The prophet Mario Mims, better known as Yo Gotti, provides us with this gangster gem featuring Clifford Harris, professionally known as TI or Tip.
When this song comes on the playlist, my head immediately begins nodding, and I can’t help but dance in my seat.
Refrain from giving anyone the mean mug while listening. Just sit back, vibe, and chill.
Ferguson is our Civil Rights Movement.
It is our Mississippi.
It is our Emmett Till, and our 4 Little Girls.
Ferguson is Mike Brown.
It is Oscar Grant.
It is Trayvon Martin.
It is Troy Davis, Jordan Davis, Eric Garner, George Stinney, and countless others murdered in the name of the law.
It is our March on Washington. It is our Montgomery Bus Boycott.
It is our MOVE, and it is our move.
Stand up for Ferguson.
Hands up for Ferguson.
Let’s do this.
What really matters is following the path you decided on for yourself.
Don’t be afraid of the detours; they add to the experience.
The tiniest seeds plant the biggest ideas, so listen to all of your inner voices.
What really matters is that you believe.
Why can’t you do it all? No one can set limits for you but you.
What really matters is that you are here.
You have a story. Tell it.
What really matters is that to evolve is to change, and change is the only constant; do not be afraid of it.
What really matters: You.
I’ve been a Ludacris fan ever since “What’s Your Fantasy.” It’s not hard to get me to listen to his music. He has some ratchet anthems, and “My Chick Bad” is one of them. Let this become your ear worm today. Bonus points if you know all the lyrics.