That Outkast performance at Coachella was one of the most disappointing things I’ve ever seen.
What a disgracefully flat crowd that didn’t really understand what/who they were listening to.
I feel bad for 3000. He looked uncomfortable to begin the show. But by the end of the performance, he seemed annoyed and disinterested with the thought like, “oh yeah, this is why I stepped away from music.”
When he asked the crowd, “how many bitches and how many hoes are here?” I don’t think he was just messing around. I felt that he had already lost respect and interest in the audience. He had his back turned to them for “Hey Ya” singing the song with no real passion or energy; in a sense giving them no satisfaction in the only song they probably were expecting to hear.
Big Boi did his best to salvage the crowd and get 3000 to come along, but I just feel like songs like “Elevators” and “Gasoline Dreams” are beyond that audience. They didn’t understand the darkness, the ambiance, and mystique of those songs. There’s a commentary in the lyrics that just does not connect with that sort of “party” crowd.
The crickets when Janelle Monae came out? On and on and on. Garbage crowd.
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve found that trimming the fat in my life is probably the best thing I can do for myself.
Some interests, people, and environments that used to fit into my life just don’t anymore. As much as we grow up, we grow out of certain things and grow into others.
So my advice is don’t hang on to the things that used to be meaningful. Tuck them away and be thankful that they gave you feelings and memories that contributed to your life. Evaluate who you are and how you think as of right now and where you want it to take you. Start designing your life around who you are today and what you envision to come.
Love is more of an encompassing emotion than something to pinpoint and tie down. What do you feel for those that love?
Love is a range of emotions that can define a lifetime. When we care so strongly about what we invest our love in, frustration and exhaustion come without a doubt. But it’s worth it, because we love. Love is like a glue that connects all of our struggles we go through to all of our triumphs we live for.
Jay Electronica - Better in Tune with the Infinite Feat. Latonya Givens
It’s frustrating when you just can’t express yourself And it’s hard to trust enough to undress yourself To stand exposed and naked, in a world full of hatred Where the sick thoughts of mankind control all the sacred I pause, take a step back, record all the setbacks Fast forward towards the stars in the jetpack My feet might fail me, my heart might ail me The synagogues of Satan might accuse or jail me Strip, crown, nail me, brimstone hail me They might defeat the flesh but they could never ever kill me They might can feel the music but could never ever feel me To the lawyers, to the sheriffs, to the judges To the debt holders and the law makers Fuck you, sue me, bill me That name on that birth certificate, that ain’t the real me The lies can’t conceal me The sun rise and the moon tides and the sky’s gon’ reveal me My brain pours water out my tear ducts to heal me My Lord’s too beneficent The message grab a hold to every ear it get whispered in The waters in the bayous of New Orleans still glistening The universe is listenin’, be careful what you say in it My grandma told me every bed a nigga make, he lay in it The church you go to pray in it, the work is on the outside Staring out the windows is for love songs and house flies
Never forget that your education is a privilege that you were fortunate enough to have.
Whether it was the right parents, the right environment, the right financial capabilities, or even the right level of responsibility focus and work ethic, you were placed in a position to focus on education where as a lot of other people were not allotted that same blessing.
A college degree doesn’t make you smarter. It makes you fortunate. And it places the responsibility on yourself for the type of professional, person, and scholar you want to be to the world.
Night has become a time of restlessness for me lately. Thoughts begin to flood my mind as soon as my head hits the pillow. When everything is turned off, all that accompanies me are my thoughts. And I think a lot. Thoughts lead me to many places. Sometimes they lead me to excitement and happiness. Other times they lead me more so into anxiousness. Either way, I find myself traveling to and from, revisiting my past, brainstorming the future as I look up at my ceiling. Something about the darkness above me inspires me to fill it with my own images, my own thoughts. And rather than the night being a spread of shade to rest under, it has become a vast empty canvas for me to paint on.
Don’t ever do anything in this life to feel appreciated. Whatever good you do, do it because you take pride in it. Appreciation is fleeting. It’s great to feel appreciated but don’t let it dictate what you offer to the world.