For the people that follow me….greatly appreciate you all. Looking to expand my horizons myself and follow a few more interesting people. Would be great if you could point out some other dope, intriguing, interesting Tumblr accounts you follow or are just nice. From Sports, Training, Music, Politics, Fashion, just to life. Greatly appreicate you all again.
“What the 99% Movement is really against is liars, and what I think the rest of the country doesn’t understand is that we (ALL of us, everyone in this country) is involved in an abusive relationship with capitalism. And people just keep going back to it, over and over, and getting hurt, but keep blaming it on themselves for getting so hurt by free market capitalism.
This whole ordeal is ultimately about bullies (such an archaic metaphor but so, so very apt for this situation) and the acquisition and retention of power. Those who fear the bullies the most have the most to lose and still cling to the idea that the bully will win due to sheer dominance. After all, these people have worked hard to be where they are! They’re successful because they’ve ‘won’ and are simply ‘better’ than us, right? Just like the Kardashians. Those who ‘win’ are ‘better’. They say the cream rises to the top, right? Well, I’ve got news for you.
It will never stop short of complete lunacy for myself in why when I post pictures of celebrities. Pictures of other athletes. Posts that I wrote from off the top of mind. That ONLY the ignorance from all of those categories get get reblogged, or commented on. I have been working on a website to show the work and dedication that I have to Personal Training and helping athletes. Along with just opening the mind to new ways of thinking and processing the world around us, yet, it gets no “love” or even a modest look. I have come the conclusion either what I am trying to do is pointless, or people just don’t read or want to be enlighten. And more than likely in the Black community and among youth I will NEVER get through to you guys. When I am trying to help you guys out the most. Frustration is inevitable trying to achieve greatness, but simply yelling to an audience with no response, or leading an individual to truth and they still close their eyes to it, is a battle I’m not willing to fight anymore. #DOA might never be fully functional with the circle and audience I am trying to reach. But whack ass hip hop artist, culturally accepted films and POP stars, and bashing of people due to indifference is celebrated. I will never understand this….wake me when this phase of humanity is over
Anybody that knows me, knows that I am the KING of sayings that just catch on like wildfire and people use for everyday life.
Now, it’s not to many times that I have fun or open myself up to expose anything outside of my business avenue of sports on my blog. With the exception of my reflection of turning 25 recently. Anyway, I’m not trying to steal anybody’s wave or format to how they run their website or blog. Just wanted the chance to let my guard down and expose you a bit more to the person you would see on the consistent basis while training or having general conversation.
Bare with me.
The art that is endured in the aspect of “selling p*ssy" is a bit overlooked. Now, most would make the connection between "selling p*ssy" and prostitution. In all fairness, yes, this is a form of the phrasing and why I use this phrase in the way I do. But my intellect behind it goes so much deeper.
When you think of society and how we interact with each other. The reasoning for attempting acts, events, or having a motive is based on morals and ethics. In more ways than one a lot of people don’t see that we have passed judgement on people without even taking into consideration their “story”. A background check can be the difference between jumping to a conclusion, or calling it as it is.
For example, when you see a homeless individual on the side of the street. All you see is the ending effect of what his story was. Maybe he has been “economically challenged” all his life. Maybe he feel on hard times with our current economic state/crisis. Maybe he is like guy of “Don’t Be A Menace…” that portrayed a “bum” but pulled the rags off of him to revealed a business suit and hop into a BMW. You never know.
But what you can say about today and the people of today is simple.
We (collectively) give a shit less about integrity.
Fact is fact. The openness that we have with our lives in this generation are remarkable. With social media, blogs, forums for discussion digitally. In the aspect of our choice of clothing, sex appeal, consciousness of our physique, to the music we listen to. We just do things different than the generations that preceded us. Not drastically different but we are more risquè.
In the 60s, the don of “change” came with the Civil Rights Movement, as well as the Women’s Rights Movement. In the 70s, came the birth of anti-establishment with the Hippies and “Afros”. In the 80s, came the “Afro-Centricity" of apparel, hats, and understanding customs; traditions. In the 90s to the present time, we have just become the beckoning of recklessness. The generation of “give a f*ck less”. A time of unabias rebellion. For all that is not self-sufficient, self-supporting, self-promoting. With this unequivocal self-conscienceness, comes a price.
