Kendrick Lamar and Tupac Shakur

I remember you was conflicted
Misusing your influence
Sometimes I did the same
Abusing my power, full of resentment
Resentment that turned into a deep depression
Found myself screaming in the hotel room
I didn’t wanna self destruct
The evils of Lucy was all around me
So I went running for answers
Until I came home
But that didn’t stop survivor’s guilt
Going back and forth trying to convince myself the stripes I earned
Or maybe how A-1 my foundation was
But while my loved ones was fighting the continuous war back in the city, I was entering a new one
A war that was based on apartheid and discrimination
Made me wanna go back to the city and tell the homies what I learned
The word was respect
Just because you wore a different gang colour than mines
Doesn’t mean I can’t respect you as a black man
Forgetting all the pain and hurt we caused each other in these streets
If I respect you, we unify and stop the enemy from killing us
But I don’t know, I’m no mortal man, maybe I’m just another nigga.

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Taking The First Step

Have you ever wanted something so big that you sometimes stop, look at yourself and go; “am I ready to embrace it?” Well, that is pretty me every day.

I am so proud of myself, I have compiled my music in a disk, took a taxi to town and gave it to as companies as I could, and that felt wonderful. I am God of my destiny and through hard work it reflects, I have what it takes to make it.

In the movie The Pursuit Of Happiness by Will Smith and his son Will tells his son that; “When people cannot do something themselves, they tell others that they cannot as well”. That has stuck with me forever, and so can nobody tell me what I can or cannot do/be.

I have taken the first step. With that said, good luck to myself and to everyone chasing a dream far bigger than they are, but having faith far bigger than the dream.

Amen.
As I take another step……………….

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