Wednesday, May 23, 2007

REAL TALK! Hustler Music : a melody of black culture...

Hustling, or some variation of the word, has been around since the beginning of time. Working more than one job is nothing new to the many people who weren’t born with silver spoons in their mouths. But what about the culture of people who weren’t born with even a glimmer of a silver spoon, let alone a sparkle of fool’s gold? This is the culture that intrigues global markets, the culture that breeds new consumer trends, and the culture that nurtures a community of people with an unbreakable spirit. The hustler spirit.
Cassidy raps about it, proclaiming proudly, “I’m a hustler…I can sell salt to a slug.” Jay Z embodies it, “I’m not a businessman. I’m a business, man.” The hustler spirit is alive. From your local producers with their “fake-it-til I-make-it” in home studios to your fashion-forward friend who turns a flair of style into a business revolving around the hottest clothes on the market; the hustler spirit is alive. From make shift barbershops and beauty salons in kitchens and dorm rooms across the country. The hustler spirit is alive. Once again hip hop has sparked something within the black culture. It has renewed the hustler spirit in a way reminiscent of the sampling of old school music that is heard in the undertones of today’s most popular songs. This is hustler music, a melody that the black culture has known so very well.
I have seen with my own eyes the way our modern day hustlers strive for a way, a way by any means necessary, just to get by. From our misunderstood street pharmacists who are merely trying to make a dollar out of 15 cents, to our struggling college students living paycheck to paycheck and barely making ends meet. Street hustlers and student hustlers, as different as they may seem, share the common goal of getting their hustle on in order to survive.
This hustler music thrives on the melody of the black culture. We grind to the beat of our infamous hustler music. Our blood, sweat, and tears drip to the exact rhythm of every crescendo, high-hat, and finely tuned bass of the perfect song accompanied by the perfect verse of our lives. The song, the movement, the way of life, it’s all hustler music. The continuity of hustling depends solely on the hunger for success, the hunger for that light at the end of the tunnel that has long seemed so bleak. Our hustler music will never fade to black. Our hustler spirit will never die, it will live on forever. The hustler spirit, by all means, is alive!

allow me to introduce myself....

the randomness that is me:
red bag of skittles. snickers. a cold pepsi.
cherry carmex. sidekick id. leggings.cowboy boots.
earrings. bag lady purses. glasses. MAC.
maybe it's maybelline? only the mascara tho.
tgiFridays. LA water. SUBWAY is yummy!! Peach Bellinis.
Tropical Peach Sangrias.White Pear Sangrias. AIM me!
spontaneous photoshoots. tatt tatt tatted up. oooh sleep.
*yawn* NIGGAS & BOYS bore me. "gimme a beat"..music is my lover.
God is my main man, and He never cheats! 7eleven slurpees.
poetry is my mistress & she loves the way i DO her. school is cool.

my brothers hold my heart, my baby sis is my motivation.
my grandpaw paw paw is my #1 fan. my Nani is my whooole universe.
my fam rocks my socks! my friends are better than urs! i bang w some dope chix...thats why lesbians envy me! bwahahahaha (evil laugh)
in love with 2 men..Pat & Ron. one shot of them (patron) & all is well!
plenty of flaws...but YOU will never know what they are. educated.
motivated 4 success. goofy. corny. quirky. matching is 4 losers.
pink, gray, purple, green, orange, oooh black!....where R my gold accessories beeeeyotch?!? everything i say, do, & wear just "GOES".

Oscar Wilde is my split personality. love is my muse.
relationships are my poison..."i dare not drink of thee"!
major street cred. muy inteligente. i needs a super smart man!
i crave intellectual convos w a fantastic, sexy-smart so and so
who can keep my attention for longer than 2 months. *wink* where he be?
in a nutshell, im a hood socialite. an extraordinary lady leading an
airbrushed perfect life.

(see previous lines for perceived flaws that are painted perfect).

"THIS IS ENTERTAINMENT"

these blogs will range from serious moods to goofy ones. fed up w/ love ones and "i wanna fall in love" ones as well. fashion, music, poetry, etc. etc. so sit back, relax, and enjoy my life & thoughts!!!

be safe, be productive, be blessed! this is me....




m.mckinley