The only reason they wanna be rappers is because that’s all they know, that’s all they see. J. Cole, Jay-Z, Drake,… All they see is that. They either wanna be Rappers or Basketball Players because that’s the only real role models we have when we watch television. I wanna try to find a way to show them and know, you could be a Journalist. You ever thought about writing the stories? Or you could be an Author or you ever tought about taking pictures? Some of these kids never been exposed to a real camera, to what photography really is. Of course they wanna be Rappers or Basketball Players, that’s all they really get exposed to in any situation. I wanna show them like no, there’s a ton of other things you could be. You could be the biggest painter of all time. You could be Basquiat or whoever. I just wanna show them that there are so many other paths that you could be besides a Rapper or besides a Basketball Player. So, I’m not interested in them doing both. I’m into them doing one: Go to school, first and foremost and picking something that their passion is, other than Rap. I’m not interested in that.
(Source: colejermaine, via brownwerkk)