Integrity. Character. Morality.
The “socialites” and celebrities of today have NONE of these things. But I am going to show you in example ways celebs and average people “sell dat p*ssy”.
The WHOLE Kardashian clan SELL dat p*ssy….by giving up their lives to a network. Being pimped by Ryan Seacrest, and the girls being pimped by Kris Jenner. They are all fixtures in the media without having any REAL talent.
Kim Kardashian SELL dat p*ssy….by being her. Her claim to fame is f*cking Ray J. Yeah, Ray J, Brandy’s little brother. She turned her skill (or lack their of sexually) into celebrity. With thus celebrity, she has become the “it girl” that this generations young girl wants to be.
Kobe Bryant SELLS dat p*ssy…by getting caught be an adulterer and buying his wife a bigger wedding band to make up for it. He devoted an entire arm of his body to his wife (and children) in regards to a tattoo. Kobe acts as if he is Hester Pryne in “The Scarlet Letter”. You have not and will not see Kobe without his wedding band on ever now. He sold out other players that were on his team (allegedly) by saying “they were treating too” to through off their relationships cause he f*cked up.
Tiger Woods SELLS dat p*ssy…in the fact he fell into the same situation Kobe did. Yet, he didn’t get caught with one, he was called out by a “southern bar’s society of white chicks”. Tried to patch things up with his wife…to have here make off with the largest settlement in divorce history. AND keep his last name. Tiger went from the # 1 Pro Golfer in the World to being UNRANKED. All behind this situation.
The average everyday person SELLS dat p*ssy…in trying to make it day to day. Wither it is going out of what they normally are to get play from someone. To kissing ass at work to appeal to a boss.Anything that you do in EXCESS to draw attention to yourself for notoriety when there is no reason to is sellin’ dat p*ssy.
Prostitutes sell dat p*ssy.
Politicians sell dat p*ssy.
Entertainers sell dat p*ssy.
Family Members sell dat p*ssy.
On the small scale to the large scale. EVERYBODY does it at some point and time. So to by pass having to tell them in long form the same olè story. Save your breath, time, and conversation. Just hit them with
FUCK TUESDAYS. I hate this shitty feeling. Tuesdays after football are like that weird sadness you get on a late Sunday afternoon when you think about how you have to go back to work/school the next day. Good thing I’ve got the interweb to keep me stimulated football-wise until Sunday. I’ve…
After tonight’s stinker of a Monday night game, week four of the NFL season will be in the books. With one quarter of the season finished, we’re starting to figure out which teams are good and which teams should be looking forward to the draft. However this draft is a special one because of…
Troy Davis's last words: To the people taking my life, May God have mercy on your souls, may God bless your souls. To the McHale family; I am not responsible for what happened that night. I did not have a gun. I did not kill your son, brother, father. I am innocent.
Now, this may come as a bit of a surprise but there is no other fighter pound for pound better than Floyd in this generation. Nor is a better bar for bar rapper better than Jay-Z.
Now, in the “opinionistic” world that is music and sports, your opinion is ALWAYS right. And in most cases, will be swayed based on if facts support the artist or athlete you like. REGARDLESS, of how much a glaring weakness in an athlete or entertainer shows, you will cover your eyes to the truth. You will always stay blind to the notion that there are other opinions and views to who is the “best”. Because YOUR opinion is the only one that matters.
But in the realm of reality, facts are facts, stats are stats, and champions are champions. It’s just the truth of the matter. Which is why this comparison of Floyd and Jay-Z is so rightfully fitting. Let’s be clear, I am always open for a debate, and someone to alter my perception to what their “reality” is. Opinions are opinions, and facts are facts. The are NEVER to be confused at anytime.
