Shaping Sheem: A Mini Series

Part 1: Friends I looked around at my wedding and realized, I fit in. I can literally go anywhere, hang with anyone, and be just fine. Most people would say it’s because I adapt well. This I would disagree with. I am exactly who I am at all times and it just so happens that … Continue reading Shaping Sheem: A Mini Series

My Other Baby Brother

"The life of the party..." On the Christmas of 1997 (so I was about 10), my mother went to visit her sister, my aunt Annette. My cousin Georgie was about five at the time and had just finished opening his Christmas gifts, a brand new Sony Playstation and two games, Resident Evil and Parappa the … Continue reading My Other Baby Brother

Corona City

"The city that never sleeps has been put to bed..." I am NYC all the way. I was born there, raised there, it's what I know best. I've explored every borough, shopped every district, been to every arena or stadium. I've spent nights in its nicest hotels and in its dirtiest apartments. I lived in … Continue reading Corona City

2020

What a difference a year makes... When I first started this blog, my focal point was to do one blog a month and focus on one person a month specifically. The first person I chose to write about was my best friend Jaquan who tried to kill himself. What initially was supposed to be one … Continue reading 2020

The Last of the G’s

"A lion remains a lion until it's dead..." If you follow me on Facebook, I always talk about growing up around gangsters. How I watched them move, watched them hustle, watched them fight, and watch them try to survive. Over the years, the life of a gangster, once gloried by rappers like 2pac and The … Continue reading The Last of the G’s

The Path of a Hustler 2/2

Part 2: Artistry I know Chris. His family and closest friends, they too all know Chris. Chris is smart, he's funny, he's witty, and laid back. He's giving if you need it, and cares about things you wouldn't expect. But then theres another side of Chris. Kris Byrd is the persona and stage name of … Continue reading The Path of a Hustler 2/2

The Path of a Hustler 1/2

Part 1: Chosen Theres always that one person in your circle of friends with the biggest dreams. No matter how crazy or ridiculous the dream may seem to us, they will never give up the chase. They will do whatever they have to do to reach their goal and make their dream a reality, or … Continue reading The Path of a Hustler 1/2