why is the world super late on pharrell? like how do you not know he’s produced nearly everything since 1998-present ?
wrote rump shaker, produced for blackstreet, mase, kelis, bsb, mystikal, babyface, clipse, justin timberlake, usher, janet jackson, missy elliott, madonna, lupe, snoop dogg, mariah carey, michael jackson, britney, in the group n*e*r*d & been dressing like an astronaut & wearing spongebob socks for the past 10+ years.
No one paid attention to Relisha until she missed school. For black girls, educational achievement is not always the best indicator of a stable, happy home life. For me, education offered a goal and reward structure that was predictable and that I could control, simply by doing what was asked of me. In the midst of so many things I could not control, school was attractive. I imagine that for many black girls the narrative is similar.
I also know that this is an insufficient way to address what ails us because sometimes, black girls don’t bounce back. Sometimes that badge of resilience that we hold up with so much pride impedes our ability to get the help we need. Sometimes, too, Jesus is not enough."