Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Im going back to Dallas

Its that time of the year again and one of the biggest events is going down this weekend in Dallas at Kixpo. This year its going to be at the Texas Stadium! So, If you don't know about it, in a nutshell, the Kixpo is the largest of its kind in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area where Sneaker Enthusiasts from all walks of life gather to discuss sneakers & fashion in a huge party atmosphere! With performances by Stalley and Ad+D and more its bound to crazy this Saturday.

So if you are in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area come check us out!! Chattaboxes for everyone!

Friday, June 17, 2011

In DALLAS tonight!

On June 17th in Dallas, TX, we’ll be privileged to be a part of a great hip-hop event, The Calling, housing some of the most talented artists around the area, such as Sore Losers, A.Dd+, Head Krack, and more. If you guys know anything about Loyal K.N.G. then you’ll be familiar with our love for hip-hop duo, Sore Losers (Freeloader Mixtape) and A.Dd+ (When Pigs Fly). These guys are hands down some of the most talented artists to come out of Dallas, and they are truly strong representatives of the hip-hop culture here in Texas. From intelligent hip-hop raps, strong relevant messages, and great instrumental production, Sore Losers and A.Dd+ holds it down for the TX hip-hop scene in a BIG way. And with all things Texas, that’s just the way it should be.

The event is hosted by Cool Beings’ Jesse Porter. Check out the facebook event page here for all the information or check out below:

The event will be held at:

Gilleys South Side Music Hall

1135 S. Lamar St.

Dallas, TX 75215

The time and day for the show is:

Friday, June 17 at 9:00pm – June 18 at 3:00am

The ticket prices are 10$ and can be purchased here.

*Courtesy of Loyal KNG

Friday, June 10, 2011

Fresh and Tasty Poster

At Grits we like giving everyone some swag that is down with the Gang. So here's a treat for you guys, a free poster download!! Download Here! Feel free to share with your friends, family and even your coworkers!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Good Enough

I've always found myself in conversations with friends and family about their jobs. And as much as they don't like their jobs, the conversation ends with;

"I shouldn't complain, because everyone tells me how good I have it. Lots of other people have been laid off or can't find a job in the first place. Besides, I have good benefits here."

Okaaayyyy...... yes you should be be happy for a job let alone a good job and others do have it hard. But, just because you have a good job or work at a good company, doesn't mean it's good for you. In fact, if you're constantly daydreaming of something else, having a good job can be dangerous. A lot of time a "good job" that you don't like can keep you from a big life.

What makes sense today, doesn't necessarily mean it will make sense on another; a job full of promise at one time can lose its luster. In these situations, pretending its "all good" is usually the wrong answer. If you're frustrated, it's time to make a change. Even if it's a good company or organization that has treated you well, you're not helping them by giving less than your best.

Aside from remaining stagnant and dragging along, you will find yourself in a good job that no longer meets your needs, there can only be two options:

1. Look for a way to bring the joy back to the good job.

2. Look for a way to say goodbye to the good job.

You might think that leaving is hard (and it will be). It's always easier to leave if it were a bad job. Then the situation would become urgent and you'd do everything you could to get out as soon as possible. But, because it's good enough, you stick around.

That's why, one way or another, something has to change.

So ask yourself

Have you ever found yourself doing something you don't like or even hate?

and.. What did you do?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

In D-Town

To our Dallas homies, June 17th, The Grits Gang will be set up at Gilley’s (Southside Music Hall) in Dallas. If you’re into good music, good people and good vibes come by and gives a holla free zines and stickers.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Taking Leaps

Over the past couple of months I've been all over Texas and back again. The bad part is the long drive. But, what makes everything worth it is meeting fans and friends alike, since a lot of my friends have clothing lines and we all have similar aspirations. It occurred to me that most of my friends and myself (and some of you out there) chose a harder path than we could have gotten away with.

It was tough at first, but it seems that it eventually paid off, or for some, likely to do so in the the future. Even though we have no guarantees, we knew what we were doing when we made the choice. And so we went for it. We ignored family and friends, followed our hearts and we had no regrets. We took that leap and I'm glad we did.

We challenge the status quo, live life on our own terms and leap when others are too afraid to do the same.

No Grits No Glory

Photo by: Goodchild

Saturday, June 4, 2011