par·a·dise /ˈperəˌdīs/ noun an ideal or idyllic place or state.
Many of us refer to Paradise in its “vacation” form – that time of year when we jet off to the warmer parts of our planet in an attempt to escape the reality of our daily routine and the harsh weather conditions that we sadly need to endure on a yearly basis.
In 2002, J Dilla – aka “the most unbelievable beat producer on this earth” – was diagnosed with a rare blood disease. In the next few years to come, he was to continue working and creating some of the most inspiring beats known to the avid Hip Hop admirer, and stun the world (and all of its harsh critics) with the 31 tracks for his last album, titled “Donuts”, which was released just 3 days prior to his death.
I am an international soul, with deep roots in my native Bulgaria, blessed with the greatest of opportunities to grow up around a variety of cultures over the years. Through a lifetime of adventures in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America – with numerous visits to a plethora of countries – I have grown to appreciate the very cultural differences that this platform aims to explore.