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RIP Aaliyah: 15 Years Later, Remembering Aaliyah’s Legacy

R.I.P. Aaliyah…R.I.P.   R.I.P. Aaliyah…R.I.P. Written by Mike Orie of TheConsciousTip.com This morning I woke up, blasting Kendrick Lamar’s “Blow My High.” Just 30-minutes before, I scrolled through Instagram, reminded that it’s been 15 long years since we lost a legend. A few years back when I first heard Kendrick’s track, I found myself wondering …

Afeni Shakur, You Are Appreciated.

​by Mike Orie of www.theconscioustip.com “There’s no way I can pay you back, but my plan is to show you that I understand. You are appreciated.” These are the words that many young boys find themselves uttering in silence often alone. They are the moments that you may never hear about as you scream one …

How Many Breaks Do You Take A Day At Work?

​Pictured, Black woman counting down to her second bathroom break by Mike Orie of www.theconscioustip.com In hip hop music; the breaks are when the extra instruments drop out and the track strips down. Usually causing you to reflect or to add deeper emphasis on a particular instrument or moment in the song. Just in case …