Reflections of the Soul
You know for the past 2 weeks while my wife & kids were visiting family & friends back in Wisconsin I had a lot of time to just “be me”. A man with nothing but his thoughts, dreams, hopes, goals, aspirations, wants, desires, and I came to this conclusion…I LOVE MY LIFE!! Now I am not saying that I am a perfect person, I will never be that just like most everyone I have my flaws. I am who I am and I will not run from what has happened to me in my life because each moment has brought me to this point.
My #1 purpose in this world is to do anyting & everything to make my beautiful & precious wife happy & our two beautiful kids. Everything I do, every decision we make, every waking second I want to make sure that they have the world. Now I know that I can’t realistically do that but as a man, husband, father it is what I wake up for & it is my motivation. Some people know the trials that my daughter went through from the time she was born to where she is now & I would dare any of you to trade places with her & I bet 90% of you would have quit. I know I probably would have but now everytime I don’t think I can do something I look into her blue eyes & I see that anything is possible. My family is my rock & I am thankful everyday that I have them in my life….they are my perfect team.
Now, my final piece I would like to reflect on is this wonderful life of hip-hop music. Thanks to my brother & my best good friend Brad Real I have had that honor & the priviledge to see & do things that I would have never in my life dreamed possible. I have recorded songs, I have performed live on stages, I have been in music video’s, but most importanly I have got to experience a life that I would have never gotten to do otherwise. I have also had the chance to meet people that have been nothing but great to me. People like Rusty Redenbacher, Mr. Kinetik, Eratic, Sleeper Cell Crew, Kal-J, Who is Mojey, ACE One, and every local artist in Indianapolis. These are people that I consider not just my friends but icons and Living Legends. However, with Brad I try my best everyday to repay him for what he has done & I don’t think I can come close but know that when I dawn the “black hat” (head over to www.bradreal.com & you will see it) that I am about to unleash the fury. That said I keep things in perspective & I know what I am here to do and I will always do it.
In closing I just want to say that these past two weeks have been very therapuic for me. I have really been able to just have time to lock into my soul & figure out what my true purpose in life is…that is to take care of my family, go hard every single day, continue to enjoy this ride called hip-hop music, and last but certainly not least continue to repay Brad Real & 8729 Records for everything they have done for me. The ride is not over it has only just begun folks…#LettersToTheEditor
Here is the latest video from the one & only Seanie Mic
As I draw closer to turning the ripe age of 30 lately certain events in my life has forced me to take a deep look at my life & the world my family is raised in. I am by no means a person that has all the answers & I am by no means the preachy type but there are certain people in my life that have changed my life for the good. These are people that I would have never imagined meeting in my life but as the saying goes “things happen for a reason” & I believe that saying more everyday.
If you could go back to 6th grade me & ask what I planned on doing when I got older I am sure I would have given the usual answers of being a husband, father, working for a living, and being content on just going with the flow of life. However, about 3 years ago little did I know that I would be given the opportunity to alter that “normal” life & be given the chance to go on this wonderful journey we like to call hip-hop. I can honestly say that I would not trade this ride in for anything and that I take hip-hop to heart just like I do my family. That’s because the people that I met along the way have all been nothing but generous and humble to a person like me. I have met people like Rusty Redenbacher, Mr. Kinetik, Kal-J, Eratic, ACE One, Mic Sol, Asky, Fire, MoJey, E-Dot, and so many other people that I would take forever to name them. The one thing that they all have in common….I consider them family because they treated me like family. These people never once said anything negative toward me while I started on this journey & in fact I have learned much from all of them and could never fully repay them for what they have done. My goal is to continue the journey & blaze down the path that they have set for people like me. Not just to pick up the torch & carry it on but to put my own stamp on local music.
Of course none of this would have been possible had it not been for hands down the best person, friend, family member I have in Brad Real. I am not going to bore people with the details on how we met but I will just say that I am honored everyday that I wake up that I get to be a part of something special in the music that we put out to people. This is the person that altered that life plan of mine 3 years ago but it was for a great reason because it took me places & allowed me to meet people I guarantee I would have never been or seen in my life. Why I was chosen who the hell knows I just know that people treat music like their kids so I know how important this is which is why I try my best everyday to help spread the word & to make sure that it gets “raised” to be the best thing ever.
Basically, as I look back at my past 30 years I am in a good place with myself and I plan on pushing hard to get us where we want to be. I may never be the best artist ever or the coolest artist ever but I will be one of the hardest working artists ever. So to that little 6th grade kid that thought life was going to be nothing but 9-5 jobs & 8 hours of sleep….be sure to tell people that hip-hop is not an image it is a lifestyle!!
"Rise Above" on X103 w/ On-Air Interview
In case you missed our on-air intervivew with Kimmy of X103 this past Sunday, click the picutre below and check it out! It’s followed by the radio debut of “Rise Above”!
"Determination" was the first song I wrote entirely by myself & with the help of a very good friend of mine (Brad Real) was recorded in the basement of my house. The sound quality may not be the greatest but I loved making this song as it was a message to myself that no matter what I will do what I have to in order to succeed in this world…determination is a powerful mind set.