The other day at work *almost* sucked. Not because the printer ran out of ink, or because I got caught up in a 2 hour meeting, or because Starbucks ran out of my favorite tea. No. It almost sucked because I got to my desk, logged into my computer, plugged in my headphones, turned up the volume…
…and no sound.
My headphones were broken.
Those of you who are about that cubicle-nation plantation life know *exactly* what type of hell this is – if, like me, you require a soundtrack to get you through your day, going without headphones is like having a limb amputated. A very small, white, earbud shaped limb. And my day would have been extremely long if I hadn’t abided by the following rule that I learned from a certain Nawlins’ rapper who took over for the ’99 and the 2000:
Back that thang up.
This motto is why I keep a spare pair of headphones on me. I know that music is an important part of keeping me motivated while I work, so i have to make sure there aren’t any interruptions in the flow of that music. Having a spare also kept me from blasting A$AP Ferg through my speakers at the office to get me through my 3 PM slump. Everybody wins.
Backing that thang up is not just for earbuds though. As a writer it’s important to back up your files, pictures, your website, and even chargers for your phone. Make a list of products and items that, if you completely lost tomorrow, would be a big problem for you. Then back those thangs up.
Yesssssssssssssss! Stalley and his beard are now on my writing playlist.
Happy Thursday Y’all!
I really want this book. Doesn’t come out til June 18 (you can pre-order here). I’ve been thirsting for it since March, rap gods/State Farm genie, can I get an advance review copy?! LOL.
Here are some cool Questo interviews for your reading pleasure:
White funeral clothes and Elysium fields and going ham and Schoolboy Q and Christian imagery and the death of Molly.
h/t to Gorilla vs. Bear
It must be something in the water. If you remember, last week I posted about OutKast releasing a comicbook, and now XXL is reporting that Ghostface Killah, of Wu-Tang Clan fame, is putting out a graphic novel to go along with his album release in April. Peep the album cover below, and check out the album preview/pre-order here. Thoughts??? Will you cop it?
The tracks I’ve heard so far sound dope….
Ok, so I found out about the Outkast Comic through my homegirl’s Instagram feed and I HAD TO KNOW MORE! From the comic book’s Facebook newsfeed it looks like the creators/authors were down at SXSW (which makes sense, OutKast fits the ethos of that festival to a T). The Facebook and Twitter pages for the book are here and here. Working on getting a copy, but in the mean time peep the cover below. What do you think? Are you digging Big Boi’s brolic metal exoskeleton, or 3000′s Jimi Hendrix-Archangel steez? Personally, I’m thrilled and want to know more about the storyline. Outside of OutKast, what other musicians/artists would you like to see in comic books? Parliament Funkadelic comes to mind…