Friday Vibes: Yo-Yo Ma, Thou Shall Prosper, and Ties

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An Urban Gentleman must read, acquiring knowledge is key

As a kid I listened to Jazz music, Classical music sounded, well, spooky and scary for some reason. These days, I find myself listening to classical music just about every morning. I especially appreciate the cello… today was no different. Yo-Yo Ma's Unaccompanied Cello Suite No.1 played in the background as I finally finished the list of my next books to read. A.G Gaston's book was on the the list and a few similar reads will accompany it. I just re-listened to Thou Shall Prosper for the 2nd time, a book I recommend for those who would like to wisely acquire wealth using Biblical principles.  


Yo-Yo Ma

We'll compliment the music with ties, just to keep things classy, see below:

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Blessings by Lecrae + Urban Gent Gym Style

My current warm up and cool down gym song…. 


 

Blessings by Lecrae

Urban Gentleman Gym Style

Southern Businessmen: A.G. Gaston, My Grandfather, and No Excuse Success + Matching Entrepreneur Style

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Last month my grandfather turned 80. Yep, the big 8-0. *round of applause*. He's the man in The Urban Gentleman classic logo. Georgia born and bred. This Southern Urban Gentleman is still moving the same way he did 10 years ago, 20 years ago, shoot 30+ years ago from my perspective. He owns two businesses and just keeps it moving. The oldest of 8 children and a true pillar, a backbone, in our family. I enjoy talking to him about life, business, and generally any topic at all… 80 years of knowledge will certainly give gold nuggets to those who listen. 

Well, one Sunday dinner, not too long ago, he told us about A.G. Gaston. I, shamefully admit, that I hadn't heard of him, or perhaps I had, but not in any sort of memorable way. Long story short, A.G. Gaston is nothing short of amazing, truly amazing. He was born in Alabama (the super deep south) in 1893, and he was a multi-millionaire. When he passed away in 1996 at 103 years old, his net worth was over $130,000,000. Many think that’s a gross underestimation– it may have been closer to half a billion. So of course, as my grandaddy was sitting their talking and reminiscing about Gaston, to a table full of his grandkids, I had to do a little internet searching (I'm a millennial that's what we do). I discovered a wealth of practical and inspirational information.
 
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The Style and Music of Michael Kiwanuka

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I found myself in the little town of Hapeville, Georgia today, working out of Drip Coffee Shop. As I was there preparing the final looks for a wedding I'm styling (the groom and groomsmen of course)  the song, "Cold Little Heart" calmly started playing in the background. The mood of the shop shifted from bustling energy to a sort of 70s haven of soulful soft rock. I decided to figure out who the person was captivating us all– I swore the song had to be from the 70s or 80s, but nope 2016. The artist is Michael Kiwanuka. After a mini youtube study session of his music, I make the preemptive conclusion that he's the UK version of our US country soul singer Leon Bridges. Some even say he gives them Otis Redding vibes. He's a talented guy, so today we listen to his music and analyze his style.

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