Yasiin Bey - The Panties
Busta Rhymes - Thank You Feat. Q-Tip (Prod. by Q-Tip)
Prince & The Revolution - Raspberry Beret
I said now overcast days never turned me on
But something about the clouds and her mixed
Drake - Going In For Life (Prod. by Kanye West)
The popular saying is “When you’re down, you really see who your true friends are.”
Alhamdulillah and knock on wood, I’ve never been down enough to test this theory.
But I’ve actually found the opposite to be true. I’ve found that the biggest / happiest moments of my life were true litmus tests to distinguish between people who cared about me and people who just knew me. And during the happiest moments of my life, I could always feel that difference. There’s just something about genuine happiness that shines brighter than any other human emotion. It inspires and humbles me. So when people show it, it’s such a beautiful thing for me to witness. Those people differentiate themselves immediately, because in a moment of personal happiness you feel even more joy from their presence.
But I think having that true connection with someone is rare yet special. Maybe that’s the way God wills it to be, so I can truly appreciate their presence in my life.
I’ve found that people have an easier time sympathizing with another person’s hardship than they do truly relishing in and embracing another person’s joy.
Kelela - Cherry Coffee