eyeWatch: Came Along (Way)

Being the new kid on the block is no easy job. You need to learn the territory you're about to approach, be careful of who you interact with, but most importantly, you need to make your mark hard enough for it to leave an impact. I've learned that first hand just by starting up elleELLEeye, but apparently, Queens native rapper, Eric Sosa has learned the tricks of the trade as well. Excuse my grammar, but he's "Came Along (Way)".

First introduced to us on Twitter, then performing at our Sweet Sound of Hip-Hop event last year, Eric is on the move! He's released his second video for "Came Along Way" off of his mixtape Rhyme & Noodles: NO ARTIFICIAL Flavoring Vol. 2. If that wasn't enough to keep the fans entertained, his first single for "One You" featuring Rocki Evans is now available on iTunes for the purchase of $.99.

The "Came Along (Way)" video was directed by James Calinda and takes us through Sos' journey thus far. Baby photos, performance footage, and a walk down memory lane are all you can expect to see as the video captures moments near and dear to Sos and his career.

We're sure the journey hasn't been easy, but with his persistence, he'll make it in no time. Take a look at the video below and let us know what you think by commenting! P.S. Don't miss Sos getting a dub at our "Midnight Madness" event when we took over SUNY Oneonta...(the 3:05 mark). Happy watching!

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Buy "One You" on iTunes NOW!
For more on Eric Sosa visit www.EricSosa.com

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That's My Story

Have you ever been in a situation where you had to tell a "white lie" in order to save yourself from some form of punishment? If not, I'll testify that I have. Maybe you've been a part of a group who was up to no good, but you all made a pact to stick to the same script; for the sake of everyone's integrity and pride. It happens...and when it does, you come to this conclusion, "That's my story and I'm sticking to it."

That's it, we all have a story. We've all been through things that others don't know of. We have our stories, but some of us keep theme to ourselves, not wanting to revisit or exploit our past experiences. Why is that? Some of it may be shame, some fear, some embarrassment, but those feelings are natural. I believe these emotions are the tactics the world, people, friends, enemies, and life instill in us so that we won't overcome.

By letting God shed light on our situations for the world to see, we may just draw someone in who can relate. Exposition doesn't always have to bring shame, if we allow God to expose us and are willing to expose ourselves, we will be blessed in the process. Your testimony can be your way of saving others. "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death." - Revelation 12:11 KJV 

Never grant anyone the joy of taking the TEST out of your TESTIMONY. eyeInspire you to share your story. You never know who you may touch or bless with your words.

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eyeSpy: Solange...Underrated

Can We PLEASE Acknowledge How Fly Solange Is? As you all have probably noticed, I'm a fan of the funky, bold and fierce. Originality is my forte, and I admire anyone who isn't afraid to be different. So, with that being said I'd like to take the time out to acknowledge someone who exhibits all of the above qualities, one of my fashion inspirations Solange.

We all know Solange Knowles as being the younger sibling to the superstar Beyonce Knowles but, lately Solange has mostly been noted for her FASHION. She has been seen wearing everything from nostalgic "Poetic Justice" 90's braids to bold prints, bright lips and funky shades. And let's not forget her greatest accessory, confidence. Whether or not you agree with her fashion choices, I believe we can all agree that Ms. Knowles has made a statement!

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eyeInspire: Say Good Riddance

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us." - Heb 12:1 NLT

Riddance is the act or fact of clearing away anything undesirable; relief or deliverance from something. Too many times we get caught up in the things of the world, and unnoticeably add on the weight of the world. In adding on that weight, we add back on the old habits that we've been delivered from. The author of Hebrews is reminding us that we should run from our sinful ways. It is so easy to give in to the things that trip us up and result in us falling down. How long will it be before we shed the weight that we add on from our unhealthy habits?

To run in any race, you have to be fit and in shape. With the load of our sorrows and self-inflicted suffering, that race just becomes harder for us to get through without growing tired, wanting to quit or faint. If we let sin go without turning back to it, we will be able to run this spiritual race much easier. For Isaiah 40:31 says...
"but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint."

God doesn't want to make this walk any harder for us than it already is; and He doesn't. It is ourselves who fall for the tactics of the enemy. At the end of the day, temptation isn't responsible for the act, we are. We commit the sin. But if we let loose of the flesh and walk in the spirit of God, we will get through this race with a new stride. God has only intended for us to have the best. We allow things to stay in our lives that we know hinder us, and in result, we settle for less than the best. Today, eyeinspire you to continue to shed the dead weight that has been keeping you from reaching your full potential. Let go of those temporary fixes that leave you in lack, with burdens, in heartache and pain. We should want relief and deliverance. Today, be inspired to say "Good riddance".

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