Teena's last tweetb4 she ascended to the next world yesterday...she quoted Sarah Vaughan saying"May You never grow old, and may I never die".
An insightful perspective of Teena
I think Teena may have her wish she shared here, at least the second half... in this quote she resonated with. I share that from a spirit perspective. When we "die" we don't go away, we change form...we transcend...we transition, because we don't have souls WE ARE SOULS. I believe we all continually progress.
Most serious musicians average 6 different bands/partners in a lifetime!
I should know because I am on my 6th right now and this is it.
Most people that are trying to find a mate, average 15 partners in a lifetime, some none, and some 300+. So why should it be any different with music.
There are some steps that you can take to make beautiful music together. I am sharing from experience, which is a collection of success and failure.
1. Listen to each other. Seems easy doesnt it.
I recently had a conversation with a good friend of mine and we talked about the state of the music industry, and he expressed his desire to start the process to become an Emcee. But there was only one problem. He did not know how to write a song. I did not make him feel bad or berate him, but instead took this as an opportunity to share my craft with a willing open young student, like Mr. Miagi with the Karate Kid.
I will start by saying that there are many different ways to write a rap song, BUT, this is what I call,