"Memoirs Of A Perfect World" Documentary (#MOAPW 6.23.17) [w/ subs]

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00:00:01 – – Marcus – Lena her braids it's
00:00:05 – necessary I'm dying to know people love
00:00:07 – it everybody is dying to go I think I'm
00:00:10 – dying in the mode so the Blessed sac
00:00:12 – baby is in the sack I'm dying the goal
00:00:15 – probably done and I was design of the
00:00:18 – book the father here if you hit me act
00:00:20 – is the flow since I was a child always
00:00:23 – going how to express myself and my mom
00:00:25 – clearly know why it's so cold when I got
00:00:29 – here you knew how to talk that
00:00:33 – translator well it's me being an artist
00:00:35 – so the timing I hope hip-hop theme kind
00:00:38 – of came naturally quote I knew that rap
00:00:41 – was in my blood you know nervousness is
00:00:45 – not difficult they got me right in front
00:00:48 – lines and balls and strong concepts is
00:00:50 – not difficult for me because it's Who I
00:00:52 – am will kick in within several days if
00:01:04 – our artists that have formed my hip-hop
00:01:06 – mind since I was a kid I have always
00:01:08 – been the Roughriders blocks DMX I'd
00:01:10 – never seen an entity sweepable community
00:01:14 – like that
00:01:16 – the entire city was on fire from them
00:01:18 – and it just it was natural for me to
00:01:19 – just be drawn to him my favorite hip-hop
00:01:25 – artist has always been style speed
00:01:26 – nobody paints murder and Colin is like
00:01:29 – style speed the graphic detail that he
00:01:31 – expresses these balls and I want to
00:01:33 – express balls for life like that
00:01:36 – speaking life and speaking truth and
00:01:40 – speaking real is the best way to save
00:01:42 – the community I was so dismayed I speak
00:01:47 – about Christ I talk about God I talk
00:01:50 – about life and that more abundantly and
00:01:52 – I do it in rap form
00:01:53 – I'm a Christian rapper this is Morris
00:01:57 – and livingston ave this is where I grew
00:01:58 – up that is where I call home and always
00:02:04 – two sides to everybody's like my parents
00:02:06 – did the best that they could to keep me
00:02:09 – out of the streets but I wanted to be in
00:02:11 – them my pops didn't teach me how to
00:02:13 – fight I learn how to fight outside
00:02:15 – outside I learned how to network outside
00:02:17 – to learn how to lead on the Block do
00:02:20 – shooting dice I learned my lingo from
00:02:22 – the streets I learned how to talk I
00:02:23 – learn the body languages I learned the
00:02:24 – street laws out there there's certain
00:02:27 – unspoken rules in the streets that
00:02:28 – you've got to know if you live around me
00:02:30 – that's what I learned be honest a lot of
00:02:32 – homies make it out the streets and they
00:02:34 – never come back but as a Christian being
00:02:36 – like that luxury when I left and came
00:02:38 – back like wanted access to them so now
00:02:41 – I'm like yo fam I've been some more
00:02:43 – different I seem somewhere different you
00:02:46 – remember me you remember us and our
00:02:48 – relationship and our friendship yo I'm
00:02:51 – leaving on that friendship cuz I want to
00:02:52 – tell you about God nothing I can't stand
00:02:57 – this process it's like the investible
00:02:59 – Zil like you know it's doing your
00:03:01 – bodybuilder
00:03:03 – album it pulls so much sorry I don't
00:03:05 – know maybe because it's my first one but
00:03:08 – I hear like that the first one is the
00:03:09 – most difficult one it's like stressful
00:03:11 – under the old man is is exhausting
00:03:13 – I'll be tired out too right I mean we'll
00:03:15 – be taking naps after songs because I
00:03:17 – know I put everything on the pad
00:03:19 – everything is I needed this thank you
00:03:34 – for telling me I'll never make it I
00:03:36 – needed to create the room because you
00:03:40 – have a kid I need a desk
