AllHipHop.com Blog : Posts from May 2013

  • Daily Word: Learn to be Patient!

    Happy Tuesday my destined for greatness! Welcome to the day that you realize that what’s for you is for you and no one can ever take it away! Today’s Daily Word is dedicated to having patience! Once we recognize what it is we want in life we often have the tendency to want it to happen immediately! We work towards our goal but if it doesn’t seem like it’s happening fast enough we get frustrated and try to force the issue… What we need to understand is that in order to be successful we must  have patience. All you can do is all you can do… Being frustrated, impatient, and trying to force your success will only push you back further. Stay focused and know that you are destined for great things! As long as you are moving in the right direction you WILL achieve ALL of your goals! As the saying goes… Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits! Hustle Hard but Have Patience!! The World is Yours!!
    -Ash’Cash

    “He that can have patience can have what he will.”
    -Benjamin Franklin

    Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is “timing” it waits on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way.”
    -Fulton J. Sheen

    “Patience and tenacity of purpose are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.”
    -Thomas Henry Huxley

    “With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.”
    -Chinese Proverb

    “Patience will achieve more than force. “
    -Edmund Burke

    “Rivers know this: There is no hurry. We shall get there. “
    -A. A. Milne

    “Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.”
    -Hal Borland

    “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”
    -John Quincy Adams

    Ash’Cash is a Business Consultant, Motivational Speaker, Financial Expert and the author of Mind Right, Money Right: 10 Laws of Financial Freedom. For more information, please visit his website, www.IamAshCash.com

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  • Happy Memorial Day! (Always Remember/Never Forget) – Daily Word May 27, 2013

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    Happy Memorial Day! Welcome to the day that we salute and remember
    those who have fought for and sacrificed their life for our freedom. Today’s Daily Word is dedicated to Always Remembering! Always remember to forget the things that made you sad… but never forget to remember the things that made you happy, always remember to forget the friends that proved to be untrue, but never forget to remember the ones that stuck by you, always remember to forget the troubles that have passed away, but never forget to remember the blessings that come each and every day… Always remember to forget the mistakes you made along the way, but never forget to remember that as long as you have breathe in your body you will have all the chances that you are willing to take! Always remember to forget all those who have discouraged you from going after your dreams and aspirations, but never ever forget to remember that NOTHING CAN STOP YOU BUT YOU!!!
    -Ash’Cash

    “Always remember..who you are, where you came from and that you are
    meant for great purpose. The TRUTH will set you free…”
    -Unknown

    “Remember, there are no mistakes, only lessons. Love yourself, trust
    your choices, and everything is possible.”
    -Cherie Carter-Scott

    “Never forget where you’ve been. Never lose sight of where you’re
    going. And never take for granted the people who travel the journey
    with you.”
    -Ritu Ghatourey

    “Remember that happiness is a way of travel — not a destination”
    -Unknown

    “Always remember to slow down in life; live, breathe, and learn; take
    a look around you whenever you have time and never forget everything
    and every person that has the least place within your heart.”
    -Unknown

    “Never forget what’s important in life. Material things can be
    replaced, but important people can’t.”
    -Sonya Parker

    “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember
    that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”
    -Epicurus

    “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have
    within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for
    the stars to change the world.”
    -Harriet Tubman

    Ash’Cash is a Business Consultant, Motivational Speaker, Financial Expert and the author of Mind Right, Money Right: 10 Laws of Financial Freedom. For more information, please visit his website, www.IamAshCash.com  

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  • Daily Word: Live Life NOW!!

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    Great Morning my Great People! Welcome to the day that you realize that tomorrow is not promised and the only day you have for sure is TODAY! Today’s Daily Word is dedicated to Living Life to the Fullest! First and foremost, my condolences and prayers go out to those affected by the tragedy in Oklahoma. Its always difficult to pull positives from tragedy but in everything that happens in life, there is always a lesson to be learned! Always remember that the breathe that you have right now needs to be cherished at all cost! We can no longer go through life as if this is a dress rehearsal… The cameras are on and the film is rolling! LIVE LIFE NOW!! No matter how much time we think we have, TODAY is the the only time we know we have for sure! Postponing life until a later time is not only a big risk but it is a current death sentence! STOP WAITING!! Life is for living so it is imperative that you…. LIVE!! As Sydney J. Harris once said… Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable. Do what you need to do now and live life to the fullest!! – Ash’Cash

