ALTERNATE ENDING: The Musical Adventure’s of Lissie Anne Thus: Introduction: Who Is Lissie??

A creative writing experiment by OurProphecy. Lissie Anne Thus is a 16 year old girl, from the urban community, who escapes her reality by listening/meditating to music. Only to find her inner true potential.

A creative writing experiment by OurProphecy. Lissie Anne Thus is a 16 year old girl, from the urban community, who escapes her reality by listening/meditating to music. Only to find her inner true potential.

                                              MEET LISSIE ANNE THUS

  Lissie was a 16 year old girl who faced many problems, issues, and cycles in life.  Doctors had diagnosed her with P.T.S.D., severe anxiety, and depression.  She had a completely different view of the world than most.  Always seeing the positive and full potential in everything despite the constant seemingly never ending negativity in her own life. She could feel others people’s emotions on top of her own, probably the reason she was drawn to the arts. Some said she was foolish for it, that falling in love with potential instead of the now was an issue that would end up failing at the end. She didn’t let that view get to her, instead it made her love for the world and others stronger.  

  Lissie was raised in the urban community. Her mother and step father were in a volatile relationship. She had to witness her mother getting beat from the age of 4 years old. Needless to say, she thought violence was an answer to problems when intense emotion was attached to the problem. She hated seeing people getting bullied at school, so she decided she would take action herself and bully the bully, she got into physical fights and verbal confrontations with them on a regular basis, sometimes getting suspended from school and with the last physical fight she got into , she also aquired some legal issues.

    The legal issues were a dramatic learning lesson and life altering experience for her. She had to do 6 months in Juvie for the altercation on top of probation and community service.
 Lissie was a girl who faced many problems and issues in life. She loved music, dance, and art in itself. She also viewed life as art from the most high. When her ‘anxiety attacks” would get to her, she would listen to music to push through them, in attempt to battle herself so to speak.
She would listen and meditate on music depending on her mood. For the most part this included pop and hip hop. Hip Hop was Lissie’s favorite, she appreciates all genre’s ; but she related to Hip Hop more and felt the energy of it when she was trying to dissect her own personal problems .It was her  escape from her reality… while also knowing the experiences she was going through were relatable and she wasn’t alone.

 She deep down knew there was more to life then what she was experiencing. That she was destined for greatness despite her current circumstances. All she could do is keep going with diligence and patience , waiting for her moment. To be continued….

Thank You YEEZUS for your Sacrifice

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So I want to start this blog off by stating I AM NOT A TRUMP SUPPORTER WHAT SO EVER . If you follow on me on Facebook  or know me personally you definitely know this. However I have had a very intense spiritual awakening over the past 4 months. So with that said, even though I do not support Donald Trump, I do recognize spiritually that he is human like the rest of us, he is here for a reason, also a  learning lesson for my soul  and yours.  Even tho I personally dislike his tactics, I can say he is planting seeds in the lower class  Americans about Fake News, regardless of how it is being used. They are now questioning news sources….just need to start digging deeper lol, but I’ll take the seed.  I would say spiritually me and Kanye West are a lot alike. I honestly feel he is very intelligent , just misunderstood by the “normal” society. ( BTW NO ONE IS NORMAL, lol)

As a reformed felon, I want to take the time to applaud and thank Mr.West for his sacrifice. Literally sacrificing his career, partnerships, sponsorship’s, and business associates  to help make a change. Regardless if you like it or not LEGAL changes can NOT HAPPEN without Congress/Senate/President. Kanye literally swallowed his pride in front of the world and said Donald Trump and the MAGA hat reminds him of his Father. To those who say he is just crazy. What is more logical to you? Yeezy sees someone who that has an enormous ego , and that can be easily influenced if that ego is stroked right, (specially given the fact NO ONE is messing with Trump) or that he’s just crazy and delusional?? If you say just crazy, you have not done your research on Kanye or the way his mother Donda brought him up. In essence using the same mentality as a Trump Supporter ( that you hate) . I will never understand with all the technology we have today, why people do not do proper research. Just go off of news sources, social media posts, and hate without digging for the truth. Hate has blinded a lot of people this week it makes them no different than the people they hate.

For those who don’t know, The United States has THE HIGHEST INCARCERATION RATE in the WORLD!!! Higher than China and India, both countries are 3 times more populated than the US.

