1. Where did the name Tuesday Knight come from?
So it's definitely not exciting as it sounds. I use to go by my government name Shane Jackson. I always thought it sounded plain and generic. I mean Jackson is the most common name ever. It doesn't sound too rapper-ish I guess. Before I put my first mixtape I needed a rap name that I was going to stick to. And I couldn't think of anything and it happened to be Tuesday night. I was in the studio with my manager and I was explaining what do you think about the name Tuesday Night? There's a bunch of metaphor ways I can play that name. He was like "yo that's kind of dope." So I just kept Tuesday Night. That's when I chose the right name.
2. Can you describe yourself in three words?
Creative, passionate, and humble.
3. What college did you attend and what was your major?
I graduated from Cornell University and I went The School of Hotel Administration. My degree is in Hotel Administration.
4. How long after working did you realize that you wanted to do music instead?
I was working him in Manhattan at Warner Brothers for 3 1/2 years straight out of college, after I graduated, December 31, 2016.
5. How long have you been writing and rapping?
For fun, I would say I started between 13 and 14 years old. But seriously tried to make it a career I would say, about two years ago.
6. Where did your inspiration for the album come from?
My recent album spoke about the transition from corporate to music. So definitely this album was straight pool of inspiration from my real life. I just want to share the thought process behind my decision. If anybody else is going through this and having to make a hard decision in life, just do what makes you happy and what inspires you. It's basically what the album is about.
7. Do you have a special place for your writing?
No, I never really write down my lyrics either. I just constantly think about my lyrics. Everything is in my head so I could be walking and I can see things. Like nature inspired me to [to write]. I can see something while driving my car and say I can make that a dope line. I'm just constantly fighting constantly thinking things that I can say at a later time throughout my career; where people would say that I'm smart because I went to school and be able to leave a memory. I used to remember everything that the teacher said. I never took notes or anything. I can come up with a rap in my head whenever. I don't know I just have a good memory.
8. Do you have an artist that inspires you? Who?
I always go back to Nas, just because that was my introduction to hip-hop. I was born in the early 90s and it was huge. I have two brothers and we was bumping his music. So I was really brought up on listening to Nas. I knew all of his tracks and I was like 5 or 6 years old. That's what inspired me to start especially my style is the way he told stories in his rhymes. Now is definitely the inspiration for me.
9. What's the difference between the corporate industry and the music industry?
The ability to be creative. Which was what was holding me back from falling in love with the corporate industry. You have a boss to tell you what to do and usually there's only one way to do it. I just tell you do it this way. With rap I can be creative, do things the way I want to do them and how I think they should be done.
10. Where do you see yourself in 5 and 10 years?
Five years from now I just want to be making decent amount of money and music so I don't need another job. I'm real humble I don't care about being a millionaire and all that other stuff. If I could make $120 grand off of writing music even ghostwriting for other people. I would be completely content. Ten years from now I will be 36, I hope to take the rent money which is like entry level money and start investing in other things. Have my own businesses and have a family fortune, to include my family and friends and make sure all our bodies are good.
11. What do you want your legacy to be?
I want my legacy to be, that I was a relatable. I was able to make people feel what I was saying. I just want people to be able to relate to my music. And help them get through certain situations in life through my music. That's what I want my legacy to be.
12. Is there anything that your fans should look forward to seeing from you in the near future?
I'm currently working on two separate mixtapes. 2 to 5 track EP’s. There's a day vibe and a night vibe. I've already started working on my next album but who knows how long that's going to take.
Jazmine Sullivan has surprised us again with another new track called ‘Forever Don’t Last’. Ms. Sullivan sings about a relationship she felt work last forever but because of the way people think these days, that’s not possible. She says at one point in the song that she tried but she had to understand that its just not going to work.
First I want to say I love that fact that Ms. Sullivan is gracing us with her beautiful voice. As for the concept of the song, I agree with the fact that our society makes it impossible, to a certain extent, for people to want to make a relationship work. It is displayed everywhere that if your relationship doesn’t work don’t waste time and move on. So people never really try to see if the relationship is worth fighting for because they can find something better. Granted sometimes a relationship isn’t worth your time but you won’t know unless you try. I will say though the only time you should just drop it is if the person you are with isn’t trying also. There are times in relationship when you both LOVE one another but the relationship is just stuck but that is when you know you should work on it. You both know somethings wrong and you both notice it and want to fix it but for any of this to happen our mentalities and view on what a relationship is must change.
