Saturday, May 30th
First off: peace to the mighty mighty Marsten House. I asked for the opportunity to be a part of Circuit Cyphers. I sent them my EP and they gave me a slot. So I'd like to thank them guys for that. Any artists looking to expand their brands and meet some dope folks, I'd suggest hitting them up.
MoNae Mayweather, #TeamRTC's creative director, and I left early that morning to hop on the YoBus to Philadelphia. From Philly, we hopped on 2 buses to Abington, PA. It took about 3 hours all together. So you can imagine we were a little tired... and hot. It was so hot that day, like 80 degrees, I think. Definitely hot.
When we finally reached the studio, it was nothing but love. Artists from Milwaukee, Chicago, Arizona, New Jersey, and a host of local talent all under one roof. No egos involved.
Everyone was there to spit bars and build. It was my first time hearing the beat I'd rap over. As I'm there reciting lyrics in my head, I realized the verse I wrote didn't match the beat.
So I did what any artist would do: improvise. I spit a different verse in the cypher and used the original on the acapella. You can peep my acapella video below.
All and all, the experience was great. After the cypher, we hung for a bit and spoke about being more than just a "rappity rapper"... being able to write songs and give a great performance on stage. It felt good to run into artists that are cool, down to earth and dope.
We left the studio a little later than expected and ended up missing our intended bus back. We had to leave an hour later and didn't reach NY til around 10. Didn't reach Brooklyn til 11. It was a fun, productive, exhausting day.
all my photos by nae