Victory Lap

I lost my Role Model

photo by Jordan Barnes

photo by Jordan Barnes

They can’t keep taking all the heroes... the marathon continues rest easy big homie @nipseyhussle you were the biggest influence in My life when it came to business, respect, ownership, health and wealth, as well as just being a stand up man for your family and friends. The music was a byproduct of how real and genuine you were. You inspired a lot of change in this generation and for those to come. Glad I got to see you and visit the shop before they hated. I’m sickened by this but can’t help but use this as motivation to never give up chasing my dreams and helping my people. #RIPNipsey Still cant believe this shit.

When You came to DC I was there, when I flew to Cali I visited the same exact spot you were shot at. I remember the feeling when I pulled up eating leftover Roscoe’s. The feeling of “Man I could do this shit!” You gave a black man 50,000 miles away hope, a blueprint, a way of life different from what I saw every other day. Seeing you incorporate technology into Streetwear was genius to me so much that I even created a QR code logo for my brand. When you said Cryptocurrency was the next big thing Indownloaded every bitcoin app I could find. Seeing you create STEM programs for underprivileged kids influenced my work with kids teaching them how to print and press. On days I felt I couldn’t make it thru I played “I don’t Stress” on repeat and conquered every obstacle in my way.

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When I felt like “fuck these bitches they ain’t worth my time” I would see pics of you and Lauren and instantly redirect my energy to wanting that life and a partner like you had. Every verse you spit was timeless and even though you was talkin gang shit it resonated cause it was real shit wrapped all around it. They robbed you of the Album of the Year cause Grammy nominated isn’t good enough for how great the Victory Lap really was. This is hard. I can’t see myself connect with as many artists as I connected with you. You were a legend way before Victory Lap and to have grown into a man in the prime of your rap career was no cooincedence you shaped my life something crazy with your music and videos and influence. Rest in Power Ermias Davidson Asghedom.

photo by Jordan Barnes

photo by Jordan Barnes

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Nip Hussle The Great

The homie Nipsey Hussle has been in the news as of lately for recently signing a $5 Million dollar Partnership deal with Atlantic Records, forthcoming Album Victory Lap dropping early 2018, as well as his public announcement of splitting with Actress and long time Girlfriend/BabyMother Lauryn London. But more importantly, Nip has recently invested in a cryptocurrency App called Follow Coin, an amsterdam Based Tech company that, in a nutshell, guides you thru cryptocurrency tradeing with industry experts whom you can follow and even mirror stock trading all at the convenience of a free App. While the app is still in development stages it is available now in your App Store.

Cryptocurrency is the future of Finance and economic freedom. You may be familiar with the first ever cryptocurrency, Bitcoin which was first developed in 2006 and went public in 2010. Bitcoin being the first of its kind many people were skeptical of its market capabilities but in recent news the bitcoin which could be bought at $1 in 2010 Are now seeing daily increases above $11,800.00 per coin and climbing. Now they’re are over 2000 plus Altcoins and more developed every day. Cryptocurrency exchange is a very lucrative business and with apps like Follow Coin, the ease of learning how to trade is becoming not only in reach but in the palm of your hand literally. This is something our community and culture need to create economic change and feeedom by teaching people to make your money work for you, instead of slaving after a dollar.