It's already OCTOBER! And a lot is going on. So the for the few of you who read this, here it comes:
I took my LSAT last Saturday. Needless to say I am relieved that for the next month I can focus on my early decision application instead of studying profusely. Scores get sent out Oct. 31st and I am anxiously awaiting that number which really determines a lot for my future.
I sang and rapped on a great track with my friend BioLogic for his EP that dropped on September 30th. It's called 'The Rising Sun' you can find it here (<click). Its a beautiful hip-hop song with conscious lyrics about our consistent ability to make choices for our lives and the undeniable interconnection we all experience. Working on that track was really fun. I wrote my parts and recording everything here in the bay and then sent them off to be mixed into the track. It's pretty amazing being able to make music with people without being geographically close. Speaking of which...
I am very excited to finally be working on a collaboration with a couple of my very dear friends and extremely talented emcees - Ace 1 and Progress. (You may know them as Alex and Kallen.) We have talked and talked about putting something together and now we have a deadline thats lighting the fire for all of us. Ace gave me the beat some time ago (years now?) and I have used it many times as inspiration to write to and freestyle over. Now I have the honor of singing a hook for it and today I'm going to spend some time trying to get it just right. Vibe of the song? Think: feel good, driving, upbeat, sunny day jam like Ice Cube's "It was a good day". I can't wait to put a smile on and throw some soulful riffs over this beat! Keep you posted...
Now for an update on some more local endeavors:
I've reconnected with a friend from high school who has been producing stunning electronic tracks under the title Mad Zach. His style is unique and heavily analog-inspired with samples often originating from a collection of casette tapes and freaky (in the best way) old synthesizers. Lucky for me, I was invited to work on a track with this mad genius and its currently in the final stages of production. An epic and odd arrangement, "Heartbeat" features both fierce and playful verses and a hypnotizing hook. We blended our styles in a fresh way and this is definitely a new approach for me - I dig it and I think you will too. Check out Mad Zach's amazingness here (<click)
I've been waiting for months to release my upcoming single 'Lose My Grip' and I couldn't be more excited for it to drop THIS THURSDAY OCT. 11th! Produced by my good friend DJ Fishlove, this track is very mellow-dub, electronic and all you little wompers out there will feel this one in your subs. The lyrics are from a poem I wrote back in 2004 which is rather haunting, so we paired the intense emotional quality of it with a soothing groove. This track is the first of its kind from me and I have to say I'm loving venturing out into the electronic world. Many thanks to DJ Fishlove for letting me throw this track out there now, we could have worked on it forever but I think you will agree that its pretty sweet just the way it is.
10/11/12 "Lose My Grip" on iTunes, Spotify and Soundcloud