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EDITION #59: #TeamMightyHealthy, Aummaah, 2020 Vision

Did I ever tell you the story about "The First Response Team of Comedy," <<First Name>>?

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and with that in mind, I am excited to announce the pre-launch of my Seed&Spark crowdfunding initiative! Taking place @TeamMightyHealthy and @KevitoClark, I am boosting awareness for my late-night TV talk show concept called Mighty Healthy™. But for my new subscribers, allow me to reintroduce the story behind this campaign.

In 2018, I received a kidney transplant after six years on peritoneal dialysis, and I wanted to take everything that I learned from my health care journey and use it to help others. Hence, Mighty Healthy was born. If you're familiar with Last Week Tonight with John Oliver or The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, this show would also use humor, but done explicitly to explore and create solutions for the health care issues that affect the Black and brown community.

The goal now is to garner press and social media clout to raise $25K so #TeamMightyHealthy can build "The First Response Team of Comedy". With your support, we would be able to bring aboard a talented comedic host, some veteran writers with strong funny bones (Hi, Travon Free!), and a renowned executive producer to create a three-episode pilot arc to pitch for studio development. 

I'll be sharing more here over the next few weeks to highlight the work done behind the scenes, offer exclusive incentives before the campaign launch, and never-before-seen content that got us to this exciting point.

Are you ready to join #TeamMightyHealthy<<First Name>>?! I really hope so.

Now, with that said, allow me to share some health care news that you need to know... 

I Ain't Know That

  1. Donald Trump is so dumb. (How dumb is he?!) After one tweet to the president, a random man got $69 million for ventilators he never ever had.
  2. Sickle-cell anemia patients in Chicago are almost exclusively in need of more blood donations from Black people.
  3. Afrobeat pioneer and drumming legend, Tony Allen, passed away from a heart attack. He was 79.
  4. Recent tests show that 21% of New York City residents may have antibodies to fight against coronavirus infection.
  5. Senegal has one of the highest coronavirus recovery rates in the world... and one of the world's most inexpensive testing kits.
  6. Actor and COVID-19 survivor, Tom Hanks, will have his blood used to create a vaccine.


Brandon Reevey is a genius. It is not too often I say this about a rising artist, but the man better known as Aummaah has been increasingly talked about in music nerd circles that also name-drop Knxwledge, quickly quickly, and Like of Pac Div. A true L.A. original, Aummaah's penchant for woozy jazz mixed with off-kilter drums, tape hiss, and field-recorded sounds, are reasons why his debut, Quick Work, has garnered him a legion of fans—including yours truly. 
How did you discover your own voice and sound?

 Aummaah started as a way to document that search. if you listen to my first tape, Mountain Mist, and put it against my most recent, Abstracted Waves, I think you'll hear a lot of similarities, but definitely a lot of growth. I listen a lot, pull bits and pieces in from things I hear that I like—try to interpret them in my way. I'd say I'm still on the search for my sound.

Who are some musical influences you have that best reflect the artistic path you want for your own career and why?

Aummaah: Ras G for his endless inventiveness while he was here [Ed. note: Rest in paradise.] and STLNDRMS for his work ethic and his approach to music as a business. I never met Ras properly, unfortunately, but his passing really hit me. His sound really resonated with me the first time I heard it. My Quick Work series is directly inspired by his Raw Fruit series. I've always respected how STLNDRMS moves as far as music and the projects he puts together outside of producing. I definitely would like to build Popular Option into more of a collective in the near future. 

Why do you think that lo-fi has seen an increase in popularity recently?

Aummaah: I think it's the natural result of the collision of easily accessible music production software, recording equipment, and distribution outlets becoming so available to everyone at all levels of skills. Lo-fi welcomes imperfection—it's all about being dusty, off-kilter, erratic, and broken. Mixes don't need to be perfect, all that matters is your sound. I think that allows people who would otherwise be afraid to put music out feel like they have a space to create and be seen without judgment over perfection of execution. It's freedom.

Describe in detail what you would like to see as the future for Aummaah?

Aummaah: Aummaah has always been about growth and expansion of self and knowledge through sound. The name itself reflects this goal: Aum: to represent consciousness. Ma'at: to represent harmony and balance. Ah: to represent a sound of joy and release and relaxation. Aummaah. My goal is to keep working, keep pushing, and hopefully provide a sound that is useful and makes you feel good.

Follow Aummaah on IG and Twitter to learn more.

La Musica de Kevito

Black Balloons Reprise (Instrumental)

Flying Lotus has struck 2020 with a vengeance via an expanded instrumental version of his album, Flamagra, which featured Anderson .Paak, George Clinton, and more. His first drop, "Black Balloons (Reprise)" is still an impactful offering even without Denzel Curry's frenetic rhyming.

Left 4 Me

Rising R&B songstress Rileyy Lanez might've just released her debut EP Beautiful Mistakes, but "Left 4 Me" is a single that has been in my rotation for months now. The Bronx native and Columbia Records signee pulls no punches on this song, which signifies her statement-making, heart-on-her-sleeve style of music.

That's On You

Get lost in thought with Joyce Wrice's newest single, "That's On You," a super smooth single which I hope promises new work from the angelic vocalist. Over some soft electric guitar, Wrice plays no games with a potential lover who isn't giving clear signs. If you can relate, then this one is the right song for you.

Put You On Playlist

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we can all say just how much stress this year has been so far.

To add some serenity to your day, I've created this playlist called 2020 Vision: Meditating on Manifestation to help with your search for clarity.

Featuring chakra-realigning sounds by Mndsgn, Oddisee, Pixl Pyrmd, Kiefer, and more, stream this one while studying, working on your business plan, or just in need of some focus via Apple Music and Spotify.


The Black Experience

As a valued subscriber, I want to invite you to the VIP #ZoomBoomRoom for tomorrow's #NotAnother90sParty, so you can connect with yours truly and other special guests to dance, laugh, and have a good time!

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Meeting ID: 362 540 0717

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