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Relentless & Yoanni, the Air Force Girl @ Starbucks

The_Last_Kingpin-1Am I gettin Relentless here? This beautiful woman is often spotted in the 125th St/Lennox Av area. She works at the Air Force recruiting station and I’ve noticed her from time to time. (How could I NOT!?) Today, she just happened to catch me in a euphoric mood, in the midst of my East Coast book tour, so the KINGPIN came out!

Life Is A Trip…

For some, life is a journey,

for others a sprint,

you either go fast to nowhere,

or you realize life’s a gift.

You either have faith in others,

or from others you skip,

in the end please remember,

life is a trip.


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Okay one more post then DINNER! Today I was given a case of ‪#‎Skittles‬ it reminded me of an ex-girlfriend who was "out of practice" in her "brainstorming" 😂 so word has it that to get her "mind right" she had to exercise by eating Skittles??? So she suggested I bring home a few bags from the supermarket. See? And you wonder why my shit ain't all the way screwed on! ‪#‎gonnasavethesefortherightwoman‬ Lmfao



Okay so I had my own rant today as well! Lol I only peeked at the debate! You see...

I want my "I Survived Camp Trexler" t-shirt!

Lol I think that will be the name of the book tho... Maybe it will be some sort of inspirational book about this scar...
Just yesterday I was in the Jacuzzi and touched my fingers to my eyebrow. I'm amazed that even at 50 years old I can still feel "the scar" left from my adolescence. I couldn't help thinking about how very close that rock came to taking my eye out and how I might have lived a lifetime with one eye. God was with me that day that those White Trexler campers chased me and threw stones at me... God didn't control how it happened, nor did God prevent the racial slurs... God didn't even step-in to tell these kids "STOP! Behold, this young man's mother is Lorraine/the camp nurse, a woman who is there to fix your cuts, to sooth your colds and to ease your headaches. Why now do you choose to attack this young man with stones, as a group... Your Christian Brother?" Sigh... Take a Black kid out of the inner-city and match him with boys from other worlds and this is what it is... So many lessons learned from summer camp. Glad I left with all my faculties. Being "stoned" has happened at every level of my life tho! I realize I'm "different" I do things different than others, I'm never on the same page and I always get different results. So then this can't be entirely about Trexler or the racism of the day (not this book, anyway), but more of that realization that being cut from a different cloth... That sense of knowing: "hey I embrace my being "different" but too, i'm glad I realize (in time to save my own life ‪#‎prevention‬) that my walk in life always comes with a different set of rules, successes and even ultimate consequences. My walk in life is random and unscripted, so-against the grain that there is jealousy and envy to cope with. My walk in life has lead to pursuit of peace and peaceful measures and the delicate balance when my brain and its cohort (my mouth) decide to shake the room. If only I could've learned to be humble and non-confrontational at a younger age; if only I knew wisdom, I may have avoided so much pain. But in the overall landscape photo, I did not do too bad if I was able to keep both of my eyes, all of my teeth, all of my bones and half a brain. I Survived Camp Trexler!

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While Monique Presley (Cosby's lawyer) is very outspoken, good with the mouth, she can't clean up his mess. Coz is going down in history as "the funniest serial rapist ever" everyone has their conspiracy theories, but you can't change what happened and how he has addressed/ignored/ engaged in the activity. Laughing about it on Larry King, incorporating it into his Cosby Show storyline... Admitting to it in court documents. Now if you want to argue whether or not the act of "doping" or "slipping a Mickey" to someone was "acceptable" back in the day-versus how it's seen today/that's a good argument. But if you're gonna ignore these women and their horrors... ‪#‎missmewiththatshit‬ ‪#‎signedsealeddelivered‬

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A Letter To Relentless Aaron

ivery says: i want to be a writer and get my work out there. just wanted to know could you give me some pointers on how i should go about doing that. thankz

Relentless Aaron says: by the quick note you sent, it doesn’t seem like you’re as interested in being a writer as you are with the fascination of the same. Either that, or you’re just wanting to pick my brain to get my textbook reply. Assuming none of that is true, I will still direct you

Relentless Aaron, your free, accessible writing life coach (yeah… RIGHT!)

1st of all, research your question on the Internet. Since you emailed me, and reached out to me through my website, I must assume you have a command for using the computer, Internet, Worldwide Web. So then, why don’t you just do your research?

There are many books on writing, some of which I note in my blogs on Facebook and here at and there are many other blogs I’ve written (interviews I’ve done) that you can find by merely doing a Google search.

So, now that we’ve covered your want, how about we get into the “pointers” you ask for.

