"And we are world’s, world’s, world’s famous…”
---World Famous Supreme Team
Years ago when I was in midst a lucrative run of hustling, gallivanting, and whoring, I had one of millions of philosophical conversations with my Uncle Alan, my pastor and by far the most influential male in my life. These conversations are usually threefold: the first being humorous, the second being educational, and the third being introspection. In midst the conversation, he gave me a jewel. He told me that one can tell a lot about another person by the people in their circle. He said that if you’re by far the sharpest sword in your camp, you’ll never get any sharper. Steel sharpens steel. If you want to continue to achieve and excel in life, you need to be surrounded by a solid camp of folk who will always push you to be and do your best at all times. There’s really no time for complacency in this life. Take it from your highness. It’s crazy how my uncle always has a way of getting all in my business without actually knowing a damn thing. I won’t ever bash my folk, and I was raised and taught that I am no better than the next individual. Furthermore, I love my niggas. I could never disrespect my team. So let’s just say that I was doing much better than everyone in my circle. They all looked up to me. I was the educated one. I was the one without any felonies. I was the one working in the school system. Even though I was underachieving tremendously, to those in my circle I was doing big things. Naturally, after a good minute I began to sip the Kool-Aid. I began to let their thoughts invade my head. I became complacent. I ended up falling off even further. It still hurts me to say that I had to cut a few of my folk off. I have always and will always love them, but in order for me to get my shit together, I had to break camp. I had to surround myself with folk who had a vision of making it to the top of the mountain, not merely trying to make it through the day. Fast forward some years, and I’m blessed to say that @crewunB is a team of diverse talent that compliments one another lovely. Every crew member brings a different talent to the table, and every member also has his or her individual business/project that they are committed to in addition to @crewunB. It’s a beautiful thing when a plan comes together. Take a look around your camp. If you’re the only sharp blade you’ll inevitably dull over time. Surround yourself with people with their eyes on the prize. Watch your flourish season arrive. What’s even crazier is when you realize that you, at some point, were a person who was cut off because you were the underachiever. I had it happen to me from a girlfriend. She was greatly disappointed at the fact that I was selling drugs on the west side of the Bronx rather than actually using my education and degree to earn and excel. Silly of her, right? The tragedy is that I didn’t even realize she was completely right until many years later. To be completely honest, she wasn’t the only lady of mine who told me I was underachieving at that point in my life. But I was knee-deep in the game. I wasn’t trying to hear jack shit. Some you win some you lose…but you will learn. The best I can tell you is to listen when people tell you pertinent shit, especially if you know you’re hearing the truth. Don’t let pride and flat out ignorance ruin your life.
I would like to send a bday shout out to my sister from another mother, Mrs @crewunB herself, Janay Levy. She is a lady of dignity, grace, beauty, and poise, and I’m proud to call her my sister. Here’s to 60 more. Cheers.
Send all love/hate mail to email@example.com, as well as any personal business inquiries. Better catch me before I’m outta your price range. Follow me on the Twitter @tymonday, as well as my brogods @TheMisterCeizzo and @CraftyLefty57. Be sure to follow the squadron @crewunB, too. We can be found on IG as theunbearablescrew. This way, you can contact us for one of our 767 fly ass tees, screen print as well as a la carte. Have it your way. Until next time, y’all. It’s my time