Awkward White Guy Rap (Vol. VI) – Lecrae

I don’t know about you, but sometimes life feels a little empty.

Wake up.  Take the dog out.  Watch him pee nine times.  Work all day.  Eat too much junk food.  Watch bad TV.  Take the dog out.  Wait 15 minutes for him to poop.  Go to bed.  Repeat.

The days pass, the weeks fly by, and the months stack up.  And then BOOM!  You’re old.

Life was meant for much for than that.  Yo.

Awkward White Guy Rap (Vol. VI) - Lecrae

I’ve found that life has the most meaning, the most purpose, and the most awesomeness when I do two simple things:

Love God.  Love people.

That’s what this song is all about.  Enjoy!  (Be prepared for my scratchy voice. It’s rough.)

You can find all the other “Awkward White Guy Raps” below.  Kanye is up next!

Biggie

Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg

Eminem

Taylor Swift

Miley Cyrus

Awkward White Guy Rap (Vol. III) – Eminem

If I had quit on my marriage, I would have missed out on a lot of priceless experiences.  Most importantly, I wouldn’t have made a “rap” video with my wife:

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As you’ll see in the below video, Amanda’s “flow” is pretty amazing “interesting.”  Straight outta North Dakota. Yo.

Enjoy!  Please don’t hate.  We’re a teacher and a lawyer.  We’re not rappers.  (Duh.)

The first “Awkward White Guy Rap Video” (Biggie’s “Hypnotize”) can be found here and my first feature musical film can be found here (Dr. Dre’s and Snoop Dogg’s “Still D.R.E.”).  Stay tuned for the release of another crazy “rap” jam on Monday.

What’s the Matter?

Some of us are Democrats.  Some of us are Republicans.

Some of us believe in God.  Some of us don’t.

Some of us cheer for good football teams.  Some of us cheer for the Redskins.

Despite all our differences, we all have one thing in common:

We want our lives to matter.

I should probably cite some famous philosopher or Bible verse here, but Eminem probably said it best:

You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow,
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime, yo.”

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We all want to make a difference. To leave a legacy. To live a life that people tell stories about.

Most days, I fall well short of those lofty goals.

I wake up, I iron my clothes (on a good day), I get dressed, I take the dog outside, I waste time on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and sports websites, I look at Microsoft Word for ten hours, I eat junk food, I drink a few sodas, I watch TV, and then I go to sleep.

(Bleh.)

Life is supposed to be so much more than that.

In addition to trying to read, pray, and hang out with friends more, I recently started keeping a “matter list.”  Each day, I write down the ways I was a positive influence to those around me, whether stranger or friend, and how I made a difference in our world.  Much more than any Britney song or Haribo gummy snack, this simple act has revolutionized my life.  It is encouraging to actually put pen to paper (or thumb to iPhone) and record those instances, but more importantly, it has made me intentionally seek out those opportunities.  Some might be big, others seemingly small, but regardless, it has been priceless to go to bed at night and cling to the idea that today I actually counted for something (other than law firm billable hours).

Bye.

(Thanks, Em.)