Category Archives: Think Pieces

Less Fortunate Circumstances Awoke Peter Parker

When not having a pot to piss in, you’re back is against the wall. The walls that are caving in on thy back, slowly falling back with the gravel mid-air. You have to make sixteen ways to eat and forty ways to breath. You instantly awaken the will-power to survive. The will power to swim through the sides that are soon to meet you on the fall. You will not let the tides take you down stream without a fight. On the fall you strap yourself onto the rocks that are falling with you before you drop. Praying you do not sink on the fall.

Splash ! As soon as you hit the currents with the rocks. You being on this massive bolder lessened the impact of the crash. Yo body is not shattered. As you fall into the deep abyss you see the light as you stare up. You swim upward seeking the light for survival. You made it out of the shallow murky water that even octopuses, massing to the size of New York got swallowed by.  Crying because you swim with no compass. Not knowing when the destination ahead will be your escape. You just know, the past is in hindsight and the future is now. You keep swimming and hoping until your body has met the sea shore.

Positive Minds Bring Respect Too Your Being

A negative mind can keep a person in the rut. As someone as myself, when I experience negative thinking, I experience negative self. Which creates a will for not being able to do. Have you ever been so down, you begin to question what you got going on. It affects your personal growth heavy. Why mess up the hustle you got going on when you have everything you need right in front of you. When thinking on what we do not have. It creates a lot of whys? When we need to create an now. A now on what we have. As cliche as it sounds, respect what you have and are. Then the things that you have will respect you more.

The rumination I have on my past. Sitting back looking at people around me have their own way. Me, still feeling stagnate on what I could have more of. Sometimes people say, switch what you do if it originally does not work for you. Which in some cases can be true. I believe, it is all in taking advantage for a growth. A growth that is so powerful only you and god are going to witness this personal evolution. Then that is when new gates of opportunity will open. New respect on a new found vision because you seen were you been at in the past.

My Interpretation Of How Anime Become Apart of Hip-Hop Culture

Afro Samurai is the cartoon that I recall being the first Anime that had rap culture in it. Afro Samurai embraced rap music, staring Samuel L Jackson as one of the main characters. Having a black samurai raise his blade against other opponent just to fight the character Justice. An antagonist who killed his father so he can obtain the number one headband. Rza had production credit for this Anime as well.

Hip-hop culture also appeared in Manga’s like Naruto and Samurai Champaloo. Naurto had Killer Bee, a Jinchuriki that raps any chance he gets. Samurai Champaloo having Dj scratches as apart of their show stylistics.  Anime started to hold cultural structure in our genre of music. The two cultures started dancing with hip-hop for sometime, creating a new breed of rap artistry.

People that we’re infatuated with hip-hop culture and Anime started making AMVS. A short collage of fight scenes with a hip-hop music bed. The most popular AMV currently is Naruto Vs Sasuke final fight, Suicide Boys plays as the two collide. AMVS are used for cool promotional visuals for songs. The anime world has a lot of story-lines revolving around; drama, romance, family ties and vengeance. Why not have a genre that has the street struggle and glory: embrace these type of story lines.

I can name a bunch of rappers that used Anime as apart of there music and image. One of the most popular I can remember is Lupe Fiasco. By nature being a skateboarder, he became etched into the fabrics of nerd core hip-hop. Lupe has always been known as a fan of street-fighter. Rapper Rob Bank$ heavily embraces Anime and rap culture. His lyricism centers around Anime references. Comparing himself to cracking seals like the Akatsuki, the way one would crack seals on promethazine.

Growing up in a predominate black school getting reduced lunch as a young kid. We all use to trade Yu-Gi-Oh cards and talk about Dragon Ball Z. I remember fights use to break out over Yu-Gi-Oh and we played that game like we was playing at the gambling house. I had homies that use to hustle out Yu-Gi-Oh cards during morning time. It got real over that game, we all use to meet up just to play during breakfast and lunch. I remember when our cards had got confiscated, we use to creep in the teachers room when she was not there. Just to steal all are sh*t back that got taken away from us. I always thought the confiscation rule was a load of bullSh*t. In my opinion it was another form of stealing. Fast forward down the line, we all grew into our now early twenties and are still going hard for Anime world.

 

Over Consumption Of Social Media And The Filter Of Good Content

What goes on the wild west that we call social media. It has not gone through a balance and check system to determine if it is good or not. I think it is a bit problematic when anybody are able to have a voice. It is easy to find others to agree with your opinion when it is not the truth. I think corporations still have a huge benefit for a person that creates content. When a corporation steps in, it has to go through a check and balance system that has to be seen as profitable and a big success to even hit the big screens. I am not saying that when a corporation puts their hand in the pie it becomes better. Sometimes raw artist are better when they are pure: left in original form.

Social media allows different view points into are lifestyle. Which can cause a positive impact or even a negative one, depending on the voice. Also social media is representative as close to real life as it gets. When determining social media as a place of entertainment it can cause depression. For the person making it or even the person viewing it. I think what makes people gravitate on commercial products is that you know it is official. It has a trusted name brand attached to it that is known for delivering the highest level quality product possible to its consumer. I know in my mind, I will not see a pro neo-nazi television show become an entertainment platform on HBO like it has on Redit. In this day in age, allowing every one to have a voice is great. But when we over-consume social media, we lose our taste on good content.

