“…Calling friends up, my brothers, you know, old mentors I looked up to, telling them how I felt and [asking them] what they went through to go through it…you just got to stay busy. I danced, did yoga, worked out, wrote music, wrong songs….” -Kiyoshi Shelton.

Kiyoshi Shelton is a conscious hip hop artist who has gone through his share of breakups. In this interview, he chooses the “light” path of moving on.

Producer: Mingjie Zhai; Interviewer & Writers: Mingjie Zhai & Athena Lim; Cameras: Jeredon O’ Conner, Arin Degroff, and Jesse Rivas. Production Assistant: Alysta Lim.

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What’s inside?

Part I: Initial Break Up

“When you initially break up with somebody, you’re mind is telling you that, ‘Okay, I’m going to be okay,’ but then you’re heart’s like, ‘No, you’re not going to be, you don’t know what to do.’  It’s like, ‘why am I feeling this way.?’ “

Part II: Accepting It

“Accepting it and letting it run through, and so, that was really a journey and a challenge for myself to be able to experience all these emotions and let them go through rather than suppress them, and learn how to work through it.”

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