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Living Life & Loving It

Month: December, 2014

When The Police Are Murdered #PayAttention

***Disclaimer: I do NOT condone Murder of any kind***

I wanted to speak on this as soon as I heard about it, but doing my laundry was more important at the moment. So just incase Ü have not heard about it, here is the story in six words: Guy From Baltimore, Kills Two Cops. This story is intriguing to me for a few different reasons. Ill breakdown my personal thought first, then I post a few things others have pointed out that I could give less than an ant stamp about.

First, it was bound to happen eventually. Once ANYBODY gets fed up enough, they will either strike back or die. This guy did both. He felt it was HIS DUTY to kill a few cops. He also felt that killing two cops and then killing himself would be the best solution to Police killing Black People. I do not feel JUSTICE can be served by becoming bloodlustful (I made that word up). I truly do not believe that KILLING PEOPLE is the correct action to people being killed. That doesn’t make sense to me…

Eric Garner and Mike Brown were MURDERED. There is NO way to justify or get around that fact. Its like those eye illusions, after a while of looking at some lines and random colors, the picture becomes clear. What gets me is how many people will gather to the white person and throw rocks at the black person. They even said that Eric deserved to be choked to death. Then people have pooled monies together in order to help raise funds for the defense and “hardships”. Meanwhile, black people are labeled savages, thugs, animals & demons.

The thing that I have been hearing lately, is that this “killing” was a “set up” that was used as a catalyst for a Race War. That is something that I can see! But the FACTS are what I need. So here is what I have come to know about this case:

1.) Why is dude missing a shoe string?
2.) Why did he drive to NYC from B-More and only kill TWO cops??? That’s a hell of a long way for 2 bodies… #Fail
3.) The timeline of the situation is kinda…different…

The “story” of the timeline was brought to my attention twice. Both people (who have no ideal of the other) spoke about how a person buys a ticket, boards “a bus” after shooting someone, rides for about 3 hours in one direction without the police doing routine checks for criminals that might be fleeing the area, gets off the bus & discards HIS GIRLFRIENDS PHONE (the one they were using to track that ass), and then makes a Instagram post.

Ü can read the rest of the Timeline in the link, but I will stop with the Instagram post. Now, since he no longer has a phone, how did he post that picture??? And even with that small bit of info I can’t really comprehend, why did it take so long for Baltimore PD to call New York PD???

Im not saying anything more that what Ü are reading. Im not tryna insinuate “conspiracy” or whatever the fuck. Im just relaying the story as I see it. And if anyone can see it differently, let ME know. Because shyt like THIS is real to me!!!

NÜK

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Reinventagous #New

Reinvent + Advantage + Outrageous = Reinventagous

It’s a compounded word…

I have been going through some things in my Life lately. I am not one to seek pity or sympathy for my situations though. That could either be a grand thing or the opposite of that. I usually look at it as being to my advantage….usually it’s not. But currently, I am forced into a honest humbleness.

Looking back on these past 11 month, I can say that my personal Life has made a shift into a much more blissful state! I have went from doing what I THOUGHT was the right things, to actually doing the things that are correct. I have became a Father (Im proud of that!), I have become more spiritually inclined and Divine in Mind, and I have also finished editing my long awaited poetry book!

F.R.E.S.H. Radio has been an outlet for me to express myself in a different medium other than music. I feel it is needed for me to take a break and regroup each season. When the next season start back in January, I will be taking it in a direction I feel will broaden the scope of what I originally planned! If Ü would like to stay posted on the Freshness, sign up for the “NÜKsletter” and get notified a few hours before the show.

I have heard the phrase “it all works out in the end” so many times that it got me to wondering, why do I have to wait till the END for things to work out? It is best to take advantage of ALL resources available to me to make my vision of reality happen!

NÜK

I’m Being Watched #ConspiracyFact

Beyond the Internets and mobile devices that we all carry, there lives a being that we lost sight of long ago. Even as I sit and write this prose, I am very well aware that I don’t see this being anymore. Like a gentle tug, I can sometimes feel a mental nudge pushing me in a forward direction. But once I start moving, I am slung backwards by the one thing I have trouble controlling.

