Friday, January 9, 2009

When it's all said and done

When it's all said and done
By Percy Carey



"To Be or Not To Be That Is The Question?"
(Hamlet)

"I Am who I Am"
(Exodus 3:14)

"I yam who I yam"
(Popeye the Sailor man)


I'm working on 10 albums at the same time; it was the only thing I could do for my own selfish reasons to top my triple CD American Hunger, which consisted of 60 songs (The first and only of it's kind from a independent solo hip hop artist, and should be in the Guinness Book of World records right now), so you're talking about at least 150 songs I plan on releasing in 2009. I don't even know why I'm even telling you guys it's not like you really care. It's weird dealing with different mediums of entertainment, because no matter if it's music, television, comic books, I broke the record for it, and I still feel like that don't really mean anything to you guys; all people really care about is what type car you're driving, or how much your chain cost (slaves wore chains, only difference is you paid cash for yours, and Jacob The Jeweler didn't have to whip you in the middle of his plantation to make you keep them on). But when it's all said and done what will you be remembered for? What have you really done on this planet? Everything I said I wanted to do in the entertainment industry, people always told me it couldn't be done and don't waste my time trying, and you know what? I did it anyway. I created my first album in 24 hours before being incarcerated, and it went down as a hip hop classic. I created and recorded American Hunger in 11 days (and two hard drives crashed while recording it) and it's considered a classic as well; yeah, you might disagree and think that I'm whack, but to each his own... life goes on; I'm just trying to make up for all of the trouble I put my family through. Since I was born I've been a headache to my mother; it's wild because when she was pregnant with me the doctor's told her not to have me due to complications, but being the strong woman she is, she went through the pregnancy anyway, and almost died on the table, so I owe the lady a lot. I've been shot, went to prison and tainted my family name and honor, by giving in to my temptations of the street. It wasn't needed for me to do the things I chose to do in the past, I just wanted to do it plain and simple, and I paid for it dearly. Most of my friends are dead, no excuse me, ALL of my friends are dead, because most of the people that are still alive, I found out the hard way that they were never my friends in the first place. I helped start the careers of a lot of artist that are now successful; I taught all of them how to survive, create music, beats, create labels, distribution, how to close deals, only to have them stab me in the back; but that has happened to great men throughout history, so why would it be different for me? (I have to play my position and just act it out to the credits roll) I don't care about the majority of things in life anymore but I do have a strong desire to make sure children don't go down my past destructive path, so that's where my head is at right now; it's not a girl, a car, jewelry, friends or anything materialistic, and I'm not trying to buy my way into heaven like some of you guys reading this, my fate is my fate. I'm just selfish and I don't want kids to feel the pain I've felt. After all of the years of trouble finally I got my act together and I must admit it's a wonderful feeling to hear my parents tell me that they're both proud of me, and I'm going to continue that. With that said, welcome to the Percy Carey show, where anything can happen (and sometimes nothing at all). Thank you for not listening.

5 comments:

whomenotnow said...

American Hunger is my favorite album, I thought you were were gone. I was thinking no single album could top that, but 10 yeah that should do it. Wild in a wheel chair like Lt Dan!!!

Casey McKinnon said...

The more the night goes on, the more I want to read your autobiography. It started when I saw you at Meltdown and asked Chris what's all the excitement... he told me about your graphic novel and I went to look at the cover. Then I went outside with my friends and saw you come out, you gave me a smile and I thought "man, I'd love to read that book." Next time I'm in Meltdown, it's mine...

Friends are a complicated thing... most of them are in it for something, I've been used time and time again. C'est la vie... but when you find those rare gems, it makes it all worthwhile. I hope you have those gems, or find them soon.

Read about you soon,
Casey

Bachir said...

Yo man what the fuck you talking about... your music changes lives... I'm from Beirut, Lebanon if you know where that is and American Hunger is my all time favorite HipHop album (yes you even snatched that #1 spot album from mr. Krs-One) I also own Sentences :)

stay on your creativity man... and quit changing websites Im having hard time catching on... glad percy carey website is on now... we need a Percy carey movie now for real

Steach said...

Doesn't matter what the majority of people thinks, you're an inspiring hero to me man, the free-life advice that comes with your tracks, damn... That, combined with your voice, metaphores etc. etc. makes you one of the best of all time.
Peace from a dutch rapper, keep it going!

CAM said...

First of all, funny to see Popeye the Sailor man biting lines from Exodus.

10 albums at the same time?
If any other MC was working on 10 albums at the same time we'd wind up with at least 8 albums of filler. Luckily for us you make actual music.

If you really do drop 10 albums on us in '09 I don't think anyone would know how to react. I also think that's the kind of response you strive for. I'm behind you all the way, you send me stickers, posters, whatever we need to do to educate more people and show them something that's real.

My mom's died disappointed in me so my entire life is dedicated to redeeming myself in her eyes and mine.

I think it's important you know that your message and your music is extremely helpful to people like me, and also that you know that there are a lot of people like us out here who really respond to the things you say.

Everyone and everything else aside, you've made a positive difference in my life and I sincerely thank you for everything you done with your music and writing.

People give a lot of speculation to who the 5 greatest of MCs of all-time are. I find that question damn near impossible to answer, but I can guarantee you that I can't start that list without MF Grimm.