Well Hello There My Friends.
Today, I didn’t drink any tea (Skip Day 47). So rather than my day with tea post, I’m going to talk about what I really did. I decided that MGK > Tea Posts. Anyways, I’ve wanted to, for a while now, write out every thing I feel about Kells and the movement and why I appreciate it and him so much. I wrote him out all this in a letter, which I conveniently FORGOT this morning in all the excitement. This will have to do until I get to see him again.
Never, in my 23 years of living, have I ever been so passionate about an artist before Kells… and that’s saying something. Seriously, it’s hard to explain it. I started out watching his Wild Boy Video (Although I hate to admit that because it’s not a good representation of what he does in most of his music) and then decided to look further into him. Then I came across the Kellyvisions. This is where I fell in love with him and all of EST. It was refreshing to see them goof around and just be real with each other. You get a good sense of how they are outside of the music.. you should really watch all of them. Anyways, after that I found out that I could get his mix tapes off his website.. and that’s when my life was taken over.
I don’t understand why he gets so much hate. If you would seriously listen to his lyrics, to the messages behind his songs.. there’s no way you couldn’t root for him. I mean, he’s the underdog and he knows it, but he’s come such a long way.. and he’s only continuing to climb. I mean, haters gunna hate.. but someday, you’ll see.. and by that time, it’ll be too late cuz he’ll already know who his true fans are.
It’s so inspiring to see where he’s come from and how much he’s accomplished and to see that he does it for us. We were standing around in a circle before the shoot and he was just talking to us about different things. He basically told us that he’s tired of the always taking pictures and stuff, because he’s not that kind of artist.. but then again he was like, I think about it though..if Eminem was here right now I’d do the same thing.. and he takes every single picture with the sweetest, most meaningful smile. He’s just one of the realest people out there. It’s almost like he wants the success, but not the fame.. and I admire him for that. I really do.
I also love his don’t give a fuck attitude. I mean, to be honest.. that’s just how he is. You either love him or hate him, but he doesn’t give a shit either way. The true fans love him for that. He wanted us to all feel like equals on set, just like a jam session, no followers/him being the leader.. equals. It sucks that corporations try to take away a lot of the freedom artists are supposed to have. It’s THEIR music, they should get to do what they want with it. Kells speaks the fuck up when this doesnt happen, it was nice to see.
The director (or whomever he was) was like.. ” Okay guys.. when he comes over to you just show your lace up signs in the air..” as SOON as he said that Kells started shaking his head and called him out on it. “It’s not a sign dawg.”
I’m just kind of rambling right now. This whole opportunity/experience was seriously amazing. I get so nervous every time I meet him but to be honest the whole vibe of the day was chill. It was like hanging out with a bunch of friends, just listening to music and jamming. It’s safe to say that this is the best day of my life, thus far.
I’m so inspired right now to just chase my dreams and accomplish everything I’ve got my mind set on. I’ve been going through some rough times, money wise and independence wise. But this whole experience just makes me feel like I have to do it. You know why they say Lace Up? Cuz that’s what you have to do in life, you have to Lace Up and “keep chasing those pavements until you don’t have to run no more.” It’s not just a sign, it means something. It’s a movement. It’s inspiration. It’s a reminder to every single person out there who thinks they can’t, that they can.. but first they have to Lace Up.
This is turning into such a cheesy post. But maybe that’s a good thing, because I want you to understand where my passion/obsession/love.. whatever you want to call it.. I want you to see where it comes from.
Also, I have to say.. if you ever get the chance to meet Kells or any of the team, just be happy that you got even a minute of their time. I was hearing stories about how he’d talk to groups of people for 20 minutes and then as soon as he had to go on the bus they’d start hating. Dude, the kid doesn’t sleep. None of them do! Touring 99 days pretty much in a row, because on his days off he flies around getting other shit done.. give him a break, please. And it won’t stop after that.. there’s Warped Tour and more.. But then again, there’s not too much of a point in saying this, because if you’re a true fan, you understand and you appreciate whatever moment you get.
This has been the longest post ever. But that’s okay. I just wanna say thank you to Kells, Slim, Dre, Xplo and Rookie for hanging out with us today and giving us this amazing opportunity..(And all the rest of EST: Ash, Spordy, Irv, DuBo). I was amazed that not that many people showed up, but at the same time.. I think that’s how he wanted it. “If you don’t wanna be here, I don’t want you here.”
I could probably keep going but I’ll stop for now.
I love you all. Each and every single one of you.
Peace, Love & MGK!
P.S. Can I be a fan girl for JUST a quick second and say.. he loved my shirt. And he still has the pictures I made him.. he said they were on the bus. Even Slim recognized it when he was lookin’ up my Twitter. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE okay. Oh and Slim if you read this, You owe me a bag!! :p
K, I’m gone!
“Underdogs of the year,
Cleveland boys in the buildin.
What the fuck is a ceiling?
I’m taking this to the top,
and when I leave the whole world drops,
Voices in the air, hear em loud and clear, telling me to listen.
Whispers in my ear, nothing can compare, I just wanna listen.
Telling me I’m Invincible.”