My 2 Cents: The Government Shutdown, Big Drako's Return, & Unemployed Side Chicks
We’re only 18 days into 2019 - the President is throwing a tantrum of epic proportions, Soulja Boy is the hottest topic in pop culture, and 21 Savage just fired the entirety of his harem. What the bleep is really going on? Here are my unsolicited 2 cents…
The Return of Big Drako
Who knew Soulja Boy was who we needed to inspire our 2019 energy? The now 28-year old who had us crankin’ back in 2007 is making his presence known to everyone who will listen that HOMAGE IS DUE! No lie, I fkn love everything he’s doing, because he definitely has not told one lie in all of these new interviews circulating. Young Drako was the one who had my gen. running to YouTube as teenagers trying to learn his dance in time for all of our Sweet 16s and “Kiss Me Thru The Phone” was in heavy rotation at every AUC event in ‘08-’09.
AUC = Spelman College, Morehouse College, & Clark Atlanta University
I honestly don’t care who Soulja “put on” in the industry and all that jazz, but my takeaway here is that it’s time for us to stop throwing people away and turning them into jokes when we unfairly decide that they’re not relevant - especially those who contribute to our culture in such major ways. One thing for sure, two things for certain: Soulja Boy does not have to release music right now to say that he was an originator when it came to self-release and promotion. I am also appreciative of this all this rah-rah for reminding me of one of my former anthems that he produced.
The Door is CLOSED
If you were hoping to be a sister-wife to 21 Savage in 2019…it’s not happening. Homie woke up this morning and fired errbody, letting go of every single one of “his bitches” (except for one lucky lady [insert sigh]) on social media. Here’s something to embrace in 2019: not investing your emotional energy into anything unfulfilling that will replace you in a second’s notice. I think this applies to not only romantic relationships, but jobs, and friendships. Even though everyone is replaceable, YOU ARE NOT REPLACEABLE…so don’t let anyone treat you as such. Wishy-washy is so 2018, even for side chicks. Cue Beyoncé’s dust.
Greyson for President
…shit. Might as well. My 2 year old gets over tantrums faster than the current President of the United States of America. If you’ve been under a boulder, you may have missed the fact that the government has been shut down since December 22, 2018 - making it the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. Why? - Because Donald Trump wants 5.7 billion dollars to stack some bricks along the U.S.-Mexico border. As far as I’m concerned, this wall is just a physical representation of the stupidity that aligns with hate. Who the f*ck am I though?
Of the 800,000 federal employees affected by the shutdown, about 380,000 have been placed on unpaid leave.
via USA Today
Every parent knows that you don’t give toddlers what they want when they kick and scream, so I’m happy that Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are firm on his neck with a hard “NO”. What I hate is that our country has to pay the price for his hollers. We knew this would happen though - those of us who didn’t vote for his ass anyway. “MeXIco WilL pAY fOr it.” Please.
What are your thoughts? Feel free to agree and disagree below. Until next time…