As some of you know, I've been on here for a couple years. NS has changed me...nothing pseudo-philosophically and whatnot, but really, my attitude and such. My musical taste has expanded to all types. I've been more into chill music and reggae/hip-hop. I've now been performing hip-hop locally since 2 months ago and now I've began recording.
I have two options right now:
1) work my ass off this year and create an LP to distribute online and around locally so that I can possibly start a musical career, or just do more gigs for fun.
2) I can stop right now, since the genre I perform in is typically occupied by gangster black people who are either amazing or really terrible. I've had very mixed reviews on my music, from my friends/locals saying "this is dope shit" to "this is the gayest shit I've ever heard." Will this just be a phase in which my creative flow will end by the time I turn 18?
I rapped the NS anthem. Not my best by far, but you get the gist of what I do. I made the beat, lyrics for the most part, the works.
Essentially, I can either try to do a performance at an assembly to prove that I'm not a retard by doing this, or I can just keep it on the low and try to get support just by talking to people that I think will like it.
Do you as a large group that has heard my music think I have a greater chance of succeeding at this endeavor than totally crashing and my reputation going down the tube?