00:03:41 – I need a desk oh yeah I needed that the
00:03:46 – transition from the mixtape son was in
00:03:49 – the perfect world is tantamount to being
00:03:52 – born and then going from my de toddler
00:03:54 – so grown man we saw from my brother's
00:03:57 – SMS on that part that progression right
00:03:59 – then a heartache happiness the sadness
00:04:02 – all of those different emotions and all
00:04:04 – those different occurrences of life that
00:04:06 – happened between those two stages of
00:04:07 – life is what has happened to me from the
00:04:10 – artists perspective between these two
00:04:11 – project and it's been life change and
00:04:14 – life altering been super difficult at
00:04:16 – times but it's the change that I'm proud
00:04:19 – of
00:04:19 – it's allowed me to create an entirely
00:04:22 – different fashion and I used to it's not
00:04:23 – to go to my phone if that sound can sit
00:04:26 – behind the major – I think it would be I
00:04:28 – me and my brother DJ why not he came on
00:04:31 – the scene with the mixtapes
00:04:32 – we wanted to express ourselves as freely
00:04:34 – as possible as we wanted to when you
00:04:36 – wanted to give the listener some take
00:04:38 – over – and just create expressively
00:04:41 – without limitation with mixtapes the
00:04:43 – focus isn't there like it is without
00:04:45 – album is something that takes time and
00:04:48 – effort and it never stops taking time
00:04:50 – and effort we start to the finish and
00:04:52 – that's different
00:04:53 – let me do that part over the world album
00:04:55 – is called memos in the perfect world
00:04:56 – it's basically my memories of my
00:04:58 – delusions because there's no such thing
00:05:00 – as a perfect world so me telling you
00:05:02 – what my memoirs of a perfect world is is
00:05:04 – basically me telling me what I was
00:05:06 – delusional about these lessons that I
00:05:08 – thought I had learned about life the
00:05:10 – processes associated with growing up
00:05:12 – even the lessons that I thought I knew
00:05:15 – then the genre or the delusions that I
00:05:18 – had that God brought to my attention and
00:05:20 – showed me the truth about is what I put
00:05:22 – on his album I believe your first album
00:05:25 – is supposed to pull something from you
00:05:27 – that you may never pull from yourself
00:05:28 – before and that's a process and that
00:05:31 – takes time every song is a different
00:05:33 – lesson that God taught me about how the
00:05:36 – same things the wrong way from life to
00:05:38 – love to the family to streets to
00:05:41 – everything every song is me basically
00:05:44 – admitting how wrong I was about yeast
00:05:47 – those things that I was convinced I was
00:05:48 – right about this whole process is showed
00:05:50 – me who I was in a way that I wasn't
00:05:52 – prepared for initially I had arguments
00:05:55 – for God all of which our Lord during his
00:05:57 – album because he told me to write about
00:05:59 – things that I'm gonna tell nobody I want
00:06:02 – to express those things I didn't think
00:06:04 – that those people had the right to know
00:06:06 – about those parts in my life but that's
00:06:09 – where the submission process has to
00:06:10 – happen and you as an artist if be
00:06:13 – sharing an intimate part of my life aids
00:06:16 – the human medium Christ process I need
00:06:19 – to throw away my inhibitions and get to
00:06:22 – work and that's where it was influence
00:06:23 – of times that's where it was really
00:06:25 – paying for something but after getting
00:06:28 – through that you trusting Gandhi and
00:06:29 – obedience you know I definitely feel
00:06:32 – like I'm a better person because of it
00:06:34 – you know but that's part of what's
00:06:35 – taking so long because I was stubborn
00:06:37 – but if not going to say what I was
00:06:39 – saying but I knew I needed to and I
00:06:42 – think I'm a better person for now I know
