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EYE know...HARSH WORDS.  But if you're "trying" to be in the BUSINESS of "show business," some of you better get used to hearing this...a LOT (as if you haven't already).  Believing in yourself is NOT enough!!!  YOU NEED TALENT...AND QUALITY PRESENTATION!!!!

Waking up this morning....after some really "strange dreams" (ancestors just be PUSHING ME these days when, honestly, EYE'm just trying to chill and make money)...and "encouraged," or should EYE say "compelled" to say this:

YES...EYE know a LOT of folks in the industry.  NO...mi contacts are NOT su contacts.  EYE "earned" mine; work for and earn yours accordingly and don't EXPECT it to be a given...especially when YOU have not proven yourself.

PROFESSIONALISM AND WORK:  EYE don't CARE what your cuzzins and dem, your mama and dem, your homies and dem think!  IF YOUR SHIT SOUNDS MUDDY, EYE'M NOT DROPPING IT ON REAL FOLKS IN THE BIZ WHO'VE BEEN DOING THIS FOREVER (not just a couple of years) AND TOO BUSY DEALING WITH REAL SHIT THAT MATTERS AND MAKING REAL WAVES WITH REAL HEAVY HITTERS IN THE INDUSTRY!!

QUALITY OVER EVERYTHING!!  The industry has dumbed down stuff sooooo much that anybody think they can be a "recording star," the next great "rapper."  And of course, EVERY FREAKIN' BODY'S a GREAT poet these days.  No.  NO!  You are NOT! (with your NO concept of poetry before 2001 ass!)

Consider THIS scenario.  YOU're in high school...and YOU want to come to a 20-30 year professional and tell them how to run THEIR business (which they have SUCCESSFULLY been running for 20-30 years), claiming you'd make the BEST CEO they would ever have.  First off, in asking you, WHAT does CEO stand for, you get that ALL wrong.  FAIL.  Then you come off with arrogance on top of that ignorance with NO respect whatsoever for someone who's NO DOUBT open the door for YOU to come in....sadly looking AND sounding foolish.  FAIL.  Then, the work you present is shoddy, muddy, not professional looking at ALL and your presentation sucks!  FAIL!  THEN, YOU get a case of the ass and "haterade" syndrome because a PROFESSIONAL is telling you that YOU need to BE and SOUND more PROFESSIONAL!  EPIC FAIL!!

FACT:  IF YOU SHIT SOUNDS "WACK," NONE OF MY "PROFESSIONAL FRIENDS" IN THE BIZ WILL GIVE IT A LOOK OR LISTEN PAST 3 SECONDS.  Then they're gonna look at ME like EYE'm the crazy one.  Let me make this perfectly CLEAR:  EYE BUILT MY WAY, MY STEPS, MY CLOUT, MY CREDIBILITY ON MY OWN WORK!  As a woman in this biz, EYE had a LOT of obstacles.  STILL do.  MOST wanna FUCK ya than actually HELP...in more ways than one.  Weak egos can't take strong women.  And dumb egos can't take brilliance.  And the fact that EYE can actually PRODUCE MYSELF and not just be a "pretty voice" is apparently intimidating to those who think women couldn't do the job as well as men.  Silly rabbit!!  And God forbid if you just happen to be BLACK TOO.And not ONE time did EYE turn up MY AZZ to get a gig...KEEP a gig...or get somebody to "fund" me.  ONE WOMAN...in a sea of sharks....handling biz like a little piranha (thank GOD for the OTHER fish when the nice one attempts to get "overwhelmed").  Airborne brat.  SO DON'T FUCKIN' TREAD ON ME!!!  But back to some of YOU...and what you "assume" is the job EYE should be doing for YOU: 

If YOU think EYE'm gonna ruin all that EYE have built on some "dumb shit" that is not PROFESSIONAL SOUNDING or MUDDY and YOU wanna call me "non-supportive," then go right ahead.  As EYE'm checking, HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE DROPPED A DIME IN MY POCKET FOR THIS HELP THAT YOU OBVIOUSLY DON'T WANT?!!!  

Take a class.  Get better.  STFU and LISTEN.  And stop taking it personal.  It's a fact.  If it doesn't sound up to par and you're NOT a good performer, it just IS what it IS.  EYE am NEVER looking for the "Hood's Next Greatest Star."  EYE look for people who've got REAL star quality that could impress the WHOLE WORLD.  Don't let Worldstarr or that ratched ass Source Awards get you twisted.  The Professionals that EYE deal with are NOT impressed with such....and tour all over the world.  NOT just trap clubbing in your local zipcode.

