Updated: Sep 24
When it comes to Men's Mental Health, no one ever really mentions it but a lot of men are suffering with these internal battles they rarely speak about. Imagine being dubbed the "Super Producer" and living up to remaining at the top of the game. The music industry is a dog eat dog world where the pressure is hot, the competition is cold and you can't let the fire burn out. From Bad Boy Entertainment to Maybach Music, Amadeus has worked with a plethora of artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Chris Brown, 50 Cent, Keyshia Cole, Fabolous, Tyga, Busta Rhymes, Young Jeezy and the list goes on. I would be here forever if I named every single person this King has collaborated with. I had the pleasure of meeting Amadeus during The Feature Presentation event where Power 105's DJ Suss One & I put together a movie premiere for "Black & Blue." I have interviewed him twice and from there, we began raising awareness towards Men's Mental Health in the music industry.
Covid has done a lot of damage. Everybody is doing their best to stay positive during this pandemic and it's rough for some. I wanted to check on the men because the stereotype that you need to be strong all the time is wrong and society has wronged the male gender for such a long time when it comes to your mental well being. You are human with emotions and although you are your own Superman, it is okay to take a step back and be human. People think that because you are an entertainer that you are numb to "everyday struggles." Feel your emotions, turn around, face your demons and heal. It doesn't matter if you're an entertainer, at the end of the day - let me reiterate that you are still human. Constantly putting out bangers, creating content, staying consistent with quality and networking takes a huge toll on many of these men even in a "male dominated" industry. Walking within your purpose may not always be easy when you're involved in a mostly toxic environment. In the music world, it takes the blink of an eye to lose yourself in the chaos. From shows to studio sessions to tours, Amadeus has dealt with it all. He emphasized on the importance of finding more than one outlet to release your stress and emotions. We spoke about everything from how he differs from his father to how to become a better man for himself and his future relationships. Below is the video and underneath are the time stamps so if you have a short attention span you can skip to the topic that resonates best with you. Although this is geared towards men, I suggest that women listen up as well.
Amadeus Time Stamps:
3:49 - Covid and kids
6:10 - multiple ways of healing through video games, music and sports
11:00 - find what works best for you
16:10 - stop avoiding your emotions and what needs to be healed
18:45 - the pressure of being a father
23:20 - walking within your purpose
30:00 - being comfortable with yourself and someone else
I want to give a huge shout out to Madison Jaye for giving me a segment on her podcast, Pain Into Power will be featured on The Madison Jaye Show where the shortened edited audio will be available via iHeart Radio and Pandora. Season 2 of the show over 1.5 million listeners worldwide. In this upcoming season, Episode 5 (of the podcast) will be touching base on the multiple ways of healing and why it's important to explore them titled "Lights On."