What started as the aftermath of a failed reconciliation attempt of my former hip-hop group has become without a doubt my GREATEST accomplishment as a hip-hop artist. Two and a half years in the making during possibly the most tumultuous and heartbreaking moments of my entire life. I saw my marriage come to a tragic end, my relationship with my children become strained and distanced. And loyalties from friends and family dishonored. All of these things weighed upon me while still dealing with living in a country that refuses to place any TRUE value on Black Americans and other minorities who have helped build and defend this nation with their own lives. Thus my album A STORY UV A BROKEN SOUL will come to represent the reflection of all of these things. For over the past two years while while maintaining my own livelihood I've patiently funded every aspect of this project on my own. No donations, no sponsors....just me grinding on the 9 to 5 until everything that needed to be done was complete and strategically placed where they needed to be. And though drained, both mentally and financially. I can say to you all with a sense of triumph and vigor, the album is now entering its final stages of completion. So much so that the release date for my album has been set for JULY 13th, 2017.
So what can you expect from this album you ask? Well from those who either know me personally or have followed me on social media for some time pretty much know the deal. But for those of you who may be more novice to my music and personality I'll say this. If you are expecting/wanting to hear a bunch of trap style, auto tuned voice, non conceptual, over glamorization of guns, drugs, cars, hoes and designer clothes then THIS IS NOT THE ALBUM FOR YOU! Cuz we don't trap we hip-hop ya heard! That's just me keeping it 1k. What you WILL get is a man who has a strong degree of respect for both the streets and hip-hop culture in many cases baring his soul, sharing his views and ideologies on a wide range of topics over some banging ass beats. A project that has thoroughly been crafted to let each track (song) be distinctive in its own manner. It's a dark album in some aspects. Kind of like watching STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK,...or Christopher Nolan's THE DARK KNIGHT. This album from a musical standpoint falls along those veins. But like my own life, I was mindful to give the project a sense of hope to rejoice. So there are a couple gems in there that will definitely have you in those moods of just wanting to cut loose and appreciate the lives we live. I can not stress enough how proud I am of this project and how fortunate I am as an artist to have the individuals who aided me during this process to be able to say that they to had a hand in this album, whether it was from a production standpoint, engineering, photography, music video production, graphic designs or whatever. Huge degree of gratitude and respect to each of you. So now that we have an official album release date in place. Who all has plans on copping this album when it drops July 13th? Well whether you do or don't I'll go on record now saying that ain't no hip-hop/rap artist from the state of Florida gonna have a album better than this one in 2017. Yeah I said it. Much love to all of you who have patiently supported me on this project. Next month we let the world know it was worth the wait. Duval for life!!!!