THOUGHTS & CHILL PODCAST – EPS 2 – You don’t have to be Famous, You just have to be Creative. Self-Publishing Tips with Bunmi Laditan

In today’s creative climate, writers are able to release their works on their own through Self-Publishing. Even with many success (and failure) stories, there are still misconceptions that cripple authors and poets who want to go the self-publishing route.

Episode 2 of my Podcast, Thoughts & Chill, I am joined by Author, Bunmi Laditan, who has found success from both traditional publishing and self-publishing. We talk about how she started writing, tips for getting a publisher, marketing for self-published books and more!


Do you think that is a stigma authors have? After self-publishing a book, can that same book get published by a traditional publisher? Mr. Compostion to Bunmi Laditan.

“I’ve known so many people who have self-published books and then sold it.” -Bunmi Laditan

Listen to the full podcast below.


-Mr.Composition, The Emcee That Writes Fiction.


Preorder Bunmi Laditan’s new book,  Confessions of a Domestic Failure: A Humorous Book About a not so Perfect Mom, before its release, May 2nd.

You can follow her on Instagram @bunmiladitan  and Twitter @HonestToddler


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FLOAT Away from Domestic Abuse: San Antonio’s Sensory Deprivation Specialist throw event to bring awareness to Domestic Abuse on International Women’s Day

We’ve heard about it in stories, movies, religion, and philosophies. Love. This state of being that can bring us freedom, but what is not often talked about is how we can become a slave to it. How our beloved Prince/Princess charming can turn into our torturer, and in many cases, executioner when it comes to domestic abuse.


What is Domestic Abuse?

Domestic abuse is the mistreatment, (mental, physical, or emotional) by one person against another in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation. Also known as intimate partner violence. According to a report released by the Texas Council on Family Violence, 1 in 3 Texas women will experience domestic abuse.


Victims of Domestic Abuse and Mental Health? The Connection…

As more studies and awareness is brought to the public on mental health, new connections are being made between mental health and victims of Domestic Abuse. Researchers at King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry and the University of Bristol conducted 41 studies around the world, and the data show an alarming find. Most victims of domestic violence, male, and female,  suffer from a wide range mental health disorders.

FLOAT away Domestic Abuse.

Float Tanks (also known as sensory deprivation tank or isolation tank) are soundproof pods in which the user floats in a zero-gravity like state, with their body floating halfway submerged in water and Epson salt. They are used for a wide range of healing from Pain ReliefPTSD  and more. Taking care of your health is both your ally in leaving domestic violence and in the healing after. Individuals who develop PTSD may have gone through domestic abuse.

FLOAT is one of few Float Tank practices that we have here in San Antonio, Texas. They even have massage services as well. Also. they offer the Weightless Warrior Program, which gifts a free 60- minute float session to Veterans and Active Duty military!

SA HAVEN event Presented by FLOAT

Last night at the Paper Tiger, FLOAT held an event to bring awareness to domestic abuse. 100% of all profits will go to non-profit causes in San Antonio that raise awareness about domestic violence.


There is help available.

FLOAT & Paper Tiger did an amazing job on International Women’s Day by delivering a successful event that brought attention to domestic abuse, in which women are impacted by the most. LiL BO WEEP, ambient singer/DJ from Australia headlined the event. Local support provided by LloronasILa Minori, and Canyon Lake Trip-Hop duo Voodoo Boogaloo. All the acts brought a peaceful dance of pain, hope, and unity.

In astrology, Jupiter (Larget planet in our solar system, the planet of expansion, Masculine energy) went retrograde March 8th at 23° Scorpio (Zodiac sign of deep healing, Evolution, Feminine energy) and ends on July 10 at 13° Scorpio. These next few months offer an interesting balance of healing from both energies in the most nurturing way.

Take advantage of this time and heal.

If you are a victim of domestic abuse, Men, and Women, or know someone who is, don’t hesitate to reach out to the many organizations available for help.

 The Rape Crisis Center – provides care for those impacted by sexual violence through counseling, crisis intervention, and prevention education. Also offers FREE counseling for trauma, abuse, and couples.

