Love in no way shape or form means to be romantic.
Love is as platonic and natrual as a sneeze or a cough.
To show grace.
To be patient.
To have self value and self love.
These are the key factors in being a loving human.
We spend too much time tolerating one another instead of understanding and working with each other expecially when African lives are in the balance and conversation.
This Story is of a boy deprived of a full father figure and unsure of his mothers love both problems he deals with to this day. Before and after his parents divorce he has lived comfortably not having to experience or deal with the ealry charecter development that poverty holds. Taught but lacks discipline, Practices patients but is always rushed, Shows grace and is only reciprocated on occasion. He wants to express himself in a way he feels safe. He knows this world is against his people and most are against himself. He struggles to navigate this "mad world" with the information of few and the mind of many.
You play the Charecter of (text-colour:purple)[Heru Bey] who is comfortable in his own body and loves himself and understands that everyone is human. Being a human he knows nothing but his own expierience. He wants to express what he knows through music Hip/Hop and singing.
[[Start]]You start this story as Heru Bey in his room making music.
You have enough songs to drop a mixtape but you want to make sure you arent rushing so you ask your folks and friends.
You write a list of people you consider of offering to listeing to your mixtape for some advice.
3. [[Friend 1]]
4. [[Friend 2]]
After you've looked through the dialouges make your choice to drop the mixtape.
[[Make a Descision]]You've signed 10 years of your life away to a bs contract. just start over.
SMH You contact Berserk Records after you realeased your mixtape.
Heru Bey: "Greetings, just touching base like we agreed upon."
Berserk Records: "Yes of course we are glad to hear from you. It seems that you've had a pretty succesful drop of your mixtape?"
Heru Bey: "Likewise, too soon to tell but im happy it's released!"
~Last time we spoke they were speaking in first person, does that mean that everyone at Berserk Records is on board... or watching?~
Berserk Records: "Thats good to hear, we at Berserk Records have a proposition for you. We think your talents and intentions are all in the right place. Give this document a look and contact us once you've made a decision!"
Heru Bey: Thank you so much im extremely honored! I will make sure to get back to you all soon.
[[Check the Proposition]]
[[Sign|Sign the Deal]]
[[Dont Sign|Refuse the Deal]]Heru Bey puts his counscious aside, knowing what hes about to do is against everything he knows he [[Signs]]Heru Bey: "Im declining this deal"
Berserk Records: "You're missing out kid"
Ill have to hustle for awhil to make a living off of this.
[[Hutsle|Start Hustling]]Heru Bey hustled his music for 5 years, he blew up on social media and Apple music, hes now an accoplished Independent artist. This journey took patience grace and beleif in his concious and self.
[[The End]]"I know my mother is always supportive but wont give much constructive critism."
Under that pretext of thought you send the mixtape over
After an hour she calls back
Mother: "Hey hon, I listened to your songs and i just wanted to say that im so proud of you and I love you so much."
Heru: "Thanks mom, love you too. So how did you think about the mix tape?"
Mother: "I think it was very well put together the vocals sounded really nice and clean"
Heru: "Thank you mom.""My father will always support my dreams and wants regardless of what he thinks about it"
You send send the mixtape over
After about two and a half hours you recieve a call from your dad
Dad: "Peace son I listened to the mixtape twice so I could get a better listening expierience, if this music is really what you want to do I think you should go for it. The music industry isnt like how it was back in my day so theres been major changes but I believe you got what it take to do anything you put your mind to. Just be careful they are rutheless"
Heru Bey: "Thank you dad I apreciate the encouragement, how did you like the mixtape?"
Dad: "I enjoyed it son, I liked a lot of the beats you used and the lyrics were spoken well and im sayin, if this is what you want to do you can do it.
Heru Bey: "Thanks a lot that gives me a lot of reassurance""I know they don't like listining to my music but I think that makes this a better reason to send it."
I send over the mixtape to my friend.
About 5 hours later he hits me back.
Friend 1: "Yo didnt listen to all your tracks but they sounded goo for the most part"
Heru Bey: "Ayy thanks man what did you like about it the most if you dont mind?"
