To me music is a way of conveying how you feel without having to put those feelings into words. Music has a way of changing your mood without you even noticing. While all genres of music hold a place in my heart the genre that means the most to me would have to be Hip Hop/Rap. Growing up in Columbus helped influence my love for Hip Hop. I love hearing people rap about beating the struggle and making a better life for themselves and their families. My top two favorite current musicians would have to be Drake (No Brainer) and Tyler the Creator. Drake is such a diverse artist and doesn’t necessarily stick to one genre of music. He can get you hyped up but he can also have you crying about an ex you had three years ago. While Tyler the Creator’s music isn’t for everyone he shows people that you don’t have to succumbed to normal stereotypes in order to achieve your dreams.
|Tyler the Creator not only made a path for himself but also his closest friends. He turned being different into a brand.|
Let me take you back to a chilly spring day five years ago in the quaint little town of Fredericktown. My best friend (Kaylee) and I were walking to a park by her house so we could watch some freshman “hotties” play basketball because you know that’s what eighth graders do. There wasn’t anyone at this park because it was freezing but that didn’t stop us from hoping. So after this disappoint we decided to walk home and as we’re walking one of us decides it’d be a great idea to blast the song “Jump On It” by Sir-Mix-A lot. No ones around so we decide to dance in the middle of a four way stop. Nothing could stop us from dancing and having a good time except the car full of hotties that pulled up. Our embarrassment kicked in and we ran. But we were having such a good time that we didn’t care. I don’t know what it was about that song but it just made us so happy and carefree. That day will forever be etched into my brain.