To The Aspiring (But Really Wack) Rappers

To The Aspiring (But Really Wack) Rappers

Don’t quit your day job or your college major
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Let me start off by saying I love me some hip-hop. I’m always like to keep an open mind when listening to different rappers’ records whether there from 20 years old to even now hearing the new wave of artists underground or mainstream.

However I need those to know just like ones who wants to be a movie star or supermodel or even ballet dancer. Not everyone will make it. I know that your parents and teachers shove down your throat you can do any career that you put your mind but let’s be honest reality kicks when you become an adult. And sometimes it pains me as a black person seeing other young black people who are so bent on becoming the next Jay-Z or the next Future or Lil Uzi for that matter. One because there’s so many other things in this country you can be besides being a rapper. I mean for god sakes we need more black people in legislation and congress or more in the STEM field. Also the world of hip-hop is a saturated one and a competitive one. And definitely what doesn’t help if you’re just a wack rapper in general. Though granted you can be wack rapper no matter skin color. Back to the idea of what wack rapper is: if your bars or lyrics aren’t on point, if there’s no good production and if you can’t make yourself stand out from the rest. Because that’s what being in the music industry is all about: setting yourself-apart. Most importantly if you can’t freestyle on command like the ones on Sway in the Morning (Shade45) you’re not rapper material.

It also concerns me to see how bent people are on becoming a hip-hop star not realizing they have bills to pay and family that can’t be neglected. Going broke from spending amount of $ on audio software and props for music videos. Or even hearing about baby mamas who are financially supporting their baby daddy studio time he needs to drop a mixtape on SoundCloud.

My thing is if 10 people are telling you that your music sucks you should probably take it into consideration. You should also find a career or field that has more concrete opportunity. Even within hip hop, there other career besides just being a artist. You could be a hip-hop journalist or a historian or work a talent agent or radio promoter. One final statement: if you’re parents aren’t supporting your dream it’s most likely coming from a good place, no one wants to see you struggle they want to see succeed. So you need a Plan B.

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9 Reasons You're Still In Love With Tim Riggins In 2019

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If you're a Friday Night Lights fan, you know very well who Tim Riggins is. And if you've never seen the show, he's basically just the bad boy football star and sensitive hottie of your dreams, all wrapped into one heart-throbbing package. If you haven't already fallen under the Tim Riggins spell, you're about to...


1. He's the star running back of the Dillon Panthers.

Basically every girl who has walked this earth has fantasized about having that cliche football relationship. No shame. #33 on the field, #1 in my heart.

2. He's actually really sensitive.

Tim Riggins may seem hard and dysfunctional on the outside, but he's really just a big softie. He's no JD McCoy, who grew up lavishly and extremely fortunate; Tim had a rough upbringing. He and his brother, Billy, had to work hard all by themselves just to stay above water, which is most likely what keeps him so grounded and humbled.

3. He loves kids.

Tim didn't even think twice about taking his neighbor under his wing when he moved in next door. And for some reason, there's just somethin' about cute boys holding babies that makes us girls swoon.

4. He's genuine and honest.

Sure, maybe he took advantage of his football-star status and slept with most of the rally girls, but once he fell in love with Lyla we saw his compassionate side. (You probably envied Lyla and maybe even hated her for a while because of it...I know I did.)

5. He knows how to have a good time.

It's 5 o'clock somewhere.

6. He's a family man.

Tim took the blame for his brother's crime and went to prison for it...if that's not loyalty then I don't know what is.

7. He's affectionate.

If you either hate Lyla or you want to be Lyla or a combination of the both, you are not alone.

8. He's protective.

Probably the only time you've ever wanted to be in a tornado was when you watched the episode where he shielded Julie from flying debris.

9. He's beautiful.

You're welcome for blessing you with this GIF.

May you all find your own Tim Riggins. Amen.

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Little girls grow to be big girls

People always ask big girls why they're so insecure

Big girls aren't quite sure

Day after day the big girl can't keep up

She's exhausted

Her soul feels worn

The big girl learns to grow hard

In a way, she's a bit stronger

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