Friend 1: "Um probably that first song, really good wordplay there"
Heru Bey: "Thanks for the input my man, sounds like we on the up and up, finna drop this soon for sure"
Friend 1: "Yeah no problem peace fam"
"The first song doesnt even have any lyrics :(""I know my friends will at least give me critism, cause if there isn't any I know im doing somethin wrong"
I send the mixtape over.
My friend hits me back in less than an hour
Friend 2 "Yo yo yo, I listened to your tracks and my ears burn..."
Heru Bey: "Yeah i made sure to mix in a little bit a bounce dat ass, might make your ears feel like they got hit by some hot doo doo."
Friend 2 "RESPECTFULLY, nah im just playing lol (laughing out loud) I listened to it and that jawn was fire, I just think you could have mixed it better, but other than that you need to drop that now, or ima send the swat after you."
Heru Bey: "Alright so we rockin wit it? Say less thanks a ton fam."
"~I could strike gold with this mixtape, I heard studios are on the lookout for new artist recently if I drop this soon I could land a deal and if I wait it will sound better and garner more support from fans~"
[["Drop the Mixtape"]] (In 4 weeks, possible deal)
[["Wait and re-mix the tape"]] (In 2 months, more fans)
(~) this is for anytime Heru Bey is speaking Himself or is thinking in his head}You decided to drop the mixtape.
The second week of promoting your mixtape a Studio hit your line through social media.
Berserk Records: "Excited for the release!"
"~YOOOOOOOOO this feels like 2k career mode rn~"
Heru Bey: "Thank you means a lot!"
Berserk Records: "No problem you got talent for sure, how many Spotify followers you got."
Heru Bey: "Still got ways to go, I only have about 80 monthly listeners and 104 followers'"
Berserk Records: "Ah I see, hit me up a week after you drop your stuff. Maybe we can work somethin out."
Heru Bey: "Wow, will do for sure thank you a ton."
~I KNEW IT, if I kept my intentions right I knew I could do it~
[[Continue to Release]]
(set: $savedBoat to 1)~Im going to take my friend(2's) advice and re-mix this project quality over quantity amiright~
2 months go by of staying inside working on finding the perfect sound for the mix.
A week after completing the mix you promote your music on Tik Tok.
People are liking and veiwig your promo more than you thought.
"~Im getting a lot of traction with this right now, I wonder what my Spotify counts at~"
You check Spotify.
"~You gotta be kidding me, this is a blessing~"
In only 5 hours you find that your spotify has almost doubled in size. From 104 followers to 183 followers.
[[Continue to Release]]
(set: $savedBoat to 2)You are now done promoting your mixtape and it's finally time to realease it.
You release the mixtape, and you think to yourself.
(if: $savedBoat is 1)[[[Contact Record Label|Berserk Records]]]
(else:)[[[Continue| After Release]]] Double-click this passage to edit it.Berserk Records:BR.LLC tender agreenment between Performing Artist:HERUBEY
Berserk Records.INC offer you a 7.5 million 10 year contract tender.
By signing liscensee will be required to produce 5% over 7.5 million USD$ in gross revenue to be recouped.
You will be allowed an artist royalty of 500.000$ after this deal is realeased under the conditions that you HERU BEY have completed the requirment of 5% over 7.5 million USD$ in recoupment ie payback.
Berserk Records.INC will retain all net profits and royalties until this tender contract agreenment has been recognized as fuffiled.
Liscensee HERU BEY will allow a split of 45% to be retained and held after this contract has been signed.
Berserk Records will keep all creative rights of any MUSIC, PARODIES, VIDEOS ect.
By Signing this contract you agree to everything listed above.
"~THIS IS SOME BS, THIS IS.. THIs IS INSANE THERES NO WAY IM TAKING THIS DEAL I DONT EVEN HAVE THE RIGHTS TO MY OWN SHI.... lemme chill this aint the end of the world, even if i were to take this deal i'd have to make over 2 billions streams to make a significant dent in this contract.~"
"~I can do this in 10 years but who know what other background issues can occur~"Thank You for Playing