I’m real humbled holding this. I came from nothing. My whole life people said I would never amount to anything. So coming home from Los Angeles and having a double platinum plaque waiting for me is kind of crazy. I’m just a chico from 152nd ave. Thank you to my @atlanticrecords
family, this one is special. Thanks to @kodakblack
and his whole team for being as crazy as I am. @shirifauer
You deserve this just as much as I do. I’m not sure how you put up with me. We did this together bih. To my wife and child who support and deal with my wild ass schedule and for my @officialcrazyhood
brothers for never turning they back on me. Last but not least thank you @gilgreen
for everything. Anyway, the grind don’t stop. I’m trying to turn these plaques into wallpaper ya’ll! I’m just getting started. Deuces!
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Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt’s surrealistic, expressionistic Next to Normal was surely the most adult, most mature rock musical to hit Broadway in decades when it opened, an unrelentingly intense, brutally honest story about a bipolar woman undergoing electroshock therapy, about the impact of her illness on her family, and about the shortcomings of the medical profession’s understanding of mental illness. But this score wasn’t Broadway pop; this was hard driving rock and roll, authentic enough to match the authenticity of its emotion. It was only the second rock musical to win a Pulitzer Prize for drama, alongside Rent.
So why is Next to Normal so powerful? Because we humans are emotional adventurers. The thing that makes a good story into a good musical is emotion. And the thing that makes a production of a musical really wonderful and powerful is the honesty and authenticity of its emotions. That’s one of the musical theatre’s top priorities, second only perhaps to clear storytelling.
Next to Normal, I think, does "emotion" perfectly. It demands that the audience deals with the impact of mental illness head on. Not a light topic by any stretch.
Let's face it, no matter what the issue we may be facing, the world is cruel, we get dealt crappy cards more often than we would like and s*^t happens. It does. Whatever it may be, these things happen, and they happen to the best of us. No matter how, when or why it happened to you, it happened. And the world just sucks.
When it happens you probably think that you’re the only person in the world that is dealing with this. You’re not alone. We all have baggage we’re dealing with – it’s how we deal with that baggage that makes us who we are.
But no matter how sucky the world gets, there are many people in your life that love you and that want to help you get through your challenges and issues. Strength can be drawn from togetherness, bravery and fearlessness. Nothing in life is "perfect" (in the true sense of the word). But you are here! And having our loved ones around us, with all their issues, is close enough to perfect in my view. Next to Normal teachs us this, the value of hope and of letting it shine.