Changer’s perspectives

Jul 17, 2017 by cmusic - Comments Off on Changer’s perspectives

Hi,

Thank you for visiting and reading this.

In line with my last blog post “Keep Hip-Hoppin” which is the title of my 5th album dropping by Christmas 2017,

I see it only fitting to elaborate and conclude some conclusions, minus contusions, lol.

 

 

Below are some of my views I’ve accumulated over my decades as a

Hamiltonian/Canadian/French Native raising a son solo for 12 years.

My perspectives are drawn from being adopted by my

Step Grandma who was married to my Grandfather

and she became my mom, which in turn made her kids my brothers and sister,

even though, before the adoption, they were my Uncles and Aunt, lol.

Thus, I’ve learned things with blurry glasses (mentally)

because I was adopted due to my birth giver physically beating me and killing my brother.

 

It could of been me, and by the grace of God I am here and a believer in a higher power. I am proof, like D12.

My take on life involves learned principles from home, street life, school, the bible and common sense.

Humor goes along way as well. I try to treat ppl how I want to be treated.

I fight my stubborn nature by coming off like I’m perfect and know it all.

I try to be humble by remembering the pennies I use to roll up frequently,

or the food I use to steal when hungry, or the cops I ran from, in the 90’s.

I believe in hard work and going to work when I’m sick, if possible, l

ike my mom showcased throughout my upbringing.

I am open minded due to the complexities and unanswered questions life brings us all.

I walk away when I’m angry because I am a man and my anger doesn’t control me.

I use preventive measures when it comes to dealing with stress/strzess, lol, such as…

I work out 3-4 x’s a week even though I have a day job, side job, shows and projects, kids, wife, etc…

 

I believe and say “excuses get neuces”.

I walk the walk. I check my own judgements and bullshit.

I apologize when I see I overreacted or was wrong.

I say I love you to my son and wife many times a day,

because we don’t know how long we have in life or,

what awaits us everyday we drive or go to work/school, etc.

I forgive, but don’t forget or repeat situations and unhealthy choices .

Living with a self accountable, and humorous and

creative nature is extremely important to me. Self accountability to me equates to outgrowing the

macho bravado attitude that Hip-Hop use to brainwash me with. For instance I use to be heavily influenced by

“Bitches Aint Shit” and NWA but I outgrew that negative perspective,

because I kept loosing girl, after girl to that way of thinking.

 

I don’t see success as money or material things.

I measure success in self respect and self worth, self peace, not having lots of regrets or “what if’s”.

Contentment thru content. I mean, creating content reminds me of getting close to our creator.

So, I create. It’s my medicine and compass to honoring God and the gifts he bestowed upon me.

Thus, the 6 Folk abums I engineered and produced, as well as the 7 Hip-Hop albums,

and countless instrumentals, have proven I do honor my gifts,  and I consistently have to ignore societies definition,

and expectations of “did you sell x # of streams/downloads/cd’s?” or “why are you not famous yet?”

or “why are you still working a day job?”.

 

Self worth counter balances all the mirages and saturated disillusion that other artists, family, life, brings to my mind and life.

 

Love and hope is what keeps me sane and pursuing daily. It’s free and we all have it, so why not???

I’ve overcome dying, addiction, homelessness, mental diseases, abandonment,

loneliness and being lost, as you have and countless others.

As they say, “This too shall pass” and “Don’t sweat the small things, it’s all small” are some phrases I say and apply, lol.

Keep changing like a ChAnGeR and #khh, KEEP HIP-HOPPIN’.

R.I.P. to my mom, who taught me #khh!! Thank you again, for visiting and reading this.

 

Oh yeah please share this and check out my other site Changer Productions.

For very affordable top knotch production – please visit my other site HERE.

ChAnGeR – Tha Former Single Father

 

 

 

Keep Hip-Hoppin’

May 30, 2017 by cmusic - Comments Off on Keep Hip-Hoppin’

#KHH stands for “Keep Hip-Hoppin”.

It’s my fifth album. It’s my first completely, non “single father” subject based album.

It’s nothing like the “Changer – Tha Single Father” parenting themed projects. Two singles can be heard HERE. As well as here.

#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.

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2016 ChangerMusic Review

Dec 29, 2016 by cmusic - Comments Off on 2016 ChangerMusic Review

Hey howday hey, lol.

I am exuberantly ecstatic, to reminisce over this past 2016 year.

