I’ve always liked the saying from author Toni Morrison on creativity.
She says she started writing because she couldn’t find the books that she wanted to read.
It’s a powerful statement.
As a rapper, I can relate. When I was growing up, I had no problem finding music that I enjoyed. I purchased tapes and CD’s weekly and would listen to them again and again, learning the lyrics and rapping along. But as I get older, I find myself listening to music less and talk radio and podcasts more often.
I still love music, I just find it harder to find the music I want to listen to.
But that’s why I love to create.
If I am listening to music, its usually my own or music from my friends.
Sometimes not fitting in can be a good thing. No sense in trying to duplicate what is already out there when you can create your own.