MOTIVATION

3 TYPES OF FRIENDS

[three types of friends – td jakes]

i came across this video and wanted to share it because as people, we often find it difficult at times to determine who are ‘real friends’ are. although the video is spoken by a spiritual leader, i think td jakes categorizes friendships in a way that is very relevant and true to people.

 

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CULTURE, HISTORY, MOTIVATION

DR. CAL NEWPORT

[quit social media – dr. cal newport] TEDxTysons

let me know what you guys think about social media.

i don’t have a personal account anymore as i don’t really enjoy using or engaging with the people on there. i do use it from a business standpoint but even then then i find it a chore of having to post and curating the perfect content.

social media very much is its own beast that at times can become very discouraging and hateful towards individuals and social groups. at what point do you as individual draw the line and walk away from the platform?

i found the talk by dr. cal newport really interesting with a refreshing perspective on quitting social media. as always, let me know your thoughts…

 

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CULTURE, MOTIVATION, MUSIC

EZRO

ezro – [ghost in the blue]  //// .. {{yes people, this is available on tidal and soundcloud}}

i’ve been holding out on sharing this with you guys because i’ve just enjoyed listening to this sooo much. the UK doesn’t just do grime or drill we also do conscious rap and it’s packaged in the form of ezro.

i’m not going to act like i’ve heard all of this guys music before [because i haven’t] but i think i connected with this so much because i understand the place, of where ezro’s coming from.

whenever you hear an artist speak on their life situations and goals/dreams for the future, you as the fan, can’t help but identify with them and feel like their speaking to you personally.

i’ve literally listened to this album consistently for the past 3 weeks and for a female that listens to music everyday i put this in the same lane as frank oceans blond because i listen to that album a couple of times a month. so that’s how i know ‘ghost in the blue’ is a really good project.

i also felt like the tracks were placed in a specific order because there’s a real energy throughout the album and it’s very consistent. you can tell this was a well thought-out project.

there are many topics you can identify with individually on this album. for me the most prominent themes were; division amongst friends, cultures and the importance of sticking together.

i recommend you guys take the time out to really listen to this album.

feel free to stream below or on the CULTURECREEPR soundcloud page.

 

 

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FINANCE, MOTIVATION

KRISTEN BASORE

[how I saved $20,000 in a year, how to save money] – kristen basore

i’ve watched so many of these “how i saved this amount, how i saved that amount…” [vlogs] and they never really worked for me. then i came across this vlog and it was perfect. this video was great as it matched my way of saving and the processes i already had in place to support me on my journey to financial independence.

a piece of advice i like to give people is, it doesn’t matter how much you earn, if you can’t control your money when you earn pennies, how do you expect to control your money when you’re earning your desired amount. get on top of your finances, don’t let your finances get on top of you.

 

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CULTURE, MOTIVATION

DAWN RICHARD

i can’t believe i watched this video nearly 4 weeks ago. as i rewatch watch it again now, i still find it just as inspiring. i’ve personally never heard of dawn richard but appreciate all the great motivational gems she dropped in this video. what resonated the most with me is about not fitting in and embracing your uniqueness. find your path and own it.

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MOTIVATION, MUSIC

J HUS

j hus //. common sense [album]

I honestly think J Hus has cracked the commercial formula with this album. The album entitled ‘Common Sense’ sounds true to who J is as a person but it also sounds commercial. What I like the most is there’s no gimmicks with this guy, he doesn’t come across as corny. He’s literally just himself and that’s refreshing, especially when we’re in an era where we’ve got to question if rappers really are who they say they are.

I really think ‘Siprit is the perfect tune for festivals in the summer. It’s such a feel good song [Black, White, Asian,,, your bussin a whine -lol]. I’m not sure if J Hus will be able to create a buzz in time for this summer but if someone like Low Steppa got behind it and dropped a remix, the song could definitely do some serious numbers. I think it would also open J Hus up to a more mainstream audience.

Despite what people say, mainstream is not selling out [depending on how you do it] it’s about being commercial and being diverse as an artist, while still pleasing your core fans and new ones. There’s no specific formula to something like being mainstream. I think it comes down to how much you love music and what type of artist you want to be. Either way, the opportunity is there for J Hus if he wants it….

 

 

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CULTURE, MOTIVATION, MUSIC

FABOLOUS

HOW FABOULOUS BUILT HIS 20 MILLION DOLLAR EMPIRE [entrepreneur & the pursuit]

I was watching YouTube and I came across this interview with Fabolous and Kelsey Humphreys and I have to say I had no idea Fabolous was even worth $20m.

It’s a great interview and way to go Kelsey! This lady done her research on Fabolous.  You can watch the full video below

 

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