You knew diplo from back in the day. Did you think he was born with something special that made him have almost star like power? I feel like he just is a contrarian / culture vulture but the moment he gets called out for it you are automaticly "uncool" and banished from the in crowd.
I have nothing bad to say about Wes, and whatever I said back in the day probably came from place of jealousy.
Success goes to the people who work the hardest for it.
He’s a good looking white guy who wants it more than you do. Being cute and white helped a lot, but he also worked his ass off to get where he is.
But no, back then nobody I knew was thinking “wow, this guy’s gonna be a star.”
“If you look at a work of art like a child, then imagine deciding to have a baby, going through prenatal care, nausea, morning sickness, a few scares at the obstetrician’s, stretch marks, hours upon hours of labor pains until finally a gunk-covered screaming newborn pops out. What if after all that you had to parade your baby around in public, brag to everyone about how it’s the best baby that was ever born, update your Facebook and Twitter feeds every fifteen minutes, smile and nod while the particularly opinionated give you “honest” feedback about how your baby is pretty good but you should try having a larger, happier baby next time, spam up all your friends’ inboxes with e-newsletters, and Google your baby obsessively throughout the day in the hopes that someone influential out there heard word of your wondrous gift to the world and wants to hire you to make more babies that are better than this one? Does that sound like fun?”—Akil Nadir on self promotion as an artist.