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Peace. Y’all know I like to start with that. Feelin kinda ‘meh’ right about now, but I wanna get this word in the air, not only for y’all, but for myself. Sometimes, Slim gotta tell it to his damb self.
You ain’t always gonna get the props you deserve. You ain’t always gonna be looked at as special or a hero or nothing. Sometimes, you just doin your job, man.
That cat behind me that kinda looks like me is my Dad. Wordlife, Big Russ or just ‘Russell’. You would think someone was painting Slim right there, but that’s Pops. Crazy. My Auntie Karen sent me that and blew my mind.
That dude was a fireman and paramedic in Gary, Indiana…so, you know he as busy. That dude saved lives. That dude would run into a burning building to save your kids, man. That dude could get the ambulance to your house faster than a mug, get in your house, and start performing life saving procedures on your loved ones so they could continue being here for you to love on.
I asked him about it and he always told me he was just doing his job. It was what he was supposed to do. It was what he trained for and became good at, a job, but he was saving lives. I wish I had half his courage, man.
There’s a lotta y’all that save lives every day in your work in all kinds of jobs, whether you know it or not. I aint talking about just the people like my Dad who run into the burning buildings; talkin bout teachers, doctors, waitresses, lawyers, singers and songwriters, whatever, man. People every day that just put some kinda ‘better’ into the world save lives every day.
I know you’re just doing your job, but you deserve your props. Slim gotta give em to ya. Y’all shout me out all the time, let Slim holler at y’all.
Thank you all for saving my life and the life of others every day. People really do make the world go ‘round. Keep up the great work.
Another funky #NaptownSlim production, off the bean, from the heart. #ATFU is the vibe and the crew.
Peace, y’all. Been a minute since #NaptownSlim hit you with a good word and one just came to me, so I thought I would share. Someone might need to hear this, thus, Slim gon tell it.
Someone is gonna love you for the ‘you’ that you are when you meet them….and when they do, man, you gonna feel GOOOOOOOOOD. If you already got that in your life, you doing something right and don’t take it for granted. If you ain’t got that in your life, but you’re happy with the ‘you’ that you are, don’t change JACK. It’s coming to you.
That’s kinda how this ‘love’ thing works when it’s real.
Don’t go out here and change who you are or lose yourself for the sake of ‘love’ because the object of your desire will be desiring something that ain’t really ‘you’.
Be ‘you’, shine on, and throw the love you have for yourself and others into the world. Show it and it will be shown back.
Slim gon tell it. Another funky #NaptownSlim production. #ATFU is the vibe and the crew. Peace.
YO! TODAY. ARTSGARDEN. 12:45. FREE SHOW. BE THERE. #artandsoul #ATFU #NAPTOWN.
#NaptownSlim’s Meteorological Report For #Naptown, 1/22/13.
#NaptownSlim got the key(s)…
Man, life be happening, dawg. Just how I feel and what I’m thinking about…thangs be happening that remind me of bigger thangs. Sometimes, I gotta speak on it cuz I treasure what’s real. Thus, Slim gon tell it…
Somehow, my keys came up missing at work today. I know damn well where I put them and damn well where I expected them to be when my shift was over. They weren’t there.
I ran through all the scenarios, retraced my steps, went through all my stuff…nothing. It makes no logical sense because I was in the studio the whole time…there weren’t even that many steps to retrace. All I can figure out is someone picked them up without noticing they were mine.
I did everything I could, including call and text the person I think may have accidentally grabbed them, who was in the middle of doing something else, so they weren’t able to answer. I wasn’t about to leave my truck at work and ride the bus home. I needed an immediate solution and I needed help making it happen.
The only solution was to call Muhbabay and see if she could run the spare keys to me. She’s at work. I hate to have to do this, I like to be able to handle my thangs myself, but I was literally handcuffed AND stranded. I exhausted all my options and couldn’t even verify if there was gonna be a chance of me getting my keys back. For all I knew at this point, they just disappeared…
I called her…
She didn’t complain, she didn’t fuss…she made it happen as soon as she could. I would do the same for her. Any time, any place, whatever she needed…
You ain’t gotta say ‘I love you’ all the time to know it’s real.
