what the fuck is up November! this is really one of my favorite songs ever. this whole tape is fucking insane but who or what is your November? my november has been winter 2017, falling in love and fully diving into my art. i also love the month of november because of thanksgiving! I FUCKING LOVE PECAN PIE. and of course everything that comes with this time of year. i'm already an affectionate, grateful, mushy person, but around this time of year i'm even more mushy. holidays are so damn important to me. for more reasons then gifts and flexing, but for the the gift of giving back, really appreciating what you have, and spending time with loved ones. these are things we should do year round - but it's easily forgotten. as a generation we have a HUGE FOMO(fear of missing out) which causes us to feel unappreciative and feel bad for ourselves for the things we don't have or things we don't do. however, the more of us that are aware of this- the more we can raise awareness and practice being grateful for every single thing in our lives. for starters ONE THING WE CAN ALL BE GRATEFUL FOR IS WAKING UP THIS MORNING! i notice around this time of year we can either be really happy or really sad because we think about what we do or don't have - whether its material things or not having family around. but i want to share with my gang with what we can be grateful for, not only around the holidays but year round.
1. Life – for giving you the chance to experience all that you’re
2. Your good health– for enabling you to do what you want
to do and for what you’re about to do in the future.
3. Tears– for helping you express your deepest emotions.
4. Disappointment – so you know the things that matter to you most.
5. Fears– so you know your opportunities for growth.
6. Pain– for you to become a stronger person.
7.Sadness– for you to appreciate the spectrum of human emotions.
8.Happiness– for you to soak in the beauty of life.
9.The Sun – for bringing in light and beauty to this world.
10.Sunset– for a beautiful sight to end the day.
11. Moon and Stars – for brightening up our night sky.
12.Sunrise – for a beautiful sight to start the morning.
13. Rain– for cooling you when it gets too warm and for
making it comfy to sleep in on weekends.
14. Oxygen – for making life possible.
15. The earth– for creating the environment for life to begin.
16.Mother nature – for covering our world in beauty.
17.Internet – for connecting you and others
despite the physical space between you.
18.Transport – for making it easier to commute from one place to another.
19.Computers– for making our lives more effective and efficient.
20.Books– for adding wisdom into your life.
21.Time– for a system to organize yourself and keep track of activities.
22.Your job– for giving you a source of living and for being a medium where you can add value to the world.
23. Music – for lifting your spirits when you’re down and for filling your life with more love.
24.Your bed – for you to sleep comfortably in every night.
25.Your home – for a place you can call home.
26.Your soul mate– for being the one who understands everything you’re going through.
27. Your best friends– for being there for you whenever you need them.
28.Your enemies– for helping you uncover your blind spots so you can become a better person.
29. Kind strangers– for brightening up your days when you least e
30.Your mistakes – for helping you to improve and become better.
31. Heartbreaks – for helping you mature and become a better person.
32. Laughter – for serenading your life with joy.
33.Love – for letting you feel what it means to truly be alive.
34. Life’s challenges – for helping you grow and become who you are
there's more to life than being happy.
there's more to life than being happy? really there is? for the longest time i wondered what the true definition of happiness is? but as time goes on im starting to understand that we all create our own happiness. i'm coming to understand that happiness comes from living a meaningful life. from what i talked about in my video i wanted to reiterate what i feel like we as a generation should do to have a meaningful, fulfilling and adbudant life. we have to fulfill what we want out of our lives. what we want for ourselves. bnot the ways of the world or what others think we should do. but when i say what we want i mean with the right motives - meaning you LOVE what you do. this ted talk above discusses the 4 pillars of a meaningful life. i'll let you decide for yourself how you feel about what the 4 pillars are.. if you think anything like me, apply them to your everyday life -- do NOT get stuck in what the world and today's society. it's also extremely important to understand and depict what a meaningful life is to you.
i'm literally getting teary eyed writing this. but the love of my life, my true twin, my daughter(NOT REALLY) my baby sister amaya lynn is turning 14 on thursday.. it seemes like just a few days ago we were playing rockband in my room and fighting because you would always snitch on me to dad. my real partner in crime, forever girl. im so blessed that you were my first sibling and my very favorite. although i'm very close with all of my siblings me and you have the most beautiful bond i could ever ask for. of course we aren't exactly the same how i thought we would be lol but we are both geniuses. i thank god for you everyday. and you are the reason i go so hard sister. we are so blessed to have each other forever. this means you'll be 15 next year and i really won't know what to do then. i hope you have a blessed day, and continue to grow everyday. i can't wait to be with you. with the most love,
ur baby angel.
tunes of the week
NAME: SARAH KHAN
WHERE U FROM: HOUSTON MF TEXAS
WHAT CONNECTS U TO THE BABYGANG: I love what the babygang stands for. A place to be creative, spread love and positivity. its so original. AND I LOVE LEX SHE IS THE SWEETEST!!!!!!!
