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Living Life & Loving It

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Insurance Man

To those that are following this journey, the well informed should know that I relocated my family from Pittsburgh, PA to Dallas, TX almost 2 years ago. Two years in April actually! Since then, the hustle had to transform and reshape into something that I will be getting into later in this blog.

The main ideal is that, the things we want most in life don’t just happen! At some point, actions has to come into play. So for the last 2 years, I have been learning as much as possible about this new industry that has come into my world. I have taken the time to study and have applied myself in a few different areas and I do believe now is the time to start incorporating it into my life/lifestyle.

With all fanfare needed for this new endeavor, I will be making sure to reach out to people who I feel can benefit from my knowledge and with the rest of that time, I will attempt to trickle down to the masses the information that has brought me understanding and comfort. I also have worked (and will be working) with 401ks, retirement accounts, investment accounts, a few stock market accounts. But I want to master (make money) one area and then move into the next.

All this post is to say:

Ü Gotta Start Somewhere!

NÜK

The Search For Happiness

I’ve had this story for a long time but I’m gonna share it now, for whatever reason. Hope it moves Ü:

Once a group of 500 people were attending a seminar. Suddenly the speaker stopped and decided to do a group activity. He started giving each person a balloon. Each person was then asked to write their name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.

The people were then let into that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written on it within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos.

At the end of 5 minutes no one could find their own balloon.

Then, the speaker asked each person to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it. Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.

The speaker then began, “This is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is.

Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness; you will get your own happiness. And this is the purpose of human life…the pursuit of happiness.”

NÜK

People Will Steal Anything!!!

A few days ago I went to take my daughter to school and while I was driving I noticed I was pulling to the right a bit hard. My mind ain’t been in the right frame in a few so I thought I needed an alignment. I drop her off and come back to the car and it has a FULL FLAT tire.

I do NOT drive my truck far/nor often enough to even sustain such an injury to my vehicle (his first name is Sim…Sim Sonoma). I pull out my portable air pump and let it bang. It fill up completely and there was no sign of leaks. Which brings us to today…4 days later…and the tire still has air in it.

Now, I’m not the smartest of men, but air just don’t…leak ALL THE WAY out of ONE tire under normal circumstances, right? I do not recall hitting a nail or glass or person in the last long time so I’m good there. And the tires I keep on Simmy are something decent. ALL of those things lead me to only ONE conclusion:

Somebody Stole AIR Out My Tire!!!!

I’m pissed there are people that low in the world…

NÜK

Just Say Yes

So I was giving an interview to a Ms. Dawn Witte, whom had recently come from Africa visiting children she sponsors, when she invited me to Africa with her in 2020. She truly urged me to move things in my schedule in order to make that trip. I did not deny the request, but I didn’t confirm it either….

Shortly after that, I was invited to attend the 8th Annual Grrrd Awards, held in Newport Beach, CA. I actually had to make a VERY quick decision on rather I would attend or so….I choose to go to LA! Truly didn’t know what I was getting myself into, but the intentions are to change my current situation for the better.

Right after I booked my flight, I call my mans in LA! Except he wasn’t in LA any more. He moved to ATL to continue filming for a few TV shows he works on. But then he offered for me and my wife to come out to ATL with him for a week or so. I said “Hell Yeah!”. So now I gotta plan for that in the Spring…or sooner…

I set up another interview with an EXTREMELY interesting individual, Tim Trillioni. During the interview. He invited me to conduct my show in New Orleans in early February, kinda close to Mardi Gras he said. Much like Atlanta and Africa, I’ve never been, so if the information is provided to me, Ill be Louisiana and maybe take my wife and children to see that Sonic The Hedgehog movie.

Don’t block your blessing by being indecisive.
(A message to self)

NÜK

#MusicMonday Block Talk feat @SaviorFS prod. by @BonezOnDaBeat

This song is dope! Lyrics aside, this song took maybe close to a decade to be in the shape that it’s in currently. If Ü were to ask me this song is incomplete in a few different ways, so I’m happy Ü never asked!

Right off the jump, Ü might notice the sample of Young Dro’s “Shoulder Lean” during the hook. I do remember the song being popular around the time this track was produced by my cousin Bonez. Regardless, the beat is super dope! I used to listen to it forever but never came up with anything solid to lay on top of the instrumental. If my cousin sold it to someone else, I’ll never know, but I held on to it since the day he gave it to me (or I stole it).

