My good friend Sam(iyam) sent this my way.I figured you guys might get a kick out of this as well
Today marks the release of my first digital single by way of Paramanu Recordings. It is available for purchase at these online spots.
For Itunes users, search the Itunes store for ”SelfSays” and Walla it should pop up for your streaming and purchasing enjoyment.
So yeah a little background about the tracks. Both of these songs are from the archives but for the most part will be very new to you guys. I wrote Contra a while back maybe in 04 I think. . Inspired of course by the video game that shares the same name. I somehow managed to connect the game to my perspective on life at the time. The writing on this song is something I am very proud of. Another Ughh Letter is basically a remix of some sorts. I came up with a different chorus and re recorded it. I also performed it vocally with some slight changes. Here is the original song for you guys to check out. Jock Itch
To answer your question, yes it is inspired by a personal experience.
A little bonus the original art work for the single. right here
About the beats, well my good friend Sam Baker handles the production. If you have been following the recent beat scene flourishing in the west coast you may know him as Samiyam. I met Sam long time ago back when we were both living in Ann Arbor. He’s been a good friend of mine for years and it’s been really cool to see how far he’s progressed musically since these tracks were recorded. I urge you to support the homie Samiyam because honestly he inspires me with this music stuff.He has the Return EP available on HyperDub. Be on the look out for Rap Beats Volume 2 coming in near future on Brainfeeder and an instrumental ep to be released on Poo-Bah Records.
Heres a short video of Samiyam of getting down at Low End Theory.
That about does it, my first official release and the first of more to come.
Thanks for your support.