The cell phone cameras, the webcams, the photo shoots, the poses, the phone smiles…all caught in the moment. Even videos have started to play a part in this “Life” as we have come to know it. More people spend time practicing for pictures than anything of grand use. Selfish is a selfie world. And even then, people are still blind…

I have found myself in an interesting situation lately. I have been is a self confinement for SO long, that I can now witness my flaws in REAL TIME. In an instant, I can see the effect and affect that the littlest (or so I thought) of movements can frighten people. My rough demeanor has become more than a shell, it has become an armor of some sort. My every action makes the loudest of noises.

And then, I have yet to speak!

Somewhere in the bible there is something about the tongue being a double-edged sword. I have the tendency to throw daggers when I speak…hard, harsh, straight to the point! My tact is NOT of the best caliber. I have been finding it difficult to explain my thoughts in a logic that is free from the “self confinement” it has been under for so long. It is like turning a rock into a diamond. I will get there with enough polish! And eventually I will be able to see what other people see in me. The good, the bad, and the fucked up.

NÜK

Get It Together #BeautifulPeople

Black America (BET)

Dangerous to the empire

White supremacist

45 million Black Americans

Divisions between black peoples

Billions being spent to divide them

Protesting & rallying is not dangerous

Police in america will kill a nigga

45 million people have spending power

Stop buying Jordans

Corporate empire

Control your bank accounts

Black money should be spent with black people

Hard organization

Support is needed

It is simple

Stop buying shyt from white business

You end the game

NÜK

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The Business of Building a Business #CreatingJobs

I created my first business when I was 20 years old. I had ZERO concept of what I was doing it for! I only knew that I wanted a certain outcome to occur. I jumped into a rocket ship and said fuck a seatbelt!!! I still own and operate that business. And now, I must do something different for a minute…

If Ü do not know, I have been a recording artist, professionally, for the last 11 or 12 years solid. I have been writing about my thoughts, feelings and random stories since I was like 6 or 7 years old. Out of ALL that time, I never thought that writing could be a profession! I had no ideal when I was 20 that I could write a CHILDREN’S BOOK and be closer to my family, while making enough to pay rent, utilities, phones, and what ever else pops up to keep me keeping my head above water!

The honest truth about my first business?

It truly never payed for ANY of my “Personal Bills” on a regular. And seeing that I had to constantly work for someone else in order to FUND my “Side Hustle”, I was constantly paying for EVERYTHING that I NEEDED in order to “Do what I love”!!! Even though I LOVE doing what I do, this business is NOT what makes me happiest. So I created a few new outlets…

One of the most important “tactics” I have learned in the decade since my first business made a dollar?

Some advice I would like to give myself, and whoever will read this, is to include other people in your new endeavors. Do NOT for one minute think that YOUR project can be accomplished by just YOU alone. I feel that was biggest downfall with my first business. I tried to include individuals and not put them on a “Payroll”. In my defense, they didn’t want to WORK for MY GOALS the way EYE would WORK for them, so we never could see eye to eye towards a direction. I also was not one to compromise MY BRAND for someone else personal goals. THAT is where I fucked up…

My next business???

I have been working on a few different projects that have other to do with my original business. This is leading me to create a new platform for these new endeavors to sit on. I having been cleaning out my mental lately in an effort to make my next move as clear as possible! To those that have been reaching out and extending their support, I greatly appreciate Ü!!! I will be on a quest to bring better content and products to those that show the interest! Im currently just enjoying this little “time off” before 2015.

NÜK

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Churched Out!!! #SpirituallyInclined

I don’t have a good history with “Churches”.

I remember being at a Catholic Church for a Funeral. Everything from the architecture to the singing (?) reminded me of a final level boss battle from a videogame. It was my dads boss’ mother who had passed. I was SUPER young! The burning incense and chanting will remain in my mind forever.

I went to a few “black churches” in my time…they are NOT all the same! I saw an old lady Harlem Shake a few times and then pass out on the ground. These dude in white silky suits covered her with a white sheet, and I had to leave the building…I couldn’t take it!!! People were “Shabalaba’n” all around me n shyt! It was a POWERFUL atmosphere!!! I don’t care how young or high I was, THAT is NOT what I pictured “Church” being like!!!

