Drake And Lessons in Life

Background

For me there are so few people that I can actually journey through life with.

Drake with his vulnerability happens to be one of them.

Videos

  1. Album :- Scorpion
    • Inspiration
      • Videos

Quotes

  1. Drake
    • Into You
      • I took that energy and put it into me
    •  Career
      • “I think maybe one of my biggest concerns in my career is just to figure out how to exit gracefully,” Drake explains. “I’ve watched people overstay their welcome, and I just don’t ever want to be that guy that’s addicted to the feeling of victory, addicted to the emotion of people digesting something that they love, and get to the point I’m just feeding them something and they’re just like, ‘Yeah…'”
        • Videos
    • Chris Brown
      • Drake Says He Doesn’t Want To Be Associated With Chris brown
      • Quotes
        • In an interview with GQ Drake is asked about the altercation with Chris Brown, he said: “I hear he has everything he could want now. I don’t want my name to be synonymous with that guy’s name. I really don’t. I wish we could sit down, just like you and me are right now, and talk it out man-to-man. But that’s not going to happen.”
        • Date Published :- 2013-June
        • Links
    • Meek Mill
      • “This really gave me peace of mind tonight. Healing and moving forward created one of the most electric and gratifying moments of my career,” he wrote. “@meekmill I’m happy that you are home and that we could find our way back to our joint purpose.”
  2. Jayceon Terrell Taylor
    • I know all about losses

 

Closing

Nice for what
Link

Punk’d

Background

Grew up watching the show Punk’d.

Quickly developed a boy crush on Ashton Kutcher.

He made everything look easy & smooth; forever spoilt by it.

Today

Today feeling the same way.

6:30 AM Train Ride

As I rode the train into work, a young man came in.  He immediately picked a fight over a bike parking spot.

He affirmed that the area being occupied is there for bikes and others should move; especially another man standing there.

I think, based on how the request was communicated, the current occupant refused to move.

The biker was not very happy that his wish was not immediately acquiescence.  He started shouting and clearing the pathway for a fight that he was going to pick.

He continued that he had the same problem in prison with the same people.

And, made it known his Aunt just passed last night and he was in no mood for the current state of affairs, especially today.

Unfortunately, I was standing close to the Intercom and I was elected to communicate the state of events to the Train Conductor.

I reluctantly did so.  Upon being asked by the train conductor for the Bus Number, I replied as the number was right underneath the speakers.

The Train continued on.

But, the mood did not soften.

Words was communicated to another man.  Somehow the biker guy said that this new man was not his brother either, but he looked past everyone and said I was.

At each stop, the young man with the Bike asked the other man to meet him outside so that they can settle the matter.

The spot owner refused to meet outside.

After a couple of stops, a Police Officer came in, placed handcuffs on the biker and led him off the train.

Standing outside, the Police Officer asked us whether anyone was harmed.  And, we replied No.

12:30 PM Lunch

As I went to lunch, ran into my home girl.

She was happy to see me and offered that she just came back from Down South; not far from where I grew up.

And, that she was there for two weeks.

She was walking her dog and she spit knowledge like she prone to.

Can’t talk enough about and for her.

Too deep and so let us save something for Spoken Words; in her case Toast Masters.

Less we go too far, for once, let us remain topical.

As her dog used the bathroom, a young un-sheltered lady approached and started talking at her.

The new lady let my friend know she should stop following her.

We turned around shortly after that.

We are only able to go for short spasms before we had to look back and tend to the words being spitted at us.

Finally, I had to tell the “un-sheltered” that this is my friend and if there is a problem she can take it up with me.

Gladly she replied that all she needed was 85 cents.

And, I said yes I have that.

Brothers, standing by, let us know that were being punked.

I supposed they could tell we were unaccustomed.

My friend went down the stairs to the train and the other lady and I went to the store.

As someone who never has cash, thankfully it is only $2.50 to get funds out of the ATM.

A little less than that to my new friend.

She promised to pay it back to my other friend, the next time she sees her.

Free and Clear

Family, let us continue to keep it Free and Clear.

Keep it simple.

Listening to G-Dep.

And, so that is that and this is now.

He implore us….

Have God work through us.  Never placing aside the act of contrition.

Telling people how we fell, is often considered as an act of weakness.  And, so sometimes it has to stay in same circle.  But, at least that way we get it off our shoulders.

Nothing really Intricate.

What is cool and what is not not.  What it means to be a man.

