The process of creating can happen in numerous ways. It can be through singing, rapping, painting, modeling, and writing. To me, it doesn’t matter as long as you are creating. Over this past year, I’ve created and written more than I have in my life. It’s surprising to say but this has been the happiest I’ve been in a long time. Creating Cre8tives United was the best thing I could have done for myself.
January 7, 2021, marked one year since I’ve started Cre8tives United. Within this journey over the past year, I’ve learned a lot especially from various artists I’ve written about. Here are a couple of these lessons….
D-Vo’s Trust The Process: This has been hard to do because like the majority of people I want to be seen and I want to be heard. I want people to read my articles and circulate them within one night. Not because it is my goal but because I want the artist to be successful. Although as much as I want this it doesn’t happen right away. With trusting the process I’ve learned to trust myself because everything will happen in due time.
Preme’s Don’t grow too fast: If you read my article title “Make It Out” you’ll know that Preme is not a stranger to growth but how does he do this so gracefully? When writing this article I was reassured to trust the process but also not to rush the process. We may want something to happen but it cannot be rushed if we want to experience the longevity of it.
Babydoll E’s Versatility : Babydoll also known as DJ Babydoll E taught me about versatility. She shows that although you may be good at one thing you can be good at another. This means you can do both and expand your artistry and content to reach a bigger audience.
JAH JAH’s Network: As an artist, it is important to be a business person when it comes to showing your artistry. If that is something you want to do. JAH JAH formerly known as JustAimHigh has taught me that networking within and outside your circle is extremely important because you never know where your next opportunity may come from.
Ausar: Ausar is an artist that isn’t a stranger to self-reflection. Throughout his journey he realized going back and analyzing things is important for your growth. His project Flight of The Honeybee also reflects this because as an artist he has grown greatly. He shows the difference between a rapper and an artist just by showing he can reflect and correct his mistakes from the past.
Armoni: In the article, I wrote about Armoni I included a rule from Malcolm Gladwell’s book called The Outliers. In this book, Gladwell explains the importance of practice and the 10,000-hour rule. This rule is significant because it shows how much time is needed to perfect your craft. You’re not going to be perfect at something right away but it is important to practice it to get better.
Teara: Teara’s story is about growing into your calling and if you want it you should chase but I’ve learned more than that from her. She has taught me if I’m not saying the name Cre8tives United every day then it may not be something I am passionate about. If you are passionate about something you are going to find a way to expand it in different ways every day.
Lisa lee: Lisa Lee has a lot to offer especially as an upcoming rapper in the city of Chicago. She is resilient and speaks her mind but there is a quote mentioned in her article that stuck with me. This quote came from Dick Clark and it says, “music is the soundtrack of our lives.” I believe this is true especially because of how many musical artists are featured on Cre8tives United’s, Cre8tive of the Week.
Ezekiel.wav: “Art makes creatives immortal.”
Ari Simone: I had to learn from myself that consistency is key. To get somewhere you have to do it every day or weekly for it to grow and stay relevant. There’s not much to this but if you stay consistent and trust the process your project/ etc. will end up somewhere.
Although this isn’t all that I’ve learned these are just some of the building blocks I’ve used to create Cre8tives United’s foundation. I hope you all enjoyed learning about the foundation and take this into whatever you’re doing with your life or your brand. So, here’s to one year with Cre8tives United and we are glad that you’re here!