Trying to Take it Off, to Keep it On

Weather

The Weather Man called for rain all week
And, that is just fine
Cause I kept some gift certs and them still good at Target

New Blankets
Oil and Candles

I know Larenze Tate killed it on Love Jones, but that was Oh So Long ago
And, if you quizzed in the news lately, Chicago is gone the other way

Thinking and Talking about mistaken Identity
I heard we get new names upon crossing over

Thoughts

These thoughts in my mind
Wouldn’t have to write them down, if I were married to Beyonce
But, as is
Will drive me crazy, if not for the notepad

 

10 years from Now

10 years from now
She will ask me why I didn’t wait on her
And, I will say I did here is proof
The leaflets on the web says it so
I had her on and in mind all along

 

Leaves

Just like the lake here at the Merritt
The leaves blow, but never stay in one place
And, even now trying to bag them
but, then their LIFE wouldn’t hold

I got a boyfriend

She said I got a boyfriend
Why you gotta write about me
But, then I said, I write about her
But, not for her

As it stands

As it stands, she the one proper enough to read
Yet, not keep them

Tummy

She looked up and asked if I like her tummy
Her wash boy tummy
To wish I reply Yes, what is there not to like

Wish, Trip, and Strip

I could tell the way she looked
The look on her face
It Said, you know you don’t have to look at them girls on your computer screen
I could wish, trip and strip for you

Like to

In fact, I like to
Just get me new Shirt and Boy Shorts

 

Right Way

It is likely not the way to look at things
Likely should try a different move
Yet, this is less complicated
For us who bit on Bytes

 

As we drove home

Later as we drove home
She looked and said as hard as is
Having to fess
Junior likes you
And, he is my Man

So I could and would
Whore, Kill, Steal, Kiss, and Trill for you

Means and Ways

But, then I heard we got new means and ways
right after crossing over

 

Bottom Feeding

Bottom feeding on my bottom bitch all night
The weatherman call for rain
No Rain Coat
No Hard Hat
I answered back I do, before been told her last name is Adu

 

Young One

Young one said it is so easy
Grandma complaining about all the kids she left to raise
My cousins and I would get ourselves in a lot more, if it was any easier

They Was

She had a come back for every pull up
She said them 2 before you, had babies on me
Yes, they was cute
They was mixed
They was whitewashed

 

Title

He gave me a title, but forgot I got titties
He pays my bill, but forgot I got ills and needs
He found out I watch girls disrobe
But, overlook its role playing

 

Years

Like Slick, all the years
If I pull this zipper
And, though the years do add up
I held out like Red

Woke

Finally Woke
Started from “Just Say No
To “It takes a Village
Short Breath at “Reading”
Onto “Reveals who you are
Here now at “Marry Rich

 

Listening To

  1. Tauren Wills
  2. Wale
    • Family Affair
      Link
  3. Miha Sibbett
    • Something lasts forever
      Link
  4. Dionne Farris
    • Dionne Farris – Hopeless
      Link
  5. Simply Red
    • Holding Back the Years
      Link

 

Wale, J Cole, No I.D. AND Friendship

Introduction

Spent most of yesterday locked into my laptop trying to learn something new.

Never far from YouTube or Gossip Columns.

One of the click baits I clicked on is ‘Jay-Z Opens Up About Alleged Feud With Kanye West and Reveals “What Really Hurt” Him‘.

In the segment he brought up “No I.D.”, Ernest Dion Wilson.

 

Lyrics

Nas, J. Cole, No I.D.

In his track “Let Nas Down“, J. Cole spoke about No I.D. upping the ante …

Dion called me when it dropped, sounded sad but sincere
Told me Nas heard your single and he hate that …
Said, “You the one, yo, why you make that …?”

 

J. Cole & Wale

In his track “False Prophet”  on the second verse, J. Cole spoke about his good friend, Wale.

