We are finally past the two-week allowable window for using jet lag as an excuse for not getting back to our regular routines. I mean, JUST past the window, but it’s here. This means that on top of getting back to working out, running, eating right, and getting my laundry done, I also need to get back into paying attention to checking things off my YouTube ‘to watch’ list in a strategic and meaningful way AND getting back to forcing Stephanie to love some of the things I just KNOW she’ll bond with given time and well thought out exposure.
Those last two things link up enough that I could tackle them simultaneously, at least partially, on Friday night in my basement. WOOHOO!
PH-1, a rapper I adore on Jay Park’s H1gher label, put out a new full-length album, HALO, in the last week or so and uploaded two new MVs to go along with it. I’ve listened to the album in pieces as I drove to work and in the two seconds I could snatch between meetings to re-center myself. But I haven’t gotten to actually sit down and watch the MVs or roll around in the songs…because I know enough to recognize that they are worth rolling around in. And as Stephanie has fully embraced the fellas on AOMG (I still have to get her hooked on the lady rappers and singers) I’ve been meaning to get her a bit more invested in H1gher.
She knows OF them, and after popping on a few older videos, remembered a few of the songs and recalls liking them. But she can’t quite assign a face to a name or a name to a song and I think that’s my next project. GET STEPHANIE TO KNOW H1GHER. They have a different sound than AOMG but they are just as much a mess on a personal level. An adorable, identifiable, approachable, hot mess. They are silly and witty and talented. This is right up her alley. Right in her wheelhouse.
So on Friday night, we watched them. And it was perfect. So in honor of that and of her new H1gher radio station and quest to learn, I give you PH-1 (Park Jun Won AKA Harry Park in NYC), Flaker.