By Samuel Milton
My interest in music started by listening to hip hop artist Tupac Shakur. He had messages about changing the world.
When I first started, I had to learn how to rhyme and write music and how to put messages together.
It was five years later that I performed in front of 1,000 people at the Prince George 2015 “Gathering Our Voices” Aboriginal Youth Conference. The day before the conference I was pretty nervous. My hands were shaking and I wasn’t sure I could go through with it. I said to my family, “I don’t think I can do this.” My brothers and sisters said, “We want to see you up on that stage.”
So I did it. I performed my own song called “Lost in Society” and got the biggest standing ovation. The song is about boosting confidence within ourselves and not listening to what other people say. My message is that no matter how you look, no one should judge you for who you are.
Ever since then I’ve had my own ups and downs, but now I have fans who tell me my music makes them think and have more confidence. No one should ever feel left out or misplaced. I want to continue to share my messages, boost people’s confidence and change the world through music.