We aren't sure about you guys, but we've been awaiting the arrival of Nicki's new album, "The Pink Print." We absolutely love her new everything that she's bringing to the game! From her going natural to her latest music. We've seen her go through so many stages of artistry so we can only assume that "The Pink Print" will be another venture, another angle, another shenanigan to keep her fans loving her just as she is.
Anywho, Nicki revealed the release date of "The Pink Print!"
She has chosen November 28th --BLACK FRIDAY!
But we all know in Nicki's world, by black, she means pink!
Save the date! Friday, November 28th, "The Pink Print" will be released!
Stalley has been making a lot of noise lately! Not only did he announce the release of his debut album, Ohio, a few days ago; he followed up with the release of his debut single, "Jackin Chevys" along with the visuals.
Good things come in threes and he hits us for the third time with yet another song!
He features Ty Dolla $ign on "Always into Something."
The Game invites a number of fellow rappers onto his latest project titled "Don't Shoot."
Wale, 2 Chainz, Diddy, DJ Khaled, Fabolous, Yo Gotti, Curren$y, Swizz Beatz, and so many others hopped on The Game's song to push a very important message.
For those who aren't familiar with the "Don't Shoot" message, it is in reference to Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a Ferguson, MO police officer. There's no way you could have missed the story!
But anywho, it's always nice to see rappers unifying; especially on a matter such as this.
Wiz has released a brand new song off his upcoming and highly anticipated Blacc Hollywood LP. Wiz has showed us time and time again that his music can exemplify diversity. This song has a unique sound and with Nicki's featured verse it makes the song even more dynamic. Click the link below to listen to Khalifa's newest single.
We've all heard the quote, "why put off for tomorrow what you can do today?" And I am a firm believer of prioritizing and timing so that quote holds a special place in my heart!
It's almost that time of year again when our timelines are filled with "new year, new me" quotes, and I don't know about you guys, but, that movement is a little mediocre.
We will spend the last two months of the year talking, tweeting, and instagramming about the changes we plan to make in the upcoming year instead of using those last two months to just do it.
We are in a generation where the bare minimum has become acceptable, procrastination is the best form of on-time, and bettering ourselves is on a schedule.
So, what I encourage US ALL to do is make that change we are putting off until 2015 now! Whether that's less cursing, losing weight, going back to school, saving money, whatever!
Ask yourself what you're waiting for, if it's for a new year, because you feel a new year is the only new start, dismiss that idea because everyday is a new start! Do you know how many new starts there are between now and 2015??!! A LOT!
You can do it! Hit the ground running and don't stop. Go straight for your goals! When I was younger and in trouble, my mom would tell me to come straight home after school, she would say, "do not pass go, do not collect $200!" I would be so mad because this is not monopoly and if I see $200 on my home I am collecting it! (LOL) but, I say this to say go directly for what you want to do, change what you want to change! (I would advise you to collect that $200 though, it may come in handy!!)
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It's so easy, but whatever you do, just don't do it....Don't become who hurt you.
It is said that some things are easier said than done. This may be one of those things; not becoming who hurt you.
You may agree that it's hard to do anything differently because, we, as humans have a natural instinct to react. But then again, there are those that might disagree; you, my dear friend(s) are rare!
I know we ALL have someone in our life who has hurt us. That someone can range from an ex to an old friend to a parent, to a teacher, anyone!
Regardless of who this person is that hurt you, don't become them.
Don't be cliche and be the girlfriend/boyfriend/friend/mother/daughter/student/teacher who carries the hurt from their past to their future endeavors or relationships.
Basically, don't block your blessings. We can never expect to catch a bigger blessing if we are holding grudges. There's no room for both! It's kind of like praying and worrying. You're either going to Pray and trust God, or you're going to worry yourself sick. But you can't do both, it's a slap right in the face.
I know, I know; past experiences don't necessarily make it easy to be as open, as trusting, or as whatever it is that your relationship took from you. BUT hear me out when I say there is a lesson in EVERYTHING! So instead of allowing the past to hold you back, use the past as a stepping stone to get to something bigger, something better.
The way I look at it is if you leave a relationship alone for whatever reason, the relationship is left alone. How much sense would it make to take the burden of that relationship to a brand new relationship?? It's like getting a new car but keeping the same flat tires from the old one; you're going to be going nowhere fast.
So how do you not become the person who hurt you?
Here's what we suggest:
Step one: LET IT GO. Forgive but don't forget. There's nothing worse than NOT forgiving someone. You aren't even phasing them, who you are hurting is YOURSELF. I say don't forget because we have to learn from our mistakes. REMEMBER what went wrong/what you didn't like and use that to better shape the future. Anything can be used to your advantage . . . if you let it.
Step 2:Pack light. Everyone has baggage. Just pack yours light. Bring the right stuff to the new relationship, but not everything; and certainly not the negativity. You're going to need some of that baggage to stay balanced. And by some, I mean the bare minimum.
Step 3: DON'T BE A HYPOCRITE. You started this new relationship because you wanted/needed something new. You wouldn't go to a new restaurant just to order left overs from the restaurant you just left that you hated.
Step 4: TRUST YOURSELF. You were hurt, but you allowed/are allowing yourself to start a new journey. Don't be scared. Fear hinders the abundant possibilities of what can be. Who knows, this can be the right person for you. This can be your blessing. But until you believe that you can partake in something bigger than you, the fear is paralyzing you. Free yourself.
So forgive, pack light, don't be an oxymoron and trust yourself. Become a better you, not the jerk that hurt you!
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Music like this excites my soul. The best artists emerge from their trials and tribulations. Leon Ford has a story to tell, his story has been front page news, the news of the streets and now the life changing news in his music. "Tired" is definitely going to be a ground breaking song not only for the city of Pittsburgh but for any and all cities that tune into his latest single. It is evident that Ford put his heart and soul into this track. He raps, "I'm so tired of being tired,my mind gone, I don't know what to do sometimes, my mind strong, I heard the news I hope they lying, I'm tired of crying..."
Ford says, "I wrote this song after losing four of my close friends this year and I was tired of going to funerals. The message I am trying to convey through this song is that I am tired, stressed out and I can't deal with all the situations occuring in my life. With so much gun violence I think everyone can relate to this song. It's a song from the heart pleading with the people to stop the violence because I'm TIRED of it."
Fords voice, intellectual lyrics and captivating storytelling reminds of Boosie, in a way, which is an honorable comparison. This is exactly what the industry needs, an artist of substance and someone who has something to say that can leave their imprint in the music industry. Click the video below and watch Ford's new video "Tired" directed by Ice Productions.