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The 13th Amendment made incarceration an acceptable form of modern day slavery. Netflix has a wonderful documentary about it called 13th , please watch it if you haven’t yet. 

Do I feel people should be accountable for their actions? YES! I am no way shape or form suggesting that they shouldn’t. I just don’t believe the laws are being accountable to the people. With that said drug charges and other non violent charges that are the majority of the prison population SHOULD NOT BE GETTING MORE TIME THAN THE VIOLENT OFFENDERS, or first time offenders getting MAX punishment. I am a reformed felon myself, so this reform being passed means a lot to me. I have changed my life around to the fullest extent. I was once a part of the growing recidivism rate from the age of 17-26 years old. I went to prison pregnant with my daughter, I named Genesis to symbolize my dedication to my new life, The Beginning of my new life.  People do change and can change. I am living PROOF!!!

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Yes I know, the reform has been in the works before Kanye visited the office. Most the complaints I hear when talking about civil rights and the system , is that the constitution was  made without input  from the African American community. (Yes I am white, but I was raised in the hood, I’m used to being the minority) You have someone who is willing to sacrifice his career to have a voice in the LEGAL change, and then complain about it. When others have had the SAME opportunity but declined it because of hate. I don’t blame them at all for their choice,  I was the same when Trump first got into office. Now after my own spiritual awakening I get the message Kanye is preaching. I get that everything happens for a reason.  kanyesnoop

    Snoop Dogg   seriously needs to chill out, he is steadily keeping Kanye’s name in his mouth.  Out of everyone on some G shit (8ball), should respect Kanye for asking for Hoover’s pardon regardless if it gets approved or not.  Very disappointed in him for his actions, Hoover probably will be too; Yeezy isn’t letting it get to him tho, he posteda pic of him wearing a Snoop Dogg shirt with the caption Nothing But LOVE. >>>FULL ARTICLE on KANYE’S POST post CLICK HERE

On top of criminal reform; social policy, mental health, endorsement deals, stop-and-frisk policies were also talked about.  >>>Full Interview CLICK HERE. If you have a problem with this, you should internalize the feeling, and turn the feeling into an I statement. What are you doing to create positive change in the world we live in?????

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I made JCole’s Chicken Nachos

