Wednesday, June 29, 2005

"UPDATES"

-- June 29th/30th, 2005 --

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First things first -- the missus and I will be attending the debut of H.G. Wells classic nove -- "War of the Worlds" -- adapted into a film by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Holmes, I mean Cruise... Will give an update tomorrow about the film.

Next, I am proud to say that I got a gig writing for Allhiphop.com. I will be a contributing writer to the Breeding Grounds section of the site. A big step forward for me. I also got a column ("Revolutionary Thoughts") running at HHN -- if you want some more info about where you can go to read that, just hit me up at my email address.

U P D A T E

Went to go see "War of the Worlds" was sadly disappointed. Worth the admission of seeing if you're a die-hard Tom Cruise fan. But if you are the one who wants to see an enjoyable movie, either go see this with a bunch of friends so it can least be entertained by more than yourself... or... just wait till it comes out on that good ole' DVD. I won't be the one to spoil it for you, just know that it is definitely what you'll expect the ending to be -- PLUS -- towards the end the film just plain comes up lacking.

What else is new with your boy -- myself and the missus are doing very well, beautiful as always, nah'mean. We're not always on the same page -- but we're reading the same book. Also, be on the lookout for the new June issue of Hood Grown Magazine. You can get a sneak peak of the article that I wrote right here... "Baylo Entertainment".


Also, congratulations to my lil' sister getting her apartment, she's finally moving in today (July 1st) and I know that she is happy because she doesn't have to come back to Kent for nothing. Myself and the missus also took a few new pictures for your enjoyment. You'll be able to see them here -- on Revolutionary Thoughts -- as soon as I know how to do that whole slideshow business.


Aside from the Allhiphop.com gig, I got a gig writing for HHN. For those who may or may not know it's a Hip-Hop Newsletter that is email to some 90,000 subscribed readers. I have my own column there. Seems nice for the time being, but as to date dealing with on-line Hip-Hop publications have proved to have its own share of headaches.


The missus and I also went to go see the movie, "Rize"...


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Well... all I can say is that you have to see it to believe it. The character development and historical correlation between krumping and African dancing were two of the high points in the documentary. Sorry if I am spoiling it for those who haven't seen it. But I would give this a 2.5 out of 5. The DVD, hopefully, will be better. You know how DVDs now have all the extras in the known universe. "Rize" won't disappoint me in that matter. Also, a message to G-Money -- "Your man would LOVE to see 'Batman Begins'... make it official..." Hahahaha...

With the fourth of July approaching is anyone really questioning our own freedom that we have here in the States. Bush and his cronies are still pimpin' 9/11/2001 for all that it's worth. Did anyone else besides me saw his speech? It seemed as if we were just coming out of 2001, instead of being in 2005. Wasn't the original reason behind all this was to get bin Laden? I mean to this date -- I still don't know where the hunt for Osama ended and the path of destruction known as Iraqi: Operation Liberation began?!!? The reason behind the lackadasical effort in trying to find Osama bin Laden? It's probably because he's still on U.S. payroll. Bush is a bitch and he should know this. But -- so are the American people... because we all complained about what he's done and is doing and haven't lifted a FINGER to protest or castrate this man's power.

Enough of that...

I'm going to end this by saying that like 2004, 2005 has been a great and envigorating year. I can wait to get into 2006. For those who are here locally, be on the lookout for that new issue of UHURU in the Fall. Spring will show a change... not only in the weather, but in terms of In-Chief status. Keep your heads above water -- gas prices aren't getting any cheaper, you hear me?! Peace...

Saturday, June 11, 2005

"Aspirations"

-- June 11th, 2005 --

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In this life you're damned if you do and you're damned if you don't. In these past two years, I have been blessed to be able to form relationships with people who are doing something with themselves. In some regards, I have been able to do the same. So in that sense, I am blessed as well.

The only fear that I have is... "making it" -- which is interesting because the people who encompass my circle express no fear, only an absolute concrete belief that it is truly a matter of time when it will be what it is. G.P., Blitz, Danya, Kim -- they all in one way or another have their plans in action. I am worried that I will fall short behind those who I am associated with. Excuses are intolerable -- you have read stories or known someone who has been from Smalltown, U.S.A. to make it bigger than big. So with me being from Nowheresville, Ohio -- is not excuse. Knowledge is the thing that I lack. With such an abundance of it in the form of the Internet, books, even television -- I don't know what the problem really is.

In these days and times it is success that is highlighted everywhere. You can look anywhere; music, television, magazines -- it all screams that you have to be a somebody or else you're a nobody. I think that this should trouble the youth of America. It places a value that you have to be a "personality" instead of being an individual. Question: Would you rather be a Doctor or Dr. Dre? Would you rather be a janitor or Michael Jordan? I mean -- honestly, I'd take Jay-Z lifestyle and prestige over going to my college classes any day. But why? How did it become that way? I mean, I love the media -- I love the message that it delivers when it is honest and pure. I believe nowadays the media isn't fair and balanced. Netscape.com reported a few days ago that journalists are a part of the least respected jobs in America. Firefighters and Scientists being the number one and two professions. Now, mind you -- that is respected not desired...

