Well it’s been an interesting time in my life since we last met.
Yes, how the winds have changed. I’ve two mixtapes released in under a year, and they’ve been recieved fairly. I like the small amount of success I have with my humble start, but I still want to do more. Currently, I can’t record, but I am making plans for the future! I was inspired today by an overview I got from over at REBELRIFFS, by the great Steve Gilmore. I don’t want to spoil how he reviewed me on my own blog, so you can get the full review on me, and other acts here:
I think it was very fair and honest, which I enjoyed to the fullest.
I am making plans to start writing an EP as the details come together, as well as four future mixtape ideas. One being Red Cake, and the others possibly being related to my personalities, or a direct follow up to Group Therapy.
Red Cake will be R&B Styled, central on the theme of love, sex, romance (yes they are all different), and even broken hearts maybe. It will encompass everything Valentine’s Day is thought to involve and what is actually involved. It’s a good idea for a themed piece of work, and may contain a very limited amount of songs.
More progress, my novel has reached exactly 30,003 words! YEAH! I only need 75,000 for the bare minimum for a novel! Perfect, huh? I’m only on chapter 4, so action/adventure/fantasy fans, be ready an epic read!!
GROWTH, GROUP THERAPY:
I’ve grown from Growth, and I’ve taken Group Therapy as far as I could thus far. I’m ready to move on from those. Though to me, they are still bodies of work I can study and disect. The first project was a rush-job, I admit, and many of the songs no longer appeal to me. They have no re-listen value, really. To ME, I’m not saying this is entirely the feedback I got.
Group Therapy on the other hand is full of songs I love to death, and have more of a personal meaning. Each song, each mixtape/album is a learning experience, and I t hink I know enough to get ready for a big risk in making an EP. Failure or not, I think I know what it takes to make a good song and a song with a lifespan longer than a season.
Lady Gaga has once again inspired me though, “I’m not a song, I’m not a moment, I’m a career”, I think is what she said. Correct me if I’m wrong! Though I agree entirely. I don’t want to be a hot single or a surprise moment on an award show. I want to be alive in my music. Group Therapy came very close to being album worthy to me, but there is still room to grow!
Anyways, I know I’m rambling.
A music career, and a career of entertainment is a difficult thing, and I am telling you…do not get into it unless you are serious. You have to love your music, and not let it die because someone told you that you suck, or someone doesn’t like how you sound. It’s true that anybody can pic up a mic and rap, but not everybody can pick up a mic and tell your story. Don’t be afraid.
The world is waiting for a new story.