Origins of my tag
so I have been requested many times to explain the origins of my tag
Yeah not that popular but felt that explaining what my gamer tag means might interest some people. I have been contemplating between doing this or listing my huge backlog of games and my insane set up of xboxes but felt this is a better option. This series of blogs will contain grammatical errors, fragments and sometimes run off subjects but in the end it makes the story more descriptive and vivid. I am cutting this blog into sections because of how long I imagine it to be. So let's get right to it.
Every time the site makes a community interview the first question is always the same: What does your gamer tag mean and how did you come about it? A small section does not sum it up for me unfortunately.
So as many users on this site, having legends in their tag is just another word, to me my gamer tag means something completely different. It's not just two word I combined together and made it sound cool. It has nothing to do with being a legend at a video game or surviving zombie waves in my old days. I wear this name like a patch on a soldiers jacket. I represent this name to the fullest and want others to understand and recognize why it has a huge impact on me to have this name on XBL. This has become a part of me, not recently but for over a decade has this touched my life in a positive way.
So last year when the purge of GT's happened I had a choice of picking Atmosphere or Living Legends. I decided to go with the latter because Atmosphere will always be a Living Legends. My name comes from my favorite hip hop group. I do not listen to garbage rap, I listen to a different kind of hip hop, underground. This music genre gets no radio play, most do not ever hear of any artists I mention. Of course I listen to some popular people like outkast , brother Ali, KRS One, Eminem, Tupac, Biggie, Wu Tang Clan. They are huge influences solely because of their poetry, delivery and positivity they brought to their audience. They paved the road for the artist I listen to on a constant basis.
So I am not going to describe the evolution of hip hop. Netflix has done a documentary detailing the start of hip hop and it's evolution and I enjoyed every bit of it. In the 90's hip hop was blowing up: NWA, Slick Rick, Tupac, Biggie, Common, Nas, Jay z etc. There was also a different scene not receiving any recognition, the underground. Music made by artists who did a song as a hobby and not a job. People who would pour their heart and soul into their lyrics, producing beats and recording in a shitty studio or their own home. To then sell the music out of their trunks and try to get local business to sell it. This was the underground hustle.to be continued
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on 21 May 17 at 03:54
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