In the aspect of “numbers don’t lie”, 42-0 as a record, can’t be argued. When you look at the list of the people that were defeated in that record. It’s beyond credible and unbelievable in how he has went this long on top. Tony Duran, Arroyo, Carlos Rios, Josè Castillo twice. Aurtoro Gotti, Zab Judah, Baldimor, De La Hoya, Hatton, JM Màrquez. Lastly, and most recently, Shane Mosley and Victor Ortiz. These names ALONE hold more weight than most other people’s career bouts resumè. Regardless, of wins or losses. So when you take into consideration that all of these were wins for Floyd, it speaks that much more volume.
Numbers Don’t Lie.
Now the brash and cockyness, that is displayed through the arrogance that is “Money May” will always be his downfall. But in return you get the brilliance that is him. Facts are facts, NOBODY out works this guy. For 16 years, he has been the standard for his sport. He has set the bar in which no one has yet to reach or exceed in his fashion. The determination that he has in regards to his sport and love he has for it is undeniable. As, it is in his arrogance, is his brilliance really displayed. If it wasn’t for his “brag-a-docious” bravado, would anybody really know or realize his greatness? Boxing is not a sport dominated by whites. And no I’m not going down “that road” but let’s be realistic. If Mayweather, approached his craft in the same way that Peyton Manning does, would he still be considered the greatness that he is? In the regards to basketball and boxing it has always been embraced by hip-hop, they are mirror reflections of one another. They all have youth that were abandoned, have the “Adonis” mindset, and are always going to show and claim their greatness to the audience. The team of I. It’s all facts. People, realize, Mayweather is an entertainer, he just so happens to know how to box. The aura and allure that is the “Money” mantra, is all for entertainment purpose. He is dramatic in his approach to his craft, but precise in the way that he wants things to be delivered. He lives and boxes the way only way that he knows how to….HARD. All the way. Full Throttle. To the max. So why hate him for that?
In the same depiction, of Mayweather, Jay-Z is the epitome of greatness. There is no way to equate him other than that. He changed the demographics of hip-hop. Not only did he change the branding, and understanding the approach to the business mindset of things, he changed the landscape for what was acceptable from the culture. The numbers game have always been in the favor of Jay as it is with Mayweather.
Numbers Don’t Lie.
Jay is in an elite group of people as far as an artist. 12 “# 1 Albums”, he is the likeness of The Beetles and Elvis Pressly in chart toppers. In the realm of hip-hop, which was NEVER suppose to survive, shows you the magnitude of his greatness. To see the competition that he has had, in regards to who was to take the throne from him, have all fallen. For all the Nelly’s, Ja Rule’s, 50 Cent’s, and DMX’s, Jay has stood his ground and proved his dominance. Like Floyd. Even in the regards to shoulder the burden, of shouldering the load of an entire coast, and the home of hip-hop, in BIG’s demise. To being slandered by Pac, and been taken shots at from all the greats of that era, yet, still hold the reigns as the standard. He has been what the bar has been set by for 15 years and no one is even close. Like Floyd. He is impeccable in his approach to his craft as well. The preparation that goes into his craft seems to come as natural as breathing. But it’s through devotion to perfection is how he continues to get better. Like Floyd. His bravado, brash, and cockyness is what builds the brand to make him, him. Jay is a hustler that just so happens to know how to rap. Once again if he was the same type of artist as Nas, would he still considered to be the greatness that he is? He lives also with a controlled recklessness, because he works hard for what he obtains. He plays hard, to grind hard, to work even harder.
With so many parallels between the two,you would think that it would easily, not be hard to crown them for what they are to this generation. But, the real problem is this generation doesn’t know what greatness is when they see it. The claim to greatness is passed around and “anointed” to so many prematurelly that no one understands what “it” is. There is always the next Jordan, the next Kobe, the next Walter Payton, the next Cunningham, the next Pac, or the next Big. When they never can be the first THEM. When they never get a chance to blossom into themselves. They never get a chance to see what their abilities are and where their skill set is. They are “killed” in the aspect that they lose self before ever finding it. Trying to live up to the perception of who they are compared too.
But Floyd and Jay are from the OTHER aspect of this.
