So people have seen me typing that a lot recently and asking me, “What does that mean? Who are these people?” So this here…this is to explain it all. The #HVNTS (Havenots) is a brainchild I had recently that actually started as #TheUnderDogs, but changed after an Instagram design posted by my boy NES of MindXMatter sparked the new name #HVNTS - the idea to have this collective of young people that just love art and loving life.
It embodies a mentality I think every common person that has a goal lives by. Don’t get me wrong or misinterpret the name - being a HAVENOT isn’t about not having shit or complaining about such if you don’t. Being a HAVENOT is about people that are focused on a goal and their road to get whatever they may want in life. The people that succeed in life are the ones that are never satisfied because they always think like they don’t have it yet, even if they do. From Michael Jordan spending days in the gym perfecting every facet of his game - even after it was perfect - to Jay-Z going from multi-platinum rapper to label president, to label CEO, to NBA team owner. You think if they were satisfied and complacent they would reach the levels they did? It wouldn’t happen…they had to have that hunger. That’s what the #HVNTS is about.
It doesn’t matter if you’re an artist, DJ, poet, writer/journalist, blogger, photographer, videographer, fashion designer, skater, or a fan or supporter of my music…if you do something and want to be the best at what you do and strive to perfect your craft, you have the mindset of the #HVNTS and I welcome you with open arms to rep and show love. Throw it on your Twitter/Facebook/Tumblr joints…come out to the shows and party with us…meet up and let’s cool out…whatever it may be that you do and want to do, let’s show the world what we’re made of.
Peace & Hip-Hop,