my hands point palm up to the sun, pushing away the ugly. i could have been pristine and care free, spiraling and lifting myself further away from the lead of my feet but i’m stuck.
you hold me here, you see my potential but you can’t stand to let me grow. my roots are too far down in the dirt to even know what the sun feels like anymore. all that is left is the untouched and built-up limbs that hold more life than my arms ever could. i’m only strong because i am weak.
i only face my fears because i am brave enough to look them in the eyes. it makes me fearless to be fearful.
reassurance of my stature among the clouds, i’ve lived like this for so long that the only thing i fear is me.
i’ve hidden the ugly underneath the surface of the soil. i don’t lose my leaves because i don’t let anyone see my skeleton.
i tell myself repeatedly to not let this tree be anything more than evergreen. but opening up is healthy, it whispers in and out of my ears like a breeze. with each gust, growing stronger and stronger. rain now falls, battering from every side. my roots are lifting.
“open up, it’ll be okay”
until i collapse
if a tree falls in the forest and nobody is around to hear it, does it make a sound?
“evergreen” showcases my fear of vulnerability. the tree is personified as my frailness, the susceptibility to crumble no matter what barriers are raised. constantly being exposed to the elements of sun and wind and rain demonstrate the walls being up but not being impenetrable. it explores the sense of self-reassurance to convince everyone and myself that i am strong, the further i push everything away the stronger i am. but false allusions lead to it falling, with nothing to soften the landing.
however you’d like to interpret it though is up to you
Just listen. This is phenomenal.
PewDiePie has been at the top of YouTube sub counts for the past several years, even surpassing the entirety of the YouTube movies catagory. That’s right; PewDiePie is bigger than movies. Recently, however, PewDiePie has been up against some corporate competition for the top spot. They are T-Series, a bollywood music company based in India, acting as India’s version of Vevo, if you will. The sub count has come close several times, even reaching as low as 14,000 subscribers ahead of T-Series (keep in mind this is a 14,000 subscriber gap between two channels with over 70 million subscribers). That was until ‘Pewd’s’ received community & content creator support, which resulted in over 540,000 subscribers that day! The fight continues, and I decided to do what I can to help. Make a video of my own!read more
bbno$ (baby no money) is by far my favourite small time rapper. He’s from Vancouver, so that’s a bonus. I’ll attach his new video for his new song dubbed “Money Conversation” which pretty much sums his whole vibe up nicely.
An unlikely banger, all weaved together by a beautifully simplistic video. One of the first videos released posthumously by XXX that doesn’t completely dodge the fact he is dead. I love it.
The late rapper, Jahseh ‘XXXTentacion’ Onfroy has released his first single (not including features) since he passed away. The song releases alongside the announcement of ‘Skins’ the first of multiple posthumous albums suspected to eventually be released. ‘Skins’ drops on December 7th, 2018.
The album is one of three albums Jahseh was actively working on for release in 2018, starting with his album ‘?’ which was able to release before his death, and to which brought him massive mainstream success. The other, is supposedly named ‘Bad Vibes Forever’ which is a tout to his fashion brand. It is unknown if Bad Vibes Forever was adequately completed, or if it will be able to make it to release in 2018, as X himself proposed. Listen the the new single below:
EDM artist, DJ, and producer Tim Bergling a.k.a. Avicii has passed away today. He was 28 years old. From reading the articles announcing his death, I learned he had been struggling with alcoholism for quite some time. However, that’s not what I want to focus on in this post, rather, I’d like to speak briefly about the influence his music had on me when I was younger.