When someone loves you, they’ll do whatever they can to help you when you need it. If they can’t, there better be a damn good reason. If they don’t want to, they don’t love you.
Slim gon tell it. Another funky Naptown Slim production, cold-blooded from a really warm heart. #ATFU
(Post-script…just got off the phone with the person I thought accidentally picked up my keys and it turns out, YUP…THEY GOTS EM. It wasn’t the gremlins or the #LOOMANOTTY, just an honest mistake…
*clips spare keys to belt*
Y’all be cool…)
DOTTA - ‘Young, Black, And Gifted’ (Beat Tape) - download here…
#ATFU simply doesn’t stop. Dotta is back on the scene with a free beat tape for y’all out there that need something to ride to, something to rhyme to, something to vibe to.
Click the pic to go to DatPiff.com to download ‘Young, Black, And Gifted’.
or use this Mediafire link…
Check us out Friday at The Mousetrap in Naptown and Saturday at Folly Moon in Muncie.
Finna shake some shit, man.
You GON jam.
NEXT FRIDAY at @TheMousetrap. @nativesunlive featuring @mrkinetik and myself. Gon be FONKAY. SAVE THE DATE. SEE YOU THERE. #ATFU
#ATFU getting it…
They got #LOWER on the front page of iTunes now, man…wow…
Click the pic to go directly to the iTunes page for ‘LOWER’.
Bout to run this @mrkinetik JAM for the first time at @tantrum_indy….I love this song. My brutha’s ‘Black Hole Rap’ album is so dope. Pick that up at mrkinetik.com. #ATFU
#NaptownSlim on ‘Failure’
Your buddy, Slim is at the station, ready to run the morning show in less than 4 hours. We gotta maaaaaajor blizzard headed here, but radio don’t stop, so I had to get to the station before the snow hits town.
Sleeping on the floor, well…attempting to sleep on the floor here is proving fruitless, but a word came to me just now…so I guess I may as well tell it.
Slim gon tell it…
The funniest thing anyone ever called me was a “failure”. Now, look…you can say a lotta things about me; you could even go so far as to say I have failed at a few things…
…but when I consider the life I have, the people around me, the trust they have in me to get something done, and all I get done for my damn self…? Naw, I ain’t no failure. Not even close…
When I consider the person that called me that has like NO friends, no job, no goals to speak of, and NO true passion in life, you know…things that indicate a person is actually a real person and has a soul…that’s when it got really funny to me. Now, let’s talk about “failure”, for real.
Sure, it hurt at first…and this is the only person that ever called me anything like that (to my face…we all got haters. Some keep em closer than others) but I had to take into account where this was coming from, why it was being said and what the motivation behind it was…it simply became riotous.
I can point to a buncha things I have done and accomplished that have satisfied my soul, entertained and enlightened others, and put money in my pocket, all without selling out one iota of who I am. That’s ‘success’, but it would be hard to know anything about it if all you see ‘success’ as is ‘money’ and you have nothing of your own within your soul that drives you. That’s actually about the saddest way to live that I can think of; a floundering soul, driven by material possessions, without a passion or goal in the world other than ‘having things’.
People are really quick to point fingers before they look in the mirror. I can tell you PLENTY about “failure”, but I can tell you even more about ‘perseverance’
…and I just did. I don’t quit. I don’t give up. Giving up indicates a WANT to FAIL. I ain’t never wanted to fail at NOTHING in my life…and everything I’ve been involved in has gotten way more than the ‘old college try’.
Keep all that in mind the next time you choose to put my name in your mouth for any reason whatsoever. The next ‘joke’ you tell me like “You’re a failure” comes with an immediate response, without gloves.
Slim gon tell it…all, fearlessly and without regrets. So, if you got something you just HAFTA let me know about myself, make sure you consider what I know about you, whoever you are.
Another funky Naptown Slim production, cold-blooded, cuz the world is too damn real right now.
#ATFU, as well.
I had to mix this Soul II Soul record with my own joint. I rarely play my own shit when I DJ, but this was too cold. Peep ‘Hot For You’ and the full ‘LOWER’ album on Spotify. You dig it? Slide over to iTunes or Amazon and buy that mug. One love. Gotta get back to work. #ATFU.