I met many new friends and contacts, went to my first major award show in Edmonton, Alberta.

I and Fresh Freddy stayed the weekend of 9/11 and it was bzzzangin. I had a moment of silence before my performance for the fallen hero’s of 9/11 and attended the trade show afterwards. I got to meet Canadian Hip-Hop icon “Choclair” whom I mention in my new video “My Hip-Hop” song (“I was played like Choclair for 21 years. My backbone slid thru 69 tears”).

I am extremely grateful and proud to have honor the gifts that God has bestowed upon moi!! This year marks the busiest release schedule, which included two albums and 3 video’s release in 2016.

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Other hightlights I recall are…

  1. BFlixz & P.O.E. performing at my 2nd house party concert.
  2. Performing more then ever this past year.
  3. Completing my video studio & collabo album “Christmas Pups“.
  4. Creating and releasing “Steel City Daddy” & “Up&Down” & “My Hip-Hop“.
  5. Cottage life, creating songs and websites for other indie artists.
  6. Northern Star conference and CMW Sync’ Summit.
  7. My first pair of Bugz Jordans…lol. TruDoe!!
  8. Helping my first major artist “The Bailiff” with his live show video production concert.
  9. Working with Good Apollo from HdotO. As well as Fresh Freddy and Sharky from the Sons of Boom Bap.

R.I.P. Glen Frey and Prince, Chyna and Mr. Fuji.

God bless you and have an outstanding new year in 2017.

Cheerz,

Joseph/ChAnGeR – Tha Former Single Father

(Please click the 2 new album covers to hear them, below)

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2 Changer Music New Galaxified Video’s

Oct 05, 2016 by cmusic - Comments Off on 2 Changer Music New Galaxified Video’s

Hey what’s new?

I have always been a Sci Fi geeky fan. So in honor of that, most video’s I create have a hint of that in them.

My 2 latest video releases here show case outter space scenery and vibes (I can’t get enough Guardians of the Galaxy, btw).

I, Changer shot/produced/edited/fx/financed these projects.

If you or someone you know in Ham’ ON need video’s or music, please link us up for a chance to earn a 15% referral fee.

These 2 new videos showcase everything from flying debris to blue and pink sexy lady, peep, view, subscribe, all that HERE.

Joseph “ChAnGeR” Tha Former broke Single Father

Changer Productions

Gangstarr Lego

Aug 23, 2016 by cmusic - Comments Off on Gangstarr Lego

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Man o Man do I luv, love me some Gangstarr. I grew up as a teen blasting IllKid records, GURU’s label’s acts, The GS Foundation, Jeru, Group Home, DJ Preemo, etc.

Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal is the definition for his acronym name “G.U.R.U.”.

All new rap heads need to do the homework and bless their ears by listening to the whole Gangstarr discography. Especially “The Moment of Truth” album.

Needless to type… When I found out about Lego Hip-Hop classic tribute toys… Forget about it!

I have some toys from my childhood, as well as from my son’s, inside my studio next to my vocal booth so u already know my steeze!!

Man I am pumped. I hope these see the light and make it to market or at least via online purchasing.

Let me know if u find some or get word about the actual release, please!

Tell Santa to sign me up!

I would enjoy seeing KRSONE, NWA, Pac, Em, Pun & Tribe as well, being a Lego future release! Whoahhhh!!! Bustah too!!

Changer Productions – #ChangerMusic

 

Alberta Music Awards – CUTHIPHOPAWARDS

May 26, 2016 by cmusic - Comments Off on Alberta Music Awards – CUTHIPHOPAWARDS

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Hi, I’m insanely excited/pumped! ChAnGeRMusic been nominated for “Album, Video & Reggae Single of The Year”.

Look under each category for “ChAnGeR” or “Changer Music”. It’s under “Album of the year – RIGHT NEXT TO DRAKE!!!” & “Video of the Year” & “Reggae Single of The Year“. I only have two other artist’s to compete with under Reggae Single of The Year, so at minimum I urge you to please vote for me in that category. NOW.

Your help is needed DAILY!!! Up to 10 times a day until September 2016. Please share & vote NOW at…

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uPnDwN Press Release

Apr 27, 2016 by cmusic - Comments Off on uPnDwN Press Release

Press Release: “For immediate release”

Changer Music’s new single “uPnDwN” is out,

from his 4th album “Volume 1” on Father’s Day 2016!

Listen here.

For interviews please email info-at-changermusic.ca

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