“I found my place amongst these beats
And my passion with these stanzas.”
–Charles Aubrey Rogers, 1995-2015
This one is inspired by two songs I thought were lost forever. Charles loved his rap music. He was rarely spotted without those earphones around his neck or earbuds in his ears.
The iPod pictured is one we got for him in 8th grade. He loved it. It held tens of thousands of songs. These are what helped him cope and inspired his writing. You might think of rap music as “bad” but I think without it, Charles would have exited a long time ago. He liked the roots of it which was to tell a story of your deepest feelings and experiences.
He called the commercial rap, “crap rap.” He like artists that put themselves into their music. He inspired so many with his own music. His lyrics were so spot on as it related to suicide, depression, drug abuse and addiction.
What is the #griefheart project?
I explain my #griefheart project here.