This might be one of the silliest blog posts I write but fuck it, today was a long day and I need to vent.
Everything started out pretty gray and then blossomed into a relaxing walk and art gallery day in Malmo Sweden. The city is small and not much to do but it does its best to try and have events and things. After a long day I decided to check out some stores in search for a hair brush. Now for the average Swede this is a very easy task, and let me add, for the average WHITE SWEDE. After living hear off an on for about 1 year, I have come to find out it is very hard to be black and live in a country so white. Something as simple as looking for a store that sales hair brushes for black men turned into a 2 hour adventure.
While on my scavenger hunt for the golden hair brush from God, I walked into a couple different store. One lady told me she never seen a hair brush made for black men in her life, so then I asked her, “Isnt this a beauty shop, black people dont come here?” She replied by saying no.
So then I noticed there were dozens of barbershops in Malmo, I thought my search would quickly be over. In New York when you see a Barber shop usually the owners sale some beauty products for men, one of which is a hair brush. Thank God! I knew if I walked into one of the barber shops in Sweden I would be sure to find a hair brush. Once I walked into my first shop I had a hard time with communication and in the end I realized they didnt sale brushes. I thought ok, well I am sure to find one at the second one I go to, and surely enough I see hair brushes for men displayed in the window of the second barbershop. So, I walk in and tell the barber please, I want to buy this brush you have here and the barber looks at me in shock and says, “Im sorry brother but these brushes arent for sale.
I was pissed the fuck off. No one goes to these damn barbershops look like me so why do they need to have the hair brush only on display. Why cant I have it! At this point I decided to go home to my dark apartment and order a brush online. Seems very stupid to me but fuck it this is my life now.
As I got close to my apt I remembered that there was a black barbershop close to me, so I thought, why not, let me check. Once I walked into the shop it smelled lack Africa! Although I was born in America, my parents are Nigerian so im a very proud Nigerian American.
I felt at home in the barbershop and before I could even ask I saw my true love!!!!!!! Gods gift to all black men with hair. My new brush!
Thank you God :)
(Excuse any grammar mistakes or misspellings, I dont really care)
WAJU & ELIONA
We are a couple months away from 2018 and 2020 is fast approaching. Of course most people would agree that Americas current Presidential election was anything less than ideal. Donald Trump stormed the office and all his trolls took over Washington DC. He has continued to spit out nonsense and distract the American people as well as the world with his rhetoric. But, enough about Trump and his Demogorgons. If Donald Trump could be president, then why not me, The Rock, Kanye West, or better yet, Meek Mill!
Quotes from Meek Mill music that build my case
- “Only the limits of your imaginations can determine how far you go in life” – Meek Mill
- “Work harder than anybody you’ve ever seen. That’s what I believe.” –Meek Mill
- “Don’t give up, the beginning is always the hardest.” – Meek Mill
- “Live in the lead, but work hard like your trying to catch up.” – Meek Mill
- “I work hard. I focus on myself and putting food on my dinner table before anything else. I don’t worry about other artists. Worrying about the next person in a negative way is the wrong way to be.” – Meek Mill
"1942 Flows""Started off poor with plans to earn more Now we own stores and f--k the baddest whores I was on tour with n----s that's so raw Started selling white, we won't sell it no more"
"These Scars" No more Rollies, I'm just buying more properties. Young n---as watching me, give 'em that game properly"
"Heavy Heart" "Cut the grass and all the snakes gone surface, nobody's perfect/Showed the cash, he kinda made me nervous, maybe I'm trippin'/Hoping this paranoia from all this shit that we been in/Watched you pour gasoline, and burned out all of your bridges/Nigga, you suck at friendships, something you got to live with"
"1942 Flows" "I'm like, Trump ain't feelin' us, cops still killin' us/Niggas takin' shots, can't stop me, they ain't real enough/Cut her off, act like she's dead and it's killing her/New dawn, Hermes seat, I let the ceiling up/Just to get to kill 'em softly/Ooh, get them off me, try to crucify me like I'm Jesus the way she cross me"
"Issues" "Lord, forgive me for my sins, used to pray to get a brick/Nigga icy like it's hockey, and I'm playin' with them sticks/He don't like me, but he gotta respect the fact we gettin' rich/Nigga threw a shot and missed me, threw ’em back and he got hit/Brrrt, brrrt/Went from public housing to a glass house/Fuckin' famous bitches in my trap house/My main bitch fight my side bitch, Kash Doll/The only way to keep them quiet when I cash out"
The women responsible for the thriving and excellent playlist on Spotify. Please don't be mistaken, although she has the looks of a super model, Dieuwertje is an amazing Spotify editor in Amsterdam
WAJU X NBDY - Holy Water
Stockholm - DROEM
Photo by Jonas Carmhagen
“4 Me” centers on “a person fighting the temptations of being with other women and struggling to be a good man.” Obviously this is a real, raw, honest window into someone’s life (a window that many of us can relate to, am I right?), and that makes it all the more impactful.
This is a playlist that will inspire new and innovative ideas for creatures and sonically blow the minds of music lovers. This playlist is inspired by artist I like and will be working with in the future.
To prepare people for the new single coming August 18th, WAJU has prepared a new Spotify playlist called No Invite.
Often times we get caught up in the hustle and forget what's really important in life. What matters the most and what will last the longest.
Living in some of the most popular cities such as New York, LA, Atlanta, London, Paris, Berlin, or Stockholm one can get caught up in doing for themselves alone disregarding friends family and partners. When in fact some of the most important things in is impacting others, building a legacy, and and helping those below you without wanting things in return.
And the secret on how to do this is through your passion!
So let your ability to influence people be your fuel to be great.