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A weekend of lifts

In Communication, Griot, Music, News, Self Improvement on March 6, 2017 at 7:35 am

I’m a Leo, a romantic kin; an extrovert to no quick end.
I’m a loner filled with cues of intend; I have an abundance of fam but very few friends.

So please hear me out as I intend to express
The goodness I’ve found in a sisterhood connect.

The weekend came fast but exited slow.
My girlfriends and I were on the ‘to and fro,’

Las Vegas was the destination, We were on our spectating grind.
Then we caught a shuttle bus to Moapa to kick it with HIGH TIMES.

And we did — along side other new found friends.
Our moods were elevated but not as much as the winds.

The winds were 30mph, the wide open space was perfect for vent.
The ladies and I camped out Kosherly in the SuperVip tent.

We met vendor upon vendor and one person after the next
who were more aboutpeace & harmony” at this laid-back connect.

No. It was not a Woodstock at all — and many cried “not fair,”
For the simple fact, that there was very little MaryJane in the air.

It seemed the reservation that hosted the event
was threatened with ‘illegal ramification imprint.’

They were instructed not to sell and/or distribute any weed.
There were many vendors and products but no State Fair winning seeds.

There were plenty of food trucks in the case folks wanted to eat.
There were all kinds of art, apparatuses of sorts and a pair of dancing trees.

Ludacris was on marquee to perform in that heightened frame.
He turned out and rocked the crowd – though the scene mirrored his name.

It was “ludacris” for Feds to have restricted the reservation hosting the event
After thousands of dollars for booths were spent,

after thousands of dollars from guests poured in to commemorate…
Moapa Valley had the dustiest plate.

Nevertheless, between the information learned and the consolations earned

👉🏾We had a grand time.👈🏾

We lived like ballers without the alcohols but With all of the pent house plush.
We ran the streets interviewing folks that we’d meet in the sin city stripped rush.

Excitement did gush, slot machines rang and dispensaries did their share.
While High Times had no verge to grind – on the strip MaryJane was in the air.

Harmony seemed to have followed the scent.
A good time was had – a good time was spent.

Today we are back on the grind, all smiles and so much wiser.
High Times hails the best networking events – but missed the fire.

I’m a Leo, a fire sign; known to live life high.
I enjoyed our party of 3 – my two girlfriends and I.

It was a 3-day weekend and we used every hour
To lift each other up and compliment shower.

Were we socially productive? Did we get any good info?
Yes we did, a summit of the minds was bridged and elevated with no smoke.

We came and we saw
The clash of state and federal law…

We were educated and we educated others on a myriad of things.
My sisterhood circle is a networking production – not a fling.

This was my first CUP Event, I hope to mingle amidst many more,
I’m Qui
Good morning Monday and dear girlfriends. The weekend was a hell-of-a-score!

A Happy Heart

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Music, News on February 17, 2017 at 5:31 am

a-happy-heart.jpgA happy heart is what I’m working with
I’m happier than the cast of Chapter 2, John Wick.

Have you seen the interview/trailer shtick? It’s got potential burn.
I was captivated by the behind-scenes look at Larry Fishburn.

Isn’t he calling himself Laurence and not Larry now?
Laurence/Larry, Clean face/hairy — I love him anyhow. 😀

A happy heart is mine today! Dare I try to shake it.
It’s deeply rooted in my soul. I’m high and wouldn’t think to fake it.

An opportunity to share goodness? Everytime I see it, I take it.
I’m high y’all with heralding gall – Good is in progress. I make it.

A happy heart is what I’m dealing with. What is it that you’ve got on your chest.
If it’s something other than love, drop that bug and get to doing what works best.

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Lighten your burdened load of mundane
and elevate your heart and elongate this chain.

Chain of Love, I’m trying to link it.
No haters in this click. Those suckers will sink it.

Speaking of Chains, I heard that soon there’ll be a halt in melodic excitement
as The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has announced she’s going into retirement.

Retirement? Now? Isn’t she a spring chicken?
When it comes to Gospel tones Ms. Franklin’s vibes are bone stickin.’

