+ The End Of The World Is Near ++++++++++++++++++

It’s soO obvious. First off there is an unspoken spiritual and racial war underway. Donald Trump and his travel bans, Brexit, Black Lives Matter, and the Middle Easterns with their endless terror attacks. Evil forces are at work big time, a majority of folk are possessed- it’s all mad!!)

I strongly believe, in fact I know that the world is coming to an end. We are living in last days mate! Look! All of the tell tale signs are there: the advances in technology and the power it has over us, Donald Trump is the president of the USA……aaaaaannnnddddd the fucking famine kmt! The world that we live in today is in a unique state of darkness. I cannot believe that there is a bloodclart famine in 2017. How the fuck does that make sense please? What morally justifiable reason is there that people are being starved of the basic needs of human survival: foooood and waterrrrr! I find it absolutely outrageous that things are at this point in this day and age.

  • Secondly, humanity has changed sooO much. We’re all being brainwashed and controlled by technology via the internet. And this isn’t even exclusive to the Western world – it’s happening all over. We’re  so preoccupied by what’s happening online that we’re completely loosing ourselves in it. Folks are busy people pleasing and trying to gain popularity by any means, rather than genuinely being creative and looking inside themselves. Social media is really fucking with people’s self esteem. We’re so distracted. 
  • Children aren’t children anymore, they’re being robbed of having a proper childhood.
  • There’s a lack of authenticity in the creative industries- most things seem to have been seen and done already. Or people are copying others..
  • Mental health and suicide rates are at an all time high. 
  • An untimely amount of folk are “coming out” as “lesbian, bisexual, gay & transgender “
  • Battle of the sexes < nuff said
  • Most of the greats are dead…
  • A lot of people have a unanimously “fed up” state of mind and are looking for an escape.

Sometimes I blink and look around and question where the fuck I am?!?! For as long as I’m alive I know that I will always have an unsettled disposition with regards to the state of today’s world. I can only find peace and happiness deep within myself, my faith, my spirituality and my art. Other than that, fuck this world man, I’m not of the world ~ I am not here!!

P.S. I don’t care whether you’re religious or not ~ if you have ever taken the time out to read the “Revelations” chapter of the Christian Bible, you will undoubtedly notice some uncanny  parallels with what’s going on in the world ((especially if you understand the parables))

• RIGHT NOW ITS EVERY MAM FOR HIMSELF & GOD FOR US ALL. pattern up babe

R.I.P Planet Earth…& u know what GOOD RIDDENS! 

+ Kanye West +

Look! In my opinion Kanye West is the most revolutionary artist since Tupac Shakur!!! However I believe that he’s severely misunderstood and he’ll definitely be better understood and appreciated once he’s dead! True art is provocative, strong and unapologetic. It contests what is perceived to be the “norm” and holds a strong message – Kanye, to me, fully embodies these qualities of art and his existence is very necessary for the world that we live in today whether you like him or not!

It’s crazy because I really connect with Kanye on a few different levels:

  • First off, his intelligence: the guy is a trillion miles ahead of the game. 
  • Next, his rants and awareness: it’s clear to me that Kanye is very awake and aware of what’s reallllyyy going on in the world and he’s refusing to keep quiet about it, which I absolutely love!! 
  • Also, he looks like what the product of two of my biological brothers having a love child would look like &&& some of his behaviour traits are the same too haha!
  • Lastly, his visuals. The level of depth and some of the creative direction and underlying messages in his videos are soo dope!

“Many artists nowadays seem to care more about being popular than speaking the truth and sharing it – Kanye’s not conforming!” ~ Latoya Casely-Hayford 

I am determined to meet Kanye and I absolutely believe that I will. I refuse to stop or quit until I do! Kanye and I meeting is very necessary – he’s deffo my soul brother and I feel that we’re on a level in the spiritual realm (I know what I’m talking about trust me). It’s literally only a matter of timing. And yes he does annoy me at times but it’s more in the way that a sibling would. 

+ Listen! Regardless of whether you ROC with him or not, Kanye West’s existence is sooO necessary. Do not fuck with him – he’s a powerful force! +

Amen

+ Taking Risks Pays +

I’m a strong advocate of Risk Taking!  To me, taking a risk means overcoming a fear of the unknown and listening to your higher self: that voice of God in your head that keeps encouraging you to follow your dreams, your passions or simply just do whatever you believe in your heart. Even if it doesn’t seem totally logical or you could potentially end up “broke”. I believe that we learn a lot about ourselves by taking risks: it builds strength, character and resilience.

