Why I Made A Parody Motivational Rap Album As a Social Experiment 🤪
Something about trying to tell a story on the spot, making it rhyme and make sense at the same time? And making it sound good? Ay yay yay. Its a tall mountain but a fun climb. But beyond the giggles. A couple key insights informed this decision:
💡 Affirmations work. 90% of time you are operating from subconscious and will manifest whatever data you have accumulated in your hard drive (brain).
💡 Music has a strong impact on emotional state and subconscious.
💡 A significant amount of popular mainstream hip hop music lacks substantive/positive content
💡 Although all art serves a purpose. There is something to be said of constant negative programming.
💡 By creating your own music with strong positive messages, you amplify the impact of your own affirmations on your subconscious.
💡The combination of funny motivation over hip hop beats could create a market opportunity with young kids, who should take advantage of youth to soak up positive/productive reinforcement. hashtag#TheHipHopWiggles? My hypothesis is that the content is so random/absurd that it could create virality.
So yeah. Download my mixtape pls lol
The Full Shcoop
So…. I made a rap album lol. Seriously.
I don’t have a serious intention of becoming a recording artist, but it would be fun to experiment and see what happens.
So… why did I make an album?
I enjoy the process of creating. Trying to freestyle something sensible to a beat is a crazy intellectual challenge. So I always enjoyed freestyling as a past time and practicing thinking on your toes. All of the songs on the album are completely freestyled in random bursts of inspiration over the last couple years.
I also wanted to make an album bc I realized the power of music. For better or for worse, music is a lightweight form of hypnosis and it does impact your subconscious. Just think about how you can’t get some of your favorite/most annoying songs out of your head sometimes. Most people never experience true silence bc a song pops in their head at every interval to take up space.
When I realized this, I understood I had a role in determining how I would let music affect me. I appreciate music as an art form, and I do think there is a place for music with “inappropriate” content or stuff on the fringes. But I just can’t get with the fact that soooooooooo much of hip hop culture and the best sounding music is about NONSENSE in a lot of cases.
No disrespect to your favorite rapper. But everybody be cappin and describing lifestyles that aren’t always ideal/most progressive.
So I had an epiphany. What If I created music that sounded sonically good, that I wouldn’t mind listening to in the background…. And what if the music was actually HYPER positive.. What if I actually capitalized on the subconscious nature of music to create custom affirmations that I could leverage to console myself and put myself into peak emotional states.
This was the inspiration behind “To Infinity and Beyond: Motivational Chunes to Unlock Your Potential” The idea was: let’s do something fun/challenging and try to make music. And let’s make it super positive so that it subconsciously inspires us to be better. And listening to yourself really amplifies the impact of the affirmation, bc its literally you telling yourself how awesome you are.
And I thought that this would actually be a hilarious joke/social experiment. The lyrics are so funny and ridiculous on purpose. Its a commentary how people don’t even pay attention to what they’re listening to. You just mumble along… but isn’t crazy how so many songs are about the grim realities of street life.
What if we made music about how beautiful life could be.
So TL:DR I made a bunch of songs about:
- How awesome I am
- How i wanna make an impact
- How much i love myself
- How im a total boss/super baller
- How awesome I am
- How I believe in myself
- How grateful i am to God
- How Im gonna follow my dreams no matter what
- How my haters are my motivation
- How my life will look in the future by Gods grace
- How I will stay patient and hopefu
- How I wanna be a millionaire (not for the money, but for what it would make of you — cc Jim Rohn/Earl Shoaf) (also sorry not sorry lol. money is a cool tool)
Lmao. still not joking. All the songs are sung the first person, so that whoever is listening can take on those beliefs for themselves even if the stories I tell aren’t directly relevant.
All the beats are random beats I found on Youtube. I recorded all the songs using an auto-tune app on my phone. My little brother has a couple features that freestyled as well. And tbh I was impressed by his off the whim creativity.
As part of this social experiment, im gonna push this music lol. I have a hypothesis that this type of music/content/POV would be perfect for Kids. It’s like a modern hip hop wiggles. And everybody loves a good Parody. Well Allow me to reintroduce myself.
I am Young Motiv8 aka Young Motiv Infinity — here send you positive vibes and laughter through Motivational Chunes to Unlock Your Potential. And remind you that you are awesome, and that you should harness that awesomeness and do something even more awesome with it.
Take it to infinity and beyond.