Take a listen below…
“I have to think about it”, I said uneasy.
“What is there to think about?” Trey said irritated.
“You don’t understand”, I said trying to end the conversation.
“I can’t understand something you’re not telling me”
“It’s too much to explain”, I replied hoping Trey would get the point.
“Christina I love you and I need you to open up to me”.
I can’t believe he has the nerve to say I won’t open up when he’s the one who broke my heart.
“Like I did before and you up and left?”
“I was scared because I didn’t understand but now I’m okay with it”, Trey said sounding a little uneasy.
Pissed off I replied, “You’re okay with it? Trey I don’t care if you’re okay with it. I need you to feel secure. I need you to trust that I won’t do anything wrong.”
“I’m trying but you already know shit happens”, he said trying to convince me.
“No, I don’t know that shit happens because I can control myself. I never put myself in a situation I can’t get out of, but I’m pretty sure you’ve had multiple shit happen moments.”
“I didn’t call you so we can point fingers at each other. I just want us back”
“That won’t happen overnight”, I have to make Trey know that my feelings aren’t to be toyed with again.
“I’m willing to start over if that means we’ll end up where we were”
His words sound sincere but what can I really believe. The words “Yes I would love to start over”, wants to come out but I have to hold it back. I need to know that Trey is as serious about us as I am, before putting myself in one hundred percent.
“Meet me at my place tonight”, I said emotionless.
“I’ll be there sometime in the AM”
“I don’t care, you just need to get here”
“Don’t worry, I love you”
“See you soon”
I hung up the phone and held it to my chest for a few moments before putting it down. I just couldn’t say I loved him back because I didn’t know, if his love was genuine.
I could feel Victoria staring at me waiting to put her two cents in, “Why do you keep treating him like that?”
I immediately looked at her annoyed, “How the hell am I treating him?”
“You’re just being unnecessary”
“I’m being unnecessary? V you should understand how I feel about what Trey did to me. Do I need to bring up his name?”
Upset Victoria replied, “Don’t even go there”
“I won’t but don’t act like you never felt how I feel”
“That’s exactly why I’m telling you not to treat Trey like that. He’s going to get tired of the bullshit and move on without you, even if he’s still in love. That’s what I did, with you know who, and I regret it still to this day.”
Victoria was one of those females who seem to have it all together on the outside but she was completely broken inside. She recently got dumped by her ex Elmont after she kept playing the blame game. Elmont cheated on her a few times. After feeling bad about his secret he sat Victoria down to explain the other women, and she went berserk. He was doing everything possible to gain her trust back but she continuously put him through hell with no sign of their relationship building. So he got tired of her bullshit and told her he loved her but he couldn’t do it anymore. Of course she was upset because she was still crazy in love with him. Also he had the nerve to break up with her after he was the wrong one. Victoria was and still is an emotional wreak for the break up. Ever since, she has taken it upon herself to make sure all of her friend’s relationships run smoothly. I appreciate it but I want her to work on herself.
“I understand”, was my response. There was nothing much I could say because she was ultimately right.
Omar (Big O)
Victoria’s phone began to ring. She looked at it for a few moments before picking it up, “Hello”, she said with a smile. She held the phone to her ear enjoying every word the person on the other end spoke. She looked at me then walked into the other room to continue her conversation.
Just then a text came to my phone. When I picked it up to read it read “BO”. Just the man I wanted to talk to at a time like this. The text read, “I was thinking about you so thought I would shoot you a text. Wassup?” Yes, he’s thinking about me. I shouldn’t care but I kind of miss him. I texted back, “Aww how sweet. I’m at my friend’s house. Imu ;-)”
As I awaited his next text my face began to light up. Why? I have no idea. He then texted, “I need to see you”. I texted back, “You already know it’s about timing.” Then he said, “Tonight?” Before I could reply Victoria walked back into the room saying, “Yeah, of course see you later”, before hanging up the phone.
Being noisy I asked, “Who was that?”
“Just some guy”, she said brushing me off.
“I think it’s more than some guy”, I said trying to get some information out of her.
“Girl, you already know it’s not a big deal. He serves his purpose which is something I need in my life right about now”, she said with no feeling.
