delgismustafa I caught this dope version of the New Testament at my favorite book store in Hoboken. It's from the 70's, super retro just how I like it.

In 2011 I became, thankfully, a Christian. I can't believe it's been four years. My friend, Edgar, played a huge role in helping me accept Christianity on an intellectual level.

The fact is that the more I read and study Christianity the more that I am convinced that it is true. I've watched tons of debates with brilliant minded atheists and it never caused me to waver for a second.

You see reasons are not the problem. I have many I have discovered and even more that I have not.
The fact is that my imagination constantly gets the best of me and overtakes things that I have accepted intellectually.

That fact serves as proof that something more than intellect is needed.

I pray that what I have accepted in mind and felt in my heart to be true may lead to a transformation in the way I live.
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delgismustafa The Sun Doesn't Know it's a Star.

Photo credit: @jnsilva
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delgismustafa For @bvee and I July is the month of one hundred birthdays. I am exaggerating it's more like ten birthdays, still that's ALOT for one month.

It was @bvee 's mom's birthday on Friday and I can't tell you how much her mom reminds me of mine. They are both strong, hard working women that love selflessly and serve endlessly.

I call @bvee 's mom the boss because she runs things! Haha. Well then again every woman in a marriage kind of does lol. But her mom, and dad as well, have sacrificed so much for their family.

Ultimately she has invited me into the family and I felt it most during and after the proposal. Truly grateful for her and the whole Velasquez Clan!

Happy Birthday @lachupitos8 aka Señorita Laura! Kanye wishes you the same!
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Video Child of The Light
delgismustafa Anybody that has ever supported our music in anyway make sure to get these two songs on iTunes.

Super happy to have them up! Buy a couple of copies for you and everyone you know!

Click the link in the bio.

Photo cred: @jnsilva
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delgismustafa "When positivity gets hard to reach / I keep my head down and my mouth shut"

The first song I ever heard from King Krule was "Easy, Easy" and I was immediately hooked.

His voice is so unique and I have to be honest I imagined a completely different artist than the one I saw popping up in all the pictures after I did a Google image search.

King Krule's music has touches of Rock, Hip-Hop, and Jazz. Very dope.

Check out the playlist I made on Spotify with some of my favorite King Krule tracks.

You can find it at Spotify.com/delgismustafa or check out the link while its temporarily in my bio. Enjoy!
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delgismustafa Today is my mothers birthday. There are few days more special to me than this one.

My mother lives in Florida and though we are separated by thousands of miles she is on my mind every single day.

On a day like this I wish I could just get into a car, bike, or better yet just walk over to her house to bring her flowers and have some of her amazing food!

Mom you fought tooth and nail to give me a great life. I count myself as extremely blessed for having you in my life.

Anytime I've felt like it was me against the world I've always known that I had you and God on my side.

I love you momma! THANK YOU! I am on my way! :) @katiarodriguez41
Image by Oamul Lu
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delgismustafa This is my little niece Hemily. Last year, on July 21st, she came into the world and by way of her arrival made me an uncle for the first time.

This little girl is such a beautiful and happy baby! She lives in Massachusetts with my sister and her husband.

The distance is certainly a factor but I long to see this beautiful girl. A trip will be planned next month Lord willing.

Until then, happy birthday beautiful! We love you!!!
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  •   browneyez602 Happy Birthday Princess!!! 1w
  •   omds God bless her and happy birthday 1w
  •   judithballista2 Esta bella!! Tiene un parecidito a ti mi niño. 1w
  •   bvee she melts me inside!!!! 1w

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delgismustafa Super excited to have another one of my favorite songs on Spotify, iTunes, and Apple Music.

Check out "November Sky" on all digital outlets!

Wether you stream, buy, or both I just hope you enjoy it!

Check the link in the bio!

Music by: Arms and Sleepers
Photo by: @jnsilva
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delgismustafa I first discovered RY X by way of his song "Always Remember Me" when he used to go by the name Ry Cuming.

That song was so beautiful and simple. It was one of those songs you fall in love with on the first listen.

I checked out the rest of his album and I was unimpressed, however that song was so good that I always kept my ears open to his music.

Fast forward, I come across the song "Berlin" and to my surprise Ry has reinvented himself.
He grew a big beard, changed his name to RY X, and started making way better music!

Check out the playlist I created to introduce you to his music, either on my soundcloud.com/delgismustafa or spotify.com/delgismustafa.

Link in bio.
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  •   livinglegnd I've heard you over some Arms And Sleepers... I can respect your music selections. I'll gladly listen to this too! 2w
  •   mr.livexfree Excellent tunes. 2w

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Normal Child of The Light
delgismustafa I wrote part of "Weightless (Alamar)" at Casa De Campo in Dominican Republic.

