Woohoooooo its Friday!!! I felt like singing for you today, Have a great Weekend xx
Sometimes we feel like life is spiralling out of control, grab the reigns back and decide to live life on your terms. I literally woke up one day and thought “I have spent far too many hours/days upset and unhappy and today I am going to make a change because I deserve to be HAPPY” and since that day I made sure I was (well I try with things that ARE in my control). Many of you know how my 2012 went, it was one thing after another and I spent hours wondering why? wondering how I will ever be ok again…all these questions…they are what mess you up. Things happen..dont ask why, we all lose people we all get hurt and we all suffer because thats life and those things make us stronger and thats all we need to know. When you ask questions you make yourself a victim “why me? why them? etc” you wanna know why and you wanna know how but the longer you spend in that place the worse things get. I…I wasnt even me anymore and it was time to get myself back, what good were all these thoughts doing, when was the last time I did something to make my life better, to make myself happy…I realised I caused this and I had had enough! We cause our sadness just like we cause our happiness…it CLICKED, if instead I spent all that time doing things I liked, things that made me smile, things that made me HAPPY then instead I’d be HAPPY…DUH!
Shit happens, it was time to move on, Sometimes guilt stops us because we think it hasnt been enough time or we dont deserve to be happy yet but whatever it felt right and I decided to LIVE again. Since then I start everyday laughing, I have a rule that I will not get out of bed until I’ve at least smiled and I find things to make me laugh. YouTube videos, pictures, pins (pinterest) and I try to share mine so others wake up smiling too. Sometimes I set my alarm as a song I like and I wake up dancing…which is always fun Haha. If i feel a day has been uneventful or boring I do something new so that it wasnt a waste of a day. I have surrounded myself with a new bunch of people because I realised lots of people completely drained me and thats not how friendships are supposed to be. Your supposed to make each other happy not be someones support constantly. I never got back the old me, this me is by far the best me I ever been (MA) hahaha. I have wonderful things going on in my life, lots of amazing new opportunities, Im surrounded by amazing people and I live 100% in the moment because if 2012 taught me anything its that you dont get moments back so make sure you are present in each one so that you have no regrets.
People over complicate life, its so simple. Don’t wait around for people to come and cheer you up, help yourself! You have the power to help yourself, people can comfort you but when they leave… your back in your hole. Don’t even talk about the negatives, eliminate them and instead talk about all the amazing things that are happening, let those things define you not all the bad stuff, YOUR life is crappy when you choose to focus on crappy stuff because that’s all you see and all others see. The law of attraction says that you speak your reality, obviously whatever you convey is what you and others perceive your life to be. Enrich your life, do things you love, take risks, challenge yourself and realise you can do more then you imagined. If you do everything within your power to stay happy you will have a bank of amazing moments to pull you up when your down. Make the CHOICE to be happy 🙂 Make the CHOICE to look for a positive lesson in the negative things that happen, make the choice to spread happiness and most of all be grateful for those moments so that you smile a second time when you look back on them!!
Lots of love
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I have some news for you…..I found a producer so am currently writing and will be back in the studio soooooooon! Eeeeeek! Stay tuned and thanks for your support
Zizzle got up close and personal with the rapping sensation Mann, he may be new to the scene but he’s certainly made his mark with his first single Buzzin’. He’s collaborated with the likes of 50Cent, T-Pain, and Snoop Dogg and at just 19 it’s only the beginning. He may be small but he is bubbling over with talent and his energetic performance at Chi wowed the crowds. Not only is he talented, he has a great sense of humour sharing his embarassing moments and phobias. His energy will definately get you Buzzin’…
Zohra: Welcome to Dubai! What do you think of it so far?
Mann: I love it! I just went snowboarding the other day and there’s a lot to do you never get bored, that’s what I love about it. The malls are crazy, I saw an aquarium in the mall, there’s a lot of stuff here I’ve never seen anywhere else.
Zohra: You started rapping when you were 14, tell us about your journey of how you got to where you are now.
Mann: At 14, that’s when I started rapping and recording and when I turned 16 that’s when I started performing all over LA. At 16 I got found by my manager Jamie Adler he found me and brought me to Steve Lobel who was Sean Kingston’s manager at the time and he brought me to J.R who was Sean Kingston’s producer so at that moment it was like everything just happened and changed in just two weeks! They flew me to New York and I got a record deal.
