For those of you who have been interested in when I would finally be releasing my first solo endeavor, howdareyou, it is finally upon us. On 12.17.13, Five30 Music will be releasing the album as a free download. Check out the trailer for howdareyou below.
This album has been a long time in the making, and a further time coming. I’ve thought about making a solo album for a while. I have plenty of songs dating back to when I was 19 that are just me, and continue as did my music career as a engineer/producer, as well as with my group, Abrasive Method (A.M.). I’ve never sat down and actually planned something of my own; until now.
I knew what I wanted to write about. This is my first solo effort. I didn’t want it flooded with guest appearances, so there is only one; S.Kaiser. He’s been the co-captain of this Five30 Music roller coaster we’ve been on, and had an integral part in helping me conceptualize howdareyou. Many know him from his legendary stint in the Pontiac group The L.Y.N.X., while others know him for The Last Boy Scout, the first release from Five30 Music.
I also knew how I wanted howdareyou to sound. I knew I couldn’t create all the music for this album and have it sound as excellent, and well rounded as it does. Instead, I wanted to use mostly outside production. I decided to step out of the box and use some producers that I hadn’t worked with before. I did, with the help of Soleternity, (Rockford, IL. Produced for Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, Joe Budden, etc.) ill Poetic (Cincinnati,OH. Produced for Aesop Rock, Blueprint, Illogic, Slug, Slum Village, etc.) and Panik of The Molemen (Chicago, IL. Produced for Cage, Vakill, Scheme, Kool G Rap, etc.) I rounded out howdareyou with some of my favorite producer friends in Eddie Logix, SKRAPZ, DTCHPLNES, and myself.
This is my most personal work to date dealing a lot with love. There’s so many different ways to paint the pictures of a relationship, and it never gets old. There’s some ups, and plenty of downs I’ve experienced over my years on this earth, and I took howdareyou to share them. Some might think that’s self-indulgent or narcissistic. I simply refer to it as honest and relate able.
I really hope you like howdareyou, and take the time to listen to it. It’d be nice if you’d like to share the music as well. It’s a free download, so we want to get as many people to hear this project as we can because this is something special. Although, I made howdareyou for me, I think it is equally as much for you.
Look for another trailer for howdareyou to be coming the following week, as well as the first official video, “Stage Five Clinger” produced by DTCHPLNES, directed by Steddy P. & Manuel Hinkson.
For those of you who don’t keep up on my soundcloud.com, I’ve been releasing singles periodically to get listeners comfortable with my music. I released “(Right) Place At The (Wrong) Time” a couple weeks back, and negligently didn’t make a post for it. So here’s another song. Free download. Produced by SKRAPZ.
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