WHAT DO U DO? I’m a Makeup Artist/Beauty Blogger. Makeup artistry defines a little part of me and is a talent I am proud of possessing. To many, it might not seem a big deal, but for me it is a part of Sarah Khan that is never leaving. It is a part of many things that make me up as a whole. From learning how to start by watching YouTube tutorials of my favorite artist to eventually getting magazines and articles written about me online and being called other people’s inspiration is a blessing. This is something I would not have been able to fathom in my middle school years happening to me. I take everything day by day and hope to succeed and inspire more people as I am ever growing as an artist.
WHAT DIFFERENCE DO U WANNA MAKE IN THE COMMUNITY? It is known that everyone has a calling in life, and after years of searching for my identity, I finally came to the realization that mine was art. The presupposition that art is limited to a paintbrush and a white canvas is blasphemy. However, my canvas is a bare face and the paintbrushes are my cosmetic brushes laying in the drawers of my vanity. My name is Sarah Khan and I create beauty beyond the norms and boundaries of society; I create art. I love what I do and I'm trying to build more content and relationships through it to share the ART + MY VISIONS. While doing so, I want to be a difference by putting my positive selfless energy into the world, the community and anyone I meet. i want to spread love and happiness. you never know how much you can impact one person's life, and I hope I am able to do that. I want to encourage people to chase after their dreams and to never give up. also to show people there will be obstacles in life but nothing we cannot overcome. the truth is, every one of us is put in this world to contribute and make a difference to the world in our own unique way. It doesn’t need to be anything out of the world. It just needs to be something you do with the intention of ‘doing good’. Happiness and love are the two greatest gifts you can give to the world. Too often, we’re too indulged in our own gratifications that we forget there are people in this world whom we can make a little happier and feel more loved. As the saying goes, “to receive, you must first give.” the more you give, the more you’ll receive. let us remind ourselves that in order to receive more happiness and love, let’s spread more of them first <3
A PLAYLIST OF YOUR OWN:
these are just some of my all time favs!! <3
we are young (feat. janelle monae) - fun.
pursuit of happiness - kid cudi
know what i want - kali uchis
stronger - kanye west
best i ever had - drake
innadat - robb banks
guidance - travis scott
on my mind - jorja smith
pretty little fears (feat j. cole) - 6lack
foreign - playboi carti
welcome to my home
soooo why not have an LSD theme? i guess i never thought about it because i will often try to incorporate a trip visual in whatever I do, but the time is NOW. the reason i've always been drawn to this style of editing and shooting is cuz it's too fye. i like for people to get the idea of what it could be. but then again everything is what you make it. so the actual drug LSD was first made in Switzerland in 1938, by chemist Albert Hoffman. It took a few years to figure out the effects it had on people and what it actually did internally and if it was good or bad. LSD spread to the UK and America in the 1960's and was found to help people who were in the military and fought in wars. today it's used recreationally and in some countries it's legal. like you can walk to the store and buy it. however this isn't a lecture u can do whatever the fuck you please, whether you do it or u dont this segment will get really trippy. HOE LEH DOOO IT.
welcome to my home
who? b4bylexig1rl? oh yea ... she go 30!!
NAME: Jasslin (Jas-Lyn) Gonzalez
WHERE U FROM: GEORGIAAA BAYBEEEE!
WHAT CONNECTS U TO THE BABYGANG: empowering one another, it’s such a positive gang of beautiful people. there’s always love on this side. always spreading genuine love and support. which is what this world needs and I’m glad babygang is here to do it! #B4BYGANG4L it’s an amazing place to genuinely be yourself and release ur creativity <33
WHAT DO U DO: I’m a makeup artist, I’ve always had a artistic side and I always liked drawing but my true art is makeup. My love for makeup began at a very young age. I never knew this is the career I’d choose but in my heart I knew it was meant to be and I was destined for it.
DIFFERENCE U WANNA MAKE IN THE COMMUNITY:
I’ve always tried spreading as much love and support as I possibly can. I want to encourage people to chase after their dreams and to never give up. also to show people there will be obstacles in life but nothing we cannot overcome. I want everyone to be great at what they do and know they always have me as a supporter! also to always do what THEY love and live life to the fullest and not seek any validation from anyone, ever.