All I would like is to be able to have the focus and discipline to be able to accomplish the goals that I am beginning to set forth for myself... AND... to be able to be respected for it. I do not want to be the one left behind due to ignorance and negligence. I have hangups about a few things in my life aside from whether or not the rest of my existence will depend on having a day job (9 to 5) or will I be living the life of a true entrepreneur. Such as -- will my relationship not be like others in present-day 21st century?

Hardly do you hear about marriages that last -- this world today seems to thrive from negativity. Fights on "Real World," paternity tests on "Maury Povich," random acts of violence on the morning, afternoon, AND evening news -- it is like you cannot escape the inevitable. I am only hoping that my relationship does not fall into that same basket. I love my girlfriend, it is to be our anniversary on Sunday. I begin to think to myself, beginning to hope and pray that God has great things in store for her and I and that I am able to make this last. I am a burden to deal with, everyone knows that, and I am trying to work in the best interests of my girlfriend -- and neglecting my own. Is it a sacrifice? Or is it not letting the one you love in? I don't know.

What I do know is that I love my girlfriend and have bent over backwards to make sure that she has a smile on her face. She is my heart. And I love her. I aspire to give her the World.

Monday, June 06, 2005

"It's Yer Berfday..."

-- June 6th, 2005 --

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I know it is a day early, but hey -- would you rather it be late, my dear? Tomorrow will be a busy day.

Life and Love are two of the most strangest things ever created. I mean you can never fully understand either one and only know that with it you can experience the world and without it you're in a cold, dark, and lonely place. It's unique to hear yourself speak about the future. It's like you're bringing it into reality with your thoughts. The passion that one speaks about having a future (whether it's with someone or for yourself) is strong. It hints at the truth that resides in that person.

I crave to create a future with the woman who is in my life. It will be the first of many more birthday's to come and I will be spending it with her. A beautiful thing, yes indeedy, when talking about new horizons with that special person in your life. Collectively, as a group, thinking about and establishing plans that will benefit both parties as long as each other is willing and able to work and do what is necessary to make it complete.

Kudos to you, Ms. Lady Love -- on reaching another milestone in your illustrious career known as your wife.

Next up -- thoughts about broadening your horizons/accomplishing your dreams.

Friday, June 03, 2005

"Friends, Lovers, & Other Ramblings..."

-- June 3rd, 2005 --

I know that what you do in the past may come back to bite you in your buttocks, but -- dang, man -- I don't know what I did to get this type of reaction. Maybe I am overreacting to the situation itself. It HAS been a couple of days since it occured... but I just can't help thinking that if there is more that lies beneath the surface. The situation is not one that is really needed to repeat, but I will say that it's never cool to switch roles in the middle of a production. In other words, I don't really know why what occured even happened. So, I pray to God that it doesn't happen because it wasn't cool and it really rubbed me differently.

Love is a powerful and beautiful event when all the players act accordingly. Even when one flubs their lines -- the result is something that is heavenly between those who play their roles. I continuously speak upon the love of the one in my life and I tell her how I feel and what my aspirations are with this relationship. My mentality is now focused on being able to establish a future with her -- not just marriage. I mean -- I am focused on that right now as well, don't get it twisted -- but, I know it is imperative to have some sort of stability planted down besides being under the impression that the love is there deep within our hearts and that we want to spend the rest of our experiences on Earth... together. So... my first goal is to keep my bills down to a minimal and continue to stack chips. I am going to try and limit my splurging and hold back on the cheap talk. If my baby understands that that is what I am trying to do in order to be more responsible and independent (as well as) -- set a path for both of us to be able to live comfortably.

Please believe me, the road to a happy relationship/marriage/et cetera is not paved in gold and platinum. It is a road mired with hard work and dedication. I am dedicated to her more than most people would like. Which is unfortunate to hear -- but all in all, I love her and her heart is what I work towards earning and keeping. I mean in the time that we're together, I still don't feel as if I have her 100%. No, I am not saying that negatively -- I am saying that I challenge myself to keep it fresh between the both of us. Which is what anyone would really want in there relationship.

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"Black men walkin' with White girls on they arms,
I be mad at them -- as if I know they moms..."
-- Common "Real People" --


I know that urks me -- does it urk you? I really don't see what all the fascination is with white women. I love my Black women (G.P. specifically) too much to test the waters. Too many sharks infesting (aka the KKK) to even play that route. You see what happened to our stars -- Kobe... O.J. Simpson... Taye Diggs... Cuba Gooding, Jr.? They've all fallen off in one point or the other and it's unfortunate because they could've been somebodies.
Lastly, for my baby -- I know you're reading this (like you always do) -- so here, let me hip you to something.

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Lastly, before I go -- is one of the greatest advocates for the Black cause a homosexual (or bisexual)?!!? If so, does anyone really care?


Until next time folks. Be Blessed and Stay Righteous. Enjoy your summer...