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Music Monday: “There For You” By Damian Marley

Before I was anything, I was (and still am) a music lover! Normally for music Monday feature, we feature up and coming artists, but this week I thought I would switch it up a bit and talk about veteran reggae artist Damian Marley and one of my favorite songs by him. “There for You”!

This song isn’t always on my regular playlists but when I do play it, I can’t keep it off repeat! Not only is the beat/rhythm hot but beyond that, I love the lyrics and the inspiration behind the song.

When ever I hear it especially after not hearing it for a while, I find myself zoning off thinking about the people in my life I am truly grateful for. On the flip side, it also makes me revaluate some of the in my life currently. It’s really easy for someone to be a friend and call you about BS, to hang out, or talk trash but will they really be “There For You” when times are tough? Better yet will ‘so & so’ stick around in the beginning pat you on the back, tell you things will get better than bounce?

"Unconditional love is scare…" but it doesn’t mean that is not out there and this goes family and friends(whether platonic or romantic)

The message I get from this song is to keep the real people close. To show gratitude by telling them how much they mean to you and for the ones that this doesn’t apply to, well you know what to do…

Check out Damian Marley’ “There For You”

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=g_WEVqaAnxo

Hello Folks!

It’s been a little while since I said hello and to thank you for reading the blog, sharing your stories, and supporting our movement. The Spring is near (woooo I’m so ready lol)  and this is the time where Tia and I hit the streets to do our infamous random pics and interviews. So look out for them! I just purchased a new camera so you know I’m itching to get out and meet some brothers! Let’s count the weeks to nice weather together!!!!

Take Care!
Nina

Oh and don’t forget to check out our social media sites!

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Hello Folks!

It’s been a little while since I said hello and to thank you for reading the blog, sharing your stories, and supporting our movement. The Spring is near (woooo I’m so ready lol) and this is the time where Tia and I hit the streets to do our infamous random pics and interviews. So look out for them! I just purchased a new camera so you know I’m itching to get out and meet some brothers! Let’s count the weeks to nice weather together!!!!

Take Care!
Nina

Oh and don’t forget to check out our social media sites!

FB: Men With Locs 100,000+ strong
Twitter & Instagram menwithlocs

Brothers Love Their Products TOO!

There is not a day where I don’t run into at least one loc’d brother! Sometimes walking down the street but mostly on the train riding to and from work. One morning I happened to sit next to a brother with the most gorgeous locs. They were shoulder length, thick and very healthy looking. I don’t make it a habit to talk to brothers in the morning on the train especially since I’m not sure if they feel up to talking early but I couldn’t help but ask this brother about his lovely locs. He told me his locs were about 3 years old and from the time he started them he fell in love.

"My locs are like my kids" he begin to tell me "even though it’s about 85 of them on my head, I love them all the same"

Of course I had to ask him about what products he uses and what he likes about them.

"For the most part, I use mainly aloe to retwist my locs. I use Olive oil to keep my scalp from drying but recently, my girl put me on to a shampoo I really like called "Aunt Jackies" she’s not locd but she wear a fro and she loves it so one day I tried it. I like it a lot, makes my locs feel soft and smelling good…"

After talking to the brother, I did some research on this product and all the reviews have been positive. You can pick up this and other Aunt Jackies products at various hair and beauty supply stores nationwide!

Being as though our 2 year anniversary is coming up, once a week until our event im gonna share blog posts from#Menwithlocsfirstyear We had alot of brothers who gave interviews in our beginning stages before it took off so this is to honor those who started it all! First up..Heres literally the blogs first interview. I ran into this brother on the bus. I kinda caught him off guard lol Meet Dwayne.-Tia
menwithlocs:

Dwayne 
Age: 25
From: Trinidad
What Made You Grow LOC’s?
"Cultral thing, Ima Rasta Trini…"
How Long Have You Had LOC’s?
"2nd time growing LOC’s for 6 years. 1st time was for 10 years but I cut them before I came to the states because I wanted to be fresh mi dread were mattie lol…"
Where Do You Go For Your LOC Maintenance?
"I do dem myself or I get a gal to do dem fa me…."

Being as though our 2 year anniversary is coming up, once a week until our event im gonna share blog posts from#Menwithlocsfirstyear We had alot of brothers who gave interviews in our beginning stages before it took off so this is to honor those who started it all! First up..Heres literally the blogs first interview. I ran into this brother on the bus. I kinda caught him off guard lol Meet Dwayne.-Tia

menwithlocs:

Dwayne 

Age: 25

From: Trinidad

What Made You Grow LOC’s?

"Cultral thing, Ima Rasta Trini…"

How Long Have You Had LOC’s?

"2nd time growing LOC’s for 6 years. 1st time was for 10 years but I cut them before I came to the states because I wanted to be fresh mi dread were mattie lol…"

Where Do You Go For Your LOC Maintenance?

"I do dem myself or I get a gal to do dem fa me…."

Loc’d Talk w/ Prosper

Name: Prosper Taruvinga
Age: 30
Location: Melbourne Australia

What made you decide to loc your hair?

I loved the look and how it makes you express yourself in ways that not a lot can Comprehend. After watching, following and being inspired by the Movie Cool Runnings, i started associating myself with not giving up no matter what. That grew with me and so did my hair.

How long have you been locd?

I have had my hair for 8 years now.

Where do you go for loc maintenance?

Mostly I do it myself but my girlfriend helps. When i was back home in Africa, i went to the salon.

What’s your favorite product?

Jabu stone works wonders.

Any advice you would give to someone who wants to loc their hair?

Its not easy, and its not just for Christmas or when you have a bad hair day. Its a lifestyle, its a movement, its expression. Its not just the weight of your hair you will be carrying, but the inspiration that a lot of worthy man that have paraded on earth with that hair, have taught and inspired. Since there is not a lot of us with hair, you are a representative of the elite.Wear it with pride and respect the image it gives you.

Random Question: What is one of the things you would love to do but haven’t had the opportunity to do yet?

I am an aspiring model, and enterprenuer. There are countless thing i would want to achieve. First as a model i want to see myself on a billboard. As an Enterprenuer, i want to see my idea being the livelihood of the masses. I have come up with an idea that will change the way people use their smart phones. When that comes to life then i will be set. Also i want to open up a lot of people’s eyes and wipe of racism in the world. No matter what color, everyone deserves a chance in life. Bless.

Thoughts of Paul Wayne

Some young women thought it was adorable to idolize thug love, now they are all grown thinking it’s too late…Well it’s not too late! There is no need to explain our folly on both sides, (male and female) regarding over a decade long of creating, supporting and projecting self hate via rap/dancehall music and television

You know you are not a bitch, a bad one or otherwise, and now our children are bi product of this odd culture as we now scramble frantically to try and undo what we did. Don’t blame our kids for the ratchet raunch, it’s us they seen do this.

Women need to stop supporting behavior by us men that is demeaning to our culture. Thug love won’t get us anywhere but perpetually conjoined to the dreaded prison system and before the judge in family court in the name of dysfunction.

If we know better lets do better and use our art and music to uplift and not tear each other down!

Bless,
-paul wayne




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