    “Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us when we don’t live.” - Norman Cousins

    “Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don’t have to live forever, you just have to live.” - Natalie Babbitt

    “Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret of life is to “die before you die” — and find that there is no death.” - Eckhart Tolle

    “The question is not whether we will die, but how we will live.” - Joan Borysenko

    “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away” - Unknown

    “Live life so completely that when death comes to you like a thief in the night, there will be nothing left for him to steal.” - Unknown

    “Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you’re alive, it isn’t.” - Richard Bach

    “Live like there’s no tomorrow. Love like you’re on borrowed time. Always remember, It’s good to be alive.” - Jason Gray

    Ash’Cash is a Business Consultant, Motivational Speaker, Financial Expert and the author of Mind Right, Money Right: 10 Laws of Financial Freedom. For more information, please visit his website, www.IamAshCash.com

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  • Daily Word: Stay Destined for Greatness!

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    TGI…. EVERYDAY My Destined and Determined! Welcome to the day you stop second-guessing yourself and accept your God-Given destiny to be Great! Today’s Daily Word is dedicated to accepting your greatness and doing everything in your power to fulfill it. If you believe that you were put on this earth to merely survive than you are sadly mistaken! If you think for one second that being normal or average is what your higher power had in mind for you than you are beyond delusional! If you have any doubt whatsoever about the power you possess than you MUST reevaluate yourself IMMEDIATELY! Right now at this very moment you have greatness within in! Right now at this very moment you have everything you need in-order to maximize your full potential! Stop playing it safe and take what you deserve! It is no longer acceptable to doubt your ability or to play small! You are beyond capable of achieving everything your heart desires and more! Have the courage to be who you were meant to be! STAY DESTINED FOR GREATNESS!! NOTHING CAN STOP YOU BUT YOU!!
    -Ash’Cash

    “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

    “You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it fearlessly.”
    -Steve Maraboli,

    “Believe deep down in your heart that you’re destined to do great things.”
    -Joe Paterno

    “Some are destined to succeed, some are determined to succeed.”
    -H. H. Swami Tejomayananda

    “Don’t die without fulfilling your purpose.”
    -Jaachynma N.E. Agu

    “Your greatness is revealed not by the lights that shine upon you, but by the light that shines within you.”
    -Ray Davis

    “If a man has any greatness in him, it comes to light, not in one flamboyant hour, but in the ledger of his daily work.”
    -Beryl Markham

    “Greatness is earned when the strength of your soul does not fall victim to the wants in this mortal life!”
    -Shannon L. Alder

    Ash’Cash is a Business Consultant, Motivational Speaker, Financial Expert and the author of Mind Right, Money Right: 10 Laws of Financial Freedom. For more information, please visit his website, www.IamAshCash.com    

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  • My Last Biggie Tribute Post…Ever

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    In a fickle world it’s nice that when fans choose to continuously honor someone. Some artists transcend their beginnings and become icons. What this means is that someone like Prince or Madonna could drop a horrible album and lose absolutely no traction with their fans. Other artists leave this world too soon and become so revered in death that the qualities of the work they created while they were alive become heightened by the fact they’ll never be able to produce more material. John Lennon,  Jimi Hendrix, and Janis Joplin come to mind.  Recently hip-hop has matured to the point where we now have those types of artists. Eminem, Jay-Z or Nas could put out horrible albums their fans would shrug and say give us more. And as far as the artist who died too soon and became an infallible saint of the genre, is there a better example of this than Notorious B.I.G.

    [ALSO WATCH: DJ Premier Tells A Story of Him and Notorious B.I.G. Sharing An Intimate Moment {VIDEO}]

    It’s totally understandable why we love Biggie. His presence on the mic was unparalleled. The narrative of “Ready To Die” telling the story of a street thug with a callous jaded view of society was the classic tale of the American Dream turned Nightmare that we have since heard retold over and over again. And although the Kool G. Rap comparisons weren’t that obvious then,  in retrospect the Juice Crew emcee had an all too similar persona to the one that Christopher Wallace would adopt in his creation of the Biggie Smalls character.

