It's February 3rd, two days before I release my Nine Twenty Five album and I'm definitely excited. Woke up this morning in a good state of mind even though it's raining and I have to head in to my 9-5. It's funny because when people see me at work they give me an odd look like, "hey don't you rap?"Of course my reply is yes. It's like they don't expect me to have a job, though. At this point in my musical career I have to stay with a job in order to fund the music and balance daily life. I honestly think that makes some people take to me more easily, realizing that yes I have a dream that I'm pursuing, but at the same time, I'm out here working like you are.
Music was never something that I wanted to do since I was younger, instead it came at a time in my life where nothing was going right. I mean of course we all may have rapped lyrics to our favorite songs but that was about it for me until 2011. In 2009 I got shot and was facing a gun charge, and in 2010 my best friend (Biscuit) was killed. Imagine holding your best friend trying to talk to him and keep him here while he lays on the ground with a bullet hole in his head. It will change you forever. Especially when the previous year it was him at the foot of my hospital bed. I turned to music seriously then in order to express myself and keep his name alive. The more and more I wrote the more and more my passion and love for music grew. Today I can't imagine how life would have been if i didn't seriously start to pursue music. I've had opportunities come my way that I would have never garnered without music and for that I'm thankful. I'm not the most religious guy but I do believe in God and I do believe that certain things may happen in order for other things to occur if that makes any sense. God works in mysterious ways they say.
It's almost time for me to clock back in now. My job isn't hard at all, but who really wants to work for someone else's company all their life? A lot of times I think about quitting but then I'd really be a "struggling rapper" ha ha. So for now I'll balance the job and the music.
Stream Jay Wyse's album, Nine Twenty Five.