don't and well I must say it's liberating to know the difference. What I do like is silence.

Growing up I was a latch-key kid living as the only child in my household.  I always felt the need to have the tv on to keep the apartment from being so damn silent. I wanted to feel like I wasn't alone and adding the noise of a television seem to give me that feeling that I was surrounded by life. If it wasn't the tv then it was the radio but something had to be going or else the mood just wasn't right.

I guess it took a whole lot of unwanted noise throughout my life to understand the true meaning of silence and what it means for one's peace of mind. Now I enjoy every moment of silence I can find as if it were something to be cherished..and it is. I am never bored, with every moment I find something to do,think or write. But in silence is where I find ME waiting patiently to be heard.

Quiet the world, you deserve to be heard by YOU.


My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.

Indira Gandhi

If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.

Aristoteles Onassis

Eighty percent of married men cheat in America. The rest cheat in Europe.

Jackie Mason

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Live Everything

I want to beg you, as much as I can, to be patient toward all that is unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue.

Do not seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them.

And the point is to live everything. Live the question now.

Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.

Rainer Maria Rilke
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Friday, February 11, 2011


17 Beautiful Photographs of Sand Dunes

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Believe it or not YOU are not the reason to live. The "Why" to live is beyond anything you can imagine. The simplest way to explain this premise is God not only dwells within but You in fact are God. Every act of kindness that emanates from a place of love is God working.

What happens when you water a plant consistently or when you nurture a child or relationship giving endless love and attention? Ask yourself, how can I help and serve another and then watch the God in you grow and expand beyond even your own comprehension. Therein will be every reason, not to just exist but to truly live.
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Thursday, February 10, 2011

You Must Have What?

Good morning devoted sisters and brothers! I woke this morning with the thought of "what must I need to be happy?" It would be wise for you to work this out for yourself as well, seeing this is your life and you're the only that can demand what you want and need.

What do you need? Of course there are many things you may need if you broke down all the aspects of your life. Relationships, friendships, and work. I'm sure there are needs for your spiritual growth, some need praise & worship to feel closer to the source (GOD). Some need quiet & mediation. All some may need is The Good book and time for prayer.

Whatever it is that you require to be the best you, make sure YOU go after it. It could be a simple but invigorating walk that some may need to get their day kick started and have nature help them get it done. Some require quiet time to project what they would love for their day to amount to. Others need to work out and get that adrenaline flowing while some may yearn for their morning coffee and simple newspaper.

Get what you want and take what you need. No apologies....this life is YOURS!
God Bless : )
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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Club Vice Superbowl wknd

ESPN invited me to play for their Saturday celebration this wknd and I had a great time spinning.

Players in the house included Reggie Bush, Kam Newton and Andre Johnson. I started with beautiful and melodic songs recorded by Neyo, Faith and Robin Thicke. Soon after all the party people arrived I ramped it up to Chris Brown's Yeah 3X and Usher's OMG. Overall is was a great night for playing and I had a good time.

Also got news from Reggie he's spinning now, look out ladies here he comes!
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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Club Zouk in Dallas

Saturday from 2 to 5pm I took everyone on a hiphop journey through time. I dipped in out of the 80s and 90's, we had a blast!

DJ Mick Boogie rolled through to show support and 30 of my Sigma Gamma Rho sorors were in the house!!

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Friday, February 4, 2011

University of Kentucky

Thursday eve I had the pleasure and honor to speak to an auditorium of students who attend the University of Kentucky. I addressed the audience about 7pm and spoke for 45 minutes ending with a cool informative Q&A. I told of my story as a music lover and hip hop icon. I spoke of hardships and adversities all the while instilling how one's thoughts are most important to their destiny. I gave kind words of encouragement and the harsh reality of what it will take to excel in any field of employment.

After wrapping up a great discussion of music, life and dedication to being one's authentic self I spent time with my sorors of Sigma Gamma Rho. We took pictures, ate and had good laughs all in the name of sisters showing love to one another.

I look forward to seeing what those young students will make of their lives. I stressed each moment counts because indeed it does and I'm hopeful they will make the best of every second of their journey.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Jordan partners with Inglewood High

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to represent for Jordan's "Wings" program at Inglewood High. Wings partners with high schools around the country in hopes of not only boosting students attendance but also their morale.

