My first music performance in loving memory of my “little brother” Nigel “Demel” Davenport, a.k.a “Naqada Kush”; b.k.a. Uno.

Having a support system of friends is incredibly important when you’re just starting your music career. Here are some reasons why:

  1. Encouragement and motivation: Pursuing a music career can be challenging, and having friends who support and encourage you can help keep you motivated during difficult times. They can remind you of your strengths and help you overcome obstacles.
  2. Constructive feedback: Your friends can also give you valuable feedback on your music. They can provide you with honest and constructive criticism that can help you improve your skills and grow as an artist. Their input can be productive in the early stages of your music career when you’re still developing your sound and style.
  3. Networking: Your friends may also have connections or know people in the music industry who can help you advance your career. By networking with their contacts, you can book gigs, get your music played on the radio, or connect with other industry professionals.
  4. Collaborations: Your friends may also be musicians; collaborating with them can significantly expand your skills and creativity. You can share ideas, learn from each other, and create unique and meaningful music for both.
  5. Emotional support: Pursuing a music career can be emotionally taxing, and having friends who understand and empathize with your struggles can be incredibly helpful. They can provide a safe space to vent your frustrations, share your fears, and celebrate your successes.

As you embark on your music career, always appreciate the importance of having a solid network of friends. These individuals can be your cheerleaders, sounding board, and collaborators all rolled into one. 

They can help you stay motivated, provide valuable feedback, introduce you to industry contacts, and provide emotional support when needed. 

And, perhaps most importantly, they can be your constant reminder of the joy that music can bring to our lives. So, as you continue on your music journey, cherish your relationships with your friends and never forget to thank them for being a part of your story.

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