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A Dream Deferred

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What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore-- And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over-- like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode?
I decided to write a transparent post today to express how meh and stagnant I've been feeling lately. I say it every year, but I feel like this year really flew by man. There are literally 2 months left in 2019 and I'm looking back over the past 10 months questioning what I did with my time and if I made any significant progress from the year before.
Since leaving Mississippi in 2014 I've lived in 4 different states navigating on a "journey" to discover my purpose. Sometimes I just sit and think about all the years I was living my life under the influence of others including my parents. It's like you get prepped when you're younger for this ideal life, only to realize later it's not the life you want to live.

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Tassili's Raw Reality Cafe

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Another one for the books! Since my diet has become more plant based, I've been experimenting and trying out more vegan and vegetarian spots around Atlanta. Tassili's  Raw Reality Cafe was yet another restaurant that was highly ranked and recommended. I read reviews and heard from some people that the food was bomb!! I'm always skeptical when something is over hyped,but I tried Tassili's out for myself and I thought the food was delicious!
Like the name reads, the foods served at the restaurant are raw. The business specializes and is known for their kale, especially the wraps. I eat kale all the time but the kale at this place is none like I have ever tasted! It is amazing!
Tassili's is located in the historic west end area of ATL. The restaurant which is an exotic looking house is a vibe in itself. The exterior of the place matches the interior. I've been there a few times and the energy is always the same; good music and a friendly staff that always greets eve…

Viva La Vegan

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I said I would keep y'all posted on my food escapades in the ATL, soooooo another place that I recommend and have been to a few times is Viva La Vegan. This spot is another restaurant that was highly ranked in Atlanta. The food served is all vegan but don't let that OR the building itself scare you away from visiting.

The food that I tried was pretty good and this is coming from someone who isn't a vegan. I eat a majority plant based diet, but I'm not a full out vegan, and I do occasionally eat seafood and some turkey products. I have to emphasize that because you don't have to be a vegan to enjoy the food.

I wouldn't say it's necessarily the healthiest because a lot of the items are fried. I would categorize the menu as "comfort food." I've had the shrimp poboy, fish poyboy, pea burger, bbq bacon burger, kale salad, dill fries, and sweet potato fries. I also had a small piece of my sister's strawberry oreo cheesecake but it wasn't enoug…

Local Green Atlanta

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At the beginning of the year I moved to ATL. YES, I moved again lol! I'm going to write a post soon about my journey up to this point since I've been MIA for nearly two years on the blog. So far I'm loving Atlanta; the culture, the history, the entertainment, and especially the food 😋! I want to start blogging more about the places and events that I go when I'm out and about. Atlanta has soooooo many food spots, so I've been making my rounds slowly checking them out. 
Local Green Atlanta is a black owned restaurant on the westside that I visited recently. It was listed as one of Atlanta's highest ranking black owned restaurants. The restaurant promotes a healthier lifestyle hence the name "local green." Their menu offers vegan, vegetarian, and pescatarian food choices.
I read up on a little history about the new spot which was previously a food truck. The owner is Big Zak, a hip hop vet in ATL. At one point he was overweight but made a personal choice …

Millennium Tour 2019

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Hey y'all!
I've been gone for a minute but I'm BAAAACK!  Seeing that I wrote my last post back in 2017 😲.... I have decided that I'm going to stop setting a goal to be more consistent with posting on this blog. LOL! I'll just drop a line when I can. I might finally start vlogging, who knows. "My 2 Cents and a Biscuit" will always be my baby though because it was a way to keep my love for writing alive once I finished school and joined the daily 8 to 5 grind. I'll talk about how the working grind can make us lose our passions in a later post though. Today I want to talk about The Millennium Tour!!

Sooo it was announced at the end of last year that the Millennium Tour was happening. When I saw the line-up my adrenaline started rushing! These were artists that practically made up the soundtrack to some of my high school and early college years. B2K, Mario, Pretty Ricky, Chingy, Lloyd, Bobby Valentino, and the Ying Yang Twins all on one stage! I made it my…

I Launched A Show!!

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Hey y"all!! Checking back in again. 😁 I really can NOT believe there is only 2 weeks left in September, which means this year will be over in about 3 months. Crazy!!!! Time flies they say.

Well just an update about my media company and new blog The Double Scoop. Me and my sister took it to another level and launched a web show at the end of July. We had been talking about creating our own show for a while. After we got our feet wet hosting a music podcast in Atlanta for about a year, we knew eventually we would go in this direction. The show in Atlanta was actually created by one of our friends and when I saw he needed new hosts I hit him up to see if we could step in.

It was cool! We got a lot of experience being in front of the camera and we got a chance to  meet some dope artists and other people! Stepping stones..  😊

Our new show is based in Charlotte, North Carolina. We feature filmmakers, music artists, entrepreneurs and other creatives making moves and grinding for what…

I Really Wanted To Love The Tupac Movie......

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Ya'll I really wanted to love All Eyez On Me.  I wanted all of the years we waited for the movie to be made to be worth it, but I was so disappointed with the outcome. When I saw the low ratings and negative reviews I got a little worried but still decided to see the movie on opening day because I wanted to give the film a chance. About 30 minutes in I felt like I was watching a Lifetime movie! I told myself with the movie being over 2 hours there was still a possibility it could get better and it did slightly..... but that was mainly because of the concert scenes and music.

I honestly thought the movie was wack, rushed (storytelling aspect), corny, and not well written. No disrespect to the production team, writers, and cast but that's just my opinion. It annoys me when some people say you're hating or you are not old enough and that's why you can't appreciate the movie. That's not the case. True enough when Tupac died I was still a kid but as I got older I was…