Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Vegetarian Hustler...

The main thing I'm always talking about is being a Hustler. What that means to me is being willing to do whatever it takes in order to get to where it you want to be in life. As I get older and grow more focused I start to realize that being a Hustler is about a lot more the just making money and dope music or expanding my network. Being a true Hustler is about applying the mindset of wanting to do better and be better every day in every way. With that said, it's been about 9 months since I've had any meat whatsoever and I'm very proud to bring you this update.

I chose to stop eating meat because I realized how uneducated and systematically programmed I was when it came to the topic. As I became more aware of the facts, starting with the immensely vast and well documented health benefits from becoming a vegetarian and consistently eating a plant-based diet, the choice became a no-brainer. But, I still continued to eat meat for a long time before actually making the commitment to stop completely. 

I think it was when I started to become more in tune with where commercial meat actually comes from, how the animals are treated, and how slaughterhouses operate, that I became disgusted with the idea of eating animals so much to the point that I physically could not do it anymore. I'm not looking to use scare tactics in an attempt to get people to become vegetarians with this post, however I am saying that the facts are there for anyone who's interested in looking into this subject. Youtube and Netflix are packed with documentaries and interviews with experts across the board from farmers to physicians, all kinds of people coming to the conclusion that eating meat is flat out bad news. 

It's crazy how only 9 months later I can't even imagine myself eating a burger or that hot dog or pepperoni slice that I used to love so much. We don't realize how much greasy, heavy dead flesh makes us feel lethargic and disconnected as we are continually inundated with media telling us to return to our addiction, making the idea of a lifestyle change seemingly impossible. All false programs, Family.

What I'm trying to let you know is that once you break the addiction of eating meat, like many other types drugs you begin to feel more energetic, you begin to feel more like yourself and more confident in your health. You develop new taste buds and new desires for different types of food. Then, on top of all that, you get to go to go to sleep every night with a clean conscience, knowing you're doing the best you can for your body and you're saving the lives of countless creatures who have no choice but to be taken from their families and from their natural environments to be caged, tortured and eventually and slaughtered. Sounds a lot like slavery right?

Monday, March 14, 2016

All Hustle, No Luck...

Working Hollywood Boulevard everyday has given me an incredible opportunity to meet so many different types of people, from all walks of life. Tourists from across the country and others from across the world. With each sale, I ask my customers to hold my CD up and pose for a photo. I post these photos every day on my Facebook Fan Page to show my gratitude to all the generous people who were willing to take a chance on my music and give me a shot. Thank you again. I feel truly blessed. When I go back and look at these pictures they give me strength and  motivation to keep going. 

I first started pushing my mixtape to get off the streets. To escape homelessness. It can be overwhelming and flat out scary as an out-of-towner, coming to LA and aspiring to stand on your own two feet while carving out the vision for your dreams. When I look at these photos they will always remind me that there is no one road to success and that every person has their own path. And because of these amazing like-minded people I'm very happy to say that I believe I have found mine. 

When I met you, I told you that I was the Hustler from Cincinnati and no matter what you thought of my music I'd continue to put in the work in order to get to the next level. Today, I write this post humbly yet confidently. Our time is coming family... stay true.. stay down... stay hungry.


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Elements of a Hustler

It's been a long time since I've made a blog post, but please trust that I've been hustling like no other on Hollywood Blvd during my absence. I also haven't dropped any new music in forever, but I feel good about my projects in progress. With my hustle, I've sold tons of mixtapes to people from all over the world. I feel that meeting my future fans one on one and making genuine connections is the necessary work right now to build buzz. Then, when the time is right all the pieces will fall into place. I see my own vision and that's all that matters. It's not up to anybody else to agree with how I go about making it happen it's all on me. If you showin' love then I thank you for being patient and I promise it will be worth the wait.