ARTISTS WHO SUFFERED FOR THEIR MUSICAL SUCCESS PART #6
"Some niggas need to feel me with a passion
I'm old fashioned, run up on me nigga and get blasted
With five deadly venomz"
TUPAC - DEADLY VENOMZ
In a chapter of the classic John Bunyan book; The Pilgrim's Progress, one of the angels tells the main character to look closely at the face of a happy and victorious saint. What was the angel trying to make the lead character see? That you don't get to where you are without a great dose of old school suffering that leads to insight, development and wise plans.
There seems to be this belief that if only Mike Tyson wasn't - the ticking time bomb he was - he would have been the greatest boxer of all time. What this view fails to consider is that it is the very chaotic crazy nurture and nature he channeled and tried to control that resulted in him reaching the heights that he did in the first place, without which we probably wouldn't have knew of him.
We come to hit you with a sock full of Brooklyn
to the Onyx of your nose, punk is funky like skunk blunts
Stunk like funk cunt - DEADLY VENOMZ
I could feel his muscle tissues collapse under my force.
It's ludicrous these mortals even attempt to enter my realm.
There is also a belief that you could have put Tupac in any field; writing, weather channel, policeman and he would have still been a turn-the-world-upside-down revolutionary of some kind. The belief that some people are just destined to change things, for greatness. There is so much potential out there that left in the right environment can grow to do something the industry has never heard before, this artist below turned things in their life around and created a movement that till today has not been surpassed.
Clue: I am tall, poly-religious, comic con visiting Tarantino chum.
Who am I? Not in their words:
ARTISTS WHO SUFFERED FOR THEIR MUSICAL SUCCESS PART #6:
I was born in NY Brooklyn as 1 of 10 children living in poverty
I was competing in rap battles by the age of 9
I started reading comics religiously when I was 10. Replaying the characters battles in my mind. Imagining they were fighting to the rhythms of hip-hop, and martial arts
My uncle died by the turn of the decade. I lived with my Mother and for some time ran a convenience store around which time drug contacts within the area began to surface
I was charged with attempted murder of one of these drug contacts before I was 21
Prince Paul from De La Soul helped me get out of the ghetto
I joined the Five Percent Nation who believe that the world is run by an elite 10% who control 85% of the masses except the 5% whose responsibility it is to shed the light to the world
I didn't know how to read traditional music until my late 20's to early 30's
My cousin and I signed to the label Tommy Boy during the early 90s and were creative sellouts who flopped because of it
I vowed with my cousin and some friends that if they gave me 5 years of their life with creative control of instruments, production and direction I would set the scene for them to be self-sustaining and pursue solo-careers.
WHO AM I?Prodigy in Breathe, and Nasty Habits in Shadowboxing (remix) sampled my sample of the searing sword sound with devastating effect. With the words in the background, "Show no pain," Or " Want more pain."
My sense of need and domination allowed me to save $164,000 from the initial $200,00 that Loud music gave my group. From this saving I help launch the solo careers of my cousin and friends.
I like speeding up the mournful soul vocals to sound like chipmunks - this sound and effect identified with and was copied by Kanye West in his autobiographical song about his near death car accident Through The Wire
I have gone by a total of 9 musical aliases. One of which means to awaken the mentally dead
I do not have a religion - I believe in and use elements of Taoism, Confucianism, Islam in my music, lyrics
My lyrics are said to be triple-meaning, and between the time of 1997 - 2003 I was addicted to PCP laced cannabis
|What can I say kids? 'Battle makes a man."|
WHO AM I?
My musical movement is known as one of the most groundbreaking of a generation and still resonates with the youth of today 18 years later
My 5 year plan for my group known as one of the greatest of all time has been successful and will hopefully live on like the Beatles
I am the man with the Iron Fist.
WHO AM I?
|WHO AM I?Art Deviation by DISTRAKTMC|
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