I hate that she’s calling it quits – still pending a few more tour dates.
I do love Aretha Franklin and pray that PROSPERITY remains her life long fate.

Yay!
A Happy Heart is mine today.
I promise you that I’m going out to play.

My retirement is far off.a-happy-heart1
I’ll spend my youth…a productive cost.

I’m learning the ropes and minimizing losts.
I’m utilizing and executing, preparing to be boss.

A Master at the Art of Living draws little distinction between his work and play.
I’m working at mastering the art. Living good yields my heart happy today.

Hey-ey! Whatchu say? Life is tricky and that I should watch out?
A happy heart means vibing smart and cautiously moving about.
I’m not into the wince nor the pout.

Life is at hand and things are looking pretty golden.
I’m Qui
Saying Oui-Oui! I’m producing goods to be beholden.

Approaching life with A Happy Heart
is me doing my best to hold a productive charge.

2 Hours of TAKING THE STAGE…

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Music, Networking, Self Improvement, TV Shows on January 12, 2017 at 10:28 pm

taking-the-stageOMG! What an awesome broadcast. Did you see it?
I’m glad I did or I wouldn’t have really believed it
would be so good and so deeply uplifting.
I found the broadcast while channel surfing and sifting

because I don’t watch a lot of network television
I blindly landed on The African American Music and Stories that Changed America – rendition.

I hadn’t seen any commercials advertising the event
and there,  the better part of my evening, 2-hours were spent.

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Mary J Blige opened the show – it was a very appropriate and proper note

There was Usher, Fantasia, Christina Aguilera and those Broadway singers too,
There was Common, Dougie Fresh and Chuck D reciting Paul Laurence Dunbar and Langston Hughes.

There was Gladys Knights, but no Pips, Mary Mary and Shirley Caesar —
John Legend, Stevie Wonder and the Howard University Choir – no preacher.

ABC SPECIAL - TAKING THE STAGE: AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC AND STORIES THAT CHANGED AMERICA, a star-studded special commemorating the opening of the Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture, taped at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, 9/23/16, will air as a two-hour primetime special on THURSDAY, JANUARY 12 (9:0011:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Fred Watkins/ABC via Getty Images) ANGELA BASSETT

Angela Bassett introduced the memories of Lena Horne, Nina Simone and Billy Holiday

And a host of others that played their part in blessing us too —
It was good to reflect on the American History of YOU.

This was the celebration of the Smithsonian African American History and Culture Museum in DC.
I am grateful from the bottom of my heart for a place that will house the history of WE.

I’ll drop by the museum often to reflect on and gaze upon
those fragments of time that I do call my own.

The Smithsonian is a fine home and so the party went off without a hitch,
I’m Qui
Fading-to-black the TV because the last two hours satisfied an Historical itch.

THANK YOU
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For thinking about WE.
It sho’ felt good to me.
XOXO

Ricky Harris was the Big TAA-DOW!

In Griot, Music, News, Video on December 28, 2016 at 7:22 am

Good morning family, good morning friends:
The other day The Dogg Pound lost a very dear kin.

While morning surfing Tom Joyner, Claudia Jordan, Porsha Stewart and the likes
I came up on news of a fallen soldier of dimensional mics.

Ricky Harris was a comedian, an actor, a voice over nut and a preachers son.
His comedy was slick, he made me laugh til’ I was sick – he was about that fun.

He went on and crossed over the other day
and a broken hearted Snoop Dogg had this to say:

LIFE IS SHORT. I say it all of the time.
You hear it in conversation – you hear it in rhyme…

I don’t know if Taa-Dow * was sick, but 54 is not a senior age
to many of the 80-somethings near my hood – Sun Lakes is all the rage!

I do love LIFE. I say it as much as I can
and I will miss Ricky Harris – Gosh darnit I was a fan.

And so today is still Hump Day and early in its birth.
I wake up taking nothing for granted – embracing LOVE and her girth.

Love isn’t always a svelte feeling, like when your mom popped you in the head–
for sassing off, cussing through-a-cough or that ill-compassionate thing you said.

That is LOVE in its firmer form and sometimes it is absolutely necessary
to ensure that you’re on course with your journey; acquire tools you must carry.

