Personal Connections

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5Ds_xFGpDQ, http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/jcole/sidelinestory.html

1. This relates to my life because some days I feel like doing nothing, having no motivation at all, and I wish a had a guide to pick me back up and put my on the right track.

2. What draws me to this song on a personal level is how all the lyrics can relate to anyone’s life, and gives me motivation.

3. When I need some motivation and remember to pick my self back up.

1. I wish somebody made guidelines
On how to get up off the sidelines – This means that he wish there was something that could make him have motivation and make him famous, this stands out to me because I would wish the same thing, but if there was guidelines to get off the sidelines, anyone could be famous.

2.But what they don’t understand is this is all plan
It’s a bigger picture and you can’t photoshop me out – This means that his messages in his songs have a bigger message than it seems, and there’s nothing you can do to take away from that.

3. We all got angels, we all got demons, This basically means we all act good and bad in our lives. This relates to me because the angels symbolizes acting good, and demons symbolize acting bad, and we all get off the wrong path once in a while and we all act good sometimes.

4.Hey, I’ma put us all on the map
Gone and I ain’t lookin’ back- This means he’s going to do big things and he’s not looking back, he’s just going for the goal. This relates to me because that’s exactly my same goal in life and what I plan to do

5.I put my heart and soul in this game, I’m feelin’ drained
Unappreciated, unalleviated, This means that he’s trying his hardest and no one’s appreciating what he’s doing, this relates to me because I feel the same way most of the time, like no one cares what i’m putting my heart into, they just look past it.

Artist Interview

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1. Hopsin, he’s being interviewed by Thisis50 & Young Jack Thriller, a Thisis50 interview.

2. Information on Hopsin, asking about how his career has affected him, and why he is a certain way.

3. He says he will only make it independently, not sign to a major label record deal.

4. He’s a very indepedent person, makes only real music, not radio, watered-down music thats comfortable to the viewers.

5. It describes his lifestyle with his music, because he acts and says the same things he says in his song!

Video Commentary

1. This song is about all the problems of the society, and how the people are being hypocritical and acting a certain way that makes their problems happen.

2. He is very harsh to each subject he speaks about, telling the truth about each subject.

3. You’re only in school because your parents make you go
When all you do is play beer pong and hang out with your bros
Yo, society’s got you living for a whack cause
You’re a fucking adult with no skills at all, This stands out to me because he is pretty much saying that you’re a low-life because you don’t try at all and are lazy.

4. I really enjoy this song because he pretty much calls out all of society on their problems.

5. The imagery of his lyrics are very creative, he uses metaphors to create the image and makes you understand each line with the words he uses because it’s stuff we see everyday.

Playlist

Mackelmore – Otherside – 2010 – The Vs. EP

Hopsin – Nocturnal Rainbows – 2010 – Raw – Rap

Around My Way – Lupe Fiasco – 2012 – Food & Liquor II

J. Cole – Sideline Story -2011 – ‘Cole World: The Sideline Story.

Ill Mind of Hospin 5 – Hopsin – 2012 – Single