“Call me the general, pushing that new agenda through” - Joey Bada$$
Who's the most self conscious? To the hyper conscious mind is there a proper answer. Jay Z told me question religion, question it all, question existence until those questions are solved. Enter the ring I shadow boxing my conscience till my faith start responding. Living life in between my headphones I call it...
Not living blissfully, the music keeps me going. Sane & afloat I'm that person you see walking to work with their headphones on. I'm that person you see on the train minding their business with their headphones on. There's always music playing in my head even without music actually playing aloud. I often recite random lyrics throughout the day to which my friends always blame me for getting songs stuck in their head. I guess you can say depending on the song I mention, it's what mood I'm in. I more often than not relate whatever someone is conversing about or respond to them in song lyrics.
Can't live life through a song quote man. That previous line is from Mick Jenkins who drops jewels. An oxymoron if you will for my life for reasons already mentioned. Although unless using proper contextualization from his perspective I might have misconstrued the line a tad bit. Like with anything there is a deeper meaning to everything. I was once that person that said it's not that deep until you realize that a lot of things, well yea, they are that deep. I guess it was just means for escape grounds for a cruel joke or awkward situation. Music keeps me locked in & conscious. That goes without saying there's always room for all types of music. It's important to bump in the whip too, don't get it twisted either.
Personally I do believe we are in another Golden Era for Hip-Hop. With artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Drake, J Cole at the top of their game not to mention all the young artists that are popping off & growing immensely like Joey Bada$$. The legends of the game are still dropping flames as well (Still waiting for that Nas album btw). With the technology these days production is at an all-time high in terms of quality. People may complain too many producers or beats sound too similar these days, but it's probably due to not being willing to search for the music. As the world continues to evolve as does hip-hop. Thankfully we live in a more lenient time in terms of artists having leeway to express themselves & not receiving inapprehensible amount of backlash. Due to it we have received some incredible projects like Acid Rap & The Healing Component . Although I believe 2017 hasn't been as strong a year for releases as the past few have it's still been solid. As for the future, it looks bright for Hip-Hop no matter the tough times we are in and with that being said, thank God for the intelligent movement known as Hip-Hop. But like really though is Nas ever going to drop his album. Nonetheless without further ado welcome to Rewnd where our goal is to connect with the reader through our work. YERRRR!