The thing I like about hip-hop music is that it allows people to express themselves in a very real way. Hip-hop can be direct to the point where you know exactly what the rapper is trying to say to you, right?
There’s an artist named Kush Powers who has his act together. One listen to his song “One More Shot” and I think you’ll agree he’s good at what he does.
“I’ve always known that I’ve wanted to be a rapper since the age of six,” he tells the Mark Weber Music Blog. “I grew up in a crazy broken home. In my opinion that only made me stronger.”
Most rappers, at least these days, are focused on drugs, sex and violence, so I was quite surprised to find out Kush Powers is “the proud father of two twin boys and I’m happily married to my high school sweetheart.”
Thank God for family. Meanwhile, though, Kush will be the first to tell you he still has to deal with “addictive personalities in everyday situations.”
Listening to his music, I’m intrigued. I literally want to know more about his background. So I asked him…
“I was raised by my father and my stepmom. My father would constantly work so that just left me to do whatever I wanted to do because my stepmom did not care in the slightest. That obviously lead to bad decisions. I was arrested at the age of 16 after a monstrous party– drinking, drugs, sex and all that jazz,” he recalls.
After the party which lead to the arrest, Kush was sent to live with his mother, only to discover she was an addict and an alcoholic. Obviously, life was challenging to say the least.
Thankfully, though, Kush is at a point in his life, now, where he says he always wants to “be there for my sons.” He works a full-time job while pursuing his music career. He considers himself a full-time father and husband, which is something you don’t normally hear rappers saying– that makes me want to root for him.
Finally, even though some of his songs have words in them I don’t personally like promoting to my audience, I think Kush Powers is, like all of us, a work in progress, and he seems headed in a positive and good direction. He tells me, “I believe that the hottest fire creates the strongest steel. That’s so true– through everything that I’ve gone through it only made me better.”
Kush Powers’ message to people is that things get better. He was able to escape a horrible situation and he wants others to know that they can too. For that reason, I’m glad to tell others about him. –Mark Weber