Monday, July 28, 2014

Battle Mondays: Queen Of The Ring "No Holds Barred" - Jaz The Rapper vs 40 B.A.R.R.S



            Jaz The Rapper

"No I'm not puzzled I don't need Twiz to edit no chokes out. Listen camera man I don't know you but if this b**tch decides to go that choke route and you edit that choke out. It's gone be 9 niggas... long story short nigga you getting choked out"



So after seeing this float across my Instagram Timeline several times I just had to watch the full battle. I am familiar with Jaz The Rapper as she is a Brooklyn native and NY loves her definitely. She has been battling since 2005 and has annihilated many battle imposter's in her Queen Of The Ring battles. Being that I am a lover of rap battles it was imperative that I posted this fire. Hell, I just may began to post all her battles every Monday if this post gets as much love as it deserves. Small in frame but deadly when it comes to spitting real bars with substance that can make any opponent quit... Kinda like 40 B.A.R.R.S did in this battle LOL. Check her out as she also makes good music when not assassinating chicks in battles.

#Respect given where deserved. Peace.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Is Happiness Obtainable????

Are you happy?



Is happiness even obtainable? Or is happiness present but we choose to let our circumstances deter it?



If our circumstances do not determine our level of happiness what does then? When everything is going correctly we easily find fault in anything that apparently does not go the way we planned. So is happiness real or a figment of imagination? I feel the ultimate issue is that we are either selfish or instant gratification is not occurring fast enough. Ultimately, we define our own happiness as we should be grateful for where we are in life because another could have it much worse. In which many are experiencing life's difficulties far beyond that in which we can comprehend. When we start to value and appreciate where we are, where we are going, and the progression we have made happiness will appear. I read this morning that if we just allow ourselves to live our lives without worry, happiness and blessings will find us instead. Often we don’t understand that we are where we are because we haven’t learned to fully appreciate the blessings we already have. Peace.





Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being characterized by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. {wikipedia}


According to ThisEmotionalLife.com :


What does happiness mean to you?

Defining happiness can seem as elusive as achieving it. We want to be happy, and we can say whether we are or not, but can it really be defined, studied and measured? And can we use this learning to become happier?

Psychologists say yes, and that there are good reasons for doing so. Positive psychology is “the scientific study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive.” These researchers’ work includes studying strengths, positive emotions, resilience, and happiness. Their argument is that only studying psychological disorders gives us just part of the picture of mental health. We will learn more about well-being by studying our strengths and what makes us happy. The hope is that by better understanding human strengths, we can learn new ways to recover from or prevent disorders, and may even learn to become happier.

Jam Of The Day: Spooky Black aka Lil Spook " Without You "

"Without You"




Being that I find myself on all social media sites for the sake of entertainment, being nosey, tabloids and gathering informative information I found myself watching this video over and over. Thanks to World Star Hip Hop for putting me on to this joint as many do not like WSHH because of the foolishness but if you can patiently decipher through what is awesome and what is pure foolery you can find dope great new up and coming artists. Spooky Black also known as Lil Spook had a video up for his track "Without You" and before I could even leave the page I was mesmerized by his sound and had to download it. Not only does he not look like the type of kid to make such music being that he had a turtle neck on with a lil chain, a doo rag, and was standing in the snow without a coat his melodic sound was amazing.  Since then I have followed him on SoundCloud where he has over 43,000 followers and only 20 tracks but his tracks are getting over 100,000 plays each almost. Another favorite of mine from him is "Reason" which has 132,091 plays and the track has only been up one day. This is an artist that I cannot believe is not signed yet but I'm sure he will be soon. His music for me is a mixture of R&B/Pop/Soul Music and it provides music that everyone can listen to. So whether you only like hip hop, soul, or pop Spooky Black gives you exactly what you need. Image wise he isn't your typical Pop/R&B stud, model, super banger but he is adorable and his music speaks for itself. Neither is he spooky nor black which is the ironic part I am sure there is a significant meaning behind his name and I am eager to read his bio soon in which there is not one available at the time anywhere. (LOL I have been searching) Different and soothing are a great way to describe his music and himself. Many would say he is strange but I find him mesmerizing and soulful.


Remember I put you on lol. Respect, blessings, and longevity to this young man and his career.