  1. Pointer #1-Read about writing (already gave you that pointer.)
  2. Pointer #2- Read books by the best selling authors of the genre you intend to conquer.
  3. Pointer #3– Write as much as you possibly can, until it becomes your lifestyle.
  4. Pointer #4– Begin branding your name in the industry you intend to conquer by submitting short essays that are relevant (to this and that issue) in this and that  newspaper or magazine.
  5. And finally– (you didn’t think I was gonna give you the cow, did you?)-Pointer #5-Don’t be so attached to your work (or to the suggestions of others in the quest to, ahem, keep it real.) The only thing you should be doing is writing what you know, feel and have an urgency to share. There goes my advice for the day. Word. #Relentless

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A Relentless Interview – February 2008

On 2/20/08, Shaila Mentore wrote: Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions.  This is a personality profile and it has to focus on you overcoming adversity. Relentless Aaron at Newark Symphony HallBasically, why would anyone want to read about you, also, how can the reader relate to you.

I thought you would be ideal for my piece because you do what ordinary people are not willing to do–you persistently go after what you want even though you were imprisoned and dealt with other obstacles.

Here goes:

  1. Who is Relentless Aaron? Please talk a little bit about your upbringing and also what do you do in your leisure time. What motivates you?

Relentless: Relentless Aaron is the brand I created in effort to separate myself from the fictional-reality that I write. In the teachings I’ve learned that “suspending the reader’s belief systems” is a necessary part of a fiction writer’s job. Also, in brand building, it is important to have a brand that is highly recognizable and easy to remember. Furthermore, the A in Aaron puts me at the top of alphabetical lists worldwide. Therefore since I have a universal product, a universal brand name is essential. Hence, the Relentless Aaron name. My upbringing was wayward. My parents were always working and that led to me getting into mischief. A lot of it. My leisure time was spent setting fires to houses, stealing bicycles, trespassing, vandalism, and (on the lighter side) even subscribing to every magazine in print. I’d go to the local library and snatch out every type of subscription card. 2 to 3 weeks later, the mail truck would drop off stacks of magazines because it was too much for the carrier to bring to the door step. Other than that, I snuck or conned my way into the adult strip club my dad owned, or I would draw, or listen to music. When I got a little older, by age 17, I shifted interest to girls.

2. Do you consider yourself successful?

Relentless: Absolutely. I’ve done in the past 14 years what no other author/writer has done ever. That is largely due to the advent of desktop publishing and the open lines of communication that the Internet offers.

3. While in prison, what made you start writing? Were you a writer before? Did you see it as a way to turn your life around when you got out?

Relentless: I began writing because I had stories to tell. At my age, I had experienced more than the average person if you consider producing stage shows and concocting international financing deals at age 17, the Marine Corp at age 18, college, and nightclub promotion at age 19, directing a regional talent competition, real estate ventures, publishing, developing two nightclubs, producing a cable TV show, and eventually spiraling into all of the various crimes I indulged in… it all added up to so much. I had so much experience packed into this one body; into this one brain, and I needed to get it out. Writing books was the absolute perfect vehicle for my therapy and my want for exposure of a life lived and of lessons learned. Yes, writing books has TOTALLY turned my life around. Nobody can out-write, out-sell me or out-think me as it relates to this particular field I’m in.

4.What are some adversities you faced? How were you able to overcome them? What did you learn about yourself in the process?  (If you have many, you can choose one and give me some detail, because that will be the main focus of my piece).

Relentless: My greatest adversity was myself; my ignorance, and my lack of direction. That may all stem from family upbringing, from various circumstances & experiences, and the environment in which I grew up. It was only later (at age 32) when I had 7 years to consider the direction of my life, that life too a different turn. I began to think before I acted. Meanwhile, I learned that I was very talented in many ways. I could draw. I could create. And I could write books like a magician performs magic.

5.What are your feelings about the prison system in this country?

Relentless:The prison system is unbalanced. But it’s also an incubator for good and evil. I happened to be one of those who made the best of it.

6. Why were you in prison?

Relentless:This is well documented in the various press done about me. But in a nutshell, within a 6 month period, I robbed banks across the eastern seaboard. I did it with a small organization, and we made a lot of noise. Prison was the best place for me since I was out of control.

7. What advice would you give to men who are in prison about how they can turn their lives around and re-assimilate in society when they get out?

Relentless: My suggestion is to observe discipline, to find an interest that can lead you closer to your ultimate purpose in life, and then to go after that purpose relentlessly.

8. What are some of the pros and cons of being an entrepreneur?

Relentless: Pros: liberty and freedom to do what you want and when. I can never be “fixed” to some other man’s 8-hour work schedule. I make my own rules and I use my days accordingly. The cons: lack of funds can make it difficult to live your dreams. And many times you destroy credit, relationships and you bare the burden of pressure that is often times not good for a writer who requires a free mind to do his/her best.

