Be EDUCATED!!! For Your Sake!

You don’t need to plead the 5th. It’s not a crime nor something that you should be ashamed of if you get it.

Being educated isn’t just about going to school everyday to learn nothing. It seems like that, I know, but it’s really not. Trust me when I say this, you want to be educated and not just from K thru 12.

Learn & absorb all you can for your sake, for peace of mind, for the sake of knowing what’s going on in the world, on this planet, from a consumer and business point of view. The world is always changing, trends come & go. You must know how to change and adjust with it.

Technology and people are evolving. And the most important thing you should know is being educated decreases the chances and opportunities for someone to take advantage of you. That to me is probably the most important thing out of all things.

The more you know about what’s going on out here the better. Do your research. If you don’t know how, learn. Look things up on the Internet. The Internet is a valuable resource of a multitude of information. Ask questions, but before you do, try and find out the answer yourself. Self sufficiency is significant as well.

You want to have the ability to do for yourself moreso than anything. It’s obvious you can’t do all things yourself but you want to have solid basic knowledge in many different areas.

Be educated for your sake. Nobody likes to be taken advantaged of. Nobody likes to be cheated, nobody likes to be left hanging. Knowledge isn’t just power for no reason.

If you can apply that, then it becomes something else entirely, wisdom!

-LeXXah Drew It-

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Songwriting is more than just writing lyrics!

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Its actually writing a SONG! A song that has a hot melodic structure, strong content, movement, consistency in verse quality, smooth transitions, marketability, a strong catchy hook, a unique concept that reaches the market in which you are trying to reach, vocal production, vocal arrangements, conviction and feeling, and last but not least, growth.

After you finish with the song, it should have the ability to stand the test of time.

This is what songwriting is. Songwriting is what makes the song complete. As a creator in lyrics, you have to take in account all these areas that I have listed above. One feature of it is just as important as the next feature. They are all needed in order to come to the product finale of a stellar hit marketable song that can be placed in a variety of multi-media.

Songwriting is not easy for those who think it is. When you take into account the characteristics, its very tedious. It is imperative to be a student and stay on top of hot topics, melodic structures, dynamics and animation within a song. Music is constantly changing, you must know how to change with it.

Writing songs is in my DNA. I understand what it takes to put together a great song, a hit song. I have a formula, but my formula may not be the same as yours. It is something that one must find as you focus in on your craft.

Its so important for people to understand what songwriting really is. I’m writing this to open up the minds of writers that its way bigger than what you may see on the surface. You are putting together a film, a scene and in that film and scene, you have to see the whole picture not just one aspect of it.

Paint the masterpiece of your song. Fill in the darker darks and the lighter lights. Let the audience know where the light source is coming from and where the shadows will hit. Choose your medium well, your target market. accomplish the goals of every stroke to gear towards that market while maintaining the identity and personality of the subject matter. The concept and you as its host, must be one. I know you can hear it. break down and build to inherit its proximity (the art term). It is a beautiful thing!

-LeXXah Drew It-

USERS Ain’t HOT in my Book!

We live in a world where using people is more than a trend. For many people its a lifestyle, but to me its just as bad as doing drugs.

The world revolves around no one, we know this. Many people want to be successful, I think we can all agree on that, but I think the question is what is the method of achieving success? What is the strategy for achieving success? What is the ulterior motives and whom are you willing to use to achieve that success?

I can honestly say that using someone to get to where I’m going is not my forte’. The reason being is because, I have something valuable to bring to the table. I have something that I can pitch in to pay my own dues. I do the things that I know I can do on my own and that I have worked so hard to achieve.

I don’t want people to feel that I’m using them for my own gain. I haven’t had one person feel that way about me. That’s not the type person I am. Of course, I can’t say the same about how other people are with me. It sucks that its like that, but unfortunately that’s the way it is.

Everybody is trying to get ahead, but have no honor about the approach. There is no loyalty, there is no integrity. Its like its all about self and I’ve seen it many of times. Now not everyone is like that. There are some good people out here who do understand that it is about supporting each other and uplifting each other, helping one another to reach to the next plateau of our lives and careers.

