Getting To Know Tuesday Knight Interview

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.

Lady Gaga’s 2016 Oscar Performance dedicated to Sexual Assault Victims

Lady Gaga 88th Oscar performance was dedicated to sexual assault victims. “Til It Happens To You” is nominated for best Original Song. The singer was introduced by Vice President Biden, who talks about the White House’s campaign “It’s On Us” against sexual assault.

“Too many women and men on and off college campuses are still victims of sexual abuse. Let’s change the culture,” he told the crowd. “We must and we can change the culture so that abused women or men like the ones you will see tonight will never have to ask themselves, ‘What did I do?’ They did nothing wrong.”

The singer opened up about her connection to the track last month.

“I just want to say thank you to everyone who has supported this film. It’s not only an important issue to me, but it’s an important issue to my family,” she said at 27th annual Producers Guild of America Awards on January 23. “Because when my father’s sister was in college, she was sexually assaulted, and then it caused her so much torment that it caused the lupus that she had to get so bad that she died.”

“My father was 16 and it affected my family really tremendously my whole life,” she added. “So this song means so much to me and so much to my parents.”

This is the second consecutive year that Gaga has graced the Oscars with her talent. At the 2015 ceremony, she stunned the audience with a jaw-dropping tribute to The Sound of Music.

NEW VIDEO: Beyonce – Formation

Beyoncé has done it again! Queen B shut all the haters up in one 5 minute video. What I got from the video is that she is unapologetic. She is proud of who she is and where she came from. She is also proud to let everyone one that she loves her husband and her beautiful daughter no matter what haters have to say. I feel as if there is a reference to Travon Martin and being anti-cops. What I love most is the emphasis on black power. Queen B never fails to amaze me. Love it! OnPoint!

(Its Because I Love You) Chapter 3: Being Honest With Myself

           

                                                                            VICTORIA

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”

“What?”

“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…