I went to another church in Michigan when I was a little more older, a little more wiser…Ill just say its not for me. I can tell when Im being hustled (most of the time). Those collection plates are a SCAM!!! I promise they come around 4-8 times in a two hour period. It happens EVERY Sunday somewhere in this country. MILLIONS or maybe BILLIONS per month of Sundays!!!

Jesus ain’t have no house

I was raised “In The Truth”!!! Anybody who was raised as such will know what I means. But for those that do not, Jehovah Witnesses are not bad people…they ARE hardcore about that life though! Going to a “Kingdom Hall” and a “Church” are a day and night comparison. But at the end of the day, all the information is coming from that black or brown compilation of 66 “books”. So I eventurally found that God was OUTSIDE of those buildings…

My life, after kicking it with a Hindu Priest, has been nothing but grand experiences! I attribute that to my passion for knowledge and a quest to demolishing “The Box” people are in. Instead of being a “Follower”, be more of a “Leader of Self”! Teaching by example and asking the DEEP questions!!!

What WOULDJesus Do?

NÜK

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Non Nubian Nepotists!!! #FickleFavoritism

I just had a conversation with an older black man from D.C. who has lived in Pittsburgh, PA for the better part of 20 years. As this man was giving me a verbatim spill about his organization helping me find better employment, I lightweight snapped and told him: Fuck The System!!!! He laughed and broke his corporate continence when he said “The nepotism is a trip in Pittsburgh!”.

I had to reflect for a hot second…

While thinking about the times I have been fucked over for a promotion or a pay raise due to someone being “ahead” of me in some way, I got a little mad. And then I went upstairs and I gave this man a sample size portion of the soap that I create. I spoke to him about WHY I started making it. Before I could speak about it in-depth, my Queen told him about the lip balm I make. And then, like in a commercial n shyt, the lotion I make popped up & I told him to try some of it on.

As he put it on, he told me about how much his daughter and wife LOVES all natural products. He started to talk more about my product than the reason he was in my house! It made me think of when we went to the doctor and the children were telling the doctor about me making these things. The doctor said that they were like little Public Relations Experts on my products! That got me to thinking about this family enterprise a little harder.

The products are truly NOT on the market for sale yet, I have been sending out samples and getting a market feel for only two months. But within those two months, I have made SOME money! Which brings me back to the old feller in this post. Before he leaves my house, he told me that I have an entrepreneur sprit! He left my house in a confused state…happy…yet confused.

I do believe I am on to something with this soap thing!!!

NÜK

Same Day; Different Shit. #SDDS

I remember waking up and write a new poem everyday for a month straight! I might take a break for a week or so, but then I would write about 7 – 30 more poems. I had a nice momentum for a minute! And then it all kinda stopped

Flash forward about 7 or 8 years and I am almost where I once was…
Those days of the past will NEVER be what they were.
Im cool with that though!

The last 7 years in Pittsburgh, PA  have molded me into The Young Man that stands before Ü today. I am still not a fan of the Steelers, but i respect the way the city unifies behind their squads. That type of unity is NOT seen often. In a way, it is inspiring…kinda…

But it is getting repetitive!

Beginning the day exactly the way it was the day before is what has been happening lately for me…
I have taken heed of this and will be making the adjustments needed.
Trying to do something a lil different!

NÜK

The Cleared Space #FreeTime

In so many words: I now have an open schedule from now until January.

The year 2014 has been an adventure since I knew about it LAST December! I truly had ZERO #iClue as to where I would be in it right now!! But I did have a direction that I was chasing…

As I type these words, my main focus is to give those who have been waiting the longest what they want. I have made a LOT of Promises over the years that I intend on fulfilling within the next full circle. This time around I have a plan AND direction!!! I also have a Co-pilot & three attendants that are helping to navigate the Time & Space before us.

I feel like Silver Surfer AND Black Panther combined!!!

So, “Whats next for The Young Man”???

More of this & less of that

NÜK

Fuck WOrk