But I think the main thing with users is that history repeats itself. There are so many people on top that use and squeeze out of those people who aren’t there yet or at their status, that when those people finally get over the hump, instead of learning from what happened to them, they replicate what was done to them to those that were in the same position they were in, when trying to get there.

The using just keeps going. And its a sucky feeling. Why is it that people want to take advantage!!??? Its similar to the question, what do men with power want more of? The answer is power. Some will do anything to get it. Even if it means using someone as a foot stool or using someone to make you look good, like you made them.

I’m saying this loud and clear, “GOD MADE ME WHO I AM!” It is GOD, who has Blessed me with these gifts. It is GOD, who allows me to breath and wake up in the morning. God and His son, Jesus have every right to use me. Anyone beneath them, which is everyone have no right whatsoever to use me. No one on this earth has provided me with the things that God has provided me with and that’s fact in its purest form.

Users ain’t hot in my book at all. I’m not a foot stool, a crutch, a puppet, a gimmick, a look or anything along those lines. I am a business chick!

-LeXXah Drew It-

When People Look Atchu Funny………….

Just look at them funny back.

Rude cancels out rude, it’s just like math. Reciprocate it with class!

They won’t get mad at you or anything. They can’t. You don’t even have to dwell on it. Just keep going. All kinds of distractions will come and try to plague you, your mind, your body, your spirit. But you are better for it. They are challenges that come to help strengthen you. It’s all about how you perceive it, how you handle it, how you take it.

Just be easy. Don’t let a person declare power and dominion over you by letting them control you, control your day and allow you to take speak void words that act as a poison to your being. Don’t even waste your breath, utilize it for something beautiful.

That’s how you look at them funny back, by killing them with kindness, by showing them that you are way BIGGER than someone’s funny lookin’ face. You get grown with them, where, that’s all they can do is look atchu funny, but that’s it, nothing else. They seek your reaction and attention as ultimate glory. They triumph in the way it makes you feel in a negative way.

When people look atchu funny, it is because you do walk the way you walk, talk the way you talk and why you possess what was given to you by a higher being. Then again, it could be just to be nasty. You have those characters out there as well, just lurking around to pose their bitterness and sourness on others.

When people look atchu funny, just know that you have done your job. You received from them what they couldn’t get from you. The fact that they even bothered to make a funny face is a compliment. They noticed you. They gave you attention. You weren’t expecting it, but it came to you in the coolest way.

So just be sure to say,  “Thank you! Thank you for your funny expression and the words that followed behind it, it was beautiful. It was touching. You made me feel like a star! I am that much more closer of accomplishing my goals.” How!!!?? Because you gave me more ammunition!

-LeXXah Drew It-

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Continue 2 Be LOUD!

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Don’t be a SUCKER!

Don’t settle for SILENCE when it comes to your dreams.

So you get DOWN.

Cool………..

But then you get back up, dust yourself off and go even harder.

Witta vengeance.

You’ve heard the word, “No”, “Go On Somewhere”, “kick rocks”

You’ve felt the rejection.

Crushed, tears, heart breaking, smacked in the face……..

It hurts……….

you like WHY!!!????

Somethin’s gotta give right?

Yea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But it won’t give unless you CONTINUE 2 Be LOUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They gone keep ignoring you.

They gone keep shunning away from you.

They gone keep downplaying what you do.

It can be for all kinds of reasons……..

It can be for this, that and the other.

Man, who cares,

CONTINUE 2 Be LOUD!

Make yo voice heard!

Make it soar.

Make it rain like thunder

Bring the heat in your actions………

Be a student of the game you wish to play in.

Be Positive!

Influence the young wit wisdom.

Uplift yo brotha, yo sista

Don’t do it for me……….for you, do it for us.

Be the sum of the part that makes a community whole.

STOP!

GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Which word did you hear LOUDER!!!!!!!!!?????????????

Stay motivated.

Don’t be scared!

Be tall amongst the trees.

Be firm and spread your arms like the branches.

Reinvent yourself in every quarter of the seasons.

Let your work speak volumes, so that you can speak less.

CONTINUE 2 BE LOUD!

I wrote it for you On Tha Fly!

-LeXXah Drew It-

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