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Lack of Inspiration = NO New Material

Lately I have struggled with the simple process of writing and I cringe while opportunities float away. I have discovered that I am very over-analytical in terms of the material that I listen to. Instead of focusing on the lyricism, the beats, or the overall mood of an album I tend to focus on rhyme schemes, delivery, and metaphors. The previous over-analytical mindset has caused this emcee to not pick up the pen. My mindset has shifted from "doing it for the love" to "doing it to appease the fans". When I first started out I had the urge or the hungry to express my thoughts, dreams, life, and more. Nowadays I do not have the urge to express nothing. Well I will try to write some newness soon, until then I will enjoy my little hiatus.


"Don't make music for some vast, unseen audience or market or ratings share or even for something as tangible as money. Though it's crucial to make a living, that shouldn't be your inspiration. Do it for yourself." - Billy Joel

"So I just had to step up how I was doing it and the moment that I stepped up and the moment I focused all my energy on that is when things started to happen. So there's a direct relationship between my inspiration and my output." - Talib Kweli

"For me, songwriting is something I have to do ritually. I don't just wait for inspiration; I try to write a little bit every day." - Sean Lennon

"You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club." - Jack London

"If I waited for inspiration every time I sat down to write a song I probably would be a plumber today." - Barry Mann

"The way I create music is maybe like a painting, to compose in a more visual way. Basically it's the music that I want to hear- that's my inspiration and bottom line. I just try to get ideas from books, movies, paintings." Ikue Mori

"Beethoven, Wagner, Bach, and Mozart settled down day after day to the job in hand. They didn't waste time waiting for inspiration." - Ernest Newman

"Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working." - Pablo Picasso

"The only thing I do is just pray for inspiration, for a way of thinking, because I don't have any particular goal in sight." - Mike Tyson

"I get my inspiration from everyone when I need it and how I need it." - Picabo Street

"I know that the nice shines I have on is going to pass. The nice cars will pass. All that will stay is the music and the work. That's where I get the inspiration to help people out and work." - Wyclef Jean


  1. Quality over quantity, keep doing your thing fam.

  2. It'll come to you ... love your blog

  3. dope site
    j-treds is soo under rated

    over @ http://crystalinehip-hop.blogspot.com/
    they have a j-treds comp if you didnt already have it.
    and you still willing to share that rapidshare account?

    check my site out http://somemusicmaterial.blogspot.com/

    and keep the blog going, i sometimes fall behind

  4. my rapidshare account is inactive...darn hackers...thanks for the link, I got the album fam

  5. It's a very common issue having lack of ideas for new musical production, sometimes is hard to find inspiration but every artist deals with it anytime.


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