A LASTING SPIRIT RISING IN POWER
As beautiful as Oakland, California is, it’s the kind of place for which it will either make you or break you, leaving nobody free of its lasting impression or revolutionary/militant minded touch . Its a war-zone within itself, an internal war among individuals not properly groomed as if instead left for dead. Music being a supporting force to whatever your mind-state is.
Conscious Hip Hop is in short supply, I exist as more than myself in the center of a struggling music scene made up of guys that glamorize ignorance. promote murder and dope dealing within their communities, and care more about the shine than our situation as a whole. Promethazine, Mollies, Xanax and trapping is a reality when its promoted and consumed. How many love the hooka lounge? Im not knocking none of that sh*t, it is what it is. Everybody medicate themselves on something, even if its money. And everybody has a reason for what they do. But nobody wants to face the truth..
To do away with anything, is to get rid of it, crush it, extract it and im sure you get the point. Get rid of the things that constrict our lives. The main thing is our inability to stop the war on ourselves and making the needed sacrifices to deal with those who choose to go against a unified policy. To position ourselves above what they know we are capable of as a people should be our primary focus.
We the first ones hollin “the games to be told not sold“, not realizing we the only ones not lacing each other as we should . So how can we expect anything different from what we see? We neglected to pass down the needed game to get better results from those coming behind us. Now everything is turnt up, and its all about get it how u live. Now truth be told, I can’t claim the position of a saint or anything, but once i woke up to the game i had to find a means to share it so that it would be effective.
I never liked anything i was seeing that was a result of a bias society that never gave a damn about people based on their skin how we livin in my mind. I had seen behind the curtain of wickedness. I’m not just another person that know somebody who knows somebody and the door was opened for my words to be heard all for the sake of an ego, but I am one who knows what it feels like to be denied a voice, and hang out among celebs. Its a beautiful feeling but it didn’t feed my appetite..
Fast forward , trials and tribulations a rugged life and bitter spirit, and a million experiences along the way and it’s still that feeling that I crave when I think about life and desire to be heard.
I don’t mean to sell the creative process short. But to some extent almost anyone can make music today and if its helping the order of things its promoted to influence ignorance and misguidance. It keeps you from seeing the big picture.
We gotta stay Keeping It 360, not allowing egos to produce beef over BS, 9 times outta 10 pussy or pride be the cross that lead to both teams taking a lost in one way or another. If you really paying attention you can recognize the spirit you just dont wanna accept that it’s present, thats to spooky. (LOL) It’s knowing how to navigate in a world where politics are rooted and governed by crime controlled by not so secret societies who orchestrate society. It’s the familiar smell of Kush, Cookies, and grimmey streets, beating music that hits and awakens your senses to the present reality. But perhaps even more importantly than all of that, it’s YOU, the listener, that makes all of it matter.
I look forward to many more sometimes hard, sometimes ugly, always worth while experiences along this musical journey. Here’s to hoping that you are part of that journey.
If you’d like to hear the most recent milestone of that journey, click hear to listen to my most recent album, “Power Of The Tongue” .
Thank you for being a listener and for making it all matter.
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