EMINEM drops new album and scores his 9th consecutive number one album on billboard….Kamikaze interview part 1

Finally something that brings my interest back ! Eminem just dropped his 9th studio album quietly ( sort of ) . He did this without promotion or warning but like a Hurricane it debuted at number one on the billboard charts. The album has mixed reviews. Some say it’s a lyrical mess and question weather he still has what it takes after being in the game for 20 years. Others say Shady is back !

From what I heard , shady is definitely back. Eminem goes full throttle on his album bashing his critics , mumble rap , Drake , and Machine Gun Kelly . He also makes fun of himself on a few tracks.  I have not heard the entire album yet but from what I heard I definitely feel the Slim Shady vibe I felt with “ my name is “.

Its worth a listen !

Eminem just sat down with Sway for his first interview where he talks about his new album Kamikaze and rivals in the industry. Take a peek at part one of the interview here. Part two coming soon !

What makes you happy ?

What makes you happy ? That is a question I was asked a few days ago. I took a second to think about it . As a million thoughts blew through my mind , I became aware that at that moment ….. I wasn’t really happy. I am currently out of town for work. I’m not happy with my job. I am not happy at the hotel I am staying at. I am not happy in the city I am currently living for 3 months. I am not happy that I am not home . I am not happy that I have not seen my pets and family for awhile. So what do I do about it ?

I am the most content when I am home. Near familiarity. In my condo with everyone and everything that reminds me of where I came from. I have not even written a blog for a month. I have had zero inspiration.

I was watching a YouTube video on Jeffrey Star. If you had not heard about him you should check him out. He is a beauty guru who started from the bottom and has become a millionaire by hard work and his love of cosmetics. It got me really thinking of my career. What I’m doing with my life. Why am I still working in a career that I absolutely hate ? Answer ??? Bills !! Mortgage ! Food ! ……. but …. what about my happiness ?

What makes me happy ? What can I do for the rest of my life that will not make me dread waking up in the morning or dread going into work ? I feel like I have wasted YEARS wanting the days to hurry up so the weekend would arrive because I didn’t have to work. What really blows my mind is how long I have stayed in such an unhappy place. I remember when I was scheduled to have a major surgery I sat down with my physician to discuss all of the pros and cons of my surgery and my recovery time …..I only focused on my recovery time. As he sat in front of me and told me the minimum recovery time for this surgery was 6 weeks and maybe longer …..all I could think about was the 6 weeks I would be off work. Forget about the possibility of me heavily bleeding during the surgery , the possibility of having hysterectomy , the possibility of death ….well all that was just overshadowed by the instant joy I felt of having 6 weeks off of work !

Something is definitely wrong here. I should have been way more concerned with the surgery than having time off of work.

The problem is I didn’t know what to do with myself. There were bills and responsibilities I had as an adult. Sometimes I really hate being an adult.

One day I went to see an academic advisor. As we sat in this large room that echoed , the advisor asked me what could he help me with. I said I hate my career. I chose the wrong one. I need to start over but I don’t know what to do with myself. I could hear the ticking of the clock and wondered when he was going to respond. Then he finally spoke up and said ” if you could do anything you wanted , be anything you wanted , what is the first thing that pops in your head? It took me about a half of a second to blurt out ” I want to be the next Stephen King “. My advisor looked a little surprised . He smiled and said ” so you love to write ? “. I said yes. I have since I was a little girl. He said I was in the wrong school looking at the wrong programs. I looked down at all of the IT information that was in my hands. I was a little confused because I didn’t think a writer could make enough money to make ends meet unless you were actually Stephen King.

I took some time for myself to really think about what I actually like and how I can incorporate that into my life and make a career out of it. I have some ideas and I am slowly working on the process of getting into Social media marketing. Without getting into too much boring details about the process , I will just say I am working on it. I have a vision and I know it will just take some time to put it in place.

Until then …. I am hanging on by a thin rope.

Here is the video that has Inspired me. Maybe it will inspire you too !

Justice for JR update !

I have been absent for awhile. So many things have preoccupied my mind in these last few weeks since I posted about LeBron leaving Cleveland and signing with the LA Lakers. I started a new job. I also seen videos and read about the most disturbing murder.  I recently wrote a blog about Justice for Junior. He was an innocent 15 year old stabbed repeatedly by 5 gang members . The gang members are known as the  Trinitarios . The Trinitarios are guys who formed a gang from the Dominican Republic. They are wide spread in the New York Bronx area and are known to stab others with knives and machetes.  Of course they are to much of a coward to fight one on one so they come at you with 10-20 members . They find you when you are alone and hack you up. They will stab at night or daylight. They will stab you on a quiet street or near a busy intersection. They don’t care. They use knives and machetes because they say “ you run out of bullets , but you don’t run out of stabs”!

