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Who says I can’t be free, from all of the things that I used to be. Rewrite my history, Who says I can’t be free?
John Mayer (Who Says)

Day 9: TWO THINGS I WISH I COULD DO

  1. Fly.
  2. If I ruled the world,
    Imagine that.
    I’d free all my sons
    - Nas ft. Lauryn Hill
    (If I Ruled the World) 

I’ve been wandering around in the dark. Been lost somewhere, where no light could shine on my heart. I have known a pain so deep, but I know my faith will free me. And I’ll get through this, I’ll find my way again. So don’t tell me that it’s over, ‘cause each step just gets me closer. I will get there. I will get there somehow. Cross that river. Nothing’s stoppin’ me now. I will get through the night. Oh, yes, I will and make it through to the other side. I've been in these chains for so long, I’ll break free and I’ll be there where I belong. Hold my head up high, I’ll stand tall. And I swear, this time I won’t fall. I will do this, no matter what it takes. 'Cause I know no limitations and I’ll reach my destination. Well, the night is cold and dark but somewhere the sun is shining. And I’ll feel it shine on me,  I’ll keep on tryin’. I’ll get there.
-
Boyz II Men

Track: Show Goes On
Artist: Lupe Fiasco
Caption:

"… No matter what you been through, no matter what you into, no matter what you see when you look outside your window. Brown grass or green grass, picket fence or barbed wire, never ever put them down, you just lift your arms higher, raise ‘em ‘til your arms tired. Let ‘em know you’re there, that you strugglin’ and survivin’, that you gonna persevere … ain’t nobody leavin, nobody goin’ home, even if they turn the lights out the show is goin’ on!" - Lupe Fiasco

Sade. Montreal. June 2011.
In Another Time

"They don’t know what to do with something so good, that you wouldn’t hurt them, wouldn’t hurt them if you could" - Stunning words. She is too.

Sade. Montreal. June 2011.

In Another Time

"They don’t know what to do with something so good, that you wouldn’t hurt them, wouldn’t hurt them if you could" - Stunning words. She is too.


"I get out, I get out of all your boxes. I get out, you can’t hold me in these chains. I’ll get out, Father free me from this bondage. Knowin’ my condition is the reason I must change … I won’t support your lie no more. I won’t even try no more. If I have to die, oh Lord that’s how I choose to live. I won’t be compromised no more. I can’t be victimized no more. I just don’t sympathize no more. ‘Cause now I understand you just wanna use me. You say “love” then abuse me. You never thought you’d lose me. But how quickly we forget that nothin’ is for certain. You thought I’d stay here hurtin’. Your guilt trip’s just not workin’. Repressin’ me to death ‘cause now I’m choosin’ life, yo. I take the sacrifice, yo. If everything must go, then go. That’s how I choose to live"
- Lauryn Hill (I Get Out)


"And, finally you have found something perfect. And, finally you have found… yourself" - Red Hot Chili Peppers (Hard to Concentrate)

Track: Fall For Your Type
Artist: Jamie Foxx ft. Drake
Caption:

"So who am I to judge you on the past, I think there’s a reason for it all. You say that you’re nothing like the last, I just pray that you don’t let me down right now. It’s too late, I’m already yours. You just gotta promise me, hearts won’t break and end up like before. I swear I always fall for your type, for your type. Tell me why I always Fall For Your Type, for your type”
- Jamie Foxx ft. Drake

Aaliyah - Turn the Page →

A special smile, a certain touch. I’ve never had a love that I’ve loved so much. When I look back, you’re everywhere. Turn the page, you were there. My very best friend, my Summer day. My only someone to depend on, when I’m lost in my way. You came and answered my every prayer. Turn the page, you were there.
- Aaliyah

The true definition of a slow jam.
Aaliyah’s still One in a Million, most definitely. 


To: My Number One Fan.

I should’ve sang for your birthday but then tonight, I got home and everything just fell into place. You took your spot on my stage, right beside me, where you’ve always been. This time, singing this song, was not an exception and I just wanna say, that the words I have for this woman are heavy because she’s the strongest woman I’ve ever known. I get my strength from her, so does my mom. Scratch that, I guess we all do.  I mean, just look at her in that Nike toque man… haha. She’s the fuckin’ dopest. Most of all, she reminds me that sometimes it’s in the midst of your solidarity that clarity finds you true peace of mind for yourself, nobody but you. I love you La, you the baddest ;). She’s got on a get-up like you don’t even know, riiight! haha. 

I’ll always look out for you. That’s what I’ll do - Coldplay

P.S. Ate Malou, I know you’re watching and I just want to let you know that this is how Lola looks like when she sleeps every night. Okay fine, it’s never the same… but it always varies into something that’s solely her demeanor. I’m not sure if you’ve ever gotten the chance to see her like this so I thought I’d fill you in :). She’s a trooper and a G, just like you, just like your dad, just like your mom, just like Kuya Louie, I think I can name us all.  The truth is, none of this was rehearsed. She said your name every single time on her own and I had never even intended on her being there in the first place. She’s just dope like that and you’re going to have her cheekbones when you grow old, a.k.a. you’re going to be an old beautz when you reach that age too… ‘cause she is :). As you’ve heard, you guys never left her mind during this past reunion and you never left any of ours either! Oh and, I hope you enjoy this song… haha.