EYE tried to say it nicely....people don't get it.  EYE ignore...people don't get it.  EYE tell the truth...people don't get it.  WELL OPEN YOUR EYES AND YOUR EARS AND BE HONEST WITH YOURSELVES!  Some of these "studios" with ALL their so-called equipment keeps putting out the muddiest shit on earth.  AND YOU'RE PAYING THEM...BUT EXPECTING ME TO PUSH THAT GARBAGE FOR FREE?!!!  GTFOOH  

PEOPLE ARE "HIRED" (because it's a JOB) to do Promotions and A&R (Artist & Repertoire for those unfamiliar with the term).  Yet some folks who just "woke up" and think they're an artist feel some of us have nothing to do in our lives but spend all our time and OUR dime making THEIR shit hot when it's NOT.  Sorry...it's NOT!!  PERIOD!  It might be...it could be.  IF you listen and follow instructions of a REAL teacher.  But again, people get PAID for that because it's a JOB....like TEACHING.  And after all this FREE help proved to be my financial "downfall," even Da Oracle had to "re-assess" and "re-calculate" the math and the actions EYE was doing.  You're never too old to learn.  But some ARE apparently too stupid.  NOT my problem NOR my "job" to concern myself with. But back to those tracks...and the difference between YOURS and MINE: 

Do you hear the CLARITY of each track that EYE put out?!  Each commercial?!!  Do you think PROFESSIONALS would PAY TOP DOLLAR for that shit if it sounded muddy and muffled?!  EYE've had clients make me redo a word because it didn't sound quite right...and EYE DID...because that was my JOB that EYE was PAID to do.  But that's on rare occassions because EYE HAVE AN EAR FOR QUALITY PRODUCTION AND MUSIC.  It's clear some of you AND your "sound people" DON'T.  Is your sound man/producer's ears just off?!  Or is he not professional and don't know what the fuck he's doing...and can't be told anything BY anyone professional?! Is his/her ego getting in the way of experience he/she clearly doesn't have...yet?!  NOTE:  Do you SEE anybody who IS professional making SERIOUS moves to utilize these people?!

As the ole saying goes, "You get what you pay for."  And you DON'T what you DON'T.  And not sorry at ALL to say, EYE'm not gonna ruin MY reputation and credibility for ALWAYS knowing and hearing and pushing GOOD shit to get tainted by some dumb shit.  "MY PEOPLE" already looked at me "sideways" once and gave me ONE "pass" and a swift kick in the ass for doing that, blaming it on my depression and the need to be "Florence Nightingale" in wanting to help EVERYBODY.  But seriously, you can't make wine out of raisins.  And MY time can't be wasted on such ridiculous miracles as to push something that EYE know in my heart, my head AND MY EARS that is not going past your "pre-production" sounding "post-production."  Not again.  NOT again.  QUALITY OVER EVERYTHING!  MONEY OVER MESS!!  REAL BIZ OVER BULLSHIT!!!

Okay...wow!  And all of that was BEFORE coffee.  Blame it on Uranus and Venus going retrograde at the same time.  Revisiting truth...and letting it ALL hang out before EYE move forward without looking back.  Can't EVER say EYE didn't tell you or let you know....many to your faces!!  But EYE'm sure you will anyway.  Funny how stories get distorted....LIKE YOUR MUSIC!!

Just had to get that off my chest.  Feel purged now.  Yes...THIS house is CLEAN (in my Tangina voice).  Some will get it; some NEVER will.  They'll just continue to "hate" and say EYE don't support and yada yada yada.  Whatever.  Looked in my future...didn't see you there NOR where YOU mattered at ALL other than a lesson for ME to let go of bullshit not to MY benefit and growth.  Thank you for the lesson though.  You just can't waste time on folks who don't want to learn.  So, let REAL LIFE teach 'em.  EYE'm just saying....

Believe me (or not, doesn't matter) when EYE say that YOU will need the truth before the truth will need YOU.  And truth is always patient because it's ETERNAL; unlike the lie that's ALWAYS temporary...and ALWAYS folds under REAL pressure.  And please believe that EYE really AM saying this with LOVE. EYE actually WANT you to do better.  But if you CAN'T, that is NOT my problem or situation to fix.  And definitely not for FREE and especially if YOU won't listen and learn!

P.S.  EYE'm "ancient." Past...Present...AND Future.  And some of you...are just yesterday already.  Sad.  But it IS the path that YOU chose.  And WE...just aren't going in the same direction.  And MY folks...just ain't trying to hear ya, dawg!  GET BETTER...and maybe we'll get back to ya.  #faREALdoe

LEARN BEFORE YOU LEAP!!

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Been there; done that; CAN'T do it; WON'T do it! DRAIN. Sometimes you're a better friend to others than they are to YOU. Lessons learned. Sometimes you have to get rid of the "shadows" blocking YOUR shine so YOU can do what YOU are supposed to do. Blessings earned.