  I’m from Durham, NC. I’m a huge J Cole fan. I actually had the opportunity to meet him on New Years of 2017. I was a cook at Chammps at South Pointe Mall (now closed down). I made his chicken nachos for New Years Eve 2017. I was unaware he was in the building till a server had notified me. Of course I was in disbelief,  out of all places ,on New Years he was at my job. I hauled tail around the corner so fast , in such excitement ,his security guards lifted up out their seat a little . I just froze and then thought of the situation. If he’s here at Chammps on New Years with his wife, he’s not trying to be seen. In truly respecting him as an artist and person I didn’t introduce myself.  I thought to myself “this is your moment” then ” Nope keep putting in work and the right opportunity will present itself in time”.
  I feel the most craziest thing of it all, was on my way to work that day, I prayed. Financially my skills with Facebook algorithms weren’t being met; I also felt like did Yah want me to only put energy and focus on my family instead . I am very passionate about Hip Hop I feel it in my soul and meditate on it daily.  I’m also a felon so most Firm jobs are a no go for me so my focus has to be Hip Hop. I’ll be able to pass a background check in a year and a half ; I completely changed my life around after a 17 month bid in Raleigh’s Women Correctional Institute for Selling drugs. A huge part of that was with the song Crooked Smile’s  encouragement but I’ll get to that later. So I prayed to Yahweh and asked him for a sign which path he wanted me to go down. That night at 11:30 pm  J Cole And his Wife walk through the door, out of all the people in Hip Hop, it was COLE. The meaning and symbology  of that in itself was so deep to me.
          In 2012, I had got caught up in the street life. I got charged and found guilty of Selling a Schedule 2 narcotic. I went to the NC DOC in Raleigh at 4 months pregnant. I have been a part of the growing recidivism rate since the age of 17 before this point, to me it was almost like a right of passage , glorified where I’m from. I thought at the time it was something that I could handle , mixing and mingling with everyone to make the time pass faster until I’m in there having to worry about my child’s safety as well. That’s a whole different ballpark. As I was in there I kept to myself, observing, preparing myself mentally to give birth incarcerated. Thank God in DOC you get a radio and headphones, because I probably wouldn’t be who I am today without it. That was my escape out of the prison.
    When the day came August 3,2013, I wasn’t as mentally prepared as I thought. The prison didn’t get me to the hospital until 20 mins before she came out, I was cuffed to a bed, no family or friends were allowed to be there for security reasons, so all I had was nothing but two armed guards for support . I gave birth then only got to spend 48 hours with her before I had to be back on grounds. I decided in that moment I was never exposing myself or my children to that way of life again, that me and them deserved better , so I named her Genesis ( for those who don’t know , Genesis means the beginning). She was the beginning to my new way of life.
  The moment they told me it was time to go she felt the energy and it made me feel helpless and lost on top of my sadness,pain,and anger. Got back to campus put my headphones on as I was in deep sobs, and the first song to come on was Crooked Smile. It was the first time I heard it so it had to have been when J Cole released it to this market. I was very distraught,  but that song uplifted me so much. Help get me back in the right mindset, every word of that song was applied in my way of thinking from that moment on. Not only did it uplift me, but near about the whole compound of NCCIW. You could tell when someone was listening to it, because they would stop walking and do a little side step and snap to the song.
   I got out and stayed true to my thoughts ,soul, and word. I completely cut off all the old people I was hanging around , stayed at home with my kids 24-7, and Facebook.  Being in there gave me the start of knowledge of networking, so I applied it when I got out, started studying Facebook and how it’s ran. Now I’ve assisted with running pages that total followers is over 3 million , has reached over 500 million people in a week.  I’m working on new projects with K 97.5’s Mir I Am ‘s Carolina Waves , my own OurProphecy page, and am proudly able to say I am now an official Dreamville Festival 2018 ambassador, selling tickets for the first EVER HIP HOP WOODSTOCK of festivals (without the drugs of course lol) The Dreamville Festival. Most the proceeds from this event will be going to JCole’s Non Profit The Dreamville Foundation .
  It’s crazy how life works in grand circles, you have to stop and pay attention to what the universe is trying to tell you. Get in control of your thoughts and manifest them. Still not where I want to be financially  but I am getting there by meditating and visualizing my future in the process and keeping my Kharma slate clean. So whatever the future holds for me this is a step up towards that.
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P B and Jams #HashtagLunchbag

Things change, People change, and so did I

What a wonderful event for a wonderful cause, held at CoCoa Cinnamon in Durham, NC.  Nakoma PR , CoCoa Cinnamon, and Carolina Waves partnered up to present PB and Jams a #hashtaglunchbag event. Making P B and J’s for the homeless at Urban Ministries.

For those who don’t know, #hashtaglunchbag is a humanity service movement dedicated to empowering and inspiring humanity to reap the benefits of giving through the use of social media. Creating  and using bagged lunches, complete with love messages, as a vessel to spread this love and share our experiences to inspire others.

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Photo Credit: Mir.I.Am

J Cole’s Dreamville Records donated 2 pairs of tickets to their Dreamville Fest in Raleigh, NC on September 15th for participants in the event. People who donated and people who volunteered.

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It was such a loving and peaceful environment, patrons of the restaurant ordered their food and coffee and sat down to make a few sandwiches joining in on the event. All together the donations raised : three large plastic bins of sandwiches, five large packs of bottled water, 4 bulk boxes of chips, fruit, canned goods, wash cloths, hygiene items and more.

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Durham’s Urban Ministries provide temporary relief to homeless people seeking shelter.  If you have ever visited the place they serve 3 meals a day. You have to be out of the facility by 7 AM. So a lot of these people that are using these services are waiting in the elements for line up to either sign up for a bunk or wait for a meal. So even the smallest gesture like what was done here can make someone’s day go a little brighter and a little better.

Life is all about planting seeds and giving back when you got it. Even if a person doesn’t get what you’re saying or what you’re doing at the moment, it does not mean you didn’t plant a seed inside that persons mind that can grow over time.  Every person who has changed their mindset or achieved great things , all started with a seed that someone had planted in their minds.

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Me and Mir.I.Am

 

This event is supposed to be reoccurring. Chelsey Holts owner of Nakoma PR said hopefully there will be another one in September. If you were unable to come out to this one, make sure you come out to the next one.

Chelsey Holts and Mir.I.Am discuss PB and Jams #HashtagLunchbag Event

Confessions of an Old Hip Hop Head and Mom : XXXTentacion and Tekashi 6ix 9ine

Things change, People Change, and so I did.