Peace.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In My Feelings: As Usual


A Victor Mentality vs A Victim Mentality





The ability to have a VICTOR attitude versus a VICTIM attitude in life is admirable. Throughout our lives we will experience setbacks and struggles but its when you emerge as a warrior that you truly win. We can not allow those circumstances that seem far too unfair to deter us from progression. I tend to look at it as if these are the experiences that we need in order to get to where we are destined to be. Struggles and tribulations build character for sure. This is preparation for what is to come because often there is a lesson or two to be learned on the way. During a Joel Osteen Podcast he said that, “Setbacks are a setup for a greater comeback’. This I truly believe. If we can emerge out of this battle alive, thriving and helping others by sharing that in which we have experienced we are on the right path. The first step is to not allow these setbacks to overwhelm you but to take each as a lesson to be learned for the greater purpose. This greater purpose is within us all. We just have to persevere to obtain such VICTORY.

Kanye Taught Me : Amazing $h!t Kanye Says

"When someone comes up and says something like, ‘I am a god,’ everybody says ‘Who does he think he is?’ I just told you who I thought I was. A god. I just told you. That’s who I think I am,"- Kanye West

"Can't Tell Me Nothing"





Lyrics


I had a dream I can buy my way to heaven
When I awoke, I spent that on a necklace.
I told God I’d be back in a second,
Man it’s so hard not to act reckless.
To whom much is given much is tested.
Get arrested, guess until, they get the message.
I feel the pressure, under more scrutiny,
And what I do? Act more stupidly.
Bought more jewelry, more Louis V, my momma couldn’t get through to me.
The drama, people suing me,
I’m on T.V. talking like it’s just you and me.
I’m just saying how I feel man,
I ain’t one of the Cosby’s I ain’t go to Hill man
I guess the money should’ve changed him,
I guess I should’ve forgot where I came from.



You can thank me later for this greatness LOL. Enjoy!-Milli

Jam Of The Day : Bando Jonez "Sex You"


"All the rain drops falling on my window
Got me wishing that we did the things that we didn’t do
And right now I want to sex you baby
Has anybody sex you lately"
I came across this joint on my Pandora and immediately needed to know his this artist was. Regardless, of the slight provocative nature of the song if you ask me it is the new era of R.Kelly's 12 Play. After learning how he struggled with being homeless and taking care of himself as a young one, due to his parents drug addiction, I knew he had sold me.He started hustling at a young age to provide for himself and often slept in abandoned houses for shelter which I how he came upon the name Bando Jonez(Bando is slang for abandoned house). He is originally from Atlanta and is signed to Polow da Don's label Zone 4 as well as Epic has also picked him up for their label. With his new hit single "Sex You" hitting the Billboard Bubbling Under chart at #45 and even making Billboard's Hot R&B/HipHop Airplay charts I am sure this young man has been stealing the hearts of all the ladies. Also, at least he is honest and upfront about what he wants and that he is only trying to be with that one lady at the moment. LOL.


Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Bad Milli Presents: The Unveiling Preview I

The Unveiling of A Queen

"Got me out here in this jungle sipping purple, blowing heavy. Only rational approach up out the Serengeti. Cutting the competition. Bad Milli Machete. Plot thickens when the heart feels heavy. A person with nothing to lose… That's a deadly weapon!"
- Milli

Bad Milli is an artist from the South Side of Chicago that has defeated the odds against her thus far. Being raised in a harsh low income neighborhood surrounded by violence she was still able to focus on her dreams and goals. Being the first to graduate from college in her family she soon realized after obtaining her B.S. in Criminal Justice that her career goals had suddenly changed. Music always played a major part in her life as she began writing rhymes and lyrics at a young age. Music was her only escape as a youngster as she would sing in the choir and dance at the local recreational centers to keep herself busy and surrounded by those that loved music just as much as she. Going to sleep at night with the radio on was her release as it allowed all her thoughts to be replaced with wonderful melodies. Being an only child she learned at an early age how to entertain herself and many of her days were spent writing down other's rhymes as well so that she could recite them verbatim. Reciting Jay Z's verses to "Jigga What" was one of her favorites and this soon led to her trying to be as great as the ones she heard on the radio everyday. Unfortunately, life put this dream of becoming a famous rapper/writer/entertainer on hold as many unfortunate events caused her to ultimately feel as if this was not obtainable. After losing her father to a stroke in 2010 and mother to a heart attack in 2013 she was faced with being in the world alone. At this time it was then when she realized that she needed to get back to writing her music instead of only free styling in the car on her way to work. With nothing left in this world to focus on but herself and her passions she is now residing in NYC and back to creating her music; she feels this is her calling from her creator……

The Unveiling coming soon!

