Whenever your day comes, you need to be ready. Continue to move sharp because who knows when your moment is going to come.
Life can be rough sometimes, but that's no reason to stop moving forward. It's the little details and little victories that make everyday worth living.
So keep moving forward, and don't try to hung up on the fact that you haven't reached your big goals yet. Sometimes Less is More.
Less Is More
April 29, 2017
It's been two years since Dave Steezy dropped an album, But Less is More still plays like it's brand new.
These nine songs that amount to just 21 minutes of art, which makes it easy to play over and over. Sometimes the best part about an album is it's replay-abilty.
You could be on a drive to work and get stuck in some traffic and not even realize that you've just listened this album two times. You also won't even be mad that you were in traffic because the music kept your mind at ease. Uninterrupted good vibes, with nothing but quality sound.
Steezy starts off the album proving that he's focused on his mission with "AGo-Getter." He introduces the listener to some motivation with phrases like "Money makin' moves all day, I'm not lazy" and "Only elevate up, that's the shit that I'm on." They type of words you should be telling yourself on a daily basis to keep it pushing.
"Hokeo Drift" is a pretty funny name for a song. But it's exactly the kind of name for a song we'd come to expect from anyone who grew up listening to the likes of E-40 and Mac Dre. Northern California rappers typically have their own slanguage that they continue to build upon.
It's a weird thing to think about, but there are still people out there who are listening to the radio. And everyone knows what "radio music" sounds like. But we should be redefining what "radio music" is.
Because when you hear songs like "Naturally" it sounds like it can be a radio hit, but for some reason it's not because it may not have that "Pop(ular)" sound.
But that sound the radio stations should be looking for is quality music, not what's most popular. But I get it. Thats why pop artists like Drake, Chris Brown, and Ariana Grande are Pop artists. Because they specifically make popular sounds.
Back to our story, "Naturally" is the kind of song that could be played on repeat because of the unique sounds and how it can be a mellow beat while still making you gig at the same time.
He starts off by saying "Naturally, these things do happen." Just think about what you're going through right now, whatever it is, listen to these words. Guarantee that they relate to your situation.
My family gonna be involved,
How many of y'all have used Airbnb before? I'm guessing it's going to be at least half. I'm still not sure what the track "Air B&B" has to do with the website. But I'm guessing when he's saying "Hit me when you on the way, I'm at a condo" he's talking about an Airbnb.
Either way, this song is real smooth. The beat lays down perfect like a blanket you put out for a picnic on a nice day. Steezy sandwiches two verses between three hooks. He literally brings the condiments when he says "Yeah I got the sauce, I got the condiments."
After the picnic and hanging out at the Airbnb, Steezy talks about his "Sunrise."
Girl, you make my sun rise
Everyone is looking for love, and a good time. But not just a good time as in "Oh yeah I had a good time with you last night." Good time as in like time well spent. Where you learned something about that other person and most importantly about yourself and your journey.
The sun rises every day because that's what it's done since the beginning of time. But it's all about finding people who give the sunrise meaning in your life.
Don't take for granted the little things in life, like the sunrise. If you spend too much time worrying about what's happened to you in the past, you won't be able to enjoy the time that's ahead of you.
So set an alarm tomorrow morning to watch the sunrise. And write yourself a note that simply says "Less is More." Guarantee it'll go a long way.
The artist formerly known as DJ Mustard has changed his name and his position in the game. Mustard, who was just known as a producer who dropped fire beats now has the hottest album of the summer and possibly the Rap album of the year.
He went from being a hype man for YG to being the guy that artists only wish to work with. His beats are seemingly exclusively for only the hottest artists, as we can see from his latest release Perfect Ten.
These ten songs live up to the hype of the album title, however he’s got some songs that are getting overlooked. Of course the biggest bangers are “Pure Water” with the Migos and “100 Bands” with Quavo, YG, and Meek Mill.
But there’s a trio of songs that may never get the same amount of radio play as those songs, but are hands down some of the hardest tracks of 2019.
What better place to start than the first track of the album. 1takejay came through with 2 straight minutes of bars. He didn’t even let the beat get a chance to breathe.
The summers in LA are always hot ones, just like this track. There may be no more relatable words than when 1takejay said “Ridin’ through the city where it’s litty, countin’ hunnids countin’ fitties,I like bitches with big titties”
All the talk of 2019 Summer has been that the women were going to have a Hot Girl Summer, but this is the anthem for the Hot Boys. The girls are taking an L this summer, boys y’all keep doing your thing.
While they going to keep claiming to be “Doing me” just tell them “Yeah I’m doing you too.” They can front and act like they’re all big and badd, but just play this track after you leave her house and you’ll know you’ve won the summer.
Baguettes in the Face
(featuring NAV, Playboi Carti, A Boogie wit Da Hoodie)
So I had to ask my 13 year old brother-in-law what Baguettes were. And from what I understand it’s a really expensive diamond. So I’m assuming when NAV says “Don’t ask me the time, I got Baguettes in the face” that he is talking about diamonds in his watch. If I’m mistaken, please let me know.
This track is perfect for if your girl just broke up with you and now you got some more money to spend on yourself. Let yourself be sad that she fired you, but then slap this and remember that you that n*gga for real fr.
Probably the most disrespectful bar of the entire album came from NAV when he said “Have you ever been with a boss? I know your boyfriend took you shopping at ROSS.” I just have to say that I’m personally offended and I’ll be filing a lawsuit.
These Hot Girls trying to act like they not about claiming about who they’re with, yet they’re the ones out here talking. Tell them like A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie said in the final verse “Don’t give me no hickies, baby give me sloppy.”
Hot Boys are two for two so far.
(featuring Roddy Rich)
The hardest track of the album, and possibly of the summer. Mustard linked up with fellow Los Angeles artist Roddy Rich to make a feel good song.
Everybody at some point will reach the peak of their life and will remember back to the times when they didn’t have shit. Whether it is mentally, financially, or physically, there’s always somewhere you can look back and say “This made me who I am.”
Roddy told his story of where he was just a short time ago, and it offers all kinds of inspiration. In the first verse he says “Young nigga on the corner, yeah I had to serve Crack. Uncle fronted me some P’s, had to get them birds back.”
If you’ve ever turned to selling crack on the corner, then you’ve been desperate for some paper. Whether it’s because you had to pay your bills or because you just love money too much, it takes a certain mindset to do that to get where you want.
So ask yourself right now, how bad do you want get to where you want? You don’t necessarily have to break the law to get what you want, but are you willing to put it all on the line?
I need all my Hot Boys to remember this; getting girls and all that is cool. But what’s even better is focusing on you and doing what you have too in order to take the next steps in your life.
So bump this album, get high, drunk, turnt, whatever you gonna do, and then use it as a motivation to set some goals for a Focused Boys Fall.
Heres an original Mustard Hot Boy Summer anthem...