3 Years and 1,000 Posts Later… Hip Hop’s Got a Hold On Me
When I first started W.Coast.K in 2013, it marked my 3rd-10th blog at the time (who really keeps up with those things). Up until that point I would always start a project, get bored with it and move on the the next thing within the course of a year or so. So, when I started WCK, I thought it would be nothing more than a hobby.
But, it’s just something about music, hip hop in particular that keeps me in a trance. I grew up on this sh*t, man. From first hearing the Fat Boys and getting hyped over the latest V.I.P. Records release date booklet to hitting up these shows and interviewing dope artists, hip hop has always been a constant in my life. Although I didn’t know how it would come about at the time, ever since 7th grade I knew I would have something to do with the entertainment industry.
So, its just crazy to me not only that W.Coast.K has come this far and it impact it has had, but more importantly that I’ve stuck with it this long. It has it’s days where I’m like f*ck this sh*t, as seen HERE and HERE. But, I can never give it up. For some reason, I always come back to the music.
I don’t know if its the intricate wordplay and stories of upward mobility or bass heavy beats. But, I fall more in love with hip hop the older I get and as I look back on the classics only to find that they were spitting some deep game all this time. In a sense, hip hop culture has been my mentor, guiding me on how to move, influencing by style of dress and even my newfound, take what’s your’s attitude.
So, shoutout to the creators, innovators and all those that help keep the global phenomenon going.
Here’s to 1,000 posts and 5,000 more!