Zohra: Zizzle’s about spreading positive messages and inspiring people, what positive message would you like to spread?
Mann: Live everyday like it’s your birthday, that’s really what I represent, I call myself the birthday boy and we live everyday like it’s our birthday. That’s the BDMCG, The birthday mob, that’s our fan base and that’s what we call them. That’s really what I’m spreading, I’m spreading love and peace from the West-coast, from a city where there’s been a lot of negativity but I wanna represent a whole other side of LA, we all have fun! We all enjoy everyday like it is our birthday, partying and never letting anybody tell us no.
Zohra: Zizzle loves your motto – “live everyday like its your birthday!” 🙂 so what inspires you?
Mann: Other great music inspires me, music has always been an inspiration, it’s always been something that kept me going when I was down, I’d always listen to great music and I’ve always wanted to do that for other people. I just wanna be a great person, I wanna be known as a great person.
Zohra: I was lucky enough to see you perform at the Capital Summertime Ball in London, What’s been your favourite performance so far?
Mann: My most recent performance in Lebanon, everything was on point, the sound system was awesome, the crowd participation was great and that was my first big performance with my DJ Jam Master J’son and it was the perfect mixture of everything.
Zohra: You’ve collaborated with 50 cent, T-Pain, Snoop Dogg and Iyaz, what would be your dream collaboration?
Mann: I wanna work with Frank Ocean and I want it to be a track produced by Pharrell, I love Pharrell’s production.
Zohra: Who else can we look forward to hearing on your debut album Mann’s World?
Mann: I have a good friend called Ty who’s from LA, he’s like the new Nate Dogg, he’s on Mann’s World. We have a great song together called Reminisce. You already got all the others.
Zohra: I’m a big fan because of the fact you’ve brought back that 80’s and 90’s flavour and that old school vibe your songs give, is that something we can expect to hear throughout your album? What inspired that? Mann: Throughout Mann’s World there’s definitely that reoccurring theme that we flip old records that make people feel good. We have two original records and the rest we just flipped old school samples just to keep that feeling. I wanted to do what Snoop Dogg did with Doggystyle so that’s where the inspiration came from.
Zohra: What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you?
Mann (puzzled): A lot of weird’s happened to me in my life, the weirdest ….(he thinks for a good 30 seconds) Oh! It’s when I came overseas for the first time and there were girls waiting for me at the hotel that were like “Yo Mann! Blablabla” but it was weird because I’d never been there, I didn’t know what to expect and to know that I had real fans somewhere I’d never been or stepped foot in, that was pretty weird! It was an awesome weird.
Zohra: You better get used to it! So, What’s your most embarrassing moment?
Mann: Probably when I fell on stage in London, I don’t know how I fell, I usually don’t fall on stage but I just did it horrendously!
Zohra: I’m gonna have to Youtube that!
Mann: I don’t think it’s on Youtube, I hope it’s not on Youtube!!
Zohra (giggling): I’m gonna find it
Mann (laughing): Oh Mannnnnnnnn!
Zohra: If you were phoneless for a weekend how would you spend your time?
Mann: I’d be on the computer!
Zohra: I knew you were gonna say that!
Mann: I’ve been phoneless for a month, when I’m here I don’t have a phone. I’m always just on the computer or I watch movies , I love movies.
Zohra: So now I’m gonna do a quick fire round to get to know you better, just say the first thing that comes into your head.
Mann: Alright I’m ready
Favourite Fragrance: Jean Paul Gautier cologne
Favourite Country: Spain
Favourite Food: Jamaican food
Favourite song: Buzzin’ by Mann
Favourite Artist: Frank Ocean
Sexiest Woman Alive: Ah! I don’t know umm a lot of things just came into my head.
Zohra: Time up sorry, next! Prized possession: Gold Herringbone chain
Phobia: Little things that move quick
What would you do if you got pooped on by a pigeon: I’d be very mad, I’d probably yell and scream a lot of things I shouldn’t yell and scream.
Zohra: You’ve passed :),thanks for your time, looking forward to partying with you at Chi tonight, “we gonna party like it’s our birthday” 🙂