respect everyones views but don't let it change you
When i look at this photo i think of Nas's verse in "Meet joe black"
"Niggas say anything in they raps 'cause it sound good
Don't even mean what they say, horrible outlooks
Y'all ain't really 'bout this, house nigs
Y'all was in the house with it
We don't respect fake jewelry and silly outfits."
But a couple years before i was doing what he was talking about . In My video Esskimoh I appear homeless , and have a dream about being rich. I purchased a fake gold chain online , prop money etc.
Not only Nas , but Other influences in The Culture, make me take a second look at myself and some things that i do or things that i have done.
Im a little off with my creative process but i genuinely believe its important for me to be the way i am , and who I am when I am, creating.
I fully Respect the views of the great emcees before me, and the understanding that this thing we do, and this thing we have is sacred and special and not a joke or a game, and with that being said , i feel like it is very important for me to be who i am with my vision.
some people you respect may have views that go against what you are doing , just always remember its okay to be you.