The hype of the world messes with us all at some point. We are constantly bombarded with images of death, violence, and all sorts of misery. Not all the news of the world is bad but the media focuses on the bad most of all. All of this can be a bummer.
Yet, in order for us to create a better world we need to better ourselves first. It has been said that change starts from within. This is what Russell Simmons seems to be addressing here. We need to not allow ourselves to be poisoned by the negativity in this world. Life can get us down but we need to lift ourselves up and this starts with what is between our ears.
It is finding peace within ourselves and once we can achieve this then we can be a positive impact on the world.
So, to quote one of Mr. Simmons’ former Def Jam artists, Public Enemy:
“Don’t Believe the Hype!”