Listening

  1. Kierra ‘Kiki’ Sheard
    • Hear This – Kierra ‘Kiki’ Sheard
      Link
  2. Trin-I-Tee 5:7
    • Trin-I-Tee 5:7 – God’s Grace
      Link
  3. Kevin Michael
    • Kevin Michael – It Don’t Make Any Difference To Me (ft. Wyclef)
      Link

Addendum

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Nick Cannon

Background

It is good to see these young men grow up in front of us.

Videos

  1. Kehlani
    • Nick Cannon on Getting a Homeless Kehlani a Furnished Apartment (Part 6)
      Channel :- djvlad
      Published :- 2018-May-2nd
      Link
  2. R Kelly
    • Nick Cannon: R Kelly Can’t Read, That’s Why He’s Attracted to Immature Girls (Part 4)
      Channel :- djvlad
      Published On :- 2018-Sept-12th
      Link
    • Nick Cannon on Working with R. Kelly and the “R. Kelly Syndrome” (Part 5)
      Channel :- djvlad
      Published on :- 2017-Dec-15th
      Link
  3. Mase
    • Nick Cannon on Attending Mase’s Church, Mase Misleading People (Part 12)
      Channel :- djvlad
      Published On :- 2018-Jan-4th
      Link
  4. Entertainment Industry
    • Nick Cannon Calls the Energy in the Entertainment Industry “Dark & Demonic” (Part 4)
      Channel :- djvlad
      Published on :- 2017-Dec-13th
      Link
    • Nick Cannon: Hollywood Started with Studio Heads Sleeping with Actresses (Part 2)
      Channel :- djvlad
      Published on :- 2017-Dec-7th
      Link

Videos ( Bonus )

Ne-yo

  1. R Kelly
    • 2007: WOAH ! Ne-yo Explains How AWFUL Touring With R Kelly Was #HELLACLASSIC
      Profile :- After singer Ne-yo decided to go on tour with r kelly, things quickly turned sour as the two musicians almost instantly ran into problems. Here Neyo explains how difficult it was to tour with r kelly and some of the things that happened that eventually made neyo quit the tour.

      Channel :- hella classic
      Published On :- 2017-July-26th
      Link

 

Natasha Cook Jenkins

 

Videos

  1. Chelsea Hotel
    • Natasha Cook Jenkins-Chelsea Hotel on Buchanan Street
      • Videos
        • Natasha Cook Jenkins-Chelsea Hotel on Buchanan Street
          Channel :- Natasha Cook Jenkins
          Published on :- 2018-Feb-14th
          Link
  2. Multiple Songs
    • Songs Covered
      • Only Fools fall in love
      • Chelsea Hotel
    • Videos
      • Channel :- //MANNA//
        Published on :- 2017-Sept-18th
        Link
  3. Give my Love to Rose
    • Videos
      • Give my Rose To Rose – Street Sessions
        Channel :- Natasha Cook Jenkins
        Published on :- 2017-Oct-3rd
        Link

 

Lyrics

Chelsea Hotel ( Cohen )

Chelsea Hotel #2

 

Give my Love to Rose ( Johnny Cash )

Life & Rap

Background

Craig Mack passing takes one back at rise and rising.

And, how it will play out for each of us.

Videos

  1. Craig Mack
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • Craig Mack and His NEW RAP – The Video – See it LIVE!
          Link
  2. Trevell Coleman
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • ABC News – Nightline
          • Former Bad Boy Artist G-Dep gives Interview from Prison
        • Steph Lova
          • Black Rob Discusses G-Dep Murder Confession
          • Profile
            • In this exclusive clip, Steph Lova asks Black Rob about G-Dep’s infamous murder confession. Black Rob breaks down how G-Dep felt and why he did what he did
          • Link
            Link
        •  djvlad
          • G-Dep Explains Confessing to Murder: “I Didn’t Feel Free and Clear”
            • Profile
              Former Bad Boy artist, “G-Dep,” also known by his real name, Trevell Coleman, spoke to DJ Vlad about why he decided in 2011 to confess to a murder he committed during a robbery attempt in 1993. Although, the rapper had gotten away with the crime for almost 18 years, he says it didn’t feel that way to him, “I didn’t feel free and clear.” He explained, “Every day, I was faced with this memory and this heinous act, that really didn’t have to happen.”Listen to the full interview above to hear about his time in prison and what he has planned for the future.
            • Link
              Link
  3. Loon
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • Why Loon Left Bad Boy
          Loon 2 Amir is a Documentary Short about the transformation of Chauncey Hawkins, better known as Bad Boy Rapper extraordinaire Loon, from a life of discontentment as a Hip Hop star to a life of peace in faith as Amir Muhadith.
          Channel :- West Dawn Media
          Published On :- 2010-Jan-17th
          Link
        • Loon talks about Islam and the music industry right before going to prison
          Former Badboy artist Loon speaks about his experience converting to Islam, and why he’s not making music any more right before going to jail
          Channel :- R Lyfe Visuals
          Published On :- 2009-Dec-12th
          Link
        • Rapper Loon – When people ask me about Jay Z
          I Don’t play “ask me about Jay-Z”. I play my Sahabaa Rookie Card.
          Channel :- Ibaadur Rahmaan
          Published On :- 2012-May-14th
          Link