They drove themselves in the aspect that they wanted to be the best them, not a “second coming” of another. Which is an EXTREMELY lost art in our society and lives today. They may have respected another, that does the same craft as them, and maybe even crafted some of their styles to reflect that person. They never idolized that individual. They never built themselves through the likeness of another person. They wanted to perfect themselves. They worked on the craft to conquer all they conveyed. They set on a mission to leave their names echoing through the echelons of time. They brag, party hard, and flash because they had to earn theirs. No hand outs. As well as be in the spotlight that is celebrity. Something that not many will ever experience, nor, have experienced to their capacity. For you to be on top of your game at that level, as long as they have, should simply be respected and admired. But it’s not.
In both their regards, due to the lack of greatness of their calibur, scrunity is always at a maximum. Jay-Z is always under fire for the fact he signs his best competition to his labels or branding, and suffocates their success by not putting them out while they are buzzing. He also is always hated because he doesn’t respond to people on records when someone takes a shot at him. Mayweather in the same regard is always under fire for under performing in the ring, not demanding his will on an opponent. For dodging opponents. And as of Saturday night, has been regarded as a “dirty fighter” and a “ho” for the way the fight ended against Victor Ortiz.
In Jay’s defense, true enough, since his days as co-founder at Roc-A-Fella. He has brought together a wide arrayal of talent and mediocre, at best, pushed his rosters. In the Roc days, up to his stint as CEO of Def Jam, to his rebuilding of the Roc, with Roc Nation. Jay has often found the most talented of artist to bring under his umbrella, from Beanie Sigel (and State Property) and Memphis Bleek with the Roc. Finding Ne-Yo, Rihanna, Rick Ross, and Jeezy while being the head of Def Jam. To signing, Jay Electronica, Wale, and J. Cole as founder of Roc Nation. Now, again he is not the President, to push you or “pump you to the masses”. But he is the President, to do what all other Presidents do, in giving you an opportunity. In life, that is all REALLY you can ask for. Opportunity is worth more than any dollar amount guaranteed. You hold the key to your existence and the altitude of your professional growth with opportunity, but most don’t see things this way. To the argument that he doesn’t respond to other artist when they throw shots. There is always the slander against him for acting as if he is “above” his adversaries. And he is. At last recording, Forbes put Jay-Z’s worth at 450 Million, yeah, MILLION dollars. He has sold over 50 million albums worldwide. No other hip-hop artist can even come close to comparison with the exception of 50 Cent, Eminem (which are from the same umbrella of Dr. Dre), and Diddy. In which these three artist are getting as much money as Jay is getting so they don’t have time, like Jay, to respond to anybody. Let alone people beneath him. In the music aspect, he found an in-camp producer, that is just as noteworthy and great as him in Kanye West. As well as, last but not least, the man is married to Beyoncè. Which means that you add their grosses together along with what they contribute to the art that is music. Who can stop him? Then you look at the business acumen he has in thinking past his music profile, in getting linked up with politics in regards to his friendship with President Barack Obama.
So when you bring up the discussion that Wayne is just as influential of a figure or is a better rapper than Jay-Z it’s comical in a sense to me. Jay redefined the hip-hop connation. Made it acceptable to be from the ‘hood. Brought doo-rags, Throwback Jerseys, and Timbaland boots into mainstream “pop culture”. Then redefined himself, in image, and as an artist, with making it “cool” to be about your business and “grow up”. Wayne has not influenced in this same depiction. True enough, the deadlocks, tattoos, “rock star” lifestyle, and skinny jean craze, is all apparent. But he bit that from Mick Jagger, and all of those rock acts. Jay redefined and reinvented the essence of hip-hop and the genre. Greatness.
