Music is a major part of why Culture Climax is here today. I started in this industry because of my love and dedication to music, especially hip hop. As we get older and mature, we start to sit back and look at things from a different point of view and my love and admiration for music continues to grow and mature with me.
My Monday started with a 3 hour drive down south for a funeral, which honestly I wasn’t enthused about doing but family is number one so I gathered some stuff, got in my car and headed down south. The drive was quiet and overcast until I put on Kendrick Lamar’s Section 80 and my mood and thoughts quickly changed. Feeling slightly annoyed since waking up, Kendrick’s music shifted my gears completely (not my car, but in my head) and I began to think about our generation and how Kendrick’s lyrics, word and metaphors correlate with my thoughts and beliefs to the fullest extent, so much it was almost scary. Kush & Corinthians was placed on repeat as I thought to myself about the meaning of his verses. Than it hit me…. Kendrick Lamar is the one artist that I can really relate to right now… if someone was to ask me, which musician best represents you, your thoughts and your view on life I would easily say Kendrick Lamar without hesitation.
This is not a blog entry about Kendrick Lamar though… it’s about music and how that feeling I felt about Kendrick Lamar on Monday while driving was so powerful that my thoughts, emotions and feelings were completed enamored by his music. Goosebumps, tears, laughs, smiles, frowns… all these are reactions that I get from music almost everyday (no I don’t cry because of music everyday but you get my point). After listening to Section 80 my mood was no longer gloomy and annoyed. It quickly changed my focus to the negative to the positive within seconds of listening. The next time you’re about to snap at someone, get angry, do something violent or negative…. stop and put on your favorite artist, song or album and watch how quickly your mood changes from angry to content. That right there is the power of music.
Searching the web today I came across this article which inspired me to right this quick blog post….
The power of music is real and tangible…people are utilizing and tapping into this power every day for various reasons, especially therapeutic. Read the article, put the prescription drugs down and get well with the power of music.