Just finished watching “Menace to Society”. Haven’t seen it in a while, has be thinking about all the hood movies “Boyz N The Hood” “South Central” and such.
Was thinking about how these movies open your eyes/bring life to all the issues that are going in the black community, the cycle, the story that seems to never end.
From what I remember growing up music what about writing stories about life, what you were going through. It has kinda strayed away from that and as an upcoming artist I think a lot about what type of artist I want to be. I try to think about what I stand for, what’s my brand, how I come off to people.
I believe what I want to do with my music is just tell me story. My albums will be my stories. My autobiographies through my art.
I just hope that there’s a movement of people that aren’t afraid to bring light to the issues at hand esp with those still being oppressed. Sometimes we celebrate as if certain things have been left in the past to never be brought up again and yes we can be happy but in times of peace I always use that as a time to reflect to make sure that “this moment in time” can be sustained.
Music is like an escape for a lot of people, the people creating it and the people listening to it. The minute music became exploitable beyond reason it seems as if it’s lost it’s value, it’s juice on being able to rejuvenate people on their problems and give them hope for a brighter tomorrow.
It’s not about what I don’t have so I won’t even talk about that. What I do have and can offer is a fresh perspective on life through my eyes.
Times are different so marking your mark on the world or even just your neighborhood, your city is extremely hard. Today you can be the next big thrill for not even real talent but just being entertaining. It can be depressing but you just have to remember, I have to remember why I do what I do. I don’t do music for validation or to be famous. I remember that my purpose is to plant seeds and also music is my therapy. Whatever else happens is just the aftermath.
As I grow, each day I’m focusing so much on making sure that my validation is in God and God alone. Nothing else matters after that and what He thinks of me is what I stand by. I know who I am through Him.
People are always gonna have something to say, moving on.
Ok so watching GMA and the poll says 65% okay and 35% not okay for parents to take 4 parenting classes (i.e. bullying) by the time their kid is in the 6th grade. If the classes are not taken by then their kid(s) will not be passed to the 7th grade.
Now this is a proposal out for NY, while a majority agree, I feel like as soon as something like this becomes required there will be a few to just fall through the cracks.
I feel like those parents that are working hard (and even in some situations where there is only one parent) they may not be able to attend another extra “something” that they have to add to their calendar.
I understand the benefit. I feel it should be highly suggested but not mandatory. If mandatory they classes better be free!!!!! Because watch how this will be another tool to separate certain kids in school for something that they cannot control.
That’s all I have to say about this.
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“Beauty was not a thing that I could acquire or consume… it was just something I had to be!”
Yesterday the sermon was about being bitten by the unexpected mishaps of life but continuing to press forward because God still has a purpose for us and we’re just in between revelation and manifestation.
So how about I get home… still dealing with rehabilitating a dog that isnt mine. I literally got bit by him trying to remove him from his cage (no biggie im fine & and im still working on him).
I just cheuckled to myself at the metaphorical then
There are quite a few on this list I need to see.
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