Yo I’m in the blogging mood. I feel like speaking directly to my people… my fans… from the people who’ve been holding me down since day one to the people who’ve just found out about me recently. I appreciate all of you! I’m in the blogging mood cuz I feel like I haven’t announced nothing to ya’ll in a minute. I haven’t really told you what I’ve been working on, or when you can expect to hear anything new. I got DJ’s begging me for new music from me all the time, and I have heard LOUD and CLEAR that my fans need some hot shit to bump. I had someone write on my Facebook wall the other day, “Drew – you haven’t released anything new in AGES, when are you releasing new music?”.
That question shocked me. Has it really been AGES? Is The B.U.R.N. Project OLD already? I put so much hard work into it (and all of my projects/mixtapes) that I guess I expected it to last longer. That’s crazy to me. But regardless, I didn’t take it to heart, and it’s totally understandable that people want more music. Obviously. If you’re a fan, you want music. I get it. My problem is that I care too much.
There’s no possible way that I could, in my right mind, release ANYTHING (whether it be one single song, a mixtape, or album) if I didn’t think it was dope and if I didn’t think it was ready to be heard. Wait – let me take it even further. I don’t like releasing anything if I don’t think it’s BETTER than the last music I released. I stress progression and improvement, and I’m very critical of myself. I’m sort of a perfectionist, and I don’t see this as a bad thing. That being said, I know my next mixtape is going to be crazy.
The hardest thing for me for the past few years has been balancing music and school. That’s why this upcoming winter break I’m bout to go HAM. (*Kanye voice*). Hard as a motherf&cker. After this winter break I’ll have about 85% of my next project done. I’m telling ya’ll this because I want to give you guys an idea of when you can hear some new shit from me. I’m expecting a February release for my next mixtape.
The way I feel is: this might be my last mixtape for a while. I really want to start working on putting together an album for real. Man, I was looking at my iTunes or whatever, and I’ve only got 2 songs up on there for sale. That looks stupid to me lol. That’s unofficial as fuck. Lol. Anyways, let me stop typing because I feel like I’m just venting now, haha.
Ok, I almost forgot why ya’ll clicked on this blog post. You want to know the title of my next mixtape, huh?
Yup. “Label Me” is gonna be the title. I just feel like people are always trying to label me one way or another. One minute I’m a called the next Drake, some call me a pop rapper, then I’m just another white rapper, then I’m a college party rapper, some call me a lyricist, then some say I’m just a rich kid who makes beats, then some people say I’m the next up, some say I sound exactly like Lupe Fiasco, and I even heard comparisons to Childish Gambino the other day. People are tripping. That’s why it’s “Label Me”, cuz at the end of the day, no matter what you stamp on me or try to label me, I’m always going to just be me. You can’t put me in a box. You can’t say I’m one thing because I’m not. Listen to my music. I’ve got songs that can (and have) gotten played on the radio, and I’ve also got songs where I tell you about my life and that sound totally different. But I’m still me. So label me whatever you want to.
I already have crazy cover art ideas going on in my head it. We’re gonna get creative.
SHOUTOUTS to my Quarter to Infinity family and extended family: Mark Hicks, Poppa Pete, Dino Delvaille, Amy, B-Smooth, Asante, Niko, Jay Hussle, G-Rich, Joey aka Johniee, Murph, BP, Drew, Hen, Alex, Lamar, and many more…
Shit is bout to get turned up a notch.