    Biggie had everything you wanted from an emcee, he had Jay-Z’s mirth, Nas’s artistry and viscous attitude that was uniquely his own. He played the part of someone who would inspire fear had he choose to pursue crime the way he pursued rap. In so much as rapping is as much performance art as it is music he was a master thespian. The things implied by his lyrics were almost as unsettling as the things he spelled out explicitly. Ready To Die in retrospect is one of the darkest albums of the early 90’s and paints a bleak picture that turns Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn into the dystopian wasteland that we all feared. But the character Biggie Smalls assembles on that first album doesn’t just survive that chaos, he thrives in it.  Life After  Death while having some smoother moments and being more commercially palatable at times still continues the dark themes expounded upon in his first release and in some ways shows a much improved emcee still charismatic but with that sick twisted edge that could take lyrics that would sound sophomoric coming from another emcee and make them sound menacing. ( A prime example would be that line about kidnapping kids, anal raping them and then disposing of their bodies by throwing them off of bridges).

    [ALSO READ: Notorious B.I.G.’s Childhood Home For Sale]

    Obviously I am a Biggie fan and I will concede that all of the wonderful things said about his music are mostly true. But what I want to ask is one question. Aren’t you kind of sick about hearing about Biggie? After 16 years of Endless tribute after tribute to the notorious one are we over saturated with praises for his greatness as an emcee. This year we got tributes on the anniversary of his death and a new round of tributes on his born day. He’s been quoted, referenced and name dropped by ever rapper who’s touched a mic since 98. I can’t lie and say I’m not guilty I have a Notorious B.I.G. action figure on my desk as I type this.  Again his greatness is not in question here. I’m questioning at what point do we need to stop constantly speaking about how great he was.

    Trust me when I say I understand the irony of giving Biggie massive props to say we should stop giving him so many props. Imagine if we treated Biggie like we treated Bob Marley. The genre of music Bob Marley performed didn’t occupy the same place in our culture that hip-hop currently does. Hip-Hop feels the need to proclaim kings constantly and consistently. Bob Marley’s greatness cannot be challenged because there is no imaginary throne upon which he sat while living. No one would dare to question Bob Marley’s impact both to those within the sphere of his cultural influence and those adjacent to it. At this point I think it’s safe to put B.I.G. in that category. We don’t have to evangelize his greatness. The influence he left on the culture is unquestionable. The mature thing to do with B.I.G. would be to let his legacy rest with the satisfaction that he helped saved New York Rap in the 90’s.  Indeed he changed hip-hop forever.

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  • Daily Word: Faith It Til You Make It!!

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    Happy Tuesday my Warriors of Light! Welcome to the day that you make a commitment to believe more than you fear, trust more than you question and act more than second-guess! Today’s Daily Word is dedicated to Faithing it Til You Make it! One year ago today, God called home a special lady who gave an important message to her son, who in-turn passed it on to me. That message was to Faith It til you make it! At first glance it seems like a play on words but if you dig deep into its meaning you will realize that this is the absolute way to live a happy and abundant life! Know that NOTHING is possible without faith! If you believe wholeheartedly in who you are and in what you are doing, then you will have EVERYTHING you’ve ever wanted in life! Worry, Stress, Anxiety, Fear, Envy, and Hate are all signs that show that you do not fully believe! Know and understand that the moment you begin to stop questing YOU and your higher power is the moment that you live in bliss! You are never given more than you can handle, so appreciate the fact that who you are right now is a person of strength and persistence who will achieve all that you have ever imagined…. All you have to do is believe! The World is Yours and everything in it! Believe in that fact and take everything that you deserve!!
    -Ash’Cash

    “You can worry or have faith, but you can’t do both”
    -Curtis Jackson

    “You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.”
    -Mary Manin Morrissey

    “Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.”
    -C. JoyBell C.

    “Have faith in your dreams and someday your rainbow will come smiling through. No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep believing, the dream that you wish will come true.”
    -Unknown

    “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.”
    -Joseph Campbell

    “Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.”
    -Mark Victor Hansen

    “To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.”
    -Mahatma Gandhi

    “Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe.”
    -Mitch Albom

    Ash’Cash is a Business Consultant, Motivational Speaker, Financial Expert and the author of Mind Right, Money Right: 10 Laws of Financial Freedom. For more information, please visit his website, www.IamAshCash.com

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  • Daily Word: Do Your OWN Thing!

