Bruce Willis is probably going to keep making action movies because you know what they say about old habits
let me tell you where i am now; i accept and understand that i don’t know anything. first of all, you know, the music industry is just a microcosm of the world. so whenever you stand for something, and you stand for goodness and truth, you will always get resistance. that’s period. whether you’re in the pharmaceutical industry, record industry, or whatever. whenever you stand for truth and for the service of others…see i could make money very easily. i could make records that are self-indulgent and basically make records that self-promote me. i could do that. that’s very easy. as a matter of fact lyrically as an emcee that stuff comes easy.
but…in order to promote something higher, i feel now, at the ripe old age of 25, that the only thing that i could DO is serve others, you understand what i’m sayin? and, and because there’s people who have not reached that point in their walk, yes there’s a little anger, a little resentment, because you raise a standard. especially when you do it and you make some noise. and people actually listen to what you have to say, and like, your record is bumpin’ on the radio and you’re saying something that holds a mirror up to a lot of the negativity and self-indulgent things and messages that other [musicians put out there].
but—but we’re all young. i have a hard time being so hard on the music world, especially hip hop because most of them come out of the hood, seventeen years old, having no concept of what life really is. and because hip hop and what we like changes so fast, by the time they do get a concept, they’re no longer making records.
i’ve been put in this unique position, i have a unique responsibility, that god has made me aware while i still have the mic. Lauryn Hill (via photoelectricfx)