As an old hip hop head, reformed felon, empath, and mom there were certain elements of the newer generation of hip hop I didn’t care for.  The death of XXX Tentacion really opened my eyes and got my mind going in so many directions. For example every generation of music (not just Hip Hop), the older generation would down it, saying its not real music . All the way back to Elvis when rock and roll was first developed. My parents said it to me, took CDs away from me , and I have said it to my son when we would we speak of Hip Hop.  XXX Tentacion is my sons favorite artist, to be honest I didn’t like the head lines I seen on him, but after my son was very adamant about him changing and spreading positivity with the Helping Hands Challenge  and making music for kids with depression, I decided to follow him. I too was on a wrong path before and have went through a change process myself, so I respected that. A few days later he was shot and killed.  My son was very distraught and wanted to be left alone, so I digged into researching X fully so I could help my son find peace and my soul hurt immediately  for judging this man.   You can read my last blog  where I fully discussed this in detail. It ultimately inspired me, and I hope to be a part of the change process of getting people to not judge a book by its cover and instead of judging actually try to help people. I actually now have a lot of admiration for the new era of hip hop ; in the fact of how they are transmuting the negative energy into positive by using the hate to build. Now I just hope more artist take onto what XXX Tentacion was trying to preach before his life got cut short.

So I started following more new hip hop artist. Tekashi 6ix9ine  being one of them. I honestly feel he gets the most hate out of all the new artist. I admire how he has used the hate to build a very impressive platform. He is selling out world tours that he just finished up and even has a new app that covers his events live called XStream Pass. He recently debuted his latest single FEFE   featuring Nicki Minaj . The video is very vibrant, eye catching in color,provocative, and artistic. The day before the single release Tekashi was kidnapped,robbed, and pistol whipped. The single was still released on July 21st , despite the life changing experience, and within 24 hours received 13,000,000 views on YouTube.

Before X’s passing he had started giving back to the community.

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Now paying tribute to X at every one of his shows

 

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After his near death experience he feels it was X’s spirit who was with him and saved him on early Sunday morning.

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Now after the success of the release of FEFE,  he has decided to donate a percentage of FEFE profits to Youth Programs. With hopes of making a better tomorrow .

Really carrying on the true message that XXX Tentacion was trying to spread through his Helping Hands Challenge  .  XXX Tentacion Foundation  just awarded Gun Violence victim Devin Anderson, who was gunned down at the age of 22, and  for the past year has been restricted to just his house due to his injuries. The XXX Tentacion Foundation with help of all his supporters were able to purchase him a new fully equipped mini van in honor of Jahseh aka XXXTentacion.

 

Jahsey’s ultimate message through his last music video SAD, which dropped a week after his death, was for change, love , compassion, and compromise of the world. He fought his old self in a battle to the death, first in physical form then won by defeating the old him with his mind.  A very powerful and thought provoking illustration that I hope people watching caught and grasped the full meaning of it. Us as a society in general need to understand how powerful our minds are and how what you think is your reality. Keep thinking negative and more negative will appear in your life. Loving one another, showing compassion, and compromising is the only way for a better future. Never be too closed minded on any issue. As the great Socrates said “True knowledge,is knowing you know nothing at all.”

With all this said I fully applaud and appreciate Tekashi 6ix9ine, and hope he keeps the movement going spreading positivity and giving back to the community. I honestly hope to see a deeper side in his music as well.

So I will leave you with this, us old hip hop heads and people as a whole need to understand change is inevitable. The next generation will always be ten fold what the former generation was. You don’t have to love it  just embrace it.  Downing and insulting the next generation will only create a wall between you and them. How can you get your message or wisdom across that way?  Leave your comments below!!

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The Pinnacle II: Wave Season @Motorco in Durham, N.C. The Breakdown

The Pinnacle II: Wave Season presented by Family Bizness at Motorco was as projected, an Epic movie for the North Carolina Hip Hop scene. All artist that night are currently nominated for a 2018 Carolina Music Award . The way everyone performed you could see exactly why. The energy was contagious,uplifting, positive, and without ego.

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By: Michelle Coleman

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The Pinnacle II: Wave Season presented by Family Bizness at Motorco was as projected, an Epic movie for the North Carolina Hip Hop scene. All artist that night are currently nominated for a 2018 Carolina Music Award . The way everyone performed you could see exactly why. The energy was contagious,uplifting, positive, and without ego.