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    Happy Tuesday my intuitive and independent! Welcome to the day that you realize that your life is your life and begin to live it accordingly! Today’s Daily Word is dedicated to doing your own thing! On your road to success there will be many paths that look similar! Many people will try to deter you toward the direction that they feel is best for you… What you need to realize is that your life is your life and the direction you go HAS to be your own! Yes, there will be those who came before us, who can provide some valuable insight but when it’s all said and done YOU have to be comfortable with what YOU are doing! Stop trying to please everyone except the one that matters… YOURSELF! They say we only have one life to live but if we do it right, then one is more than enough! Live your life to the fullest and live it the best way you know how! The world is your and everything in it! Take What You Deserve…. NOTHING CAN STOP YOU BUT YOU!! - Ash’Cash“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” - Bill Cosby

    “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” - Buddha

    “Live your life as an exclamation, not an explanation.” - Unknown

    “There is only one success–to be able to spend your life your own way.” - Christopher Morley

    “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

    “Use what talents you possess. The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” - Henry van Dyke

    “To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don’t worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest.” - Napoleon Hill

    Ash’Cash is a Business Consultant, Motivational Speaker, Financial Expert and the author of Mind Right, Money Right: 10 Laws of Financial Freedom. For more information, please visit his website, www.IamAshCash.com

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  • Daily Word: Dream Big, Live BIGGER!!

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    Happy Thursday my dreamers of grand dreams! Welcome to the day that you say enough is enough and begin to take massive actions towards your goals! Today’s Daily Word is dedicated to Dreaming Big & Living Bigger! Dear Dreamer: If you are still waiting for evidence that your every dream can come true, then you are wasting valuable time! If you still need to be convinced that you have a unique gift then you are prolonging your success! There are people past and present who have proven that anything is possible! TODAY IS THE DAY YOU GET OUT OF YOUR WAY AND MAKE YOUR DREAM HAPPEN! I dare you to believe enough in yourself to be happy! I dare you to stop living in fear and doing things that you know you don’t want to do! I challenge you, once and for all to have enough courage to take a chance on your happiness! Life is abundant and you can have anything you want, if you believe enough in YOU!! Dream Big and Live Bigger!! STOP FINDING EXCUSES AS TO WHY YOU ARE LIVING A MEDIOCRE LIFE! YOU WERE BORN TO BE GREAT!!!!!!!! STOP COMPROMISING AND MAKE YOUR DREAMS REAL!!!! It may be scary at first but what’s scarier than that, is the possibility of you not ever knowing what the good life taste like!! NOTHING CAN STOP YOU BUT YOU!!!!!! FACE YOUR FEARS AND BE GREAT!! – Ash’Cash
    “Have the courage to follow your dreams. It’s the first step towards attaining your destiny.” - Nikita Koloff“Not fulfilling your dreams will be a loss to the world, because the world needs everyone’s gift – yours and mine.” - Barbara Sher

    “Don’t let the low standards and expectations of the world cause you to aim beneath your nobility and ability. Dream big!”  - Unknown

    “For those who dare to dream, there is a whole world to win.” - Dhirubhai Ambani

    “There is only one obstacle in the way of achieving your dreams…YOU! Get out of your own way! dream big and dare to fail!” - Unknown

    “Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.” - Pamela Vaull Starr

    “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

    “Let your dreams be bigger than your fears, your actions louder than your words, and your faith stronger than your feelings.” - Unknown

    Ash’Cash is a Business Consultant, Motivational Speaker, Financial Expert and the author of Mind Right, Money Right: 10 Laws of Financial Freedom. For more information, please visit his website, www.IamAshCash.com

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  • Daily Word: Don’t Worry Bout NOTHING!!

