I love the dope symbolism of alchemy.
It was a practice in ancient Europe where people claimed to be able to transform lead into gold.
Hip hop artists are modern day alchemists.
Instead of lead into gold we turn suffering into joy.
We take painful experiences and turn them into dope music.
Now that definitely puts a different perspective on things.
We can change what happens by how we respond.
By responding with peace instead of frustration, we change things.
By responding with love instead of fear, we change the way things play out.
By writing hit records instead of losing our heads, we live our dreams.
That’s how we transform lead into gold.