 

In depth

G. Dep

Night-line

Former Bad Boy Artist G-Dep gives Interview from Prison

  1. I don’t see any other way out except me dying

 

G. Dep Says ‘Burden Is Lifted’ After Confessing To Murder!

  1. Betrayed by the last person anyone will ever suspect himself

Reference Work

  1. Loon
    Link

Words Said

Background

There has been so much said in the last few days.

Sometimes it is not quite topical.

It is really just people hijacking issues and wanting something to say.

Whether it is school shooting or whatever else is trending, it really does not matter.

People are angry, frustrated and just wanting to let off.

 

Friendships & Ties

Not having friends, associates, and ties to communities sometimes allows and excuses us to paint with bigger brushes than we otherwise would have.

When we are among friends we sometimes take the liberties we otherwise wouldn’t.

Physical spaces affords us that intimacy, but now sometimes now it is Web Communities.

 

Almost Naivete

We are probably at that point where speaking against someone that people look up to, will cause a bit of rancor.

In as much possible, just don’t to do it.

The stakes are high and will likely only get higher.

 

Words do matter

Words do matter.

  1. Miranda Rights
    •  You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you.
  2. Good Book
    • Gossips
      • Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. ( Proverbs 17: 9 )
      • Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. ( Ephesians 4:29 )
      • But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one. ( Matthew 5: 37 )
      • But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
        For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. ( Matthew 12:36-37 )
    • Uncareness
      • Whoever does not gather with me scatters. ( Matthew 12:33 )
    • Anger
      • …Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are members of one another.
        Be angry, yet do not sin.” Do not let the sun set upon your anger,
        and do not give the devil a foothold.…
      • Tremble, and do not sin; Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah. ( Psalm 4:4 )
      • for man’s anger does not bring about the righteousness that God desires. ( James 1:2 )
    • Walk
      • Act worldly of your calling ( Ephesians 4:1 )
    • Heart
      • Out of the abundance of the heart, the mind speaks ( Luke 6:45 )
    •  Doubt
      • an oath given as confirmation is an end of every dispute ( Hebrew 6:16 )

Public Spaces

With difficulties and sometimes headstrongness we come into our public spaces.

And, think that if we say things a certain way, we might make our points.

We sometimes riddle the other side.

 

Gaps

The truth of the matter is that we have gaps.

Some are obvious.

Parenting Gaps

We are experiencing a parenting gap.

And, it translates to economic gap, and within a generation or two into education deficits.

Uncorrected we feel and get comfortable with being who we are, where we live, what we do, and the words we use.

Peoples read into words and and take the viewpoint that “If you don’t care about me, reading from how you speak to or about me, why should I care about you“.

It is vitally important to our conduct how we dissect how much care about us.

If read wrong, our conduct is a bit forced or withdrawn.

 

Role Modeling

I think it is important to step in and help these young men as they are role models, whether they are ill prepared or not.

In too many cases they are all we have.

 

Affords

I hope that life affords you the opportunities to take some words back.  But, more so to care where you did not as much.

To re-arrange things and if unable to, to pray and hope God sends those more able.

 

Work to do….

Just the other day, one young man said

I still have a lot of work to do….

Don’t we all.

There is just too much to do that we ought not to waste “put downs“.

Undeserved put-downs are sometimes just what one needs.

Things said sometimes acts as great reminder and reasons to work harder.

 

Dedicated

Dedicating to Colicchie

Come Back Home
Link

Barricaded, but I see you shoving hard
And, if you fuck her, it will not cover the scars

You never run your mouth, and that’s a great quality
you never talking __ that’s something that you never see
Any issue, you just speak about yourself
do you understand all the people that you have helped