@melanieiglesias asked me to take a picture with her. (Taken with Instagram)
I started my own blog with a few friends. Follow it. It’s dope as fuck.
My anonymity is my protection.
“Aint Another MC That Can Fill His Shoes” April 2004… #VintageBIGCoversWeek
“He Was Unbelievable”
Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace (May 21, 1972 — March 9,1997)
I want the money,
Money and the cars,
Cars and the clothes,
I just wanna be,
I just wanna be,
Culture creates a complex correlation between happiness and success, by combing the two, rather than comparing and contrasting the differences. Ever since 2009, my senior year of high school, when “So Far Gone” dropped and I first heard, “Successful”, the usage of “I Suppose” always intrigued me. To “suppose” something, is to assume as true, off of obvious, yet unproved knowledge. Metaphorically and figuratively speaking, do you need the money, cars, clothes, and hoes to signify your success? Or is success something that is self-measured? Being successful, doesn’t necessarily equate to being happy, and vice-versa. To make matters worse, with the cost of living these days, finding a job/career that makes you BOTH happy and successful is close to impossible. And when you’re successful, are you really happy? Or are your material belongings and money appearing merely as a mirage? Speaking from experience, sometimes chasing success can cause you to lose love for what makes you happy. With that being said, if you love doing something, do it because you love it, fuck everyone else’s gratification and fuck comparing your self to others. I’m not quite sure what that has to do with my analysis of this chorus…..
If you ask me what success is to me, my answer now is completely parallel to what it was months ago. I, too, was fooled by our culture’s movies, popular music, and tv shows. I wanted the “money, the cars, the clothes, and the hoes”, when in reality that happiness would only be temporary. My main aspiration, now, is to be the best, friend, son, brother, family member, and future father that I can possibly be. I want to the best person I can be, there’s more to life than my dreams, especially since my happiness always stemmed from the happiness of others.
My biggest mistake, was taking people for granted, believing I was “self-made.” A part of who and where I am now is because this is what people made me to become. I firmly believe, in order to be “happy” or “successful”, this ideology has to be instilled in an individual.
Welcome to my life. This was recorded by hip-hop journalist Bloxilla, who I was sitting next to at the Atlantic Records reserved press box. Shout outs to Ryan Leslie who was sitting in the table across from me, and I was able to witness the Atlantic Record execs ask Fabolous(who was also sitting near me) if he was willing to perform. Hip-Hip is spontaneous.