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Fizz Talks About His New Book ‘No Excuses: Being The Father My Son Deserves’

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“I really make my son my priority, so any free time I get aside from whatever he needs is when I put the time into my music” (Fizz)

 The greatest gift a father can give to his son is a book about his love for raising him. Fizz is more than just a music performer and definitely more than just a regular guy on a Reality Show. Fizz is a single father trying to do what’s best for his son while building a solid foundation for him to rise up on. To be able to speak with Fizz as he shared some positive aspects behind writing his book was truly inspiring. Fizz shared information that could help a lot of single fathers out there who are trying to be that role model to their sons. This book is truly going to shine some light on the hidden places that real fathers such as Fizz deal with and how they can grow beyond it all, while maintaining a successful career.

Fizz’s new book is titled ‘No Excuses: Being the Father My Son Deserves’. The book is co-written by Fizz and National Best Selling Author Brittani Williams who also wrote ‘Daddy’s Little Girl’ and the ‘Black Diamond Saga’.

 Fizz took a moment to share some information pertaining to his book with Kontrol. We recently had an interview and was mesmerized by the beautiful display of pride and love he takes in being a father to his son. He is presenting more than just a book, he is also giving life changing information to his fans!

Fizz New Book 'No Excuses: Being The Father My Son Deserves'

Fizz shared with us some very profound information behind his idea for putting out his book and also highlighted some facts about what led to him to feeling the need to help other single fathers out there.

“It all started first with the show Love & Hip Hop Hollywood showing how I am as a father and from there that’s where I went. People were always complimenting me on my fatherhood and how good of a father they thought I was and how I was able to manage or balance my career and fatherhood at the same time. I felt it was a good platform for me to reach out to the younger fathers. There are up and coming fathers that are not in a relationship anymore and are now single parents. I’m also speaking to anybody in my situation as well. I really wanted to give some advice on how they can better themselves while being a father or just give them the outlook on my story, my struggles, and how I was able to get through it all. How I progressed from it and give vital information to help motivate them.”

So what exactly can readers gain from his book? Well Fizz states, “I would say they could gain some knowledge on fatherhood and how to deal with the pros & cons of it. How to deal with the struggles of balancing an entertainment career or any career. How to function between the two. Most importantly, not to put so much stress on yourself when it comes to progressing in your career. The fact that you are a parent is a constant reminder that you have that responsibility no matter what.”

Fizz makes it clear in a heartfelt tone that single fathers simply have to find that balance while continuing to be a responsible parent and maintaining a successful career. He stressed this has to be done for your sons, daughters, and never to let it all stress you out. For those who follow the artists on Love & Hip Hop Hollywood, Fizz definitely displays a calm, but positive level of balance while raising his handsome son, Kamron. His book truly sounds like something a lot of young fathers should have a copy of on their shelves for inspiration when it debuts.

Fizz & his son
Fizz & his son

Since he has taken a conscious direction with his balance between fatherhood and music, we were curious to know if he planned on putting out any more books once this is released. Fizz casually responded, “Well I’m not certain, it depends on how this well this one is received by everyone. If I can be that voice for a certain demographic of people then I’m all for it”.

Fizz has a large fan base and I’m sure that once this book hits the shelves, many will definitely take interest in hearing more from him.

Besides his book we asked if he had any other new projects he was working on for his fans and he responded, “Yes, I’m actually about to release a new music project, a mix tape called ‘Lifestyle’ and you all can expect that really soon. There isn’t a set date, but be on the look out for it.”

 

For all the lovely ladies who have been following the handsome soon to be 31 year old and wondering if he was on the market, well Fizz went on to inform the fans, “Yea, I’m single, and then he added with a laugh, “I’m a single father!”.

So ladies don’t just come for one single dose of him, be prepared to come and accept him as well as his bundle of joy, which is his son.

Fizz & his Son
Fizz & his Son

Do you all feel that Love & Hip Hop Hollywood had a part in the role he displays as a father?

Well Fizz briefly explained that the show only gave a positive aspect to the father he already was prior to the show.

“I think it made me more cautious as a father. I’m very cautious as to what my son is subject to out here and in the public eye overall. I’m also more cautious on how I present myself with what I do, but it didn’t make me change up or make me become a better father…I’ve always been the father I display myself as.”

What makes his book worth reading is the fact that he never changed up on who he was as a father to his son because of a television show. He remained consistent and that is a definite plus for anyone looking to read a book from the voice of a man who is genuine about who he is.

So, how did Fizz team up with best-selling author Brittani Williams for this awesome book idea? He stated, “We teamed up through management…her management team actually reached out to my people about writing a book and if I had any subjects that I would like to touch on. I thought that touching on fatherhood would be the best for me because of my demographic of fans and everyone who knows me or pays attention to me understands that about me. I felt like it was the right subject to touch on.”

Fizz also added that this is not the final step for him in his career achievements, “I will always feel under accomplished. I feel like I want to accomplish everything in the world, so I’m always pushing to strive for more.

