Monday, August 30, 2010

Focus Focus Focus - Get Yours

The other day I was talking to a friend of mine about music. He made a comment saying HE reckons many rappers out now don't deserve the shine they are getting and that I deserve it more than many of them. He continued by stating that many of them ain't bringing the skill. I appreciate all my friends' votes of confidence in my skill and abilities as an artist, I can't knock anybody's hustle though. If someone is shining right now it was meant to be for them. As one rapper put it 'The stars align differently for everybody'. I will keep gunning for top spot though, everything happens for a reason and with enough consistency in my work and the right mentality I will reach my goals in all areas of my life. At 6:41am [a sleepless night] I'm working and planning and I hope to look back on these days and go:

'Damn look how far I've come, because I have ALWAYS wanted to succeed as bad as someone who is drowning wants to breathe'

This is how bad I want to succeed:

All rights belong to the owner of the video. [not me]

P.S. My PC got a mind of its own and wouldn't let me publish this post so I had to save it and post it later.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

I knew this would happen - I would stop bloggin for a while

It's 6am and I been up working. On what? Everything [except my criminal law assignment]. It's been a while since I blogged and I knew I would go all silent since I'm not used to blogging. The Journey is already starting to get crazy with each day. For those of you who don't know, I have been fortunate enough to open for such artists as :

Montel Jordan, The Game, Chingy, Tila Tequila, Jessica Mauboy and my favourite rapper Nas.

We got some good news 2 weeks ago and I'm not gonna put it on blast verbally I'll upload the poster. I feel honored to be in this situation. I understand however that humility is important throughout one's life so I know to always keep a level head through my successes and to keep my head high through the hardships.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Allow me to Introduce myself

This is the first post of my blog so I think it's only right that I introduce myself. The name is Neo. Yes, that's the full name not an abbreviation for anything. It means gift in my language. I am originally from South Africa (Welkom), now based in Adelaide, South Australia.

I am a hip hop artist (part of a group Thee Immaculate) and a university/college student (Shout out to Flinders University). Unfortunately university studies have got a hold on me and I can't focus on music as much as I would like, for now. From as far back as I can remember I always wanted to do music. I'm obsessed with succeeding in all areas of my life including music and I work zealously towards the attainment of success in all areas of my life.

Everyone who knows me personally knows that I never use words like 'Impossible' & 'Cant' when referring to my ability to attain success. I was brought up to be very ambitious and never give up because winners don't quit and quitters don't win.

I'm almost always inspired and owe that to the people around me. It's important to remember where you came from so I always make references to my heritage in my songs, because if you don't know where you're from it's going to be challenging trying to find out where you're headed.

People often tell me they can see the passion and hunger for success in my eyes and sometimes comment that it's only a matter of time before Thee Immaculate 'make it' and that good things come to those who wait. I appreciate the love and also believe that great is he who hustles while he waits.

I live on positive affirmations -

'Luck is not some mystical power that bounces around the universe landing on random individuals, when I realized this I knew it was time to start creating my own luck'

'When you struggle to find people who are constantly inspired as you are, you learn that, if you want something done you have to do it yourself'

'Everyday in Every way I'm getting better and better'

This is the start of something bigger than I can imagine. Follow me on this journey... It won't be easy but obstacles and pressure are a good thing because remember: Diamonds are chunks of coal exposed to pressure.