I think being an artist makes you an outcast, because you just see things in a different perspective. You can create your own work and build your own worlds that come from the deepest parts of you and I think that’s what scares people the most, that we have the ability to change the world.
"The drug war is not a failure; rather it works perfectly for its intended purposes. It generates billions of dollars for government agencies at all levels, employing millions of people. It created and supports whole industries such as drug testing, and has enhanced the drug rehabilitation industry. The drug war also protects other industries such as tobacco and alcohol, and even legal medical drug companies. It also protects the lumber and oil industries. The drug war even drives this Nation’s foreign policy. The drug war also funds gang violence at home and terrorists abroad, creating even more American jobs needed to combat these threats. The drug war also has the added benefit of conveniently side stepping Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms and liberties, allowing government to control even the most intimate facets of citizen’s lives, increasing government’s control. The drug war also guarantees a ready supply of drugs for children, guaranteeing an endless supply of new participants to support the prison industry, lawyers, law enforcement, etc. The drug war also provides government the opportunity to marginalize those considered undesirable, take away their ability to vote, find employment, get an education, take their children, seize their property, etc. Who in their right mind could possibly want to do away with this cash cow, and return to a time when there was no illegal drug use in this country?"
Mike Stroup - Literally my favorite quote against the Drug “War” and vividly paints the reality of things (via cwnl)
afro-dominicano, via kaiserwilhelm) Nov 13
We all complain about bad music, yet many of you won’t even purchase an album from your favorite artist, or band. How are upcoming artists and musicians suppose to even emerge when you steal their work, they cant afford to get their work stolen like other famous pop stars. You are aware that they need money too? You wouldn’t appreciate it if somebody stole your family’s hard work and income. Musicians work just as hard as anybody else does, so why can’t we have an honest living.
Music industry is all crazy.
Of learning Music theory, practicing my ass off to syncopate and writing melodies if I can become a “Musician” by not writing my own lyrics, stealing others work and then calling it my own? Oh, wait that’s just being a Rapper, or an artist?