The students who attended learned by being in partnership with Michael Jordan they would receive new desktop computers, graphic programs and a new basketball court, just to name a few of the many things that was soon to come.

Today marks the beginning of Jordan’s WINGS for the Future program, a new effort to motivate and inspire youth within our communities with the pillars of education, sport and creativity in mind. The first school to partner with Jordan for the WINGS program is Inglewood High School in Los Angeles, CA.

For the next six weeks, Jordan employees will make weekly visits to the high school to conduct workshops and take part in special activities. Among the events planned are workshops on graphics and design, an essay contest, and a career day panel with employees from across the brand. We’ll also be helping to refurbish their court and various classrooms, and get the school hooked up with new computers for their design lab.

Inglewood High School gave us a warm welcome today with a pep-rally like atmosphere in the gym. The band was playing, the cheerleaders were performing, and the crowd was buzzing with excited students. Former Inglewood High School students D’Wayne Edwards (Jordan’s Creative Operations Manager) and Lawrence Jackson (professional football player) spoke with the students about how their education helped get them to where they are today. MC Lyte also made a appearance and even dropped a freestyle to begin her speech.

There are definitely big things to come for Inglewood High School, and we’re happy to be there to help. Stay tuned for more updates on the WINGS for the Future program in the coming weeks.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Quote of the day

"I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one's business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in his courtship. I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind."

Love thy neighbor

It's amazing when you can see past all the differences we may have with others. The truth is we are all one and nothing can ever separate us. Not quarrels, disagreements or even war.

Today let's focus on seeing past what someone else may have said or done to hurt you and realize they're only coming from a place of fear and insecurity.

Here and now it may be difficult to see the bigger picture however if we continue to try it may result in feeling freer than we've ever felt.

God Bless!
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Saturday, January 29, 2011


What's your time worth? Really, think about what's worth your time? It's extremely important that one have a concept of what their time is worth because if not time can certainly go wasted.

Every moment of the day is filled with blessings. Either you're giving them or receiving them. Outside of that perhaps finding productive ways to spend your time can be extremely beneficial. However if you have things on a todo list that seemingly never get done it is time to prioritize and arrange your schedule properly.

Make every moment count because not a one can be relived!!
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

You can BE whatever!!

"Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great."-Mark Twain

I believe it's a pretty good guess that if you're an artist of any kind you've had to endure some type of criticism. Some send tiny jabs while others give deafening blows to knock the wind right out of your creations. What's likely is they have absolutely NO talent and feed off of downing another's attempt to soar.

Keep away from the haters and keep the haters away from you. YOU can accomplish any goal. Once you focus and put dedication into whatever it is that needs to get done to bring you closer to the desired outcome.

I believe in you!! Tell the haters kick rocks!

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Good am!

Fools have no interest in understanding; they only want to air their own opinions. Proverbs 18:2

In this entertainment business it is wise to be humble. It is imperative that you are open but most of all that you learn to listen. If one expects to learn they must be ready to ask, listen and understand.

Often times one may hear something familiar and pounce at the opportunity to say all that they know. Perhaps what one knows is but a mere quarter of the info and interrupting could cause the other to not divulge the entire premise.

Everyone has something to share yet if the person they are willing to share with isn't open to receive with the eagerness to understand, all is a wash.

Let's take a seat back when wanting to learn and understand a subject matter that may help us on our journey.

Peace and love,
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Sunday, January 23, 2011


If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done. Be sure to stay busy and plant a variety of crops, for you never know which will grow- perhaps they all will.
Ecclesiastes 11:4, 6

I chose to include the above mentioned scripture because it holds so true for me and what has allowed me to grow in the entertainment business. This premise alone has shaped my way of thinking and because of it I've defied any box created to stifle the growth of an artist.

When I made the decision that I wanted to be a voice over talent what I didn't want to do was show up thinking I knew it all. I had a step by step plan and I was open and ready to receive.

My eagerness spoke volumes to everyone around me that I chose to share my vision with. Through the process I learned you will not receive help if you do not share what it is you're after with others.

I shared my hopes of becoming a VO talent with a good friend of mine in 1997. He was generous enough to introduce me to his agent at one of the most prestigious voice over agencies. I immediately enrolled in a VO class preparing myself for the moment I would meet the entire agency.

