An Analysis of Systemic Cultural Change

An Analysis of Systemic Cultural Change

There are people that see the corruption of the current system and love it because they benefit from it. It’s naive to think that these people will allow change to happen from the inside.

Then, there are people that don’t see the corruption of the current system because they are blind. The blind lead the blind, and they are all headed towards the ditch.

Then again, there are people that see the corruption of the current system, but are immature and overzealous and do more harm than good trying to correct it. These jump from one ditch directly to the ditch on the other side of the road. They get nowhere.

Then, there are people that see the corruption of the current system, and are mature and know what to do, but refuse to do it because of fear or apathy. They also are the aforementioned naïve, thinking that things will just change from the inside.

Then, there are a few who see the corruption of the current system, are mature enough to know what to do, knowledgeable enough to know what corrections need to be made, and are not afraid to start small and get it done with boldness, faithfulness, and patience. These people create change. They also inspire systemic change that appears to be coming “from within” but is really a response to being provoked from without as a response to either competition or new leadership.

Never be Just an Artist

Rapping just to rap is unproductive. Why? Because rap at its best is only a tool to enhance a message for an organization. What organization are you building? Is it an entertainment label, a ministry, a company that you’re doing advertising for, or is it education oriented?

Every one has to be employed by someone even if it’s their own self. If I say “I’m a writer” – you have no idea what I’m writing for or if my writing is productive. But if I say, I’m a sports writer for ESPN or a newspaper or I publish books about fashion, or I’m a technical writer for an engineering firm, then you know where my productivity is.

It’s the same thing with music. As an artist, you must determine very quickly what type of organization you will be investing your artistic talent into building. That alone can determine your results, your rewards, your spiritual eternity (heaven or hell), and your income.

Will I express for the alcohol industry? Will I express for the educational industry? Will I express for the church? Will I express for a company that creates a physical product?

Never be just an artist or just a musician or just a singer. You will just end up selling yourself. If all you are selling is your talent and skill, you will end up a talent prostitute. If all your label sells is talent, it’s just a talent whorehouse.

Decide what you will build, and build with purpose. My recommendation is to build the Church of Jesus Christ, that work will give you the most rewards for eternity. If needed, supplement your income with education or physical industry, never with alcohol or entertainment based businesses.