This is one of 3 singles from Ja Rule's 'The Last Temptation' album released November 19th, 2002 (Platinumselling album). Not only that, but it was also the most successful single on the album making it at #2 on the Billboard's top 100.
“Don’t wait for anyone to make your life happen”. You are highly capable of providing your own happiness and support. “When you happen to life rather that it happening to you, you are being the “cause” of entertainment, excitement, trials and triumphs that life has to offer even if it’s on your own.”
A guy had a dream about exploring the beauty California had to offer. He intended to seek peace and opportunity. However, he figured that the only way to make his trip truly worthwhile was if he had a companion to share his experience with.
So he searched and searched for that particular person. As time went by and many failed attempts, he began to lose his peace. He became bitter and resentful and was not engaged in his plans as much anymore.
Others may not share the same passion that you have for something as you do. You can’t always depend on others to give toy the permission to live abundantly. By doing so, you’ll miss out on many opportunities there are waiting for you.
We all saw the festive scene last summer when LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh all signed with the Miami Heat. It was lovely, quite like a homecoming! A fanfare played, confetti was falling, and cheers rained from the skies as the Heat faithful could only imagine wins and championships to come for the franchise. "Not 2, not 3, not 4, not 5, not 6, not 7..." -LeBron James was quoted referring to the number of championships that the Heat may capture.
Last night marked a beautiful ending to some. With the Dallas Mavericks shocking defeat over the star-powered Miami Heat, led by the self-proclaimed King James, the basketball World was shocked. Dirk Nowitzki (2011 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player) finally put to rest the demons that plagued him since his first attempt at a title in 2006 where he lose to the different look Miami Heat. Nowitzki led team whom some had wrote off since the season's beginning. After 13 long years, he has finally got the championship that eluded him and veteran Jason Kidd for so long.
The series was headlined by one constant theme, the disappearance of LeBron James throughout the game's defining moments. After years of his early career where many questioned his abilities in the "clutch", James did himself no justice. He saw his scoring average dip from 25 points per game to a mere 17.8 a contest including a 2 point fourth quarter in a crucial game 4 Dallas win. This is a guy whom NBA legend Scottie Pippen compared to his former teammate Michael Jordan.
Not only was the image of LeBron polarizing on the court, but his off the court behavior compounded his new role as the perfect villain. Constant tweets of promises to rise to the occassions were failed by James. And his post-game interviews are some of the worst orchestrated by any professional athlete. James and Heat teammate Dwayne Wade were also caught on camera mocking Nowitzki after a flu-ridden game during the series.
After all this drama, you can't help but to think that LeBron does deserve the constant scrutiny and critics he gets. The guy is no doubt the greatest physical specimen to ever play American sports, but his bad marketing ploys and timidness in clutch moments have us questioning whether he is ready for the spotlight he feels he deserves.
Maybe we as fans are having premature assessment, but whatever it is, this year will be one that hit James hard due to the lofty expectations he openly set for himself. LeBron feels the World is against him, but the sad part is that he has been the one who made it that way....
He is a Jazz Musician, born and raised in New York that has produced up to 13 albums. While in high school, he studied the flute at the Manhattan School of Music with Harold Jones. Also, he was a ‘Best Jazz Artist’ recipient at the Soul Train Music awards. Throughout his career, he has had the pleasure of working with similar artists such as Wayman Tisdale, Jeff Lorber and has done covers from Anita Baker
and Earth, Wind and Fire.
Who is he?
Real 92.7 celebrate the music of the Jazz Musician: Najee for Black Music Month.
Did you know that this single has ranked #1 on the Gospel Billboard charts for the past 8 weeks. Kirk Franklin has been making outstanding Gospel music since 1992 with his group called 'The Family'. Since Then, he has went on to acting, Producing, and working with people such as Bishop T.D Jakes, Crystal Lewis, Shirley Caesar , Yolanda Adams and many more.
'I Smile' is a part of his latest album entitled 'Hello Fear' (Released March 22.2011). This album featured Beverly Crawford, Marvin Sapp, Marvin Winans, John P. Kee, and more! To read Kirk Franklin's full Bio, news, and more music visit his official website at: www.kirkfrankin.com.
AlbanyState's very own Down & Dirty boys, with their debut single & video entitled 'What's The Move'. Real 92.7 supports up & coming Artists. If you would are an artist (Indie, Hip-hop, Jazz, pop) and would like to have your music screened for airplay please read the document located under 'Music Submission'. Thank you for choosing Real 92.7 As "Your choice on the F-M dial".
Also, Real 92.7 celebrates Black Music Month, call the request line at 229) 430-4770 to hear some of your favorite musicians.