Diary of a Recluse

by

Selassie Drah

This Is Everything

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After months of reflection, I’ve come to the conclusion that music is for me. It’s been impossible to escape it; it’s like a voice whispers “good luck, fucker!”. This is my purpose. This is everything. I’m done contemplating.

18-01-2017 at 2:46 PM


All My Life

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The shows keep coming. The love keeps coming. Yet, I feel so alone in this journey. Perhaps sometimes we can only appreciate the things around us if their results are manifested in an enormous way. Ain’t I one selfish motherfucker? I admit, the stress got me, dawg.

16-01-2017 at 8:47 PM


Family Matters

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Hey, Mum! Hey, Dad! I only got 152 followers on Soundcloud, 121 likes on my Facebook page, 640 followers on Instagram (as I type this) and I still be walking outta the crib like I’m going out on tour and shit. I rarely get to see you guys in the week (even though we live in the same house) and at the end of it all I feel like I come back with nothing significant to offer. Both of you are fully aware by now that music is what I plan on pursuing. Getting a masters degree is out of the question if you guys were wondering, but I promise to make you proud regardless.

P.S. Pops, I wrote that second verse from a place of anger and resentment. Forgive me. It was hard for me to complete the recording of this verse while you were at home that night. I vowed not to perform this song. The verse is an illustration of my state of mind at the time. I do not hold those same sentiments anymore. I love you both.

P.S. To the only one who touched my soul… a nigga low-key was happier than a motherfucker to find out that you were actually still in town. A phone call, a coffee date, or something would be nice. Just saying. The discoveries and revelations I keep receiving in my personal journey tie into the things you taught me in the little time we got to get to know each other. I’m sane now, more able to rationally think about what’s best for both of us. A relationship may not be the best choice but neither is cutting our ties. Just saying….

19-01-2017 at 11:17 AM


In the Cut

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Man, oh man. My dad and I were having a discussion last month about the fam back home. We’ve lost 8 people or so in approximately five years. People who meant the world to us. News like these just cause me to shut the world off. I couldn’t care less about the game or a damn rapper. I just want my homies to be good. I just want the fam to be good. Came out here searching for greener pastures and ended up losing something even more valuable. Sacrifices, eh?

22-02-2017 at 9:02 PM


Where Genius At?

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Let me start by saying that Genius is one of the best things to exist for modern music lovers and I’m a big fan of their series “Check the Rhyme”. I always wanted to be famous as a kid because I thought fame meant that the world loved your message and was ready to offer you the platform to shine. This thought returned after I wrote this song. After perfecting the rhyme scheme in the song I thought to myself, “perhaps if I was famous enough I’d be able to have my songs annotated by Genius like they do with other famous artists, just so the world could see what I’ve been creating too. C’mon, check the rhyme, bro!”

20-02-2017 at 8:06 PM