It’s really something to check my email, and find messages like this waiting on me to see, and know that, even though I may feel like I am naught reaching those who I need to reach, especially those who I feel should support my work in the city, and state I rep Kalamazoo, Michigan.
So when I get thoughts like this, I can’t help but share to show why I stand to be #TheArtist4thePeople. Check out what one of my listeners had to say.
Now, after reading that, I think that you would now have an even clearer standing to why I do what I do when it comes to any of my workings be it found in my music production, video production, and or thoughts that I take the time to put together for my visitors of my site, and my subscribers In These Dayz of Tyme.
Even though it is a great struggle to have to feel as if you’re getting nowhere, because of all of the programming going on, all of the distractions going on, and all of the favoritism, and commercial acts taking place by some of those who many choose to support.
This right here shows that, whether you support this artist or naught, there are those who will, and showing it simply by doing what the supporter above showed by her own choice and free will.
I didn’t have to tell her anything she did it on her own, because whatever I was able to deliver through my music that she received, something that she found that held value and worth for her.
What about you? Who knows, maybe you’ll be the next one who I show how much I appreciate. Shout out to all those who take the time to share their thoughts with Rilla.
Something hit me on this rainy, flood y day. the thought about creativity and talent hit me, and whether there’s a difference. So I wanted to touch on it, and in all honesty, I feel like there is a difference between being a creative artist, and a talented one. Being creative is a means of expressing ones gifts universally, and unlimited. Where you have one who is talented by, but also stands in limitation. And what I mean by limit is; the only recognition given is by someone else seeing and acknowledging whether you have some type of extra skills over someone else s.
But in all reality; everyone has some type of gift of creativity that is universal and beyond the limiting of those who would feel that they have the power to say whether the creativeness of someone else is good enough or naught. Creativeness comes from above, and talent comes from below. It really just depends on how you are able to look at it, but if you are able to see; then you will be able to see that, but creativeness tends to stand beyond what it means to be talented. The power given when looked at to be talented can also be taken and stripped away. As a creative artist, the only taking is what you allow to be taken.
If I used self as an example, this is what my thoughts would be: “I may naught in the eyes of those who feel that they have the power to see a worthiness in me, to be acknowledged as possessing a certain talent worthy of recognition in the eyes of those who hold the power to help. But, as a creative artist, I control the flow, and operation to how my work will be seen and critiqued by the eyes and ears of those who seize the moment, and opportunity to experience by choice in engagement”
Below is the song video “Man of Steel” (God’s 4lo). A song what one could see as an example of what it means to be a creative artist rather than be seen as a talented artist. There is no limiting my ability to be, and show to have a flow, and vision of creativeness that, I feel is important to me, and why regardless to whether talent is seen in my work or naught, it don’t stop my continuing flow of creativeness.
MAN OF STEEL
To me, it appears to be a favoritism game being played when it comes to talent, but as a creative artist you might be bothered a little by it, but when you know what I know you tend to take the good with the bad and allow that in itself to fuel ones ambitions even more to work harder towards being even more of stand up, and out as an artist who creates. Creating is an operation, like science and the flow possession of uniqueness beyond entertainment.
Me personally, I stand for the creative minds of artist who struggle to get their work to be recognized by those who could possibly help that creative artist’s work elevate by endorsement, support and guidance to how one can make a living off of doing what they love doing, which is their creative artwork. Anyway, I just wanted to touch on this because it crossed my mind today. Long live the creative artist.
Showing to control the 4lo. So what does that mean? It means that, as a recording rap artist, it is very important for one to have control showing the ability to hold his own when it comes to this music game of rhyme and reason.
When you look at much of what is going on in the music game and entertainment game there is a lot of control measures being laid down.
You have a lot of this and that, that and this; a lot copy catting, and this is why for me, it is a must to control the 4lo.
And having the power to do so allows me to be the artist that I want the need to be. Being able to control the 4lo of my own musical works, that in itself is something that many aren’t able to say.
