It’s been a long time coming but I’m happy to announce that the “Check My Vision” mixtape will release on November 12th, 2013. As some of you may already know, the mixtape release date has been pushed back several times (from late May all the way until now). There were multiple reasons for these setbacks.
One reason is that I wanted to see if we could get the songs “Your Love” and “Lose Your Mind” (both featuring Boc Sneezy) remixed and remastered in time to make the tape, as he is currently overseas and I wanted his input on a few things . . . The difference in time zones made it hard to communicate. Working with zzyzx through it all was awesome and the guy gave me a lot of insight and advice on things. We eventually decided it was best to push back the release date.
Another reason for the setback is that I wanted time to produce tracks for the mixtape myself (as I did with “The Fog” and “Robot”). There were other beats I made that I was going to go with but, at the end of the day, I realized that the two that I went with went best for what I was trying to say on the tape (like the overall message).
To add to the setbacks, there were some personal issues going on that I needed to focus on at the time rather than music. I don’t really talk about it much in “Check My Vision”, as some of it is still ongoing and I don’t really know the outcome of it all yet, but I may shed light on it on my next project!
Aside from that, I really wanted to make sure the marketing for this project, quality in content, message, and appeal was all there before a release. I know that the little things go a long way and I wanted to make sure my team and I never missed a step! So, while I know it all took a lot longer than expected, I can confidently say that this is a classic hip-hop mixtape that should not only make a lot of noise, but the time in release was appropriate!
With that being said, I’d like to thank all of my producers who helped me bring this vision together! I’d like to shout out my team for grinding with me and being there in the studio with me, as well as on the set of these music videos, and at my recent shows. Most of all, I’d like to thank you all- my fans! Being the voice you can relate too and being the soundtrack in your life is really why I do this. Let’s change the world! It’s looking like a:
Ps. For those of you wondering why “Yeah” didn’t make the mixtape of “Check My Vision”, listen to “#Onit (Skit)” on the tape; it explains everything [Laughs]!