Submitted by CamBam. on Tue, 02/14/2012 - 10:45pm
Sooo guys, I didn't make the Top 25 in the Hopsin contest but that is fine by me because the exposure I got and the fans I've gained has been well worth it already. I appreciate every single bit of support you guys gave me because without your help, I wouldn't be anywhere. Stay tuned because I promise there is more to come! Here are some links if you wanna follow me around or check my shit out:
Duke Westlake Cypher:
NEW Jokerr Diss (another contest):
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NEW Alpha Cypher:
I saw a chihuahua get hit by a car today. I felt terrible. I was in the middle lane of a 3 lane street when it happened. The car to my left and slightly ahead of me slammed it's brakes on and the dog stopped right in front of it. So I slam my brakes on too so he can cross the rest of the street, but a taxi behind me to my right was just going too fast to be able to stop, although he did try. I didn't know what to do, I couldn't get out and perform CPR on this dog. I didn't have an animal emergency number to call. The dog just kinda laid there, presumably dying from internal injuries. It's a sad thing to see a being die. I've been trying my best lately to not kill things because the universe is one, so I'm really just killing myself.
This brings me to another point, speed limits. How many times have you been racing to work or school because you are late and you seem to hit EVERY FUCKING red light? This is because you are not following the speed limit. The saying goes that rules are meant to be broken, but I do believe that some should be followed. Had that taxi driver been going the speed limit, he would've had time to stop for that dog. Driving is when I realize a shit ton of things about life. In everything you do, you should be time efficient. Never waste time. Speed limits are given in order to keep people time efficient but to also practice patience. Growing up, I struggled with patience. I want it NOW. But now is not the time for everything. Lights are programmed to change at certain time intervals, correspondent with the speed limit of the area. I used to be the speedy driver, just tearin shit up whenever I could. Until I realized how pointless it was and how inefficient speeding is. "Why are we all racing towards a stop sign?" I heard that somewhere but I can't remember where, but credit to whoever made it up, I love you.
I am currently reading the Alchemist and it is amazing how it is speaking to me. I started reading this at the same time I started the contest, and the book related perfectly to my situation. All about finding your "Personal Legend" and chasing your dream. It talked about "beginner's luck" and how "when a person truly wants something, the entire universe conspires together to help them achieve it." At this same time, my video was blowing up quite a bit and I was having a lot of fortune. It was all so perfect. I got caught up in the contest and stopped reading for a few days or so until the top 25 was announced, which I didn't make. So I thought to myself "Alright time to grind harder." And I just started trying to force myself to write a bunch and rush and do all this shit but it just didn't feel right. So I decided to read my book instead and it spoke to me in words that just consumed my being:
"The closer he got to the realization of his dream, the more difficult things became. It seemed as if what the old king had called "beginner's luck" were no longer functioning. In his pursuit of the dream, he was being constantly subjected to tests of his persistence and courage. So he could not be hasty, nor impatient. If he pushed forward impulsively, he would fail to see the signs and omens left by _____ along his path."
I left that spot blank because it says "God" in the book, but that can be replaced with whatever you believe in. There was a reason I went a few days without reading. I read these words right when I needed to read them.
I love all you guys and I can't wait for the day we can all get that island and smoke some doobs together. Peace be with you, live long and prosper, knibb high football rules, and stay classy San Diego.
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