Here’s an update on my blog…

Right so, I thought that I would update everyone on what is happening with my blog.

I started my blog juts two months ago and I’m proud to say that I have been able to continuously write about new topics every week. Now that I am fully back into the routine of being back at sixth form, I have figured out that Sundays are the best days for me to write and upload my blog posts. I have found is easiest to wake up on a Sunday morning and spontaneously write about whatever comes to mind. I’ll write blog ideas, drafts for future posts and even full posts. All leading me to posting sometime in the afternoon. This has worked best for me over the past few weeks so I have decided continue doing it. Please understand that I am a student and athlete so free time is something that I don’t have too much of so sorry in advance if I ever miss an upload day.

So it’s official, Sunday is my upload day. Feel free to read my blog every week on a Sunday for my newest posts. I tend to keep them short and sweet and not too much for the average reader to take in. I would really appreciate if you would subscribe to my blog via WordPress or simply through e-mail. This would allow you to get a notification immediately after I post. You can do this by clicking on the ‘Follow’ button on my blog page or entering your email address in the section where is says ‘Follow my blog via email’ (at the bottom of the page via mobile). It makes it easier for you, the reader, and me the writer as you can get my posts immediately with myself continuing to get a progressive amount of views.

Your comments are also important too. Feel free to comment on my posts. Don’t be shy. Feedback is great as it gives me more direction. I also love it when people suggest things for me to write about. I would love to hear about your ideas.

Lastly, I would like to say thank you to everyone who has continued to follow and read my blog so far and I hope that I can continue to write more about some cool topics.

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The important messages behind Jay Z’s 4:44

Disclaimer: I always wanted to write a post about this album but I was unsure about how I was going to set it out. Therefore, I kind of just left it. However, I then remembered how much I enjoyed writing my Lorde – Melodrama album review so I thought i’d just give it another try.

Jay Z, Hova, Jigga, the rap legend is back with his 13th solo album and it carries a lot of meaningful messages with it.

rs_634x789-170306082546-634.jay-z-beyonce-blue-ivy-carter.3617After listening to the album, I realised that the 47 year old businessman had a lot of things to get off his chest. Yes, the biggest shock was that Jay finally confessed to cheating on Beyoncé. He also addresses a few other hiccups in his life that we all wanted answers to. For example, the shooting of his brother, the stabbing of Lance ‘Un’ Rivera and that all so very heated elevator incident with Solange. He even mentions how he would hate for his children to find out that he was ever disloyal to Bey. Despite all of that, i’m only going to talk about the important messages that could benefit others from this insightful album.

Jay gives advice to new and upcoming young rappers in this album. Those rapper that are getting unthinkable sums of money so quickly causing them to be irresponsible with it. He advises them to make investments instead of wasting money on pointless things such as flashy cars. He says “Fuck dying broke and living rich” and he kind of has a good point. It makes more sense to leave money behind for your children. Towards the end of the album is the track ‘Legacy’ he goes on to rap “That’s how we keep Carter money all in the family”.

The Shawn Carter Foundation Hosts An Evening of "Making The Ordinary Extraordinary"Along with sharing financial advice, Jay shows his support to his lesbian mother who had four children  before coming out. He explains how he has no problem with it and that he will love her no matter what with the lyrics of “Cried tears of joy when you fell in love, don’t matter to me if it’s a him or her, I just wanna see you smile through all the hate”. This is something that I think will help tackle homophobia in the black and  hip hop community.

Finally, lets discuss Hov addressing the subject of black excellence. Despite all setbacks of being a black man in America, Jay has been able to achieve many things within his career. From creating thirteen solo albums to being the founder of Roc Nation and owner of Tidal. Shawn has created an empire for not only himself, but also his family. I feel as though Jay has set the bar for major success and it is something that more young black kids should aspire to be doing.