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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

5 year plan

I ran into my peoples Mike today, we went to school and graduated B.ed together. We always fed off each others grinds, even though we can from different worlds. I'm the son of a cabbie who wouldn't let resources be an issue for me to make productive accomplishment (note: productive = school/work i.e. Humble the Poet wasn't productive to him until I started getting paid for gigs). Mike on the other hand, is the product of a single mother, and has a younger brother that makes ridiculous sums of money participating in activities that can't be mentioned. Mike worked jobs to pay his way through school and took the bus everywhere, and when we graduated, the first thing he wanted to do was buy a car, and he did. He quickly realized the car was a waste of money and got rid of it.

For the past 5 years, we've been in contact, sharing our plans and the next steps for our grinds. He taught me about side hustles to get extra (tax free) money on the side. I showed him the benefits of owning property. Everyday the bus stop he'd be waiting at faced the condo that I bought. He watched it month after month under construction, and it kept him motivated. for 5 years he took the bus, wearing his shirt and tie.

Today, he flashes his Car keys. The car can only be explained with one word: "Ignorent" but it also represents the success of his five year plan:
  • Pay off Student Loans
  • Buy a property
  • Buy a car (cash)
Mike had a 5 year plan, and accomplished it. I asked him what was next, he replied "I dunno, You got this Poetry/Rap thing going , I don't know what to do"

That long ass story lead to the original point of the post. My 5 Year plan... 50 cent accomplished his 5 year plan in 1 year. Drake started pursuing rap around 3 years ago. The Game was only rapping for a 1.5 before making it big. Then you have folks who have been in the game for over a decade with very little to show for it. I've spent alot of time thinking about what I want to accomplish with this in the next 5 years.

so here it is, and hopefully y'all can stick with me to keep me accountable...

In 5 years, I hope to:
  • Be Humble The Poet on a full time basis (not rely on the two other jobs I work to feed myself)
  • Establish at least one other Artist on My Label: Believe Me Music Group
  • Release a total of 5 Mixtapes and one commercial Album
  • flirt with Keyshia Cole
  • Perform in at least 10 different Cities on at least 3 different continents
That's about it for now... hopefully this site will still be buzzing in the upcoming years, and y'all can watch the growth


P.S. I'm going to record a new/old song right now because I haven't shared in a minute.


  1. baby boy, first thing first, you gotta get her name right - its Keyshia

    Good luck with the five year plan ;)

  2. Best of luck! You have drive and passion, no doubt you will fulfill your vision.

    - Naveen