I was completely ready when I signed on with CESD and there was no turning back. Of course I called and acknowledged my dear friend, Malcolm Jamal Warner, for assisting me with my mission.

Discover all of the things you love to do and never feel as if you can only accomplish ONE thing!

Get out and make it happen!!

Your sister,
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Farmer's Market

Good morning all!! I'm about to hit the local Farmer's Market and I'm already knowing to some of you this means absolutely that's ok. However, to some others the Farmer's Market represents a new lease on life simply because of the fresh fruits and vegetables that are available.

Usually at a Farmer's Market you will find organic fruits of all kinds and the same for green leafy veggies that are all grown locally. Organic meaning the "REAL" food had the opportunity to grow from a natural and fertile soil without the intrusion of pesticides and other creepy things used to kill insects. This natural process must be in place for 10 consecutive years in order for a farmer to claim his crop is in fact "100% ORGANIC".

Anyone who has made the choice to eat organically will tell you the taste is so much more appealing and quite frankly buying lettuce in a sealed bag really seems to defeat the purpose of eating what's good for you.

Although eating organically all of the time may not be financially realistic to some of us, we all can make better choices in what we intake that may actually result in having more energy and a generation that experiences less heart attacks.

Be well and treat your body better this year. You are what you eat is not to be taken lightly!
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Friday, January 21, 2011

Q&A on the biz

A special Q&A on January 26th at 9pm est. that will address many elements of the music business.  Time to get the tools that you need to really make an impact in the industry!!
I've traveled all over the globe, in my 20 plus years, as a hip hop artist on the grind.  I've performed in almost every country on this planet and I did and do it because I love what I do. In the face of every adversity I've come through having new tools to handle most any scenario and experiences that have taught me to never stop living my dream.
Throughout my career I've worked with the best including Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Diddy (well when he was Puffy), Jermaine Dupri, Teddy Riley, Neptunes, R.Kelly, DJ Premier, Janet Jackson, Tim & Bob, Sinead O'connor, Moby, Xscape, Sinbad, Angie Stone, Missy, Beanie Man, Biz Mark, Total, LL Cool J, Da Brat, En Vogue, Boys II Men, Mary J Blige, Will Smith, Bob Marley, Brandy, LSG, Common, Kane, Macy Gray, Rah Digga, KRS 1,  Queen Latifah, YoYo, Chuck D, Faith, Sugarland and soooo many others.
I've worked for and along side huge corps including AT&T, Nike, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Wherehouse, Jordan Brand, Tide, BET Network, VH1, MTV Network, IBM, Proctor & Gamble, Target, Wal-mart, McDonalds, Mattel, Star Trek, MGD, Hennessy, Motions, Universal/NBC, Grammy Organization, My Black is Beautiful and many others.
All of the above mentioned to paint a broad picture of what your career in entertainment can look like after hard work and dedication.  Throughout all these many relationships formed I have had an enormous amount of fun doing the work I love to do. It's never been about the money and it never will be. The focus is creating works that are more than just authentic but truly appealing to one's self.  The question then becomes, "DO YOU LOVE WHAT YOU CREATE?"
Please join me at MCLYTE.TV on January 26th, 9pm est for an unforgettable Q&A with yours truly. Get your ticket now!  Also post your question in the comment box at

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Grammy Camp

LA-July 9th-18th, 2011

The program offers selected high school students an interactive 10 day residential summer music experience. Focusing on all aspects of commercial music, this unique opportunity provides instruction by industry professionals in an immerse creative environment with cutting edge technology in professional facilities. The program offers six music career tracks: Audio engineering; Concert Promotion/Production; Electronic Music Production; Music Journalism; Songwriting; and All tracks culminate in media projects, CD recordings and/or showcase performances. GRAMMY Camp LA will be held at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and other professional venues throughout Los Angeles.

GRAMMY CAMP NY Aug 2-8th, 2011

Seven day residential program for high school students that will be held in New York. It offers campers the opp to work in integrated industry teams consisting of three fields: Music Business and Production; Singer/Songwriter, and Performance - Instrumental or Vocal. This real-world, hands-on environment will involve an in-depth look at the entire creative process from the first spark of original material through the promotion of a finished product, and will culminate in a launch party at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square.

More info
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