Of all the songs I’ve ever made, this one is closest to my heart. I wrote it during a very dark time, when it seemed as if nothing I did was successful. I felt like a failure. This song was, and is, a reminder to myself and anyone who’s ever felt this way, that there are blessings on the other side of hardship.
Thank you @theredbeardedphotographer for capturing the perfect image for this cover.
“Who Said You Less of a Man (WSYLM)?” with a heart-warming guest feature from @rickimonique, drops this Friday, January 18. May this song bring you the same strength & confirmation that it brought me.
2019 is the year of getting out of my own way. It’s the year of opportunity and not being afraid to take leaps of faith. It’s the year of not being afraid to do something I’ve never done to obtain something I’ve never had. It’s the year of an unbreakable self-image. A year full of rock-solid affirmations that will power the belief in myself & my endless capabilities. A year of remembering to love myself just as equally as I love others. It’s the year of steamrolling any and all negativity that finds itself on my path. A year of setting & accomplishing goals that seem far-fetched to some and inspiring to others. It’s a year of challenging myself - achieving growth through any discomforts. But most importantly, 2019 is another exciting step on the path that the Lord has paved for me, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store.
Men are often taught that they need to get themselves in a position to take care of their family (particularly financially), as well as to deal with negative emotions (sadness, depression, etc.) by not showing or expressing them. Failure to do either meant weakness...inadequacy. I wrote a song called “Who Said You Less of a Man (WSYLM)”, and in it, I discuss this plight. It is OK to be sad. Sadness is a normal human emotion that ALL humans experience. And if you feel you are depressed, TALK about it with someone, whether that’s a friend or a professional. And it’s OK if you don’t have your life together just yet. We are ALL works in progress. Your life is one, continuous work in progress. I know it’s easier said than done, believe me...I’ve been there. But do your best, and let God handle the rest. He will always take care of you, trust me. WSYLM will be on an upcoming EP titled “H.A.Y: How Are You?”, a project that I discuss after the song snippet, so please SWIPE OVER to watch all 3 parts. Thank you for all of your patience, and I hope you enjoy what you hear.
Who would’ve thought that outside of school I would actually ENJOY group projects! It all started with a truly inspiring hotel lobby conversation I had with the comedic genius @darrinbarber . We recruited the talented @r8tedfashion & master videographer @jpmariachi51, and improvised the entire skit — NO SCRIPT. I just wanna say thank you to you all for agreeing to be part of our vision. I had a blast making this and I hope it’s the first of many more collaborations to come!
Hey everyone! My apologies for the super long break but I’M BACK and I promise I’ll never take that long of a hiatus EVER AGAIN. One of my favorite songs right now is @travisscott SICKO MODE, so you KNOW I had to remix it. Check it out and let me know what you think in the comments! Happy Monday!