What I listen to | Rap Workout playlists | JAYZ

Jay z is someone I consider a GOAT (Greatest of all time).

Through the years, I heard his songs on the radio growing up. The first workout playlist I had, was a demo cd of he black album, this was way before mp3’s.

I am only going to review a handful of his albums. Another notable fact, is The Blueprint 2 was my the first real cd I ever purchased. I consider Reasonable Doubt, one of the best albums he’s done to date.

I will re-do this list soon, because I need to be more critical and also, I have to listen to some of the songs again to decide if they really should make the list.

Note this is not my all time favorite songs, by JAYZ.. These are just my favorite off of those particular albums.

 

You can check out my Top Future songs Here.

Reasonable Doubt (1996)

“Can’t Knock the Hustle” (featuring Mary J. Blige)
“Politics as Usual”
“Dead Presidents II”
“Feelin’ It”
“D’Evils”
“22 Two’s”
“Can I Live”
“Friend or Foe”
“Coming of Age”
“Cashmere Thoughts”
“Bring It On”
“Regrets”

The Dynasty: Roc La Familia (2000)

 *Dynasty is definitly in my top ten JAYZ songs off all time, and Lupe Fiasco, and a few other artist, have dope freestyles over the beat.

“Intro / Dynasty”
“This Can’t Be Life”
“1-900-Hustler”
“Soon You’ll Understand”

The Blueprint (2001)

“The Ruler’s Back”
“Takeover”
“Izzo (H.O.V.A.)”
“Girls, Girls, Girls”
“Jigga That Nigga”
“U Don’t Know”
“Hola’ Hovito”
“Heart of the City (Ain’t No Love)”
“Never Change”
“Song Cry”
“All I Need”
“Renegade” (featuring Eminem)
“Blueprint (Momma Loves Me)”

The Blueprint2: The Gift & The Curse (2002)

“A Dream”
“Hovi Baby”
“The Watcher 2”
“Excuse Me Miss”
“What They Gonna Do”
“All Around the World”
“Poppin’ Tags”
“I Did It My Way”
“Diamond Is Forever”
“U Don’t Know (Remix)”
“Meet the Parents”
“Blueprint2”

The Black Album (2003)

 *I can pretty much listen through this entire album, although: "Threat","PSA", "What More Can I Say" & "Encore" are my favorites.

“Interlude”
“December 4th”
“What More Can I Say”
“Encore”
“Change Clothes”
“Dirt Off Your Shoulder”
“Threat”
“Moment of Clarity”
“99 Problems”
“Public Service Announcement (Interlude)”
“Justify My Thug”
“Lucifer”
“Allure”
“My 1st Song”

Kingdom Come (2006)

*Rarely listen to this album

“Show Me What You Got”
“Lost One”
“Do U Wanna Ride”
“30 Something”
“I Made It”
“Anything”
“Hollywood”
“Dig a Hole”
“Minority Report”
“Beach Chair”

American Gangster (2007)

 *A solid album, considered his return album most, fans skip over kingdom come all together, I've omitted two tracks I don't care for.

“Intro”
“Pray”
“American Dreamin'”
“No Hook”
“Roc Boys (And the Winner Is)…”
“Sweet”
“I Know”
“Ignorant Shit”
“Say Hello”
“Success”
“Fallin'”
“Blue Magic”
“American Gangster”

The Blueprint 3 (2009)

“What We Talkin’ About”
“Thank You”
“D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)”
“Run This Town”
“Empire State of Mind”
“Real as It Gets”
“A Star Is Born”
“Already Home”
“Hate”
“Reminder”
“So Ambitious”

Watch the Throne (2011)

 *Classic Album can't be critical of this one

“No Church in the Wild”
“Lift Off”
“Niggas in Paris”
“Otis”
“Gotta Have It”
“New Day”
“That’s My Bitch”
“Welcome to the Jungle”
“Who Gon Stop Me”
“Murder to Excellence”
“Made in America”
“Why I Love You”

Magna Carta Holy Grail (2013)

 *I probably skip "Picasso Baby", and "Versus".

