I happened to be browsing through our submissions today, come to find this dope gem from our friends The Chainsmokers. I met these dudes Alex and Drew a couple years ago when EMPT was linking up with them for events and such, love these guys, so much fun. Since then The Chainsmokers have become a popular party DJ duo (I mean they always have been, HA) all over the world. It’s pretty great to see your friends successes, I couldn’t be happier for these guys, especially for how crazy this music biz is, and believe me it’s CRAZY. There are always people trying to crush your dreams, tell you your not good enough and trash your well being.
Jealousy man, it’s a sad and disgusting disease, and I am not talking about the kind of jealousy where you see your ex with another person or your friend just snagged those shoes you can’t afford, that’s normal. I am talking about the type of jealousy where a persons emotions turn into rage and all they want to do is hurt you because they are so unhappy with who they are that they take out all of their stress and insecurities on the people who care about them the most. It’s very sad how people will create so much hate and negativity in their heads, normally these are people who are the closest to you weirdly enough. Once you start making progress the accusations start flying, the excuses, the blame. I mean hell your always going to have haters, but they hate at a distance and as an artist you need to love your haters and your critics as you would love your lovers because it’s only more attention to your artistic craft, a fuel for your determination to succeed. But when that hate turn to jealous rage and people are trying to tear you down and keep you from succeeding, well that’s the disease I am talking about. I wish I could say that I have never had to deal with these kinds of people but I have and I will never understand what it’s like to have this disease and want to hurt someone so terribly. I could never be this person, I am a loyal lover to those I care about, even the ones that hurt me. Why you might ask, because hating anyone for who they are and their successes, their downfalls, whatever it may be take up too much energy.
All I can really say is thank you, thank you to those who have tried to tear me down, thank you to those who have done this to others, because hopefully you can look at it and handle it the way I do and make you push harder for what you love.
HeShe sleeps alone
HeShe needs no army where he’sshe’s headed
That they’re just ghosts
And they can’t hurt
heshe can’t see them.”
Happy Hump Day, this goes out to all the haters, enjoy!