Floyd, in the same regard, has always had shots taken at him for not imposing his will of dominance on an opponent. Floyd is a showman fighter, an entertainer. He is always going to give a show a flash of arrogance, a bit of play, a smile throughout the match. All the while he is STILL dominating. Tagging an eye, warming up ribs, capitalizing of his impeccable defense, with offense. Because he is more of a Roy Jones, Jr, and less of a Mike Tyson he is wrong? Why should he play into what you want his perception to be? He is in the business to entertain. Boxing is a single man sport, which means all eyes are on you at all times. You have to build your brand to make people interested in you. You are always trying to win over a crowd inorder to capitalize off your expanding fanbase. Regardless, if a base is to support or hassle you, to see you win or lose. You are always building interest for yourself. Floyd understands this more than any other entertainment at this point. Of course there, are the T.O.’s, OchoCinco’s, and “Prime Time’s”, but they all were apart of branding themselves within a team structure. The only other boxer that has been able to build his branding with his dominance in the ring, with his persona outside of it, the way Floyd has, is Muhammad Ali. In the regards of today’s ultimate personas the only one that directly correlates with Floyd is 50 Cent in nature, but as far as being on top as long as he has is…Jay-Z. 50 is a good long time friend of Floyd, so you can see how they both kind of mirror reflect each other in their crafts. But 50 hasn’t even been in hip-hop a decade yet. And as of late has little to no relevance to the demographics of hip-hop right now. Jay on the other hand, is the ACTUAL, mirror reflection of what Mayweather is. Dominating his art and sport for 15 years plus, retiring on top, gets the “itch” to come back and easily snatches the throne back. Touching on avenues that don’t directly effect what he is known for by taking business chances, keeps his circle close; has a few that are as trusted as the circle he keeps. Doesn’t respond to criticism, just continues to dominate. When it comes to dodging opponents, the verdict really is not out on this. Floyd has bounced between weight classes, and still dominated whomever was put in front of him. From the youth in his youth, to experienced opponents in his youth, to him being the experienced against the youth. The list of the “next it person” is countless. When it was all said and done the record speaks for itself. 42-0
They came, they saw, they were all conquered. Regardless of, if it was a complete dominantion with offense, out-willing an opponent through defense, or TKO, the job was done. He remained a victor. Which brings me to the latest and probably most controversial win of them all against, Victor Ortiz. Fast-Forward past the “24/7” adaptations, the press conference, and the weigh-in. The ring entrances, the bravados of both fighters, and the commentary on the sidelines. Let’s get right to “the headbutt”. The turning point of this fight. Ortiz, with lack of experience of fighting a fighter as defensive and quick as Floyd, had reached his boiling point. Ortiz was trying to grab the ropes when he had Mayweather cornered to the opposite side of the ref to get a “one up”. With, Ortiz, throwing power blows and hitting nothing but air, him throwing combinations and hitting strictly shoulder or grazing his face not having any impact, pissed Ortiz off. Now, I commend his determination for wanting to achieve what he set out and what he claimed before hand, in getting a victory. But he didn’t have the discipline to stay the course while fighting a competitor like Floyd. You can tell from all of the “lead up” to the fight, Floyd REALLY didn’t like Ortiz. Like REALLY. In previous fights, you know him to be a showman but you can tell this was personal for him. You seen a lot more offense from him in this fight than you have probably since Ortiz mentor and idol, De La Hoya, fought him. So when, Ortiz, blatantly headbutted Floyd, out of frustration for not being able to hit him or stop him from tagging his eye. The dog came out of Floyd. The “m*f***a do you know who I am” factor clicked. Ortiz awoke a sleeping giant. And re-invigorated the “want to” in Mayweather. Ortiz, kissed him on the head, after the ref broke them up to take the point, and re-evaluate both fighters. Floyd gives him a hug. He walks off towards a different corner to get himself together, check his mouth and mouth guard to make sure he is good. The boxer’s then give each other “dap” in touch gloves. The ref, then looks at the scores table to confirm the fight is being restarted, and that the points are taken away. Floyd walks towards Ortiz, as well as Ortiz, walks towards him to offer his condolences for the THIRD time. Ortiz gives a half hug, as well as Mayweather does.
Then it happens.
Ortiz drops his guard after giving the hug to Mayweather, and Mayweather then cleans him up with a HARD ”two-piece EXTRA crispy, HOTTTT”. Ortiz is down. The ref starts the 10 count. Ortiz comes to, around 3 seconds, he gets to both feet squatted at his needs, by 6. Mayweather looks at him from the corner like, “Come On Get Up”. Ortiz looks at him, in the eyes, and drops his guard. Ref finishes his 10 count and waives the fight off. NOW, I have never boxed. In my life. Ever. I have novicely trained for it with my lady who boxed professionally. But I DO understand one rule that is ALWAYS, emphasized in all boxing matches. Before every boxing match I have ever seen, in the locker room, one of the first rules that is always examined. Always, ALWAYS brought up is, “regardless of bells, your corners commentary, and if I step in-between you, ALWAYS keep your guard up. Protect yourself at all times.” Now, if I know this as a NOVICE fan, real boxing fans, and boxers know this like they know their social security number.
