Very few things or people can make my world stop. My father is my black superhero, and everything I have and achieved originates from his DNA. My mom and I have a complicated relationship, so when she called me at 1am I knew it was severe. Her voice was weak, and her spirit was shaken. She informs me that my dad had a mini-stroke and was in ICU.
Even though she’s tougher than a shot of Brandy, the possibility of losing her life partner is unimaginable. I replied with three words, “on my way.” A million thoughts raced across my mind in a millisecond, and I starred at vaulted ceilings paralyzed in deep thought.
100,000 people are running through the LAX airport, but at this moment, I can only visualize my dad lying inside a hospital bed fighting for his life. The legendary Fredrick Douglas said, “with tragedy comes inspiration.” Currently, I’m on assignment writing an editorial article featuring Major Recording Artist Big Head Bandz, aka Soul Brother #1. Big Head Bandz is an ultra-successful entrepreneur and Hip-Hop artist.
Having amassed over 3,000,000 digital streams and views across all platforms, fueled by his own pure American Hustle. His music and brand have been recognized and endorsed by Hip-Hop heavyweights such as Sway, Drummaboy Fresh, Respect Magazine, and more. Big Head Bandz music contains rare ingredients of Hip-Hop soul seasonings and spices, which creates his signature sound.
Big Head Bandz converts pain into wisdom on ‘WE BUILT DIFFERENT’
My flight departs in 4 hours, so I press play on his latest release, ‘WE BUILT DIFFERENT.’ The opening piano keys and angelic hook pierces my heart and soothes my spirit. Big Head Bandz voice reaches and touches every emotional muscle inside your body. His lyrics are decoded for inspiration and whisper hope inside the eardrums of its listeners.
I lean my head back, close my eyes, and enable Big Head Bandz’s lyrics to infiltrate my mind. His opening words, “my grind so powerful, but I don’t never get too comfortable,” reflect my mentality to the fullest. ‘I’m on my King James, we built different”, echo’s throughout by Powerbeats headphones. Our foundation must be constructed from unbreakable materials to survive the most severe pains and losses in life. Big Head Bandz words on ‘WE BUILT DIFFERENT‘ is a gospel truth when he raps:
“The grind never ends, ain’t no days off
I’m trying tell you hard work pays off
Every time I took a L
I learned a new lesson
That’s when I realized
That my L’s were a blessing.”
Jonathan P-Wright is a freelance writer for multiple mainstream media outlets and Chief Visionary Officer of RADIOPUSHERS.