There's nothing better than making something with your friends. Sometimes, I just gotta forget about the outside world listening in and remember who I really made this for first and foremost. When I've rapped for myself in the past I never got the kind of response I wanted.. it's only when I rap for us.. when I take how I feel, what Darvin goes through, Dred, how Ronin's felt, my brothers.. I'm just trying to tell our story.. and I'm just trying to get it right.. inspire us. I think J Cole said it best, "My story ain't the only one I'm trying to tell" - that shit just rang so true to me. We are the tan-face children. We are the pioneers. Maybe you have to know all of us to understand.. maybe it gives you a familiar feeling.
released March 9, 2010
Executive Produced by Darvin Silva
All tracks written by Shirt
All tracks recorded in The Blue Room NYC
Mastered by Julian Silva for On Air Mastering in Brooklyn, New York.
Presented by the Connoisseurs Of Culture, a progressive media collective comprised of TheCouchSessions.com
, Different Kitchen (DifferentKitchen.blogspot.com
) and Pleasedontstare.com
Art Direction by Shirt
Art Photography by Dred of Hot Mop Films
Design and Layout by Cmykvsrgb