With 2013 officially behind us, I thought it might be cool to take just a moment to reflect on what happened in the year that was . . .
In terms of releases, it was a relatively quiet year for me. Technically, I only officially released one project in 2013 – a digi-single; but, it was a project that was a couple of years in the making. A collaborative effort between myself and an extremely talented beat maker from Botswana, my sole release in 2013 was “The Shining” released on 04.04.13.
Featuring the production talents of Thabang Lua Chukura (aka Lua C.), this digi-single (available on Bandcamp) features the title track, “The Shining”; and, on the backside, “I Reminisce (Back In The Day).”
Shortly following the release of the digi-single, my label mate and friend, DJ Aktual, Put together a remix of “I Reminisce (Back In The Day)”.
Aktual and I wanted to make a video for this version with the plan being that I would fly out to L.A. for the shoot. Unfortunately, we did not have the resources to pull it off; therefore, we could not make it happen.
While DJ Aktual and I were trying to figure out how to pull off a video shoot, another international collaborator by the name of Swing Johnson (@SwingJohnson) made a remix of the title track off the project.
Swing and I had already teamed up with Canadian emcee Jest Nice (@JestNiceMusic) to work on an exclusive vinyl project entitled, “Favorite Emcees” (Early 2014) when he surprised me with his rendition of “The Shining” (available on Bandcamp). Needless to say, Swing’s version was a pleasant surprise.
Of course, my dude King Verse (@versey23) from Iceland had to get in on the action. Just for fun, he put together this version of I Reminisce (Back In The Day) which I released as a fan exclusive on Boombaptism:The QixTape (December 2013) to all the fans on my mailing list.
So even though I technically only released one single in 2013, it had a very successful run and extended life. In 2014, I have plans to drop a full-length CD, exclusive vinyl and a follow-up to The Gemini Effect (2012).
As always, I could not do any of this without your support. So once again, thank you for sticking with me and let’s see what 2014 has to offer!!!