“Holy Grail”
“Picasso Baby”
“Tom Ford”
“Fuckwithmeyouknowigotit”
“Oceans”
“F.U.T.W.”
“Somewhereinamerica”
“Crown”
“Heaven”
“Versus”
“Part II (On the Run)”
“Beach Is Better”
“BBC”
“JAY Z Blue”
“La Familia”
“Nickels and Dimes”

4:44 (2017)

*Admittedly, its easier to critique this album, because it's newer, but in terms of playing it through a workout, these are my go to songs.

“Kill Jay Z”
“4:44”
“Family Feud”
“Bam”
“Moonlight”
“Marcy Me”
“Legacy”

Summary

Next, I am going to review: Young Thug, Kanye West, Drake, J.cole  and Kendrick Lamar. If you have any suggestions let me know.

What I listen to | Trap Workout playlists | Future

This blog will feature my top songs by Future.

People often ask me stereotypical questions like what I eat, and stuff like that. But every now and again people ask me what I listen to.

I try to pick an artist who has a catalog I can make a playlist from and go ham. I listen to more than just trap but today is a future day.. SO, That’s why I am doing him first.

I will mix them up into smaller lists of five when I make the video series to follow up.

Beast mode, Monster and 56 Nights, are considered part of “a trilogy of album-quality mixtapes”.

“Chosen one” and “March Madness” are two of the main reasons I am a Future fan. Outside of those songs, I like “itchin” and a few other songs, but those two, and the trilogy of mixtapes, made me a fan.

I will post my top Jay-z Songs soon so stay tuned.

This is a list of mixtapes, and albums I poured through, I will add standout lyrics and other information as time goes on, but for now just enjoy what I have listed, I will add spotify playlists soon as well.

Mixtapes:

Monster (2014)
Beast Mode (2015)
56 Nights (2015)
What a Time to Be Alive (with Drake) (2015)
Purple Reign (2016)

Albums:

DS2 (2015)
EVOL (2016)
FUTURE (2017)
HNDRXX (2017)

Mixtapes

Monster (2014)

“Radical”
“Monster”
“Fuck Up Some Commas”
“Throw Away”
“After That”
“My Savages”
“2 Pac”
“Gangland”
“Fetti”
“Hardly”

Beast Mode (2015)

“Oooooh” (featuring Young Scooter)
“Lay Up”
“Aintchu” (featuring Juvenile)
“Peacoat”
“Real Sisters”
“Forever Eva”

56 Nights (2015)

“Never Gon Lose”
“Purple Coming In”
“Diamonds from Africa”
“March Madness”
“Trap Niggas”
“56 Nights”

What a Time to Be Alive (2015)

“Digital Dash”
“Live from the Gutter”
“Scholarships”
“Jumpman”
“Jersey”

Purple Reign (2016)

“All Right”
“Never Forget”
“Inside the Mattress”
“Hater Shit”
“Salute”
“No Charge”

Albums

DS2 (2015)

“Thought It Was a Drought”
“Stick Talk”
“Freak Hoe”
“Rotation”
“Slave Master”
“Blow a Bag”
“Colossal”
“Blood on the Money”

EVOL (2016)

“Xanny Family”
“Photo Copied”
“Seven Rings”
“Lie to Me”
“Program”
“Low Life”
“Fly Shit Only”

FUTURE (2017)

“Rent Money”
“POA”
“Mask Off”
“High Demand”
“Outta Time”
“Might as Well”
“Feds Did a Sweep”

HNDRXX (2017)

“My Collection”
“Comin Out Strong”
“Lookin Exotic”
“Use Me”
“Turn On Me”
“Solo”
“Sorry”

Random songs :

“Chosen one”
“New Level”
“News Or Something”
“Mask Off (Remix)”

10 Reasons Why You Should Become a Personal Trainer

Intro

I did my reasons not to be a personal trainer, now I am going to explain why becoming a personal training is beneficial. Outside of personal training, I am going to launch my entrepreneur and business brand soon. This way you guys can get a better understanding of how I make my money and how you can make money as well. That way you can do things you’re passionate about. Versus chasing trends or being stuck in dead end jobs.

