I’m an Aussie rapper and it’s my 32nd birthday tomorrow (25/07/2020). Birthdays in my 30’s seem to be all about reflecting. Reflecting on where I’m at, where I’ve come from and where I want to be.. I don’t know when it changed from happy care-free birthdays with lots of presents.. but this year my partner thought I didn’t wanna celebrate because:
“it’s your 32nd and not a major one.”
I love to be spoilt. I love affection and I love being the center of attention. I’m a Leo after all.
This blog I’d like to share what I’ve accomplished over the last year, what my goals are and also some gratitude from where I’m at in life.
2019/20 turbo charge
August 2019 I released my debut single Madman on all major streaming platforms. Later the same month I released the critically-acclaimed music video for the same track.
Over the past 11 months I have released 7 solo tracks, 1 collab and 3 music videos.
The hustle don’t stop and I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished over the past year.
The next big project for me is releasing an EP. I feel it’s the next step for me as an Aussie rapper. I’m super-excited to share it with you all as it has some absolute bangers on there.
Aussie rapper career path
I seem to have this pattern of starting a job somewhere, giving it a good 6 months, hating the place and leaving. Rinse and repeat.
I was speaking to my therapist about it recently and he goes:
“Pete, you find yourself in the position a lot people in recovery find themselves in. Addiction has robbed you of your education and opportunities and you now find yourself working in roles where one doesn’t need high-level education. You’re dispensable. As a fellow creative I can really empathize with you. Don’t stop making music. You could always look at doing a course.. “
Genius. He goes onto say something about music he has said before that I always find profound:
“No one is coming Pete. No one owes you anything. No one is waiting to discover you. You have to go out and get it.”
I fuckin love it.
I did a little bit of research, reached out to my cousin who is a graduate of AIM. I call him and he goes:
“What kind of course are you looking to do?”
“I have no idea.” Was my unprepared reply.
“Well that’s the 1st thing. Sit down and figure out what you wanna do, then reach out.” Shout outs to my cousin Adam.
I sat down and figured out I wanted to work on stage presence, vocal techniques and learning some dance moves. More look at that side than audio engineering etc. As a starting point anyway.
I reached out to a college by the name of AMPA (Academy of Music and Performing Arts) and I have an audition this Monday.
Super-excited! I made a digital port folio and I am performing 2 tracks live for the audition.
I told my boi 24K about my audition and he goes:
“I’d wish you luck but you don’t need it.”
Love you bro.
.. looking at my life and where I’m at I can honestly say that I’m more focused than at any stage in my life. I’m clear-headed, sober, I am an Aussie rapper who’s making changes and moving forward.
This November I’ll be 6 years clean and sober.
I’m booked in to get my long overdue bike license next month so I can get myself a dope little moped.
I spose the biggest lesson I continually learn is that I have choices. It’s deeper than that though. Something like this is probably closer to the truth:
I have choices. Options. I can choose to make my life as happy/sad good/bad etc. by the actions I take and the choices I make. I can choose to be a victim or I can choose to change my narrative.
Something like that
My 32nd birthday. Unbelievable.
I have so many positive things in my life and I feel truly grateful.
This audition on Monday is the next step for me.
Like my good friend Gordon always says:
“It all comes back to the song Pete. Just make the best fucking song you can and perform it the best you can.”
Big ups to all my people supporting ya boi Prim.