A PLAYLIST OF YOUR OWN:
les - childish gambino
walking on a dream - empire of the sun
no waves - fidlar
call me up - homeshake
you don’t even know - the internet
just a stranger - kali uchis ft. steve lacy
lost in the world - kanye west
perfect - key!
marijuana - kid cudi
ladders - mac miller
innadat - robb banks
check it out - xavier wulf
gorgeous - thouxanbanfauni
a playlist to trip to
ON THE LEVEL ~ MAC DEMARCO
DRUGS YOU SHOULD TRY IT~ TRAVIS SCOTT
LAW OF ATTRACTION ~ KARI FAUX
NIGHTS ~ FRANK OCEAN
ROSE QUARTZ ~ TORO Y MOI
SUMMER MADNESS ~ KOOL & THE GANG
REALLY IN MOTION ~ TAME IMPALA
PULL UP ~ ABRA
KNOW WHAT I WANT~ KALI UCHIS
GUIDANCE ~ TRAVIS SCOTT
PULSEWIDTH ~ APHEX TWIN
THE LESS I KNOW THE BETTER ~ TAME IMPALA
jump out of your skin and give back to your community.
giving back to your community is easier than you think... giving back also has a lot more benefits than you think. when you give your time back to anything that can effect other's people everyday life you have officially started in your works to change YOUR world. because we all have different lives and live in different communities, you may think what could I do here? it's as simple as cleaning out your closet, and donating some unwanted clothes, or volunteering at the local mission or libraries and reading to children. even starting a website like me and giving your opinion and ideas on a bigger platform to influence others and give them hope.volunteer work or giving your time allows you to step out of your body and into another realm of life. becoming selfless- seeing that the world is bigger than what we think it is, and really striving to make that difference and change that you wanna see. my intention with this little message is to say CHANGING THE WORLD STARTS WITH YOU, AND YOUR COMMUNITY. you can start one day or make today day one. DO NOT FORGET 2 VOTE!
of the week:
SUGGESTED USER OF THE WEEK: @sidtia★
NAME: Sidtia Sidtikun (sih-tia)
WHERE U FROM:
from the 209!! born and raised. then found myself in the BAY (college) there's no place like it fr S/O to the BAY!! <3 NOW I'm in the city of angles LA !!
WHAT CONNECTS U TO THE BABYGANG:
I LOVE THE BABYGANG!!! & everything it stands for. a place to be creative, and spread love and peace. its so original. with the gang, I always get that feeling of being your truest self and spreading that vibe and energy to the WORLD!! SO people can feel your positivity and light. a genuine happiness and joy, but never undermining any real life issues or problems. just keeping it positive ON THA GANG
WHAT U DO/DIFFERENCE U WANNA MAKE IN COMMUNITY: right now I am currently going to school to become a Nurse. Ive always wanted to be a nurse. I feel like its in my nature to care for others and I cant wait to do that on a bigger scale with the public and people and to be able to serve the community. On the other hand, I am so into fashion and styling. & sometimes modeling. Its my space of creativity and freedom to put together what I want. I love it and I'm trying to build more content and relationships through it to share the ART + VISIONS> While doing so, I want to be a difference by putting my positive selfless energy into the world, the community and anybody I meet. to spread love to everybody and anything the best that I can. you never know how much you can impact one person's life, and I hope I am able to do that in a few!! I want to help others, to help them grow, to push them to where they want to be. to encourage, motivate, uplift and share love and experiences. to bring people together and ENJOYLIFE <3 a person that somebody can count on or go to if they ever need anything, my door is forever open with love.
A PLAYLIST OF YOUR OWN:
on my mind- jorja smith
everything (ft. john legend)- ella mai
stressin- arin ray
pretty little fears (feat j. cole) - 6lack
sweet lady- 03greedo
sandra's rose- drake
another lifetime- nao
summer- the carters
couldv've been (ft. bryson tiller)- h.e.r.
naked- ella mai
coffee bean- travis scott
album of the year( freestyle)- j cole
SUGGESTED USER OF THE WEEK: @SHOPONEOFONE★
WHAT IS ONE OF ONE?
We are OneofOne because it’s only one of each item. Very cliché for a vintage shop but it hasn’t been used yet.
WHERE IT IS WAS STARTED?
Our location is still unstable. One month we are in Tennessee and another month we are in Florida or New York. If you have purchased from us you probably noticed.
YOUR GOALS FOR Y0UR COMPANY?
My personal goal for my store is for everyone to love vintage and not just designer vintage. I want my store to be a brand and less of just a vintage store. I don’t want my brand to be in a small box/category. Plus, I really want to do a collaboration with another brand or person.
