I know what your thinking damn..... Why would you do that? Why invest in crypto? It's speculative..... I say fuck you it's my money. Or in more laments turns, I am only invest whatever feels comfortable to ME. Not a penny more. So let's get to the fucking story already.
Plus it's plenty of rappers investing in crypto right now like; Future, DJ Khalid, and a rapper who is all about his business Nipsey Hussle. Who went to a city in Amsterdam that is cryto friendly. Crazy...
But back to the story. So hear I am 11 PM thinking to myself, "I'm bout to take a chance. I'm about to invest in some crypto!". But as I started my journey I realized this ain't Kansas. I actually my have to do some research first (Below I'll give some good tools I used for leaning about cryptocurrency). Knowing the cryptocurrency landscape can be overwhelming but luckily I found a few good sources to help me make an educated guess. Remember on a scantron guess 'B'. I started learning about crypto by reading a couple blogs, watching a few YouTube videos, and signing up for a every crypto website I could find. I wouldn't recommend this tho. It was while doing this research that I quickly realized that buying crytocurrency ain't as easy as buying something on Amazon. If I wanted to buy crytocurrency mainly RippleX it was going to take more time, more websites, and more passwords. Something to be aware of is that the words cryptocurrency and security go hand-and-hand. You might want a cold wallet, a paper wallet, or you might just say fuck it and leave the crypto on the exchange. (Which all sites advice against because of the security risk and the fact that if that exchange site shuts down that more than likely you will be SHIT OUT OF COINS). Thank GOD I had Kendrick Lamar playing in the background cause it was 12:30 AM and this shit was getting to me. But I just had to remember that "IMA MAKE IT LOOK SEXY".
How I LEarned About BitCoin
One blog that I really like that gives step-by-step tutorials and also does great at doing reviews is the blog "99bitcoins" started by Ofir Beigel, who holds the title General Manager. (Read more: About 99 Bitcoins - a non technical Bitcoin Blog for Newbies | 99Bitcoins). The blog is both straight forward and also dives into the details, so as a topic or new crytocurrency/technology grows so does the depth of the information.
When I'm looking for more of a visual way to learn about crytocurrency I turn to YouTube and watch SilverSlayer. He gives good tutorials and has one of the top watched videos on YouTube about buying cryptocurrency. He also does a good job about giving advice and talking about what the market is doing whenever there is something new going on in the crytocurency world. For example the BitCoin Futures that started on 12/12. drove down the price for less than a day. Then coins like LiteCoin exploded.
Additionally other resources I use are from the internet such as Medium which has a lot of articles about Cryto. And since the crypto market is built off specualation this is a good way to see just how much speculation is going on at any particular day.
So by the time I had done all this research. Damn if it isn't 2:00 AM. And DAMN. by Kendrick Lamar is playing. The irony!! And PRIDE is playing, so you know I got too much pride to let this go. I start clicking and signing up for sites like crazy not knowing what all of this means. Then all of a sudden it clicked. I figured out how to do it. Here's MY Steps below.
So there you have it. It's now 2:30 AM and my CoinBase transaction hasn't gone thru..... Then 5 minutes later I get a confirmation email, but this is only a confirmation for the transaction from my bank account to CoinBase. There was still the transaction from the CoinBase site to Binance. WTF!!! Fuck this I'm going to sleep. I guess that 's about the time Fear. came on, Cause I'm praying this transaction goes thru.
It's 8:00 AM STILL NO CONFIRMATION!!! WTF x2. I gotta go to work. Then while at work around 8:45 AM while my manager was talking to me. I don't give a fuck about work at this point. Everything he saying is sounding like Charlie Brown's teacher. Then Mid-sentence Duckworth. starts playing in the background and I get an email that the transaction has went thru. FUCKING FINALLY!!! I get on Binance and convert my BitCoin to RippleX. But will it ever be worth it???? I know that's what your thinking. Who knows??? But until then BE HUMBLE. BITCH SIT DOWN. I'll tell you how it goes.
