WINNERS RISE ABOVE FAILURE

Failure. It’s haunting. Chilling and frightening. Like a dark cloud looming over you, carrying a wave of misery and despair to rain onto your life. As if you need it. After all the things that you’ve been through, here’s yet another hurdle to overcome. Here’s another mountain to climb. Here’s another blizzard to survive.

At a time of defeat, it’s easy to beat yourself up and feel like the fight is over. I’ve failed again. I’m tired. I might as well give up, and settle for less than what I want. You see, that’s the easy option. It is a cowardly choice. What would happen if you armoured up, shielded up, geared up and awakened the soldier in you? You would fight for what you believe in. Cry, sweat and bleed for what you truly want. And eventually, emerge victorious.

After failure, it’s important to take a step back and laugh. Laugh at yourself. Laugh at an otherwise bitter and tumultuous situation. Continuing to harbor negative thoughts will only weaken your spirit and morale. But if you put it behind you positively, you can only move forward from that point.

It’s also great to learn from your mistakes. Sure, it may not be entirely your fault, but learning to take responsibility for whatever part you did play is key in sharpening you to be a better person, and more importantly, successful at future attempts. After all, when you’ve eliminated all the wrong, you can only do right!

Then, and most certainly the part that takes most strength, character and courage: you have to try again. Imagine that you are digging for gold. The sun is burning into your skin like a flame, and your throat is painfully parched. You’ve been at it for days, non- stop. And every other minute you contemplate giving up. But you’ve dug so deep, so very deep, that if you left it at this point you would be inches away from that gold. Giving up would be like giving the gold away, after having it right on the palm of your hand.

Failure is almost as certain as death. It’s going to happen, even to the best of us. However, one important step in understanding it is realizing that it’s not about how many times you get hit, but rather about how many times you get up and start walking. Kind of like a baby learning to walk. He’ll trip and fall, cry over the passing pain and shock- but he’ll get up and try again. And that’s why the little guy will be running around all over the place in no time. Come on, be a soldier, and take what’s yours!

🇨 🇴 🇳 🇳 🇪 🇨 🇹 🇮 🇴 🇳

It’s only when you begin to grow into yourself that you realize just how important the people in your life are. You see, a human being is born but a blank book. Every experience, encounter and person in your life writes a page to add onto the story of who you truly are. According to the “Six Degrees of Everything theory”, initially developed by Frigyes Karinthy in 1929;

everything and everyone is six or fewer steps away, from any other person in the world- by way of introduction  so that a chain of “a friend of a friend” statements can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps

. This means that you are connected to billions of people across the world through a chain link, and everyone is more accessible to you than you think.
Our parents try or to some, tried, to mould us into self-sufficient beings who are able to cope with typical life tasks, but that doesn’t control everyone we see and everyone we meet. A child will go to school, or play with other kids in the park: what’s interesting though is that they will take away bits and pieces of history and personality. As we grow, we make friends, we make enemies, and we know people that we feel indifferent towards.
However, going about life teaches us that every single person that we come across impacts our life in more ways than one. Those that are meant to inspire us make their mark strongly in our lives. Have you ever heard the story of a little girl, who was abused, molested and ill-treated in her childhood? She felt lowly and unloved. Hell, I think she must have felt worthless and incapable of achieving anything- because of her experiences with people who broke her. One day, this little girl was walking, and an older woman stopped her and said, “Little girl, you are so beautiful, do you know that?” And from that day onwards, the girl saw herself differently, she finally felt worthy. Worthy of success, worthy of love and worthy of respect. She would then go on to build an empire much bigger and much more powerful than any other woman in her race had done before, and she would top the Forbes list time and time again. This little girl was a young Oprah Winfrey. Some people who we meet inspire us so greatly, that it would be difficult to see ourselves being the people we are/ want to be without the impact they have in our lives.
And yet there are those, who it seems have the sole purpose of breaking us. In slang terms, snakes. They may come in the form of faux friends, enemies or unfriendly strangers. They may even be family members who do a lot more hating than they do loving. The ones who tell us we can’t be whatever we want to be. The ones that say we aren’t intelligent enough, talented enough or beautiful enough. It’s important to embrace these people though, because they are only playing their role in making us who we are. Without them, without the experiences that they bring us, we wouldn’t be strong and we wouldn’t know what we know- that we are capable of overcoming difficulties and obstacles in our path.
Finally, there are those that have always been there from the start. The Day Ones. The ones that love us unconditionally. These are the people who are not afraid to tell us when we are wrong, those who can smack the sense back in our lives when we are going astray. I guess it’s safe to say that these are the most important, because they keep us on track and remain with us through rough, bumpy roads that seem to lead nowhere. Through every failure, every success and every mistake, their love and presence remains constant.
What I’m trying to say is, no single human interaction is a waste. Everyone that we meet, see or know plays a huge role and makes some sort of impact in our lives. Every experience we go through comes full circle to make us who we are and build our character.
Watch out, every around you right now and think about it for a second.

