Thursday, March 15, 2018
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Try Again is one of the most powerful song, I have ever written. It is a song I have been working on for several months and has kept me motivated to keep going when I just didn’t want to. It helped me fight through my tears of disappointing myself and others. My many bouts with depression and unbelief. On days when I didn’t want to audition, work out or just get out of bed. This song would come to mind, I would work on it and it would change my entire day. It also inspired my next song release “Not Defeated”
I released "Try Again" last week as a first listen only on my site. The feedback I have received is so awesome. To think, I was so disappointed when I finished this song I laid in bed the morning after I recorded it and cried thinking it was the worst song I had ever recorded and was not going to release it. I often say my worst enemy is not other people, it is me because in the earliest of mornings it’s only you and your thoughts and what you think about yourself that matters. If your blessed enough to have someone in your life who pushes you or just ignores you when you have a “life tantrum” be grateful for that person. They know what you are capable of and believe in you unconditionally.
Thank you to all who have sent me messages I appreciate all of them and for the one struggling through chemo right " you know who you are" I hope the song continues to inspire you to “Try Again”
God BlessGet your free copy of "Try Again" Monday March 7th @ Youlanda.org
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
I was on set yesterday with the rapper Common, he said hello and shook my hand. It was a project he’s backing in Chicago about the violence and the young people it affects. He also motivated us by telling us how much this project means to him and to pray that it gets picked up. I've been on a lot sets but this was the first that had a prayer before shooting, led by Common. I'm not too familiar with his music as much as his acting. But I do know this, he believes in God like so many of us in the entertainment business do. And some us are judged so harshly by the church and other believers. We can be in the world (of entertainment) but not of it. Just because we do videos, or wear certain things or say certain things, that does not mean that we don't love God as much or more than some of you who go to church every Sunday or read your Bible every day. This is what makes us different in the business, because we believe in God we say a prayer before we start shooting, I say a prayer when I'm on the highway going to set. I say a prayer when I get to set, because I've seen some things. I know what I can and cannot do in my life (conviction) and only God can judge me and convict me or any other person.
You see and hear what we do, but what do you do behind closed doors that we could convict you on?