These days, people are becoming famous for the most basic of things and it’s getting me pretty pissed off. What makes it so bad is that those who have had a bit of clout to their name for a while are suddenly starting to fuck up. Have you forgotten your main purpose for getting into the industry?! Apparently, this is an epidemic that needs a vaccine ASAP. Here’s my remedy:
- It Takes A Village To Breed A Star: Nothing is more important to a budding star’s success than a great support system. In other words, a mother needs to be present! If you and your moms ain’t on good terms, get your grandmother, auntie, play cousin, somebody! And not just anybody: you gotta know that everyone behind you is actually there FOR you and not to get their own career jumping at your expense. Evolving within your circle is wonderful and pretty much expected, but if they have their own agenda, your goals will fall to the wayside and guess who suffers in the end? That’s right, you!
- Love Yourself, Put No One Above Thee: Foxy Brown said it best: you’re already a talented individual who will be a star if you just remember who you are. Don’t let outside influences or distractions deter you from your destined path. As much as people say “this was meant to be, so it’ll happen regardless”, that shit can slip from you just as quick as the opportunity comes!
- “Where The Party At?!” Why? YOU Don’t Need To Be There: I’m SO tired of seeing people chillin’ in the club like they don’t have goals in life. Stop letting that party life suck you in and get some actual work in. Just because you can put some words together kinda nice and hum cute doesn’t mean your work is done. It hasn’t even started yet. Get goin’!
- Say Goodbye To Hollywood….No, Seriously; Say Goodbye!: I swear if any talented person wants to instantly fuck up their potential, they should purchase a condo in Hollywood and go “exploring” their first night in town. That town is no damn joke yet every year, people break their necks to go so they can “make their dreams come true”. NO! I’ll accept that you can develop a habit anywhere in the world but Hollywood nurses those habits the best. Again I say, stay your ASS out the club even though you think it’s harmless and try stopping in a studio instead. Before you know it, you’ll be hosting parties and taking pole dancing classes in three months’ time and your fans will slowly start to realize that you may not be about shit and they’ll move on to the next budding star who actually stays their course. Just sayin’.
We’ll be goin’ around singing “Lil’ Girl Gone” for some folks in a short minute. Get your shit together, people; there are tons of people who would love to be in your position and if you’re not careful, that’s exactly what’s gonna happen. As a matter of fact, here is Devin The Dude’s “Lil’ Girl Gone” featuring Bun B, Lil’ Wayne, and Tony Mack just so you guys can feel where I’m coming from.