After almost a two months hiatus, Phelly Phel and I hit the booth up for the first in 2011. He rapped over Kanye West's "Power" (bodied it), and then we laid some vocals over J. Cole and Drake's "In the Morning"; in which I took a friendly jab at him "Hip-Hopping" that I didn't think he would catch until later. Our session went pretty well. My new alterego "Karl Thomas" made both his studio and youtube debut. All in all, I think that you'll enjoy these joints!
Sidebar: Although I did do my thing, I wasn't aiming to body anyone on "In the Morning". Just trying to make something that I thought you folks might enjoy.
Soooo... picking up where we left off, I was gone for a bit but I'm back... more or less.
"Light Up" (as well as "Always Made It") were both recorded the same day as "BMF". The story behind "Light Up" is me getting that anxiety and pressure I feel everytime the year ends. While most people celebrate, I almost go into "depression mode" stressing about how I'm not getting any younger and am still not where I feel I should be; in more than one way.
If you listen close, I'm reflecting on the grind and work I put in 2010. I remember telling my younger cousin Idriss at the time that I'd probably stop rapping if I didn't make any progress on the business side of things. And then I ran into Phella (http://www.iamphella.com/). Now that I have a team behind me, I feel like it's "2 Infinty & Beyond" from here. (Pun intended).
"Always Made It" might be my all time favorite "50 Bar or more" verse I've done so far. The flow, punchlines, and metaphores are crazy on this one. Not to sound arogant, but now I can really say that "I can hang with the best". You can check out everyone else who rapped on this beat, "I bet they never said a better rhyme".