J.Cole’s Work Out Video & A Minor Rant About Feminism.

Ok, so I’m a huge fan of J.Cole. However, how many more interpretations of “music video women” do I have to see to prove the fact that men are shallow. This video is a prime example of this point. 3 women start off walking near a basketball court wearing strategically-placed clothing and over-the-top accessories- all to catch the eye of the protagonist, the hero, the artist currently known as J.Cole. Would he have even stopped playing ball had he seen three females fully-covered from head to toe, carrying books instead of representing the Forever 21/MAC addicts they seem to be? Since when did education and a personality become so unattractive? Oh yah, must have been when Eve took the bite out of that fateful apple. Or when Pandora opened that silly box. I mean, women have always been second place, historically, but isn’t it time that we rise above those stereotypical shadows of representation and actually start representing us? Not the “us” that we think men will want. The “us” that will have fools like J.Cole rap about one night stands and being a hit and run as we casually sun bathe our plasticized breasts and starving body. I’m talking about the “Us” that an average child or teenager can relate to. As we grow up, our actions and morals are defined by the environment we come from or surround ourselves with. Society is making our younger generations view these ‘video vixens’ as idols; sex and hormones are running rampant as 12-year-olds become more and more promiscuous each year. I mean, honestly, the girls in this video look dumb as rocks as they prance around. Looks fade, personalities don’t. For the future of all women, please educate yourself and start realizing the true value of your body, soul and wit. Let your personality shine, not your easily-convinced appetites for a hint of affection. Men also have the power of change, but why wait for them to appreciate us as real women, when we can start appreciating ourselves first? We can have the career, the money, the power, the intelligence, the humor, the confidence, the strength, the courage, the education. We can have it all, but as long as we view our biggest obstacle in life as getting a man to love us for the wrong reasons, then we’ll never achieve any true leverage in life. Don’t be a Pandora is all I’m saying. Thanks.

You think they'll get casted for J.Cole's next video?

J.Cole's Work Out Video & A Minor Rant About Feminism.

Ok, so I’m a huge fan of J.Cole. However, how many more interpretations of “music video women” do I have to see to prove the fact that men are shallow. This video is a prime example of this point. 3 women start off walking near a basketball court wearing strategically-placed clothing and over-the-top accessories- all to catch the eye of the protagonist, the hero, the artist currently known as J.Cole. Would he have even stopped playing ball had he seen three females fully-covered from head to toe, carrying books instead of representing the Forever 21/MAC addicts they seem to be? Since when did education and a personality become so unattractive? Oh yah, must have been when Eve took the bite out of that fateful apple. Or when Pandora opened that silly box. I mean, women have always been second place, historically, but isn’t it time that we rise above those stereotypical shadows of representation and actually start representing us? Not the “us” that we think men will want. The “us” that will have fools like J.Cole rap about one night stands and being a hit and run as we casually sun bathe our plasticized breasts and starving body. I’m talking about the “Us” that an average child or teenager can relate to. As we grow up, our actions and morals are defined by the environment we come from or surround ourselves with. Society is making our younger generations view these ‘video vixens’ as idols; sex and hormones are running rampant as 12-year-olds become more and more promiscuous each year. I mean, honestly, the girls in this video look dumb as rocks as they prance around. Looks fade, personalities don’t. For the future of all women, please educate yourself and start realizing the true value of your body, soul and wit. Let your personality shine, not your easily-convinced appetites for a hint of affection. Men also have the power of change, but why wait for them to appreciate us as real women, when we can start appreciating ourselves first? We can have the career, the money, the power, the intelligence, the humor, the confidence, the strength, the courage, the education. We can have it all, but as long as we view our biggest obstacle in life as getting a man to love us for the wrong reasons, then we’ll never achieve any true leverage in life. Don’t be a Pandora is all I’m saying. Thanks.

You think they'll get casted for J.Cole's next video?

Heineken: Inspire

Fun Time!

I attended one of the best events in Philadelphia this past Saturday: Heineken Inspire. Taking place at the TLA on South Street, Heineken sponsored some fabulous musicians in an amazing VIP-style event. Free beers all around the theater, free tshirt screenprinting with Heineken designs and even a chance to create your own VIBE magazine cover! The music was my main reason for attending because I’m a huge fan of J.Cole and Musiq Soulchild. Opening acts include the famous DJ Jazzy Jeff and Marsha Ambrosious who even gave us a sneak peak of her ballad on Wale’s Dairy track. I even got to meet Musiq at the end of the event in an alleyway! All in all, summer has a lot to live up to after this amazing (and did I mention Free!?) concert.

Thank you Heineken, you’ve truly inspired me.

The set

Marsha!

Sigh my dreams have come true. I've seen J.Cole in concert. :)

Smileeee

Super close to Musiq


Even closer. Bada bing, bada boom I met Musiq Soulchild!

Lights Please

I had this little bad thing something like them tens, she gave a nigga made brain something like the wiz, but you see the sad things fuckin with her is, is the trick ain’t even have brains dummy like a bitch, so I try to show her, about the world and about just who we really are, and where we’ve come and how we still have to go really far, like baby look at how we lived broke on the boulevard, but all she ever want me to do is unhook her bra, then all I really want is for her to go down low, before you know it she wet enough to get drowned slow, and all that deep shit I was previously down for, replaced by freak shit I am currently down for, you see I peeped it pussy is power that proud feeling we get knowing that pussy is ours, and how it, feels to feel that feeling you feeling when you be drilling that shit got her saying you be killing that shit, and all the pain the world cause she be healing that shit, and naw that ain’t your girl dog you be feeling that shit, and you just wanna tell her everything she might need, but in the mean time it’s lights please, lights please, lights please

Turn of the lights for now everything just seem so right,
and how you make the darkness seem so bright,
feeling like things goin be alright lights please

So now we in a hotel mirrors on the ceiling, she said she wanna blow L’s I hear her and I’m willing, but every time I smoke well a nigga mind gone, so that every word I spoke well I’m tryna put her on but she couldn’t hear me, I told her all about how we have been living a lie, and that they love to see us all go to prison and die, like baby look at how they show us on the tv screen, but all she ever want me to do is unzip her jeans, and all I really want is for her to get on top, before you know it she workin jerkin it nonstop, and all that neck shit I was previously talking, is now that wet shit that I’m currently lost in, and while that sweat drip I am reminded all the times my brother told me that pussy is blinded, I’m finding, the more I grow the more ya’ll seem to stay the same, don’t even know the rules but yet ya’ll tryna play the game, and ain’t a shame, for how niggas blame ho’s for giving birth to a baby that took two to make coward nigga you a fake, how u goin look in your sons face and turn back then go start another family, dog wat type a shit is that, she said it’s okay rub my head and told me to relax, laid a nigga down proper like she was recording tracks, said I know you wanna change the world but before the night please just reach over and hit the lights please, lights please, lights please

Turn of the lights for now everything just seem so right,
and how you make the darkness seem so bright,
feeling like things goin be alright lights please.