“‘So, what’s after school?’ Like I really got a part there.”
This blog has been very therapeutic for me. I’ve learned a lot about myself and I’ve seen myself grow from the first to the last post.
Of all the lessons, though, I feel the most important has been realizing that I’m credible. My music is going to be everything I hope for it to be. The religious community I’ve been involved with my whole life has a strong love for money and status. If you don’t have those things, you’re essentially no one of importance. Please understand this is not a criticism. I’m only stating these facts to point out another–God has given me a remarkable gift and I plan on using it as effectively as I can.
The money and status will come if God chooses to give it to me, but I’m not going to allow the opinions and doubts of others to take away from the fact that I’ve been called by God to do what I do. His voice has been so clear! It is only through the Holy Spirit that a Biology major without formal training in writing music could write lyrics and melodies like mine. Eventually, my peers and my church will take me seriously, but until then, I invite you all to be apart of my journey because my success is really going to be a sight to see.
“Scripture: my mission.”
My goal is to be a beacon that points to Christ. That’s it. My team, my record label and anyone else working with me should never have to question my intentions. I want to go to Heaven and help others get there through my music and my actions. I want people to see me cry. I want people to see my struggle. I want people to see me going through this painful time because when I make it through, they’ll know my story. I will survive. I, along with the team of Hutton Records, will be something this world has been lacking: an extreme testament to the power of God.
To my fans: Guys! I’m so excited for my future! I have no idea what it’s going to take to get me where I’m supposed to be, but so far, I’ve made it. And I’m very grateful for you taking the time to read what I’ve had to say in the past two months. This project is only the beginning. I will be writing more blogs for you guys and keeping you in the loop.
Thank you for those of you who downloaded my music and thank you to those who purchased my music.
Thank you to everyone who’s been apart of this album.
Devin: I couldn’t have done any of this without you. You’ve seen me get mad. You’ve seen me cry. You’ve seen me at my highest as well as my lowest. More than an excellent producer, you’re an excellent friend. I look forward to being around through your development as a producer because you have a gift. Our paths will cross again. They have to! We have history to make!
Dre, Denae, Jason, Justin, Arion, Mommy, Armand: Your appearances on this project helped shape it into what it is. I’m thankful for your time and for enduring my eccentric need for perfection. I’m proud to say I know all of you!
To Hutton Records: This is going to be the ride of our lives. Most of it will be an uphill battle. My advice is to be kind and honest. Be humble. Stay prayed up and listen to the counsel of no one but the Holy Spirit. We have something that people need but it’s also something that the devil will do anything to destroy. We have to stay sharp and aware that Satan is just as real as God is. With that, I’m very excited for the future of this label. Let’s create and grow together not only as a company, but as a vital part of the body of Christ.
As far as my next move goes, I think the only appropriate answer is to do what God tells me to do. God has given me music to share with the world. At this point, who am I to do anything other than that?
“Thomas said to him, ‘Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?’ Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life…'” (John 14:5,6)
Go The Right Way.
Edited by K. Valcin