Some would call this “the girth” of LOVE, but you know the seasoning is in the fat.
So next time you’re rebuked out of love, flash a smile and be THANKFUL for that.

A beautiful day is dawning @ 7am in my Arizona hood,
I’m Qui
Feeling like “Oui-Oui!” Because I’m alive and God is good. 😀

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Ain’t nothing wrong with celebrating, embracing and bellowing a laugh.
Trust if Ricky Harris were alive today – he sure would have.
xoxoxox

*Taa-Dow was another one of Ricky Harris’ characters name in audio skits via Snoop Dogg CD’s.

Where is the love

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on December 15, 2016 at 10:53 am

we-are-in-this-togetherThe world is acting like “UNITY is key and we refuse to let it go,”
but collectively we aren’t blasting in-your-face coverage on #Aleppo.

The spot is violently hot and even tho
there’s been a cease fire, it ain’t over — yo.

THE NEWS… I don’t want it no mo’.
They pick and choose what they want to show

Headline RATINGS generating? — I don’t know.
But enough about me – what about #Aleppo?


Oooooo!

Anywho yo – I was up at a leisure hour today
because yesterday started early and I was committed to #Slay.

I did. I worked all day.
So much so, I had not a thing to say
on #HumpDay.

Though when a lone moment caught me, CupCakeChique was on the vent
and expressed to me the concerns of her heart and how her thoughts are spent:

My heart is with Aleppo right now. I was shaken to the core to think
that humanity, love, unity and hatred are lumped up into one septic sink.’

Surely I parapharsed her passionate rage; for it went on and on
That’s when Roberta Flack came to mind and the “WHERE IS THE LOVE” song.

CupCakeChique is new to world events, for she is not even 21.
Her eyes wide and full-teeth smile she thought adulthood would be more fun.

She yearned to learn about lifes mysteries under the ‘grown-folks’ sun.
Instead she’s seeing tyranny and holy respect for “the bully pulpit and the gun.”

THE NEWS — I don’t want none. No satellite news is in my home.
Because I talk to the ones I love – the ‘exact sentiments’ make it into my dome.

Good morning sweetheart, I’m home. I’m grounded and vibrating higher.
I don’t accept the lose or yield defeat my choose – I am ordered by a higher sire.

I PRAY.

No — Prayer is not magic, politics, a bill or a law
But it’s what I’ll use to talk to God, to push through the ‘hem and haw.’

You remember Hem and Haw? We talked of them a few days back.
I’m still Sniff and Scurry I move in a hurry – I ain’t studdin’ what you thought I’d lack. 🙂

Good morning dear family it is only 10:30 under the Arizona sun,
I’m Qui
Waking leisurely on this Thursday morning of opportunistic sums.

Mmmm, yum.
But can #Aleppo get some?

XO.

Mondays AirDrop

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on December 5, 2016 at 3:11 am


Hustlers Convention 2015Let me drop this on ya
– it’s in the air
I caught Chuck D’s “Hustlers Convention” piece –
my heritage on broadcast – a reeled square.

It was Friday afternoon when I landed on the STARZ BLACK station
and heard a few words that made a spirited-soul relation

to my thirsty ears.
Oh dear
I almost squeezed out a tear…

I was so excited.
Words rhymed on a dime
and I did not write it.

THE HUSTLERS CONVENTION — when first I heard of it
was the day I met Fab5Freddy – I rank no chance meet above it.

He shared the history of it all and I loved it.
He encouraged me to embraced my GRIOT root – so I )))HUGGED((( it.

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Click HERE to get chin-checked by the original audio – 1973

I was shocked to see Chuck D’s documented revelation of events…
It’s been 10-years since Fab taught me — #GriotKnowledge has been on ferment.

On an average of 3-days a week I AirDrop here to vent whatever vibe may be.
I’m 12-years strong singing this Griot song
that has been broadcasted on various www [dot] Qui ‘s

Ooo wee! It’s been a blast and I ain’t stopping
this weekend was prime for the pickin’ & HUSTLER CONVENTION copping.