Sometimes...MANY times...people see your climb and assume they can "latch a ride" because it's all GOOD with you now. True...and NOT. EYE am STILL climbing up out of the "oblivion of hell" that EYE "allowed" (See the taking of "responsibility" there?!) to put me in. Never again.

IJS....learn to be your OWN best friend...because folks who "pretend" or just wanna "apprehend" YOUR good fortune to make it theirs are NEVER around you at the end when you need them most. They just get YOUR pearls, don't even say thanks and go "ghost." Cool. Needed that lesson of "letting go"...'cuz EYE'm a little "hardheaded," ya know. And sometime...ALL TIMES...you gotta see things as they ARE; NOT how you "want" them to BE.

The brash reality AND beauty of seeing who BELONGS on your journey...and who doesn't. And more so, seeing and BEING YOU! ALL OF YOU!! Some can't handle it. But some can. Know YOUR vibrations. Gravitate towards YOUR vibration. THAT is where YOUR elevation will come.

Things change. People change. Goals change. LIFE WILL CHANGE. It's called "EVOLUTION." NOTHING stays the same. That's why Mother Nature is "correcting" all that mankind fucked up! Mankind "thought" he was in control. MOM is SHOWING something quite different! And MANY...are not handling the "shift" well.

BUT IT'S WORKING FOR ME!! YAY!!! And just because some can't change or adapt to the inevitable "karma" that's taking place doesn't mean that their not moving forward or understanding what REAL love and reciprocity and "building" and LIFE is about should stop YOU. When you stop "dragging" the folks who DON'T belong on your journey, you'll find the ones who DO...who will actually build with YOU...YOUR empire....not just expect YOU to build "theirs." ‪#‎LawOfAttraction‬

Been there; done that; doing something else...that's WORKING for ME now. After all, if you're helping everyone else with THEIR drama and "movement," WHO is gonna help you with YOURS?!

Better watch and learn. Or not. Free will...just like MY free will to say: NOT TODAY. But ya know what...either way...you'll LEARN. ;-)

What a smile and peace looks like when you mind YOUR business...FIRST.

Now sip on THAT coffee!!! Trust me...it'll definitely wake you UP!

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It always amazing to me the "testimonies" many gravitate to.  Many speak 'em...but when REAL souljahs share THEIR stories, it's either called "bragging" or something else.  But when you have been thru the fire COUNTLESS TIMES...fires that have burned EVERYTHING to the ground and stripped you of EVERY pearl and YOUR crown...and you find YOURSELF man/woman down and ALL those who you helped seem to NEVER be found or coming around...

...you realize what being a REAL "souljah/soldier" of Faith IS.  MANY "talk" it.  FEW "walk" it.  And when you share that proof and that truth and actually PUT those ACTIONS in use, folks who shout "stories" NEVER want to admit to the "gory glories" of the souljahs/soldier who arise from hell with wisdom and stories to tell...

...because it takes away from the "blue pill" that THEY were trying to sale.  And you wonder why so many end up in jail or on their last "exhale" because they were "waiting" for an "invented and lesser" GOD instead of looking inside and manifesting the TRUE "GODHEAD" in YOU.  Divine connection -- WITHOUT the greedy or clueless "middle men." And when you not only speak but SHOW this power in CLEAR view it puts a target on you from the clueless greedy few because many NEVER knew.  Or...they did and didn't want YOU to know because THEY wanted to "control" YOU.  Does THIS story sound familiar to YOU?!

Hmmm....

Don't just look at GOD.  LOOK ALSO AT YOU....SINCERELY!!  And remember to NEVER take YOURSELF out of the equation. Faith without actual WORK is dead.  And GOD works THRU YOU!  If it's ALL on GOD, then what the hell are YOU supposed to do?!  Sit there and be lazy and clap and read fables over and over and expecting a change and good things to happen just because you're waiting for a cherry cloud like you're waiting on a bus?!!

So what makes it right for liars to tell these "stories" but REAL souljahs are denied THEIR "glories?"!  WHY are OUR testimonies called "bragging" and the fake ones get all the credit for....hmmm....now WHAT have you gone thru ALONE again?!

Anywhoo...STILL surviving AND striving in PLAIN VIEW and wondering:  So why YOU mad?!   

And even when EYE show AND prove MY story and truth with resilience AND proof, you STILL wanna throw "inaccurate shade" and deny?!  Even when MY truth could actually HELP you to rise?!  Wow!  Some refuse what is directly in front of their eyes.  Could it be that MY light and life proves your "stories" to be no more than a brazen lie?!

The beauty of wisdom...and the light.  Some things YOU just take YOUR lit lantern and say "good night"..and creep on like a thief in the night.  (Thanks Big Bro for the advice.  Securing MY "oil.")  

