An Episodic Disaster

Whenever you are on the pursuit of your own happiness, and I am keeping this on the I, but referring to general terms. Whenever your on that journey, it isn't easy to avoid the bullshit that intercepts your road. It's like the bullshit has a magnetic pull towards you, because the shit keeps on finding you, that shit seems to never miss. But when these times hit at certain points in my day or week, it's not about reacting, but how you respond to these matters. See when these "matters" notice that you are not giving in to its bullshit, then it will take a backseat and rethink its motherfuckin strategy.


As I was recording on an awkward day, and that was on a Tuesday, just 2 days ago. I was recording right before we had that crazy rain storm that came across New York City. I was at the studio, and the conditions within that studio was a little health hazardous. It is usually nice and cool in there, but today it seemed like the Air Conditioner was kicking its feet up and was saying it wasn't with the bullshit. 


The recording went alright, but I realized that I was definitely thinking about a multitude of things, and I don't think the episode really came out the way I wanted it to. But this is why we notice these kinds of things, and we have to thank our awareness for pointing out something so critical. But overall, I am glad that the episode got done, and I know where I need to continue to build and grow stronger. Episode by episode. 


There was a heap of other things stemming from the earlier on within the week, it was really a snowball affect, and I seen the snowball coming towards me, and I realize that I was not this snowball's problem. (We also need to stop making other people's problems ours. When we create our problem, depending on your circumstances you may have the support or you just might have to deal with it on your own) In fact, I realized all I needed to do was move out of the snowballs way, and watch that shit roll right past me. 

Who gets 2 play G.O.D?

The idea for this writing came right after a session that I had. Episode 10 to be exact. Who gets to play GOD was a theme around a continued discussion off the mic, we were still amongst each other throwing jokes, statistical facts, and what was the latest. 

Mother Nature is trying her best to reclaim her planet. It's pretty evident with the flux of things within the planet. The guest of episode. 10 was telling me that mother nature never intended for us to live past a certain age. We were not supposed to go past the age 60. How much truth this held, couldn't really tell but I was definitely curious to see where he was going with this. "Mother Nature never harms what is in harmony with its own nature; however she will extract anything that appears or takes the shape or form of a plague."

He continued, "The plant kingdom and the animal kingdom is never a threat towards mother nature, but humans are a threat towards animals....The planet see's this and tries it best to unleash its wrath upon who....Humans." 

However, with the influx of technology, and rapid advancements in medicine, man has now waged a war with its own magic against the planet. But who attention is this nagging at, or stirred sleepless nights from the new enlightenment. Children of the forest and they are deeply melanated, a race going through many changes. In fact in order to ascend or evolve, one must go within. Then can we can come to terms with these changes, and fully understand the race of sleeping giants. But none of their names are Andre. Within the deep crevices within their inner being and go toe to toe with their demons. 

A student of the process but thrown into the depths of my own ignorance, slipped on a vocal cord of my own foolishness, an expression of my mind, soul, and body can't be painted onto a canvas. This is the type of love that only imprints itself onto your soul, your thoughts, shit maybe even your final breath. Don't know where the pen is leading me, but I'm holding onto dear life so I won't get left behind in this abyss. 

It was suppose to start off as a blog, but ended up changing on some other shit. 


What is G.O.O.D Music?

A friend of mines brought to my attention the controversy pertaining to the Pusha T album cover art choice. The image is of the late great Whitney Houston's drug filled bathroom. This was the same bathroom where she suffered an overdose and passed away. She was a truly genuine authentic trailblazer for her craft. Her music and iconic voice is recognized and loved by many. Unfortunately Ms.Houston was no different from any other human being with her share of problems with drugs being the most domineering which led to her untimely end.

The image taken of the bathroom was sold to Kanye West, another music mogul of today's times, for $85,000. It's insane how that picture ran for such a price. Morally where do you draw the line? The image was to speak to the viewer of what the album entails. This obviously would raise an eyebrow on why did it have to be of that though. Pusha T had made it clear that he was not even aware himself that the cover was being changed until the night before the album was released. He already had cover art that was chosen after putting in the work to get it just right.

Artistically speaking, you would have to listen to the album to understand why Kanye chose to go that route. He is an artist and at times creativity through art can be misunderstood. Art is an expression which is left open to interpretation. It is something that would strike a person to ask questions and delve deeper to understand it's reasoning. End of the day it gets attention. Power move? In my opinion it was not something i would have sought to use and feel it portrays a negative time in Whitney Houston's life which should have been left alone. I could only imagine Pushas' reaction when the decision was made. Kanye is the head of the label Good Music in which Pusha T is signed to so his word is final.

Where is using someone else's misfortune ok to gain from on this level? What about the ethics? Where do morals and creative expressions of art blend? Are there limits or boundaries? Or as an artist is there a strive to go above and beyond transcending any form of constraint and taboo. Can you relate? Listen to the album and you be the judge.