Meaning of the Title "Broke & Talented"
A lot of people have asked me, "Why are you telling people you're broke or poor?" Well I'm not rich either, but the meaning is deeper than that. I'm using the word "Broke" in a sense of being broken than unwealthy. If you've been in the game for as long as I have you've come across your fair share or hustlers, con men, and dream sellers. The fact of the matter is the game of hip hop is over saturated with personalities that influence the talent way more than a talents that brings in a profits. And everyone wants a piece and will sometimes do anything to get it. So my view of the art form "hip hop" that I have loved since a child is "broken" due to what I've seen and what I continue to see.
Rhyme & Reason
48 Bar of Power: I knew the very moment I began writing this song it would be the intro to this album. This song represents where I've been and what I've seen throughout my lifetime. Not that I'm giving you laws to go by like Robert Greene's novel "48 Laws of Power" but the lyrics to me are soulfully empowering as a person.
Drive & Ambition: This song was inspired by a friend of mine, he has a clothing line named "Drive & Ambition", and these lyrics represent anyone chasing their dreams no matter what road blocks are in their path and chasing that dream with furious velocity. Using criticism as fuel and making nonbelievers realize your visions can't be denied.
Been There Before: Been there done that mentality on this one. Talking a little smack, letting people know no matter what your opinion is of me, I will rise every time.
One Way Road: It was written. The choices I've made, bad or good, but I made them. This song represents the struggle I fight with good versus evil on an everyday basis. And to have no regrets no matter what happens in the end.
Go Outside: I love the chorus on this one: