I can’t go outside because I’m frightened.
“I can’t breathe.” The words of distress, helplessness, fatigue and provoked. The words from a brother, a father, a son, a friend, a HUMAN. Those same words pleading out to America to hear us, to hear him. “I CAN’T BREATHE,” George Floyd said. “I can’t breathe,” “I can’t breathe,” “I can’t breathe”! As he takes his last breath. A senseless murder has just happened; and Black-America, is sick and tired of our men being targeted as if it were a sport to hunt and kill us. Now, watch us breathe for him, for us, for the world to change, and for our people to be treated equally once and for all. Join us as we breathe on behalf of senseless killings, racism, discrimination, prejudice, and police brutality. We are not animals ! we are human !
What are you doing during quarantine? What music are you listening to? Well, for me, I haven’t stopped listening to Mr. Ghetto Lenny himself; otherwise known as Saint Jhn. Some of you may not know who Saint Jhn is, but here I am, coming to the rescue to enlighten you. Guyanese-American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer; Saint Jhn, is a secret weapon within the industry. What can’t he do?... Saint Jhn, is known for working amongst some of our industry favorites such as Usher, Kiesza, Nico & Vinz, Jidenna, and for you Beyhive fans, he has also worked with Beyoncé, on one of her biggest songs, Brown Skin Girl. Then in 2018, Saint Jhn debuted his first album, Collection One. To me, this was the grand entrance for Saint Jhn, because in 2019, he created his second studio album called, Ghetto Lenny’s Love Songs, and this album has been my quarantine go-to ever since we’ve been hit with the Coronavirus pandemic.
Have you ever heard the saying, "you don't miss a good thing till it's gone?" or the phrase your parents would say to you as a kid; "don't take the little things in life for granted." Well lately, those phrases have hit home for all of America and other countries. Recently, we all have been hit with a scary pandemic; Covid-19. All so sudden, the world had to learn how to adjust to new ways of living, while also being very cautious about sanitation and the proper ways to keep yourself and others safe.
I tell myself all the time that I’m happy. I have daily talks with myself, about myself. I try to drain the outside noise to focus on what’s more important, but sadly, my brain has a hard time choosing me.
Try living in the south where everyone is a major fan of Sweet Tea. At least five times a day, you will be guaranteed to hear something along the lines of, “let me get a Sweet Tea with that order”. The phrase never gets old. I moved to Atlanta, Ga. towards the end of 2017. Before that, I was living in good ol’ Cape Cod, Ma. We ate Cape Cod potato chips and drank Nantucket Nectars. Atlanta, was a huge culture shock, but definitely a place I had to experience.