Artists forget how to exist as a co-component of society. Some become a cliche made up of clout and faking it to make it.
That’s fine, chase that bag in my opinion. Though, if the foundational work of curating and uplifting artists ready and willing to learn their craft isn’t performed, then the cycle of toxicity within the community will remain on a linear path. I seek to end this or at least chip away at it deliberately.
Not everyone is made to be in the spotlight, some don’t deserve it, and some don’t want to be.
I’m the latter. I do not decide the former. It’s why most of my work involves music production.