Black History Month: A.D. Is A Scholar Not A Saint - Page 4
The song is about monogamy vs. anything goes. It is a very, very powerful song. Hold Up is another song that is designed to get a person to stop and realize what it is they are chasing after before they go on that chase. “Wait a minute, hold up.”
A.D. discusses the viewpoints that people have on the supposed differences between a Rapper and a musician.
“I refer to myself as a musician all the time; people will ask me what do I play? I tell them I use my voice as an instrument and I create music. That is a musician by definition.”
A.D.’s inspirations were early Hip-Hop artists and Black Leadership from the 60’s and 70’s. He identifies with both sides of his culture; he is Black, he was raised here in America, he is Haitian, that is where his roots come from and he is proud of it.
A.D. has a message to the readers that everyone will find of value.
“Take ownership of yourself and take ownership and responsibility of your community. We allow too many things to inflict their influences on us. We find excuses to why things are the way they are, everyone has a sob story. Everyone has been led to a point where they could’ve been high or they could’ve been low. What we want as a community is to understand that no one in life is going to give us anything, if we want it we have to go out and get it. I’m a firm believer of that it. But you have to own it, own the struggle as much as you own the joy. Take responsibility.”
For A.D. and Young MiScHifF it is not about the fame or the money, it’s about the joy of music and the fact that they are using it to touch the lives of others. A.D., Young MiScHifF and the music that they create are examples of fighting against the negative stereotypes; they are the future of Black History.