Meek Mill tackles some classic Philly beats in his 5 Fingers of Death Freestyle. It's always good to hea Meek freestyle because his old videos of him with the nappy braids is what made me a fan.
All American children are bound to hear the message, at least once or twice, that they can accomplish whatever they set their minds to. Justin Scott was one of them. He grew up in Mississippi, a place where news headlines lament a failed education system and abysmal employment statistics. Steeped in a culture where crime and poverty are standard ways of life, Scott held on to his dream of doing something big. Facing odds stacked decidedly against him, he took his love for music to heart and focused his energy on his craft. Today, we know Scott as Big K.R.I.T., one of hip-hop’s rising stars.
"Growing up in Queensbridge, hip-hop was the most amazing thing I'd ever heard,” says Nas in the Obey Your Thirst documentary, made by The FADER and Sprite. “There was nothing more important to me than having a voice. I wanted to make a big impact on this art form. I wanted to open up a doorway for another generation."
Considering that these are words coming from one of the most revered rappers of all time, behind one of the most beloved albums of all time in 1994’s Illmatic, it’s safe to say that Nas has succeeded in making his dreams a reality. But how did he make it all happen? In the video, Nas gives up-and-comers some advice, insisting on following your vision regardless of what other people say: “Why do something that's not you? Trust in yourself and always push the envelope.”