And though it’s a task, and has its ups and downs side when it comes to being an indie rap recording artist, I am able to find my way through the obstacles and keep being the artist/music producer that I see myself being.
I think my workings alone gives an in-depth example to my position and purpose for doing what I do as an artist and music producer.
When I look at all the artists in Kalamazoo, and even Michigan itself, it shows how many are doing it.
So being able to see this, it tells me that one must look at all of it from a Birdseye angle, and figure out how I’m going to make things happen, because I’ve seen and see a lot of side switching, and favoritism going on.
You have those who root for, and want certain artist to shine, and win especially in Kalamazoo, which is fine. The problem? When it’s naught done on a level, and more reasonable tip.
I may naught rap like your favorite mainstream rappers, but I know how to bring it too, and control the 4lo of things and while doing so, I does it like no other.
Don’t think so? Listen to some of my songs, and then decide, don’t just take sides without first weighing the options out to why, and naught because you feel that you need to roll with. Whomever you see and think is winning.
I know that, there are those of you who think that, the whole Ecstasy Line (Ex-Train) thing that goes on in Kalamazoo is something fresh and new, but is it? Well, if you know as I know, and come from my days in time you would know that, it’s naught. But, there are those who don’t know, so I thought I’d touch on it a bit.
So, what is theEcstasy Line (X Train)? It’s basically a modern version to what many of those street katts from back in day use to do. They would form lines in they’re hot rides after the club, and mob thru the zoo, and Spring Valley. One of the famous slogans for this line was called: (Doing the Loc). And those who are from this era know that, that stands as truth.
So now decades later, you have these children of some of those from back in the day who are now growing up, and now you have what I call repeat of events of history. You have people children out in these streets doing what was once done, but on a whole new level, and an effective one, but in a more negative way.
How? You don’t have to take my word for it, you just look at the facts to the matter, and that the results, and impact that has been laid, and see it for what it is, and naught fool yourself. It’s naught what you do, but how you do it, and when it has no good intent behind it, it ends up eventually being viewed, and looked at as more nonsense, people involved especially your (children) eventually are made examples of and then falling off like bad dope.
So, I’ll say it again; this Ecstasy Line (X Train) is something that was adopted from something already done back in the day and just renamed and nothing more than just something looked at by your children to be cool to do while hanging out with their friends, and family enjoying themselves while coming through the hood in the zoo.
But naught only that, and what many of you are trying to dodge is the fact that, this is the promoting of and named after a man-made substance “Ecstasy“ is it naught? This new way of coming through the zoo has a negative affect, and impact, and the reality is that, it has done more damage than good. People have been hurt, done went to jail, killed and people’s property has been damaged. Why? Go figure, ask yourself, but I’m pretty sure that ya know.
LOOSING ON BOTH SIDES IN KALAMAZOO
And let’s naught forget the lives lost, affected, those who done went to prison and lives disturbed due to the noise, busting of liquor bottles in the streets, and I can go on. By who? I think you know the answer. Now if I’m fabricating then by all means correct me, but this is the clear truth on naught what I can see, but you too can see if your being real with self.
You just can naught expect to see, know and receive what one say’s that one needs, and wants if we allow ourselves to accept the Un acceptable, condoning, and or participating in the acts, and things that we know are a part of the cause in naught being able to see better, and rise beyond the madness that we see going on within the communities that one occupies, which are problems created due to what?
You have those people who keep raging on about we need, but naught realize that, that need first starts naught without first starting at the root of the problem. “Fact” I can’t help but recall when I was one who was so fed up with the fact that, I had to come outside, and clean up broken glass in the street to prevent self or anyone else from getting a flat tire to the point where, I heard I think Buddy Hanna talking about it on the radio station, and I decided to call in and address it, and had my say on it. And naught only that, but then decided to get with my partner in rhymeMC My D and came up with a song on this topic called: “Why.” (Y)
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See, the thing about it, I been addressing these issues, and we been touching on these things in our musical work for some time now. For us as Musicians/recording artist and music producers who #GiveIt2EmRaw for Kalamazoo, and for any other city and state; this is what and how we choose to reach back by bringing awareness in hopes to better enlighten our peers and those listeners of our creative musical work as ZooRillaz.