If you would like to learn more about FLOAT, check out their website: and follow them on Instagram @float_sa


– Mr.Composition, The Emcee that Writes Fiction



All photos below shot by @dabtrollcreations


@ilaminori merch table.

@float_sa booth.

Crowd during a set change.

Local Musician Ezra & @lilboweep talking.

@voodooboogaloo merch booth.

@voodooboogaloo performing

The crowd during @voodooboogaloo’s performance

Damien of @TheMoySA

@lilboweep & fan.

Damien of @TheMoySA & @lilboweep

Damien & Travis of @TheMoySA

@voodooboogaloo performing.

Damien of @TheMoySA art magazine.


@ilaminori Performing.




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New Docuseries “The Composition” Follows the life of Rapper, Author, and Creator as he travels the world.

When I was in elementary school I researched, I loved adventure, I created, read books, wrote raps, poetry, stories, and made money off my ideas and things I was passionate about. (Gary Vaynerchuk had baseball cards, I had Yo-Gi-Oh and Pokemon cards)

Now as an adult I do the same. This docu-series, The Composition, will be a reel of my life as I travel the world meeting new people, performing music, making memories with friends, creating, and building my company, Dab Troll Creations while dodging the 9-to-5 like the plague. Shot and edited to make each episode a mini-documentary.

I hope I can inspire you to take that leap and do what you love. Every one is a composition of something amazing, what are you composed of?

Watched the pilot episode below.

Created by Mr. Composition, The Emcee That Writes Fiction.

Video Edit credit: Kinyo






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Alesia Etinoff blends Afrofuturism, Mental Health, and Black Empowerment in new Web Series

Hollywood would have us thinking that the narratives of blacks stop at slaves, thugs, and crackheads. We know that isn’t true, but entertainment depicting alternate narratives are few and far between. LA-based Comedian, Writer, and Actress, Alesia Etinoff, is helping to narrow that gap with new web-series, “Avant-Guardians”.  In this Afrofuturism series, Etinoff plays guardian angel, Razz, who watches over 12-year-old future third black President, Charlie, whom she refers to as “Creepy Charlie.” Razz is instructed by God to attend therapy after a recent accident Charlie had.

Watch the first episode below:


I also had the pleasure of doing a group podcast with Kinyo (host, poet), Franque Michele (blogger), & Chauntel Logan (author) interviewing Alesia Etinoff about the creation of Avant-Guardians, Mental Health, and more!

Listen below:


You can watch all 7 episodes of ” Avant-Guardians”


and follow Alesia Etinoff on Instagram 


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If you have not seen the Black Panther movie, proceed with caution. Major spoilers.

My name is Mr. Composition, The Emcee That Writes Fiction. Rapper, Author, Dabbler of many.

As a creative sometimes I feel like we can over think so much that we create and not put nothing out or we are crippled by the possibilities of all the things that can be done that nothing gets created.

With that being said, I present to you my first podcast, “Thoughts & Chill”.  I have recorded a few episodes and what better way to figure out how to do anything then by just doing it.

My guest Kinyo and I review Black Panther after watching it in 3D. Which to me added another layer on top an already deeply layered film.


-Mr.Composition, The Emcee That Writes Fiction.



Also, hear some dialogue from previous talks !


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To Tour & Almost Die In L.A.

Touring is all fun and games until you end up getting hit by an 18 wheeler!


My name is Mr. Composition, The Emcee That Writes Fiction. I am a rapper and author from San Antonio, Texas.

The Last few months I have been traveling with fellow artist, Kinyo, Poet & entrepreneur, on a recurring tour we created called, “The Expansion Tour.” Every other weekend or so, we travel outside of San Antonio to surrounding cities and states, performing, networking, and expanding our horizons. We started off in just surrounding cities like San Marcos & Austin. Quickly we started going further to places like Corpus Christi, Dallas, Houston, & McAllen. Then, on the last weekend of 2017, we expanded out of the Texas state to Louisiana, visiting New Orleans.