9. Talk a little bit about self-publishing and being an author, for people who may be interested in getting their work to the public.

Relentless: Self publishing is as simple as taking something you’ve written and going to a copy machine to make copies of the same. that’s publishing. Use desktop software programs to make that original work look more appealing to the eye; but it’s all the same. You can publish your handwritten words if you choose. Being a writer means pretty much the same as being a mechanic. You need to study, go to school, or become an apprentice to learn the craft. And then you need to practice until you improve. And Improve until you are noticed. Once you’re noticed, ride that wave until you reach paydirt. Master your craft, and the world will fold into your palms like a juicy love letter.

My Meeting the Actor With 2 First Names: Keith David

  bstreet1016 (2)   I had a most AMAZING night. The other day I was on my way to my being interviewed for TIME magazine, an ongoing interview regarding my “grind” in urban fiction, publishing, prison, etc. And, instead of parking where I was supposed to meet the reporter, I decided to pull over on Broadway, close to 51st St. I had realized some success there just 8 months earlier, and thought I’d run into an established readership. Anyway, long story short, who walks by but the actor we all know and love, Keith David. Now, I had seen an article in the Amsterdam News regarding various appearances that Keith was making in Harlem, however (and I’m sure this had been mentioned in the article) I must’ve slept on this latest engagement that Keith kindly informed me about.

“I’m doing a show at The Metropolitan on 22nd street.”

 300px-The_Nat_King_Cole_Show_premiere_1956It just so happened that this was THE night. The opening night, and I immediately thought: “Gee… I need to see this show. Then, I need to interview Keith.” See, I feel that Keith is just as powerful an actor as Denzel Washington, as Isaiah Washington or Blair Underwood. And I hadn’t realized it, but Keith has acted in more movies than any of us can remember! Dead Presidents. Marked For Death. Final Analysis. There are over a hundred movies (and TV shows) that Keith has acted in, and it seems as though I have found the “next” hardest working man in show business. Next to me, that is. (lol)

Well, getting back to 51st st… Keith invited me to the show. Of course, I have the “I’m a best selling author” clout, so I get the red carpet treatment to go and see Keith do Nat King Cole. (Sure even if KD did merely want to fill a couple more seats, its gotta make sense in my mind, right??)  Now, I love me some Nat. From Chestnuts, to Nature Boy, Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup, Route 66 and of course, Unforgettable. So, I’m expecting a show. Otherwise, one of my favorite actors was about to hear a brotha get rowdy up in the Metropolitan. But folks… an hour and a half of Keith David on stage, with his perfect baritone, tenor and alto voices, will make you forget ALL about Beyonce’ and her ringing alarms!

557px-KeithDavidJune10And, to be honest, Keith has the advantage over most EVERY other cat who ever picked up a mic. Because, as crisp as his voice is, you’d swear that his “day job” was to sing as a permanent fixture here at the Metropolitan, or even at Birdland or The Blue Note. But instead, it’s just damned spooky to sit there and hear Det. Lester Wallace (from the Barber Shop movie) singing Sweet Lorraine; and how uncharacteristic is it for Kirby (from the Dead Presidents movie) or Max, (Steven Seagal’s sidekick in “Marked For Death”) *Remember the movie’s nemesis-Screwface? “Everybody waan go Hell, but noobody waan die!“ (Gotta be one of my all-time favorite movie lines)

…Well, the hear Keith belt out a heartfelt rendition of Nature Boy? #Priceless

Thank God I’m a great media mogul and that I was smart and able enough to capture a taste of the show for ya!

So, then Jamie Fox isn’t the only Triple Threat on the market? Hmmm… Have we been sleeping on Keith David’s singing potential? Perhaps pigeon-holing him as “Just” an actor while LL, Busta Rhymes and Jamie Fox enjoy the fruits of variety? Are we short-changing this man from the acknowledgement he deserves as the renaissance man who came somewhere after Paul Robeson and before, well, everyone else? I hope not.

large_l9XNWcqLS2AmUDpFJfMMgzS2pqzMeet David Keith. He’s been in our lives for decades, folks. He is part of the movie ,the song and the book that we indulge in from day to day; the glue that keeps so many of those films in tact and relevant for years to come. Here is a man who has more than definitely “been there and done that” in Hollywood, and now, in song. You dare not miss this performance this weekend in NYC. And, if you do, you need to hope that Keith has a return engagement, since you’ll be missing out on something so wonderful and life affirming you’ll be floating out of the restaurant.

Relentless Aaron