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By Jack Sinclair

I've been into hip-hop for as long as I can remember. My cousin Reg introduced me to it when I was just a kid and it's been a huge part of my life ever since. I knew that the more I practiced and developed my own style and beats – the better I'd become. It feels natural to me, like breathing. Having the chance to compete in the freestyle battle was a total honour. I mean, sure I didn't win, but having DJ Damon encourage me like he did, well, I know the dude wouldn't have wasted his time on a loser, know what I'm sayin'?

So now I'm one step closer to fame, fortune and my dream – I've got Russell willing to represent me. Thing is, I'm not sure that my idea of 'dream come true' and Russell's are the same thing. I have a style. Everyone has a particular style. Mine is defined by how I dress and more importantly how I write my music. I like to speak from the heart – if you listened to my freestyle against D-Mented, you heard me mockin' his 'fake bling'. It wasn't natural. Now, here I am one tiny step away from becoming exactly what I've always hated.

Can I really write songs about 'bling bling' and 'getting the honey's'? I guess I can...I mean technically, yeah I can do that. The bigger question is, do I want to? It'd be great to have the money and the fame and to do what I really love doing for a living, but what would I be giving up? If I sell out am I going to be able to look myself in the eye and be proud of who I see? Will Zoey still want to hang out with me, or will I be too busy with my agent and all my new honey's?

I don't know what I'm supposed to do. I need to think this decision through more before I decide one way or the other. Thing is, Russell wants an answer now and I don't know what that answer's gonna be...

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