thisafricanguy #Repost from @mikechabala. This last week, I had some people tell me I wasn't good enough even though I know I am just fine. In life we have people who want to help us grow and then we have folks who want to see us fail. I've never been perfect but at the same time I've never been a failure, either. If you tell me I'm not worth it PLEASE give me an explanation that's believable. I'm going to improve on what others feel is lacking so the next time something comes up, I'll be damned of I'm told I don't belong. Don't run from the bull, walk up to that Son Of A (cuss word) and grab it by its horns and wrestle it to the ground (Yaaaaa, ties bull's feet and lifts hands ) "I'm out here, y'all can come find me..." --- 13h
  •   thisafricanguy @missbre24 - as we all should... I see you, player. 12h
  •   ass_acid The best revenge is doing well 10h
  •   jthewolfe I'm gonna go ahead and be the un enlightened ass who does tend to sink to their level and say, Fuck those assholes. 10h
  •   thisafricanguy @jthewolfe that doesn't seem un-enlightened to me; I mean to @ass_acid's point seems like you're saying it better than I could ever say it. 10h
  •   thisafricanguy @ass_acid - indeed if one is doing well, they must do better, better then they must do great, great then they must be out if this world. (Looks at helmet and space suit) 10h
  •   jthewolfe I admire your restraint and composure in the face of unjustified criticism. 10h
  •   thisafricanguy @jthewolfe - brother, it's not the first time but in this case, I hope it's the last. My restraint is on the side of a cliff, ready to let go. 10h
  •   ass_acid Well it's flawed philosophy but also true, in that your detractors will gnash their teeth in frustration at the sight of your success and happiness but that gratification is a passing short lived shallow reward, your hard work and the resulting success and happiness are the true reward. 9h

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thisafricanguy An African, an Indian, and a French guy walk into a bar... Stop me if you've heard this one before. This was before we tried to talk trash to Busta Rhymes, in Zurich. When checkout is at 11am and you're headed to bed at 9:45am, you're probably going to miss that 11am mark. As y'all can see here, life is a song, fine tune your pitch though. 14h

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thisafricanguy Sometimes I realize that life isn't that bad. I had a chance to do a quick college visit at UC Berkeley and then I was able to make it out to a Dilated, Jurassic 5, and Quannum show at The Greek. For @naofumi_kun DJ Shadow said, "Keep crate digging." It's always good to see my brother @timheezy and the younger Heezy as well. 'Twas a great night of music, weather, and laughter. Big s/o to @therealrakaa for always holding us down. @zion_i_crew good seeing you and your mini me too fam. #HipHop #bowties @thetiebar #KeepItSimple #OnTheMove "We out here, come find us..." 2d
  •   zion_i_crew Respect my brutha..good to c u too! 2d
  •   thisafricanguy @arw327 - enjoy it, it's a great lineup, dope energy. 2d
  •   ammadeerusso Saw your whole family this morning! Breakfast! 2d
  •   thisafricanguy @ammadeerusso The traveling pack of pancake eaters! We all can't be in the same place, juuuuust because the government send in a drone attack to rid the Valley of a majority of its coolness. I'm sorry a missed the opportunity of receiving a hug. 2d
  •   naofumi_kun I was very surprised from DJ SHADOW's comment,thx bro. 1d
  •   thisafricanguy @naofumi_kun - world is small, I'm sure he'll tell you that one day. 1d
  •   naofumi_kun Big big thx world bro,today also I'm digging.maybe I'm gonna post later, 1d
  •   thisafricanguy @naofumi_kun do it... 1d

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thisafricanguy #Repost from @whosoev76: My junior high school/high school buddy hit me up when I was in Spain and he said, "Yo, my son would love something from Camp Nou." I just happened to be standing in line picking up a couple things. This kid might mess around and end up playing ball in Europe. Follow your dreams, not everyone makes it but it's okay to chase said dreams. He's carrying a 3.7 GPA too! It's not all about the grades but it is about the hustle. --- To Zeke from uncle @thisafricanguy all the way from Barcelona, Spain!!! He said "tell him thank you from me" that was cool bro! Man and great seeing you man! #futbol 3d