The story of Junior just sticks in my mind and I can’t quite get the images out of my head after I watched the horrible video of the way 5 grown men all 19 and older repeadly hacked at his torso and neck as Juniors blood spilled all the way down his legs in gallons. Then the store owners who kicked him out of the store because they didn’t want anything to do with those gang members and those machetes , didn’t even have the decency to hold pressure on Juniors neck as he bled and bled and begged the store owners to help him after the attack. Instead the store owners told him to run down the block to the hospital. Junior , a 15 year old child ran toward the hospital but didn’t make it. He lost to much blood. If you run with a huge stab wound to the carotid artery it just pumps the blood out faster. He lost more blood running. He is now in heaven .

The NYPD has worked non stop to find every single gang member involved. There wasn’t just 5 gang members who stabbed him involved , but so were the drivers . There were cameras on the streets , outside the store where Junior was stabbed and inside the store. Many of the gangs faces and car plates were seen on camera. There is also one gang member you can clearly see walk into the store , but you never see him walk out. You don’t see him dragging  Junior out of the store and you don’t see him stabbing Junior. He is the one in the Black T-shirt and black hat in this video :

There are rumors that he noticed a lot of cameras before the attack and he yelled to all of the others that cameras are out , we should leave. He left while the others carried on with the attack. He caught a flight to the Dominican Republic because he knew everything was on camera and his face along with the other gang members would be seen nationally. There are rumors his mother turned him in to the police and he is cooperating telling the NYPD everyone’s name who was involved in this murder from the killers , the drivers, and those who ordered the attack. The NYPD has arrested about 13 suspects involved in this case. One of them include the Trinitarios gang leader.

The first video above shows the court hearing where all of the suspects plead not guilty. I’m not sure why because all of their faces are all over cameras and videos. Five of the gang members were charged with first degree murder while the rest are charged with second degree murder. As of right now , those lawyers who are defending the gang members have until October to gather anything they can to help their case. In that first video you can clearly see the first two gang members who were brought out smirking or laughing as they walked in.

 

I will give updates on the Justice for Junior trial as it happens .

LeBron James says goodbye to Cleveland … new beginnings

4444730899 (1)It took me awhile to write this. I just didn’t have it in me to say goodbye to the one NBA player who made my miserable work days tolerable.

Nothing better then an 8 pm game watching LeBron score triple doubles , block shots , and easily make that clutch shot in those final seconds of the game. If you are from Cleveland you know what his billboard means to the city.

Now , it’s all said and done. LeBron has just signed a four year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers with a no trade clause inked in. He will retire in the NBA as a Laker. As I read comments on Facebook and Twitter I’m noticing some angry fans screaming that he will never take Kobe’s place. I can admit in all fairness , the Laker fans have a point. I don’t think too many kind words would be said about Kevin Durant or Steph Curry or any other great player who came to Cleveland and thought for one second they could just walk on to the Q’s court and have their picture up on a giant billboard in downtown Cleveland. LeBron has to much history there. I don’t think any other sports player who ever played for Cleveland has that same kind of love.

Now I say goodbye to his billboard that has been covering the Sherwin-Williams building for 4 years . Now I say goodbye to the weekly late night CAVS games , because let’s face it, I only became a basketball fan after watching LeBron. Sure I fell in love with Kyrie , JR Smith , Kevin Love , and Tristian Thompson along the way , but it just doesn’t feel right watching a CAVS game without LeBron.

As all good things come to an end , I am also saying goodbye to the number 23. LeBrons Jersey is expected to be retired soon . Who can possibly wear that number like a badge of honor after LeBron .

It’s been a great 11 years LeBron played in Cleveland ( 4 in Miami ) . It’s been the most awesome 2016 when LeBron lead the CAVS to that championship that Cleveland has not seen in over 50 years . Thank you LeBron for bringing me so much fun and joy in Cleveland . Thank you for for coming back to Cleveland and delivering your promise. You will always be welcomed in Cleveland !

See you in Los Angeles!

 

LeBron James in free agency Sunday

1018EA69-00AF-4E21-915C-FBC0DFE6EFD3The time has come . The finals are over and LeBron is planning his next move. LeBron has decided to go into free agency Sunday. What does that mean for LeBron and the Cleveland Cavaliers ?

LeBron going into free agency doesn’t mean he is not signing with the CAVS. He can still square away a deal with them. I think he is waiting to see what kind of play maker superstar MVP will join him . He needs someone great. He needs someone who is not afraid to be aggressive and make those shots. Many players on that team have proven to be less then mediocre when it comes to actually making a bucket. I was disappointed in JRs performance in the playoffs and finals. I seen him make about 30 three point shots in practice but when it came time to really make those shots….. he failed.

