Figueroa and Morality (a slight rant)
A lot of my music isn’t exactly about the happiest things in life. For the most part I try to focus on issues like addiction, self-harm, depression, and suicide as these are all relevant issues in our society (sadly). With that, a decent amount of the people who come to talk to me about my music usually are going through and dealing with one of those issues I just named. Most of it ranges from asking for advice to thank you’s to just simple acknowledgements. However, something stuck with me that was said a few weeks ago that has caused me to truly think.
It started when a young girl messaged me on Tumblr saying that she enjoyed my music but has recently found herself in wallowing depression. I sympathized with her and asked what she feels may have been bringing her down lately. This is when she hit me with those three words, “What’s the point?” She emphasized that we are all mortal creatures, destined for death, not certain of what comes afterwards, and with all of that as fact, then what is the point of trying? What is the point of attempting to make an impact on the world when you’ll die just like everyone else? This has caused me to truly contemplate what morality means to me, and if you are reading this, I think I may have found the point.
So why should we even try to chase our dreams? My answer to that is morality itself. We are all destined to die, so this is it. This is your one chance to make an impact. Now you can sit there and let life go by while you’re known as just some other person, or you can go out there, lower your shoulder, and break some fucking walls down. I get it, life is fucking rough and sometimes it seems pointless; but when all is said and done, if you can say that you changed one person’s life for the better, I’d say that’s a fucking success. You see, if we all sit here and just accept our imminent doom then shit just wouldn’t get done. We have to live our lives as just a decent human being, helping each other out, and attempting to do what we love.
So my morality, the fact that I can be dead in an instant: that is my biggest motivation. My goal with this is to make a change somehow. I refuse to be another pixel in this massive picture that is our world. I refuse to be just some other guy. I refuse to sit by and let things be the way they are when I know that I can at least attempt to make them better. I give this everything I’ve got, and I work to make sure that at the end of the day I can sleep well at night. It wasn’t always that way, but I’ve worked towards this and I am damn proud of what I’ve done, and I’m excited for what I will do. As Babe Ruth once said, “Heroes get remembered. Legends never die.”
Thanksgiving Birth Giving(?!)
Tomorrow is my birthday! Instead of taking the day off like most people, we got some new shit for each and every one of you! The Reality of it All drops tomorrow at noon! Stay Tuned
T H E R E A L I T Y O F I T A L L
What people fail to realize is that I am my own greatest critic. Anything negative you say to me isn’t anything I haven’t said to myself before. But I see the reality of my own situations and until you see it through my eyes, you will never be able to expect what is coming next.
The Reality Of It All drops Thursday, November 28th. Stay tuned.
My homeboy DJ just put up this video on his youtube channel, featuring music by yours truly. Dude makes some good points! #LegalizeIt
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