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Your “I” Contribution

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, News, TV Shows on June 21, 2020 at 6:59 am

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Birthed of the Earth you have been nourished and loved
you’ve heard of connective-tales of how you were sent from above.

Good morning dear Father – Good morning beloved Daddy.
I’m bright eyed and bushy tailed; I’m so glad that you had me!

Good morning male child, who is mono in this world,
Today it’s you and your family – tomorrow it’s you and your girl.

For those who are “in their tomorrow or are actively procreating,
this day was made for your male awesome’ness. ‘Tis no debating.

You are rigid, you are solid, you are true.
Folks say I look like my dad and my mind goes straight to you.

Thoughts like, “He is rather good looking – isn’t he?” and “Gosh he’s so cute.”
Then I look in the mirror and thank God for good fruit. I am your reflective suit.

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Dad’s way of showing love…

We are all very similar, just different version of,
so when that little one acts up, like you used to — give them more love.

They are part of you; 50% is what you put in.
They are not disrespectful varmin; they are your kin.

Fruit is good; your fruit especially.
Mason them not in a jar like sacred jelly.

What grows in woman’s belly is a contribution to life.
Behold the man who seeds her; making the two of them “thrice”.

If you have a jewel of a father in your sight or midst,
I pray thee rise, with wide eyes, and make him breakfast.

Are you an “I” contribution? Have you made an “I” contribution of your own?
Either way, celebrate today – you’re beloved whether child or grown.

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Hug dad more!

Males are  born with the weight of strength on their shoulders; per the structure of societal nature.
And though many may take your shoulders for granted – not your Dad, because he made ya.’

Are you a dad? If you are – then you know what I’m talking about.
You are “all of that” to your children; believe that —  with no doubt.

We consider you to be strong, much like Superman.
We often think “all will be well” if Daddy holds our hand.

You are amazing in every scene of our lives when you are not away at work.
You’re so amazing that we all need a day to celebrate your necessary worth.

This morning is beautiful, starting with its early morning dew.
Good morning to every “I” Contribution alive – I am just like you.

Thank God for our parents; our fathers DNA came through.
My “I” Contribution to the internet rests in this view.

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Your daughter will always remember the first man she ever loved. XO.

I am a Daddy’s girl, too;
a birther of poetic hues and intellectual dues.

Man: I love you sincerely, like only a mother would.
I compose griot/poetry/sonnets to chronicle your good.

I think it’s okay for an “I” Contribution to parallel flesh.
I compose Qui Creative Content to keeps the lobe wet. check-mark

Don’t ever be dry.
This is my Contribution of “I.”

For the withal to nourish, I yield thanks my Father’s way,
I’m Qui
Wishing every Dad in history a HAPPY FATHERS DAY. 

Please put POP LYNN in your ear.
He’s Common’s father and he’s no longer here,
though his words on wax will remain historical wise and dear:

Allow me to clarify, so that there be no confusion,
our beloved Common is Pop Lynn’s “I Contribution.”

 

Oshea’s Tight Fade at the BARBERSHOP

In Comedy, Communication, Griot, Movies, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement on April 18, 2016 at 2:34 am

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Saturday was opening night for Ice Cubes BARBERSHOP.
I pre-purchased tickets online – early and attendance was hot!

Our show was to start at 6:45, I arrived at 6.
There was no seat for: Qui, party of 3 – in the mix.

So I changed my ticket time to 7:30 and found my seat early, by 7pm.
It was Qui’s party of 3 and a packed house of fans before the lights could dim.

I’m in Phoenix where black films don’t arrive on a whim, so I was glad that we all turned out
to see what Oshea’s Tight Fade at the BARBERSHOP was all about.

We loved ❤ and laughed outloud.
The audience was a 75/25 crowd.

75% of viewers were black and heavily family oriented too.
Behind me, (2nd to last row) was reserved for ‘every one’s offspring crew.’

Teens sat in the rear – a place that used to be reserved for ‘adult clout’
I thought they’d be noisy but their parents threatened to ‘bust their mouths.’

I snickered but I didn’t laugh out loud.
I remember when I was a part of the ‘young adult’ crowd.

Anyhow, back to the BARBERSHOP – I liked the direction of course
that Ice Cube took us on. #WisdomEvolved was on sport.

We’ve all seen BARBERSHOP before, this is Oshea’s 3rd tight time in the chair.
I loved the information dropped, the ideas sparked; relations made with care.

