FUCKIN WIT MY CLIQUE
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You heard of “The Kliq” right? Kevin Nash, Triple H, Scott Hall, X-Pac, and Shawn Michaels were “The Kliq.” They ran wrestling and there are a lot of bad rumors about them. They got special treatment. They got away with a lot more things than the average wrestler. Some wrestlers accused some of the members for sabotage. They said The Kliq crushed careers and did whatever the fuck they wanted. They had the power. They could influence Vince McMahon to do anything they wanted. Some said they basically ran the WWE. 

 

I don’t know if any of that shit true but that’s the TRUE definition of cliques being harmful to other people. Fucking up livelihoods. Taking food off people plates. Trying to destroy careers. Pushing people to the edge for amusement. Being drunk with power. When a group has their finger on the big bright red button and can shift anything in their favor while crushing you in the process if they press it, That’s an example of a clique fucking up shit. The clique shit you other niggas complaining about on the creative scenes in your city is nowhere on that level. Not in the slightest. The shit you complaining about is exclusion. Not clique shit. 

 

Let me tell you about myself. I was an extremely toxic, and pessimistic person when I was creating music years ago. Everyone who came to me I viewed as a threat. I was ultra competitive for no reason at all and one of my many excuses was blaming “cliques” on why I wasn’t more known than I already was. I cared about the clique bullshit more than my own art. One of the reasons I stopped creating music was because I didn’t like the person I was becoming. I was so bitter at everyone and everything. So I stepped back, held myself accountable for my behavior, became more self aware, and realized how insane my mentality was. It was one of the best decisions I made for myself. I can speak on this clique talk because I was one of the niggas doing the shit niggas doing now. Complaining about that shit instead of putting my all into my craft. I’ve been there. I understand it. I had the experience of being a complaining ass nigga. So the shit I tell you just not me talking to talk. 

 

For those who don’t know me and this the first thing you read written by me. I am from St.Louis and there’s this huge conspiracy theory that St.Louis cliques are fucking up everything. Now from my point of view and what I have going on work wise. No. Not one clique has effected anything I’ve done. I have the same freedom as they have. Now a person may have more connections than me but I can make those same connections. If you think your product is as good as you say it is then the connections will get made. It would be one thing if cliques made a connection and then told the connect “Don’t work with this person or that person” but that’s not what’s happening. 

 

If you complaining about that shit now then you soft and you won’t last if you are blessed to actually break into the mainstream of the industry you’re in. It’s gonna be 100 times worse with a lot more fake shit. Then you’ll see how pointless that shit is and how none of the clique shit matters and realize that you should only be focused on yourself and making the best moves for yourself. 

 

If you break it down to it’s simplest form, Niggas just mad at niggas for being friends with each other. How you mad at a group of friends who aren't thinking about you? It’s the funniest shit ever. I can never get mad at a group of friends who have their circle closed. *Sings* NONE OF MY BUSINESS! IT’S NONE OF MY BUSINESS! Like I said before, people mad at being excluded from things they didn't help create or build, not the actual cliques themselves. Let me let you in on a secret. You not missing out on anything. We all just some niggas trying to figure shit out. I’m friends with almost everybody but I keep to myself and roll solo a lot mainly because I’m older, I get bored quickly, and I’m always working. All these cliques aren't on some secret club shit. Stop acting like you're 7 years old and do cool shit with the friends you have because that's all that's occurring with everyone else. Nothing more. 

 

Just because you don’t get what you want whether it’s attention, money, opportunity, doesn’t mean it’s the cliques in the city fault. The fuck they gotta do with what you doing? If what you do is good it’s just a matter of time. If they flat-out hating on you then yes I get it but niggas just be upset that they're not certain people priority. They have this delusional sense of entitlement. You niggas mad at people who get attention. Be mad at the people giving them attention and even if you go that route that sounds lame too. The fuck should you care for? Why are you even putting any energy towards that? The concern with outside factors that have no influence on artists work ethic is alarming. I don’t know if creatives know this but you’re in control. It’s your life. You can rig the game for you to win. Doesn’t matter if you’re a loner, popular, a jerk, whatever. You will always have control of your creativity and how much success it can bring. 

 

I think cliques are annoying in social situations not in creative situations. Socially cliques in parties, events, etc are really weird to me because I’ve seen cliques in all different cities throw events just to hang out with their clique and not even meet new people at their own shit. It’s like “Why didn’t you just throw a kickback together?” I think it’s weird when event hosts aren’t the most sociable at the shit they throw. That’s when the clique shit is awkward to me. That’s usually why I don’t come out as much. The successful people in that field I always see thanking people at their shit and talking to everyone they possibly can. 

 

Cliques are waaaaaaay worse in other cities. Go to L.A and experience that shit. It’s brutal. The difference is that the resources outnumber the cliques so that issue is not important in that city. Here in St.Louis the cliques outnumber the resources so the result of that is the creation of clique conspiracies in the minds of people here and they scratch and claw over the limited shit we have. Majority of niggas be making that shit up and never reach out to nobody anyway so I don’t know how they came up with the shit they talking and if they do reach out with lets say a proposition to other cliques, it’s something half assed and not well thought out. So I don't understand how they can be mad. Just do it yourself. 

 

Let’s be real. If you are blessed with opportunity and you have room to bless someone else with it, you’re not about to choose some random person on the scene to give that opportunity to. You’re gonna give it to one of your friends. It’s normal. There’s nothing wrong with that. We’re all biased when it comes to our homies. I try not to be. I could post Steve N. Clair shit all day if I wanted to. I could post RoachGod shit all day if I wanted to. Those my bros. I don’t but if I did I don’t see nothing wrong with that because they’re my friends. It shouldn’t be anyones concern. If you don’t like how I blog then start your own. I won’t stop you. I’d actually read it and if it’s dope I’d tell my readers to check you out. Shit really not that deep. 

 

Cliques here are just a group of friends. They’re not the wrestling Kliq. You’re in a clique right now probably. You could say I’m in a couple cliques but I’m always open to work with people if it aligns with what I’m doing and my intuition tells me it’s the right move. I just think it stinks that good creative people are getting a bad rap from lost individuals because those lost individuals aren’t getting their way. I used to be that lost individual. It wasn’t the cliques fault I didn’t get chose to perform for shit. It wasn’t the cliques fault that I wasn’t good at marketing my music. It wasn’t the cliques fault I couldn’t get interviews. I could’ve set ALL that shit up on my own but I didn’t. Once people realize it’s not the cliques fault for everything wrong then their dreams and reality will clique together sooner.