Hey NbzA readers. It’s been way too long, and I’ve missed you. However, I’m glad to be back. I have a track that’s sure to keep you nodding your head for the rest of Spring. This week’s track is brought to you Drizzy Drake.
There’s been a lot of gossip surrounding Drake, from his newfound relationship with Rihanna to his beef with Jay-Z. Glad to see he’s fresh off tour, and back to the basics.
The track, titled “Draft Day” was released at the top of this month and features Lauryn Hill. He sampled Hill’s single “Doo Wop (That Thing). And that fact makes it an automatic hit! Although no names are stated, it seems like Drake takes a few jabs at Jay-Z. He raps:
“Just hits, no misses, that’s for the married folk
Tell ‘em fix my suite up cause I’m comin’ home
I heard they talkin’ crazy, I was out of town
You know they love to pop all that shit when I’m not around
But when I’m here, not a sound
That’ll make me snap, jot it down
Go in the booth and lay a body down
Know some Somalis that say we got it wallahi
Get us donuts and coffee, we’ll wait for him in the lobby
And I gotta tell him chill, Sprite got me on payroll
Let that man live, they say “Okay if you say so”
See whatever I say goes.”
Seems like shots fired to me. Do you think Jay will respond…again?
Overall this is a great track and you know it’ll always been a hot track when Drake’s on it. Do yourself a favor and check out the track here: http://youtu.be/pZ7ENXz_mv4
Hey all you readers out there! I have quite the treat for you today! These girls have been popping up all over my Facebook feed, and I feel like it’s time to share these gems with you.
Born in Atlanta, Ga, the McClain sisters began their professional careers in 2005. The group is comprised of Sierra, China and Lauryn. They began by auditioning for a role in “The Gospel” alongside Idris Elba and Boris Kodjoe. They were originally called another group name but decided on the McClain sister. China, began her television career as Jasmine on Tyler Perry’s House of Payne. Following that they snagged a spot as the James sisters in Tyler Perry’s 2007 hit movie, “Daddy’s Girls”.
During their brief intermission, China and Sierra worked on their acting careers. They both were featured on the Disney channel and China even snagged a acting role as the lead character on “ANT Farm” a show about her experiences in a performing arts school. As of recently the girls have been teaming up to to sing covers of some popular singles. On the list of some songs they’ve covered includes: “If” by Destiny’s Child and “Royals” by Lorde.
It was tough to choose one song to showcase for Music Monday, so instead I’ll be leading you to there website and youtube page to find the song that you think is the best. Be sure to check them out here:
Official Site http://mcclainsistersmusic.com/
Happy Fashion Friday ladies. One of my favorite Friday posts are back, Celebrity Roundup. Take a look below and vote for your favorite look of the week. Some of these women brought their A game!. Who gets your vote this week?
Happy Tuesday Ladies and the few gentlemen that peep – yes, I see you too. =)
I wanted to encourage you all today because this is a topic that I’ve struggled with for quite some time and I always say, if I’m going through it or have gone through it, I’m sure I am not the only one. We all have a burning desire to be great, do more, attain more.. but no matter how big our dreams are there is this little nagging spirit called fear. Fear has a mind of it’s own. The moment we speak life into our dreams and began to move on those dreams, fear sneaks in and creates doubt. We go from excitement to talking down on ourselves and thinking of everything that could go wrong. We create the problem that would probably never exist in the first place all with our thoughts.
That was me… On many occasions.
I’ve sat on dreams for years all because of fear of what could go wrong, fear of what others would think, would say, would do. Fear of not being accepted, not being taken serious and not living up to others expectations. I would shrink into this box of negativity all created by my own self doubt. And honestly the only person that suffered was myself because I would always think about those untouched goals. No matter what I would do, I was reminded of those dreams. Time would be wasted, I’m talking years and years… doubt then was met by disappointment which later turned into depression.
It took a lot of pick me ups, tears and prayer to get me moving. I can’t remember the exact day I woke up from that fear and I won’t lie and say it doesn’t creep up on me every once in awhile but I will say this. Any time I have an ounce of motivation, I act on it. Anytime I am inspired or think to just do it, I do it. Because I know the moment will not always present itself and I want to take advantage of courage every chance I get. The reason for this post is to let you know that you are not alone. Don’t allow fear to cripple you because it’s a dark place to be in.
IF ANY OF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR WAYS TO STAY MOTIVATED, A FEW THINGS THAT WORK FOR ME ARE…
Have a trusted friend you can express yourself with.I have a close friend that knows exactly when I am overwhelmed and stressed. She always does her best to take the load off of my mind and put that encouraging word back into my heart.
Create a life of positivity by having reminders around your home and your daily activities. Ex: Set alerts on your phone that randomly pop up throughout the day that may say “keep going” “you are doing great” “Hello Beautiful” “giving up never got anything done”. Post positive sticky notes around your home so you walk into encouraging words. Trust me, it helps.
Vent.Have a journal or a type pad on your phone to jot down exactly what you are thinking while you are thinking it.
Rest. Relax. Release. Revamp. Take it easy. Don’t beat yourself up by these feelings because even the richest person has them. Relax and release those emotions whether you need to cry or simply sleep it off. Revamp yourself in an area that will make you feel a change (switching up your hair always does the trick).
Those are just a few ways that keep me in the right direction.
What are some things you do to get out of your own way.?
The most beautiful feeling is waking up knowing that you are living your purpose. I am so thankful to have a peace of mind in my work, to have a dedicated team, to have the support system that I do have to move forward daily in my goals. I know you all see less and less post from myself and I promise that is something I will get back into working on. I went from blogging daily to once or twice a week but spending more time trying to do work in my community to reach these young girls. No Boiz Allowed is bigger than a blog but that is where it all began and I won’t depart from it. From the Girl Talk videos, to the HERstory Interviews, #iAmBeautiful Campaign, Book Club, Eye Candy, Tips, Fashion Fridays, Music Mondays, Giveaways, Challenges, hustlHER (COMING SOON).. We are just getting started. Nonetheless, thank you thank you thank you for holding me down throughout the years. YOU ARE APPRECIATED!