Athens, oh…Not a big crowd, but you can’t buy the energy they gave us. It was a good show and we got merch off.
Traverse city, Mi…Really good crowd. Again not huge, but the energy was great. Killed it on merch. Manwell got em moving at the end of the night…Dope!
Bloomington, In…Now this was a tough one. We were up against Kool Keith down the street and an annul free festival in the city. Needless to say, not a good look. Made some connects though and the promoter knew what we were up against so it was all good.
Now to the real shit…As many of you know, I haven’t been on the road for real in about 3-4 years so I was really excited about getting back out and meeting and greeting the fans, Rocking in different cities, etc… that’s what I missed. I missed going out and doing what I feel God has put me on this earth to do.
Before I was leaving home I had to explain to my children what was going on and why daddy would be gone for so long. They know dad raps and does shows, but the last time I went on the road I only had 2 kids with one on the way and my oldest son was was only 3 so he really didn’t understand what was going on. This time they have a better understand of what dad being a rapper comes with; Dad has to leave and be gone for a long time. Now granted, I love the fact that they have a better understanding of what I do, but I makes it so much harder because they have a better understanding of what I do. They are fans of my music and are really proud to tell their friends that “my dad is on tour” with my tour poster in hand, but when they get home they are constantly asking mommy when dad is coming home. Following this path that I know that God has me on has it’s ups and downs, it’s Highs and lows, but at the end of the day I know God never gives us anything that we cant handle. That goes for my Wife ,My children and myself. I didn’t realize how hard it would be to be away for my lovely wife and my beautiful kids, but the shit ain’t easy. I guess that why it’s the road less traveled.
Dj Manwell and I were speaking the other night and the foundation of the conversation was “Many are called, but few are chosen”. It’s not easy to be “chosen” and walk in that calling as a “chosen” person. The fact that you as an individual is “chosen” means that your family is chosen to walk that path with you…Your TRUE friends are chosen to walk that path with you, the list goes on. You are not alone in this world. Everything you do in life affects more then just you , most of the time inadvertently, so you have to be sure that you contemplate the consequences and benefits of the choices you make because many will be affected no matter the outcome.
To my family, I love and miss you all. Thank you for supporting me all these years. It will not be in vein.
To my boys, Be good! Daddy will be home soon.
To My beautiful wife I love and appreciate all that you do for me. Thank you for choosing me. I’m a much better man for it.
To the fans, I’ll see you in the next city…
“I heard that life is what you make it so I made it song,
for the world to hear and hopefully you’ll sing along”
– Illogic “The Missing Pieces”