We haven’t done a Monday Man in awhile, my apoloiges. You can’t blame a sista, when I’m not inspired, I’m just not inspired. That is until this past weekend. I finally got around to watching Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest. (Directed by none other than Phoebes bird shooting bf on Friend’s, Mike Rapaport). This movie is legit.
I liked Q-TIP before, but after watching this documentary, I’m almost certain he and I were in some sort of lovers affair in our past lives. From his early passion for music, his style, demeanor to his lunatic perfectionist ways, there isn’t a truer artist than this man right here.
oh the things I would do to get in between these 2.. fo rills.
Things that motivate me aren’t always things. I find my biggest inspiration and drive to do better comes from people. Man, woman, tall, short, black or white – drive and passion comes in all sorts of forms but the recipe is always the same. Work hard- do what you love, and love what you do. Stand up for what you think is right, and stick to your guns. There is no one out there in the world that will fighter harder for you than you. I’ve been in this life for a short while and even though some find their passion at a young age (Q-TIP started rhyming at 9), I believe the desire to be truly great will lead you to the path you were meant to be on. Cheers to those that paved the way and showed us what it is to be successful in your passion and craft!
Him with my school girl crush, Vashtie.
Who inspires you? What figures do you look up to? Answer those questions and that will help define the type of person you are. That’s right foo! I just hi-jacked your Monday and spit some gangsta knowledge on ya! Bet you weren’t eggspecting that lol. Happy Monday, MAN. xo.