On the first day, walking into lecture for Organizational Behavior in Sport Management, I had the mindset I had for most of my classes. Another day where I learn information that most likely will not impact my life after the class is over.
Out of all the lectures I have taken at Rutgers University as well as the University of Tampa, this class impacted me on a personal level. The youngest professor I have ever had the privilege to learn from happens to be the most inspirational professor I have had. Every week we watch videos and read from various assigned books and learn about ways in which we can improve our life. The greatest quote that has impacted my life so far was a quote from Simon Sinek; “people don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.”
Junior year of high school I began writing lyrics, predominantly rap lyrics, and realized I had a talent for this. After I finished writing my first full song I decided to invest in a microphone and software. I recorded my first song and put it out for everyone to hear.
Of course some people did not like the song, but a far greater amount of people did like it. I realized that a hobby of mine suddenly became the one thing I was most passionate about.
Each day in school I had people approach me. A few negative people asked me, “Why are you rapping? You know that you will never make it as a rapper.” This would faze most people, however this did not faze me. I answered them and said I do this for myself, I believe in myself and that belief will attract people that believe in me. Let me tell you, my response really put a halt to the negativity I was receiving. A burning desire deep inside me told me that no matter what happens with this passion of mine I will never give it up.
Fast-forward five years later I finally have a fan base I worked so hard to achieve. I have people that believe in me, these people want to help me achieve the goal I set out to achieve, to make it. However, music is not the only thing I do this for.
I would like to enlighten people to the everyday problems the world faces. I would like to make change, and I believe in changing people’s lives in a positive way. I want people to buy my music and support me because they believe in the same beliefs I believe in; a better world where the media doesn’t shape everyone to turn a blind eye on the problems with useless propaganda.
I would like to make a movement that reaches far past album sales and merchandise sales, material items. It’s not about what I do with the music, it’s about the impact my music has on the lives I touch, this is why I do it.