Black History ‘Erryday’: Happy 35th Birthday Lil Wayne

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by Kiki

Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. 9/27/1982 New Orleans, LA.

Rapper, hip hop recording artist, entrepreneur, and author.

Joined Cash Money Records at age 9, the youngest member of the label.

Founded Young Money Entertainment in 2005.

Dropped out of school at age 14.

Spent 8 months in jail for conviction of criminal possession of a firearm.

Divorced, four children.

Thich Nhat Hanh (TNH) is a Buddhist monk, Zen teacher of mindfulness, and author of How to Love. Lil Wayne’s (LW) How to Love is on THA Carter IV Deluxe Edition album. “Cut the music up.”
Here are 10 things I learned about “how to love” from them both:
“When our hearts expand . . we have a lot of understanding and compassion and can embrace others”. TNH
“. . . couldn’t never figure out how to love. . . . you had a lot of dreams that transform to visions” LW
“When we feed and support our own happiness, we are nourishing our ability to love”. TNH
“. . . a lot of crooks tryna (sic) steal your heart never really had luck couldn’t never figure out how to love . . . “ LW
“When we learn to love and understand ourselves . . . we can truly understand another person”. TNH
“. . . you deserve the best, you’re beautiful. . . “ LW
“Be Beautiful, be Yourself” TNH
“. . . look at you for five seconds without you being insecure” LW
“ There are three kinds of intimacy: physical, emotional, and spiritual. These three should go together.”  “Looking through all your thoughts and looking over your shoulder” LW
Peace, love, joy, gratitude, faith, courage, compassion, and blessings.

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