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NEW TRACK ALERT —
Bars for Dayz(OneTake Freestyle) x Dodger T by
BandzMOB™ Entertainment
#np on #SoundCloud

YOU WANNA HEAR THIS

Kirsten Kanja
Editor.
BandzMOB™ Entertainment.


Dodger T.

LEARNING CURVE (MIND. MATTER pt.2)

So in the last post, emphasis on trusting the process was core of the post but I rounded up my mental and kept pausing at the question of now what next? What comes after that? Is it just fully dependant on only that?
One thing stands out in every aspect of growing up in any rough hood or perhaps being a very frequent and long term visitor to the same, is that one has to earn their stripes. Period. It’s the only way to go up the ranks and that means an easier more ‘less-uptight‘ life for lack of a better word. There are certain things, both good and bad that as a young black man, you gots to do to make it into different levels of life. Worse enough is that it goes without saying that in order to make that step; your guts, your limits, your evils, your fears & your beliefs will all be put to the test and stretched to extremely unimaginable measures.
Anyway, my point being; our life’s whether rich or poor, white or black, African or Bulgarian, whatever, are soo much similar to the process of trying to make it out the gutter/ghetto/neck of my woods…whatever floats your boat. Whether its a field in forensics or hospitality or even music, youve gotta go through certain counts of events, be smart about your decisions & trusting your instinct amongst others. Being highly familiar with the given situation, one valuable piece of knowledge that you only get out here is come what may, you have got to PUT IN WORK. Sounds simple, you probably assume you’re already doing alot of that everyday of your wake but did it occur to you that it just may ‘not be enough‘. Enough to be able to deal with the type of lifestyle you want you lead.

You cannot have a million dollar dream with a minimum wage work ethic

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Though I don’t know who I read it from because am bad with names and shit though it’s never skipped my mind ever since, that quote, & av come to see that every f*ckn word is T.R.U.
Also, you shouldn’t sacrifice your dream for a comfort zone. Change is good, a small shift in our normal routine always amps things up in our world.
This is just for motivation and courage for those days that just dont let up.
Those days that you keep looking out to the night sky asking why and needing a sign or someone to tell you that yous the shit, that you are destined for greatness.
Keep heart. Most importantly, make prayer a habit.
P.S– Just alil something I figured I should share with y’all.
Goodnight

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Dodger.
BandzMOB™ Entertainment.

M I N D. M A T T E R.

An ache, far more painful than the physical. It feels overwhelming, frightening yet empowering at the same time. You are so afraid  of the thought of life without it yet know deep down that things would be so much easier if you let it go. It haunts you. It’s in the mirror, in your thoughts at day and yet interrupts your sleep every night. That is what it feels like to have a dream. Your passion chooses you, and not you, it. It is a one true love that  you cannot let go of, no matter how hard you try.
It doesn’t matter what you want to achieve. There are skeptics who sneer, shrug and roll their eyes at the mention of your plans. And they will sometimes say,

“No, but really, what is your back up?”

You know that it is either this or a life of fading away into nothingness. Because this, your dream, gives you life.
And you work, everyday. Captured and enslaved by your passion. Your efforts are relentless, your attempts countless. Every time, it feels like you have taken one step forward and two back. Failing is heartbreaking, and every time an attempt is unsuccessful, it crushes you. Deep down to your very core, it tears you apart. But unlike other people, the mission remains, and you do not have the option of giving up.
This is the only way. To keep trying. To never give up. To do any and everything that can bring your dream to life. It means following in the steps of your predecessors, who always seem to say,

“I kept trying. They told me I couldn’t, but I have.”

And more importantly, you realise that your passion is beyond you. In the very way you can’t control it, you also cannot control your path towards it. The number of times you fail before you succeed are all a part of the journey, and you have to trust wholly and let it all unfold. Keeping the faith, putting in the work, and knowing that the rest is going to follow.
Finally, your sleepless nights seem to bear fruit. Your questions seem to have answers. Your blood, sweat and tears have a reward. At last. A light. Dim, far away, at the end of the tunnel. But you see it. And the steps towards that light are the happiest moments of your life.


Kirsten Kanja
Editor.

He keeps trusting in the process, God first.
Enjoy
Listen to Dare Me x Dodger T – take 1.mp3 by BandzMOB Ent. #np on #SoundCloud


Dodger T.

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I Got A Question…?

Coincidence. ‘Remarkable concurrence of events etc, apparently by chance.’ – Oxford Dictionary & Thesaurus.

