Category Archives: Life

What I Learned from @CThaGod

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While in Barnes And Noble on a Friday evening a week and half ago, I stood in line for about an hour and fifteen minutes to have my copy of Charlamagne’s recent book Black Privilege signed. While waiting to on the first floor to reach the third floor I started to debate on whether or not I wanted to actually go through with it and I also wondered why everyone else was there. Whenever I’m in line for anything that’s taking a bit of time, my thoughts go everywhere and I think about everything. Fortunately for all of us in attendance, the wait wasn’t too bad. Continue reading

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Apple Had it Right…

In 1984, Apple released one of the greatest commercials ever during Super Bowl XVIII. It was an advertisement for the very first Macintosh computer that used Big Brother from George Orwell’s classic novel as the face of their competition. They chose the antagonist from 1984 to represent the elite that seemed to control technology and their consumers while the olympian, who symbolized Apple’s new creation, disrupted the brainwashing by breaking the big screen bringing forth the idea of a new hope. Apple’s Macintosh came to save the day but years later, in 2017, the idea of 1984 is more poignant than ever and we can give a bit of credit to our “personal” technology. Continue reading

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The Golden Lord Now Enters…

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Changes. Going Through Changes. Why? Because there’s no other way. Searching for the bottom line has become the obsession over for the past few months and it’s not getting any easier but I like it. As of late, there’s been a unnatural sense of urgency that’s made it’s presence known and I’d be remiss to ignore it. It wasn’t until I started to break free from my comfort zone that I began to truly live. A large part of the current transformation came from reading Mark Manson’s The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck (I’ve recommended this book to everyone that I know) which forced me to hold up a mirror to really examine my flaws. Personal growth is far from an overnight thing as it takes time to destroy and rebuild who and what you thought you were. We create weird perceptions of ourselves and we believe the lies for so long that we take fiction as fact. Pretty stupid if you ask me. Continue reading

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I Don’t Care…

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“I used to give a fuck, now I give a fuck less.” – Jay-Z “Success”

We are all guilty of caring about the wrong things. We have priorities in our lives that we will willfully ignore just to worry about something stupid that doesn’t matter. I was the king of that shit and I’m not proud of it. I own it but it’s a filthy habit that I want no parts of. It’s like that girl/guy that you hook up with after a party. Yeah they gave you a bit of activity but you know that you were dead wrong for getting intimate with them in the first place. If you know better then you do better. Continue reading

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Ep. 1: Thoughts on Grief

I lost my grandfather on April 3rd. I recorded this Vlog a day before right after my cousin and I visited the him in the hospice. I felt so moved by what happened that day, that I decided to do a Vlog detailing my experience.

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Single Life: I’m Not a Player I Just…

Hmmm which one applies to me: I’m not a player I just f*ck a lot? I’m not a player I just lust a lot? Or I’m not a player I just date a lot because I can’t seem to find what I want? All three have applied to me at some point in my adulthood. Hell, if I’m being honest, they still do! But, as of late I’ve entered into my prime and though I’m uncertain of how long it will last, I am sure that it’s going to be a great time to be alive. Continue reading

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What I’ve Been Up To…

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March Madness. During this month everyone goes gaga over college basketball and the road to final four but for me, there’s a different game in town. Nintendo released their newest console, the Nintendo Switch on March 3rd but I didn’t receive mine until yesterday afternoon. The universe played a cruel joke on me by having The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild arrive before the system which made this past weekend the longest two days EVER. Continue reading

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A “Quiet Storm” Indeed…

You know when it’s good. You can feel it burning in your gut as it increases the beats of your heart slowly but steadily. When the stars are aligned, you just have to go with it and go get it. Last night I had a meeting with a good friend that I’ve known since 2009 and actually made steps toward making IT happen. I can say that the Stay Low Keep Firing podcast is in production and shows are on the way. I’m very, very happy about having the opportunity to do this as it’s been on my list of things to do for quite a while. Continue reading

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I Don’t Care If You Like Me

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“This goes out to you, and you, and you, and you.”Biggie

Last night, I felt an urge to tell the world off. I needed to let off a few rounds from the sawed off shotgun that is my mind for the cause of ventilation. It’s like the Martin Lawrence bit that DJ Premier sampled for Biggie’s “Kick In The Door”, “I gots to talk, I gotta tell what I feel, I gotta talk about my life as I see it” and if I don’t do that, then all that I do and see would be for naught. And this is more mature than writing “F*ck You” 250 times. Continue reading

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@GaryVee “What Drake, Eminem & I Have Figured Out”

Flaws. Many of us desperately try to either fix them or be fixated by them. There’s nothing wrong with knowing your shortcomings but you should also be VERY aware of your strengths. I have no problem in putting my flaws on display for the world to see; I am who I am and that’s just what it is. I’m not defensive about any of that. As far as working on what I’m good at, I’m here all day everyday proving my worth as you should…

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