From the first moment I met Paul at the DC Tobacco Free Families Conference in September of 2008 I knew that he was someone I needed to know. Paul has been showing his talent in many ways one of which by getting the word out that secondhand smoke KILLS! (Below is his PSA on the DC airwaves)
After I met Paul I went onto his Myspace and there were a few things that I wasn’t the most impressed with. . . I called him out on it, and he snapped back which was cool. I pulled back and let him do his thing. . . over the holidays I was “tagged” in a note on facebook, with this photo . . . I don’t know if I ever told Paul but it made me cry, ball like a baby:
December 20, 2008
The Current state of musical entertainment is childish men and women of all ages are listening to anything
We listen to wutever is catchy or sounds good.
Well now I’ve found a resolution….I will began to make everysong i write be a message to the audience in which it appeals to.
For example, the College song is a message to all students in every level of education from pre-k to seniors and also those who graduated and haven’t enrolled in a College or university.
It is songs like dat which will go a long way and i believe it will make other entertainers aware of how powerful our music is.
We tend to forget that Music controls the society(believe it or not).Here’s an example,in the Mid 1990′s most songs was about shooting each other and Beefin(tupac-n-biggie,all dat westcoast Gangsta Shit).In Result the Murda rate in every Maajor city Went thru tha Roof.
If Lil Wayne was to make a song right now saying i want you to have my baby, the teen pregnacy rate would probably skyrocket.
By this time next year Me, Paul Spires aka Crucial Thoughtz will be a well known National Artist.So now is da perfect time for me to set a standard in which i will go by and adjust my approach in compliance with The artsist developement strategy set for me during 2009.
Wish me Luck a please try to listen to MY songs and forgive me for i currently have some ignorant songs mixed in with life appreciating songs.Its like common said “we write songs about wrong cuz its hrd to see right”Lets Mature in Music
What Paul doesn’t know is that I am basically his biggest fan. EVERYONE in DC knows Paul. Wherever I go I am not gonna lie, I name drop “Crucial Thoughtz” all over the place. . . when I was Anacostia High School the other week and being accused of being an Undercover cop- all I had to do was mention that I knew Crucial Thoughtz/ Top Shelf and everything was “all good.” (sorry Paul if I have embarrassed you) Paul encourages other youth to go college through his music.
Below his hit- “High School” (PS. . Meechie, I just really want to meet you!)
Here is the bottom line, I could sugar coat the things that Paul has gone through but they will haunt me for the rest of my life. But he is “DOIN’ IT” The man is working hard in college, performed at an Inaugural Ball, and seriously there are people all over GW that are nearly fighting to be “one of Paul’s friends.” It is so great, because we are all “fighting” to see Paul succeed.
Paul, you are my HERO. I just wanted to let you know how much I care for you, and absolutely marvel at everything you are doing. You have the most amazing FAN CLUB. I know I am not “hip” or “fly” but I sure as HELL LOVE YOU PAUL! Keep doin’ what your doin’!