It wasn’t a “funny show” nor a show of “no substance.”
You’ll be disappointed if you’re looking for “entertainment about nothing.”

Topics were running and though there was some brief gang gunning
the point in the end was “we’ve got to control” black violence hunting.

The BARBERSHOP is a place of honesty with very little sugar and honey.
And though the film was a good time to relate to – it was still very funny.

It was good. The theater was quiet.
No one objected the truth and there were no riots.

The crowd was largely black with a few whites – each person an Oshea fan.
We laughed and gasped in unity. We took our cuts from the BARBERSHOP’s hand.

Charlie_TelphyEve did a good job and Common showed up – again.
Charlie Telphy from Black-ish was there too. You know that’s my friend.

Nikki Minaj was in the film, and played a pretty important role.
She was the beautician who’s lonely and wishing — she was ’bout to sell her soul.

No, not to the devil, though her character could have used a shahman.
Nik was trying to come between the character union of Eve and Common.

It was cheap, it was real and it happens all of the time.
Common’s troubles at home was an inroad to roam and Nikki had a lonely behind.

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Eve was looking to put Nik’s characters eye on shine when she caught ‘them’ [hubby + coworker] in a compromising position.
To make a long story short, Nikki wanted a feeling to court– but Common wasn’t up for grant within.’

Dirt dishin?‘  I sure am, but like I said the script was strong.
It was less about ‘a blaseh time’ and more about our current song.

Our current communal and social situation song; Topics were HOT!
I’m Qui
Rubbing my hands all over Osheas Tight Fade at the BARBERSHOP.

Have you seen it? Go on out and see it for yourself.
Oshea is trying to make a difference – in addition to getting that wealth!

I love it!
#ForReel

Preacher trapped in a rappers body…

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement on April 10, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Meet Norris J.

He sho’ makes positive rap sound cool. In fact, he’s “THE COOLEST” inspirational rapper I know and his swag is easily comparable to Will Smith.

So if you’ve found as of late that you’re driving music has been reduced from: jamming the latest rap song in it’s entirety -to- only jamming the instrumental – you are not alone. I’ve even taken to freestyling (making up rhymes about me), because I refuse to be a held hostage to “lyrical trash” over dope beats.

I just wont do it.

However, thanks to Norris J, LeCrae, Common, Mr. Pointman, and a local (DFW) cat I know named Groovy — I too can jam a rap joint in its entirety during my road transitions.

I learned of Norris J last winter through an internet shopping executive and she absolutely couldn’t say enough about him. She immediately googled him (on the spot) to make an informal introduction. I’m not easily impressed when it comes to rap – you know this. I like WORDS. They matter to me. I like them to make sense.

Words don’t seem to be of much value to the fad rapper, and the moral of the story is usually: GARBAGE (pronounced gar-bahj).

However, Norris J is on something entirely different. The beats are jamming and the chorus hooks are easy to get stuck in your head. In fact, the ONLY DIFFERENCE between Norris J’s raps and say those of Jay Z or Drake, is simply in THE WORDS he chooses to use – especially in his hooks.

It’s minor adjustments like these (new trends), if caught onto can make a huge difference in our culture and the comprehension of value in our youth. Think about it. They repeat everything they hear…

Norris J is cooler than a fan on HIGH.
Though I won’t lie –
I was NOT looking for another rapper to come nigh…

Then all of a sudden:

This weekend I had the pleasure to network in a little fun,
that’s when I met VeniceMr. Norris J’s mom.

She’s his No. 1 fan. She’s honest in her bias view,
but she was in good company, because I’m an INJ fan too.

After listening more intently and being inspired by every spoken sentence
I knew I had to tell you about Norris and work his mom’s name all up in it. lol!

Norris J is a lyrical beast overlayed on beats and his swagger does deem him a hotty!
Not to mention his insides are good, he’s a “Preacher trapped in a rappers body”.

That last line is a quote from “THE KINGDOM”kin to the headlining video joint,
I’m Qui
CONVERSATION RULES THE NATION and this brothers rap lyrics are on point.

PS — This is good news for me and my youthful intellectual kin,
Thanks to an elite few we too can jam rap in our cars again.
Let’s support positivity & we’ll POSITIVELY WIN.
Hit up REVERB and get your Norris J order in!

Of course he’s spreading good vibes on FACEBOOK and TWITTER too.
Befriend him and “LIKE” his pages —you know how we do. 🙂
Ooo!