Private Black Future Listening party.
Saturday May 28th 7-9pm
you must RSVP to get your name on the list because space is very limited.
There will be Q&A and Video Premiere for Black Future as well +Cash Bar
email me at Jabee@blackfuturealbum.com for the password.
Recently a lot of my friends and music supporters have been asking me how I lost so much weight and if I could help them do it.
So I thought Id share my journey with everyone, Its really been a fun journey , as well as a difficult and disciplined one.
It started while I was in Tucson recording my album, I wanted to drop some weight while I was away but I wasn't doing it at all. I was eating out, eating late at night, and not exercising like I planned.
One day I was on Facebook looking at the School Of Thought Battle Rap league group and decided to post a funny post about how id battle any and all the rappers in the league. That opened up the flood gates and everyone went in on my weight out of nowhere. (LOL)
It was hard but I started walking/running EVERYDAY for 45 minutes when I would get tired or couldn't go on Id pill up the comments on FB turn my music up and keep going.
I never thought I was really that big, but I didn't feel comfortable in my body, and hadn't for a while, and the comments on Facebook only motivated me to want to really lose the weight.
I don't know if the plan I used will work for everyone , or if its even a real plan. I just did it and it worked. I also never wanted to announce Im loosing weight or post before and after pictures I just wanted to do it for me, but so many people were noticing and commenting and asking for help I felt I should share.
At my heaviest i was 236lbs id go up and down but never below 230, my clothes were getting tighter and tighter, it was harder and harder for me to perform a full set during shows.
Also i was was on 2 medications one for my heart and one for my blood pressure. My blood pressure was extremely high. I had to go to the ER twice. All those things I think gave me the motivation to push on. I had friends tell me all I need is discipline. Im seeing that now. Its hard at times. Im not sure where I will be with it this time next year but I know for now Im sticking with it. Ive lost over 30lbs and I need about 20 more to reach my goal weight. Im trying to get to my goal for my album release show June 18th for my album Black Future! That and releasing my album will be a huge accomplishment for me.
So here is all I do. I hope it works for someone out there.
I count all my calories everyday, I have a limit and I make sure not to go over. from what Ive read that will be different depending on the person.
also little to no Carbs , no sugars , no red meat , a lot of water, exercise for 30-45mins EVERYDAY a lot of Cardio.
I don't know if this will help anyone , but i wanted to do it just in case. Thanks so much to everyone for your encouragement
if you want to share your methods , regiments or whatever works for you email me Jabee@blackfuturealbum.com I will post them for others to try
So I got this in a Facebook message. The beauty here is that he's watching me hard enough to let it effect his daily., and I don't even know who he is. I appreciate his passion, so I'm gonna share all the messages and emails I get like this each Monday leading up to the release of #BlackFuture , so if you have s gripe or complaint email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a message on FB
Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is a holiday that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas in June 1865, and more generally the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South. Celebrated on June 19, the term is a portmanteau of June and nineteenth and is recognized as a state holiday or special day of observance in most states. The holiday is observed primarily in local celebrations. Traditions include public readings of the Emancipation Proclamation, singing traditional songs such as "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" and "Lift Every Voice and Sing", and readings by noted African-American writers such as Ralph Ellison and Maya Angelou. Celebrations may include parades, rodeos, street fairs, cookouts, family reunions, park parties, historical reenactments, or Miss Juneteenth contests.
The winner for this Weeks Black Future Experience was Lucy Lockdown! She came to the studio during a Black Future recording session gave some input and is now the Executive producer of a song on the Black Future album! She also got to be in studio for a rare studio session with Hannibal King and his villans crew from New York! Visit the BlackFutureX Instagram , and twitter for some behind the scenes action from the session!
Meet Lucy Lockdown! Danielle Wilkerson Facebook: Lucy Lockdown Instagram: tresgatosvintage
Fave song: Dreams. The message, along with the delivery, gives the listener that anxious drive to create and not fail.
Born & raised in the 580. Enid, Ok. Moved to Oklahoma City in 2003.
What does Black Future mean to me? From what I heard in the studio last night I'm definitely looking forward to the album. Interested to see what kind of life experiences get translated into stories for this one.
What Black Future means to me personally? Love, support, community. When these are practiced, whether it's within your own circle or not, then everyone will have the future they deserve.
Want to be entered in the drawing to get the Black Future Experience ?
- will be invited to a private "Black Future" recording session
- take over the Black Future social media pages ( Twitter ,Instagram ,SnapChat)
- interview on Jabeemusic.com
- listed as executive producer on the album for the session you sit in on
- Jabee merch (tshirts , cassettes , vinyl , CDs etc.) There will be a total of 4 winners!
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PRE ORDER BLACK FUTURE , and youre automaticlly entered into the drawing!!
"Say 'I am a revolutionary.' Make those the last words, in case you dont wake up..."
These are the words that were spoken by the late Fred Hampton, who was cut down by the Chicago Police Department as he slept in his bed, before dawn on December 4, 1969.
Over 90 shots were fired into his apartment that morning, in order to prevent the rise of a "black messiah" (as J. Edgar Hoover would state it). Now I could simply do another write up of his life and death and speak on his role as chairman of the party and so on but I feel like that would pass up an opportunity to provide information and raise questions that allow us to be more introspective. Instead I will touch on a few key points from his final hours
Fred Hampton was assassinated by the Chicago Police Department on the orders from one of the greatest villians of the time, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Hoover devoted a lot of time and resources into destroying the Black Panther Party. He feared any type of unification of minorities and as soon as he saw that the Party was finding success in this unification he devoted a lot of time in resources into finding ways to tear them apart (COINTELPRO).
"All power to all people.
White power to white people.
Brown power to brown people.
Yellow power to yellow people.
Black power to black people.
X power to those of you left out."
In my opinion this is one of the most powerful things said by any member of the Black Panther Party. I feel like it explained what the movement was all about. This is the quote that I bring up when people try to compare them to hate groups such as the Ku Klux Klan. The Black Panther party was not a hate group, they were about equality and solidarity NOT violence and supremacy. It was this mindset that made them so effective. It is also what made Mr. Hampton so dangerous.
Much of what you'll read and watch on Fred Hampton will be about his charisma and fire. He had and gift of being able to speak and people would listen. This gift allowed him to be able to reach out to members of other oppressed groups such as latinos and poor whites. Hampton was very influential. Hoover was realizing this and did what many of us would do if we thought something was going to interfere or disrupt our way of life and what we percieve to be good and right. He shut it down.
One of Hoovers most succesful methods was turning blacks within the party against each other. Once that seed of distrust and animosity was planted within the group, Hoover and his gang were able to take a step back and watch the Panthers implode. I say this because the police that entered Hampton's apartment that morning knew exactly where he was. William O'neal, a Panther member who was also Hampton's body guard, provided the Chicago Police with a layout of the apartment. The man that Fred Hampton trusted with his life, turned out to be an informant that cost him his life.
"Why don't you live for the people.
Why don't you struggle for the people.
Why don't you die for the people."
In just 21 years on this earth, Hampton had an indubitably large impact on not just black history but American history. He knew that struggle was necessary. He knew that racism could not be fought with more racism. He saw the importance of organization, unity and the strength in numbers. Fred Hampton undertood the importance living for something worth dying for. He believed in the people and he died for the people.
"You might murder a freedom fighter..., but you can't murder freedom fighting." - Fred Hampton.