Knowledge was dropping y’all… and if you didn’t know
don’t feel left behind, I learned about it on the East Coast.

Check your satellite listings of STARZ BLACK if you want to see 
the orign of the DNA that seeded the #Griot writes of Qui.

I’m trying to tell ya kinfolk, via this Monday Air Drop.
You’re getting it on good authority and it’s okay to cop.

Go ahead and peep the trailer and get a whift of the vibe
and if you don’t have STARZ, YouTube will give you the reel for a real a low price.

Man I dug the knowledge dropped – it was all hype and no jive,
I’m Qui
rendering Monday’s AirDrop a little sharper and amp’d to Go LIVE.

Phoenix ain’t ready…

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JuJu on Da Beat

In Communication, dance, Music, Networking, Video on November 23, 2016 at 5:32 am

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Sometimes you have to:

JuJu on the beat
JuJu on that beat
JuJu on that, JuJu on that, JuJu on that beat
Now slide, drop
Hit dem folks, don’t stop
AYE!
Don’t stop, aye
Don’t stop, aye.

Right? 

I find myself JuJu’ing quite a bit these days. You should see me sliding down the self checkout lane.  In the event that you don’t see me doing it and you want to cop these moves for yourself, peep the ZAY’s and HUMP their dance!

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Believe it or not, even though I keep a well oiled blog –
when I’m not on keyboard I fancy the dance than more the talk.

It’s as easy for me to accomplish as getting up to walk.
All I need is a beat and enough room for a squat.

I’m not all over the place when I bust a JuJu,
because I wouldn’t want to land an accidental 1-2.

In the dance choreography when they say “Hit them folks, don’t stop, ” —
Well I’ve been working out and I’d hate to mislay my lil guns on ‘ya.

So when I JuJu on the da beat, I’m sure to block my space,
I’m Qui
Humping the Zay’s and offering you floor space.

Let’s dance and let our hair down like nobody’s looking.
Make that #GetIT face — let me know you’re crooking.

Oh and…

YOU CUTE!
YOU YO MOMA’S SON!
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POWER is necessary

In Communication, Griot, Music, TV Shows on September 21, 2016 at 8:25 am
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Milan assumes Ghosts position….

Who has the POWER to “CALL THE SHOTS?” Did you watch last Sunday night?
STARZ had the POWER for a whole hour and in HD – it was pretty tight.

The script writing is succulent tender – though the bite is still solid and tough.
Ghost and Tommy are at it again, chickens in the pen, but pills are the rush.

Milan is the cannibal whose ‘CALLING THE SHOTS and running the block.
Tommy is his new protege’ and Ghosts ropes have officially been docked.

He and Tasha had an intimate moment that lead them straight to the bed
afterwards Ghost mentioned “taking out Milan” and it wore heavy on Tasha’s head.

She called ol’ Tommy-boy and told him that he “needs to stop Ghost” 
because if his “Milan execution” fails – she and the kids life would be toast.

Tommy knows this all to well, Milan threatened Tommy’s life to his face.
Tommy’s mad at Ghost for ‘plotting-the-most’ and is off to a half cocked race!

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AUSA Greg Torres and Ruiz

So fast off to the races he headed up the breeze
that he used to chauffeur and then OFF Ruiz!

Yes indeed. He personally knifed him up.
Ghost was using Ruiz for the Milan – FBI bust.

Without Ruiz in the cut, Greg is waiting empty handed for the wire.
AUSA Greg wired Ruiz up in hopes to catch some “Ghost convo” fire.

And if Greg ever retrieves that recording device off of Ruiz’s dead body
Tommy will have fingered himself as GHOST while killing Ruiz. Loddy-doddy.

Before episode 9 ended, Tommy was back at Milans warehouse post
where he sat down with Milan and said, “We need to kill Ghost!”

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Tasha’s goto is Tommy now?

 

Do what? Things are like THAT now? Ol’ Tommy-boy is scary.
Ghost is in the dark, Tasha requested the dim spark
and once again the POWER is necessary.

Whose holding it and how exactly are they executing?
I’m Qui
following the hand of the writers – as they do character rebuking.