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thisafricanguy My friend @diegovera86 brought his sister into the office today and I ended up singing her to a contract. IF you want to change lives, start with the youth. I asked her how school was and her brother said, "Tell him how school is..." She was all shy and said, "I got all A's." Shoooot, if you're getting all A's, are you getting paid for them though! She signed to AMT (Afican Money Team). Sorry @floydmayweather I'm investing in lives not watches, cars, or hoes. IF you know me, you know that it's not about the glitter or gold, it's about the hard work. She said she's willing to put in the work ($5 for every A, $3 for every B, zero for anything less). What lives are y'all changing today? #AfricanMoneyTeam #AMT #KidsAreOurFuture #SigningBonus #BowTies #TeamPoint #grizzlycity #ChangingLives "We out here, come find us..." 4d
  •   thisafricanguy @aplum93 - and no one thought I'd make it! 4d
  •   julieann_marie_ Matthew and Joy said they will be by next week to pick up their dough... Both straight A's 4d
  •   thisafricanguy @julieann_marie_ - tell em' they missed the boat, I'm up to my limit in fish... I mean kids. I'll treat them to ice cream though 😐 4d
  •   anayaorozco That's my princess she is very smart thanks 4d
  •   orionsmomma04 Rye should be with me in fresno mid august. We can take care of business then lol 3d
  •   thisafricanguy @orionsmomma04 - don't talk about it, bring the kid to the table to be about it! 3d
  •   thisafricanguy @anayaorozco - well your princess is collecting wealth, maybe you should add to her wealth as well. The more financial supporters, the better! 3d
  •   anayaorozco She has all the support she needs from her parents but thanks for urs too now I knw there is still good people out there thank u 3d

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thisafricanguy When you work hard and light is cast onto your efforts. Nothing but love for my brothers @therealfashawn and @hecktik. It has been a pleasure to be the African in the shadows. Kings, Sires, Princes, Queens and Jesters of the Kingdom all rise... The FAMILY rises as well. @grizzlyneb @ambitiousyulia @maximrobin @1rickshaw I hope the WORLD IS ready for #TheEcology #HipHopIsAlive #GrizzlyCity #SamsoniteMan #LookForABowTie 5d

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thisafricanguy She was like, "Where you been Unc.." I'm lookin at her like, "When did you start walking again and where on earth did you get that bow hat and glasses?" The kid is ready and her homegirl in the back is on that bucket tilt game already too. #myniece #CuteKids #childrenareourfuture #AfricanPrincess #FashionGame #HipHop She's, "We outchea come find us..." 1w

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thisafricanguy I typically don't throw stuff back in the day but since I can't sleep and all, I'm sitting here counting days, months, years backwards (pretty sure it was Oct. '10). This was an event that I helped to organize #HeartOfTheCity. It was a little show for my pops and friends which went off without a hitch. Don't mind us, we're just the Kings, Queens, Princes, Jesters, and Fiends of this land. #Insomnia #HeartOfTheCity #Family #IANGroup #Ecology #SpokenWord #ArtOfStoryTellin #WillWriteForFood @therealfashawn @1rickshaw @marcisdaname and others helped me hold it down for a couple hours . Don't mind me, B, I'm just taking early morning strolls down memory lane. "I'm out here, come find me..." 1w

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thisafricanguy Sometimes we walk through the flames only to be made anew. There are some changes on the way, some good and some that weren't expected. If you've been with me since jump, I thank and if you're new to the scene, thank you for joining as well. I took this pic last night and thought I caught my spirit falling to earth... #WormToButterfly #WritingFromWithin #awaken "I'm out here, come find me..." 2w

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thisafricanguy We woke up early in order to see what this Picasso hype was all really all about, all these years. I'm not an artsy guy but I do appreciate the effort and mental aspect that comes along with drawing/painting, etc. After spending close to two hours walking and observing each piece of his work, as if I knew what I was doing, I found myself thing wow this guy is amazing and then wow this guy lost his mind with this abstract stuff. P Ruiz Picasso was a visionary and once I was able to wrap my mind around the fact his abstract wasn't abstract at all... I was able to appreciate. Funny how life works sometimes right, we don't understand so we build walls, draw conclusions, become defensive; in the end life does imitate art or vice versa. #Picasso #Beauty #Awaken #Gifted #Moved #Abstract #MyTime #Maturity #Art #Classics I found a bit of what was missing. "We out here, come find us." 2w
  •   thisafricanguy @dtothap559 - we out there tomorrow, D. Yeah, Gaudi left his tag on some stuff out here! 2w
  •   thisafricanguy @aliseiler_ - I'm trying to get on your level! 2w
  •   dtothap559 Right on. You will dig it. Enjoy your travels; I will follow your adventures on the social networking tip. 2w
  •   thisafricanguy @dtothap559 indeed to all 2w
  •   aliseiler_ @thisafricanguy I'm trying to get on your level, with all your romping around Europe. Sometimes appreciating art is about the history and what it meant to the world. Some of these dudes were completely revolutionary in that they didn't just do renditions anymore and just paint faces. They painted abstract and threw paint here and there and let the art speak for itself. For the time it was something the world had never seen. The birth of rap....all art forms have their beginning...check out the weirdness of Gaudi, too. Have fun. 2w
  •   charlottesbakery If you see anything about the Spanish Civil War or the International Brigades will you please take pictures. 2w
  •   thisafricanguy @aliseiler_ - Gaudi is the ultimate graf writer, his touch is all over this place. 2w