I can tell she wanted more than just a guy for the moment. I just don’t know how to stop her from being afraid of her feelings.
I should be the last person telling someone not to be afraid of their feelings. I just hate to see her like this, probably the same way she hates to see me worrying about Trey. Relationships can be extremely complicated sometimes. You get stuck and don’t know where to turn next. It really takes time for you to turn in the right direction.
Concerned I asked, “Where did you meet this guy?”
She looked afraid to answer, “I don’t remember”.
“Oh really”, I said with a look of disbelief.
“What? I don’t remember”, She said
“I just hope you’re not messing around with work”
She replied, “Are you judging?”
“So it is work? Spill”, I said waiting for her to speak.
“We met a while ago”.
“I don’t care clients are off limits”
“He’s not a client”, she whispered under her breath.
“It’s not a client”, she repeated under her breath.
“Why don’t you speak a little louder”, I said annoyed.
“It’s not a damn client”, she said loud and with anger.
I asked confused, “If it’s not a client then”, I stopped and thought about it before I continue, “No not George?”
“Eww girl no”, Victoria said with disgust.
“Then who the hell are you talking about? The only other person is, but you don’t know him”
Victoria stared into space with no response. Her reaction said it all, “It’s Omar, but when did you meet him?”
She still wasn’t talking.
“Victoria seriously is it Omar?”
She said hesitating, “you can’t say anything”.
“You’re fucking Big O?”
“Don’t make it at big deal”
“It’s a big deal because he says he never fucks around with his girls.”
Confused she replied, “I thought you all we really close?”
I can’t believe this fucker. He has the nerve to tell Victoria about me. Why would he do some shit like that? I don’t know if I should be more upset than hurt, but right now I’m feeling hurt more than anything.
“He told you that?” I said confused.
“It doesn’t matter”, Victoria said trying to end the conversation.
“If you get Big O’s attention that’s a huge deal, now speak”
Victoria spoke with a smile, “I was at the office because George and I had to speak about some important information I found out. So while I was there George’s assistant came barging in and you know how George gets when people interrupt his meetings. So he was about to fuss at her before she said, “Big O is on his way upstairs”. George of course was excited but I was a little confused to why they were so happy to see their boss.”
“I know why”, I said with a straight face.
“I mean at the time I didn’t but now I do”
“I can’t believe…”
“Do you want to hear the rest of the story or do you want to keep talking? Cause I will let you”
“Sorry, keep talking”, I said holding back the real words that should have came out.
“Anyway when Omar came in”
“Wow, you even call him Omar”
Victoria looked at me with a blank stare then continued, “So when Big O came in George dapped him up. And the assistant was so thirsty it was disgusting. I just sat there waiting for them to finish their greetings so George and I could finish our conversation. Of course you know I was annoyed and I think Omar could tell so he introduced himself, “Wassup I’m Omar but everyone calls me Big O”.
“I know”, I said carelessly.
“And you are?” Omar said with a smile.
“I don’t usually put “The” before my name”
“Well the way George talks about you, you should”, he said with a smile.
“I’ll think about it”, Victoria replied brushing him off.
Omar looked me directly in the eye and said, “George I can see why you like her so much.”
Victoria continues to say, “The eye contact we made put me in a trance for a couple second but I quickly got myself together. Honestly I don’t know what was said after that all I knew is I wanted Omar badly.”
I can’t believe Omar he knows that Victoria and I are extremely close and he pulls some shit like this.
I interrupted, “Every girl wants to fuck him”
“Excluding you?” she said laughing.
“That was way before I began working for him. Did he tell you that?”
“You already know your secret is safe with me”, she said zipping her mouth.
“You better watch out for him because his ass is sneaky”
“Girl you already know how I handle men like him”
“Okay, just be careful”
I don’t think I have room to be upset, I am still in love with my ex. Just to know he would even go that far pisses me off. When I got home I made a phone call that was well needed.
Omar answered the phone, “Hey beautiful so are we on for tonight?”
“O do you have something to tell me”
“No, do you want me to tell you something?” He replied confused.
“Why are you fucking Victoria?”
“Why are you fucking your ex?”
I can’t believe this dude went there with me. His nonchalant attitude pissed me off.
“You heard me?” he said calmly.
