#NaptownSlim #LOWER #OTHER #ATFU #GMGC
Probably gonna drop this on my Bandcamp soon.
Slim be preachin. Slim gon tell it.
#LOWER is being mastered. Really close to done and it BANGS. Picking final sequence now. It’s deep, baby. There’s a lot to choose from; Slim puts in WORK.
If you don’t, I’d rather you not try to relate to me. You can’t. I work for whatever I get and hold my head high knowing that I earned it doing ‘ME’.
We might be talking about ‘work ethic’ soon…
‘Get Money, Get Cake’…but every dollar ain’t a good dollar.
‘#NaptownSlim on ‘The Saddest Thing I Have Ever Heard’
Ay y’all, yuh boy Naptown Slim here. Just cooling with Muhbabay and appreciating real love at my man’s soiree. Glad we could ride out for this. This is my dude and I really wouldn’t wanna miss this day for him and his beloved. I care, man. I wanna be here. Got the whole fam here and his fam has always treated me like fam; I wouldn’t be anywhere else.
Seeing all this genuine love in front of me has brought to mind something that will always stick with me. I talked about it before, but I gotta add on.
Told y’all the dumbest thing ever said to me was:
“The way you show me you love me is by buying me expensive things. The more you spend on it, the more I know you love me.”
Most ignorant shit ever. Actual quote…from an actual breathing thing that some would describe as a ‘human being’. You know how I feel about these kinda ‘people’ tho… “subhuman”
I’m looking at these beautiful people celebrating this beautiful new union and that quote jumped into my head…I wanna be able to do great things for my people. I wanna be able to give them what they want, but sometimes, just being there for someone is how you can show them you love them. I mean, we brought the homey and his new homette a sweet gift and everything, but if I had to show this cat how much I love him by what I spent on their gift, I’d be broke. I love my brutha like that.
He knows that we had to put a lotta things on hold to be here for him. He knew that we would do that because I love him. He knew that it would be a ‘we’ showing up because of how much I love Muhbabay…and he don’t know jack about what I buy her.
That quote has taken on a new light today, man. That quote is the statement of a person who obviously needs things to validate their worth. That’s absolutely tragic, y’all.
This is the statement of someone that needs things more than people, which actually DEVALUES you.
This is a quote from a person that doesn’t have any idea as to how much richer life is with someone you genuinely love that loves you back…like me and this chick I’m with right here and the people we just watched tie their lives together in front of God and their family and friends, than it is with some fool that has enough spending change to cater to their ignorant passing fancies.
It’s a statement that indicates you ain’t even TRYING to understand love, don’t wanna go out and get things for yourself, and WILL rock with ANYONE just to have ‘things’…that’s why they can’t keep ‘people’.
Everyone that loves you ain’t tryna break the bank to prove it, dummy. Realizing you have no idea how to assess your own worth other than what someone else gives you makes me wanna bust thug tears all over this clean-ass suit.
That statement is not only the dumbest thing I have ever heard, but now it is also the saddest thing I have ever heard. We gonna just keep praying for you folks that think like this though.
Peep Slim’s WHOLE steeze; this album is full of good words about what life is really about, y’all. I may mess around and make a book outta this stuff.
I’m gon tell it and I WILL be heard, for better or worse.
I’m out y’all…I’mma go over there and grab some pics of my friends cutting that cake cuz this is a special moment. I’mma holler at the DJ too. I wanna see what his set up is all about, cuz he’s kinda wack, but I do what he does and we can find some common ground. Slim can reason with anybody, baby.
I’m real people talking with real people about real thangs. Holler.
Another funky, cold-blooded Naptown Slim production. It is ALWAYS REAL.
CLICK THE PIC TO HEAR ME PLAY MY FUNKY, SAD VIOLIN WITH MY MAN, TYLER KNAPP.
#NaptownSlim on “the dumbest thing anyone has ever said to me.”
“The way you show me you love me is buy buying me expensive things. How much you love me is based on that.”
So that means that if someone is willing to give and show you everything they have, from their heart to their soul to every secret and fear in their mind, but they don’t do that with their wallet, they can’t love you?
So that means that there is no possible way that someone can love you by doing something they know you would appreciate and want if it don’t cost them a gang of money?
So that means there is no way a man of meager means can love you?
So that means when you are looking for ‘love’, you can find it by assessing what someone is able and willing to spend on you?
So that means when you are looking for ‘love’, you are actively seeking someone who will shower you with gifts, regardless of if that person knows anything about you, you people, your culture, and other things that draw people together in the name of ‘love’?
So that means if you ‘fell in love’ with someone loaded and they decided NOT to bankroll your ‘Real Housewives Of _____’ fantasies, but still provided everything you NEEDED, they don’t ‘love’ you? What if they CAN’T fund your fantasy? You stop ‘loving’ them?
So that means God don’t ‘love’ you? By your own reasoning, He/She can’t…God ain’t never got you no bling. You ain’t never even heard a ‘Happy Birthday’ from God. Right?
So that means that if you were with Donald Trump and in ‘love’, but Warren Buffett walked by, you would fall in ‘love at first sight’? Obviously, by this reasoning, Warren Buffett has the propensity to be the most loving man in the universe.
Naptown Slim gon tell it…
Listen, you are not looking for ‘love’, you don’t know what ‘love’ is, and as long as you keep that mindset that I have made look so very ridiculous and can disprove by pointing to examples in your very own life, whoever you are.
