It’s my fifth album. It’s my first completely, non “single father” subject based album.
#KHH will have 10 tracks, produced and engineered by Changer Productions, based in Hamilton, ON, Canada.
I created the art for #khh, and taught my self Photoshop in 2004, to aid in the creation of my first CD Baby album’s cover art, and to save money, because at that time I was on welfare and raising my then 4 year old son.
I was shooting for my regular Father’s day release, to keep hip-hoppin’ in honor of my Mother who had the role of being my father, and who has also passed away this Feb 2, 2017. I was and am heartbroken, grief stricken, so this album is a candle being lit in honor of all the times I seen her go to work, after being sick in the bathroom, or too tired, or having financial and personal struggles. My mom was the one who truly taught me to “Keep Hip-Hoppin”.
This is a sports based theme, upbeat, fun Hip-Hop/Pop/EDM release. I will be using some of my inheritance money from my beautiful mom’s estate to promote this. It will definitely help tons.
Self funded, this album will be a regular huge obstacle to promote. The two promoters I have been researching start at $3,400.00 Canadian, to service the album to their network of contacts for exposure, via air play, reviews, articles, and interviews.
I am thinking about adding a PayPal donate button to assist with this album avoiding the usual pitfalls of my releasing quality material, to not have anyone know about it. It’s a plague that has financially pushed me to the limits in 2009 and I have shyed away from, due to my day job and family responsibilities trumping music promotion.
Thus, I keep creating, recording, producing, mixing, mastering, editing, practicing, performing here and there, in hopes that I can get grants or work my way up to afford incorporating to meet the extensive Canadian grant requirements, which takes years and thousands to work towards, when I have already started and self funded, since 2004’s first “The Single Father Hip-Hopper” album.
My being laid off through the creation of this, on top of a close family member going through turmoil, has bled true into maintaining the spirit of #khh – Keep Hip-Hoppin’.
Being an indie artist, pushes my spirit to remember I am not alone in this, even though physically and financially I have been for 13 years. I need help, God helps those who help themselves, but this album deserves more light and exposure and to be shared, more then any of my other works.
Let’s keep Hip-Hoppin’ together. Please donate any amount you can afford below, and I will shout you out on all my social media accounts, and make a song with your name in it, as appreciation and recognition, to be released at Christmas 2017.
Here’s the PayPal link. I can’t thank you enough in advance.