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Moniquea interview – Chris Jaiden “The Time Is Now” album review

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You’re probably thinking, what possible beauty can there be in depression? Plentiful. Depression is that place we run to in despair, when we need a moment away from the “situation-at-hand”, when we want to be alone with our thoughts. And when we get to that place, we do not want to leave it. We realize it is good. It is safe. It is familiar. Comfortable. You can’t hurt me here because it’s a place of refuge for me in my time of diminishing self-esteem. Depression is all about perspective. People are/get depressed for various reasons and not everybody can handle it. For some, it’s a dangerous place to be. Perhaps a trigger to do non-ideal things. Gain attention to feed the open belly of loneliness that eats them alive. We shouldn’t look at Depression as a sickness or mental illness. Talking with/to ourselves is actually more normal than crazy. It signifies the consciousness we possess. And talking with ourselves enables us to have more control of our actions when they matter the most.

THE BEAUTY IN DEPRESSION “Talking With/To Yourself is more normal than crazy”

“Talking with yourself not only relieves the loneliness, it may also make you smarter. It helps you clarify your thoughts, tend to what’s important and firm up any decisions you’re contemplating.” -Linda Sapadin, Ph.D

Furthermore, children also stand to gain by speaking to themselves. A study conducted by Dr. Adam Winsler of George Mason University deduced that kindergarten kids who talk to themselves are more confident, participating actively during class compared to their more introverted peers. By chatting with themselves, they are able to put their problems into perspective and reflect upon their past actions. Read more

The Beauty In Depression. Backed Up.

Think About It Is Depression Healthy?

“On my 24th birthday, I will be walking from Inglewood through Watts & Compton to Long Beach to unite minorities and put an end to senseless violence amongst ourselves. I will need the support of everybody!� Bing Bing to March in Remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. -Bing Bing

Mistah Wilson caught up with singer Moniquea as they talked about Music, Performances, & Collaborations

“I believe I inherited the strength of my voice from my mother. She was a lead singer of the Pasadena branded group, "The Roses."

Mistah Wilson: Who are some of the artists both in the city and beyond that you've worked with?

Moniquea: From Dena, to name a few, I have worked with: Ted D. Bear, Broadway, Quaz, Ekim, Kloudnyne, Dulo, SD, Mike Towns, XL Middleton, Reality Jonez, Philthy Phactor, Priceless, Paco Swartz, Faith, Evri, Rebecca J, The Hundred, Noy, etc. Beyond Dena, to name a few: Ric hard, A.J. from tha K, Dis Most, Hunnid Roundz, Tax Free, Bogie Corleone, Ms. Shannon, HomieHomie, Burris Ave., Young Loon, Big Doty, etc. Not to leave any others out... These are just the names that I can come up with off top. Mistah Wilson: When I see you perform I can tell that you're a seasoned singer. Who are some artists that inspired you?

Moniquea: There's a wide-range and there are many: Erykah Badu, Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, Anita Baker, Deniece Williams, Daryl Hall of Hall & Oates, Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac), Robert Smith (The Cure), Mary J. Blige, Etta James, Billie Holiday, Bobby Womack, Bobby Blue Bland, Tyrone Davis, Johnny Taylor, (I grew up listening to a lot of Blues in my household - very much influenced by many male Blues artists), Sam Cooke and Otis Redding. Mistah Wilson: On ThaWilsonBlock, we believe in ENCOURAGEMENT. It can be vital to our success. What would you say has encouraged and motivated to be the artist that you are?

Moniquea: Knowing that there are people out there who believe in me; and are interested in what I have to offer the world of music... That alone gives me the greatest encouragement and motivation. It's comforting, and it’s a blessing to know that I have genuine supporters out there.

Mistah Wilson: What kind words would you give to a young aspiring singer?

Moniquea: Pray and believe that you will make it to where you want to be, learn the business, stay who you are, don't give up, don't stop pursuing, always give it all you can, be appreciative of those who love, support and believe in you; and pray to stay humble no matter what happens. Mistah Wilson: If you got any shout outs, lets hear em’. Thanx for taking the time out of your busy busy schedule for this exclusive interview with ThaWilsonBlock, Moniquea! It's been great!

Moniquea: Indeed... First off, shout out to ThaWilsonBlock! Thank you so much for interviewing me and allowing me to share a part of me with your readers. Shout out to my Crown City Entertainment family, Rehab Muzik family, all my family members, friends/fans, fellow artists; the cities of Pasadena, Altadena and the whole wide world!

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Chris Jaiden – The Time Is Now Album Review

Chris Jaiden, a songwriting/producing/guitar-playing machine, released a ten-track album called "The Time is Now" in March of 2011. This is acoustic-rock at it's finest with all the production & writing done by himself. Chris Jaiden inspires even artists outside of his genre and convinces them that "Hip Hop" isn't the only "cool" genre of music. ThaWilsonBlock took a liking to Chris Jaiden when we reached out to him and insisted that he let us help promote him and his new compilation.

"The Time is Now" is Chris Jaiden's debut solo album and has music listeners everywhere raving about his lovable and attractive performances. Already receiving great reviews, Chris Jaiden has revolutionized the acoustic-rock genre and he's undoubtedly our favorite artist from that flavor of music.

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ThaWilsonBlock Magazine Issue9 "The Beauty In Depression"  

"The Beauty in Depression" cover story + Moniquea Exclusive Interview w/ ThaWilsonBlock + "The Time Is Now" by Chris Jaiden Album Review + B...

ThaWilsonBlock Magazine Issue9 "The Beauty In Depression"  

"The Beauty in Depression" cover story + Moniquea Exclusive Interview w/ ThaWilsonBlock + "The Time Is Now" by Chris Jaiden Album Review + B...