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Jay-Z and his girlfriend of three years, Rosario Dawson. Hov and Dawson dated from 1997 to 2000, and some even say that they were set to have a child together until she miscarried before their break-up. As with anything in Jay’s private life it is unconfirmed, but Hov did speak on the subject of how he was becoming a father soon on his protege Amil’s song 4 Da Fam in early 2000, and then expressed his grief over a miscarriage in his own song This Can’t Be Life later that year. In a Vibe magazine cover interview in November 2000 the article explains ”Yes, he did have a child on the way as he rapped on Amil’s ‘4 Da Fam’, but he stops short of giving a reason why that’s no longer the case.”
Many years later in his book Decoded Hov told readers that the verse on TCBL was actually about his first girlfriend, Stephanie, who miscarried back in 1994. Hov and ‘Fannie’ dated for five years, and she followed him to New York, but she left to return to Virginia when Hov formed Roc-A-Fella and started working tirelessly on Reasonable Doubt. As Hov explains, “my level of commitment to her couldn’t compete with what I was willing to give to make this rap thing work. I didn’t record it till years later, but “Song Cry” had been writing itself in my head ever since Fannie left me to go home to Virginia.”

Jay-Z and his girlfriend of three years, Rosario Dawson. Hov and Dawson dated from 1997 to 2000, and some even say that they were set to have a child together until she miscarried before their break-up. As with anything in Jay’s private life it is unconfirmed, but Hov did speak on the subject of how he was becoming a father soon on his protege Amil’s song 4 Da Fam in early 2000, and then expressed his grief over a miscarriage in his own song This Can’t Be Life later that year. In a Vibe magazine cover interview in November 2000 the article explains ”Yes, he did have a child on the way as he rapped on Amil’s ‘4 Da Fam’, but he stops short of giving a reason why that’s no longer the case.”
Many years later in his book Decoded Hov told readers that the verse on TCBL was actually about his first girlfriend, Stephanie, who miscarried back in 1994. Hov and ‘Fannie’ dated for five years, and she followed him to New York, but she left to return to Virginia when Hov formed Roc-A-Fella and started working tirelessly on Reasonable Doubt. As Hov explains, “my level of commitment to her couldn’t compete with what I was willing to give to make this rap thing work. I didn’t record it till years later, but “Song Cry” had been writing itself in my head ever since Fannie left me to go home to Virginia.”

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Can’t Knock The Hustle. It’s deeper than a catch phrase.

It seems that in this era, too many of us no longer seek inspiration, but validation of our cynicism. Spending time and energy trying to discredit the next man’s or woman’s success does not increase the probability of your success.

Another person’s success or failure doesn’t determine your fate. Many of us hate so much that it’s as if we’re praying for the next man’s downfall. Why is that? His setbacks WILL NOT move you forward.
Now, criticism has value but constant hate will only leave you bankrupt figuratively and even literally.

For some reason when you’re in another stratosphere, some people think bashing your success will bring you down to earth - to their level of mediocrity.

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well done. Ambition is great, but you need that first cash cow to work towards, because that’s the first big step to everything. Push it, Brother. i’ll find you at the top.
WOODY,  @THUNDAWXLF

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We all know we have a finite period of time. I just feel if i’m going to be alive, I want to be challenged - to be as immortal as possible. The path to that isn’t an easy way, but it’s a rewarding way
Frank Ocean