Since the beginning of time parents have heard the phrase “You don’t understand me?” come out of their children’s mouth. If not, they have at least seen the thought process flash through their child’s mind, exemplified by a “sigh” or a slamming of a door after an argument. Is this merely a part of growth, a rebellious phase every child must go through to achieve maturity or is there an aspect that is overlooked?
Taken from the ITunes versions of his EP “The Dormroom”
Suli Breaks addresses the issue of the misunderstanding that exists between parents and their children. In “Parents are the hardest people to please”, he touches upon his experiences as a young adult attempting to purse his success, and the negativity that he and so many other experience from their parents as a result of this. He comments on the borderline hypocritical attitude that is sometimes adopted, that does not allow a child to flourish outside the constraints of the society, which their parents have subjected them to.He states:
“I don’t believe that one party is always wrong and the other always right. I believe it’s alternates, hence the need for there to be an understanding between parents and their children and acknowledge that they both want the best for each other”
Much like crowd favorite on the downloadable version of the EP, available on his website “The Fountain Of Youth” Suli Breaks is calling for all parents to acknowledge that they can learn just as much from their children as their children can learn from them, and vise versa.
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Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.