I sang in a choir up until my voice broke, and have been playing guitar since the age of 10. I was a little discouraged from playing guitar at certain periods of my life, and have confronted these people about why they discouraged me. Unfortunately this personal issue of mine was never really resolved.
I was passionate about playing, I was the kind of kid that skipped classes and would fall asleep holding my guitar. In spite of this, there were times when I thought I was never progressing with my skill. For the last two years I was so discouraged from my failure to yield good results when playing guitar for my end of school music exams, I pretty much stopped, and haven’t progressed since.
I still have a great passion for music. I listen to every kind I can get my hands on, play guitar when I can, play around with music programs like GarageBand, and am trying to develop a few projects with friends.
If I was ever going to do something productive with this skill I would put all my effort into it, that’s the only way to do it, right? Rap artists are an epitome of how I feel about life. Not only are there great artists out there producing quality material, there are also the most retarded of posers out there. This goes for most genres, but rap seems to be the most consistent and popular of my generation.
Snoop Dogg is fucking cool. This may be only my opinion and that of a few others but his style really clicks with me, and I love Dr. Dre’s beats not only with Snoop but also with other great artists like Eminem. Snoop Dogg was in a gang from a young age and has been to jail, apparently for cocaine possession. I have never been involved with those kinds of drugs before, I have never been to jail before, or been in a gang.
I never intended on being associated with ‘white people’ but I was born with that colour of skin and years of supremacy behind me to know that because I wasn’t born in a ghetto and don’t have a black half-brother I probably won’t be accepted into their culture any time soon.
(I say this knowing full well that most artists only create music based on an image that most people buy into, that’s how they make money. Acid has taught me that anyone who has also done acid cannot hold prejudices against people of any race, unless they pose a direct threat to their livelihood.)