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Your Story Is More Important Than Your Single

One night I found myself at an open mic in NYC's Lower Eastside. I love open mics because it brings me back to humble beginnings. When I was learning the stage, learning eye contact, learning how to promote myself. A young rapper had taken the stage an as always I was front and center. I like to give the artists on stage my energy. We all need those one or two ppl who will help show the audience its ok to engage. Throughout his performance he maybe mentioned his name twice at the most and the rest of the performance was all promotion. "This is my new single", "just dropped this last month", "this is from my upcoming album".... blah blah blah blah. I seen this so many times I felt like I should write a blog post about it cus its always disheartening when an artist doesn't realize their story is more important than their singles.

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The Beauty Of Being Single

Being single gets a bad rep. You're automatically looked at as a hoe because you don't want to share anything exclusive with anyone. First off, fuck what ppl think of you. Its about what you think of yourself and how you want to live the only life you been given. Not every nice person you meet and share energy with has to be the person you're going to spend THE REST OF YOUR LIFE WITH. I wrote that in caps to emphasis how craaaaaazy that sounds. That because I met you, you're a great person and we shared a bunch of great moments I should see the rest of my life with you????

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You Love The Idea Of Me

To say the least, love isn't my strong suit. Like all human beings, I come with my own set of flaws, demons and areas where I need to grow. But I also come with qualities of strength, wisdom, support, motivation, sexual satisfaction, etc. All qualities that women usually insist on having in a man they want to spend their life with. But I have learned that sometimes people like the idea of someone more than they like the actual person. 

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Growing Up An Only Child Never Taught Me The Meaning Of Family.

 Photo By: Matt Ogilvie taken at the Live Mondays in Brooklyn. 

Photo By: Matt Ogilvie taken at the Live Mondays in Brooklyn. 

Coming from a single parent household I never really knew how to establish a family bond with anyone. All my cousins lived in the south and my mother, my stepfather and I were always moving around in the army and everything always felt temporary. A stepfather isn't your father and you know that as a child no matter how much your parents try to convince you. Your spirit knows it. I learned how to never get too attached. That has played a part in my life as I grew up. I don't know how to just call you up and have nothing to say but just want you to know that Im thinking of you. And sometimes I don't have all the time in the world to talk but I still am learning how to establish a bond with someone one

 

For some of you who come from different backgrounds, it may come easier for you. But in order to change something about yourself, you have to begin the process of applying. How do you undo 15 years of a pattern in 2 years? We sometimes don't even discover that we have picked up bad patterns till it's too late. I say all that to say. Everyone has a past you don't know about that contributes to how they unlearn certain things that you may not consider favorable qualities. Understand that and be patient with that or leave us alone.

 

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I believe in complete transparency as we walk our journey though life. It allows others to feel safe enough to share their perspective in hopes we may all take a little something from each other. Leave A Comment. 

Thank You To Carey From Ireland

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I just want to say thank you to Carey (@underscorecarey) from Ireland who sent me this painting and left such a heart felt message about how my music has impacted his life. The support really gets me through.