  • There are a lot of people out there that have done the same thing year in and year out and they feel trapped and unhappy. They have “what if’s” plaguing their thoughts, all because they’re afraid to take a leap of faith. 
  • Some are completely controlled by money and would rather remain in a profession or situation that they’ve grown to despise but still choose to stay because they’re afraid of being broke. The very idea of “not having enough money” is almost as equivalent to death which is really sad. 
  • Others are simply “people pleasers”, they’d rather be part of a crowd and do what is expected of them. They’re afraid of  standing out and staying true to themselves so they avoid the risk of facing any possible opposition. Plus they worry too much about the thoughts and opinions of others. 

Some of the world’s most inspirational and influential people were and are huge risk takers! They act more on a level of faith and confidence rather than logic alone. Things aren’t always going to be logical, as a matter of fact sometimes they may appear to make no sense at all – but if you maintain your faith and risk acting on faith alone (in some cases), you may actually find that you live an extremely fulfilling, purposeful and glorious life!!

+ My advice would be to stop living in fear and take a bloody risk. LIVE! +

+ Are Super Successful Dark Skinned Female Artists A Certified Thing Of The Past??? +++++++++++++++++++

To me, when I look at the music industry and the top artists of today, it’s ridiculously obvious that something is missing, something is really lacking and that is dark skinned female artists!! I feel like Beyonce (through no fault of her own of course) came through and fucked things up! 

I feel like we’re living in a very detrimental day and age for black females. The media has never been as powerful as it is today and the message that I get from it is that black women are not beautiful and valued, which I find very sad! The media tells me, as a young black female, that I must bleach my skin (or at least have a fair skin complexion) wear a weave or straighten my hair and have a full face of contoured makeup and articulate myself myself in a posh, westernised manner to be accepted by the mainstream world. Fuck that!

Now I’m not disputing the fact that there is a recent surgeance of black girls and women embracing their roots: going natural with their hair and embodying an Afro centric style ~ which is great! I do believe black women of the world are gradually barking up and getting their voices heard – it’s almost like a mini revolution’s underway. But it’s not powerful enough yet…

This is why I appreciate artists like Little Simz, Ray Blk and Laura Mvula. I fully support their movement and artistry. These are three incredibly talented and unique artists who, in my opinion are just as talented than most of the ladies topping the charts and have what it takes to be up there with the Beyonce’s and Adele’s. Plus they have strong, stimulating, thought evoking messages in their music (see ” Green Garden” by Laura Mvula, “Wings” by Little Simz and “Patience” by Ray Blk)…However I can’t help but question myself if they’d be more embraced and vastly catapulted to a greater level of super stardom if their skin were a few shades lighter ~ would they be more popular?? 

It’s strange because it’s almost like things have gone in reverse some how. For example if you’re a white girl with the attributes of an African woman (think Iggy Azalea, Kylie Jenner and Bebe Rexha) than you’re hailed and when you’re a black woman with western features like silky hair and a narrow nose (think Naomi Campbell) then you’re seen as extremely beautiful.It’s interesting . 

Have we all lost touch with who we naturally are?

Sometimes, this observation alone has been a strong driving force in my ambition. Sometimes I just wanna grow a massive Afro (which I actually am), take some singing lessons, throw on a kente dress and stand on the stage bare foot with no makeup and reprisent pure African women, a representation that is missing, completey ghost in the mainstream music industry! So look out world – Latoya might just come thru swinginggggggg loool!!

If Beyoncé looked like Alek Wek but still sang the songs that she sings etc..would she still have accumulated all of the success that she has. I do wonder? 

So! Will the world ever embrace a dark skinned female artist in the same way that they embrace Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Adele?! Who knows. I for sure would love to see that happen!

P.S. even though she isn’t necessarily dark skinned – I really do appreciate what Salonge Knowles is doing for the tribe: her creative direction and musical content are excellent representatives of a Black woman really owning and embracing who she is. She appears to have a great understanding of  herself and where she’s coming from. I believe her as an artist. What a bloody EMPRESS. Thankyou Solange!!X

Also Leanne Lahavis (or however u spell it) is super cute & Azealia Bankz is irrelevant. 

Deuces