If Satan Did Art

If Satan did art it would consist of hurt that would blind a man into his confusion. Confusion in art is one of the ways humans battle popular opinion as a great debate. In the role of creation a person believes their own will is what makes art. Following the fact when our unsatisfactory embraces temptation, greed and envy. All these elements the beastly desires of our human heart contain. Releasing this into the sphere of modern art to showcase impulsive actions that frames the carnage of human. Satan uses his paintbrush from the spine of Icarus children. Making an inescapable policy that will work good clashing with evil. Ground working the frame of a human heart on this earth.

If Satan did art it would look like war burning across the tundra as people search for treasures in the land of Israel. Just for rare items once held at the tip of mosses staff ripped away and auctioned. The human heart can portray Satan working his art, showcasing the ills a person has endured walking. Is pain a close correlation of crafting out hell for a persons pocket book to write a check off for ? Some say that we are already in hell. I respond to them by saying it is a matter of what you see life as.

Satan is Gods greatest artist. Both artist use their paint brush to stroke out illustration in black and white. Fighting for their moral standpoint. Watching both opposing sides collide, to create something polarizing. I would say be-careful of what you give your eyes and time to with the intention of men. God allowed Satan to craft his wicked ways onto the concrete jungle for are hands to handle. He tested the gift of discernment that our receptors use too decipher the ills of one mans truth. Satan’s truth is knowledge that is suppose to be kept hidden from are reality; adultery, murder and greed.

Thinking Like A Boss Is Thinking With Direction

People put on their pants everyday like everyone else when they wake up. The difference in power structure and control is knowing what your day is about to be set doing. Is it going to be different from how your bosses day is set up. Schedule and routine play a crucial factor in how we do our day. Choosing what position you want to be in life will help mold your day for years to come. I believe everyone should start out with a plan before the sun rises. Planning accordingly will help clear-up much clutter that is in your mind. You have goals you want to set then do so. Imagine living in a life we’re your potential has been dwindled away because you did not utilize your time to the fullest advantage.

Choices play a factor in how we conduct our day. We have to make choices to influence a positive impact on our day. Sometimes choices can come down to people, places and things we put our time into. Everyday I wake up, I always question is what I’m doing now going to fulfill ultimately what I set out to do five years down the line. I do not want to be stuck like I am chained to a cinder block at the toils of unhappiness. Even with our significant others we have to make the wisest of choices. Does the other you further the way you dream. Making you go into another aspect in your thinking to accomplish all what you set to do ?

As Will Smith stated, “There is a redemptive power that making a choice has, rather than feeling like your an effect to all things happening.”. This is true coming from a Grammy nominated actor. Instead of feeling like an cause to all things, we need to be the cause for things you specifically want to come. Do not attract the storm into your circle by letting useless energies rip away at you. One of the laws that exist in the book, 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People, that will always hold true is: be proactive. Being proactive on the right choice will reward you on the stepping stones you lay on the foundations you walk. Bill Gates did not become Bill Gates overnight. He simply had an idea, with this idea, he took it and sold the dream to investors that we’re willing to invest in his company.

Have you ever had something in life you wanted to do but never set out to do. Make the choice on it and push your agenda. Make the power of choice and become a boss. Even if you seem a little bit demanding. You are demanding for the happiness in your life to come into fruition.

 

Money Can Not Buy Community Respect

Do you guys ever notice how the election campaign is ran ? You go out and touch basis on what is going on in America. Getting to know different communities and how it is ran. The vices that set groups of people are faced with then you find a point to fix the problem. The power of communication and love are prevalent in most Campaigns that gives a killer sweep in elections. Understanding the voice of your people is a relevant thing that is missing in the hearts of people.  Although dollars are funded from big corporations, other politicians and so far. The money helps fuel a personality that is willing to inspire change within the world.

How would it look if I flaunt money in your face. Claiming I am some big shot coming here to save every one with no interaction or value of human life. I would be looked at as a target. The demonic devil who has no regard for life around me. Why would a community build their trust with me if I continued on doing this ? Instead it punishes people even more causing chaos in the hearts and mind of men. Money does not buy respect. Respect in my world is one of the strong foundations of building love. In order to succeed in the realm of business, I must build interaction within community. This holds true when we have to build trust. It is more than a campaign slogan or a fancy logo. We have to real life sit back and care for the place we inhabit. Stop to take our ear to listen then we give a solution on how we can bridge gaps on making what is wrong a better place. I think that is what makes Donald Trump not a respected figure head among people of economic decline, minority or people that celebrates liberalism. In fact he is the definition of someone who binds into the greed of money. Talking the power of a dollar and keeping the riches that “America” has build for it-self. Yeah it is a great talk for those that believe China is pimping us out of trade and immigrants are stealing from us.

Really the answer is bridging the gap in communities across an even keel so people can swim the shores of our economic rise we promise on our soil.