some fans, not a lot, but some fans, don’t like the direction my career has been taking i.e. getting sober, getting married. they long for the old debauchery of my earlier albums, but all artists change, that’s just the way it is. none of us stay the same. the main purpose of the music, besides being entertaining of course, is to help you if i can. first i helped you with accepting yourself and now with a lot of you i can help you regain control of your life, which will most likely lead to a happier one. that’s all i’ve ever wanted is for my fans to be happy because i truly care about each and every one of you. even the haters. that’s why i was happy to see this letter from my fan lucas:
Hey mc, how are you doing today? I just wanted to take a moment out of my day to sit down and thank you. Your music has helped me through a lot of things but most recently your new album has saved my life (literally). There was things I needed to hear that was on this record that nobody else in my personal life could have reached me on. For one thing, Give up the ghost helped me a lot. I’m on probation right now for five years I’m twenty years old and right before this album came out I was stuck in loser junction, in a constant loop of getting high to forget my problems and not being able to find a job. I was stuck in a hole that I couldn’t seem to climb out of and then one fateful night I put on Give up the ghost and it all made sense it was like you were talking directly at me, telling me that it’s time to grow up and do what has to be done and leave that chapter of my life in the past where it belongs. So I did and got very serious about finding a job. I found a job within two days of searching like crazy thanks to the confidence boost I recieved from songs such as: I’m a fucking wizard, Help wanted and also songs off older albums such as Kill it, Pizza butt and Never give up (of course) but I digress, I have never been somebody that just beamed with self confidence due to the fact of me feeling like an outcast and that I don’t belong, but in the last two days it’s like I’ve done a complete 180. I feel like a new me and it feels good. I have finally transitioned into adulthood thanks to you Chris. I am finally comfortable in my own skin and I don’t worry about acceptance any more. I have more confidence in myself than ever before and for once I’m not afraid of what’s coming around the corner but rather I embrace it, accepting each new challenge as it arises. In a way I can relate very strongly (metaphorically anyway) relate to the plot of this album I feel like I’ve been searching for my other half of me for a long time and I have finally found it. You have been a big part of my life entertainment wise and inspiration wise for the last ten years and I’m looking forward to many more great years. Thank you Chris for everything.
- Sincerely Yours,
You’re welcome lucas I’m glad I could help, I’m glad you like the new album! And I wish you nothing but the best in the future!
If anyone else is interested in a copy of mc chris foreverrr you can get it here:
even if it’s not your cup of tea and you like the old stuff, i’m just happy you’re a fan or were a fan. i don’t take any kindness for granted. :)