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The White Carpet

Posted in Music, Pop Culture & Arts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2010 by arehegold

I found nothing interesting about this year’s award show…

besides the White Carpet.

I sat and tired to figure out why, white? Why did they decided to have a white carpet instead of a red one?

There probably was no reason for it besides a simple twist for fashion, even though Labor Day was last weekend.


The White Carpet screamed at me.

I mean some of the madness that I was watching… you had to be on some white.

Taylor Swift  had to be on drugs to sing that sneak diss about Yeezy.

Usher had to be on drugs to sing live while doing those aerobics he called choreography.

Lady Gaga is on drugs.

Pusha T sells them, apparently (eugggghk!).

I don’t know.

The White Carpet screamed an underlying symbol for the presence of mind altering substances at this year’s VMA’s.

Who said the 80’s was dead?

Devil In a New Dress

Posted in Deron, Pop Culture & Arts with tags , , , , , on September 8, 2010 by arehegold

Caught up in TOM FOOLERY where u had me


(swear I had never seen such a bad thing…)

…had she had not winked at me or laughed in or passing…

I’d probably have a life without misery and sadness.




❤ breaks.

Nascar in my Nissan like it was large stakes…

made the campus shake like an earthquake.

swear I’m still AFTERSHOCKED

Mars look like home to me.

Kanye West – “Power” [official video]

Posted in Music, Pop Culture & Arts with tags , , , , , , on August 6, 2010 by arehegold

Analysis: Greatest video of all time… in 2010.

This is a minute and forty three second of awesome symbolism and art that is unmatched in our current realm of music video.



Behind the Scenes for Kanye West – “Power” video

Posted in Music, Pop Culture & Arts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 5, 2010 by arehegold

Analysis: #amazing.

Waiting for the day that I will be able to collaborate with artists like these to make something more powerful than the world has ever seen or felt.

If you’re not motivated or inspired by something like this, then I question the presence of your soul.


Kanye West – “Power”: Is it really that powerful?

Posted in Pop Culture & Arts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 21, 2010 by arehegold

At my current place of employment, chalk board walls engulf the office.

People draw images, write great quotes, and use this as a canvas to express their creativity while at the 9 to 5.

Someone (who I don’t know) took it upon themselves to write this famous quote on the wall:

I’m gonna let you finish, but Beyonce had the greatest video of all time

Then this person continued by drawing a pair of Shaolin styled sunglasses that can automatically be associated with the creator of this infamous quote, Kanye West.

The following Monday, the quote had been erased.


1. It was offensive (to who? Taylor Swift. Not you)

2. Kanye West is a doosh (sp)

3. The office is not the place for that kind of expression.

If you’re not Taylor Swift then you shouldn’t be mad. Kanye West is a doosh, but we know that. And if the office isn’t the place for that kind of expression, take the chalk board dry wall down.

But I digress, Kanye’s latest single, “Power”, is essentially his comeback record.

Come back from what you may ask? NPR says it’s a return from “pop oblivion”.

I disagree.

Kanye West, as much as many of us may hate to admit it, has reached a level recognition amongst humanity where nothing short of genocidal tendencies would make him evil to the mass populous of people who stand behind the mad rapper.

He had at least 3 of the most influential albums of the ’00 decade. So, it’s hard to deny Kanye’s place in pop culture, even after Taylorgate.

This is not a comeback record, this is your run-of-the-mill first single from Kanye West.

Compared to past Kanye 1st singles, I’m not excited. But, I do want to hear what he does on his album post-808, so I’m still looking for the release along with the many other G.O.O.D artists slated to drop that day.

In addition to the fact that he continues his branding expertise by following up Graduation with A Good Ass Job. #Genius

No one man should have all that power, and no one single should either, Drake.


Music = Money (wrong)

Posted in Deron with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 29, 2010 by arehegold

I have not found that happy medium for singing/rapping and not being a bum. All attempts at that aspect of work have proved more than futile and working in the industry does not make me happy at all, even though I enjoy making music.

At this point, I’m not willing to commit myself to that with the reality being I’ll have to support myself soon.

I refuse to be another 30 year old man passing out mixtapes.

The only way I’m going into that (music) is if a clear light at the other end of the tunnel is presented.

Everyone always says, “Try it now. You’re young. You don’t want to regret what you didn’t do“, but no one wants to help.

