Courtney Bennett – Motives

If I’m honest, I haven’t been keeping up with Courtney Bennett for a longggg time! I saw her support Omarion a few months ago and that’s it. Now I hear motives and I’m kicking myself for not keeping up! What a talent! Amazing vocals, story telling and rapping 478298465x better than most guys these days. I love the concept for the video too to whoever did that.

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Courtney Bennett – My Mine (Cover)

Courtney covers Jhene Aiko so beautifully!

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Courtney Bennett – Love Come Down (Cover)

B-E-A-UUUUUTiful cover from Courtney, it’s been a while since we’ve seen a video from her too actually

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Rax – The Pickpocket (Download & Review)

If you liked this, then you can download Rax‘s mixtape for absolutely free HERE. (For our first ever mixtape review by me, Scroll to the bottom)

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Rax – The Pickpocket

Rax is a rapper from London who’s flows, lyrical content and delivery are very much on point. “The Pickpocket” was released a few months ago so I apologise in being late, but music is timeless and the mixtape is still there available for you to download so go ahead, and it’s absolutely free so you have NO excuse what so ever!

This mixtape only has 2 features, allowing more space to show his talents so if you’re into seeing as many different on 1 tape then this mixtape is not for you, however if you like listening to clever lyrics and word play then you’re in luck! The mixtape showcases a number of genres focusing on Freestyle/Rap but does have more serious tracks like a Refix of J Cole’s – Balance (The acoustic featuring Josh Osho is something you MUST listen to – HERE), Running Away & Lights out. ‘Up In Da Clouds’ is another favourite of mine.
It also features a few clips from “Oliver” which is always nice to hear, Throwback or what?! “Please Sir, can I have some more?”
 
It is a good mixtape and definitely worth a download, however I do think its fairly ‘safe’ and doesn’t take any risks, Rax sticks to what he does best and doesn’t experiment. A wider range of styles and genres as well as experimentation with different features & beats is 100% something I’d like to see from him in the future. There’s soooooo much potential here and I can’t wait to see what else he has in store for the future!
 
17/09/2012 - YDK
  • [Thought of the Week]

    "Maybe cheating in a relationship isn't the worst thing you could do, maybe it's just human nature?"

    Remember when you were a child, and your parents would tell you you're not allowed to eat sweets, or make a mess in your bedroom, and you'd do the complete opposite and crave it even more just because you're not allowed? Or if you're on a diet, you know you're not allowed cake or carbs, but simply because you know you're not allowed it, you want it even more? Well surely the same applies in relationships?
    Firstly, I want to start by saying we're not perfect, but perfection is something we should strive towards. Honesty is the best policy.
    A friend of mine is genuinely one of the loveliest people I know, with the best heart and the best intentions and I don't want to show him in a negative light whatsoever, simply provide you with an alternative idea. I've known him for a few years, however we only started speaking properly about a year ago. We both found each other attractive, blah blah blah, so we decided to book a hotel room. He ignored me for a few days, so obviously something was wrong, then he told me there's another girl he loves (obviously I didn't know this before), as they weren't together. I didn't think much of it, actually I was extremely envious of this girl, and that she has someone in her life that is so dedicated and faithful. A few months later, conversation escalated, and we once again decided to go hotel, and a few days beforehand he once again cancelled. This time I was pretty angry and upset, because he'd lead me on and then cancelled. Obviously we're not together but I'm my own person too at the end of the day and don't want to be lead on.
    Another few months later we started talking, innocent conversation about gym, films etc (this time via dm on twitter as I deleted his number and vice versa, I assume), and I had calmed down over the previous incident, he was a genuinely lovely person and I admire the faithfulness to his yet to be girlfriend, I hope I find someone like that in the future. But anyway, we decided to have a gym session together, as we live near each other we went to the park, and for the majority of it, it was a really good session, fun, productive (my legs KILLED the following day) but there was sexual tension, especially towards the end. My back was super sore from gym the previous day and he offered a massage, it was rubbish and he didn't get very far unfortunately as he was starting to give in, and couldn't resist the attraction any longer. Not a lot happened as I stopped him, before it escalated too far. I'd hate for my future husband to cheat on me, so I could only give this couple the same respect (they were together a few months at this point). The following day he thanked me, and was grateful for stopping him.
    The point of this example is, I know my friend loves his girlfriend very much but none of us are perfect and we all give in to temptation now and again. Many males/females cheat because they have a craving, and a hoe gets in the way that has no respect for the relationship and only wants his/ her needs fulfilled, few will have a conscience and stop anything

    Alternatively, on a separate occasion I was speaking to another friend about this topic. He told me that he's seen a sidechick/man save many relationships. His reasons were that if you have an argument with your partner, instead of ending the relationship, you go to see a sidechick/man, relax, then go back to your partner happy and proceed as normal. I disagree with his reasoning however I see the point behind it.
    As long as you don't make a habit out of temptation, and are honest... maybe we're too extreme when it comes to cheating? I disagree with cheating, and don't condone it, however this is just a thought. Everyone get's bored of everything eventually if you get too high a dose, it's just a matter of balance.

     

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