Titled after an idea of abnormality, and divergence. This new project features Hunter on six new songs and available for free download.
After a semester of study groups and test stress. Fellow artist Hunter and I scheduled writing sessions every-other week and composed a few original songs along with homage to some influential familiars.
In the end we arrived to this interesting collection of scats and illogical metaphors. I’m happy to have another release and even more about being able to collaborate with such raw talent. Each track is a step up in developing style.
Don’t forget to visit Hunter on his soundcloud page.
Click the image to download this free album on DropBox or Google Drive
Today I begin collecting materials for a release of new free music. Aberration is going to be the title of this collection. It features hi-cee(hunter) who spent the past three months with me in the studio for impromptu sessions on Sundays. Songs are completed and ready to duplicate. So as we shift gears to marketing, and promoting I am im happy that I get to hand this out to new listeners. Check back on to see the final press up. Contact me to get your free CD! And for you high class baller out there be on the look out for a cassette release of the project. #goodmusic. #cassetteclassic
I found this song deep in the archives. It’s will feature as apart of the collabo tape that is in the works. I’m serious, released on physical cassette tapes. That’s how I’m going to hand it out. FREE MUSIC!!!
It was nice to hear Illyrix on the feature, I think his punchlines are clever.
Come and press, as I catch my breathe,
I never meant to rest this much (bet).
(With) the time that’s left, let me catch my breathe,
I never meant to make this mess.
comment: sometime when you do nothing, the result is double the effort to make things right
For Super Bowl Sunday I went to the studio to finish up a mix for a three song set we had started for Hi Cee a few weeks ago. Most had already been premixed so it was just a few tweak and some premastering to complete the approved versions.
In effort to not waste any session time I asked him to join me for a quick writing session. As a guest he selected an awesome instrumental from a well know song “Survival Tactics”.
I found our techniques vary in that I scratched out words and revisions where he typed his lyrics out on his iPhone. I should try that next time because my handwriting is tough to read sometimes. I thought it was an interesting statement to our styles and process about how differences can bring artist together in music.
Check out this song we just finished today on the music page of xsept.com.
Hunter Carrithers is a Houston Rapper that attends Texas Tech University and is pursing an undergraduate degree in Marketing.
I had the pleasure of Engineering a few songs for him today. As he prepares for new releases he continues to grow in his writing abilities. Hunter has confidence and a solid work ethic that other artist can aspire to. Check out his music and watch this short interview.
Before the year ends I would like to announce the release of our new music video “Shape of my Heart”, which is a feature of Slate Stone, Slim The Phenomenon, and Myself. This project was complete for sometime now. Just needed to find the right time to release it. It was a solid push from Slate who set a schedule for it.
The vision and concept were originally mine. I wanted this song to have a gangster-esque feel to it. I wanted a performance video which is why there isn’t much of a plot. The 1954 Bel Air was lent to us by Fred Rodriguez and a perfect fit to our costumes, & site. The hats and crisp pressed shirts set a mood for a time when confidence and self-respect reflects how you presented yourself.
When deciding a scene I wanted somewhere new but still represented the unique architecture of West Texas’ Town Squares. Downtown Lubbock is great for that but I still wanted a place that was not easy to recognize. So we took a small ride to Idalou’s Main Street.
Slate Stone & I quickly put our creative hats together to set up a basic shot list. Once we started shooting it was a little difficult since i usually do all the camera work. Slate Stone has worked on his camera chops and didn’t hesitate to grab the camera and assisted in filming for my performances.
The summer heat had its role too. We stayed hydrated and tried to take each take quickly just to step out of the sun.
As always, Slim was professional and stepped up with each take to give an entertaining performance.
Each verse has its own perspective on passions, respect, and love. I hope you enjoy the video and this insight to behind the scenes.