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thisafricanguy Folks can argue all day long about the best clubs in the world, however, I'm going to argue that Barcelona is one of the better organizations in the world, perhaps when I finally visit the Bernabau I'll find Real Madrid to be the best. Either way, this is what life is all about, experiences. One doesn't have to be a futbol fan in order to feel the passion. I've been to a couple stadiums during my travels but Camp Nou is always memorable. Dear @bocajuniors, I'm ready to visit and shout your songs of passion... #VivaBarca #Futbol #Art #BasketballChamps #Beauty #History #Legends #life #Travel 2w

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thisafricanguy Woke up in Barcelona, this morning. Now, when people say there are nice places to rent in Barcelona, I'll have to agree that the flat we're in is ridiculously nice! I'm afraid of heights but was able to stick my head out the window and say, "Hola" to the folks down below. They were like this loco Africano! My dad said, "Son, bring back something cool for ol' pop." If anyone is looking for a cool brand to rock, with an even cooler motto follow @alaverbclothing. Las Ramblas están llamando mi nombre. There's so much beauty in this world and so little time. (I see you Gaudi) How are you going to change the conditions that you're living in today, who are you going to challenge and influence; who will you follow and listen to as well? #Choices #Spain #Barcelona #Catalans #Art #Culture #Food #Futbol #serenity @brixton keeping my head warm . You know the deal, "We out here, come find us..." 3w
  •   aliseiler_ Such a neat city. Little winding streets weaving in every direction. Kids playing in the streets, little bars and food shops everywhere. Clothing store ridiculousness! La rambla! 3w
  •   thisafricanguy @aliseiler_ - already rumbled on the Ramblas! We just watched the USA lose and we made our way to some random vegan spot. 😐 I ain't no vegan but it's Barca! My mum and gal would be proud of me. 3w
  •   ammadeerusso The face is the best part! 2w
  •   thisafricanguy @ammadeerusso - you're far too kind, mum. 2w
  •   ammadeerusso Just speaking from the heart! 2w
  •   gerard677 You are welcome! I hope I can go to America soon sure I would pass it perfect. Enjoy you stay in Barcelona and don't forget to know the spanish party! 2w
  •   thisafricanguy @gerard677 - we are taking a siesta to enjoy the party tonight. Hasta pronto my friend... 2w
  •   gerard677 Jajaj la siesta is one of the better spanish tradicions. Hasta otra amigo! 2w

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thisafricanguy I grew up as a dreamer but I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would touch down in some of the dopest spots. The Kremlin was good to the lads buuuut they Vodka though (why does it taste like candy). We travel because we're time travelers and we seek culture because it's what helps one grow. #Suits #TH3 #Europe @brixton @wesc_usa @kennedydenim #California #HipHop #5panels #PartyBoys #WheelsUpTomorrow @bsix0 we touchin down in your town, B, prepare the land. "We out here, come find us." 3w

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thisafricanguy Set to take that boat ride on Lake Geneva . 'Twas a nice day just to be out and about on the water. We rolled by Rolex and Breitling and I came close, close to actually walking in and seeing how much I can mortgage my house for to grab one of those time pieces. Big shout out to the good folks @akomplice as well, the 5-Panel is fresh. No rest for the weary, "We out here, come find us." #Water #Boats #Geneva #Travel #HipHop #PassportStamps #Serenity #Europe #GBCCrew #5Panels 3w
  •   dtothap559 Haha I hear you. Yeszir I'm in Athens as we speak, heading to Paris tomorrow for a 16 hour layover and then back to CA. What other destinations are you hitting while out on this side of the globe? 3w
  •   thisafricanguy @dtothap559 - good ol' Paris! You all should stay at The Mama Shelter (thank me later). You know me, never announce the location until I'm thee or leaving... Hence the name Mr. Incognito 😐. Ha, headed to Germany. 3w
  •   dtothap559 Thanks, fam; we already have a spot lined up in Paris, but I'll make a mental note for future travels. Haha safe travels, bruh, and we will catch up when we both get stateside. 3w
  •   thisafricanguy @dtothap559 - no one said I was coming back 😮 3w
  •   dtothap559 This is true...see what happens when I make assumptions. We always know how those turn out. 3w
  •   anitaperez1 Enjoy life! 3w
  •   thisafricanguy @anitaperez1 - all we can do! 3w

