Saturday, August 28, 2010

Right After The Cycle:"Hold Onto Your Dreams Till They Come True"

There's something that I've always taken a bit of pride in. That is, until the past few days. I'm talking about writer's block. I've always stated that i never get writer's block because i always have a defined purpose in mind when i'm about to write a song. But recently, i had the idea perfectly formed in my head but the "right" words wouldn't come... Sure i could have written the song but it just didn't feel right. And whenever that happened these past few days, i went into a sort of emotional slump. It's times like that that make you start to doubt your abilities, and basically what the hell you're planning to do with your life. Thinking like that never helps because then your mental demons take hold and you might never recover from writer's block as quickly as you could have. After a short nap, what i did was just go back to my old rhyme books and look over old stuff and even the new songs no one's heard yet. It made me realize that all this writing and rewriting, this practicing, all of this is definitely leading up to something and that nothing anyone puts so much effort in ever goes to waste.
12 songs written. 7 more to go.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Journal #1: Right After The Cycle

I think it's finally time to reopen the blog posts now. The Cycle was out officially on August 6, it's been 2 weeks exactly, and i'm glad that i've gotten reviews that my technique has improved. Still, there's still a long way to go, and right now, i'm a lot hungrier than before because now i know i really have something to prove. I'm inspired by the quote "third time's the charm", and i'm rapping harder than ever because in many ways, my next project is a true maturation of my character, something that i'm only truly beginning to understand now. In a few months, i'll turn 17 and when that day comes, i want to have music that proves that i'm here to stay. I thank everyone who actually listened to The Cycle back to back...lots of hip hop heads(including myself) are guilty of downloading tons of mixtapes that they never get around to and i hope everyone enjoys the last days of their summer,i know this one will forever be embedded in my mind.