My story thus far (20k follower tribute)

I’ve been in the wordpress blogosphere for nearly 4 years and have now reached 20k cumulative followers from my 3 blog. This is my life story written for those who have failed school or want motivation to live their passion despite life’s hardships. Hope you enjoy

My name is James L. Revels III, Born July 30th 1993 in Dayton, Ohio. Cool random facts about my heritage are that my paternal grandma is Japanese and my distant uncle is Hiram Rhodes Revels, the first African-American senator (you’re welcome obama). My story starts in elementary with a music teacher named Mr.Marra. Mr. Marra had an infectious enthusiasm for teaching and music and he was my music teacher for my 6 years at Valerie elementary. This set the seeds for my love of music. Now enter high school, I’m 15 and my friends and I loved free styling in the cafeteria and making beats on the table. Eventually my friends wanted to record, so I bought a 5 dollar gaming microphone and began recording my friends and I rapping over mainstream instrumentals. At age 16 I got my first job as a soccer referee on the weekend which lead me to buy my first studio quality condenser mic and study music theory, composition and audio engineering. At age 17 I created my first wordpress blog to house my poetry and writings. After graduating high school, I tried college but due to immaturity I flunked out due to not having vision for my life. A year past I tried school again this time with an increased vigor I passed all my classes with A’s and a B but because I took more courses first time around my gpa was too low for my financial aid to be renewed. So shortly after I created and vowed to study and work as if I were in college. I then released my first instrumental album to iTunes titled “Philosopher’s Stone” and worked with a couple local artists, helping with recording or lyrics. Then this year, the year I would have graduated college, I published a book of poetry “Yesterday’s Tomorrow” and early May I moved into my first apartment on my own. As for the future my life goal is to make a “Creativity Sanctuary” a place where people can go study and collaboration on projects about S.A.M.M. (science art math and music) until I get the capital to make it happen every Monday I plan on having artists over to record, collab and create. So far so good. If you read this far I thank you for reading and also for your 4 years of support. My two blogs combined have 20,000 followers so it’s a blessing to have so much love from a majority of people Ive never met. 🙂

Pics of my first few weeks at my apartment







12 thoughts on “My story thus far (20k follower tribute)

  1. Cool story James! I love your drive and determination. A friend of mine baffles all of us in our mastermind group when he speaks Japanese from time to time. Just recently, he started making 5-figures every month. Hopefully you get the capital you need soon to reach your goals. Keep pushing and take care!

    1. James Revels Composer

      Thanks I need this because a little over a week ago I got layed off :/ but I haven’t let that slow me down one bit! It just free up 40 more hour a week for me to create.

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