Posts in category "friendly advice"

Why the racist Straight Outta Compton casting call is a bigger deal than you think

Why the racist Straight Outta Compton casting call is a bigger deal than you think
Wanna see some bullshit? As many of my readers know, in addition to doing music I do a lil acting. Working actors join actors unions (I’m with SAG/AFTRA) to get fair treatment and pay, to make sure things are on point. So I knowwww that SAG/AFTRA is gonna be all over this agency Sande Allesi... Read more »

5 reasons why I wanna marry Netflix, and why you should too.

5 reasons why I wanna marry Netflix, and why you should too.
Being a recording artist makes my life nuts. I travel, I keep vampire hours, and I never know when I’ll have free time. Even now, I am writing this blog while I am on a phone call with my web designer discussing a new site rebuild. My life is nuts and I really don’t have... Read more »

How I found out I'm a slut... and why you might be one, too.

How I found out I'm a slut... and why you might be one, too.
These days, in the post Sex and The City era, it’s pretty much common knowledge that chix love getting laid just as much as dudes. We post dirty memes, talk openly about our Man-Crushes, even brag about our conquests just like the bros. Cuz, you know…why not? But still, there are hella people who aren’t... Read more »
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Why the "Does Not Play Well with Others" comment on your report card set you up to fail

Why the "Does Not Play Well with Others" comment on your report card set you up to fail
Today, I learned a valuable lesson about collaboration. And the true importance of being able to play well with others.   From kindergarten we’re taught it’s important to get along with everyone. So much so that teachers made a note of it on our report cards. But life isn’t always as simple as learning to... Read more »

You're doing it wrong: How to stop having bad safe sex

I would like to start by saying that sex is awesome. I don’t think there’s any better form of free entertainment. But what’s not so awesome is the escalating numbers of new HIV infections and unwanted pregnancies per year. Bummer, right?   As a person who thinks about sex far more often than she actually... Read more »

Who Wants to Be "A Boss?" 3 lessons I learned from people who already made it

Who Wants to Be "A Boss?" 3 lessons I learned from people who already made it
“You have to clearly define your goals so that you know exactly what you want to accomplish. That way nobody can ever deter you from your path.” This is the first bit of advice ever given to me by Candi Carter, a badass women who spent 15 years at The Oprah Winfrey Show until it... Read more »
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DRAMA: Are your friends making you unsuccessful?

DRAMA: Are your friends making you unsuccessful?
Juneteenth is an American holiday that honors the announcement of the abolition of slavery in all states in the USA on June 19th, 1865. It’s kind of a big deal. In the spirit of freedom and liberty and all that good stuff, I decided I wanted to share my thoughts on a particular type of... Read more »

10 things my White friends BETTER NOT discuss during Black History Month

10 things my White friends BETTER NOT discuss during Black History Month
Every year, I do a post about Black History Month. A lot of people have loved it, and a lot of other people have gotten mad as hell and told me to stick to making music. Last year’s post entitled 10 things my White Friends should do for me during Black History Month became so... Read more »

The Presidential Election: Why your vote didn't count

The Presidential Election: Why your vote didn't count
When I was little, I thought that the president was chosen by everyone casting a vote, sort of like the way the winner’s of American Idol are chosen today. My elementary school social studies class soon taught me that I was so, so wrong. Your vote last night did not earn President Obama four more... Read more »
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Obama Drama: The real reason why Lupe Fiasco is dumb

Lupe Fiasco is super outspoken about his views on politics, spirituality, and pretty much anything else that could possibly piss people off. Lupe recently went on record as saying that he is not going to vote in the 2012 Presidential election. He has his reasons. DL Hughley caught feelings over Lupe’s statement, and during an... Read more »