Monday, August 30, 2010

We Are Moving


Sunday, August 29, 2010

We The Future

Yesterday was quite an eventful day. After a studio session with ShaD at Ya Momz House studio in East Liberty with CLG, DC, The brothers Dame and Kellen. I got a call from Golden telling me that He, B. Westbrook and my bro from like 3rd grade Eugene Jarvis were going to get a bite to eat before Gene went back to Kent State for the beginning of their season. After some good food with shitty service at Royal Caribbean, we sat around and had some good laughs and caught up on a lot. After leaving the restaurant, I needed to shoot some shots for a guerilla video i'm making of lead single from ShaD, Sleepers; I decided to just film what was going down. And the We The Future....see below

We The Future from Leonardo Lauren on Vimeo.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Wise Words from a Wise Man

Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.

You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.

Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts.

A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.

If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes.

Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

All 7 of these quotes came from one man.....
John Robert Wooden

for any of you all who have no idea who John Wooden is...

Hes only the Greatest Coach to Coach any sport....especially basketball. He is one of a few players that is in the Hall of Fame as both a player and coach.

He won a National Championship in College as a player and 10...YES 10 National Championships as coach for UCLA....

No men's college basketball coach has more national championships

John Wooden's knowledge and know how transceded the game of basketball. His books are read by coaches of all sports, teachers, preachers, lawyers, judges, CEOs and everyone else....

He has coached some of the greatest basketball players including Lew Alcindor(Kareem Abdul Jabbar) and Bill Walton just to name a few.

I woke up this morning to the sad news that John Wooden passed away from natural cases at the age of 99.

He lived a long and strong life and touched more people than he will ever know.

John Wooden will never be forgotten

I truly believe that death comes in 3s

So i must say

RIP to Dennis Hopper

RIP to Gary Coleman

RIP to Rue McClanahan

With this all being said.....Cherish Life and Most imporatantly Life Now!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Drake- Find Your Love

Many say this movie reminds them of "Shottas" i guess it does kinda. But why is that? Because of the fact it takes place in Jamaica? I guess thats what it is....
But Drake shoulda listened to homie in the beginning of the video for real for real.
I know where he was coming from tho. In that situation I may have done the same thing, especially if she look the way gurly in this video looked. Oh Man!


Sad ending tho. A love should never end that way. But it does end this way more than we know or want to know.
Videos like this will make a dude scared to love.

But on a high note! This video made me like this song even more. It was just alright before but now i like it!
Good videos have the ability to do that, because this has happened to me before.

Slow but surely...the Jones Street Journal is back...bear with me


Also I must say that today in 1981, The Legend Robert Nasta Marley, simply know as Bob Marley was called back to the father.

Peace and Blessings to Bob Marley for his efforts to free and unify the whole world. His contributions rang loudest in Jamaica but were felt all over the world.

His music as touched me and has been inspiration, motivation and an escape for me and will continue to serve these purposes.


Monday, March 22, 2010

Letter to My Future Self,

Earlier today while on twitter, when the hot trending topic was #dearfuturewife and the ladies tried to make #dearfuturehusband a topic...i went along with the topic and said 2 things...but then I made 2 honest remarks which were called sardonic by some...

The First...

@Casino Jones To keep it 100 most of yall talking about #dearfuturehusband and yall minds aren't even right or ready...focus on improving urself first

The Second....

@CasinoJones Fellaz almost all of yall minds aren't ready forget a message to ur future about a message to your future self...

Opinions of the tweets?

I practice what I preach....So i bring you letter to my future self,

Dear Future Self,

I trust you are reading this in great health & good wealth.
Still chasing our dreams.
Still pledging alliance to those on the same team of the same journey.
Remembering where we came from.
Possessing that Humble Confidence that Grandma thought us &
The hunger that our brothers gave to us.

Are you still mad at those same people? Let it Go!
Holding grudges ruins the heart. Remember?
Make no decisions off of pure emotion.

At least 75% head and 25% heart

Are we still trying to please all
Thats a way to put us in the grave 7 years earlier
Is it easier to say No now? Good!
Even Clark Kent said No sometimes.

Working hard? I know, I know
But work harder!!! Still!!!
Remember family over work (We know how this feels when not practiced)

You know what the mission is...stay devoted & pass it on

It is still a war no matter how comfortable we are.

Trust less but Trust more, you understand that right?

Keep the spirit strong, its the only part of us that last forever...

Submitted for your approval,

22 year old Tell


Friday, January 15, 2010

A Happy Friday for US!!?

First and Formost, Happy 81st Birthday to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther the King Jr..
(The King? Yeah...The King if you ever watched Coming to America then you know what i'm talking about.) All I have to say is that if it weren't for this man, the human race wouldn't be where it is right now...Period

Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested and photographed on Feb 22, 1956 at the age of 27 after a bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama. These are the eyes of a determined man.

