Toni Blackman: Hip-Hop Meditation :: Earning by Empowering :: The Mixtape
MusicMakers News: Week of July 16th, 2018
Blackman sees meditation as a healing practice that not only boosts physical health and mental clarity but also brings a calming inner sense of peace that forges kindness. In treating one’s self with mindfulness and respect, it becomes second nature to act this way toward others. Click below to read her article on the practices she suggests for entering a state of meditation and listen to some of her tracks containing guided meditations and affirmations.
How do you typically relax and energize your mind? Are there ways that you can incorporate more mindfulness practices into your routine? What aspects of your lifestyle tend to come up in your music?
Toni Blackman has traveled the globe giving lectures on hip-hop music and culture. She’s one of the world’s top hip-hop activists and with her background in the industry, she has launched the Freestyle Union, Cypher Workshop, and Rhyme like a Girl movement. Her projects are all about empowering hip-hop artists by creating spaces and opportunities for musicians to grow and build relationships that will help further their careers.
Toni’s passion for sharing energy, information, and ideas through hip-hop music and freestyle raps led her to form these groups, for which she guides the energy by providing coaching and encouragement. She has transcended her career as a rapper by using her experience and expertise to mentor other artists in this new branch of work in the music industry.
Whether she is guiding musicians in her workshops, inspiring them through her Ted Talk and podcast, or giving insights as the author of several books and articles, Blackman has created a hip-hop empire centered around empowerment and positive energy. Check out her website below to learn more about her workshops and upcoming performances.
Toni’s “Believe: Meditation Mixtape” embodies her mindful lifestyle and dedication to her career in hip-hop. She brings mindfulness into the studio with her, producing spoken word tracks that act as guided meditations and affirmation practices. The album shows that a healthy work/life balance for artists does not require a complete separation of the two as she ties in music, meditation, and motivation.
Check out the “Believe” album on Spotify by clicking the link below. Whether you have time to sit down and listen to all 11 tracks or only enough for one meditation, Toni is a firm believer that even just a few moments of mindfulness a day can bring a new perspective to all aspects of life.
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