And as for all that other miscellaneous trouble and toil?!  EYE'll let YOU handle that.  Sounds like a personal problem to me.  And ya know what...EYE might have 99 problems, but a bitch ain't one!  LOL    

P.S.  HOW YOU LIVING...fa REAL doe?!!  #ShiningOrSalty  

And THERE would tell another story.  ;-)

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The irony....there is NEVER a day that EYE am without pain.  NEVER.  Don't even REMEMBER a day EYE was "pain-free."  After a while, you just adjust...and get used to it.  Some people will NEVER get this...even though they wanna "assume" they do.  But can YOU imagine a day...EVERY DAY...with body pain?!!  Some days are better than others.  Some days are worse.  YET....people think THEY are exactly the same as me...struggle and all.  Even though...THEY have a "team."  A "family."  A "support system."  THEY think THEY know ME or MY grind...or feel MY time should automatically be an "obligation" to make THEIR lives comfortable because that's all a part of "giving back."

But WHO gives back to ME?!  WHO helps ME with MY pain...and MY grind?!  Hmmm...processing...processing....uploading facts.

Believe me...EYE don't WANT your sympathy.  Just letting you know why you DON'T have mine...or my efforts or time...especially when it's distracting me or taking me away from dealing with my OWN pain and grind.  IJS...Suffering for someone else's pain has NEVER proved to be a positive or productive thing for ME.  And when the "savior" needs SAVING...all you get is "empty prayers" and not a PENNY to pay a bill from the ones YOU helped to pay THEIR bills.  Just keeping it real.  

Again...processing...processing...uploading...facts AND reality.  #AintNothingChristianAboutThatShit...or maybe it IS.  ;-)  #religiousironies

ORACLE OBSERVATION:  That moment when you give thanks that you WOKE UP and smelled the roses...YOUR roses...before they were laid out across a casket for crocodile tears to lie about the years of "fake love" and "misuse."  It's okay.  Really.  EYE allowed myself to be used.  Just like EYE now allow myself NOT to be used!  Lessons learned are ALWAYS blessings earned.  Just keeping it very REAL...which is what a LOT of folks DON'T want you to do.  Speak truth.

But THOSE folks are NOT a "priority" in my life...as the reality suggests EYE was NEVER a priority in theirs.  And lies NEVER trump truth.  And so...it goes.  Karmic justice...and evolution.  Survival of the fittest.  Saving your OWN soul and spirit!!!  ARE YOU HEARING ME?!  Maybe...you should.  You'll be better off for it...and will know why......

FIRST priority on THIS journey?  MY survival. MY happiness.  MY grind.  MY shine. Unless you're paying, YOU come....later.  Because my art...my passion...my love...is ALSO my BUSINESS!!!  MY JOB!!!  Just keeping it 100.  

Bitter?  Nooooo.  BETTER, baby!  A wake up call and learning lesson for ALL.  You strive when you release the baggage you were never meant to have.  You LIVE when you learn to let go of things that keep you from living. And those who can't deal?  Well...that's THEIR lesson to learn and baggage to carry.  Focus on YOUR path...and YOUR lessons.  Tests are personal...and so is the grade given.  

Got TRUTH?!

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ORACLE'ISDOM: EVERYbody ain't your audience. Nor will they EVER be. They may watch. They may peep. They may spy. They may copy. They may lie. They may sabotage. They may "pretend" to be your friend. But they AIN'T "your" audience. (Okay...for those of you who are grammatically "anal" -- "THEY ARE NOT YOUR AUDIENCE."  Better?)

You will KNOW your audience because they will KNOW YOU...appreciate YOU...love YOU...support YOU. Continuously. The understood and reciprocal exchange of love when you're dealing with a higher order that is the gateway to YOUR heaven. On Earth...as is...

But you gotta be aware of YOUR travel and YOUR lane and YOUR audience first. And you do that by, at first, honestly acknowledging YOUR lane and staying in it. Now, of course, Da Oracle can do MANY lanes...because EYE have LIVED many lanes.  But not everyone can (because they have barely lived one). So PLEASE. STOP THE COMPETITION THERE...before you hurt yourself. EVERYTHING IS NOT A COMPETITION!! But EVERYTHING is a lesson...and can even be a blessing...IF you learn. So rather than "competing with me, HEAR and HEED the wisdom EYE am freely sharing. FREELY sharing. Personal and corporate consultations you must PAY. It's in the job description. #professional

KNOW YOUR LANE! Become a "BE-YOU-TO-FULL BEAST" in YOUR lane! And if you swerve out of your lane, before the impending crash, don't worry. There will always be someone like ME glad to show you the ropes of how to get back in your lane. It's what WE do. It's what EYE do. It's what MY FATHER taught and trained me to do.

When you need to drop a message, you call on a saint. When you need the lanes enforced, you call on a soldier.

HELLO....WELCOME TO YOUR DRILL SERGEANT, MAGGOTS!!! ;-)

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