Boycotting in 2014
June 30, 2014

Good morning to y’all. Let’s get this out the way… No I didn’t watch the BET Awards. No I don’t watch awards shows. “Why? Are you a hater?” – No. I show support where it’s needed. Those ppl you all tuned into to see don’t need any more glamorization and pedestal placement than they already got. Question: did you know Tech N9ne made the Forbes list? “Who is Tech N9ne”- The #1 independent hip hop artist in the country. Why don’t the BET Awards ever acknowledge the indies or more specifically a indie artist who is more successful than some major mainstream artists? Answer: Because they don’t want you to know that you can do this without a major label… They want you to keep thinking you need the majors and damn near ransom your soul to get there. That way you keep feeding into the system…. But y’all go head and do that. I don’t judge. This is still America. Just know that because this is America, that means it’s built on corruption.

I purposely left the last line off the identical post on FaceBook.

~J

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Why Do We Do What We Do???
September 11, 2012

I had an interesting conversation with the wife the night of the DNC, which coincidentally was the same night as the MTV VMAs (I know that wasn’t a coincidence at all): Why do celebs decide that Twitter is the right place to be a regular person and spazz out on fans?? More importantly, where did that pedestal go that celebs and famous people used to be on that kinda made them “immortal”?? I’ll be the 1st to admit, Twitter used to be that new age AOL chat room for me way back… Like I got all types of flirting on my all old twitter (@jaybiggz) which is what caused me to take a step back and close the account. Now upon creating the new @spaceagejay account, the most you gonna get outta me is a comment here or there about what’s going on in the world, which the wifey still say is too much, but 90% of what you see is promotional for all the music and media I put out.  More often than not, most artists of today’s internet-controlled society engage in argument exchanges via twitter, they declare love for 1 another or break-up with one another… overall, they just air a lot of biz that makes them come across as more “humanized”. Remember the days when you actually looked up to the person on the TV??? Like you idolized that person, that was your role model, etc.??? Where did that go? Her stance was in a nutshell: “As a celebrity, you shouldn’t be on there to publicize your personal opinions when being the star that you are is so influential over so many of the followers and the people who are fans of your work.” Some of which I agreed with, because let’s face it, if it isn’t the generic, uplifting tweet like “Don’t let obstacles stop you from achieving your dreams” type of stuff, most of the big name celebrities tweet about controversial topics and air out a lot of their personal lives, which only cause the followers to be sucked into caring about a bunch of nonsense which later on the celeb is just gonna say “My twitter was hacked” when it go too far to the left. The part I disagree with is the fact that a lot of times I feel like celebs should forget about their careers or their success and speak on topics critical to our society such as not taking voting in November for granted, and also topics that help to educate their fan base and encourage them to thirst for knowledge… Things that should be tweeted about more often to reach out to the youth and upcoming generations.

On Twitter, I catch a lot of talk about p***y, d*ck, etc… Makes me wonder what the hell some of y’all n****z do at night?? All the way 1000, if I aint making money, I wanna be with my woman tryin’a make babies… Not TALK about a vagina. What type of n****z are y’all? I expect women to rant about penis, sex, etc. To me, that’s what women do… gossip. And when I see women on Twitter, Facebook, etc. the 1st thought that comes to mind is: “She only here to get chased by some n****z online and gossip with other chicks.” (just being honest) But I guess it somehow became socially acceptable for dudes to rant right alongside the women instead of putting in the work/spitting game and seeing the chick 1 on 1. My homie HP often asks me why I decided to let my bachelorhood go… Because this is the nothing-ness that is out here now. Chicks are settling for the keyboard-hugging, computer thug n***a who will cyber-bun them to death instead of the n***a that wants to make her into a queen. There is a generation of females coming up that are expecting even less and less from the males, causing a decline in our community. Don’t get it twisted, I think social media is a great advancement in technology from a communication standpoint, however what good is it when you are tweeting a message to somebody right across the room from you? How much progress are you making towards finding wifey/husband when you spend 20 of 24 hours posting stuff to Facebook? Is it because our favorite celebrities do this tweeting thing that we feel we need to be on to be like them/replicate what they do? Is it because we’re more afraid than we used to be to actually leave the house and see people? Are we more lazy than back in the day? Let me know.

~J