Sure, I’ve had some people that were jerks for no reason upon meeting them, but I make an effort to not catalog them or the experience to memory.
Instead, I’ve always cherished the interactions with people who were genuine from the first moment of the first encounter.
This was definitely the case as my homey J Hall and I meet Swizz (center) and his manz while in Philly recording Random Questions with J Hall last month. Dude was genuinely interested in what we had going on, what other places we have been, and more. Great conversation with someone that we had only met minutes ago and will probably never encounter again in life.
People often speak on “haters” and the like, but I can’t because I’ve run across too many individuals like Swizz and others who share positive energy.
We grow old and we become cynics, forgetting the moments that used to give us chills and provide so much joy in our youthful days.
I’ll admit that the memories fade, those yesteryears when I was an 80s baby at the pinnacle of WWF WWE becoming the billion-dollar enterprise that it is today.
In those days, everyone loved Hulk Hogan and most “good guys” had a persona similar to Hogan’s until the anomaly that is Ultimate Warrior came running from the back area and changed wrestling forever.
20+ years and the end of an almost decade-long feud with the powers that be in the industry later, Ultimate Warrior was inducted to the Wrestling Hall of Fame on the eve of WWE’s Wrestlemania 30.
Arguably the WWE’s largest and most talked about Wrestlemania to date on Sunday, Ultimate Warrior delivered a message thanking fans for making sure that his legacy will live on forever during a broadcast of Monday Night Raw. On Tuesday, he had no more life in his body.
tl;dr: 1:25 - 2:02. Cannot stress those words enough.
My youngin’ Kenyon as we shot @ChrisRWatkins’ dance video, “Infatuation” a couple of months ago in Greensboro, NC.
Been rockin’ with my guy for almost ten years now, seeing him grow from a boy to a man. He makes me proud everyday and I have no problem admitting that I’ve learned as much from him as I have tried to teach him.
This image and others that are similar to this one bother me much because I think they do little to accurately depict the Black male in America. Personally, I rarely dress like any of these brothers in this picture and, yet, I have the résumé and receipts to show that I don’t need to in order to warrant the respect I deserve as a man and as a human being. With that, I work to give respect to EVERYONE no matter their skin color or attire. You know…treating people as I would want to be treated. I’m just ranting though.
She was looking so pretty I had to snap a picture as we were heading out to see her favorite artist (ever), Fantasia, in Fayetteville (NC). Fandom is serious when you go to Fayettenam Fayetteville for a performance.