It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp
By Daniel Fabi
Los Angeles is tight. If you don’t agree, then I don’t even want to be friends with you. To describe all the reasons for LA’s dopeness, I have put together a short list of lessons that I have learned throughout my months of living the high life:
- Traffic rules if you try and find celebrities driving nice cars. One time I saw Jay Leno driving a sweet antique car. I didn’t say anything because there wasn’t traffic so I didn’t have time to. But like, you could imagine if there was.
- There is literally every type of terrain, weather, and activity to do within an hour of where you live. You can hike the Hollywood hills, catch some gnarly tubage in the Pacific Ocean, and shred fresh pow down a snowy mountain all in the same day. So don’t sit on your couch and watch the Scientology documentary twice in a row like I’m doing right now.
- Success is not black and white. This one’s actually kind of serious, so stop smiling. After being exposed to all of the amazing speakers, panels, and professors, I learned that I should stop judging success on a scale of 1 to Steven Spielberg and understand that as long as I do what I love, I’ll be successful. To give you an example, the title of my blog is actually an Oscar winning song by Three 6 Mafia. Those boys we’re mixing fresh beats to their heart’s content until director Craig Brewer approached them to write an original song for his movie, Hustle & Flow. Now, Juicy J, DJ Paul and Frayser Boy all have the same award that John Legend has for writing a song about Martin Luther King Jr. That’s the American dream. They did what they loved and the success came later. Write that down.
Now go out there and get famous. Or don’t. As long as you’re happy.