“O that’s my friend”
“I didn’t know that until after”
“Yes, you did because I’ve told you about her many times”
“Well I like her”, he said carelessly.
I replied, “Stop fucking her”.
“Stop fucking your ex”, he responded.
I had nothing to say. I can’t just break it off with Trey for a man who is even more confused than Trey.
“I thought so, and Victoria is really nice.”
“Well you know what have fun and don’t ever call me again”, I explained before slamming the phone down.
I laid on my couch thinking about Omar which was weird because I wanted Trey more than I wanted Omar. As I began to fall asleep my doorbell rang. I attempted to ignore it but the person kept knocking. I got up to open the door. When I looked through the peep hole a smile appeared on my face.
To be Continued…
“Shit”, I said jumping off the bed, picking my clothes up off the chair and headed straight for the door. Trey stood in front of the door blocking it.
Trey said trying to stop me, “Why are you leaving?”
Trying to shove him out the way I said, “Trey move!”
“Where are you going?”
Finally, I got Trey out of my way; I put my cloths down attempting to put one piece on at a time, but before I could get anything on, Trey came behind me and grabbed the clothing I had in my hand and threw them on the floor. When I tried to turn around, he wrapped his hands around my waist, planting kisses from my left shoulder to the right side of my neck. For a moment I awaited his next move. Getting impatient I turned around making full eye contact with Trey. As are eyes met our lips met seconds later. I fell in love all over again. I stepped back uncertain whether I should continue. As I stepped back he stepped forward backing me against the wall. With nowhere to run Trey kissed me gently pressed against my body. I wanted to pull away, but the warmth from his body drew me in. He picked me up carried me over to the bed, laid me down as he made his way downtown. I have been craving this moment. He always does everything right. He knows exactly what to do to drive me crazy. Trey is definitely the best lover I have ever had.
“What do you want from me”, I said Moaning
He Whispers looking in my eyes, “I Love You”
“Why do you like hurting me?”
I got really emotional throughout our entire time of making love. I couldn’t believe I was so emotional. After a while Trey stopped answering my emotional driven questions. He just gave me what he knew I wanted. I began crying for more begging him to go deeper. I wanted so bad to free my mind and enjoy every bit of this moment but, in the back of my mind I was still hurt, I needed answers. Trey went on his knees grabbing me and slowly entered. I wrapped my legs around his waist closing my eyes bending my head back and moaning. I made eye contact with Trey once more with tears rolling down my face. I kissed Trey then felt a shocking palm run through my body. We stared at one another satisfied.
The next morning I found myself to be satisfied and relaxed, to be sleeping next to the man I was afraid to love. I lied their watching him sleep. He was perfection, maybe it’s just me but he looks like an angel when he sleeps. I honestly couldn’t believe I was doing this again. Instead of trying to get over him, I was falling deeper. I had to get out of that hotel room before he woke up and we both exchanged words that we wouldn’t be able to take back. I wanted to kiss him badly, but I had to restrain. I quietly got out of the bed tip toeing, picking up my cloths and putting them on. I then made a quick exit. I leaned back on the door crying. I got myself together wiped my eyes and left the hotel.
The next thing I knew, I was knocking on Victoria’s door like a lost puppy. I needed to talk to someone immediately I was dying inside.
“Who is it?” a voice asked behind the door.
“Christina”, I replied
Victoria opened the door with a big smile. When she saw the sadness in my face her mood changed.
“Are you okay?” she asked; pulling me inside the house, closing the door behind me.
I nodded my head “no” without a reply.
“What happened? Is it work? Cause you already know…”
“No, it has nothing to do with that”
“Oh Okay…Then what is it?”
“What about Trey?” Victoria said with attitude.
“Yesterday he called in the office asking for me personally under another name”
“Awww Really?” laughing then continued, “What’s wrong with that?”
“Wait let me finish. He then asked for me to meet him at a hotel. You know how I feel about the whole hotel thing, but I just said whatever because I wanted to get Trey off my mind. So when I got to the hotel he told me to come into the bedroom and get comfortable. At that moment; I was going to leave, but I didn’t because I wanted to forget Trey. So I went into the room and took off my cloths and everything.”
Victoria asked, “Wait, this is before you knew it was Trey?”
“Freak” Victoria laughed.