That entire week I was living the high life. We took a boat ride 40 minutes off the coast and were staying at a mansion that slept about 19.

The hook borrows from Incubus' song "Wish You Were Here" and the instrumental is from a dope group called Fragile State.

It's a very special record to me and one of @bvee 's favorites.

It's super hot out today so I thought it would be appropriate for you to listen to something that would evoke a chill beach vibe.

Check it out at ohxys.com. Link in bio.

Photo by @rudiediaz
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delgismustafa This is my young homey Josiah Perez and yesterday he celebrated his birthday.

Josiah is truly one of the most special kids I have ever met. He's so bright, energetic, and cool.

I've always said if I were his age he would be one of those kids I would want to hang out with.

Let me tell you three quick things about this guy. First, @richperez and @mrs_aperez are his parents and they are the coolest parents on earth.

Second, he has an awesome little sister and he is a really good big brother to her!

Lastly, and this you must promise not to tell anyone because it's a HUGE secret! Not many people know this until now but he's the real Spider Man!

If and when you see him wish him a happy birthday, but don't mention what I just told you about the whole Spider Man thing...It's a secret.

Happy birthday Jo!

Photo credit: @mrs_aperez
Graphic credit: Sir Mitchell
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  •   richperez That's the best picture after reading the caption hahahaha! 2w
  •   mrs_aperez This was great Del! Jo is surrounded by some great friends! Thank you! 2w

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Normal Child of The Light
delgismustafa So, if you go on iTunes or Spotify right now and search 'Delgis Mustafa' you will see our song "The Sun Doesn't Know it's a Star". This is by far one of my favorite songs. It feels pretty cool to see it on outlets like the aforementioned ones.

Check it out or go the extra step and buy it if you want to show some extra support.

Whatever you do I just hope you enjoy it.

Check the link in the bio.

Photo credit: @kristopherreytalley
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  •   livinglegnd I've been trying my hardest to keep up, but I missed something right after The Darkest Hour, so maybe you cleared up my question somewhere along the lines. Did you drop The ILLZ for good?? @delgismustafa It's been dope to see your relationship with Jesus grow, and others in Christ. 2w
  •   jamesjoel One of my favourite tracks of yours @delgismustafa 2w
  •   wrightamyc Definitely my favorite song by you so far. Well at least one of them:) thank you! 2w
  •   stilldreaminofyou @delgismustafa when I listen to that record and it always takes me back to when I first heard it.. That's what's music suppose to do, you did that well on that track. Thank you. 2w
  •   paul_soriano @delgismustafa every time I listen to your music I have to listen to that song at least a handful of times. My favorite track by far, followed by "Nostalgia for the Light"...hope we get to hear more moving sounds from you in the future! And congratulations on the engagement man! 2w
  •   mikelap7 Need to get illzential on those sights 2w
  •   toro.87 @delgismustafa Timeless music. 2w
  •   fernandolrodriguez Gracias primo, please keep it up man 2w

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delgismustafa This is my good friend @andymineo . Yesterday he announced that he will be dropping his new album, Uncomfortable, on 9/18/15.

I've had the privelage of seeing a lot of the hard work and dedication behind this album. It's been inspiring and encouraging for me.

One thing you should know is that Andy REALLY cares about the quality of his work. The album has a fitting title since he is really motivated to challenge people's world views.

There's more I want to say about the project but I am not sure how much I can say so better safe than sorry.

Happy and excited for you man! #thiscomfort

P.S. @mrmedina you're a fool for that cover! Well done!
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delgismustafa This Timex Weekender is so clutch! It easily meets the three things I look for when buying any article of clothing - beautiful, affordable, and reliable.

One of the best things is that you can always switch the bands! Dress it up a bit with a leather band or wear it in the summer with some dope, bright colors!

Check it out on Amazon! Great price and always featured in GQ as an affordable watch option!
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Normal Child of The Light
delgismustafa If you're into folk music, particularly chill or what I like to call folk music for the nighttime, then you're going to LOVE this artist.

I first heard about Jesse Sykes & The Sweethereafter in a film called '12 and Holding'. A good friend of mine @m.theoriesix played a major role in the film and he did a great job!

The film also starred Jeremy Renner. There was a scene where he just broke down in tears while in the shower and slowly a song began to play.

That song was Jesse Sykes & The Sweethereafter's "Reckless Burning". I was immediately captivated.

I checked out more of their music and found myself equally captivated by various of their songs.

I created a playlist on Spotify to introduce you to my favorite song picks from this amazing group.

Check the link in the bio!
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delgismustafa "Come on skinny love just last the year..." @bvee and I have been through so much in these last two years. I have to be honest there was a time where the prospect of a proposal seemed bleek.

We spent 7 months apart. The distance at one point wasn't only relational but geographical as well.

