Monthly Archives: April 2019
Stumbled Past One of my Older Interviews
Posted by Relentless on April 24th, 2019
Our Monstrous Reality
Posted by Relentless on April 22nd, 2019
Sometimes it feels as if the rest of the world is surreal, and that my own world is the only real thing I’m in control of. Oh sure, I can control everyone and everything else by simply hitting a switch, shutting down notifications or even pulling the plug. If I wanna get jazzy about it I can still be entertained by the digital world; click on the Pandora or my jailbroken firestick and there’s my partial great escape. But to shut it down all together is the greatest escape. Go out and mow the lawn or play with the flowers... pick up the weights or head down to my makeshift gym in the basement...
But even with that Godlike skill of shutting everybody out, somewhere in the back of my mind...
in the deepest part of my soul there is pain and misery and dysfunction that I’ve disassociated myself from. Yes this disconnect is about survival but it’s also about sanity. Do I care? Hell yeah I care! But I also know that it’s a longshot for me to be able to fix any of it. Its an even longer shot to imagine or to realize the alternative/others perhaps living in my vortex. Living the way I live. It’s unreasonable to think that you are going to believe in and follow my blueprint. There’s no way you’re going to eat the way I do, breathe the way I do, sleep the way I do, work the way I do and ultimately arrive here, now, 54 years later... in this happy space, and still inspired despite all. For sure the infrastructure of the world is the most pressing priority. Neck and neck with that reality, there is the human dilemma of how we commune, cohabitate and interact. We do this directly and distinctively, and we do it indirectly with mechanical devices, machines and with our technology. We're turned into cowards in this way, disinterested in facing the music in person. No accountability. When I think about it all, how it all spins in some freakish turbine, with such viral calculation, both perfect and imperfect, i’m reminded that all of this mess is executed on yet another monstrous reality. I sometimes think we all forget how we all still coexist on this spinning rock that at any given instant can shift and self-destruct. Yes we are all spinning, and we are all spinning on something else that is spinning. No matter how you slice it, whether you choose to acknowledge it or not, whether you claim a part of it or not, the mysteries, the joys, the perils, the marvels, the miracles, the pandemonium... The births and the deaths... all of it will go on regardless of how you feel, and regardless of whether you interact or engage. So in the end there is still your choice to care for your own sanity and well-being.
Yes, you are expected to contribute. But no, you are not expected to contribute to a fault. March forth my loves, my children, my friends and fans; move with great energy and stealth awareness. Be driven to achieve more and to experience increase. Never allow yourself to surrender to laziness and loss. Believe in your mind and be determined that you can cope and deal and master this thing we call life.
God bless you.
My Song of The Morning
IMPORTANT SHIT I SAY
Posted by Relentless on April 22nd, 2019
TODAY - Saturday, April 20, 2019
In fact, we create stories in our minds that just aren’t real. They may be real from your perspective, which in a selfish sense is all that matters. But the other side of the “story” is how that other person sees life. That perspective may be twisted, inspired, confused, but thats all based on that other persons framework and the narrative they’ve created for themselves, for their mindstate. And really, we need to understand and respect the other persons perspective because that is communication at its best. Overall, go in thinking that “Everything is gonna be alright” (Hence the BobMarley perspective), and just move forward peacefully, with a resolution as an ending. Everything doesn’t hafta be like the movies. Perspectives are everything
SIDE NOTE: I'm amazed at how some people can be sloppy drunk, wreaking of alcohol, but with thoughts still as crisp and relevant as the air we breathe
Talking about so called "Gentrification"
Our Sexy Mess
So this post on LinkedIn... I’m puzzled when one of you (with a platform) shouts “Beauty, happiness, female empowerment and self-esteem,” all of it while you undress for us. To be clear, I LOVE BLACK WOMEN & THEIR FEMALE BLESSINGS. But while men seek to affirm their “self-esteem” or happiness or empowerment, we’re not undressing or use male anatomy to affirm the same. (Not talking about weightlifters or fitness gurus) So... is undressing and exposing body parts and being “proud” to be sexual in public really “female empowerment? Because I thought that was all about how you perform and interact as a human being with equal rights, not how much ass u got. I don’t think that “flashing” and/or being exhibitionists add up to the way to praise your self-esteem. Can it show me how BOLD you are? Can it show me how you DGAF, of course there’s that. But trying to rationalize the want or need to undress for us? Thoughts? School me, please. #notaprude #fanofthefannies #proporn
From Oprah’s Mouth – “I Have Not Waivered”
Posted by Relentless on April 16th, 2019
LEAVING NEVERLAND has got many Michael Jackson fans and haters in an tizzy. Half of us have conspiracy theories "Oh he just likes kids" "oh he just never had a childhood". And the other half of us can see thru the bullshit. Half of us believe that Michael's celebrity status protected and insulated him; the other half believes that dead or alive, "MJ is the biggest pedophile on Earth. And he died just in time before Social Media could eat him whole.
Well, altho Oprah's been wrong in the past, she's grown more aware than I've even seen her and I'm riding with her.
Below is the link to her appearance on Trevor Noah's DailyShow where she doubles down "I have not wavered." Even tho MJ supporters have created rumors to say she changed her mind, even tho there are efforts to remove these facts from the internet, I'm sharing this for all those who need some truth in their lives. Face the music; during a certain period in MJ's life, he became a creep... a prodator, and thats just unfortunate. But deal with it
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John Cluchette – Soledad Brother Now Free
Posted by Relentless on April 10th, 2019
I was moved to edit/upload this clip in honor of The now freed Soledad Brother, John Cluchette. There’s just not enough exposure and spotlight on what I consider “the right things” in our everyday social media diet. So I’ll leave this here for you... in Honor of John Cluchette and the Soledad Brothers...
Clutchette, John, 1943-
One of three African American inmates at California's Soledad Prison known as The Soledad Brothers. The three were charged with the murder of white prison guard on January 16, 1970. They purportedly shot the guard in retaliation for the shooting deaths of three black prisoners during a prison fight in the exercise yard three days earlier. On March 27, 1972, Clutchette and Drumgo were acquitted by a San Francisco jury of the original charges of murdering a prison guard.
Gonna place this right here... Good Morning
Posted by Relentless Aaron on Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Nipsey Hussle Rest In Peace
Posted by Relentless on April 8th, 2019
Just to be transparent about this, I have been experiencing crying spells throughout the past two days. The people closest to me don’t even know this. But in the supermarket or driving or just in the privacy of my own bedroom I have become extremely emotional about this loss and the idea that a man can go so far and so hard to effect change, to become a mentor and a leader in his community, only to be cut down by someone who he gave access to. This encounter stands to challenge any iota of goodwill that one has planned. You’re made to question your immediate circumstances and your immediate circle. Today and for the last few days, I have been reaching out to you and speaking with an enormous amount of friends and associates. And I’m here to tell you that I am about the journey and long life and whatever it takes to sustain the same. Im not gonna allow HipHop, the misery of the streets, or "keepin it real in da hood" interrupt the promise and prosperity that I’m working for. So far, my 54 years on this Earth have allowed me to find and understand peace. But while this post is an affirmation for myself, it is indeed my determined initiative to stare at life and to expect the most it has to offer, no matter what it takes. God bless you all and thank you for embracing and loving me #nipseyhussle #entrepreneur Sway Calloway #dlhugley