The original title was offensive so I changed it.
People had me fucked up this week. It’s probably because I was fasting. But my curls have been flourishing so I count it all joy. I’m ending the week on my St. Louis shit, doing shit to make me feel better. #TGIF #MakeThatMoneyDontLetItMakeYou
Man, so it was a matter of time before I had to punch in on one of these , so without further adieu , I present to you #FeelsLikeFriday Vol. 2. So to my understanding, these things are designed to musically describe your week, so let’s talk about it. This week for me was a share of ups, downs and a whole lot of chilling. I managed to secure another major interview bag, I made a lil bread this week, flirted with my fiancé all week, had an IDGAF moment with Dallas County Sheriff’s Department and in light of Trump’s sorry ass White House spread I thought back to my favorite president. It’s safe to say my week was a whirlwind of craziness, but no matter how crazy and/or chill your week is, never forget to call your mothers, especially if her name is Rosalind Reeves, because she will definitely let you know about your bitchassness. TGIF!
Friday. Freedom. Fun. Money. Music. To some degree, we can associate the GOOD day with one of these things, the things that sustain us. Friday is about letting the past go and embracing the positive promise of what lies ahead. I wanted to connect with our readers and listeners in a simple way as we celebrate the weekend so I’m introducing the “Feels Like Friday” series. Feels Like Friday is going to be a quick recap of the week through music but no matter what challenges I’ve had to overcome, my joy isn’t stolen. I hope you all enjoy and welcome your comments, critiques, suggestions and stories.
1. Higher (King Pt. 6) – Big K.R.I.T. – TDT
2. Championships – Meek Mill – Championships
3. Malcolm X.X.X. – Kodak Black – Dying To Live
4. M.F.T.R. – Pusha T, The Dream – King Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude
5. Smile – Jay-Z – 4:44
6. Alexys – Freddie Gibbs – You Only Live 2wice
My childhood sounds like books on tape during my mother’s sorority meetings, the Tom Joyner Morning Show on the way to school, and a cassette tape collection that, looking back, just don't make no sense. So I made The TJones Tapes, a list of songs inspired by the music my mother listens to, the movies she watches, and the cassette tape collection that never failed us.
Being independent doesn’t mean you can’t have reach. Not being an artist doesn't mean there is less room in the industry for you. But when you make the most of what you can do, and commit to learning the game, you just might find that what is meant for you, won’t miss you. Just ask Vince Valholla.
Lemonade was a popular drink and it still is.
HAPPY G-DAY HOV
Today, Sean Carter celebrates his 46th birthday. We celebrate the success and longevity of a music mogul, a business mogul and a model for black excellence. In our society and culture, we often take for granted or even downright hate on success on people who come from the same places we come from, share the same stories we live and suffer the same struggles we endure. Today let's choose to highlight what making it out looks like. Just because we don't own The 40/40 Club doesn't mean we neglect the black man who does. Here's to a hundred more, Hov. #TidalForAll
RIP PIMP C
As we celebrate birth, we also honor those no longer with us. Today marks nine years since the death of Chad Lamont Butler. The unmistakable presence of the Houston rapper will forever live on in the rap game and not only Texas but the entire South. Pimp C was more than a rapper, singer, hustler or producer. The Pimp was a symbol. His life embodied TRILL and for some his wisdom was words to keep striving for better and to keep encouraging one another. Sometimes a troubled and controversial figure, you could never make the mistake of saying he was fake. A legacy that will live on forever. #RIP2ThaPimp #PopItForPimp