A Rapper Reveals the Value of Stepping Out of my Comfort Zone — The Same Applies to You and Social Media
My wife and I recently took our son to see Macklemore…you know, the rapper. Never in a million years did I think I would listen to rap music for more than 5 seconds — let alone 3 hours, but we decided to surprise him for his birthday.
I regretted the decision the moment we walked into the arena. I couldn’t understand one lyric in the opening act – the rapping was way too fast. I struggled to get into the music – there wasn’t a repeating chorus. I couldn’t relate to the rapper’s songs or stories – the bass drum and beat-box overpowered the vocals. I wanted to leave!
Then, Macklemore took the stage and my attitude (tune) changed. His music told stories, which I could understand and appreciate. His songs had choruses, which were memorable and easy to sing along with. He blended rap and traditional pop music, which created a unique and energizing sound. I started to get into it! Read more