P.P.S. Sometimes the way Lola talks and repeats what I say reminds me of Char-Bear, haha.


This is family business. And this is for the family that can’t be with us … And this is for everybody standin’ with us. Come on, let’s take a family Grammy picture … GRANDMA, GET ‘EM SHOOK UP. Keep your nose out the sky, keep your heart to God. And keep your heart to the risin’ sun … Y’all gon’ sit down, have a good time this reunion. And drink some wine like Communion. And act like everything fine and if it isn’t, we ain’t lettin’ everybody in our Family Business"

- (Kanye West)

@3:49 A.M.

Right now, I’m kickin’ it on my living room couch. The lights are off, this song is bangin’ on my ear, and my heart is so full to the brim with love. I swear, it might just explode. I’ve been waiting for this week for so long, we all have, and now that it’s here nothing has gone as expected… because everything is so much more than I could have imagined. Most of all, it suddenly feels right to be doing this again. This may not be my J. Mayer journal, but it is the blog I had promised my cousins back when we were still in California and now, here I am :)

The truth is, these last few weeks have been tough. I kept telling myself, “This can’t be right” and it wasn’t, none of it was, but at the end of the night: it was family that had kept me in check. Since the beginning of September, a change has taken place in every aspect of my life. This is not an exaggeration, things haven’t been easy, but I’ve been fighting hard to keep myself from falling apart throughout all of this; something I used to resort to so often back then in the day because I never knew how to react. Sometimes life hits you all at once, in all directions and lately that’s been me but I’ve been refusing to get comfy, ‘cause fuck a standstill. The transition from complete and idle bliss to this has been mind blowing and then today arrived…  it’s feeling like California all over again.

Day 1 of our LOCQUIAOUT reunion, truly epic! The best part? Not everyone coming is even here yet :D. SLdfjsldfs…….ohmyyyygaaaad! *insert Leslie’s dance.

Track: Premeditated Murder
Artist: J. Cole
Caption:

He’s dope, straight up and I think as a musical artist he’s got it all. His sound is impeccable, his rhymes are mind-blowing, his vibe top-notch - It’s a J. Cole Nation baby, the world just doesn’t know it yet, but I’m all about it. Seriously though, I’m highly anticipating whatever this dude’s got lined up. As soon as his debut album hits, it’s ovaaa. 

"My heart’ll turn pitch black and cold if I split with my girl, I would gift wrap the globe if I could give you the world”

Damn, he’s good. Breathing life back into hip-hop? Yes.

P.S. The Warm Up Mixtape is a must-have; can’t even stress it enough!

FLASHBACK: July 1st, Fireworks, Vancity, British Columbia.
Every time I think about the five months I had spent in this beautiful city, I realize more and more how much I had taken it for granted. I never got to see Gastown, cross the Capilano Bridge, ride a ferry, or experience night life down the buzzing streets of Robson.  I never got a chance to witness the sun setting over English Bay, step foot inside the Vancouver aquarium, or spend a crazy drunken weekend in Whistler. I should’ve been spending more time with my homies and my best friend Jeuel, but I never did that either. I must of been crazy or something, right? Hell yeah. Now, I’m becoming more and more compelled to go back and set my record straight with this city. I never say it anymore and I’m always reluctant to admit it anyway but I’m in love with it still. After all, it’s hard not to miss those streetlights, that city skyline and those vast mountains; fragments of a life that used to be my everyday.
When I go back, it’s going to be like Method on that Mary J. joint,

"I’m realizing  that you didn’t have to funk with me, but you did. Now I’m going all out kid and I got mad love to give. You my nigger” ♥ 

FLASHBACK: July 1st, Fireworks, Vancity, British Columbia.

Every time I think about the five months I had spent in this beautiful city, I realize more and more how much I had taken it for granted. I never got to see Gastown, cross the Capilano Bridge, ride a ferry, or experience night life down the buzzing streets of Robson.  I never got a chance to witness the sun setting over English Bay, step foot inside the Vancouver aquarium, or spend a crazy drunken weekend in Whistler. I should’ve been spending more time with my homies and my best friend Jeuel, but I never did that either. I must of been crazy or something, right? Hell yeah. Now, I’m becoming more and more compelled to go back and set my record straight with this city. I never say it anymore and I’m always reluctant to admit it anyway but I’m in love with it still. After all, it’s hard not to miss those streetlights, that city skyline and those vast mountains; fragments of a life that used to be my everyday.

When I go back, it’s going to be like Method on that Mary J. joint,

"I’m realizing  that you didn’t have to funk with me, but you did. Now I’m going all out kid and I got mad love to give. You my nigger” ♥