BEHIND GATES & NOT A KODAK MOMENT By G.Othello

BEHIND GATES

&

NOT A KODAK MOMENT

By G.Othello

 

With the recent legal woes of Kevin Gates and Kodak Black, it seems as if a lot of our black music artists can’t catch a break. I mean, yes they did break the law, but how do our young brothers continue to find themselves in these situations? These are two music artists that were just beginning to take off in the music industry. Whether you rock with their music or not, they are two talented individuals in their own way. It’s as if some of these artists can’t shake their past. A lot of black music artists come from backgrounds riddled with drugs, violence and gang activity. So that lifestyle tends to follow them, but not every artist falls back into that trap. If we listen to the stories of Jay Z, Nas, and Kendrick Lamar to share a few, they lived a certain lifestyle and when they got on in the music industry, they got on. They did not look back or fall back into the lifestyle that they lived before. So I can’t help but to wonder, how did Kevin Gates and Kodak Black fall into this trap? Why are these artists who have a hit song suddenly fall into this pit where they become a product of the judicial system? Maybe their past just comes back to haunt them? Is this one of the many examples of when keeping it real goes wrong? I get it, “stupid is as stupid does” and “do the crime, do the time”. But DAMN.

(Artist Spotlight Ft Pusha T) From Re-Up Records to President of G.O.O.D Music (By G. Othello)

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From Re-Up Records
To
President of G.O.O.D Music
Appreciation Piece by Othello

“Been two years, like I was paddy wagon cruisin’
The streets was yours, you’re dunce cappin’ and kazooin’
I was just assumin’ you’d keep the coke movin’
But I got one question, fuck y’all been doin’?”
-Pusha T “Mr. Me too”

If you are a fan of hip hop you know who Pusha T is. I enjoyed his music when he was working with his brother No Malice (formerly named Malice). When he signed as a solo artist to G.O.O.D music, I was excited. Looking back on his stellar career from forming Re-Up records with his brother and becoming one of the most respected rap duos; to his successful career as a solo artist and becoming President of G.O.O.D music, we can say he has come a long way. Continue reading “(Artist Spotlight Ft Pusha T) From Re-Up Records to President of G.O.O.D Music (By G. Othello)”

The Vision (#free6lack) (By G. Othello)

The Formula or Your Values

-Is there a formula to success?-

-What are you willing to sacrifice?-

A Creative Piece by Othello

 

Well… I may be a little late speaking on this but, “Free 6lack” is a dope album put together by the Atlanta native artist 6lack (pronounced black). I admit I am late listening to this project, but I only discovered his work this morning as I was listening to the Mellow Bars playlist on Spotify. I feel compelled to do an album review, but I want to talk about this instead: Is there a formula to success? Is there a specific recipe that one must follow to achieve success in the music industry or to be successful in general?