If you digest enough news on both the national and local levels, you’ll know that life as a career educator is not all it’s cracked up to be on the surface, with many teachers suffering from, to put it bluntly, shitty pay. Most do it for the love of educating and wanting to see their kids succeed.
Baltimore’s MC Bravado sometimes struggles to find a balance between keeping his day gig as a teacher and clutching mic devices on the off hours — and although, as any normal human being, he has dreams of pursuing lofty goals, Bravado would rather stand on the delayed gratification side of the road, choosing to revel in what he has now, knowing those same goals are still within reach.
Chasing an “unattainable” dream can make us look delusional, while making us feel inadequate and even helpless. Oftentimes, what gets lost amidst the self-doubt, the sleepless nights, the strained and broken relationships, the tunnel vision, and the hunger and drive to prove everyone wrong is the scenery itself. “Enjoy the ride” may sound trite, but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t. The diamonds might be in the endgame; however, the current scene is currency too, so keep pushing, embrace your place, and don’t forget “This Is Gold”: MC Bravado, featuring OnCue, produced by J57, video shot/directed by Andrew Bryan.