Starting off the new year with a bang, going to Colorado and New Mexico the first week of January for my birthday. The last couple of years I have made it a point to get out of Texas and even the country for my birthday. The first year in 2015 I went to California for the first time. 2016, I went to Mexico, Finally putting my passport to use. 2017 Belize and Mexico. Now 2018 was Colorado and New Mexico. A part of the Expansion Tour in a way. Officially, In the beginning of February 2018, we started back up the Expansion Tour including Rapper, Royal King Minus, by going to Dallas for a Featured show at BuzzBrew Shout out to Dj Panda Phresh,

After a great show at Buzz Brews, we dropped off Royal Minus at his homie’s house because he had a show in Austin, and Kinyo and I headed to New Orleans, then to Houston. A video for that part of the tour coming out soon.

All that was just building up the momentum for our Los Angeles trip February 7th – 11th.  After my weekly show February 6th, every Tuesday night at Tucker’s Kozy Korner called, The Composition, we picked up Royal Minus and were on the road. It was such a beautiful sight driving through El Paso & New Mexico Wednesday morning. After hundreds of miles, we made it to the first part of our California tour which was Arizona. We visited an open mic in Tempe, AZ, at the Tempe Center for the Arts.  We didn’t get a chance to perform because we made it just a little too late, but we gathered info for next time and then shot some videos.

One of which was a video I shot for Royal Minus for his song, Gasss’d Up.

We stayed out in Arizona for the night. In the morning we were off to California. Such a lovely drive. All of the mountains and land. At the start of this trip, Kinyo and I had a feeling, Los Angeles was going to be epic.

Little did we know what was awaiting us. What did we bring Royal Minus in!?

We arrived in Los Angeles, full of excitement and wonder. As we are exiting the highway we pull up on the left side of an 18-wheeler at a red light. The light turned green, with the 18 wheeler being on the right side of us, he made a very close left-hand turn crushing part of the passenger side, knocking off the back bumper, totaling Kinyo’s car. We are very grateful to have our lives.

Early rising. What a jam-packed leg of the tour. It almost ended as soon as it started though. When we came in L.A. we were hit by an 18-wheeler. I actually was recording when the accident happened. It could have been a lot worse but thankfully no one was severely injured. So many pics and vids to post, but I just want to apologize for those I have not responded to or missed calls. There is a lot to process. Kinyo and I are in the works of a system for those who want to tour with us so no one gets left behind that wants to go. It is a simple as getting up and going but it also is not as simple as getting up and going. Everyone will get something different from the tour. My biggest thing is not wasting anyone's time. I am grateful and thankful I am even here writing this post. It was an amazing tour run. Though my head was nearly crushed and my bro Kinyo's car got messed up, we are alive. Wooo, sometimes life throws something at you so you remember you are alive. There is a whole week to look forward to. This Tuesday, a special Valentines day addition of #TheComposition at @tuckerskozykorner Also, BLACK MOTHA FLIPPING PANTHER IS COMING THE #### OUT THIS WEEK! Be on the lookout later today for my article,"To Tour and almost Die in L.A." highlighting the tour and what is coming up! Hey, the day is full of possibilities. Write that song you were thinking about, paint that picture you have in your heart, record that movie scene, that podcast, today do something that makes your soul smile.

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Talk about a warm welcome! We Ubered to an open mic we had planned on going to at the Sabor y Cultura coffee shop. On top of almost losing our lives, we end up with an Uber driver that spent the whole time cracking jokes that seemed like they were memorized from a kid joke book. I appreciated the attempt at lighting up the mood. L.A, is just considerate like that. I’ve only had a few experiences with L.A., all pretty positive.  We make the open mic on time to sign up and are welcomed with love. The host is an amazing magician by the name of TranSe. The vibe was on point. We were not the only first-timers and the talent that came out was a treat to observe. Here are a few videos of some of the performers. Including Kinyo & Royal Minus.

Royal Minus


Mr. Composition, The Emcee That Writes Fiction


Poet 2


The highs and lows of the day,

To tour and almost Die in L.A

-Mr. Composition, The Emcee That Writes Fiction.

P.S. That was day one of L.A, HaHa, we stayed out there until Saturday night. More on that.

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