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.

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Cedric The Entertainer’s Response On Youth and Black History

Today our question is “How do we get our black youth to take their history serious?”.

I have found that some of our youth don’t take their history as serious as they should. They kind of look at it as if its a thing of the past; but the reality is that it isn’t. We may not be legally going through segregation; but we are still segregating ourselves mentally. When our youth understand where they came, from and what they are capable of, their journey to success is endless.

My Response To The ‘Lookin Ass’ songs

Over the past few days there has been a lot of controversy about females and males that act reckless. It all started when everyone heard Nicki Minaj’s new track ‘Lookin Ass Ni**a’. It basically talks about all the males that do things to impress females that are unnecessary. When the track was released online many guys got upset because they said there are females that act the same way. So as a result many of them made a male remix called ‘Lookin Ass B***h’ about females and I have to say the most vulgar one I heard so far is Cassidy’s remix. He had no cut cards when he spoke of these types of females.

I’m personally not upset about any of the ‘Lookin Ass Ni**a’ or ‘Lookin Ass B***h’ songs. I hear a lot of truth being told in all of the tracks. I do however have a problem with the N word and the B word but aside from that the message was something that needs to be addressed. I believe that if you’re not this type of person you have no reason to be upset about these tracks. They aren’t talking about you but if you do get upset maybe you should evaluate your actions and change something.

A lot of guys talk about how females act reckless for attention or for sex but they don’t talk about the fact that those are the females they pick out of the group. They constantly go after the female that gives it up easy but then talk about how much she’s a hoe. If you have such a problem with someone who carries themselves in an indecent fashion, then why is that the female that you’re ready to wife her until something goes wrong? This is when their ready to call her every name in the book. Maybe if you tried dating the woman that respect herself and body then you wouldn’t have a problem. This also goes for females. Stop looking for the ‘wanna be’ thugs that can talk that good shit in your hear but can’t back it up at all. A good man can be standing right in front of you but you dismiss him for a guy that you have to ‘fix or ‘change’.

My point is we need to leave the Lookin Ass Males and Females to date one another and not corrupt the minds of the good individuals out here. There will always be those individuals but they are a waste of time an energy.

Listen to the song below.

Nicki Minaj – Lookin Ass Nigga

Cassidy – Lookin Ass Bitches