00:06:44 – that I had to wait on the green light
00:06:46 – from God to do this and now I got the
00:06:48 – green bike now it's just really fun
00:06:51 – we're leaving this I need a good oh yeah
00:06:56 – I needed this that's 47 Riverdale right
00:07:02 – there that's actually one of the first
00:07:03 – places that I recorded that the
00:07:05 – specialist mending that building right
00:07:07 – there we actually knocked off my first
00:07:11 – mixtape and my second in that joint so
00:07:14 – that place got a lot of memories for me
00:07:15 – ah dang time this right here this is
00:07:25 – where it began for me
00:07:27 – specialist mine everything that I do or
00:07:30 – have done from the moment that I started
00:07:32 – writing is a result of my interaction
00:07:36 – with specialists at some point anything
00:07:39 – that you like for me when I first came
00:07:41 – out is from this dude man I started
00:07:43 – rapping with him I was just trying to
00:07:45 – start like right in the way I thought
00:07:47 – was hot when I first met him
00:07:50 – nice to put my little joy to him he was
00:07:52 – like all right
00:07:53 – whoopee and I was like I was tight
00:07:56 – because I was I able to me how high I I
00:07:58 – know you just heard what I heard but it
00:07:59 – was crazy back then the way I thought I
00:08:02 – was dope
00:08:04 – cuz Nate I'll go by say la this is my
00:08:07 – brother i'ma call Nate well he was like
00:08:09 – yo you make beats I was like it he's
00:08:12 – like well I rap I was like okay I wasn't
00:08:15 – trying to hear nobody that's talked
00:08:17 – about they're trying to be an artist or
00:08:19 – whatever so he came at the wrong time
00:08:21 – but you know we developed a relationship
00:08:23 – by the way and his mother was my pastor
00:08:26 – and that kind of like you know forces
00:08:29 – the relationship that we have now just
00:08:31 – to know that this do travels all over
00:08:34 – and it started here discarded some
00:08:37 – brunch studio and Mount Vernon you know
00:08:39 – I mean just to see him you know do that
00:08:42 – a lot of people know him now where
00:08:44 – nobody knew him before you know say he's
00:08:47 – able to take gospel hip-hop and to bring
00:08:50 – it to another level where he
00:08:51 – well-respected
00:08:52 – for me shrieks valiums for what our
00:08:55 – relationship is and went and what came
00:08:57 – out of it the point of everything is is
00:08:59 – that God was with us and he formed this
00:09:03 – Brotherhood between me and special it
00:09:05 – came out of nowhere and it stood the
00:09:07 – test of time you know I'm saying cuz I'm
00:09:08 – here now and it's always be like that
00:09:15 – [Music]
00:09:31 – [Music]
00:09:37 – [Applause]
00:09:45 – [Laughter]
00:09:47 – walk straight out seven hey Boy Wonder
00:09:52 – on the beach already know what it is
00:09:53 – it's got over money let's go they know
00:09:56 – God owes money Express Tina Scott Tom
00:10:00 – millimeter living water by the river
00:10:02 – come and get a leader and everybody
00:10:04 – talking about they live in fat for some
00:10:06 – God you were free on iMessage Allah
00:10:08 – telemeter
00:10:09 – I thought of rappin for God I didn't
00:10:11 – know the Jama existed there was local
00:10:13 – cats here and there you know that I knew
00:10:15 – wrapped for Christ but I wasn't exposed
00:10:17 – to the genre itself until there's a Big
00:10:20 – Mac few small fries and I'm off with a
00:10:22 – pair of pumps for you tall guys off in
00:10:24 – the coffin you call for the long ride
00:10:26 – and talking he keeps you tossed off and
00:10:28 – it all time brother please just know we
00:10:31 – just had to go for y'all over here
00:10:32 – something announced on the newest number
00:10:35 – got a woman cleaning the camp again
00:10:38 – about the animal before dad understand
00:10:41 – mix for Hannibal before rat dad's help
00:10:43 – you with the way I became a part of him