Guys who been through it, and know the real life style of the street, and hood life. See here’s the thing; we beenLivin’ Oon the Edge, we been threw much of the obstacles that are now faced and praised by y’all children, and at one time we too praised it, but we made changes, and sacrifices to be who and where we are today, so we have no interest in knocking anyone for the choices they make, but don’t expect total agreement with things that show to naught be in alignment with ones cause.
Our only mission is to keep working towards giving back, by showing hope and exercising being the good recording artist’s that we need to be. To be good delivers of the word. And though you have those who would rather make attempts to mock, and secretly bite the style and parade on with this whole big I, little U messy mindedness as if what we strive to do is naught good enough and relevant with intent.
I don’t hate to inform you, but we continue to stay relevant, and as long as the creator (God) continues to help us on the mission in our real struggles to put music for the mind out we won’t be denied. What we do, and how we do it shall be done like no other, and we bow to none. The ones who call themselves doing any better is no more than a boaster.
“For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, Un thankful, and unholy.”
Now what does that tell you. I think you see many of those type don’t ya? also mentioning the fact to how those who say that they are for the good and change for Kalamazoo, and for unity, but at the same time show otherwise by trying to under play, undermine and try to say slick shhh…. in reference to the light bringer for the Zoo?
Anyway, I just let that work do the talking, and after, and or if you decide to take a listen to the song above “Why” (Y) I leave it to you, the readers, visitors and listeners to decide especially those of you who are living in Kalamazoo, and can relate to this post. And please keep this in mind. If y’all don’t handle your children by taking the time these people will or the streets will claim their life, I’m out.
Leave a comment below, pros or cons and if there’s truth found in the song.
By all means SHARE THIS WITH YOUR CHILDREN AND ASK THEM WHAT DID THEY GET FROM IT.
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It’s naught just about us, we just want to know what you got if you got anything, and I’ll leave it at that. Good day to those who are able to see.
The wait is over. I just finished putting together this Rap Music Video promoting a song that will be on my second CD project release titled: “Certified,” which give a thorough breakdown to what it means to be certified in the streets by ones real life acts.
It’s easy for me, to say one thing, and naught be able to have authentic proof to what I say, good bad and or ugly, I don’t have to say nothing, those who were out there in the struggle in the street life can tell the story better than me. Proverb 23:2 touches on what I mean by letting others tell the story.
“Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.”
Very deep, and very important as well. Hey, it’s naught my wordings, I just honor what is being said when it makes sense you feel me?
So, I think that I make self clear to why, I stand to be the difference and why I choose naught to be, and do as no other man does nor act and immolate those who are your favorite rappers, and hip hop artist.
This is why, I self goes as hard as I do with my workings, because I want to be able to build value, and worth that, I will be able to offer to you the reader and possible listener and follower of my creative artwork.
My aim is to keep building a loyal audience and platform for them that helps me to be able to better serve the real people with real substance when it comes to this music.
I’m naught interested in trying to out do your favorite rappers, I’m just being the artist that makes and brings the difference.
As a recording rap artist, and music producer and even a bit of a video producer as well can you imagine what I go through just to put things together?
Time right? Each position I spoke on takes a lot of investment of time, and then there still ones personal life that has to be maintained while trying to do what one has a passion for, and loves to do as an artist.
So, with that being said, check out the video above produced by yours truly, and credit goes out to my partner in rhyme MC MyD who took the shots.
Alright y’all holler back make sure to leave some feedback on your likes and dislikes, and how I can improve in order to better serve and deliver the message to you. Chief ATG X out.