This album was originally supposed to be a full length project made of tracks with all Aretha Franklin samples but I only completed 2 songs. I wanted them to be heard so I figured I'd release them as an Title Track and B-Side EP.
The theme of the EP stems from my reflection on my upbringing, the way that my participation in Hip Hop culture has influenced my worldview, and how now as an adult, I see my obligation to give back to the culture.
This EP also represents the end of an era. Since Forced to Freestyle, I had been doing ALL of my recording on the webcam mic of my macbook. I recently purchased a professional microphone so all projects from this point on will have much better sound quality!
...listen and love it!
released December 9, 2012
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