In this new digital age of content, music, and media it can be easy to be left behind. There are so many new artists and so many new albums that drop in one season. This makes it almost impossible to consume it all, let a lone choose an album of the year. Even more is the fact that there are so many variations of a release such as; singles, EP, LP, album, mixtape, compilation, greatest hits, and most recently playlist. And with all these variations and new content being dropped it's easy to see how an artist can feel the pressure to release new music. This has been even more of a concern now that artists now can push a button and have content pushed out to millions of listeners. But what happens if the pressure is too much and that album you promised and have been promoting for 3 months gets pushed back? Here's a few examples:
The Otsutsuki Brothers are back! You know Norega and Omelli. This time they are dropping a visual to their smash hit Fast Cars (read our review here.) This song has definitely become a fan favorite and the energy from this track is undeniable, especially in the club. So it was only right that the Otsutsuki Brothers drop a visual for this record.
What you do it fo? This is the question Steph Simon has been asking himself as the time to the premiere of his Moviementary (movie documentary) “Live From the Tisdale” draws closer. A question that the movie tries to give insight into just how difficult an answer this is. The moviementary centers around Steph Simon’s live performance titled “Live From the Tisdale” which you can find my review here. Also accompaning Steph is his band The Rowlands, which the name of the band is a story within itself that is discussed a little in the moviementary.
But basically from me I just recognized myself as a king of myself, a king of my decisions, the king of my being....
We are all born with intuition, a feeling, a knowing. But many of us far too often don't act on this because of the fear of not knowing. But for King Spencer it's this fear that helps to fuel his decisions and it's his intuition that helps to steer them.
Click here to read more about King Spencer....
The story and the origin of the Otsutsuki Brothers is unknown which leaves many questions unanswered. Are they apart of a secret society? Do they speak Japanese? No body exactly knows these answers yet, but what we do know is Japanese or not everybody wants "Fast Cars". And the "Otsutsuki Brothers" are no exception. Their single "Fast Cars" is better than any Fast And Furious sequel and it's filled with just as much action.
Uber has become one of the fastest growing ride-sharing companies and one of the most cost effective ways to get across town. Millions of people use this app to get to there destination and many drivers try to have a few amenities for its passengers such as bottled water or streaming music. But not to be outdone, Keezy and his ride service Pre-Rolled Service has some amenities of it's own which includes PadeTea and of course Pre-Rolls. But don't grab the Aux cord just yet. As the video shows Pre-Rolled service ain't your normal Uber ride. So let me tell you about it.
Google Image Search "Tulsa Rappers" and this is what you'll get. And learkin in somebody's comments is an argument I've heard too much. ALL TULSA RAPPERS SOUND THE SAME. This has been an age old argument from the beginning of MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram just search for it. And the sad part is that most of these people that say this are from Tulsa. HOW SWAY? How? But nobody talks about the job these people are doing. Nobody comes to to their job and say "You answer the phone like every other call center rep", or "You take care of old people like every other hospice worker/nurse". OK, Enough of the ranting. But I challenge you to give me an opportunity to explain my why this is a common fallacy. Cause you gone learn today:
Mixtapes don't sell... connections do. Go to any corner store or even any hip-hop bar and your guaranteed to get at least one person asking you to buy their mixtape. I'm not knocking their hustle, it takes balls to ask a stranger to buy something, and if your going into the salesperson and sales is your profession than it's a good way to gain experience. But if your profession is hip-hop than your hustle should be selling connection and not selling your mixtape.
I am guilty. But before you judge let me explain of what. I am guilty of making things 'convoluted'. See I just did it again. I have at times used these complex big words in an effort to one-up Shakespeare himself. But then I realized something. I realized that at the end of the day who cares if you can use these crazy big words or not. What's the point of using fancy big words if nobody understands you? What's the point if nobody gets your point?