I got a homie, he a rapper and he wanna win bad
He want the fame, the acclaim, the respect that’s been had
By all the legends, so every time I see him, he stressin’
Talkin’ ’bout, niggas don’t fuck with him, the shit is depressin’
And I know he so bitter he can’t see his own blessings
Goddamn, nigga, you too blind to see you got fans, nigga
And a platform to make a classic rap song
To change a nigga life, but you too anxious livin’ life
Always worried ’bout the critics who ain’t ever fuckin’ did it
I write what’s in my heart, don’t give a fuck who fuckin’ with it
But in a sense I can relate, the need to be great
Turns into an obsession and keeps a nigga up late
Writin’ words, hopin’ people observe the dedication
That stirs in you constantly, but intentions get blurred

 

Wale’s Response

I’m on my way to Raleigh so grateful for that inspiration
I’ll see you at the game bro
Ralph

 

One way too aggressive nemesis, and these never-ending spells with bipolar depression all, the while progressing
Maybe I mind my business and count my blessings
Be a living testament, a walking embodiment for
Everybody that’s been endlessly tested
And maybe resent the sentiment that they rarely respected
Maybe I mind my business and count my blessings

 

I’m just gonna get my black ass in this booth, cut loose so I can buy papaya juice for my beautiful black baby
And I love you Zyla, but if this game kills your father
Know we started off as a passenger, put some passion in it
And some non-passive aggressiveness

 

Just know he toured the world with Ross and gave him his first platinum plaque that he ain’t even had to adlib, rap or even talk on
Nah this Folarin with the art of sad song that TT wrote and bad girl RiRi

 

While I watch these discount niggas buy their way in with their lay-away effort
And lay waste to the very game I did my best in

 

Battling my label
One way too aggressive nemesis, and these never-ending spells with bipolar depression all, the while progressing
Maybe I mind my business and count my blessings
Be a living testament, a walking embodiment for
Everybody that’s been endlessly tested
And maybe resent the sentiment that they rarely respected
Maybe I mind my business and count my blessings
Everyday is groundhog’s day
So what you say I anticipate, cause I heard it forever and ever and ever

 

Ain’t no way in hell the devil gon’ stop my endeavors, yes
Forever underrated ’til Undertaker makes his presence
And as we know, the utmost praise for those who cannot feel it

 

So maybe I mind my business and provide for my Zyla, her mama and my niggas
And one day buy a house for Big I, Emilola, Roberto, Diane and Jordan
So they can enjoy the journey I’ve endured that’ll probably kill me

 

I mind my business
I mind my business
Nigga mind your business
And in this dark time, if we don’t find a reason to smile
We ain’t never gon’ shine nigga

 

J. Cole & Cozz

Look, I never admit it, tryna get my brother acquitted
Yo’ tell the judge I be happy to pay him off if he’s with it
My flesh and blood, hauled off to the cell
I search for heaven as I see him getting lost in this hell
Headed for coffin or jail, to never try is the ultimate fail
But love is wanting more for someone than they want for themselves
Deep, I guess I love a lot
Because the more I do my thang the more I feel the guilt and shame that my brother’s not
Reminisce as we was kids screaming “Fuck a cop”
Guess he took it serious, for me that shit was just for props

 

Videos

  1. Wale
    • Letter Ft. John Mayer
      • YouTube
        Published On :- 2009-oct-26th
        Link
    • Groundhog Day
      • YouTube
        Published On :- 2017-Feb-2nd
        Link
    • Family Affair
      • “Family Affair” is a music video by Wale that is featured on the upcoming “Inside A Change” Soundtrack. 
      • YouTube
        • Link
          Published On :- 2017-May-26th

Jay Z

The Podcast is title “RAP RADAR / EPISODE 10 – JAY-Z PART 1”.

And, here are some links to the podcast.

  1. jay-z-kanye-west-444-tidal-rap-radar-podcast-interview
    link

 

Summary

Words come in so many different ways.

Some are public, while others are private.

With time we learn whether they are to hold us back.

Or whether they are to encourage us.

Prayerfully don’t mistake words to “Grow On” with ones “To Miss“.

Letting Cole have the last words…

But love is wanting more for someone than they want for themselves

 

References

  1. J. Cole
    • J. Cole – Let Nas Down
      • Lyrics
    • False Prophets
      • Lyrics
        • Google Play Music
          Link
  2. Wale
    • GroundHog Day
      •  Lyrics
        • Genius
          • Groundhog Day (Poem)
            Genius – Poem
            Link
          • Groundhog Day
            Link
        • Google Play
          Link
  3. J Cole & Wale
    • Wale and J. Cole Hang Out at a Basketball Game Together
      Link