WHO STARTED IT? IF MORE THAN ONE PERSON WHO ELSE?
I started it on my own with help from my brother, my mom, and close friend Anf. I self taught myself everything photography, editing, web designing, and etc. I didn’t think people would support so I didn’t put much in starting my business. I’m happy I did everything on my own because I get to manage my own site and being able to say I did everything on my own is the best feeling ever!!!
HOW OFTEN DO YOU GET NEW THINGS TO SELL?
I get new items every day. I usually get the most items at once when I come back from traveling and on Monday’s. I still post gradually to keep consistency.
hi b4by's. happy tuesday! i'm so happy to see u here. so the focus of this weeks t0p 8 was going to be a whole lotta love and Y2K themed and in the middle of me laying this content out.. i got some unfortunate news. my ggrandfather passed. i was on instagram live, chilling waiting for my phone to get more battery and my cousin wrote me and said to call my mom... this news was so unbelievable it still doesn't feel real. i lost my ggrandma 44 days prior to this. idk what or why this is happening, but first things first - rest in paradise my loves. a lot of goals i've had in the last few years and growing up i've always wanted to make them proud with everything i do.. i'm pretty hurt i didn't get to reach my max potential in front of their eyes. i do however know they are watching me from above now. although it'll be rough at in the beginning - I know it'll continue to shape me to be a strong lil lexi. i want to take this time to say i love you all , and focus on spreading true LOVE & PEACE every single day. every day isn't promised please.. love everyone around you. don't take anyone or anything for granted, ever. spend more time engaging with those around you and doing things that you're passionate about. REMEMBER time is the one thing we can't get back. i love you gang. if you have any suggestions on how to deal with loss let me know. thank you for joining me on my life journey. penpal me if u want. episode 3 this week.
with love ~~~
live by it.
1. be kind.
2. be nice.
3. do good.
4. help others.
5. keep going.
6. speak up.
7. work together.
oh & kick ass!
hiiloooo! ヽ(♡‿♡)ノwelcome to my h0me. i want everybody to meet my best friend. this is tristin! tristin and i have been besties since age 12. we've never went to the same schools, and rarely lived in the same city and always remained bestfriends. best friends is an understatement because u are definitely my sister. we don't talk every day and we don't need too. i'll always know YOU are my #1 and nothing can change it. we've learned so much together at such a young age i can't wait to see what the rest of life is going to show us. im so freaking inspired by you, you've always been the prettiest, smartest, most chill yet hyphy girl i know. if it wasn't for you in my life who knows where i would be. i love with all my heart and thank you for being there for me. you always have and you always will be. you & alex keep making me proud, please! it is the most beautiful thing and i love you guys. if ur apart of the b4bygang go tell my besstiee how much i love her. @mamatris
okkk. so this was actually cultured. not on the typical for the culture bullshit, but cultured like for the blacks. he used alot of classic notable black history moments in a good amount of this project and it made me extremely happy. overall i'm giving this a 7.0/10. 7 is pretty high considering i do not listen to this kind of music like ever. i do listen to hip hop and rap but sonically, my brain just isn't equipped for a lot of today's music. my overall top son is going to have to be champagne rose <3
thanks for the cool tape, the features are crazy. u got madonna i caannotttt knock u for that. oooh and the cover art.. bro..... what iZ y0u 0n? lol i can't get with it. with lovee eee
how i :
create balance & maintain a high energy
creating balance in our everyday life is probably one of the most demanding jobs of every day. over the last few year's i've realized how important it is to have balance. if we don't balance it's pretty difficult to get complete a task properly and to the best of our abilities. a few way's i create balance is by first praying & meditating every single day. first thing I do when i wake is pray. what you pray & mediate on is fully dictated by you, however it is important to get your thoughts and intentions out & set for your day. the second thing i like to make LISTS. i make a list everyday, multiple lists. I generally make a list the night before for the next day of things i physically NEED to get done. even down to reading a chapter in a book. my other lists consist of my intention for the day, week, month, or even year - -this depends where you are in your life of course but writing out what you want and expect of yourself allows you to visualize what you will be doing, personal goals, and all things in your near future. having a true balance will allow you to have more energy, feel more free and be more organized. so how do you keep high energy? honestly - high good energy has a lot to do with personality and mindset. i have to constantly remind myself to stay motivated and keep high energy or shit won't turn out how it needs too. i wake up early, i meditate and exercise listen to uplifting music and often think about what i'm grateful for and the reasons i have to keep a high energy.