My Summer Rewind: An Ode to Self-Care 2-“Keep it Real”

https://open.spotify.com/track/2IbrFmKzCc7ojJ7USAOmu5?si=2GaRGbioQOqedlpcukc0cg There is an almost 3,000-word essay, lodged in a folder on an external hard drive. Hell, the hard drive said essay resides is attached to this very computer. But this is an exercise, so it’s too early in the process to feel lazy and share from the archives to meet an intense quota I... Continue Reading →

30 Something

30 is not the new 20:  It's 30...that in itself makes it the shit. I meant to write this eight or nine days ago; but I spent my thirtieth birthday mostly hungover from celebrating, brunching with my three favorite people on the planet (in which mimosas brought back the hangover), working, and Thanksgiving.... Nonetheless, I'm... Continue Reading →

Seen It All

I joked with a friend of mine saying that after returning from Virginia "I feel like the realest nigga on the planet." While such a statement may be hyperbole, a part of me does feel as if I am cut from a very rare cloth. I may not have visited Timile's actual grave like I... Continue Reading →

So Amibtious

  I've never believed in the mantra "Make your haters your motivators."  However, when one does find success it is only natural to think about all of those who may have made negative comments that could deter others from one's vision.  The second to last song on Jay Z's mixed-reviewed Blueprint 3 is one of my favorite... Continue Reading →

Jay-Z and Kidz Bop

I've been a Jay-Z fan for quite some time now. I was ten or eleven when Reasonable Doubt was released but for a long time, I wasn't quite sold on him. I thought he was dope, but he wasn't anywhere near my favorite. I was into the Bad Boy thing hard and all I wanted... Continue Reading →

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