If a song’s about something I’ve experienced or that could’ve happened to me, it’s good. But if it’s alien to me, I couldn’t lend anything to it. Because that’s what soul is about.
Anything that is as old as racism is in the blood line of the nation. It’s not any superficial thing – that attitude is in the blood and we have to educate it out.
For aspiring writers and journalists out there, here is a story on Buzzfeed that may interest you. Enjoy, and above all, keep writing! SB http://www.buzzfeed.com/hnigatu/advice-for-journalists-and-writers-of-color
War does not end strife – it sows it. War does not end hatred – it feeds it.
If you find a tune that’s got something to do with you, you just feel it, and when you sing it, other people will feel it too.