00:10:44 – because always look at me with the with
00:10:46 – the crazy face because it don't make
00:10:47 – sense
00:10:48 – I remember one of the homies from the
00:10:49 – block like y'all you heard about that
00:10:52 – dude with this jay-z I'm like no yo is
00:10:55 – the Christian rapper who's on worldstar
00:10:57 – he was reading the old peoples talking
00:10:59 – about and blog are you lately have you
00:11:01 – first of all you know saying I did go
00:11:03 – jay-z you don't say when I hang on there
00:11:05 – because I love do the work keep real
00:11:07 – blasphemous you know saying he was
00:11:09 – keeping a lot of things in the dark I'm
00:11:11 – a sterling the way I knew I
00:11:13 – I felt like this dissing Jake was a
00:11:15 – negative precedent to set because I had
00:11:18 – never heard a Christian rapper get that
00:11:21 – much press this is the first time I'm
00:11:23 – seeing this hysteria about Christian
00:11:25 – rappers being associated with dissing
00:11:27 – Jay I felt like everybody was going to
00:11:29 – do that at the end of the day I felt
00:11:32 – like Christ died for Jay to
00:11:33 – now I made this diss record it's been
00:11:36 – deleted so stop looking for it and I
00:11:38 – didn't think nobody heard it so flash
00:11:40 – forward I drop for the season one and
00:11:42 – I'm awesome me up a new site yo business
00:11:45 – life is pretty seasoned as I cool man
00:11:47 – who technology likes it a lot after
00:11:49 – season me and b**** actually had our
00:11:51 – first conversation Mike on the phone and
00:11:52 – I told my wife I shouldn't do what I did
00:11:54 – I apologize
00:11:55 – the man like for doing what I did cause
00:11:56 – at the end of the day we're both
00:11:57 – Christian and whatever problem I have
00:11:59 – with you we should have took that behind
00:12:01 – closed doors and spoke about that but as
00:12:02 – soon as I don't whack she said that and
00:12:04 – our genre and all genres right now
00:12:06 – cosines are important that's a reality
00:12:09 – and I might as a lot of dope comment
00:12:11 – that nothing gets hurt because it's on
00:12:13 – my end state yo check this guy out
00:12:14 – or this guy's cool no I'm saying it is
00:12:16 – relaxed day he was like you know it's
00:12:18 – time to tell it she find not ever get
00:12:21 – hurt ever you know what I'm over here
00:12:23 – let's see if you could nurture that and
00:12:24 – that big brother aspect a lot of
00:12:26 – relationship is always remain inside
00:12:28 – this expressed to me that he wanted my
00:12:31 – skill set could be a part of the team
00:12:33 – you know he like the liver says I'm I
00:12:34 – brought to the table and enjoyed the
00:12:36 – fact that I was able to humble myself
00:12:37 – and apologize he told me he's like you
00:12:40 – know that caught my eye about you I got
00:12:41 – made the final decision that I want you
00:12:43 – and Gia one was that she was able to
00:12:45 – humble yourself and apologize about what
00:12:47 – happened is basically like you know
00:12:48 – secure in this wing it's a listen if
00:12:50 – you're gonna do this to a right and told
00:12:53 – me a lot that I didn't understand now
00:12:55 – I'm very thankful for gato money is a
00:12:57 – family that you always feel fortunate to
00:12:59 – be a part of is dating forms God knew
00:13:04 – what he was doing when he put me in God
00:13:06 – over money the bond up one with him and
00:13:08 – my scene it gave me a sense of
00:13:10 – responsibility on a family level like
00:13:12 – that sense of family that extends beyond
00:13:14 – my own desires it taught me that kind of
00:13:16 – responsibility and that's what I'm most
00:13:18 – grateful for like Christian Brothers who
00:13:20 – give you a reason to keep saying that's
00:13:22 – what God over money gave over Monday
00:13:26 – night and this is why I'm on tonight
00:13:39 – I did Rose littles mixtapes because I
00:13:43 – wanted to listen to trust me comes in