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    Happy Wins-Day my bright and shining armors! Welcome to the day that you realize that whatever you are worrying about is a complete and utter waste of time! Today’s Daily Word is dedicated to having faith and not worrying about ANYTHING! All you can do, is all you can do! Point, Blank, Period! If you are in a situation that you can fix… Then Fix it!! If you can’t fix it… Then Don’t Worry because… You can’t fix it!! These concepts seem very elementary and simple but despite that we see people who continue to go against this wisdom day in and day out! Worry is a disease that is caused by lack of faith! Those who don’t believe in the miracles that life has to offer, go around anxious, stressed, and worried, instead of using what is in their control to make the situation better! Have Faith and DON’T WORRY BOUT NOTHING!! Vera Nazarian once said “Worry is the secret weapon perpetrated upon us by the dark forces of the world that lurk in the shape of fear, uncertainty, confusion, and loss. We, on the other hand, have our own secret weapon against these incorporeal fiends. It is faith.” Effective immediately, I need you to Stop Worrying and Start Living! ALL YOU CAN DO IS ALL YOU CAN DO!!!! Stop making your today more complex based on a skewed tomorrow that might not ever get here! Today is the only coin you have… SPEND IT WISELY! And in the words of the honorable Bobby McFarlin… DON’T WORRY… BE HAPPY!!!
    -Ash’Cash

    “If you dwell in the past and worry about the future, you will find misery in the present.”
    -Wayne Gerard Trotman

    “Worry is the interest you pay on a debt you may not owe.”
    -Keith Caserta

    “It ain’t no use putting up your umbrella till it rains!”
    -Alice Caldwell Rice

    “If there is no solution to the problem then don’t waste time worrying about it. If there is a solution to the problem then don’t waste time worrying about it.”
    -Dalai Lama XIV

    “Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen.
    Keep in the sunlight.”
    -Benjamin Franklin

    “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”
    -Corrie ten Boom

    “Each moment of worry, anxiety or stress represents lack of faith in miracles, for they never cease.”
    -T.F. Hodge

    “Worrying about something that may never happen is like paying interest on money you may never borrow.”
    -Unknown

    “Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, Faith looks up”
    -Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Ash’Cash is a Business Consultant, Motivational Speaker, Financial Expert and the author of Mind Right, Money Right: 10 Laws of Financial Freedom. For more information, please visit his website, www.IamAshCash.com

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  • Daily Word: Be FREE!!

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    Happy Tuesday my non-givers of two schits! Welcome to the day you finally stop caring about what people say or think about you! Today’s Daily Word is dedicated to being free!! They say the worst kind of prison is the prison of the mind! You can fool some of the people some of the time but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time… Including yourself! Way too often we are so concerned about other people’s opinion;s that we live lives totally opposite to what we believe! We lock ourselves up on the inside by wearing a mask on the outside! What we need to realize is that happiness and success comes from being content with who you are right now! Never hide in shame because if your higher power wanted you to be something else, you would have been created as something else! Embrace who you are and fall in love with your uniqueness! Stop being so disrespectful to yourself! BE FREE!! The opinions of others should never matter unless it is that of the person on the other side of that mirror! The moment you are 100% comfortable with who you are is the day you begin on the journey of living in peace! As Jay-Z once said… Life is for living not living up tight! Free your mind and be who you are! Because when you’re comfortable in your own skin, even your ‘flaws’ look beautiful. The world is yours and nothing can stop you! Be Free and Take what you deserve!! - Ash’Cash
    “People spend their whole lives trying to live up to other peoples expectations and being told what to do. I say screw that. Be free!”
    -Unknown“Freedom is for honest people. No man who is not himself honest can be free – he is his own trap.”
    -Scientia L. Ron Hubbard

    “We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.”
    -Malcolm X

    “Dream what you want to dream, be who you gotta be, Never be the one who kept yourself from being free.”
    -Unknown

    “No one can enslave you except your own thoughts and ideas. You were born to fly and hover in the highest of heights.”
    -Sandeep Shergill

    “Sometimes you have to let go and be free..”
    -Ritu Ghatourey

    “Don’t allow negative people to trap you in with their negative useless thoughts, be strong and break free…”
    -Unknown

    “Doing what you Like is freedom, liking what you do is happiness.”
    -Unknown

    Ash’Cash is a Business Consultant, Motivational Speaker, Financial Expert and the author of Mind Right, Money Right: 10 Laws of Financial Freedom. For more information, please visit his website, www.IamAshCash.com

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