It’s been a long time in the making. But the tracklist is finalized. The artwork is done. The songs are written. They just need mixing, which my cousin Subs and I should hopefully be starting this week. With a Swami tour also starting on Wednesday, there’s a lot going on.
Unfortunately there’s one song that still needs work, and it happens to be the most intensely personal song with the most musical depth and dynamic…… aka, the most work. All the other songs are done. I considered leaving it off. Unfortunately it’s the title track. And it’s hard for me to even think about the things it needs to be finished. It’s a tough one. But I’m determined to see this through, because I need to release this soon. I feel like I’m repressing ideas and visions for the next album I make and that’s not good. As they say, it’s much easier to start an idea than to finish one. But it’s a learning process, and over the past 4 years that I’ve been making this album (admittedly – on and off at times), I’ve learned so much, and I don’t think the next one will take as long. And hopefully it’ll be just as good.
I’m very proud of this album. But it’s scary to share some of your most innermost thoughts with the world. Not all of the album is like that – there’s tracks that are simply about having a good time and made to blast loudly at the world. But there’s a story weaving through all of the songs, and it’s my story. My life. Good times and bad times. I’m the creator, the protagonist, the antagonist, the hero, the villain, the narrator and more. I hope you enjoy it, but if you don’t, that’s OK. Because I didn’t compose this music and write these songs for anyone. Just myself. My Neosouljas, you know this already and I’m eternally grateful to all of you that have decided to join me on this ride.
This is only the beginning.
One love… S-Endz