00:13:46 – like I didn't have a lot of turn off
00:13:49 – crazy
00:13:50 – rah-rah songs even though they're
00:13:53 – effective and simple right which is Tom
00:13:55 – effective efficient because I wanted to
00:13:57 – listen to the trust me enough to be able
00:13:59 – to have so much substance in a track
00:14:02 – that you never doubt like sale I was
00:14:06 – going to give us a record that is
00:14:08 – meaningful and that is worthwhile like
00:14:11 – I'm not you're not going to put out no
00:14:12 – no no nonsense we're I'm saying and it
00:14:14 – took three mixtapes so for me to have
00:14:20 – the Republic by our active trusted the
00:14:22 – go down will you go whoop whoop you will
00:14:26 – have never been ashamed you will hear me
00:14:28 – never go dutch whoop Neverland
00:14:32 – never never never land y'all never grow
00:14:34 – up what I'm treated in a good order in
00:14:38 – the middle but it's so what I'm trying
00:14:40 – to do my city everybody coming with me
00:14:42 – Gemma breathing it just right now
00:14:44 – working on on this one called cliche
00:14:46 – this one is really just about like the
00:14:48 – fact that everything in music is the
00:14:50 – same like I'm saying you talking to
00:14:52 – somebody and use a cliche the comic feel
00:14:54 – like you the authenticity of I was
00:14:56 – trying to convey goes down you know
00:14:58 – because you're not using an original
00:14:59 – thought and something like somebody else
00:15:01 – said and music I just had a same thing
00:15:03 – over and over again em and money money
00:15:05 – money drugs of judgment
00:15:07 – this is iku understand that's where you
00:15:09 – came from understand as the story as you
00:15:11 – have you came up with originality like
00:15:15 – don't even talk about money and guns
00:15:17 – differently like y'all y'all say
00:15:19 – everything the same if you're not
00:15:20 – familiar with CH h it's Ujamaa where if
00:15:23 – the artist takes the music seriously to
00:15:26 – me that's the purest form of rapper that
00:15:28 – you'll ever see these are the facts okay
00:15:31 – we have to get off the same dope content
00:15:34 – the same amount of volume just like
00:15:37 – every other rapper but we have to do
00:15:38 – without any profanity we got to do it
00:15:40 – without any explicit lyrics you got to
00:15:43 – do what all these things that all these
00:15:44 – cycle artists have at their disposal all
00:15:46 – the time you got to do without it and we
00:15:49 – got to do the same level without it you
00:15:51 – tell me if I say lower bizzle or seven
00:15:53 – or Dayton or bumps you know if they get
00:15:56 – to the top of the food chain and they
00:15:58 – pumping out hit after hit a hundred
00:16:00 – percent radio-friendly
00:16:02 – no cursing no nothing it's the radio you
00:16:05 – got to bleep out nothing we say and we
00:16:07 – drop in hit you put your top five
00:16:09 – artists in the room right now from the
00:16:11 – other side and tell them to put out five
00:16:13 – records straight that I hit without any
00:16:16 – profanity it lose their minds the
00:16:18 – leaders or the people who run these
00:16:20 – corporations and the last thing that
00:16:23 – they want is a Christian artist to be at
00:16:25 – a place where jay-z or Kanye West's or
00:16:28 – the last thing you know and I think a
00:16:31 – lot of it has to do with the spiritual
00:16:33 – aspect of people just be in you know in
00:16:35 – opposition to Christ but a lot has to do
00:16:37 – with the fact that the bar would be set
00:16:40 – too high for them to eat that down by
00:16:44 – the cliche
00:16:49 – I don't know what my name was gonna be
00:16:51 – as a rapper like I was just studying or
00:16:53 – could be anything Marley was preaching I
00:16:55 – was sitting on how they got my name
00:16:58 – dummy and she says they live everything
00:17:01 – after that word was like nothing sale I
