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Peace! (Art In Your Earbuds)

Who doesn't want a peace of mind? Whether stressing about work, school, bills, kids, family, significant others, or just stressing just to stress (sick and tired of being sick and tired), most of us crave that feeling of PEACE. The word can mean different things to different people. For some, it's taking a drive in the middle of the night with no traffic, for others, meditating or doing yoga, and for another group of others, it could be enjoying an adult beverage at your local gentlemen's club (I know I'm not the only one).

For those who want the peace but can't do those things, or for those that don't know what their thing is yet, artist/photographer/DJ haktoo has just what you need. "All I Can Say is Peace" is his debut mix on Mixcloud. haktoo is a good friend of mine, so I can tell you that this mix is like a self-portrait made with music for this guy: it's chill, funky, jazzy, deep, insightful, and far from your everyday bullshit.

Featuring songs from Mac Miller, Erykah Badu, and Kendrick Lamar among a host of others, haktoo's style is cool because he effortlessly blends songs you know with legit jams (*cough cough* kevobeats*) you never thought you would hear in a mix. This mix will either put you in a peaceful state of mind, or, inspire you to get there.

Below is some artwork and photography from the man himself. You can follow him on Instagram @haktoo