Hello YCA Fam,
Welcome to the Top Five. We know it's Monday and you may be looking for inspiration, and we are here to help! Every Monday, we will be inviting some of our favorite artists to share five links that inspire them. Tune in to find some new music, poems, and more.
Today's Top Five comes from Bebe O'Hare:
My great grandmother was the house keeper for Cubs, Hall of Fame inductee, Ron Santos. She, along with my mother, would travel to his home where he would pick them up from the train station before her shifts and made sure they had tickets to each game. At this point it's just in my nature to bleed blue. The history and loyalty of Cubs fans after 108 LONG YEARS speaks volumes of the organization. This clip gives me the same chills I got that night when they were crowned World Series Champions.
Simple yet effective read. These are five things I've gotten a lot better at doing and seen great results from.
I played basketball everyday from the time I was about 5 years old to the age of 14. I just knew I was going to the league lol. I do acknowledge MJ as the G.O.A.T. but my personal favorite growing up was Allen Iverson. To this day, I find myself re-creating this moment both literally and metaphorically speaking.
The one song I must play before I do any live show. It just makes me feel good...all over.
Too many times we get caught up in our own fears to gamble with our comfort zone. Nothing is guaranteed but if you can't bet on yourself, then who can you bet on? So in the words of the great H.O.V. "Don't ever go with the flow, be the flow." It just might change your life.
Bebe O'Hare Bio:
Bebe O'Hare is a Hip-Hop artist/song writer born and raised on Chicago's South Side. She became known for her freestyles; completely owning some of Hip-Hop's biggest tracks before dropping her debut mixtape, Fashionably Late, in 2013. The project featured appearances from Wiz Khalifa, Chevy Woods and B.J. The Chicago Kid. Since then Bebe has ventured back to her freestyle roots, releasing her E.D.M. (Every Damn Monday) series featuring freestyles over popular tracks, weekly. Most recently, she headlined Chicago's Soho House and is currently gearing up to release her new E.P. In addition, Bebe will be featured on an upcoming series titled "Versus" where eleven mc's will face seven challenges in hopes of winning $10,000 and Hip-Hop bragging rights. Be sure to stay tuned!