Backpacks & Beat Machines

Fun fact: I am insecure. I am insecure about my abilities as a record producer/songwriter. Maybe it’s because I never grew up around music. Maybe it’s because I never took a single class so I can’t read or write a note of music. Or maybe, just maybe – It’s because secretly I know deep down that I’m not talented. Unlike most artists that can just create music without really trying or thinking about it, every single step is a struggle for me. I’m not gifted by any measure of the word; I’m just obsessed enough to carry myself through the journey. I arrived at this realization when I met other hopeful producers & songwriters. I saw the fluidity in how they create music, and how far I was from that. So, like a skinny guy at a fancy gym – I left the big crowds and started creating music in my own world. Through this process, the only thing that really stuck with me was my backpack. Look, I know how ridiculous this sounds – But when you go out on a limb by yourself, every piece of support helps.  This is why when backpacks.com approached me with their idea to share my journey, I instantly identified with… View Post

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The more things change…

…The more they stay the same. For as long as I can remember, my mom would always make me drink tea at the end of my day. It didn’t matter if I came from school, or work – Tea was something that she wired into my system. Growing up in a South Asian household, you’re expected to drink tea everywhere you go, and if you don’t, it’s considered an insult! lol That was almost two decades ago. Fast forward to 2016 where almost everything is instant, disposable and temporary; I still make a piping hot cup of tea at the end of my day. The point is, there are some traditions that are timeless. Trends will always come and go, but there are certain styles that will stand the test of time. Case in point: Titan JUXT, Engineered by HP. The main reason I’m a fan of this watch is that it blends the classic styling of a timepiece with the technology of a smartwatch. It instantly synced up to my email, calendar, contacts and social media so I get push notifications on directly on my wrist. All of this wrapped in a classic, elegant face that you can suit up in. Ladies, if you looking for a gift idea… View Post

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My not-so Valentine’s Day ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

A few days ago, I posted this picture with some advice on where/how to buy flowers for your significant other. The post was filled with tons of people tagging their bf/gfs asking to “take notes”. I should have taken notes my damn self before doling out the tips, because lo and behold – I was not able to get my wife any flowers. I wasn’t able to get her a gift either. In fact we barely made dinner. None of this was for lack of trying, it was just a series of extremely unfavorable circumstances. 

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Pink is the new pink

It’s Valentine’s week! Seeing as how bae day is right around the corner, it’s only right that I show you guys this super fly, super pink “Love” sweatsuit by 5ivepillars. Please just look at how dope this hoodie/sweatpant combo is! The hoodie reads “Love” in arabic and the pants have the number 5 written on them. I’ve worn this outfit out, and people have some STRONG opinions about it. They will either ask “omg where did you get that from?” or “why are you wearing a pink jumpsuit?” Lol we don’t need to worry about the latter, we’re on another wave with this one! The hat is by Atif Ateeq. “Pyaar” – as you probably guessed – means Love in Urdu. It comes in heather grey, but he just released a limited edition red version of this hat for Valentine’s day. Check it out! Also, if you guys are not following me on snapchat, get it together people! Add me right now: WaseemStark.

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