By J. Ivy
Hip-hop's favourite poet and Grammy Award–winning artist J. Ivy bares his soul during this inspirational memoir of discomfort remodeled into therapeutic and empowerment.
J. Ivy is a real pioneer and trendsetter who's bridged the worlds of hip-hop and poetry via his appearances on HBO's Def Poetry and his collaborations with Kanye West and Jay-Z. yet all through his good fortune, he carried with him the soreness of being deserted through his father and starting to be up within the tricky neighborhoods of Chicago's South Side.
So he sat down with pen and paper and processed his soreness the one means he knew how—through poetry. The ensuing poem, expensive Father, grew to become his automobile of forgiveness and therapeutic. it's a pivotal poem that has touched and encouraged the lives of millions.
Fused together with his signature uncooked lyricism and highway attention, J. Ivy's memoir exhibits what it takes to accommodate your feelings ahead of your feelings take care of you. His tale is own but common, and should motivate others to channel no matter what soreness they've got skilled into their very own strong present of expression.
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When he 31 – Alexander the Great – was strong enough, he defeated his father, confined him to everlasting imprisonment, and became king of the gods himself. For Alexander, this gruesome story revealed a cosmic truth about fathers and sons. §7. The conflict between father and son became a crisis after Philip arranged another marriage for himself, to Cleopatra the niece of Attalus, an aristocrat and one of Philip’s generals. Philip intended this marriage to create a strong bond between the king and a commander who would spearhead the attack on Persia, but the banquet celebrating the upcoming ceremony turned into a family disaster.
Philip accused Alexander of demeaning himself with his offer of marriage. Pixodarus might be a ruler in Caria, but Alexander should have seen him as a slave to a barbarian king, an unworthy ally and certainly an unworthy father-in-law. No source tells us who betrayed Alexander’s plan to Philip. It may have been Philotas, one of the Companions of Alexander and the son of the important Macedonian general Parmenion. Plutarch says that Philip brought Philotas with him when he accused Alexander. In the aftermath of the “Pixodarus Affair,” Philip exiled several of his son’s Companions – his close friends Ptolemy, Harpalus, Nearchus, and Egyrius – but allowed Philotas to remain.
The crowd must have been stunned. The full message that Philip was trying to communicate by adding himself to this 39 – Alexander the Great – parade of gods remained unstated, but there was no mistaking the king’s supreme pride and confidence in his status as the unquestioned head of the Macedonian and Greek world. To emphasize this point, Philip entered the stadium wearing a shining white cloak and accompanied only by his son and his new son-in-law, Alexander of Macedon and Alexander of Epirus.