The response has been awesome. Each released single has gotten a “this is the one” from a different demographic. Like Me appeals to the trap rap fans, the dancers like Reset, and the r&b lovers love Side to Side.
Honestly, the youth inspired the sound. I tapped in with a lot of what the younger people were listening to and consuming. At the time, I had been listening to a lot of Drake, Justin Bieber, Tory Lanez, and Dababy, and I was inspired by them.
I recorded about 45 songs and we chose the best 14. 5 of the singles on the mixtape were written 3-4 years ago and I was never able to release them prior to this project. So we took those 5 old songs and 9 new songs, and put them together on the mixtape.
I mixed and mastered in Cincinnati, OH with artist / producer / engineer Scott Simms.
The travel from home to Cincinnati to get songs mixed and mastered, and to get videos made was the most challenging. It’s a lot to manage and I probably went back and forth over twenty times to get things completed. The most rewarding was that I wrote every song by myself, in my living room, and I’m super proud of that. From coming out of a depression, back to the height of where people expected me to be was a huge accomplishment. And of course the fan reaction and the love shown is amazing.
For Tik Tok, etc. When I come across a person who thinks my music is dope, I work on coming up with ways to attract them to other areas of my likeness.
nal mixes, I used ProTools 10. For the masters we used Mixcraft.
Because it wasn’t a conceptual project, I named it “I’m Back,” because the more I started to write and create, the more like myself I began to feel again.
I’m not really into just one artist, per se. I’m listening to a lot of Meg Thee Stallion, Lil Baby, Young Thug, K Camp, and my dog Rich Homie Quan has new music on the way, that I was able to hear, that I think is pretty awesome.
I love to watch basketball. I love to socialize, but with Covid I have not been able to do as much of that as I normally do. I think my favorite thing to do is travel and experience different environments and cultures. I love to constantly learn by watching documentaries, and researching / reading things for hours. I love to spend my time with my dog, Panama Jack. I like to stay productive. I’m still working on getting into acting. I’m looking to venture out soon as a business owner.