When I started putting words together creatively, I always had a clear end goal. I wanted to connect people, provide unique perspectives, and express myself in the purest way I knew how. It started as simple rhyming, poetry, spoken word, and then full-fledged hip-hop as I learned to express my deepest thoughts to rhythms and beats. This post is to let you know (if anyone cares enough), that as of this moment, that whatever forms of expression I choose to pursue, hip-hop (and rap especially) will no longer be part of what I represent anymore.
I love what hip-hop offered me, I love all the things I've been able to accomplish with it, but I have hopes and dreams for my future and my family that I love even more. If you followed my journey just to hear me rap, then I'm sorry to let you know that this is the end of that road. I'll always be an artist, and I'm sure I'll find other ways to create and express myself. if you want to be a part of that, stay tuned as I reset and refocus the priorities in my life.
My hope for everyone reading this is that you too find healthy outlets to express yourselves, but don't lose your morals and the things that matter most to you in the process. If anything, I hope that you can respect my choice during this time, and remember that, at the end of the day: Real Art Rises. Always.