• Voices of Quarantine

Creative Recovery [Hip-Hop Freestyle]

For months prior to the pandemic, I was constantly on the move, going from one place to the next in order to keep my dreams alive. But as the quarantine began, I realized that I sacrificed my well-being, my sanity, and my creative fire. So, I decided to take this opportunity to start a creative recovery that involved soul-searching and self-evaluation.

In the process, I realized that I need to spend more time taking care of myself. Once I do, I’ll be able to utilize my purpose: using my gifts as an MC to connect with other people. During this time, I feel a strong urge to contribute in a positive way, as opposed to feeding into the constant stream of negativity in the media. I hope that I uplift people, and inspire them to do the same.

- Sam (@samthesentientrapper)

[Transcription] [hip hop instrumental in background]

[Speaking] I'm back.

A brand new me.

And right now, I'm about to give ya'll some remedies. Yeah, let's go--


Shut us down, but we open up doors,

How many times you tried to spend time you couldn't afford. But since we homebound, we own it at our own accord

Come check the heart on my sleeves that I got in store

Gettin' better sleep,

Refreshing my memories,

Energy for good tendencies,

Exercising my body and analyzing the food I eat.

Meditate for a better state

Till I desecrate separation between binding hearts to generate endless peace

Sleep the rumination of my sleeping place

To clear my vision.

See the rude awakening of my truest fate,

Now here's the mission:

Give back, encouraging other kids with Aspbergers

They can transcend past the hurt by flexin' their gifts

Cause I'm here and I've lived it

Proving what God is doing with healers building a movement,

Spilling with Wanya bout dealing spirit, now that's therapeutic

Now here's the mantra that you can ponder and jostle through it,

"How can you prosper through punching clocks and not abuse it?"