Flash forward to the summer of 2013.

I had intention to move to Los Angels with my OTHER producer cousin, Primo Imani, way back in December/November of 2012. He ended up in Sacramento with his aunt by the time summer came around so I went out there instead. When I got there I brought my Mac Mini to finish mixing my latest project “Sketches Vol.2: #Unbalanced“. I also had a hard drive with the “Young Dro sample beat” on it. Enter my cousins husband Savior.

Without saying TOO much about who this guy is and WHY it’s so dope to get him on a vocal recording of any kind, I low-key convinced my cousins husband to jump this beat. It was something that just came up with I started clicking tracks while we was free-styling. We spent more time trying to figure out how to transfer the mp3 to his studio so we could lay it down that we actually spent writing AND recording the song. After like an hour, we went to get whatever food his wife cooked while we was bullshytin’ with our lives.

When I left California headed to Michigan for a wedding, the song only had our verses. I had sent a bird out to a few different people to see if they want the middle verse. Only one person actually sent me a verse, but it was time sensitive and self destructed before I got the chance to adhere it to the unfinished track. And now that Im sitting here thing about it, I don’t even believe the song was finished that year. I eventually had to call Savior and let him know I needed the raw .WAV files so I could finish mixing the song. I had to cut the 3rd verse out of the song (Ü can’t even tell I did that) and come up with a hook to fill the empty space. Thus, “Block Talk” was born!

Any questions?

NÜK

Dome #MusicMonday (I Know It’s Tuesday)

A song that I am honestly surprised even is still in my possession. This is a song that is all about fellatio and even cunnilingus! I wrote this masterpiece at the rip and wise age of 16 years old in between the transition from moving from Memphis, TN to Jackson, MI. Believe it or not, the song originated as a safe sex song, urging people to use condoms and not have children. I wrote this song roughly 2 years after this picture:

The 1st verse is an introduction into the mind of a 16 year old porn watching adolescent. I have long lost my virginity (do they still call it the V Card?) almost a decade prior to writing this song. This song actually has a bit of life experience within it. Just the advice of a young man in heat I guess.

The 2nd verse is was inspired by the things that were going on in my life at the time. Yes, I did carry the condom. What child truly WANTS children? I called them KIDS and correlated them with AIDS. Telling stories of leaving a mustache on a womanly caller after a night with me. And that was the end. I didn’t initially write the 3rd verse until much later ( a few months). But if Ü listen semi close in this verse, one might hear the Scary Movie 2 reference.

The last verse, which sounds COMPLETELY different from the 1st two because 1) I wrote &recorded it at a later date and 2) I went full frontal sexual suck my dick song on them 16 bars. Oh. My. GAWD! My mother thought the song was hilarious. She couldn’t believe her song made that type of song but it actually sounded kinda tight! It’s funny…

I have had a few requests to update and modernize the song but I don’t know. I’d sooner sell it off to The Migos or do something else. Kinda grew up beyond that type of style of writing (not really) since then. But who knows. . .

NÜK

Forbes: Why Is Uranus The Only Planet Without Interesting Features On It?

 

Because It’s Your MOM!!!

(._.)

…just thought this was an interesting article I read while on the shitter…

NÜK

https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2019/01/22/why-is-uranus-the-only-planet-without-interesting-features-oI n-it/

Lovely Lists

I have read many books and heard many motivational speakers who swear by the power of making lists. Having done so in the past, I can tell Ü from 1st hand experience that having a list makes me more productive. Sadly, I have fallen from the graces of the lovely lists (insert sad crying Gif here). My plan going forward in January going into February and beyond is to start a “To Do List”!

Fun Fact: Crossing things off your list feel GOOD! But every 3rd thing crossed off your list creates a sense of Euphoria!

NÜK

 

I Hate It

There is not much I hate…

But typing my thoughts out by thumb has got to be in my Top 10!

That is all.

NÜK

And Then I Was Challenged

Last year someone spoke to me and basically became inquisitive as to my being. And then she told me I was killing myself slowly…

So, in so many words, I am attempting to write my wrongs down on paper everyday. Gathering the courage up to climb out of my comfort zone, I will begin writing my blogs from my phone (please excuse the typos) in an effect to combat the inconsistency that plauges my pages.

The challenge starts now & a grand thank YOU to those that are still reading after all this time!

NÜK