I really wanted to talk about the substantial amount of music that we have been blessed with this year, ranging from: my musical hero Kanye West, Nas, Jay-Z and Beyonce, Kali Uchis, Travis Scott and more. But I feel I must dedicate a single post to myself, my team of musicians/people supporting me and our accomplishments. I take for granted all of the things that we’ve done in such a short amount of time from when I first started singing. In just 4 years, we’ve released three albums and two EPs (one being released over the span of 2018-2019), performed in front of the world’s toughest crowd for Amateur Night at the Apollo, auditioned in front of Lionel Richie and Katy Perry for American Idol, met some of the most creative musicians for which I am blessed to be still working with, and so on. What makes me fail to realize these accomplishments is my increasing anxiety that I’ve fallen into and the need to race against time (also the need to perfect my craft and worrying if whether or not I am being taken seriously). This is not a post to gloat or to brag about my own success; I’ll always feel that true success hasn’t hit until my music has reached a national/international level and when I am able to completely support all people who are supporting me. Rather, this is a post to remind us (Jonny Parks is a team) to keep moving forward and to speak things into existence. Victory lives somewhere deep, y’all. 🤞🏽
PS When I say, “I believe that I am the best artist that I know of personally,” I truly mean that I (along with the musicians that I work with on a consistent basis) am the best artist that I know of personally.