I Laughed, “Let me continue, I posed on the bed waiting for him, to get out of the bathroom. When he stepped out I almost died. I was so embarrassed, I jumped off the bed grabbed my cloths and tried to leave but he jumped in front of the door. We argued for a few seconds then the rest is history”
“Really?” Victoria’s facial expression changed, “Wait I’m not surprised, both of you are still in love with each other”.
“I woke up this morning and just wanted to stay in his arms”
“Why did you leave?”
“I can’t be with him, he doesn’t accept my career and he doesn’t trust me”
“You could work toward fixing that part of your relationship or change your job instead of running away”.
My phone then began to ring. The screen read My Baby. I showed the phone to Victoria and she said, “Talk to him” There was a silence in the room as the phone rang again, “Answer it”.
I picked up the phone, “Hello”
“I wake up and you’re gone. Wassup with that?”
“I needed air”
“Christina what’s the problem?”
“There is no problem”
“Well, I’m leaving town in two days and I want to see you again before I leave”
Why is it that this man has to always make it hard for me to say no to him? I don’t want him to leave. I just want to be with him.
To Be Continued…
Trey gave me a sexy grin as he walked closer to me and gently kissed me. Moments after I pushed Trey away from me, “You need to leave”, I said with guilt.
Trey replied a little confused and pissed, “What?”
“You need to go”
“I thought you said you wanted to talk”
“I can’t do this, you have to go”
Yes, I know this sounds stupid for me to tell him come and see me, then blow him off when he gets here. No one understands, I want more than anything for Trey and I to be back where we began but it’s not that simple for me. He completely tore my heart to pieces and didn’t care, but now all of a sudden he wants me back. I have to take this whole thing one step at a time.
Trey gently held her hand, “Christine babe I love you”
I pulled away from Trey and held my head down, “Trey please just go”.
Trey stood there for a couple seconds then he left with no hesitation. After Trey left I climbed in bed and cried my eyes out. After about an hour of constant tears flowing down my face, my phone rang. When I looked to see who it was my crying turned to a smile quickly. I tried to answer as if nothing was wrong with me, “Hello”.
“What was that all about?” Trey said upset.
“What are you talking about?”
“Are you working tonight?” Trey asked.
I replied pissed off, “Stop fucking asking me about work. Every time you bring it up you piss me off even more. You know what bye”. It’s so much easier to hang up on him or get mad at him then actually tell him how I feel. It’s a bad habit but I’m just so use to it. Then I go back to crying about him. When I say it like that, it sounds like I’m sabotaging my relationship with the love of my life. My phone then rings again, without looking to see who called I picked up the phone saying, “What do you want” angry.
“That’s the way we answer our phones now?” George said.
I then took the phone from my ears and looked at the screen that read Work. George is my boss and he’s one of the nicest men I’ve ever met. He’s amazing; I couldn’t think to work for anyone better. It’s embarrassing for me to have George hear me in such an unprofessional light.
I said apologizing, “I am so sorry George”.
“Don’t worry about it. What are you doing tonight?”
“Nothing sleeping” I said laughing.
“Well you’ve been requested for tonight”
“What? Who is it?”
“He isn’t a normal customer but knows he wants Christina Renee”.
“What’s his status?”
At work we have this chart to see where each customer ranks (Billionaire, Wealthy, Worth it, Qualified). I always ask before I accept a job because I don’t like surprises when it comes to working.
“Extremely Worth It”
“What does he do?”
“He’s an accountant”
“Really? Where am I going?”
“I’m not sure but he wants you to meet him at the Marriott as soon as you can”
“George you do know I don’t do certain things right?”
“Yes, I hope you wouldn’t, it’s against the rules. The guy is probably bored and wants some company”
“That better be what it is”
“If it’s not just leave. I never want you to be uncomfortable”.
I love George so much because even though we work for him he cares about our feelings. He doesn’t just make use do things because he gets paid. He makes sure you are okay first.
“I know that’s why I love you”
“Love you too, talk to you later”
I honestly didn’t want to go but I really needed to get my mind off of Trey. When I got to the hotel I asked for Mr.Thomas and the lady at the front desk gave me a key to the presidential suite. As I was in the elevator waiting for the doors to open at level 13 all I could think of was Trey. When will the day come when I get over this man? The elevator doors opened and I walked out looking for the hotel room. When I found it I knocked then let myself inside. I looked around to find no one.
