Riz (blog): A Meeting With Jay-Z & Reality

Whats's

going on world this week was cool full of REALITY. Sometimes you feel like your so close when in actuality your so far. i've been trying to get into this industry for a very longtime and I'm still trying to get in, to this very day. Many people see my videos and hear my records and think that I'm already on and that is not the case. Somedays i want to walk away from the music industry because there are so many people with there eyes GREEN and they could careless about the artist & what the artist actually goes through. It even gets to the point where the artist isn't even allowed to be an artist. The very reason that I even record music is to express myself, paint pictures of what I live, my reality and its like an uphill battle when your reality isn't good enough for someone else. How could I ever be an individual when what makes me who i am isn't good

enough?

The

reason I haven't walked away from the music industry is because i was born with a gift and I'm no quitter. Besides those two reasons my story hasn't been heard yet and I will not be satisfied until it is. People always used to tell me that the music industry was cut throat & that there were a lot of snakes & I used to ignore them but what they were saying was absolutely true. Money serves to be the driving force for those who are misfortunate but unbelievably talented so there faced with decisions where it becomes take it or leave it. I speak from

experience not from speculation but in life I guess you have to LOSE to GAIN.

in the

process of trying to gain what's most important is that you don't lose yourself. The music industry is getting smaller by the day you barely hear of new artist and when you do there signed to a artist or major record labels who have the machine to promote them on a mass scale all at cost. At a meeting that I had with JAY-Z I sat in one room with about six individuals some waiting while others debating on rather if I had what it took be a STAR, when I look back & think of the talks about 360 deals I realized exactly how hard it actually is to be an artist in todays music industry. None the less I'm still striving to get a record deal in hopes of taking a positive turn in my life. When you have responsibilities like a three year old daughter to support for the rest of your natural life sacrifice becomes all you know. That's my moral dilemma so in saying that i just go with the flow but always conscious of whose around me and what is going on around me and if your an artist or just a human

being you should do the same.

I love

music i'm a sucker for a good beat LOL so i can't walk away i'm IN TOO

DEEP. Oh yeah before I go let me not forget to

"plug"

my NEW record: RIZ -

"BONECRUSHER" Feat. FRENCH MONTANA.

LOL THE

THINGS WE HAVE TO DO TO MAKE IT THRU........... UNTIL NEXT WEEK ........REMEMBER IN THE PROCESS OF TRYING TO GAIN DON'T LOSE

YOURSELF......LATER! 

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