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The True King…

2-Pac Shakur was a lyricist beyond his time. Biggie Smalls had the type of understanding of music that allowed him to capture everyone. NAS spoke consciousness, never forgets where he comes from. Busta Rhymes is the most overlooked artist ( in my opinion). Jay-Z, what can’t be said about this mogul?  From hustler to millionaire according to Forbes, he is just 10 million dollars behind Sean “Puffy” Combs. So I decided to let you decide my peeps, who is the true king? In a discussion I once overheard someone state, that the only reason Jay-Z is a factor is because Biggie was gone.

Well let’s talk about 2-Pac. This young man had one of the most uncommon but common upbringings. Still he is looked at as the ’90’s revolutionists. His lyrics not only defined him but generation. Nas was one of the artist I personally only listened to when he was on the radio. That doesn’t mean that I missed the message, just didn’t feel like going to the mailbox at the time. Needless to say, he still made the list. Between his collaboration with Ms. Lauryn Hill and his messages to our young kings and queens, I know he is list worthy.

Then we have Busta Rhymes, this individual has been in the game since the late ’80’s. From Leaders of the New School to Flip Mode Squad Busta has been the leader of changing the game. Busta Rhymes is always the fore runner of fashion, and when it comes to spitting them bars, there are few who can contend. So that’s my input on this little test, now it’s your turn let’s see who the people truly crown King of Hip Hop

It’s up to you now, let the people decide.  whoever gets the most votes will be crowned ” The True King of Lyrics” . I am really anxious to see how this will play out, come on people unlike last election, your voice really does count. Let me know who will be the King.

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It’s Finally Time

That’s right folks!! Football Season is just around the corner. One of the most satisfying parts of the 4th of July, is knowing that when you flip your calendar to the next page… there are actual NFL games scheduled for at least the next 21 weeks ( if you count the preseason) This is a beautiful thing.

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What is it about this sport? 

What is it about this sport? Is it the anticipation of wondering how the team will approach the next down? Will the  refs actually call the game as everyone else saw it? What rules are gonna make it more soft?

With quarterbacks not being held responsible for the actions of their team. Knowing the coaches playbooks so well, we can almost call better plays from our couch. As far as the refs go, i guess having a centralized replay division can be helpful. Only if, of course they have the authority to call down to the field if something was missed. The rule changes are a little playground like. I mean, the first three rules listed are the reason most of us watch the sport. Leaping: first they called it if you landed on or touched someone else. Fine. Now, you want to call unsportsmanlike  conduct, REALLY!!!? Do you have any idea, how hard these men have trained?

All I have to wonder is, what will NFL stand for this season? National Football League or the No Fun League as once stated. Either way I along with many will be ready and eager for the first snap of preseason. Cheering on our favorites and keeping a watchful eye on the standings. Focusing more on the upcoming Playoffs than Thanksgiving dinner, because that is what football does to true fans.  We are there like the Dawg Pound in Cleveland last season ( 1-15).  On Christmas Day with not a win on their side they showed up and supported the home team, and was rewarded with a win. That’s the beauty of this sport,like any other it brings people together for a common cause. Let’s Go Team!!! Preseason kicks off Thursday August 10,2017 and the official begins Thursday Septmber 7,2017 @ 8:30 pm.

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                 Dave is back

That’s right… Dave Chappelle is back. He came back strong in a three part stand-up on Netflix. Now he is joining other big names such as Childish Gambino, The Roots, and others at Radio City Music Hall in NYC, which he has taken over for the month of August. Dave Chappelle is best known for his controversial yet hilarious skits on The Chappelle Show. His show on Netflix touches on many of the rumors that surfaced regarding his long break from the business, including issues about health and drugs. I am personally glad that Dave Chappelle is back. If you can’t make it to New York to see it this August, be sure to tune into Netflix to check out Dave Chappelle and hear about all 4 times he met O.J.


#MayweatherMcGregor

YES…it is really happening. Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. and MMA fighter Conner McGregor are scheduled to battle it out August 26,2017 in Las Vegas. What I love about this is very simple… these two are some of the best taunters that I have seen lately. Take a look at @McGregor’s post as he slyly makes reference to Mayweather’s age.

I must say, love the pink. The fact that Floyd doesn’t seem to be too worried about this upcoming bout; as he is busy promoting his new club in Las Vegas and his #Mayweatherchallenge.

Upon looking for any trash talk from Floyd I was only able to come across the name of his new club (warning explicit lyrics) Girl Collection.  Obviously he has his hands in many business ventures, but wouldn’t the real possibility of being beaten make you focus a little? Well I hope he gets more training in because my bet is on #McGREGOR.


  Chance the Rapper

What is it about Chance the Rapper? This young man has accomplished so much at his young age. He is the only artist in history to not only be nominated, but win a Grammy as an unsigned artist. He has done huge amounts of charity work including helping to intervene in the lives of  Chicago’s young men of color. He has also pledged to donate $1 million to Chicago’s Public School System, which has led to him being honored by BET with the Humanitarian Award. Although it’s not uncommon to see interpreters on stages now a days. Chance decided to stay within his community and team up with a black owned ASL company to sign for him while on tour. Chance the Rapper in my opinion is a role model. #itallstartswithyou #rolemodel #humanitarian

 

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Between the Lines

Friday began like any other day, enjoying the day off with the Mrs.. We get through breakfast ( really brunch considering it was 1:15 pm) with no dilemma, which is pretty hard now a days. As we lounge on the couch watching T.V., she goes into the bedroom and returns rather quickly. Concerned, I ask if everything is fine. She responds yes with a confused look on her face. “Well honey what is it?” I asked. “Did you move my clothes?” she asked . Now I’m completely confused because we have been sitting in the same place for at least two hours. “What clothes??!!” I responded, and the response i got floored me.communication

This woman whom I have vowed to give the rest of my life too, looks at me and says ” I tried to throw my clothes in the hamper, but missed. They look closer to the hamper than before.” Well, let me tell you, I laughed so hard in her face. I’ll tell you why, if you think I’m so lazy that I won’t pick the clothes up and put them in the hamper, but will push them closer to it, you think I’m pretty lazy. I will admit, I do have my moments and I think it caught me off guard that she tried to call me out on it. However, being the wonderfully sarcastic individual that I am; I collected myself and responded, “really, i didn’t even notice the clothes on the floor with so many on the bed.”( Referring to the pile of clothes I had just washed the day before and she promised to fold). If looks could reach out and touch us, I would have been slapped with her eyeball.

The beauty of it all though, is because we have relationship goals and communication. Communication  is the key to any relationship, be it business or personal we have to communicate with one another. Otherwise, what was meant as a joke could be taken in a harmful way. Get to know, truly know, the people in your circle. Don’t waste time trying to read between the lines.