I did the song below with @FilthyUKing, @shankfist, @EL_PERRO_ROJO sometime ago. To be honest I quite forgot about it. This morning, just browsing Bandcamp, I came across this little gem. I really like the remixes. Never thought I’d be part of an electronica remix. I am really diggin’ it since I’ve been experimenting with different sounds lately. This is right on time. Excellent job gentlemen!!!
Realistic Shakur is a friend and fellow MC from France. He was in New York this past March and while he was here, we (Sdaerd and I) recorded this song with him. He produced the beat as well. It’s has two names a French one “Lorsque La Music Pleure” and the English alternative “The Music’s Cry”.
This pic was taken by a pretty young lady by the name of Robyn Twomey. I met her at a coffee/crepe shop in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. After engaging her in a conversation, she took this pic with her iPhone. I really like the perspective, it’s very different and visually stunning. Robyn has a very keen perspective and sense of composition. Check out her work here.
I heard this song in a restaurant/bar in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. I really liked it so I took note and decided I revisit it. When I finally got back to it, I played it over and over. There was something about the sound that reminded me of Portishead. I really liked it. I researched the group and really got into Purity Ring’s music. I decided to create a remix featuring my vocals. This is what I came up with.
Check out the original below.
I’ve been in a very creative state off late, and this morning was no different. I was listening to some of my beats looking for something to shape into a song. I was fishing for something that sonically best described my pensive mood. I had gone through quite a few beats just musing about life, lost in thought. I came across the track below when as if waking from a trance, I realized what I’d been doing. I felt like I was meditating, if that’s what meditation is. Completely tranquil, my thoughts had raced and quieted, leaving me completely at peace. It was then as this track played, did I realize why I make music. I grabbed a pen and this is what came out:
My music is my way of exploring and sharing a different perspective; mine. For example, when I take a sample (just like the one below, a sample of a scene from a popular movie) and distort it beyond recognition to form the basis of a new song, that is a new perspective on a pre-existing sample. I do the same with ideas, especially ideas about being. My take on it is, who determines how one should be? Ultimately, it seems like life is a free for all and the most potent ideas become the norm. Funny enough, all ideas came from someone. But before they got to that someone, where were they? Did they even exist?
I realize that my music allows me to ponder such questions, as it just did. I also realize, it’s not necessarily about finding an answer but processing the question, that for me is the basis of being. In today’s busy world, some of us rarely get a chance to quiet our minds because we are so busy with everything else. Without considering who or what we are being on a conscious level, what do we become? In sharing my music, I hope to encourage the processing of the question, what are we humans being?