Late last year i was recording a studio session for a few guys i went to school with at a local studio to turn into a short visual snippet for a song of theirs. During one of the breaks one of the guys who also recorded at the studio asked if he could see some of my work because he may possibly have some work for me. Being the hungry (literally) kid that i was, i showed him the YouTube channel & he quickly said he wanted to work with me for a visual he wanted to do for a song about “poppin’ Molly”. i told him that that didn’t align with where i was going with indieTHI3VES™ and he replied “I don’t pop molly, i don’t even smoke…it’s what the DJ’s say people want to hear” it was in this moment, as i sat there in total disbelief that i realized what i had been feelin’ for all my life…it was my duty to change the world, and i would do it through my gifts.
Fast forward to a few days ago & i get approached by someone asking me to do a music video for a song, he emails me the song, asks me to listen to it & meet him the following day to discuss the details over food. i listened to the song & quickly realized that indieTHI3VES™ couldn’t be involved with it because it was more of the violence & cocaine lifestyle glorification that i was so determined to go against. The next day i tell him this at the restaurant & he listens at first then throws the “don’t worry about that, it’ll be put on MTV Jams & WorldStar HipHop so you’ll get plenty of notice” line at me then the “you need money don’t you,this is a paid job & sometimes to get your foot in the door (entertainment industry) you have to go along with things you don’t necessarily agree with” he persists with rationalizing me promoting more of the death, destruction, violence & drug culture glorifying over chicken wings & burgers while we wait for his business partner. When his business partner arrives he laughingly says “tell him why you won’t shoot the video for ___”. i tell him & he looks at me & says he would never let his wife listen to what he is pushing (he’s a doctor by the way, both of these men are college educated). He said he’s in it to make money, & at the end of the day it’s a business & he wants a return on his investment. He stated that he loved HipHop & actually preferred lyricism to the “turn up” music but that this is what people wanted to hear. He went on to tell me that those genres each have their place (which is true) & he wouldn’t want me to feel as if i had to change myself or have the artist have to change himself to conform to my views; by this time it was getting late & i stated i had to leave soon, as i was getting up to leave one of the guys said they wouldn’t take “no” for an answer & expected to hear from the letting them know what i decided.
As i walked through the parking lot i literally felt the weight of the world on my shoulders
You may or may not believe in the Illuminati but you cannot deny that there are unforeseen forces that control the media (music,film tv,etc),governments & corporations…
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