#9: Just Beatz: The Hip Hop Instrumental Playlist (Volume I) 

You know what it is! This one's special because it consists of one of my all-time favorite genres -- HIP HOP of course! If you didn't know already, Hip Hop music is probably my #1 genre of music, although I have grown to love all types. I listen to a lot of electro and fusion genres. Most of the time I'm mellowing out to electro / new wave type stuff (as seen in most of my other playlists) but Hip Hop will always have this special place in my heart.

This mix is all about Instrumentals. I realize that I'm not a huge fan of RAP. I know, I know. It's kinda weird but I've always been all about the melody in music. I say it's "weird" because most people I know dig lyrics more than anything else (in terms of Hip Hop I mean...) and that makes sense. I mean most people like Rap music because lyrically, the songs tell a story. And even though yes, I love hearing the lyrics, I've just always been more about the melody and the BEAT. I don't know if you can tell from previous playlists, but I'm all about that BEAT. Rhythms put me in certain moods and Hip Hop beats have always resonated with me, especially when they have a certain vibe I dig. 

These Instrumentals aren't just simply my 'fav' tracks, they are handpicked by yours truly to showcase the type of 'vibe' I'm talking about. It's mellow, it's a little jazzy and has a cool, positive and uplifting vibe. Perhaps I'm not the best at articulating what I mean. I'd suggest you give it a listen instead! I think even those who are not particularly fond of "rap music" can dig this. And if you don't dig it.....psshhh.....#BYEFELICIA



DBH Style: Simple and Clean

If you had to ask me to define my style, I would want to say it's pretty similar to my design aesthetics. I really like clean, simple with just pops of color here and there. Sometimes I get drawn to really crazy colors and designs but as I get older, I lean more towards simplicity. I'm also not a very trendy person. I love fashion but I could care less for trends. Personally, I'm just trying to build a staple wardrobe where most of my pieces will be timeless. That way, I can re-use clothes for a couple of years and not feel like I'm completely out of style. Anyway, I've yet to talk about my personal style on my blog but as I'm realizing how it reflects my overall aesthetics as a designer, I figured I might as well introduce it. But be warned: About 80% of my clothes are from Uniqlo. That place is pretty much my second home. {I try not to cross paths with this website or store too often because I'll seriously hurt my wallet here.}

Daydreaming: If DBH x NIKE was a thing.....

Ever wonder what it would be like if you could collaborate with your favorite brands / designers? I know I have. Let's be real here, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a brand whore. I have my select favs and I'm pretty loyal to them and for the last ten years or so, every sneaker I purchased happened to be a Nike. I was messing around on the NikeiD site for fun and came up with some colorways if I could have my own line of custom Nike's. They probably seem a bit boring at first glance (black on black everything please?) but they definitely scream 'ME'.