First let me thank everyone who supported The SON, and also everyone who supported the DOU (Day of Unity.) I’d like to thank Carlos Martinez for starting the whole thing, and of course my sister, Sylvia Lynn, for taking it to an unbelievable level. That girl is amazing. You know, The Son, was the only project ever released, (only SPM project), that I never got a chance to hear the final version of. The project is great, the lyrics are dope, but I’m a little concerned about the mix. Man, all I can do is be honest, you know that about me. And, I think there was a misunderstanding about the mix, and I’ll probably do something about that in the future. A remix, or something. Maybe I’ll put the remixed version in the next project.
Then again, it could just be me. But I will investigate the mix. I think there may have been a mix up between the back-up vocals and the main vocals. Maybe I’m wrong about this, but I don’t know, man. I’ll talk to Jaime “Pain” Ortiz about it in our visit this weekend. Actually, I’m pretty pissed off about the situation but we’ll see if my anger has justification.
So, how have you been? I’ve heard lots of your input, lots of comments, but I don’t have anything in front of me at the moment. I do remember one person saying something, like, “Please don’t use Carolyn for the hook of ‘The River’, SPM does the hook so much better.”
Well, you probably know by now that it was not Carolyn on that new hook, it was Ayana Mack, who is a really good singer. She sings the hook for “High Everyday” and “All Caught Up”. The original plan was that I was only going to show how the hook was supposed to be done. But Pain used my hook, and I was, like, “That was only an example for someone else.”
So, we went back to our original plan, and used someone else. I guess my version was better, and I’ll make sure to use my version when I do a remix.
I want to shout out to my girl Marisol, who is always asking me to give other people shouts, and never thinks about herself. She’s always there to support Incandesio with every write up the spmaftermath founder does, and Mari works very hard for my cause, for my justice, all from the heart.
Another comment that I just saw on Incandesio’s most recent letter to me was from an anonymous who was disappointed with the Houston Chronicle’s article of the Day of Unity march, He said that it was only seven paragraphs, and it made me look really bad. He used the word “terrible.” He said the headline was “Rapper, child molester's supporters march in hope to free him.” lol! That’s hilarious. Whoever read that headline was probably, like, “What the fuck is wrong with those peopl!”
I’m still over here laughing my ass off. But people really believe I did this shit, so bless their heart, man. They’re only trying to make our efforts backfire in our face, but hate only makes us stronger. That’s what haters can’t see. The stronger the opposition, the greater the reward. I’m working on a documentary that’s going to blow the world’s mind, and I’m using the exact words and actions used to get me convicted. That’s why I call myself a “Visionary” because it’s so clear to me, I understand the immense value of haters. I want you to see what I see. Yes, it sucks to be in the middle of this fight, but it’s building us. If I bought you a ten-million-dollar gym, you’d be thrilled. Haters are that gym. It’s resistance that builds muscle. It’s resistance that builds greatness. It keeps us sharp, keeps us focused.
I think it was Incandesio that commented about Houston Chronicle’s article, saying, “If it reaches one person who hasn’t thought about the case in years, and inspires them to look into it more deeply, then it’s a win.”
Before I go, I want to thank everyone for wishing me a Happy Birthday. I hope you never get tired of hearing me tell you that I love you and thank God for you, because you’ll hear it a lot.
Last thing, please let me know what you think about The SON. If you like everything, let me know. If you had complaints, let me know. Your comments help me with the direction I’ll take as we move forward.