The original title was offensive so I changed it.
The goal-diggers talk a lot about the first quarter. In this first quarter the brand has been building, laying foundations, making plays. Individually, I’ve been doing the same. Reflecting on the kind of year I want for myself and manifesting it before next week ushers in my 29th year of life. This week's list needed to reflect those things. The opulence of a Maybach Music installment to describe the success I see the brand and myself having this year, balanced with the awareness that materialistic things aren’t nearly as important as God, family or the culture. A little shit talking to make it clear that in 2019 you’re about to see the next level of what you’ve already experienced: another year of outworking whoever, with the culture and for the culture.
My Father used to tell me, “Life is going to kick you in your ass.” Just like that, every bit of bluntness you can imagine. We must first, develop an acquaintanceship with our pain, fears and problems. We need to get completely comfortable with what we find uncomfortable about ourselves and our journey. The embracing of these issues will eventually give us the callous mentality that’s a necessity when facing the painful bullshit life hurls our way.
MENDEECEES ENCOURAGES YOUNG BLACK MEN
Mendeecees Harris, husband of Love & Hip Hop's Yandy Smith and a father of four children, received an 8 year prison sentence for drug trafficking. However, he used the punishment to share his encouragement to others in our communities who struggle with similar circumstances and environments. While it's unfortunate that the words were expressed under these circumstances, we still applaud him for his effort to steer others away from his fate. Letter posted below.
RICK ROSS FIRES OFF NOT SO SUBTLE SHOTS
You can purchase Rozay's entire upcoming album, Black Market, this Friday. But today the rapper released a track from the project that has set off buzz and debate. In the second verse of "Color Money", the Miami artist didn't mince words and didn't hide behind subliminals in letting it be known that he stands firm at the side of his MMG labelmate Meek Mill. He didn't mention Drake by name, but if we're being honest listeners he didn't need to. Looking forward to Friday.