Aw man. This is terrible. But take this time to reflect on what you put into your body. Phife had diabetes. Cut back on your indulgences. Also revisit the ATCQ classics and pay respects to the legends. Both living and passed on.
**this has some extra sting cuz ATCQ is a huge part of what got me into hiphop
Man. I remember seeing her as a kid and she was so fine! We all go one day…
I listened to SO MUCH Earth Wind and Fire in high school. Losing Maurice White feels like I lost one of my uncle’s. I guess all I really have to say is. THANK YOU
Last night before hearing of his passing me and the homie were JUST talking bout he man. It’s nuts. There’s probably not a musician today that isn’t directly or indirectly influenced by him. So while he has passed. He’ll certainly live forever.
The Anerican Dream died on Thursday June 11. It’s been very sad. But cool as shit to be reminded of all he did for the wrestling game. His promo game is still unmatched. And of course the WWE’s dedications to him are and will be great. MITB last night and they’re airing something on the network after Raw tonight. Davis Shoemaker (@AKATheMaskedMan) wrote something Friday that is perfect. READ IT
The kid’s funeral was today. I’ll reserve my judgements about some of the decisions made. But I hope this brought the young man’s soul some peace. Also, his family. There is still a major fight to be fought. But this here isn’t about that. It’s about laying this young man’s soul to rest. A small step towards healing.
I wanted to let yesterday breathe. It was the 5th anniversary of that first fateful night. I wanted it to be a very special day. Instead it was… Nothing. *sigh*
Maybe I’ll have something better about this later. Maybe I won’t. =\
Karen: Hank, I love you, but I can’t be with you. When will you accept that?
That sample search was also a (painful) reminder I got Her (yeah, HER) an I’m Still in Love With You vinyl a couple years ago. And it was not JUST for the sake of Simply Beautiful being on there. It was more the narrative and message of the album as a whole. I’d give the same gift this time around. Original pressing though.
Ps. That gift also included an OG pressing of Miles Davis My Funny Valentine. Sometimes I was really good. Sometimes.
I’m not so sure she feels so “lucky” to have known and Loved me. Sure she has the relief though. Hank and Karen in such a bad way.
Atticus: The woman that you love is out there and you know you can’t have her. How do you even get up in the morning?
Hank: Well the booze is always helpful and so is the art. Everything that I write is either for her or about her. So I’m with her, even when I’m not.
And that’s really all that will be left. I wouldn’t be surprised if we never spoke again. That’s life. The life I created with my poor decisions. I will say, I don’t think you ever did or would’ve accepted me and all my flaws as I accepted yours. There’s more, but that’s all I feel the need to say now. Or maybe ever will.