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you can thank J.Good September 30, 2015 2 Comments


Tomorrow it begins…

In less than 60 days from now Str8OutDaDen.com will turn 3 years old. Can you believe it?!?! Time has moved fast and everyday we continue to grow more into our purpose of being the Voice 4 Underground Hip-Hop. However today is not about our site. Today is about what I put on the back burner for a while now.

When I first came in this game, it was as a producer. The joy of creating was everything to me. Making people dance, smile, forget about their pain and a range of other emotions; made me want to be a producer. Somewhere along the way of creating Str8OutDaDen.com and curating The Str8OutDaDen Podcast, being the co-host of The Good Hennec Show and throwing a showcase twice a month, production was well…lost. I wasn’t inspired and really didn’t want to create. Luckily for me I had individuals around who helped bring some beautiful music out of me during that drought (J-Coop and DiV.W thank you for that). We collectively put out a couple of projects back in July with Good Day ATLanta and NEAT.

That was then and this is now. I want to get back in that space where creating music makes me happy again and the only way to do that is create. A couple of days ago a friend of mine by the name of Brandon B. Keith started something that he called 56 Mornings. The goal was to do 56 intentional challenges for 56 days. Now he was inspired by Future but it was him who inspired me. I’m determined to get that fire back that fueled me as a kid from Macon, Ga who watched his dad work with local artists, with a dream of winning a Grammy.

So how will I accomplish this? Well the goal is to create a beat every day for the month of October. It definitely won’t be easy, but it must be done. If all goes well, a month from now the catalog will be 31 beats deeper and after that…well let’s wait and see. I will update you daily on all social media, stream the creative process on Periscope and upload the beat to my Soundcloud page. So make sure you tune in because I will need your help trust me. Oh yeah I’m calling it #LockedInDaDen. Get ready…it will be a long ride.

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