Music:
Soundcloud.com/bad_milli

Email:
whatthelikread@gmail.com

Instagram:
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Google Plus:
https://plus.google.com/+BadMilli

Disqus:
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Blog:
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"Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth" 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Jam of The Day : Next "Butta Love"

I be jammmmmmin LOL.

I can remember the first time I heard this song and I am sure that I was far too young to actually know what they were talking about. I recently heard it as it stumbled upon my Pandora playlist so I decided to take a trip down memory lane and share this greatness. Enjoy!




You've got the love that I want
The love that I need
Word is bond, it's butta, baby
Check this out

You're like my homie, my shorty, you've shown me so many things
And you're so special to me
We been kickin' it for a while, your sexy smile, Prima Donna style
Ooh, you're drivin' me so wild

Ain't got no reputation, educated conversation
And, ooh, you've got that bomb love makin'
It's more than sexual, this love you know, is proper dough
It's, oh, so, so incredible

You've got the love that I want, the love you want
You've got the love that I need, the love you need
Girl, it's so smooth and so creamy
You've got that butta love, baby

You've got the love that I want, the love you want
You've got the love that I need, the love you need
Girl, it's so smooth and so creamy
You've got that butta love, oh, baby

You've got it goin' on, word is bond, sundress with platforms
Feet pedicure with no corns
You've got that sex appeal, on the real, so sure
Soft hands, French manicure, no makeup, you're so pure

You don't be trippin' when I'm kickin' it s
You don't be questionin' where I been and what I did
You got that confidence, sexiness, thickness, that bomb shit
And I like it ohh

When I'm chillin' with my homies, think about it
I think about you only
You know what I want, you got what I want
You know what it is it's that butta love

All you got to do just hit me on my hip baby
And I will, I will I'll meet you at your crib, baby
'Cause I'll rock your world, I'll rock you, girl
Butta babe, butta babe



Read more: Next - Butta Love Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Therapy With Carol!!!

Carol is my beautiful young co-worker whom I have decided to volunteer her services as my therapist. She not only gives great advice but she actually listens to you. I should really start paying her lol.
As with many issues that Carol often helps me get through, today this one was not about relationships, friendships, nor hardships of any kind. It was about confidence and self worth.








My observation lately pertained to those that should have a high self esteem and confidence but they actually lack such. I wonder how is it that one can not think that they are amazing, beautiful, capable, and awesome? I use to be one of these individuals.

Having a high self-esteem does not come from attention nor recognition from others. It comes from within and is solely based on how you feel about you. Opinions and criticism are apart of life but they should not cause you to think you should change who you are and conform to what they deem acceptable. Be who you are and embrace that individuality. Like Carol says, “Sé más de lo que otros esperan de ti no por ellos si no por ti mismo.”



“Be More Then What You Are Expected To Be, Not For Others, But For Yourself”


Ponder on that!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Jam Of The Day: Musiq Soulchild "Love"



"Love" by Musiq Soulchild 


Love

So many things I've got to tell you
But I'm afraid I don't know how
Cause there's a possibility
You'll look at me differently
Love
Ever since the first moment I spoke your name
From then on I knew that by you being in my life
Things were destined to change cause

Love
So many people use your name in vain
Love
Those have faith in you sometimes go astray
Love
Through all the ups and downs the joy and hurt
Love
For better or worse I still will choose you first

Many days I've longed for you
Wanting you
Hoping for the chance to get to know you
Longing for your kiss
For your touch, your feel, your essence
Many nights I've cried from the things you do
Felt like I could die from the thought of losing you
I know that you're real
With no doubts and no fears
And no questions

Love
So many people use your name in vain
Love
Those have faith in you sometimes go astray
Love
Through all the ups and downs the joy and hurt
Love
For better or worse I still will choose you first

At first you didn't mean that much to me
But now I know that you're all I need
The world looks so brand new to me
Now that I found love
Everyday I live for you
And everything that I do
I do it for you
What I say is how I feel so believe it's true
You got to know I'm true

Love
So many people use your name in vain
Love
Those have faith in you sometimes go astray
Love
Through all the ups and downs the joy and hurt
Love
For better or worse I still will choose you first
Read more at http://www.songlyrics.com/musiq-soulchild/love-lyrics/#aSkhJuBWVhfpmdqQ.99