By accident, chance. What does this mean? Do you even believe in ‘chance‘ or occurrences happening ‘by accident‘? Are our lives planned for before we were even thought of being or is live just a haphazard combination of energies randomly roaming around us every single freakin’ day and by some ‘luck‘, some of that  concoction spills on you? Heck the people we meet throughout our lives, form relations/ships with, invent business endeavours, leave our kids with, go clubbing and make families with, are they just random coincidences? A lesson? A blessing? Are we supposed to meet with certain people at certain levels of our lives in order to connect some loose ends be in it our careers or personal lives? Sometimes the one person you never expected to even pose a crumb of satisfactory advice, is the one who shows you the light. Think about it. It all lies in your hands. I recently encountered an occurrence of my own at one of the most crucial times of my growing career. These are just but some of the questions going through my mind every other time.
Personally, I choose to believe in God’s work. His timing is perfect and every single thing that happens in our lives is not by mistake or by accident or chance but because He has planned for everything since the moment you were formed in your mother’s womb till the moment you are put six feet under. EVERYTHING. I choose to be patient enough, however much it may break a nigga, a sister down, it pays! He never sleeps. So shouldn’t you, okay just for your rightly given 8 hours every 24. Show how bad you want it. Embrace the passion, do right by others and never stop chasing what you believe in. Every I awake, I thank God and follow this little formula of mine and let Him work; then nothing will stop me. Greatness is all I see.
So where do you stand? Do you look but don see what is right in front of you? Do you listen but do not hear your calling?
Food for thought.
Safe.

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Dodger T.

OG.mp3 – SoundCloud Progress is a process

o like two days ago I stumbled upon this app, J&T audio and its apparently a two way recorder where if you’re an artist, its a great and convinient way to record your tings anytime, anywhere and really do wonders for you when you’re not in the studio.
Anyway, I decided to try it out and I came to find out something; my voice is wierd AF! Thats one. Two, its a wonderful way to sharpen your skills both vocally and if you love freestyling random stuff, its definitely a big plus! I made a tape that I honestly do not want to post here but I will because its about progress for an artist.

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I won’t say that personally as a rapper I have mastered all the core values and essentials of this rap game. To add on, a very complex but fun genre. Though one thing for sure is if you really do have the passion then the rest follows but also after you’ve put it before the Lord. As you will see when you play the track after reading this other little piece of random but vital general knowledge to pursue in any type of career; that playing around with words is my game but am still learning everyday. Progress is a process I guess so be part of the movement and watch something never witnessed grow from ashy to CLASSY!

Dodger T.

Listen to OG.mp3 by BandzMOB Ent. #np on #SoundCloud

Pablo Esco-‘bars’.

Its 5am that boxing match dint even feel good/ a nigga fell for the hype got spongebobs and an ounce of green already high and on beast mode/roast pulled up two blocks off tryna get my fuse blown/and my drive for these women is on neutral cause when you get it they get it from you with residuals/I mean am cocky cause I can back up what am sayin, I mean look at paci blaming his loss for not getting his meds for the pain/and he lost his richest fight in the game, so imma bou to jump up in that ride and roll deep with the hommies/forget about all the pain and get paid telling a trap niggas story/but don’t confront me, wisdom of Marcus Garvey growing scheming believing in the almighty God like David when he slang the stone/am just slanging stones and piling foes on top of foes then bang they bitches/
Slaves to the money, music the only weapon to remove these chains from me/
The truth is ugly, Lord help me not put these rappers head on a shirt like the playboy bunny/
Because they shook, cause they still believe in existence of halfway crooks/
But a nigga won’t have it on this road to perdition and its about time I cut through traffic

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I read a quote the other day and it mentioned something along the lines of

‘…but to live is the rarest thing in the world; most people just exist’

This got me thinking how artists should be able to lay it all on the line either to prove a point or just playin stupid and just live alil. Too many times we fight with the system, breaking ALL rules heck even slanging dope back to the same corporate mofos but when is it ever enough? Or is enough just a word to catch a break? Not surpass our unorthodox, UNTAPPED & completely unlimited power to make ground breaking strides on this earth? I don’t fuckin know either.
Though, I do believe in 3 things that every trappin nigga know from the jump
1. God
2. Family
3. Find what you love and let it kill you.
Unfortunately for some, the last step was unmistakeably they last step. R.I.P.
Thus it all comes down to this thing they call ‘the bigger picture’ and if do speak for myself, a picture is a worth a thousand words and man oh man don’t I wanna push these words in these verses…
Fuck anyone or anything hindering YOUR dream; spit in they face.

@BMExSkitzo
Dodger T.

What’s good though…

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Being the new pioneers of this particular genre, we aim to please and subtract musical deceit. Surpass the monotonous tings playing on our stereos day in day out to give you the potential fans & avid listeners intelligently priceless bars and undying representation of the Kenyan nation.
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Dodger T
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BandzMOB™ Entertainment.