I was on my way to Montana with my good friend Kristopher to help him with his documentary and she was on her way to a mission trip to Kenya with her church.

I knew I had to get her back. Many mistakes were made along the way but eventually we made it to a good place.

It wasn't always pretty but the moment we decided to place Christ at the center of it all the relationship began to blossom.

When we first met it was skinny love and it would've stayed that way if it wasn't for the simple fact, that at one point that skinny love became fat.

You saw my selfishness, weaknesses, and shortcomings and stayed.

I saw the amazing, the bad, and the ugly in you and it didn't scare me away. That's how I knew I was ready to commit to you.
I love you @bvee!

P.S. Thanks to @venti.dos for the photos and @newberry for the connect in helping us capture this day!
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delgismustafa I was coming out of a studio session in Midtown Manhattan when I happened to come across this group called The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.

They were playing on 42nd street by Times Square and had a large crowd surrounding them. I was intrigued so I stopped and was immediately drawn in by their music.

I listened to a couple of songs and eventually went over and bought a CD. As soon as I got home I listened to the entire project and wrote what would ultimately become The lyrics to "Melfi". I went into the studio and recorded it but my voice just didn't sound right over their track. So, I began looking for another instrumental that the lyrics and flow would fit over.

That's when I came across Doves' song "Firesuite". I started rapping the verse over that track and it sounded perfect. The fact that I love that group's music so much made it all the better.

That's the story behind "Melfi", a song I truly cherish - go check it out at ohxys.com/listen - link in my bio!

Photo credit: @rudiediaz
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  •   manolo_mp I love hypnotic brass ensemble I bought all their CDs. Heard them for the first time in Washington square park a few years back. 3w
  •   manolo_mp In other news! CONGRATULATIONS MY DUDE!!! 3w
  •   spicness My favorite song of yours. Thank you. 3w
  •   curiel91 I first heard the hypnotic brass ensemble on the rapper Laws song "Never" featuring Dave Young... They are crazy fire can't wait to look them up some more 2w

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delgismustafa Yesterday, THIS happened.

Wow! God has blessed us in so many ways! One of the biggest ways has been through the people that He has placed in our lives.

Yesterday I asked @bvee to marry me. Thankfully she said yes. I am waiting until I get the pictures from the homey @venti.dos to speak on Blanca and I so until then I just wanted to thank everyone that helped in making yesterday happen.

Both of our families put in so much work and made so many sacrifices in order to make yesterday go as incredibly as it did.

It was truly better than we both could have hoped for and we have God and everyone that helped to thank for that.

Thanks to everyone that was there and if you didn't get to make it don't feel bad, she said yes and the wedding is coming next lol.

We are so blessed! Thank you!
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delgismustafa The first song I came across from FYFE was "St. Tropez" and I was immediately hooked to it after the first listen.

I kept checking out his new music on Indie Shuffle and it seemed like every single song he released was better than the last.

I have listened to his song "For You" countless of times and his album Control is a dope listen from top to bottom!

I made a playlist to introduce you to this amazing artist. Check it out on my soundcloud or spotify.

Click the link in the bio.
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  •   wu_gambino_ Even after you stopped making music, I still wanted to keep following up with your social media, not only were your travels so beautiful to see but so interesting because of the meaning behind it. But most importantly your taste in music has strung me along because I share that similar taste. I just listened the artist FYFE that you introduced and now I'm hooked! Stay Blessed and congrats on to you and your Fiancé ! 3w
  •   delgismustafa @wu_gambino_ thanks bro! Such an encouraging message! Make sure to put me on to any music you find as well! Glad you're on to FYFE now, he's amazing, peep the whole album! Thanks for the well wishes man! 3w

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Normal Child of The Light
delgismustafa This little guy you see on the left is my good friend @luissavery. Yesterday was his birthday.

Although he's well into his twenties now I thought it would be appropriate to post a picture of him as a young'n just to reflect on how far he has come.

Luis is one of the most selfless people I know. This dude is always willing to listen and is not stingy with his time. He always keeps a cool head and offers great perspective when you need it.

It certainly makes me happy to see that he now has a special lady in his life. Luis is a bit younger than me but I have learned a lot from him.

Happy birthday bro! Here's to many more! May you keep growing a deeper relationship with Jesus and keep shining a light for the rest of us.

P.S. You gone' get this work in FIFA.
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  •   luissavery Thanks man I appreciate you a lot! You're definitely a big brother to me I'm glad you're able to learn from me but more often than not I'm blessed being around you and learning from the passion to life you bring to the table. Excited for the next steps in your life congrats again on the engagement!! 3w
  •   delgismustafa @luissavery ya tu sabe manito! 3w
  •   bvee Oh man @luissavery what a special guy you are "Big Lou"!!! (Lol) Happy belated birthday bro and thanks for taking the time to spend with us God bless you bro! 3w

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