Mental Health is a BIG issue and it is not spoken about enough. Just like most diseases, the end result of depression can often be death!
But it doesn’t have to be like this and we can most certainly combat depression and it could be a lot easier than people think… Stand up and speak up!
In this edition of Insights and Chill, we discuss the ever-growing issue of depression and mental health. You don’t have to fight it by yourself, but we as a people need to do a better job of speaking up about it and become more educated about the issue.
We need to be better at treating it and reacting to it.
Later in the session, we discuss racism and depression. Particularly as it pertains to black males.
#prayformanchester, #prayforparis, #prayfortexas but why no #prayforkenya or #prayforafghanistan, etc. In this episode of Insights & Chill we explore certain western norms that don’t carry over when there is an issue facing the Eastern world. This is an oversight that needs to be addressed.
Is this a form of racism in not wanting to properly report Eastern travesties or does this content simply not have a place in Western media? If we flip the switch and look vica versa, does it still apply?
Europe and America are predominantly white, Chrisitan societies. This plays a major role in the way the media reacts to such news of terrorism in our territories although we commit the same scenes in the Eastern world. In some cases, to a larger extent. Insights & Chill discusses.
Insights and Chill is a discussion with the public about hard-hitting subjects. Nat Black-Heaven tunes into Instagram Live every Monday, 7pm British time to debate with people on the chosen subject which is voted for by the public every Thursday, also on Instagram (@black_heezy)
This episode focusses on if ‘white people should use the ‘N’ word when singing along to music.’ I speak to Vic, Ollie and Daryll who all have conflicting views on the subject.
With a word that has had such negative meaning in history, this heated debate brings emotions to support a fun and engaging discussion.
Rap in the Digital Music Industry
Rap is the most streamed genre of music in the world. With the rise of digital media streaming services like Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, Apple Music, etc it has now become easier for the fans of this genre to listen to their favourite artists. SeinHQ helps me delve deep into the rise of modern day rap and how digital media has influenced its growth.
10 years ago, an African American inner city youth may have only had enough money to purchase one album per month – if that. He may have recieved $10 from his mother as pocket money and that would have to last him for the month. But the problem was that there was more than one album that he wanted to listen to and with each album costing him $10 how could he listen to all the rappers that he wanted head nod to? Now, things have changed. That $10 will get you a month’s worth of unlimited music that does not stop delivering.
This new generation of mumble rap artists are producing content on a level of close to a song a week, feeding their audience with content. The rise of digital media has been there to help do that. Their music has become more accessible than ever before. We are now able to quantify digital streams and measure just how popular rap has become. Hip hop listening increased by 74% in 2017, this is due to the rate of which artists are delivering music. They are also helped by the promotion of famed social media accounts like World Star which itself boasts around 14 million followers.
There is a culture in which the audience is brought into the lives of these artists, with Instagram being a leader for these musical stars to portray their lifestyle and music behind the scenes like never before. This creates a fan following that only continues to rise.