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Photo credit: Cammel’s Photography Featured in Photo: LVitto

Everyone was there for one reason and one reason only. To put on the best show possible, and to give NC hip hop a step in the right direction of artist unity. Spins played that night were by  the multi cultural DJ Shahzad. The show was hosted by Intelligently Ratchet ‘s Bishop Omega and Kaze. The dynamic duo set the tone and flow for the whole event. With their witty humor and radiant aura they set the stage for several powerhouse performances.

 

 

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Mally Evans hit the stage first with his high energy club banger collaboration with Upperclass Ent., Champagne Room.They “got it poppin” for the crowd and set the dynamic for the rest of the evening.

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Ethan Taylor followed next, with a guest appearance from Shame Clark , with their song No Smoke. As the intensity grew, Ethan hit all the right notes with his new single Waiting, which I am currently in the process of doing an experimental pilot run with. Breaking new singles through viral videos. (You can check the process out here>>>OurProphecy’s Viral Music Breaking. )

 

 

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Mally Evans doubled back with Ethan Taylor to do a remix of Genuwine’s Pony and the ladies were in love. I’m pretty sure some panties dropped as well.

Hasina hit the stage next shutting shop down with her sexy, mesmerizing, and highly talented crew of dancers accompanied by her hypnotic music. She brought up a guest from the crowd to come up and be the center of attention for a sexy the crowd insane. Hasina definitely has the skills, intensity, and talent to be the next Janet Jackson or Beyonce.

 

 

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3AM followed with his latest single Curtis Snow. He kept the creative and high energy flowing with a live band performing with him. Rocking the stage like a 2018 rap version of Jimmy Hendrix. Definitely an artist to be on the watch out for.

 

 

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The feisty urban Latino artist Kronoz Time kept the intensity going with Plakata . Bringing a spotlight to not only NC Hip Hop but also to Latino Urban Music. He had the Family Bizness on stage and the crowd hype. I cant reiterate enough how contagious the energy was that night from all the artist.

 

 

 

 

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Jooselord rushed the stage taking it over with no hesitation. His socially conscious music intensified with the realness of his soul poured out into the crowd and intensified the vibe of the event, elevating it to a higher frequency.

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CEO of Family Bizness LVitto ,closed the show with a creative and unique performance with violinist Dave Binanay performing Banana Pudding and clothing by Runaway Clothing. The realness, professionalism ,and genuine love for his craft were very evident in his performance.

 

 

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This whole line up you could see why each one of these artist are nominated for a Carolina Music Award. Not only did they all put on for North Carolina Hip Hop , but all the artist are from my hometown (the Bull City) Durham. All these artist had total respect for their craft . North Carolina Hip Hop needs more of this. With all the creativity, talent , web shows, DJ organizations , entrepreneurs , K97.5’s Mir. I. AM ‘s Carolina Waves , and OurProphecy Social Media Promotions backed by Bombsquad ; there is no reason why NC hip hop can not come together and rise above the negativity and ego to be a vibrant center piece for hip hop. North Carolina is going to be on the map this summer with festivals like The Art of Cool, JCole’s Dreamville Festival , and the Hopscotch Music Fest . North Carolina Hip Hop has the tools at our disposal , now let’s take full advantage of it and rise together. #ilovenchiphop

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The Pinnacle ll: Wave Season @Motorco in Durham, NC Saturday June 9, 2018

By: Michelle Coleman

First off let me say this event line up is phenomenal. Family Bizness did an excellent job putting this epic movie for NC Hip Hop together. All artist in the line up are Carolina Music Award Nominees this year. You have two AMAZING Male RnB singer’s Mally Evans and Ethan Taylor, Hip Hop artist Jooselord, 3am, Kronoz Time and LVitto. Very multi talented female artist Hasina, who is sure to bring down the house with her phenomenal dance skills and attire. With Intelligently Ratchet podcast hosting and spins by DJ Shahzad you couldn’t have picked a better cast to show out for a night in NC Hip Hop. Once a car dealership back in the 1950’s, now revitalized and restored into a nationally accredited concert hall that showcases local and national talent on a regular basis by the name Motorco. Motorco will be the venue to host this talented assembly of NC Hip Hop’s finest. It’s a night you do not want to miss!! I will be recording live from Bombsquad !!! Hope to see you there.

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