Try this one…
Your Mother loved you before having any kinda idea as to who you were and who you would be. She didn’t have to buy you shit to let you know she loved you…and if you didn’t know she loved you before she bought you shit, you should be ashamed of yourself.
Obviously, Slim has refuted this ignorant statement, numerous ways, numerous times…and WILL continue to.
The greed shown in that statement speaks to my soul and fuels me to rebuke these demons. It’s not natural. It’s a statement that would be made by an opportunist, someone who is obviously all about their single, solitary self, which is OBVIOUSLY not what ‘love’ is about at all.
Y’all gon learn…hopefully.
I gotta go do what I love for these people behind me and they gon love it. I’m gonna put my teachings in these songs and spread the love, for better or worse. I’m gonna get this bread. I’m gonna bring that bread home, where love lives and continue building on what real love has brought me and made me.
CLICK THE PIC. IMMA TAKE YOU #LOWER IN THE NAME OF THE GREATER GOOD.
Wow. Everything in life is inspiring me today, so your friend, Naptown Slim is back with another good word for your mind. Listen up.
See the numbers behind me? They make sense to you now. You know they look crazy because you know what they mean.
When you were a kid, you and your folks drove by these places and you asked what the numbers meant. Your Mom or Dad explained to you that you were looking at the price of gasoline.
As you got older and got your own things, you realized that this was gonna be a part of your life if you had places to be, things to do, and people to see. If you were gonna be getting there, this was a part of your life. Even if you had a homey that was willing to run you to where you wanted to go, he wanted that ‘gas money’.
You shouldn’t look at numbers like these childishly anymore. You hafta understand what it takes to get where you are going. You hafta understand that it always costs somebody something.
Who’s out there running on an empty tank? You might wanna get that refill quickly, cuz you been running on fumes just hoping that things work out and you get to where you’re going.
Who’s riding and ain’t got ‘gas money’? You better recognize that if I wanna pull over and drop your non-contributing ass off at the side of the road, I can. You better be offering some damn good company if you don’t wanna do nothing but ride. You can’t touch the wheel, you can’t touch the stereo. Passengers gotta know their place. You may very well like the destination, but if you ain’t got NOTHING on the tank, you can’t say JACK.
Some people NEED to be passengers because they have no concern for the price of gas, nor do they have anywhere to go, anyone to see, or anything to do, just gazing out the window and enjoying the ride, never having anything to offer.
Lemme cut to the chase; If you’re trying to do something with your life, you better understand that no one rides for free. It always costs somebody something…and whether you recognize it or not, you always pay.
This is real life in Naptown, USA, baby. This is real life for real people doing real things with real goals dealing with like-minded people every day. Real people paying real bills so they can get back to real work…THEN go have real fun.
We laugh at those who think it’s any other way in life anywhere because when reality hits them, they might not even make it to the pump. If you just tryna ride, you really can’t ride with me; you ain’t that cute and I need room for my gig bag and the merch dude.
…and I’m sure anyone with a ‘passenger’ in their life will understand that.
Now, ride to that or ride out.
Another funky, cold-blooded Naptown Slim production. Regards.
#NaptownSlim is FEELIN IT TODAY.
The vibe and spirit is over me again and Naptown Slim would like to preach some more…so I will.
What are you passionate about? What do you do that feeds your soul? What drives you? Do you sing? Do you dance? Are you interested in ANYTHING?
Is it what I am holding in my hand…?
If that’s your passion, you need to reassess your life.
I talk about money a lot because I have watched people become different people behind the want of it. I have watched wanting it turn people into entirely different people. I have watched people sell out everything of their essence to have access to it.
I have watched people die in the middle of living for this oh, so very, precious paper. I have watched people destroy bonds and relationships without thinking twice because they think the value of this paper is more than the value of a person.
These are the poorest people on earth; people with every kinda dollar you can think of and quantify, but not a scintilla of real value because they have no idea as to what real value is. People who don’t value people are tragically poor.
I don’t play with other people’s money, especially when I am trying to make it so they want to pay me for a service. I make my own, I spend my own, I share it with those close to me. It comes and goes. It will have no say in how I am measured as a man by anyone that truly matters in the scheme of things.
I am not a rich man, by the measure by which many of you would gauge ‘wealth’, but the legacy I will leave behind on this planet is RICH and FULL, for I have been a true and genuine spirit. My soul is secure. I have not done anything to gain access to this paper that I would be ashamed to tell my family and friends about.
My life is beautiful. I don’t need the ‘best of everything’ because I MAKE the ‘best of everything’. I encourage you to free your mind of some of the bonds that make it so you don’t appreciate the measure of a man, truly.
Naptown Slim makes the money. The money doesn’t make Naptown Slim. If you got it any kinda way other than that, you have no idea as to what life is about. Enjoy your money because that is simply all you have in this life…and that, my friends, is a poor poor poor way to live.
I WILL take this 40 bones and go somewhere with Muhbabay where we can enjoy each other’s company knowing that we are honestly with someone we love. I’m rich, I’m loaded, in that sense…and if I came home with this 40 bucks after our night together, Muhababay would have no complaints because she knows she is with someone who loves her for what she is and I know the same. There are never any questions about that. If you can’t say the same about the person you’re with, good luck to you with their ‘passion’.
The want of money is the root of all evil…and some of y’all lead the most demonic lives on earth. All you wanna do is consume, whether it’s someone’s money or whatever part of their essence you can sponge off of when they don’t feel like bankrolling you.
Quit being greedy, little, materialistic pigs and go figure out what life is really about.
That’s another word from your man, Naptown Slim, and I WILL be here to tell it. Holla.
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