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The Uprising Network is a digital media network created to deliver unique and compelling programming. We intend to provide a new alternative to television with an online viewing platform and engaging... Read More
 

Barry Jennings


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The new episode of Snax N The City is now available. In episode 8 Jazzmin and Wonda dive into the Pumpkin Spice Life Challenge! This was a fun episode to work on. Enjoy!💥

via: http://www.theuprising.tv/media/2017/10/17/snax-n-the-city-episode-8-pumpkin-spice-life-challeng


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Reviewed For You: Rapsody - Laila's Wisdom

   

Reviewed For You: Rapsody - Laila's Wisdom

Wow.
 
I wasn't totally sure what to expect from this album. I knew that since 9th Wonder is heavily involved that I was going to get some substance at the least...and that's what I got plus so much more. This may be too early to say, but I'm going to say it anyway. This is a PERFECT album. I found myself trying to find flaws in "Laila's Wisdom" and there aren't any. Rapsody delivered an album about the everyday struggles of a black woman in society. Whether it be relationship issues, self confidence, finances, Rapsody spills her spoken word over jazzy and soulful production that isn't for the casual rap fan. There aren't any big singles with catchy hooks that you'll be hearing in the club. For me, I can't just listen to one single song on the album. I have to start it from the top every time and play it all the way through. I've listened to this album from top to bottom about 10 times and STILL bought it after multiple listens because artists like Rapsody need to be supported. We gotta protect Rapsody at all costs. This reminds me of when I heard Little Brother's "The Minstrel Show" for the first time....and that album is in my top 5 of all time. I didn't realize how much mainstream hip hop needed Rapsody until I heard this album. From now on, we the top lyricists are discussed she has to be mentioned as well. Much respect to Rapsody and everyone that was involved with this album. Please give "Laila's Wisdom" a listen. 10/10??

via: http://www.theuprising.tv/media/2017/10/3/reviewed-for-you-rapsody-lailas-wisdo


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Journal 002: Time

   

Time. 

Before I started building a multimedia network, I never realized how important time is. I often find myself stretching myself too thin and moving too fast. Most of my time consists of clocking in at my 9-5, being a father, and building the network. And within those times, I don't really have much time for myself. This isn't a journal entry complaining about that either. I actually enjoy the fact that I'm always busy. I. LOVE. IT. Every now and then I have to force myself to turn my computer off, put the pen/marker down or even do something as simple as sitting down for a minute and watch a little tv. It seems like there is never enough time to actually LIVE. I set all of these expectations for myself and then I find myself overwhelmed because of these expectations. Which is crazy because I'm literally torturing myself by doing that. In the back of my mind, I'm always thinking there's someone else trying to build the same thing that I'm building with The Uprising Network. I'm running against something that I don't even see currently happening in the city as of yet. Even if there is someone doing what I do, I should either A.) Connect and build with them and/or B.) Put my blinders on, enhance my tunnel vision and work on my OWN projects 1000%, not worrying about anyone else. Working with others would definitely lighten the load. Its just my competitive spirit that I can never imagine going anywhere. Plus the spirit of competition is what keeps me going. Crazily, I have my moments where I literally feel the need to sleep for days because of how much I work. And I crash....HARD. Of course I could never get that much sleep, but it just feels like I'm always exhausted. So, to everyone out there. PLEASE make time for yourself. I know it's much harder than it sounds ESPECIALLY if you're a creative, but it HAS to be done. When you're creating, no one knows what you're working on but YOU before the world sees it. So what's the real rush? I had to find out the hard way to never rush the art...it's really not going anywhere. Pace yourself, you'll be great regardless. Now, I have to play 2K for a while to clear mind. Always remember to stay blessed. 

via: http://www.theuprising.tv/media/2017/9/21/journal-002-tim


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