I love making beats. It's something that takes me away from all the drama in my life as well as that of the world. If I wasn't able to make beats I would have to find some other way of de-stressing.
Beat making is my way out. My way to escape. It's also my way of expressing myself.
Often times if I'm angry, I will make a beat and because of the focus, commitment, and love of music, my anger goes away.
However, in a world where there is constant chaos, we all must find the will to want to make beats. We are often distracted by what's going on in the news that it can be hard to shut it off and focus on music. As a result, it has become increasingly difficult to really dedicate myself to just making beats.
There was a time when I would spend all of my free time DJ'ing. Scratching records, beat juggling, making mixtapes, and of course, shopping for vinyl. Those days are gone. There are so many other things that occupy my mind and this is why I'm writing this article.
I want to make beats all day but life is in my way.
We all experience tough times, loss of loved ones, financial issues, and many other hardships, especially as we age.
The will is there but life keeps stopping me. Why? I used to be able to focus all of my free time on DJ'ing and beat making. Now I feel as if there is no time. And whatever time I do have is spent worrying about society or my personal issues.
In a world that is ruled by greed, plain and simple, why should I bother making beats? It seems like no one wants to listen to my spin on the Boom Bap era. Everyone would rather listen to some mainstream bullshit that is fed to them by corporations that are driven strictly by profits.
I want to make beats all day but wackness is here to stay.
There used to be a time when new HOT singles were coming out every week and I just had to snatch my copy at the record store. All of that is no more. Now all the vinyl is a special edition that I can't afford.
What happened? Why can't I just make beats and get the same respect and notoriety that others did during the golden age? It seems like that's all gone.
The internet is at fault, and as such it has introduced society to a new way of listening to music. Music that is designed to appeal to listeners that have no idea what good music is.
It's sad but it is what it is. It's not the 90's anymore. Unfortunately, instead of learning from the great music we had then and making it better, we now have beats that all sound like a robot on speed made them.
The music industry is a joke. Society is lost. Nobody cares about music unless it's from an artist they're told to like.
I give up.
But I still want to make beats all day.