“I ride for my brethren who carry the burden of a future uncertain ‘til the fall of the curtain. You better move, hold your head high soldier, it ain’t over yet. That’s why we call it a struggle, you’re supposed to sweat.”
common - come close (remix) ft. pharell, q tip & erykah badu
They say that you and I are from different worlds You’re from underneath the underground And I understood my Hip-Hop run to this position I don’t stress it sweetie You write in cursive, I write in graffiti Opposites, not really we just customize For my turfs, hey I’m instructin’ you to listen
Don’t ever let anyone rule your life. I mean, the little things like a couple of rules and what’s right/wrong, you can cope with. But the big stuff, like whatchu wanna do, don’t let anyone tell you how to live your life. Don’t try to please your parents by getting a job they want you to get. We all love and respect our parents, but I mean, you shouldn’t live your life to please them. Please yourself. Because if that keeps happening, this world would be full of unhappy mothafuckas and a bunch of doctors, engineers, and etc. And also, ladies when you in a relationship, don’t let your man or lady control you. They absolutely should not be telling you who to hang out with, or what they should be doing. Because you know what that means? One, if it’s a dude, he’s just being a dick abusing his male supremacy over you. And two, the mothafucka doesn’t trust you! What kind of relationship is it when the mothafucka doesn’t trust you! So people, be the ruler of yourself.
Men fail to recognize that boasting about women are not considered milestones or trophies in their life. Too often, they go about bragging about their doings with women and their intentions. Things like that should be kept within that fine circle of the two individuals.
So pretty much whenever we have no work to do, I go on the internet and do homework and what-not. Vincent is at my work station next to my phone right now, but usually I run to the other table when the phone rings because I’m used to it and pretty much just like that phone better. So I’m on the computer, fixing up my annotated work-cited page, getting work done, and Vincent’s sitting there, RIGHT NEXT TO THE PHONE and as it rings, says, “Jasmine, phone.” what a little punk. Balong, you so tamad. D;
“Sometimes we get caught up thinking “this is the way Filipino is” or “this is the way Asian-American is” and we use that as an excuse to perpetuate or reproduce oppressive values.”—Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales