2 years ago
Truth be told…this past month has been the most I’ve been productive in and out of the studio in a year. January has been the month of “re-birth” of some sorts and the music coming out is amazing, weird and full of fun. It seems everything around me including friends, music, relationships, family, lifestyle and work ethic have all changed…and not necessarily for the better…but I will tell you this…I would NOT trade this feeling and the fire I have inside me right now for anything!
This “re-birth” has been a wake-up call for myself. I remember being 16 in my bedroom banging out beats on Sonic Foundry Acid Pro 2.0 and chopping samples/drums on Cool Edit 1 EVERY NIGHT. Going over to Jonathan Garlow’s house every chance I could get and using his Triton to make beats on. (He actually probably used to hate that…lol) I was so hungry and eager to sharpen my sword to become better at this thing I loved so much…yes…it was LOVE. When I left the rez at 19 to move to St.Catharines I had no idea I was going to meet my brother Sese there…but they say things happen for a reason…right? (I’ll save this story for another time…) Anyways…I’m back to that feeling again but this time I am WAY MORE open minded and I believe I’m ready for this. I have done Hip-Hop, R&B, Folk, Rock, Metal, Reggae and a ton of other stuff I can’t classified…lol. Worked with talented musicians and I’m so happy to call them my friends. Learning more about the music as I go along…finding teachers in the most unusual places. I’m grateful for everything I have and for the people who have taught me…they didn’t have to do that.
My musical family are hearing my new stuff and are either losing their mind…or wondering if I lost mine. I want to do so much more then just Hip-Hop but I cannot deny that my soul is forever intertwined with this culture that has given me the outlet to express myself. I want to make music, I want to perform music and more importantly…I want to share it with everyone! It wouldn’t be good if I just kept everything to myself right? I ain’t shit…I’m just a nobody kid from the rez right? What do I have to lose? So this is my official notice…
Tonight I can barely sleep, Me and Sese are in the studio in 2012 finishing our album and I couldn’t be more grateful for this. We have some real good music I cant wait to share with everyone and more importantly just getting in the lab…being stupid…making records we want to make…no politics….no bullshit…just us!
Friends…I have lost some. Some were very important and some were better off out of my life. Some family I will never see again and I carry that with me everyday. My lifestyle has changed dramatically and my work ethic is more crazier then ever.
I end with this…I feel like I’m in the “iron house”…I sit at THE table…grab the cards I’m dealt…push everything in the middle. I’m all In…and I got nothing but change in these pockets.