Rewarding work

You have the opportunity to change lives, I’ve been blessed to work with people and build them up mentally and physically. Its truly rewarding to be able to change people for the better. I’ve worked retail, in restaurants, doing odd jobs, and things to make money. But training others has always left me feeling rewarded, I never have a day where I’ve regretting training.

Demand

Lets face it there is an obesity epidemic, most people will try to get surgery, but all of these elective surgeries aren’t safe and are dangerous so most people, will get turned off when they see the nuances of the elective surgeries they omit from tv. Some people will still get the surgery and still have to see you anyways.

Bodybuilding and powerlifting, is a small niche, and most people will try to do it themselves,and when they fail they will still end up seeking you out. But the primary demand we will have as trainers will be weightloss, seniors, and the occasional person interested in your niche or specialty style of training.

Be your own boss

Technically in a corporate job you will have a boss, but as long as you are making money you can do whatever you want, even when people tell on you, nothing happens because you bring the gym profit,

Diverse people

Lets face it, I’m an African american male, and i’m not famous, this is one of the few industries, where people who would normally, not be comfortable talking to me, will get to know me.

I often get comments about, being from a different race, and you get to see that we are all the same in many aspects.

Its cool that I am in the fitness industry and I can make an impact on people, who I would never have a chance to make a positive impact on.
The industry is changing and game changers
There are different markets and venues opening up online and other places, so we aren’t limited to brick and mortar gyms.

Scheduling

You have flexibility, you can call off whenever you want, no one wants to train on holidays, so you have freedom there. I am a work horse so I will train from sun up to sundown.

Salary

The sky’s the limit, outside of training I do a number of different things, just because my schedule allows me to. For the most part I work as a brand consultant and help people build up their brick and mortar businesses and online businesses. As far as training is concerned I made 60k last year. I work for a different company now, than I did last year. At my old company I got paid for memberships, and pretty much everything. At my new company, I only get paid off of selling and servicing training.

It’s important, to work for the right companies, I don’t recommend la fitness or planet, or charter fitness. You will not make money. Any place that is not giving you at least 25% or better in terms of commission, it is not worth your time.

Now you can start somewhere small or at one of these companies to learn how to train and sell, but outside of that don’t don’t pick up any bad habit.

Also most places will pay you more based off of your certifications, and degrees, so outside of knowing more, and being able to better service people you’ll make more, And work less.

Knowledge

When you work with legit trainers you, can learn so much. You also find out what certifications and seminars are worth pursuing, and what seminars to go to. Not only will this make you a great trainer, but you will pick up tools and tips to apply to yourself as well.

Specialty

You can find a niche market and crush it, for example group training is in demand, you can get certs that give you in depth knowledge of a subject, and apply it to your clientele. Now its important to keep in mind weight loss is the primary market right now, and group training because it’s cheaper than personal training. But if you master these two fields, you can delve into your niche markets. After or in addition to helping someone lose weight, you can teach someone to box, or mma or whatever your niche is. Powerlifting and bodybuilding as a niche, can work but it’s a high amount of bro science out there, and a large population or gear users out there as well.

The benefit of people using steroids, is that a majority of them still lack the knowledge needed to get in great shape, so you will still end up training them at some point. But you have to understand that bodybuilding and powerlifting aren’t optimal markets to try to make a career out of. But I can be done.

Free membership

Sounds corny I know but think about it I have 3 people besides myself that don’t pay for a membership at 60$ a month per person that’s a little under 2900 that i’m saving.