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at a time of challenge and controversy. The true neighbor will risk his position and even his life for the welfare of others."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Haiti News continues to hurt my heart.


As the news said that bodies cover the street and people make mask because of the smell of dead bodies. Why did this happen? Why did happen in Haiti? The poorest country in the western hemisphere...People say this confirms the 2012 theory of the world ending. I still don't believe that.
But Our collective question of why this happened will never be answered...atleast not in this lifetime...


The good news is that Haiti should receive more than 100 million dollars from all of support and donations given. The thing is how long will this money take to get there? When will these checks be cut? Feel me?

USNS Comfort will leave Baltimore tomorrow but will take a while to reach haiti...
Supplies have finally begin to arrive in Haiti but most of it is still at the airport...They are having issues getting it to the people because most roads are blocked..and they think people will riot when the supplies arrive. I truly hope that people don't riot but it may happen..

Today there was another earthquake..this time in Venezuela..not as serious as the one in Haiti. No deaths have been reported yet but a few serious injuries.

Will a third earthquake happen? I hope not.

But none of that stuff matters as long as we're all good and safe here right?!

(Please hint my sarcasm..)

Happy Friday to all... And have a nice weekend..


Playoff Picks:
Chargers over Jets

Vikings over Cowboys

Saints over Cardinals....Buuuuttttt the Cards are hot right now...This game COULD have another outcometho.

Colts over Ravens....(Buuuuuuut if an upset was to happen this would be in this game..the Ravens are hotter than the Cards right now...This will be a fight!)

Last season I was pick in my picks...this leads me to change my mind!

Ravens over the Colts!!!

Jets over Chargers!!!

Heres Something to get you in the weekend mood:

Friday, January 8, 2010

R.I.P. Jeremy M. Ross June 9, 1987-January 2, 2010

My first year at Howard University, someone told me that the people you met this year would be your friends forever. (This has held true and false) But I met one person that I would never forget as long as I lived....

Jeremy Ross...Called J by most.
Living on the Penthouse (5th Floor) of Drew Hall, we all became brothers with each other. J was a wild dude to say the least. But he and I had a appreciate, admiration, a respect for each other. He and I became even tighter when we both found out our favorite rapper was Nas. No One...No One was a bigger Nas fan than me...until I met J. He put me on new Nas songs...songs that I hadn't heard. I had to respect it. We both had the same taste in rap, i think thats what bonded us. Me and J had a rivalry on NBA Live on Playstation 2.(I dunno what the series was..but i think he had me by a few games..) I stayed away from J in the Madden cuz he was nice..yall know he was nice! lol.
Most said he was strange and maybe he was...But he was My Nigga....regardless. No one went harder! And we used to get it in on the 5th that year. Get It in!! I'll never forget our trip to Georgetown...
Everyone who went remembers the trip to Georgetown! How could you not?!
Remember J said "I feel like i'm in super mario right now" and started jumping off the walls in front of drew and made the super mario sounds?! lmao and when he picked up the cabbage from in front of Drew and threw it?!
When we got to Georgetown this man peed on a statue of a lion or was a crazy right!! Crazy!!! I'll never forget it!!

I remember when Dashawn and J got into it in Fred and Gary's room and Dashawn was slamming J..and noone expected Dashawn to do that!!! That was sooooo funny!!! Gotta remember that!! lol

When I made my first trip to Houston, I had to hit up Jeremy...we made the trip to Jeremy's crib in Sugarland...But Jeremy def almost got us killed dealing with some clown ass dude in Mo City(Missouri City a suburb of Houston) That shit was crazy!!! I can laugh at it now...but wasn't that much of a joke...but when i look back...we didn't take it that seriously then

I have so many other memories with Jeremy...some that I won't share on But i think we all have a memory with Jeremy... If you do.. take a moment and think about that time.

I feel like Jeremy lived his life to the fullest and did alot in the 22 years he was on earth...he lived like there was tomorrow...almost like he knew he didn't have long to live.

Today, January 8th, Jeremy was laid to rest in Houston, Texas. Leaving behind a family who lived him dearly and friends who will miss him forever.

This is an example of why we need to cherish life, appreciate every moment, every day, every victory and defeat. We never will get those back. Start to life like you don't have much time left because you don't know how much time you have left.

Below is a link to an online guest book for Jeremy..if you know him or if you don't please leave some words for his family:



Jeremy, you were a brother of mine from another mother. I know your up above now watching us all on high. Look out for me bro. I'm take over the world. Guess the world is yours like Nas would us. Much Blessings

One of the songs J put me of his favorites and now one of mine...

Another song J put me on that became a favorite of mine.....

Rest in Peace J...we got you!!