Lately I’ve been reaching out to local promoters via facebook so I can book show. My efforts have gotten me nowhere. Instead of messaging local promoters and venues, I’m just going to show the fuck up to their door and request a gig. This city sets up events for all sorts of aspiring artist and I’m finding it hard to get a show going.
Either A. I’m not trying hard enough or B. They really don’t wanna fuck with me.
Regardless, I have to get my voice heard because I made the realization that failure cannot be a real option. I don’t consider it real because everyone listens to music. If every human damn near listens to music, then my chances of success are greater than my doubts.
As a side note, shout out to homie with the blond hair at Heine Bros for hooking me up with a cup of coffee. I checked my bank account earlier and noticed I spent almost $60 on coffee last month. I’m not sure if this is an addiction of mine or if it’s because I really like this one chick who works behind the counter. Anywho, kudos to the homie.
Besides the free coffee, I want to do 50 performances this year throughout the Louisville Area. If anyone would like to help please let me know.
~ keep it all smiles
The time of year that I anxiously wait for has finally come; Spring Break. I remember that in just the beginning of the semester I was super bummed at the fact that I had to go back to school and that peak season was just around the corner but it’s like that every year. Now here I am in damn near the middle of March with April showers just around the corner. It’s a good feelings other than knowing that you’re failing college Algebra. But I’m not going to let those fears and anxieties take control of my life because that will do nothing more than hold me back. I have too much going on right now to let anything pop up and tell me that I can’t do it.
See with me, my problem is holding grudges and letting worries drown me. As I think about it, I have no time for that shit. I have this fluttering rap career and a skateboard dream still there. I’m 22 and to anyone else reading this you may simply think I’m wasting my time. It only seems like that because you’re busy trying to fulfill another person’s dreams. But as I take the time to piece things together, I want to leave you with this. Time and death are inevitable. Drink water everyday and smoke weed because it’s good for you.
~ Keep it all smiles
This past weekend, specifically on Valentine’s Day I dropped an EP entitled, “Greatest Works of Art, Come From a Broken Heart.” It’s actually a quote that I came up with one day and as many of us know, the statement is surprisingly true. Just give it a listen and tell me what you think.
ps. That broken skateboard thats in fire on the cover art was the board my ex gave me. I wonder if she noticed that when I sent her the track? Who knows, I’m just happen I made some good music.
~ Keep it all smiles
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?