Summer writing assignment
There are a lot of great musicians that create inspiring positive music. One that sticks out the most to me is the song “I Know I can” by famous musician Nas. This song is just something I listen to when negative things are happening around me and I begin to doubt. It motivates me to think positive and brings my confidence up. In Ms. Taylor’s health class I learned that its not what you can do but what you believe you can do. I agree because you can do and be anything if you believe in yourself and work hard at it. This song s not only motivates me to be the best but the youth today.
“I know I Can” talks about striving to be the best in life even through the hardships of life. The song talks about young people being raised in urban society who are being influenced into negative things. It also talks about little girls who are growing up and how they should be treated like princesses and with respect. And about being yourself and not trying to be like the people you see on the Television or around you. Many young people want to follow what they see in their neighborhoods because they think, they cant be anything in life. No matter what mistakes or bad choices you have made, you can dust yourself off and try again.
The most motivational piece to me “I know I can, be what I wanna be, if I work hard at I be where I wanna be.” this motivates me because it teaches me that in order to get where I want to get I have to work hard for it. You have to work hard and struggle to be the best and have the best. Many people put their obstacles and past experiences in the way of being successful and use that as an excuse. When you are striving to be the best you have to keep in mind that “its not going to be easy but at the end its worth it.” This song has taught me to keep my head up no matter what my obstacles and tribulations are and to keep trying and never give up.
Nas in my eyes is trying to help the urban youth to accelerate from...