Anonymous asked: Would you rather be 40 and a struggling artist (financially and in terms of popularity) or be 40 and well off but you've compromised artistically along the way to being financially well off ?
the current me plans to maintain the integrity of my craft no matter the cost…but 40 year old me (hopefully with a kid and a wife) would probably call current me an idiot.
i love hip hop. and i love the music i make. i don’t wanna change that, and most likely never will…even though it doesn’t sell all that well, which is why i’m constantly looking for music making opportunities in other forums…like movie/game soundtracks, commercials, etc.
if i’m making commercials, jingles, or soundbites that are paying me 10k per job under a pseudonym…i don’t give a shit about artistic integrity. but as long as i’m making my type of music and putting my name on it, i want it to be something i’m proud of and that those who know me are proud of.
end of the day…i don’t like being told what to do, which is why I’ve always released my music on my own terms and not a label’s. i have a vision, and when someone who’s not an artist is telling you how that vision should look…it makes me want to punch walls.