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thisafricanguy I woke up this morning missing my girl @heatherbeatherboo. I know, I'm galavanting the globe and all but I can't get back home quick enough (I mean, after we conquer Mt. Everest and scale the Great Wall of China) of course. Love your African. I found a pair of @kupmykakez shorts in my bag too. 3w
  •   don_juan I know you meant to include @don_juan in that list of people you miss!! Can't wait til you get back....waiting to see what you're gonna bring me back!! 3w
  •   thisafricanguy @don_juan - this guy! 3w

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thisafricanguy Sometimes, we don't get along, sometimes we laugh for no reason, sometimes we fight to outshine the other (secretly) but in the end it's the beginning which has kept us rooted. My parents raised us to not settle for the norm but to aim for what we don't see because at some point the unseen will show itself. I'm the one out of the family who is the least talented and least patient but here I am. At one point an ugly duckling, now simply a dude who has learned to fly. I love these two and the other ones not shown in this pic. I was a dreamer in this pic and today I'm living a little of what I couldn't see back then. All love to the fam and I pray you all reach out to your families today too just to say hello... #AllLove #OneFamily #TeamAfrica #LiberianBorn #Suited #AfroPuff #Kids #ChangeTheWorld 3w

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thisafricanguy Flew out to Switzerland and ended up runnin into these Dilated Peoples lads. We're just trying to see the world and listen to a little music along the way. Dilated(s) new music though wow e wow e! Day 1, it's well past 3am. @selecta_sum @1rickshaw @djbabuforeal @therealrakaa @evidence at the thee other brothers whose IG handles I don't have... "Dear Europe, we're out here, come find us." #BowTiesandVodka #Journeymen #TouchTheAirFestival #HipHop 3w

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thisafricanguy And so the music season begins. Life is a journey not a race, enjoy the steps, try not to worry too much about the pace... #OutKast #Family #Memories #ATL #South #HipHop #Legends #BucketList 1mon

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thisafricanguy A little bit of history taken care of this afternoon. Thank you San Antonio you've held us well. A lot of things on the horizon in the next few weeks. Life is whatever you choose to make it; choose wisely. @benmrishwain @mr_spacely86 @1rickshaw "We still out here, still hours left to find us." #TheAlamo #LegendaryBattles #Texas #SanAntonio #StanceSocks #TwoDifferentSanAntonios #nbafinals #gbccrew #WhatSocietyAreYouAPartOf 1mon
  •   howsyourheart You are two hours away from us. Is there a visit to Georgetown in your near future? 1mon
  •   thisafricanguy @howsyourheart - Gaaaaah! I'm flying out in a couple hours, already sitting in the airport. I'll be back, I promise and when I fly back, I'll call. It would be amazing to see y'all. 1mon
  •   howsyourheart @thisafricanguy I'm counting on it! We'd love to see you. 1mon
  •   thisafricanguy @howsyourheart - it goes both ways, it goes both ways. Do me a favor and tell Mr. W hello for me. 1mon
  •   howsyourheart @thisafricanguy I told him, and he said when you come back, he will drive to San Antonio just to see you. 1mon
  •   thisafricanguy @howsyourheart - woooow! I figured I would have scared him off, I mean I was a troubled teen and all... Detentions and stabbings . Poor John, I just thought about yearbook class again. It's a deal, I shall return! 1mon

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thisafricanguy Took a flight out of town this morning at the crack of dawn to check out the NBA Finals, Game 2 in San Antonio. It's hard to believe we just jumped up, got great tickets, and flew out... @1rickshaw @benmrishwain @mr_spacely86 and @kingjames not pictured because he's warming up. Lebron says, "Hello though..." #NBAFinals #DreamsToReality #GBCCrew #Basketball #SanAntonio #HeatVsSpurs #BowTieGang "We out here, come find us" 1mon

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