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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Chuckie Akenz - Music is My Life

Music is My Life is a TV show in Canada that features young Canadians talking about how music has touched their lives whether it helped them through bad times or whether it provided the motivation for them to achieve a goal. In this episode, Vietnamese rapper Chuckie Akenz talks about how music has played a integral role in his life. Chuckie Akenz talks about how he related to the music of rappers such as Tupac and DMX. Also Chuckie Akenz gives a glimpse of his upbringing and personal life living in the Jane and Finch community in Toronto. This video was aired on MuchMusic on January 22, 2007.

The song by Chuckie Akenz that was featured in the TV show is also called Music is My Life. This song is about how music was always there for him even through difficult times. This song is the first single of Chuckie Akenz's From the Beginning Album which has not been released yet. Compared to his earlier songs such as You Got Beef and My Heart, this song reflects a much more mature Chuckie Akenz. I like the chorus of the song a lot. The chorus seems Tupac-inspired to me, but nevertheless I think its a very heart-felt chorus. Here are the lyrics to the chorus:

And as the world starts changing/
I feel life rearranging/
How can they know my troubles/
If they can't see my struggle/
And as the world starts changing/
I feel life rearranging/
What gets me through this life/
One thing because music is my life/


Anonymous said...

LOL. Chickie Akenz is a joke.