Inspirational Jam: “Stages”-Jade Novah

“I’ve let some people down, didn’t fight back…made some choices that were good and some I want back. Went through s**t only to end up runnin’ right back…I got issues, but we all got issues like that…”

I love this new album Stages from singer Jade Novah but especially the title track! So much so, that I made it an Inspirational Jam in hopes to encourage someone. It’s definitely encouraging to me.

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Inspirational Jam: “No Excuses”-NF

“Yeah, I don’t wanna hear excuses
I just like to make moves and make improvements
I just like to break rules, maybe start some new trends
Live the life that I choose, cuttin’ off the loose ends…”

I don’t remember where exactly I heard this Inspirational Jam but it was within the past few months. Immediately, rapper NF‘s track “No Excuses” made its way on both my Work Hustle and Fitness playlists on my iPhone. And for good reason.

On the track, NF raps about his own life and career, as well as working with other people. The gist of the song is that there is literally no excuse to not give your all in whatever field you choose or goal you set for yourself. Which we all know right? But sometimes we need a reminder. This track will do it.

Sometimes, we like to make excuses for why we haven’t completed tasks or gotten our ideas off the ground. I used to throw around excuses a lot myself so I know, but my lack of movement often stemmed from insecurities, fears, and downright laziness. I get now that there’s no reason to not commit to doing your best in whatever place you are in life. That’s what this song reminds me of everytime I hear it. I have no excuses when it comes to my personal development, my health, my work. Neither do you. Even if you have to start small, at least start and stay on the ball.

Take a listen to the track below!

Inspirational Jam: “2econd Wind”-Anthony Brown and group therAPy

Lord I need you to hold my hand…though I am tired, I won’t give in. I just need a second wind…”

Wanted to share this special song from gospel artist Anthony Brown and group therAPy as today’s Inspirational Jam.

The Minister of Youth and Young Adults at my church sent “2econd Wind” to me after a brief text conversation. He noticed that my vibe was off at an event we were both attending and reached out to me a few days later. I admitted that I was having a tough week, feeling very burnt out from everything I have going on. I took some time to relax and regroup, but when I listened to this song, it gave me hope and strength.

Even as a Christian and an inspirational writer, I don’t ever have it all together. I have my rough moments, my mean moments, and emotional hurdles like we all do. However, this song encouraged me especially as I continue to grow in my faith. I share it because we all have times where we need to be restored and refresh in our journeys. That’s what this song is about. I hope and pray that it blesses someone who needs it.

Take a listen to the song below!

Inspirational Jam: “Bigger Than Life”-Nipsey Hussle

“In order for me to grow, I had to let go of some habits
And it’s easy to say I’m on now cause you see it, and it happens
But before it ever did I had to believe and get it cracking”

I love this song from the late, great Nipsey Hussle and wanted to share it as an Inspirational Jam for you all today. I hope it motivates someone going through the trenches right now on the way to their goals.

On “Bigger Than Life,” which is featured on the 2013 compilation mixtape Nip Hussle The Great: Vol. 2, Nipsey takes us through his journey as an artist and how he had to hustle to get to where he was even at that point. And it wasn’t easy. He had been making music for several years before that. He had to let go of some bad habits. He had to plan and work to find his place in the industry. The results weren’t given to him; they were earned.

This song serves as a serious motivation for me. It reminds me that it’s okay to toil and even struggle for your purpose. Nothing great comes easy. Rest in peace, Nip.

Take a listen to the song below.

Inspirational Jam: “Move The Chains”-Beau Young Prince

I’m looking for the trophy, competition looking steep…but I’m training, I been focused, I been bombing from the deep..

I love this track from Beau Young Prince. A perfect Inspirational Jam to kick off the day!

“Move The Chains” is a quick song with football references but can be applied to any hustle you have going on. The song is about being on top of your grind as you work to get to your goal (in this case, the end zone).

I actually wish it was longer, but it definitely riles me up every time I hear it. It gives me energy to work when I feel like slacking. I hope it motivates y’all today too!

Take a listen to the song below!