Ortiz did not want that fight once he figured he was in over his head. There were to many blaring instances that occurred for it to not be true. First off, the fact that he looked Floyd in the eyes upon getting up from the knock down. Second, the way he acted after the fight was finished. Third, in the event that it was promoted by Golden Boy and Mayweather Productions, why didn’t De La Hoya, run in the ring to defend and demand a rematch for his fighter? To the first regard, weither abysmal or not, being able to make eye contact with someone gives the depiction you are cohesively attentive somehow. So you can miss me with that argument, Ortiz has heart. The second regard, there is no way in HELL any person that took a lost, that they felt was bogus THAT well. To smile and have well wishes for an individual that dropped you in a “controversial” manor. Just doesn’t happen that way. For you NOT to want to swing on that individual when you are standing next to him when he takes your belt, and has his arms raised in your defeat. Shows lack of something. Commitment? Heart? Drive? Something doesn’t sit right with me. Lastly, the fact that Golden Boy didn’t jump to defend their fighter, saying that it was a “sucker punch”, that the match was not readied to continue, that the KO shouldn’t have counted and Mayweather should be disqualified. None of these things occurred,even 24 hours after the match. Just smells funny. Or that it shows that Ortiz didn’t want “it”, and that De La Hoya was inflating his belief in Ortiz strictly out of obligation in business, not in the fact that he believed in him. Could a “buyout” have took place to where he took a dive for Mayweather, only time will tell. But Ortiz already has a proven history of “forfeiting” in fights.
The truth of the matter remains to be that greatness is lacking. Thus, when we see it, we most of the time can’t fathom or respect it for its’ rightfullness. Floyd and Jay-Z, have been running their perspective career paths for so long that its’ hard to see in most cases they are definition of what the definition of their paths are. It’s becoming more apparent with every accalade, career milestone that is passed, and how much farther behind them their competitors are they will NEVER receive the credit they REALLY deserve. From how Floyd, came from out a family dynamic that all they knew was boxing. To becoming the premiere entertainer, and arguably the best boxing in his generation, in his family, and debatably of all-time for what he has accomplished. Jay-Z, in the same regard, has become the thesaurus in which this hip-hop generation has lived by. To be a complete artist, lyrically, all around appeal to different demographics, and being able to achieve the business acumen curve that he has is impeccable. To come from the era, of what was arguably the most dominant of hip-hop, with the southern culture with No Limit and Ca$h Money. To having to deal with the prominence of the Death Row era, and then the resurgence of the eastcoast with the new Def Jam era. With the resurrection, through Roc-A-Fella, Murder Inc., and Ruff Ryder. It’s almost comical to not believe he is the greatest to do it to the capacity he has. When you examine them closer, Floyd and Jay, are cut from a different,yet, common cloth. They built them. No industrialization, through their industry, no marketing schemes to get them noticed, STRICTLY the gifts they possess and the hustle and grind that they continue to be on. Which in a lot of ways, is a lost “craft” as of the passing of generation. The act of working hard, to stay on top, even when you are entitled to it. The fact that the the distance, between them and their closest competitors, in the rear view is so distant it’s amazing.
But as with anything, when your on the throne, their is always someone out there looking to take their chance. There is someone lurking in the shadows. Someone using you as target practice to see where they want to gauge themselves. But, regardless of what aim is taken, facts remain facts. Mayweather is 42-0. Jay-Z has been running rap since Fall of ‘96, 12 #1 Albums. No matter the challenge or challenger they were resilient enough to withstand and defy the odds to achieve what they are, greatness. So even though, they are the pinnacle of what they do, and their is even a glimmer of question they want to compete then the chance to critic them is ALWAYS open. But on their current path, no one has come close to rocking their pedestal.
But the thing about life, their is always a tomorrow and opportunity for someone else to become great.