No one refers me to talent agencies, management, or the legal representation I need to be taken seriously as an artist, and honestly, these are things that in today’s industry, you can’t get without referral.

So, until the Lord tells me otherwise, I’ve effectively stopped rapping/singing. They say if you love something, let it go, so I’m praying that one day rapping/singing will come back to me.

I think that has hurt the most out of all this transition. Giving up rapping and singing. A large piece of me is gone without it but if I can’t make it beneficial to my progression then I need not venture into it, especially into the poisonous state of the music industry.


Deron featured on Capital Noise Blog

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2010 by arehegold

This is an article featured on Capital Noise…

You could read it here but i’d rather you go to the site… Capital Noise

The Underdog
By The Profound Perspective
Capital Noise© Staff Writer

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Many have said Hip-Hop is dead and many have claimed to be the one to bring it back or carry it. If hip-hop is dead or dying, what killed it? Is it the relentless parade of individuals who would be willing to redefine it over and over again? How can something so beautiful and pure be redefined, thus killed by all those who wish to be its next star? This young star hopes to be the one to not try to redefine what hip-hop is, but bend hip-hop to his own imagination.

As a native of Prince Georges County, Maryland and an Alum of Hampton University, Deron Hogans seeks to use his talents and experiences to not only break into the music scene but empower and motivate people for greatness.

CN: Where are you from? Tell me about your background.

D: I was born in South Carolina. Raised in the DMV. Fort Washington to be specific. I lived the quintessential Prince George’s County life, a little hood, a little luxurious lol. I went to black private schools all life. So you could imagine, middle class kids in the hood who think they have way more money than they do. That about sums it up.

CN: When did you get into music?

D: I’ve been into music forever, since birth. Granddaddy was a quartet singer. Mommy played the trumpet. Daddy was a rapper in the 80’s. Yeah. I am music.

CN: What are your influences?

D: My influences are revolutionaries and those who build movements. My influences step outside the lines of music. We are talking about people like Che Gueverra, Martin Luther King, Ghandi…People who motivated and inspired millions. I hope to be as influential at some time in my life.

CN: What is your favorite artist and song?

D: It’s hard for me to say I have favorite one artist because I look up to so many that have come and gone in this industry. But there is one artist, who made one song that always serves as an inspiration to me. Sam Cooke’s “A Change Gone Come” always touches me every time I hear it. And, the great songs that have come from its sampling and rearranging are a testament to its greatness.

CN: How would you describe your own genre of music?

D: My music sits in a familiar place of sound to today’s listeners of popular music. A lot of people say I sit in the category with Kanye, Drake, Cudi, and artists of that mold. The differences between them and I is I have an acute affection and adoration for gritty R&B and Houston gangster rap.

CN: What are your greatest challenges as an up and coming artist?

D: My greatest challenge is my hometown. I say that not because of the “crabs in a bucket” mentality, but because of the “I am Hip-hop” mentality. I think the whole scene has been overwhelmed and utterly defeated by the drive of each rapper to define what hip hop is and dictate that definition to every other artist and person out there listening. Hip Hop is different for every person and has been around for a long time now. Swagging, trapping, rapping, conscious, whatever you do is good for you, But when you try and make it right for someone else, you’re wrong.

CN: What has been your greatest success? Or best memory?

D: My greatest success actually has nothing to do with music. At Hampton University, my alma mater, I organized a march on campus called Man in the Mirror. The goal was to unite young black men and empower them. It was beautiful to see all those faces marching in the name of one cause and purpose. I plan to continue that initiative as a non-profit organization.

CN: What is your own favorite song?

D: My own favorite song has to be one that I recently recorded for my next project @arehegold called #tweetlove. It’s interesting because it’s kind of poppy but very lyrical; it’s definitely a win and something light to listen to. I love it.

CN: What are your Career Goals?

D: My career goal is to win, and winning means being a legend on Jay-Z or Diddy status.

CN: What would you want the world to know about yourself and your music?

D: The world should know that Deron is not one dimensional. Deron is an intricate work of art that is created at the hands of many producers, public relationists, visual artists, photographers, and one writer, ME. Deron is not the American dream, but the human’s dream, because we all have something that we aspire to be, and Deron talks to that specific commonality amongst all of humanity.