I called out, “Is there anyone here?”
A voice then replied, “In the bathroom make yourself comfortable in the bed”.
This was one of the things I absolutely hated. You know what I’m here for and you tell me some shit like make yourself comfortable in the bed. My first instinct was to walk out of that hotel room. Once I put my hand on the door to leave I turned back. I have to get over Trey. I know what I’m about to do isn’t the best way to get over a man but I have to do something. I made my way into the bedroom where he had candles lit all around the room. It was romantic. I undressed to my bra and underwear lying on the bed facing the bathroom. I switched in many different positions before getting it right. After adjusting myself enough I decided to also take my bra off leaving me in a purple thong. I sat there waiting for this man to come out of the bathroom.
“What’s taking so long?” I said in a soft sexy voice.
Trey walks out the bathroom door shirtless smiling back at Christina.
To Be Continued…
When I saw Victoria I just looked at her with a blank stare, then put my head down. She walked over to me placing her hand on my back, “What’s wrong Christina?”
I stood there with my head down for a few seconds then said, “Nothing”.
“I don’t think running to the bathroom when you see your ex is nothing”
I had nothing to say.
“This is about him right?”
“I love my Milkshake”
“Nothing, I need to talk to him”, I said in guilt.
“He’s in the other room” Victoria said pointing to the door.
“Do you think I’m pathetic?”
“What? No. If you want him back you need to let him know”
I stood up straight fixing myself up in the mirror, “your right”. Victoria and I made our way back to our table with the girls. I noticed two big bottles of Ciroc on the table, one of which Briana was pouring in a cup of ice.
“Damn girl you trying to get someone drunk?”, Victoria said taking the bottle from her and pouring some in a cup laughing.
“Girl I didn’t buy these bottles, Trey sent it over here with a note saying ‘To My Milkshake’. He thinks I’m his milkshake”, Briana said smiling.
“What?”, Victoria said confused.
Robin said laughing, “Exactly V” Then looked at Briana, “who the hell told you he sent it over here for you?”
“I’m damn sure he didn’t send it for you, besides me and Trey had a connection the last time we spoke”, Briana said dreamy.
Victoria began laughing hysterically while looking at me. Whenever Victoria laughs like this it means she find out something before everyone else could figure it out, and it really did make whoever was speaking feel foolish.
Debby asked, “Why are you laughing like that?”
“Because Briana always thinks men want her”
“If it wasn’t for me then who could it be for” Briana asked.
I enjoyed listening to Briana go on and on about how Trey called her his milkshake. Sometimes I think this girl just talks to hear herself speak.
“I don’t think it matters who it’s for just enjoy the drinks” I said trying to end the argument.
“Oh course you would say that” Robin said smiling
“Excuse me? What does that mean?”
“Don’t worry about it” Robin said rolling her eyes.
If only she knew who the bottles were sent for, she would die. As much as I wanted to see her reaction when she found out it was me. I couldn’t give her the satisfaction.
“Do you always have to be a bitch” I said irritated.
“Yeah, it’s in my DNA” Robin said
“Shut up” Victoria responded
Robin had nothing to say to Victoria. It was amazing to see how Robin would keep her mouth shut if Victoria told her too, but it wasn’t only her all the girls were afraid of Victoria. I never understood why because she’s the sweatiest person. I felt a vibration from my phone when I looked to see who was calling, I noticed it was only a text. Of course I knew who it was, but I was afraid to read the message, why? I have no idea. The message read “You look beautiful tonight”. I couldn’t hold back my smile. I put my head up and looked in Trey’s direction to see him smiling back at me. Trey typed something in his phone then looked back at me. Just then a message came to my phone “I miss your smile”. I didn’t respond then I got another message saying “you’re not going to respond?”. So I decided to respond saying “I need to talk to you”. I wasn’t sure if that was a good idea but at this point I don’t care what’s wrong or right. Seconds later I got a response saying “Same here”. At that moment I wanted to leave the club. I didn’t care to be there. I just needed to be with Trey.
What I’m going to say next is completely honest. I have no idea what happen from the point when I got the text message to when Trey came knocking at my door. I opened the door not knowing what to expect. Trey and I stood there looking at one another for a few seconds before letting himself in the house closing the door behind him.
To Be Continued…