Vice Souletric

March 10, 2016
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[BEHIND THE TRACK] Making of “iRAP” and near collab with Pete Rock

IRap is the first track on my new album, “Vice For President 2”. Seeing as how I am an emcee and a producer equally, I wanted to make a bold anthem track for that. I have never really heard that concept come to life so I took a crack at it. The beat is really funky and has a dominant bass line. I grew up listening to cats like Pete Rock, Diamond D and Erick Sermon, and I loved how those guys used the bass line almost as the main melody in their production. I thought this would be the […]
February 4, 2016
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[BEHIND THE TRACK] Why I Wrote ‘Return of The Black Man’

As artists and musicians we always have to fight to discover that sweet spot. The sweet spot being the perfect blend of creativity, relevance and infectiousness. When coming up with the concept of this song it was of course during a time of unrest in the African American community. The turmoils of 60s seemed to rear its ugly head once again, and in an age where no one can hide from social media scrutiny, the issue is inflated 100 fold. So as usual, I took an ugly situation and attempted to make something beautiful. I had this song completed a […]
November 11, 2015
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The Hardest Grinding Indie Artists I Know

The music industry is a true beast. If you are an artist you know that to be successful it takes an unrelenting amount of sacrifice and a little bit of delusion to push forward each day. I have very large network of artists, producers and execs that I personally know. But only a handful exhibit the true tools is it takes to stand out in the fray. Here is a list of the hardest Indie Artists I know. 1. Statik Selektah – This guy gets it. I have met Statik on a few occasions, and his countenance is that of […]
November 9, 2015
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5 Things I learned about the Industry since dropping Vice for President

First off, I want to say I thank every one who has supported my project through downloading, streaming, purchasing, or just saying, ‘Yo, your music is DOPE.” I appreciate that you were able to dig through all THE WACK to find my music! It has been almost exactly a year and six months since I dropped VICE FOR PRESIDENT and its been nothing less than a roller coaster ride of experiences that has helped propel my career and my standing amongst my peers. In this time I have learned some super valuable lessons I felt I should pass on to […]