I don’t listen to rap much these days because it doesn’t have much meaning to it. R&B is okay but now-a-days I prefer soft piano music. I think it’s the tranquility of it that allows you to relax, and just be at peace. Normally, when I’m writing books or trying to focus on a scene I pull this kind of music up, and I listen to it. This has a meaning to it, and it’s very mind catching. Sometimes when I hear music like this, I just lie in bed and relax.
Most of the inspiration I get in writing, and with staying humble is listening to this kind of music. Things come a little easier, and it feels like everything that was once rushed, has slowed down. It’s so much of the story behind the music, instead of having lyrics all the time. This is that type of music you can listen to in the morning, and no one can tell you to turn it off. A music, something made for all hours of the day. Classic music is beautiful too, but I’d flow more with this.
There’s something about music that keeps everyone grounded. It’s like the world is all chaotic, but as soon as something meaningful comes on, the world than is at peace. It’s a way of bringing people of all color and race together. The fact of having a lot in common with each other, music is what brought us to the same arena. Sad to say we still have racist people in the world, but those that depends on music to keep us together, has been one step closer to a better world. There’s a lot going on, and people are killing each other, but music has this power to bring peace.
If music was a holiday, I guess it would be celebrated all throughout the year. There would be BB-Q’s and parties all the time. The different cultures of music is what makes everything so diverse. No one wants to hear the same things, but we do want to hear music. I don’t consider today’s music, real music because it’s a lot of meaningless nonsense. Artist just rap or sing, just to sing. Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Jill scott, India Arie and countless others; they gave music the real definition of power. There’s so much power in words, but if you listen to some of the lyrics from back in the day, everything had a meaning. I know I have to be correct!