I was also disappointed with Hills performance in the playoffs and finals. He almost seemed like he was scared to shoot . He had several open shot opportunities , but failed to shoot . I am not even going to talk about the disaster of Clarkson. The one surprising player was Hood. Hood was not given many minutes in the finals but when he finally got to play it was like the Incredible Hulk was unleashed.

Now back to LeBron. Cleveland loves him. Kyrie even admitted before LeBron came back to Cleveland , the Q arena would be half empty. When LeBron returned to Cleveland the stadium was sold out every night. Kyrie said it was crazy the impact LeBron has on Cleveland. However , LeBron has a free pass to move on. Everyone is saying if he leaves they are fully supporting him because he delivered on his promise. He gave Cleveland its first championship the city has ever seen in over 50 years. LeBron gave Cleveland one heck of a stellar performance this season as he played every single night and played well over the minutes any other player in the NBA has played. LeBron was putting up crazy numbers. In fact , his numbers and stats out scored Harden who was this years MVP. LeBron was robbed of that MVP award , but that’s another blog I might touch upon later.

For now I wait. We wait. Everyone waits on LeBrons move . Afterall , he is going to have to play with one hell of a team to dethrone the Warriors next season.

Here is a video about LeBrons free agency :

Justice for JR. 15 year old killed by gang members due to mistaken identity. Thoughts.

Last week , a young boy who was just 15 years old was brutally stabbed with machetes by five gang members who held him down , slit his throat and repeatedly stabbed him until he was soaked in blood and shortly later died

It all started with the young 15 year old whose name is JR , went outside down the street to pay his friend 5.00. As he made his way down the street around midnight , he was approached by several gang members who screamed at about posting a sex tape of one of the gangs members sisters. As they shouted the name of the guy they were looking for , ( per reports ), JR ran into a store that was open and begged the owner of the store to tell the gang members what his name was to clear him because he had been going to that store since he was very little and the store owner knew him. . The gang members told the store owner to stay out of it or else. There were about three other people in the store ( maybe owners , employees, or shoppers ) at the time of the incident. The owner of the store stood back as a few of the gang members dragged JR out of the store by his hoodie , held him down and repeatedly stabbed him. There are apartments on top of the store and people were filming it and by passers walking away quickly.

No one stopped to help this 15 year old who was being brutally attacked. After the several stabs , the gang members quickly ran to different cars and sped away.  JR went back to the store to plead for help , the store owners never opened the doors to help him, never called 911. Basically ignored the entire situation. JR was able to stumble down the street toward the hospital.  However , he collapsed a few feet in front of the hospital . Someone passing by seen him , called for help and tried to cover his bleeding neck .  It was to late. JR lost to much blood and died .

One question that still  lingers  in my thoughts is “ who was the supposed friend who called him close to midnight to request 5.00”?  Afterall , several gang members ( at least 10 shown on several videos ) were all ready with their knives and machetes ready to attack. Sounds like a total set up to me.

Later , I read the sister of one of the gang members ( who was in the leaked sex tape) told her brother ( who is one of the 5 guys who was stabbing JR) that JR was the one who leaked the tape. She blatantly lied about it because her boyfriend looks very similar to JR. So she put the blame on an innocent boy because she didn’t want her boyfriend to be the one killed. Then she had the nerve to make a statement on social media that she was innocent because she wasn’t the one  who  did the actual stabbing. She clearly has a twisted way of thinking.  She didn’t think about JRs well being for two seconds. She knew JR through the NYPD explorer program that they both attended.

The gang violence in NY is a huge problem . There are a few more recent stories of 15 and 16 year olds being attached by gangs . I’m not sure why the parents of J.R. allowed him to go outside at that time of night knowing the high crime in south side Bronx .

Here is a video of the story of the gangs member sister who lied

 

This story is just heartbreaking. There are videos on YouTube that actually show a pretty clear picture of the gang members hacking away at him. Jr had to have been  so confused and frightened not knowing why he was being stabbed so violently.

There is another video of the neighborhood setting out candle , bears , and praying for JRs family and praying JR has found peace in heaven. Then the candles just start falling and rolling around with many people saying JR is still very angry at the way he died and by passers walking by , people recording the incident , store owner locking his doors. Jr was left to defend himself against several people stabbing him relentlessly and he was left to die.

Every time I watch these videos or read about it online , I just start to tear up and wonder why there is so much evil in the world.

RIP JR

 

The NYPD recently announced there have been several arrests and still more to come.