#NaptownSlim in your area. Here’s a word for today.
If your soul is corrupt from years of using people, chasing material things, and faking sincerity about anything in life because you have no identity of your own, this stare I’m giving you might be piercing.
Feel it…cuz if you are this type of person, you know damn well that I want nothing to do with you ever and you have no business peepin me out. Stay your fake self all the way over there.
This is where truth lives.
Slim gon tell it. No sell out and no sell outs welcome.
Here’s why you answer your emails asaptually, post all those home-made videos, and never stop working.
#LOWER coming soon too, hoe. Slim all on the game like a mufugga.
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“How Do You Make Friends…?”
Years ago, a friend asked me, “How do you make friends?”, which I thought was a ridiculous question, especially seeing as how we were friends. I didn’t have an answer then, because it’s just part of LIFE as I see it, but I have one now; You hafta give a damn about others more than yourself every now and then. (…and that’s why they ain’t got no friends…)
What I shoulda said was:
“If you don’t know how to make friends and I’ve been here all this time, what does that make me..?”
It seemed like the most ridiculous question in the world, but thinking back, it made perfect sense…it’s been stuck in my mind since it was uttered because I legit thought it was a joke, but they were serious.
One of those things that you hear and go, “I’m standing right here, yo.” SMH. Someone asked me how to make friends…as an adult…this is not something that someone asked me when I was a kid. That is a five-year-old type o’ question, man. I may not have all my shit together, but I know how to treat people well enough to make them wanna continue interacting with me.
I guess the ‘grown-up’ answer would be;
“I know how to express myself clearly enough to make it so like-minded people wanna have conversations with me. I know how to look out for my friends on some kinda level if they need something from me because IT IS NOT ALL ABOUT ME. This is why I have friends. Good Lord, what you put into the world is what you get outta it…HOW DO YOU NOT SEE THAT? This is why I have a lotta friends. I treat people well. I AM concerned for them. I speak to those who speak to me and I judge people by their character, not their outfits or income. Try that.”
This ain’t about being socially awkward…I get in situations all the time where I feel like the biggest dork in the room…and I ain’t no damn ‘friend collector’. It’s about giving a damn about others more than yourself and doing what you can when you can.
When you have lived your life a certain way for so long, it’s just a part of you, good or bad. It’s character and selfishness is a character flaw. Selfish people have no idea how to make friends because they don’t value others past what they can get from them or outta them. Then when they do make friends, their selfishness will undoubtedly drive them away sooner or later. It always happens.
It is the most illuminating, ridiculous question anyone has ever asked me and I’ll never forget it.
Facebook, man…’The Downward Spiral’.
Here’s an excerpt from some of the discussion over there…
“…the sentiment in the post(s) reflects how I feel about Facebook as opposed to EVERY other from of social media I use. This site, for ME, for what IIIII use social-media for is woefully ineffective at times, but all my people are here and I wanna be able to connect with my people. So here I am…BUT…
The idea that I am trying to post a link from my TUMBLR (a very detailed post about Jay-Z and Biggie with an audio stream from my SOUNDCLOUD), which I have TWEETED four times, and had people RETWEET (put into THEIR networks) in the time it has taken to get the link even POSTED over here, where it is STILL NOT POSTED…? STILL??? It’s now 4:12. That’s almost AN HOUR I have spent trying to get a simple link to attach to the feed. WoW.
Man…that says a whoooole lot..and all those other sites are free too. I know what I am doing on these computer thingies anymore…and this site, while simple and ‘easy to use’, is the most maddening and frustrating of them all.”
…and I didn’t even talk about the dummies I see on there…
smh at The Facebooks… -____-
(P.S. - Zuckerberg gotta get his own babies, man…)
Never again. Get to know me and I’ll try to get to know you.
Here’s three posts explaining why I will NEVER do it again.
If I am considered a jerk for feeling like that, FINE WITH ME. I think I went above and beyond in my explanation. The simplest thing to do is just block people to keep them from becoming like the people that led to me having to write THREE blogs about why I don’t just ‘follow back’. I don’t have the time for all that.
I don’t approach people on some confrontational “WHY DIDN’T YOU FOLLOW ME BACK?” stuff. You never made a friend #inreallife like that…and if you did, it surely wasn’t me.
It’s about your approach, man.
(P.S. - You ain’t really gotta reblog this; That’s another thing I can’t stand. I’ll reblog you if I feel like it…and if you ain’t never bothered to do it for me, with all these projects I put out, you can really kiss all of my ass.)
I’ve been informed by @and1grad that there REALLY is a ‘Happiest Place On Earth’ and it ain’t got shit to do with Disney.
I’ve already packed my bags. I’m moving. There is no way this isn’t the best town ON EARTH.
I just know it.
If you have gas money, you might be able to come with us…but NO ONE RIDES TO TITTYBONG, AUSTRALIA FOR FREE.
#NewTrack #TumblrRap #ATFU
I dig Tumblr. I like the way you can give your posts more flavor with links and such. I really enjoy blogging on this site.
There’s a lotta folks who use Tumblr a lotta different ways, just like Twitter. Lotsa folks use it LIKE Twitter, which at first I admittedly didn’t understand, but once I had Tumblr on my SMARTPHONE, it made that style of posting make perfect sense. It’s like Twitter with cooler pics and more commentary on the eyePhone, man.
Anyway, that leads to the inspiration for this post. I’ve been wanting to do this for a while…and I do it from time-to-time when I post #BARS here, but I put this one together specifically with ‘Tumblr’ in mind.
Here it is, just some a quick minute of Monster Factory shit with the lyrics posted and links for all the goofy stuff I reference. I’m a big fan of sneaking punchlines into #BARS, not in a “leaving the word ‘like’ outta similes” way, but in a way where wordplay will lead you back to the reference. Sometimes, I’ll use the background vocal to lead the listener back to the reference, #aswell. Lotsa cats do it, it ain’t like I’m doing anything brand-new, but I’ve been findings ways to avoid the word ‘like’ in rhymes for a while.
‘Tumblr Rap 1’ - Rusty Redenbacher (#ATFU)
Slay the best rappers alive via fax or text
You want the best, I bring the best so expect nothing less.
#ATFU, yes we back, just another lesson, Black
Yeah, and I’m flexing that legend rap, address the facts
Just a lil somethin…staying sharp.
If you’re on Twitter long enough, you’ll be making all of these faces.
#SHRUGLIFE #ATFU #TBM #LANON #NAPTOWN ADIYM
…the one typing this right now…
Give the people what they want.
I am the 99%.
Where rap music provides little reason to actually listen to the words and monotonous beats that are often little more than video game noise
I’m grateful to MrKinetik and Rusty Reddenbacher for eschewing trends and laundry lists of material objects and empty, easy pandering and getting to…
Man…Thank you @MrWordsworth. Thank you.
#ATFU & U 2. #SHRUGLIFE ROCKS THE PLANET