2018 UK X Factor Winner: Dalton Harris

Words can’t describe how happy I am to find out the Jamaican singer won the champion UK X Factor title. I have been rooting for him since the beginning that I could not listen to any other artist the same. Can’t really explain it but something in me saw potential in him as soon as he walked on stage― I am glad others saw it too. In all honesty and with no exaggeration, I can say this is the first time a vocal competition show has not disappointed me (.. still salty about the loss of 2012 American Idol Runner Jessica Sanchez).. Simon was right, only good things were bound to happen from his audition. I also adore that his purpose is to simply inspire people with music. It’s not the fame, the money, the prestige and not only his vocal ability to wows me but also his showmanship, personality, and character. From personal observation, he is a humble guy who only wants to spread good messages and set a good example for generations to come. As frank as this sounds, I couldn’t care less about what others have to say about him or even what happens to his professional career after the show is over— he will always be star in my eyes. I could only hope, as an aspiring artist, that I keep his advice and continue believing in myself as he does. With a voice as big as his, he will open the gateway for many others who find pure bliss and solace in good music too. His presence has given me hope not only for my own future, but for the music industry.

Harris is truly a force to be reckon with.

I’ll leave you with this. Harris’ last performance with James Arthur, “The Power of Love”, which is now officially number one on the Top 100 charts of Vodafone in the UK. The song was initially written by Frankie Goes to Hollywood (a UK festive favorite) in the early 80’s. However, I believe Harris (and Arthur) did a phenomenal job of bringing the song back to life. The original version of “The Power of Love” is also posted down below. Appreciate both versions, hope ya’ll enjoy em as much as I did.

Mariah Carey: Caution

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Mimi, the Queen of soul & rnb, is back on a worldwide tour spreading good vibes with her new album Caution. And needless to say, she’s got some fire jams in there. I think the album was a way to connect to the new music of today’s generation while reminding us that the early 2000’s Mariah Carey is still here with us. I can see this with “The Distance” ft. Ty Dolla $ign & “GTFO”. Some other catchy tunes that I also consider my favorites are “A No No” & “8th Grade”, which reminds us that Mariah’s “We Belong Together” and “Shake It Off” persona is still very much alive in her artistry. The Caution album contains a mixture of both soulful tunes and upbeat songs that I think everyone could find a liking to. Glad she’s back and making music, it’s been too long. Her voice gives major nostalgia and don’t think I could get enough. Her voice reminds me of how much pop culture has changed. We need more artists like her in our music industry today so that we don’t forget the value of good music..

think it’s been a long time coming. A decade later, and still got mad respect for the queen, Mimi.

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Did some admin work today and got to know some of my office mates.
The office is much bigger than I thought, and people are hilarious and fun to talk to.
Wrote about 30 thank you letters, and couldn’t feel my hand anymore after it all.
Who knew standards would come back to haunt me years later at the work place..
Bunch of ideas, bunch of work to do. Creative juices are flowing.
Currently working on another article for 22WestMedia that I will be submitting soon.
Wrote it about KJazz and its’ new “Excursion” Program, excited for ya’ll to read it.
Telling myself it’s baby steps.
Also, I’m inspired to be posting more singing videos on my instagram which I will be sharing when the time’s right.
Thanks for tuning in with me ya’ll (that’s radio talk might be rubbing off on me haha)

Until next time.

Much love, much peace.

@_highznlowz on IG #KTLA

#KTLA • Keep Their Legacies Alive

I created this hashtag to celebrate some of the greatest artists who have lived or are still with us today.

I would love to hear your thoughts. Feel free to show my insta page some love ya’ll and to offer any suggestions or ideas to help build this brand name and get the word across. What would ya’ll like to see in the upcoming content?

&& alsoo. thought I’d announce that I am willing to give any shout outs! (Both Youtube & Ig)

I’m always responding to and love reading your guys’ messages.

Thanks again for believing in me and my art.

Much love & peace.

Mama I Made it: My First Official Online Article Publication with 22WestMedia

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22WestMedia Article Publication // October 12, 2018

Ahh, I am trying to containing excitement, but I can’t help to announce that I recently got published by my school magazine 22WestMedia at California State University, Long Beach. Super stoked & grateful. It’s a short article I wrote based on my experience attending the Walt Disney Concert Hall in DTLA. I would love if ya’ll would check it out here. I initially wrote about it here on WordPress (so ya’ll know ya’ll saw it here first) and thought I could share my experience with 22WestMedia as a current contributor to 22West. I referenced the initial post as a framework and made revisions more appropriate for a professional outlet. If you’re not familiar with 22WestMedia, 22WestMedia is a student-run body organization home for television, magazine, and radio station. They have tons of great content on their site, so just about anyone is bound to find something that catches their eye. I collaborated with the lead copy editor and page editor, who both assisted in revising and publishing my article. So I would like to thank them for their assistance. I have mad love for music and could learn to appreciate any style of music. Again, super proud of my school and their own contributions within the school community.

L.