This year has been a personal year of confusion as well as improvement in my life and I share this with you, not asking for pity but to show that no matter what you may be going through at this very moment, something better is yet to come for you.
This year has tested many of my limits, many of which I've failed, I've had to give up and walked away from, many of which I cannot accept because they don't coincide with who I am and what I believe in, but ultimately all these events I've lived through I am thankful for as they have chiseled and sharpened me into a better, more wiser individual. Events in life like the disintegration of my marriage, the loss of one of my closest friends and mentors, walking away from a company I helped build because the head couldn't control his addiction to properly respect his team, the feeling of rejection because I choose not to drink alcohol, loneliness and depression, as well as seeing true family members and friends who have been supportive of me, arriving at a new career path, meeting new friends, and returning to the joys of my life are what I am thankful for this year.
Lately I've been listening and fascinated by many of the conspiracy theories that exist out there like Earth being flat, government tunnels, underground cities and other continents beyond Antarctica. I heard many of the ideas behind this film, The Truman Show, also have some sort of tie to certain conspiracy theories out there. After appearing in such films like Ace Ventura and The Mask, Jim Carrey comes unto a more serious role here, resulting in Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards, such a legend,
The film focuses primarily on a show about a man named Truman Burbank. The show has existed since he was born and it has followed him throughout his whole existence. Everyone else around him are paid actors who know what the show is all about, only he is left out of the bubble. He grows up thinking the world he lives in is real, until he starts discovering bits and pieces that seem awfully odd. Everyone knows his name and his every move, his wife talks and acts strange when handling certain items, people tend to be secretive and he feels followed everywhere he goes.
Discovering an intellectual rapper is like a needle in a haystack nowadays. No one can ever be on the same level as Chicago's own Lupe Fiasco or Brooklyn's Talib Kweli, and even then on a Latin market world it's just unheard of at least here in the US. There are but very few like California's Malverde who dare speak conscience hip-hop but to find a female Latina spitting cultural rhymes?
Ana Tijoux is by far one of the top Latino hip-hop artists I've ever had the pleasure of listening to, easily she can declare the throne of the best female MC over Lauryn Hill. Her 2014 album "Vengo" with such hit's as the self titled "Vengo", "Somos Sur" ft. Palestinian artist Shadia Mansour and "Delta" had me buying the vinyl disc and putting this on the wall! Upon further investigation, Ana is not only Latina but she (along with the rest of us) is a mixture of European descendants - French & Chilean. Hill.