Tuesday, May 19, 2009
THE REAL IS BACK
I call my new project ("I Love You, Too") audio art. Although it is a "mixtape", I have decided to focus my efforts in a more direct path. When I released "Starlito's Way 2" (SEA Album of the Year) I was reaching. Obviously, people were willing to accept my attempt at something beyond the music. It was as much a movie as an album, just the same as this project is something to be observed and appreciated (hence audio art). As the market suffers, and quantity outweighs quality in the rap world, I want to be lyrical. I was flattered at a compliment I received from one of my comrades. He said, "It's cold how your punchlines/metaphors coincide with you and your life." I thought this was crazy coming from another artist but then I started to realize how much of rap has become a proverbial treadmill. Trends seem to circulate so fast and then become overdone. I'm willing to accept that I might lose some loyalists with my renewed focus on the stories, and the wordplay, and the realities within. The reason I can accept that is because I am comfortable with myself, and my truths. I've done ALOT of stupid stuff in my lifetime, some of which gets glamourized in the music, but at some point none of that will matter. I've also grown to know that there is no force greater than Love. Hardcore "All Star" fans might be delighted to know that this isn't 'love making music' its a project that speaks on my Love for making music. I'm aware that people relate to the things that I say, both positive and negative. I'm also aware that I won't please everyone no matter what I do, so with that being said I'M DOING ME. I'm 20 something and stuck right in between being a full-time intellectual and a statistic. I am both sinner and saint. If I made 'happy-go-lucky' music, I'd be fake, just like to pretend like I don't have serious feelings about serious things would be fake. I really do LOVE what I do. I'm growing as an artist, and I just want you all to witness the growth. If cameras followed me all day, perhaps the world would have a better appreciation for how real and detailed my music articulates MY LIFE. But then again, if cameras followed me all day, I'd probably be in jail. RANDOM.
I do ask a favor of you if you have made it this far and actually read through this: TELL EVERYBODY THAT YOU KNOW TO CHECK THIS CD OUT!