It's been a LONG journey for me in the past few months, but now is that time. I'm putting together a new project to be released on October 30, 2011. It's called "The Schemata". It's an autobiographical mixtape where I wanted to discuss aspects of my life for a change. I feel it's important to talk about these things because it allows me to really show that I am who I am, and I don't want to change what makes me special. When you're in the music industry, a lot of times people become skeptical about ideas that are not conventional. They become confused on its meaning, its effectiveness, and if it will translate to others. I'm not concerned about how I'm perceived to others as much as I'm concerned about my own sanity. There's a lot of times where I've done records "because it fits what's going on" (in the music industry), but doesn't necessarily reflect my personality or my talent. I want to atleast have for 1 project, while I'm an unsigned independent artist, that shows that there is still a piece of me that lives on. Everybody talks about a brand that they're pushing, but I'm nobody's slave. A person can't own me. I provide a service, but I'm not the product. My music is the product. As a black man in 2011, I feel that I don't have to explain that difference too much.
What I also learned during these times is revisiting my past skills, such as video directing. I've directed EVERY video that involves this project, recorded and mixed every song, as well as helped in the artwork. I have associates that can help out, but everyone is trying to win, so I learned to be on the same pace and not become dependent. Here are a few of the things released so far:
"Talk White" featuring Malik-16Redhead - Talk White (Feat. Malik-16) by 2wordsthetop.com
The first trailer for the project
The second trailer:
Not bad, huh? :)
Shoutout to ALL the blogs who have been posting my material in support of this project. More to come, especially more to come. I plan to be a lot more proactive than I once was. Also, be sure to visit my Tumblr page at http://redheadpg.tumblr.com. I can be able to update that with my phone more easily on the go. As more press rolls around, I'll be able to update this page as well.