With a new view on life and a positive display of growth, he is definitely no longer ‘LiL Fizz’ from B2K.

“It’s some people who will always refer to me as ‘Lil Fizz‘ because that’s what they know me as, but…It’s just Fizz now because I’ll be 31 soon and I’m far from little ( he laughed)…if anything my son is Lil Fizz and I’m Big Fizz.

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Fans are definitely going to be waiting for this book to hit the shelves because we all have had the opportunity to watch him grow through his music as well as take in what he showcased on television. Fizz is the perfect role model to young fathers all over. His love for his son is simply a beautiful display of living art for black fathers alike.

“I really make my son my priority, so any free time I get aside from whatever he needs is when I put the time into my music and it goes as it comes. It’s more of a hobby now for me because my son is my focus, so if I get the time to do the music then great, but my son is my top priority.”

 

His book is set to be released everywhere books are sold in April 2017 and the pre-order link will be in his bio on his Instagram page @airfizzo really soon.

With the ongoing rumors and drama that surrounds Fizz’s relationship with his son’s mother, Moneice Slaughter, it will be exciting to hear a very genuine, in-depth perspective on fatherhood and the relationship with his son in his own words.

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Jaden Smith Announced He Has Failed His Dad!

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Jaden Smith

What is going on with Jaden Smith?

Jaden Smith is obviously going through something massive.  Whatever the issue is, must be pretty major for him to announce that he feels he has failed his father.

Jaden went on a rant Wednesday, to Instagram Live to pour out his thoughts on following your dreams!

But, that was only after he felt the need to confess that he’s moving out of Los Angeles and that he failed his father Will Smith!

Now I for one along with many would love to know exactly what it is he is engaged in that will be a letdown to his father. We all know that the Smith family seems to be pretty open to allowing the children to be very diverse in expressing themselves.

Yet something is clearly not being fully said in this little confession. I mean come on out and spill the tea for us Jaden because the world is a bit eager to know what exactly you are saying.

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Jaden Smith & Father Will Smith

 

While sitting in the parking lot of the DMV, the actor and artist shared:

“It’s going to be so funny to tell my dad that I’ve failed straight up. Everybody follow your heart, you know what I’m saying? Do exactly what you want to do, be who you want to be. I’m about to move out of LA. There’s a lot of bad things here. Create the life that you want for yourself. Don’t try to be somebody else. It’s hard these days to really create the life you want for yourself because there’s nobody really here that’s like supporting the youth or the youth’s creativity.”

He implies he’s not being supported creatively, but made no mention of why exactly he feels like he’s letting his dad down!

I honestly believe that it has nothing to do with getting some support on his creativity. This issue goes a bit deeper than the surface and that could very well be why he feels the need to get out of the LA spotlight for a while.

Yet being the son of a very popular set of parents, can put a large amount of stress on any young adult.

The 18 year old simply wants to be free to be who he is.

We’re sure more will surface on this topic later this year but for now, you can’t help but understand his desire to get away from the big lights!

 

                             Watch his rant (below) to see if you can figure it out!

 

Reasons Hidden Figures Should Be #1 Again!

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HIDDEN FIGURES, blew expectations with movie goers, making the film #1 opening weekend, beating ROGUE ONE at the box office and bringing in $22.8 million!

Hidden Figures is a film for the entire family to experience! The true story of how three amazing women helped pave the way in areas of race and segregation, showcasing the epitome of #BlackGirlMagic!

 If you have not been to the theaters to check out this film then you are truly missing out!

Here are four reasons why the film is a MUST SEE!

The film may have taken place in the early sixties but couldn’t be timelier; especially with awards season. The film and cast members have been nominated for awards such as:  Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Critics’ Choice Movie, BAFTA Award and NAACP.

Celebrities such as Common, Nas, Jamie Foxx, Debbie Allen and many more praised the film on social media.

Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae and Octavia Spencer played the roles of the three Black female mathematicians who began working for NASA in the 1950s and helped launch astronaut John Glenn into orbit. Did you know that all of the characters they play are members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.?

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Hidden Figures Cast

Lastly, let’s not forget about the men in the film. From Luke Cage to Straight Outta Compton,  Mahershala Ali and Aldis Hodge, play the roles of  Jim Johnson and Levi Jackson; supportive husbands to Katherine Johnson and Mary Winston Jackson during the Civil Rights.

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This film is very meaningful as we embark into the celebration of Black History month. These women did something amazing during a time when women did not have many rights. Let’s add that this was a very racial era for black people.

When you take your family to see this movie, you are allowing them to experience the historical growth of black intellects through the years. You enable them to open their minds to the many possibilities of what they are capable to do if they believe. This film also shows that intellect mattered to NASA at the time more than the color of these three women’s skin.

So don’t wait until this movie comes out on DVD to experience the historical act of these three women. Make plans to go this week and support the film that has everyone talking!

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HIDDEN FIGURES

 HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world.  The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

 

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