Just like your backyard scientist, I too live in my garage creating master pieces. Sometimes I like to think of them as just rubbish pieces of work but then I realize all of the hard effort I put into them and I drop it all. haha. Whether your lost in what I’m saying or not, what I’m trying to say is that I make music in my garage. Its not the tidest of places but I make room to do what I got to do.
When I get any off day from working UPS and my dad I am in here. I have a welders blanket set up as an isolation pad and my mic sitting right in the middle. My laptop and audio interface are right next to me on top of blue pales full of soap. My normal routine when I come out here is first, setting up the equipment. Next I roll up a joint or maybe pack up a bowl and smoke. Right after that I search for an instrumental and then set up garageband. After that I freestyle and boom!
At first when I did it I was rapping the most shittest freestyles. After a while of just practicing I got better and eventually churned out more songs that sounded good. To be honest though I’m not to fond of all my freestyle work. I feel like I’m rushing the process of making a work of art. I love to write raps but I think at this point I just want to hear myself. I think I’m letting that distract me from what I really should be doing. I should probably figure out something because as I have been saying in my freestyles tonight, “I need help!”
~ Keep it all smiles
Here is a collection of music that I recorded in my dads garage while I was on vacation back in November. It was a very enjoyable time. I love to make music.
You can’t take the Golden Age of Hip Hop and try to define todays modern rap with it. Those standards no longer apply. With todays artist people are quick to say who’s hip-hop and who isn’t by using those characteristics found in the Golden Age of rap. Just because Kendrick is using the elements that created hip-hop doesn’t mean TPAB sucked. Just because J.Cole gets on a record and damn near makes you cry doesn’t mean he’s soft. Just because Young Thug gets on a record and says some shit that isn’t understandable doesn’t mean there isn’t meaning. You have your hip-hop purist and your radio listeners with strong opinions. Hip-Hop is a creative art so wherever an artist goes with his music is where he is going. Theres no rules in what you can or cannot say; Sound like you want to sound.
Here’s the cover art I made for my single, Aurora (Rusty Hook Flip). I’m pretty hyped on how it came out. I really captured the imagery for this song with this pic. I like it, do you?
So I’m back at it again with another song from my mixtape thats going to drop March 30th entitled Trials and Tribulations. This is the 3rd and final single I plan on dropping until the initial release. I got some good music on the way so enjoy this song.
*Heres a little back story, I hit up Rusty Hook, (The dude that made the beat) and asked if I could throw some lyrics on top of his song. He gave me the go ahead and I did so. This all wouldn’t have happened if my homie Daimont didn’t tell me that I should try rapping on the beat. Thanks to these two folks, I have a banging new song and something to get the new year going with!