Hello, loyal reader. By popular demand – I’m back with my brother, Al Patron. The topic at hand is REALITY Are you dealing with reality or this dream world you’ve created? They say “perception is reality”, so what do you perceive? Furthermore, are you deceiving yourself? Lets delve further into this. Have you lied to yourself and others so much that you now believe your own lies? Countless times, I log onto the internet and see men insulting women that in reality they would never have a chance at even hugging. Instead of insulting these women with more going for themselves than all of the women you’ve ever dated combined, how about you use that time to progress yourself? How about you enroll in school, get a job, or at least watch some educational YouTube videos? Move out of your mother’s home, get some assets, and maybe THEN you won’t be limited to dating girls fresh out of high school. No matter how achieved you feel about degrading people half a country away online, just remember – you’re still the same loser when you log off that you was when you logged on. Talking bad about people you don’t know says more about you than it says about THEM… Nova Knows…
I’m all for being inspired, motivated & in turn sharing said inspirations to motivate others BUT fuck your dreams, this is reality. I usually don’t give a shit what other people say or do but when it begins to have an adverse effect on me, then we must address the issue. What I need you all to go ahead & do is be more realistic. For example, dudes are so often inclined to say “I’d fuck the shit out of that Halle Berry bitch”. Who said she had any designs of letting you “fuck the shit out..” of her? Why is she a bitch again? I’m pretty sure “That’s not gonna get you that ass” like the legendary Calvin from Paid in Full would say. This is advice, not to be confused with criticism or ridicule because I really could care less but understand the difference between careless & care less. The lack of tact shown by some aka careless effort reflects on the brand known as man. See some females can’t unblur that line between a man & a male of age & they confuse us all for boys. Cut down on the delusions of grandeur & start doing simple math. If you’re at a party, instead of shooting for the stars & hitting nothing but sky, be realistic. 300 females in a party, you should be able to go 3 for 300. That’s 1%. Leave the women to the men who they deserve & be happy with what you can get. This is NOT a form of settling, it’s a form of curbing your lofty expectations & having you not settle for a lonely night.
Great points, Al. Furthermore, whats going on with these aspiring musicians who love talking about how much better they are than other musicians in the position THEY want to be in. These people usually say things like, “Maaan, Wiz Khalifa is wack! His bars are so simple, he just knows how to ride a beat!”… Aye, fool! Shut yo wack ass up! Those beats are worth more than your annual salary, and besides – he’s FUCKING AMBER ROSE!!! Instead of talking down on the people doing better than you in an area you aspire to be in – how about you study and learn HOW they got into that position? I bet you they spent their time working on their craft and not insulting someone else’s art. I bet they spent time building relationships with those in a position to help them and not sending them hate tweets. What if one day you DO put out music worthwile of listening to and it reaches those same people you’ve been harrassing. Are you prepared to hear, “You have talent, but your name looks familiar. Oh yeah, you spent all that time sending me bullshit online. Fuck you, miserable muhfucka!!!” You’re destined to be in your mother’s basement forever & the only thing you’ll have to look forward to is sneaker release dates. Oh well. YOU GOT THEM FOAMS, THOUGH!!!
Being “on the grind” consists of way more than tweeting links to a bunch of music no one past your block will listen to. Nobody cares that you’re “in the stu makin hits” you know why nobody cares? Because you’re not. Let me guess, “I do it for my my community cuz at the end of the day, they all I got”. No one wants to hear that bullshit. Christopher Wallace said it best, “Don’t be mad UPS is hiring” because all while you’re pursuing your “lifelong dreams” Con Edison is on your ass & you’re about to be in the dark with nothing but incense & candles for lighting. I want you all to be great & giving us 3 minutes & 20 seconds of audio nonsense, ok? Got it? Some of you probably could care less what I have to say about this & that’s fine but let’s do some more simple math. How many players are on NBA rosters? For example, there are 30 teams & 15 players to a team, that’s 450 human beings that get paid to play basketball in the biggest pro league in North America. Now think about how many human beings play basketball around the world? I’ll just presume the number is upwards of 15 million. Let’s look at this dynamic for a second. 450 players in the NBA, 15,000,000 human beings who play basketball in the world. That’s 14,999,550 humans that aren’t in the NBA. Be realistic, the numbers aren’t in your favor. Allen Iverson isn’t in the NBA right now, think about this the next time you want to go “spit 16 of fire” on a track that maybe only 30 people will listen to past the 1:00 minute mark. Contrary to popular belief, it is perfectly legal to earn an honest living outside of rap, sports & drugs. “Grinding” is whatever you make it to be, whether it be UPS, FedEx, CVS or being a chef. Always remember, to be Antoine Walker then, you have to be Antoine Walker now. Be realistic.
-Nova Giovanni & Al Patron