Its been an incredible creative journey bringing this to life. As some of you may know, I love new and exciting challenges and I have always had a passion for music and dance but it was only a few months ago that I was inspired to write music and rap. I love to learn, grow, do things to the best of my abilities and most importantly have fun. One of my missions in life is to love, support and inspire others especially our kids and our youth to be themselves, to pursue their passion and to let them know that they can accomplish anything in life that fuels their inner fire. That if they push hard enough with a relentless obsession, have a positive mindset, challenge their comfort zone, learn from the best, surround themselves with good uplifting people and don't ever worry about what other people think, they can do big things in life! Remember that hate comes from a place of jealousy and insecurity. Your real friends and family are the ones who celebrate you - those are the people who matter the most. Do you and go after everything you want in life. Practice gratitude and inner peace, be compassionate towards others and live every moment.
I brought my lyrics to Eric Harper. He's a Jedi Master and an Emmy Award Winning Film and TV composer, a real sound technician, comedian and coffee lover. He has over 1100 TV credits to his name. We worked some long days on music production but created some cool high vibes beats that we are very proud of. After the rap single was completed, I joined forces with Alec Watson, a digital media artist and visionary and award winning producer who never stops smiling and creating. Sporting his trendy glasses, Alec loves adventuring and having fun. He has done tremendous work in short film, ad and brand campaigns for the likes of Britney Spears, Coca Cola, Starbucks, Sexy Hair (yeah, not mine 🙂, Microsoft and more. I don't know what it was but the beast came out of me working with both Alec and Eric. I only had 1 shot, 1 opportunity 😉....Thank you for making me shine!
Huge love goes out to Vibes Nanaimo Hip hop dancers Deeya, Olivia, Sophia, Brandon, Eden and Honza. They were such pros, super talented and kind and they blew me away with their creativity and performance. You don't get to this high level of dance at this stage in their life without hard work, determination and sacrifice. They inspired me to perform! Thank you to Serra Stewart at Vibrant Dance Studio for all her love and support of her dancers and I. You are doing such great work with youth in your community!
Thank you to Lisa Allin Pereira and my 3 kids for all their support and for putting up my loud rapping at home🤣. I enjoyed practicing to some Dre, Easy E and Jay Z... nothing too explicit 😉. My boys Luke and Kai learned a lot on set with you, Alec. They are huge fans and were grateful to be a part of the music video.
Sending love to my Mom and Dad and family for always believing in me and giving me the freedom to pursue my passions from my early childhood to today and the future.
Thank you to my really great friend Queen Shirin Purewal who encouraged me to keep writing and to meet with Eric; to my other awesome friend Kidest Mengistu for giving me some great tips on social media and for always being in my corner; and my super talented friend who is also a producer and musician Drew Vespers for all his advice on music, sound technicals and special effects.
And last but not least, thank you to everyone who supported me during this process especially family and friends who personally reached out to me. Your beautiful messages and phone calls expressing love, support and excitement mean so much to me. I will always remember you. ❤️❤️❤️
Huge love and blessings,
"Live life with purpose, positive impact and play."
Director of Digital Production: Alec Watson
Music Producer: Eric Harper
Camera Op: Steve Julien
Choreographer: Deeya Sharma
Special thanks to:
Serra Stewart and Ivana Ho at Vibrant Studios Nanaimo
Special mention and inspiration:
Dwayne The Rock Johnson
Megan Davies Fitness
Music video by EMP performing Lucky 7
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