Ghosts is feeling quite cellophane.
Tasha and Tommy are back-dooring his game.

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Kanan connects with Tariq on everything but the right thing…

What’s most insane is that there’s 1 more episode left.
Kanan is doing the underbelly thing – spinning a nasty web.

He’s taken to Ghosts son, Tariq, and is manipulating him well.
Kanan has plans to mold the childs hands
to continue “Ghosts generational hell.”

Are you still watching are you locked in and clocking?
The season may be wrapping up but the cold writing isn’t stopping!

PS… Where the “L” is Keisha (aka LaLa)?
She’s been missing since Tommy visited her spot.
Kinfolk, I tell ya, the script writing is….
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The ORANGE August MOON

In Communication, Griot, Music, Self Improvement, Video on August 8, 2016 at 4:48 am

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Surely you know the song. I love it and I can’t wait to jam it again on August 18th. August 18th is the next day that The ORANGE MOON will be in Phoenix. How beautiful it is. I’m not at all superstitious or know of any wives tales connecting to it, I am merely a fan of its visual beauty. I can’t wait to see it again. Its next debut will be 3-days after my birthday. That’s right internet fam’ – it’s LEO SEASON and I’m on the reflect. Reflecting you…

How good it is
How good it is
How good it is
How God is.

MEOW.
Good morning baby. Life is good.
Thanks for dropping by my hood.
Comprehend the moves – so that they are understood.leo_tongue-passion
Then whittle what you want out of LIFE – craft it, like it’s wood.
You can do it I’m duly watching.
And unless God calls ya home — ain’t no stopping.

RAWR.
Be bold in your moves after careful consideration.
Don’t let emotions be the thing that leads you your chief relation.
Be a general in this thing, recognize all moves and place your bet.
Push on towards #TheWin and keeps your lobes wet.
Whatever it is that you want out of LIFE, you have the authority to go and get.
Time is of the essence and non-refundable. Are you ready? Get on you mark, get set…

CIAO.
Once the race has begun for that thing that you want out of LIFE
remember nothing worth having will come for a short or FREE price.
That includes love. It doesn’t cost money, but it does cost your earnest time.
Time is non-refundable and Love is free —  but costs more than dimes.

Don’t forget it.
If it weren’t true, I wouldn’t have spit it.
LIFE is at hand. You best go and GET IT.
Evolution puts you on top. Be brave -Don’t fret it.

Today is a new day and I’m happy about it fam,’
I’m Qui
It’s #LeoSeason and I feel — I’ve got every reason
to let my hair down and not give a damn! 😀

However, this is not that time for me. Today I’ll  just post my say.
I’ll “not give a damn and let my hair down” on my beloved birthday.

In the meantime I’m rocking the tunes of the Orange Moon.
This season brings with it a jazzy swoon.

#Smile @ me.

 

Check out The View

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on July 15, 2016 at 12:47 am

Qui-May2016I’d be lying to you if I said I am not enjoying the various discussions that our country is having on topic RACE. I am hopeful that something good will come out of it however uncomfortable we all are feeling right now. If you’ve not ever been in need of compassion, you probably won’t be able to relate as quickly as, say someone that has been in need before about what the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag is all about. Sure ALL LIVES MATTER! I agree, but not all lives are being gunned down by police officers by and large. This very fact is the reason for all of the hoopla, posters, hashtags and marches.

What more can I say?
Enjoy THE VIEW and have a good day?

Perhaps I could ask, “Can you hear me now?”
The call has come in for racism to take a bow.

In our hearts, we know how.
Withholding compassion is a humanity foul.

A lot of folk don’t care if the despair doesn’t effect them
and are also the first ‘up in arms’ about the first sign of hem.

Hemming things up is what we have to do. America’s racist shroud is too long,
If you know better but don’t do it… you are purposefully doing wrong.

If you’re for UNITY and LOVE for all above: YOU NEED TO STRUT IT!
If you’re on that divisive drumpf: YOU NEED TO CUT IT!

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A beautiful day is emerging for a beautiful life to reign through-and-through,
I’m Qui
be a part of the solution, the world is watching, what will we have them view?