00:17:04 – just came back and I was like yeah
00:17:06 – that's the name I knew we're still up to
00:17:08 – par with it man
00:17:09 – that's how I'm convinced I was I like
00:17:11 – you listen my name now look at me oh my
00:17:13 – god
00:17:13 – it means stop it burn down as for my
00:17:16 – listener to do I need to be something
00:17:18 – more than just having people stopping
00:17:20 – things because either they stop and
00:17:21 – think about what I just say what are
00:17:23 – they stopping and thinking about say
00:17:25 – live man his bars huh I don't even know
00:17:32 – how to explain it
00:17:34 – let me just say it's so intellectual
00:17:38 – that it really makes you think an
00:17:40 – 85-pound was one of the best services
00:17:43 – 2016 they la can be known as the best
00:17:46 – limited the way he misses words it may
00:17:49 – he uses vocabulary the way he's not
00:17:51 – afraid of using higher order thinking in
00:17:53 – his run it's important to understand
00:17:56 – that just because you're a rapper does
00:17:58 – immediate ignorant and this young man
00:17:59 – sets the bar for all others when I say I
00:18:02 – am the corner it's more than just me
00:18:04 – saying my name it's a proclamation I
00:18:07 – want to be the corner that things that
00:18:09 – redirections assertively for God anybody
00:18:12 – can be determine in whatever profession
00:18:14 – they are in you can say Wanda I'm the
00:18:16 – corner of mothers or on the corner aunt
00:18:18 – in your thing you're the corner in there
00:18:21 – I am the corner
00:18:22 – I am the corner I am the corner I am the
00:18:25 – porch I am the corner
00:18:27 – I am the corner I am the corner I am the
00:18:30 – corner I am the corner I am the corner
00:18:33 – it's not just my name it's what
00:18:36 – everybody should strive to be anyway
00:18:37 – because we're all were all people who
00:18:41 – are trying to turn people for God oh you
00:18:43 – said
00:18:43 – you know in saying that so that's why I
00:18:45 – picked the corner now the album's done I
00:18:47 – think where I am mentally is a place of
00:18:50 – relief
00:18:51 – I really opposed his albums creation
00:18:53 – like I wasn't going to get another
00:18:55 – chance to make another album and I'm
00:18:57 – realizing that writing that way is very
00:18:59 – beneficial to me what I'm expecting for
00:19:01 – memoirs of a particular his next album
00:19:03 – coming out is nothing short of the truth
00:19:05 – everything I thought to come out of his
00:19:07 – mouth – this is going to be complete
00:19:09 – truth and I feel like kind of a
00:19:10 – contradiction because we know it's not a
00:19:12 – perfect world but he's gonna show us
00:19:13 – what exactly a perfect world it won't
00:19:15 – mean what people can expect from members
00:19:18 – of a perfect world is real you'll never
00:19:21 – get anything fake you'll never get
00:19:22 – anything for me you only saw us you will
00:19:24 – be dressed up
00:19:25 – it would just be unadulterated truth I
00:19:28 – don't create music like I'll have
00:19:30 – another chance
00:19:30 – I wrote this album like the data comes
00:19:33 – out at the day I'm leaving Earth and
00:19:35 – that ferocity and that passion that's
00:19:38 – behind that type of creation style I
00:19:41 – think is what made the music what it was
00:19:42 – and it's allowing me to be as at peace
00:19:45 – with it as I am now because I know I put
00:19:47 – everything into it and I'll put every
00:19:49 – drop of pain love creativity thought
00:19:54 – everything everything that goes into
00:19:56 – music and its creation I'll put into
00:19:59 – this even if no one big this giant I'll
00:20:01 – be I I'm sure that the ravenous hunger
00:20:04 – will start for the next project you know
00:20:06 – I'm saying if there's a next project
00:20:07 – over right now I feel good so happy
00:20:15 – [Music]
00:20:27 – you

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