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will rap for food

part 1

 

Will rap for food part 1 As a Socio Political Hip Hop Artist I had to come to, the conclusion. That I was attempting to be apart of a cut throat industry. That ment that certain avenues would be inaccessible to me as a artist unless I was willing to compromise. By the time that my skill set and my aspirations were running parrell to each other. I was faced with a decision. The only decsion one could make in a profit driven competition. Change or die !

  Do I change who I already know myself to be, for money? Or Do I persevere leaning on the faith that my creator would see me through? It’s funny looking back with perspective and knowledge at my younger self. My early exposure to some of the musical greats. The stages I have been on. The people I have met in my travels. the funniest part of all is that I never wanted Fame or should I say to be Famous. I wanted to be a Successful Hip Hop Artist. I wanted to nuture the culture and its music.

 

in the midst of it’s golden age

 

 I came into the culture in the midst of it’s golden age. Everyone was unique. Everyone had a voice. We listened to the music with reverence for the artistry and the honesty. That is the covenant you made with the music. To be yourself and to show and prove in your demonstration. I don’t want you to get me wrong. It is a wonderful thing to see this music that was maglined as trivial and passing. Surpass all the limits of the naysayers. Do Billions of sales and change the world. I love all of that. But what I cared about most was the art.

Without the art all you have is a product. A cast of a mold made specifically to make money. Each with the same dimensions. Fitting into the same holes. No new horizions and fuled by the same stories of violence , sex or both. What’s left out of the equation are the people. The artist and the listener. That is the real shame. Now, There are exceptions to that rule even and I commend and celebrate the individuals that were able to break through the wall.

 

The ASPIRATIONS the new ideas

Like myself there are millions of souls that can attest to the power of music. Specifically Hip Hop in this case. The aspirations the new ideas and the vibrations changed my life. Even the most secular rap music was enpowering because of the individuality of the artist. As that changed I was forced to walk away. I must admit that I was tempted by expediancy and a empty stomach but the Creator had plans for my life. Each time something happened that made me walk away,thankfully.

(to be continued)….. 

 

WORK

work art

THE WORK SONG: VIDEO – STRIVERS TV

THE WORK SONG

OUR CREATOR HELPS THOSE THAT HELP THEMSELVES AND THE HELPLESS !

The WORK SONG is a reminder to all souls struggling and striving. In some way or another but especially when it comes to creating the life you want. I wrote THE WORK SONG as a reminder for those people especially, because I believe we are irrevocably tied to each other. When we encourage each other, help each other. With words or actions. We could be potentially be changing the world or just ourselves.

I WROTE THIS SONG TO INSPIRE OTHERS TO DO WHAT THEY CAN WHILE THEY CAN.  THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT. PLEASE CONTINUE TO LOOK FOR NEW UPDATES AND NEW MUSIC FROM STRIVERS TV…..

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THE DAY BEFORE TOMORROW

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THE DAY BEFORE TOMORROW  – 7 SONG (EP) produced written and performed by STRIVERS TV

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THE DAY BEFORE TOMORROW

For M the only women that ever loved me without condition. I was young and I was hurting and I didn’t have knowledge of self. If I had been as conscious and aware as you were at the time maybe things would have been different. I remember you hating profanity. You told me I didn’t need vulgarity because I was smart . I would claim artistic freedom and laugh,laugh,laugh.  I think of you and the plans we made. I tried to do all the things in life you encouraged me to do. You attempted  to nurture a broken soul even though your own soul was broken. You saved my life and gave me the courage to leave home and to dream. I wrote this song for you but it’s hard for me to listen to it. When I do I feel like I failed you. Please forgive my short comings and know I forgive yours. I pray everyday that your soul has found peace. I still love you and I Thank you for EVERYTHING…

HAPPY (-:

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HOLD ME

HOLD ME from the (EP) “THE DAY BEFORE TOMORROW” by STRIVERS TV

To error is human. To admit your error is divine. We all have different paths to travel. Some people travel by limousine other by foot. I have come to know it’s truly the journey. The knowledge you gain along the way is a blessing but the people are the gift. I have always had trouble expressing my feelings. I would always hold back suppress my feelings and then explode with irrational behavior. I cut my self off from people I love for fear of possible rejection. in doing so I robbed the people that loved me of the opportunity to know me. I have a wonderful family and friends that are true. I refuse to let my personal baggage keep me from that love and life as it has in the past. i chose LOVE over all because everything is a by product of love, even hate.

I wrote this song Hold Me as a reminder to those I have been separated from. I’m here in all my human being and I love you all back.

HOLD ME produced, written and performed by STRIVERS TV from the (EP) THE DAY BEFORE TOMORROW

I LOVE YOU FOR NEVER LETTING GO. I LOVE YOU BACK !

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THE DAY BEFORE TOMORROW


 

 

 

SPITTT

“Long Live Hip-Hop”

 

“SPITTT”

PRODUCED & WRITTEN BY 

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Hip Hop is Dead, Long live Hip Hop

  We said that we loved the music and the culture, that we would live this way for the rest of our lives. We promoted the parties, carried the records, begged the DJ’s and we preformed for little or nothing. When I said I love HIP HOP. I meant it and this song is my salute to all of you that have nurtured the music and the culture. To all of you that never sold out.

Hip Hop Culture raised My Mentality

The culture and its music raised my mentality and gave me a sense of belonging. To this day my favorite mental exercises to this day are poetry and songwriting, a habit formed during my time as an active Hip Hop artist. In fact, I write as much as possible, but the issues I write about reflect my years and I think Carry more weight due to my life experience. Writing keeps me cognizant of who I am, mindful that we are living in a rapidly changing world. Writing keeps me hungry for knowledge and solutions to real problems.

   A sense of purpose

Yes, Hip Hop culture gave me a sense of style and a sense of purpose. Because of rap music, I have been able to express my Hopes, frustrations and reconcile my pain. Hip Hop Culture has taken me far and wide. Through this beautiful Culture, I have been blessed to have met people from all walks of life. No matter the skin tone or economic circumstances Hip Hop allowed us to connect and share.

 

Hip Hop is Alive,

Long live Hip Hop.

 

 

 

 

 

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“La La – The same song”

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“LA-LA, The same song” produced & written by STRIVERS TV

 

After all, we have been through in this country. We the people of America deserve the opportunity to unify.  I believe in the chance that AMERICA has been given. I belive for the dreamer in the dark.  I am that dream personified.  I am the dream of a slave and I intend to live out the American creed in every way.  The two biggest obstacles and hindrances to the evolution of my community and my country have been racism and classicism. Its time for them both to end. If the power brokers of this country refuse to stop pitting the disenfranchised and those that have little or nothing against each other. This country will break into.  The cabal of the rich and powerful coddles racist and the racist zealots amongst us. They think that this sustainable, but history proves, it’s not. LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS for all, is the only way.  I wrote this song for the culture, the community, the disenfranchised and for those, hanging on to the Dream, for tomorrow’s sake. I’m singing about loss, but more so about striving to gain and about holding on to those gaines. “Freedom ain’t free” it never has been. Your voice and your work are necessary, especially now.  It’s 2010 and we should have flying cars and no poverty. What happened? Greed happened as it always happens.  The country is in debt, climate change is real and we have an obligation to act. We can not keep listening to the same sad song. The song that says we can’t overcome our problems. The song that divides us.

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