Jay’s words have influenced a lot of my movements and thought patterns since 1997. My favorite song ever is “Lucky Me,” but don’t get it twisted, I’m no “robot” or want to emulate what him or his team did. It’s about making our own mark in this and like with him it will take time, effort and most of all patients.
I’ve seen minor successes in this game, but in 2009 I saw a lot more than I ever expected. I saw Drake take off, I’ve broken bread with the majors and saw my first taste of movie money. 2009 marked the year I decided that “Corporate America” wasn’t for me and that working for people is like a step above slavery… I learned that we don’t choose the people in our lives, they’re drawn in by factors above and beyond my understanding and whether they choose to stay or not is something we can’t control.
I learned that my train of thought is something most people won’t understand till I make something more of myself to prove it to them. And honestly… FUCK THEM because if you didn’t believe in me then, then why would I take up for you late?
It don’t work that way for me… That’s where this song comes it. Jay-Z “Get My Shit Off (Get Off Minez)” a lost song from the Blueprint 2 sessions that I discovered off a Kay Slay/ Kid Capri mixtape back in 2003 I think. This song is amazing and out of all the music I heard from Jay this decade, I feel that this song sums up how I feel, my struggle (or lack there of) through trying times.
This nigga said, “(If you ain’t ready to die) My advice would be to back up and live/ Cause the fact of this is (I keep 4-4’s in the sky)/ Mind on my money/Nigga I’m so for real I hope you’re not finding this funny (Nah..)/ I live everyday like my last/ Fast money, fast cars, fast temper, draw down faster than y’all (I’m about to get my shit off)”
Shit… I can’t front like I ain’t had it easy my whole life, but at least I know where I came from and aside from the issues, the stress, the people tugging at me to do it! DO IT! DO IT!!! I’m always gonna take it all in and follow my heart.
I don’t CONFORM… I REFORM…
2010 marks the year that we can reflect back on 10 years of real memories for people in my generation and honestly… It’s all a blur to me. I lived it up too much and have today to look forward to. Tomorrow isn’t really in our hands at all. It’s what we do in the now that will define the generations to come. Remember that and live each day by your own freewill and if you have an ounce of courage in your heart and mind to go after what you really want out of life, maybe we’re on the same page and there is some hope for us in this world of sin…
Enjoy the music.
P.S.: I’m going to be writing the faces, places and music that made my 2009 special after New Years… Look out for that one and enjoy yourselves tonight… I know I will 🙂
That’s why I give you my UPS, my DOWNS, my PAIN, my PASSION, my PLEASURE, my GOOD & BAD times, niggas… my whatever
My HOPES, my DREAMS, BLOOD, TEARS & SWEAT
This my version of R Kelly’s This is “A Nigga’s Threat”
My LIFE is an OPEN BOOK
I hope you took from it what works for you
I was put on this EARTH to move MOUNTAINS, I think…
I’m almost sure…
But I’ve been smokin’ a lot lately, not counting my drink…
I GOT TO GET MY SHIT OFF!
…:::MY SONG OF THE DECADE:::…
D/L: ===> JAY-Z – GET MY SHIT OFF (GET OFF MINEZ)