Committed to Christ, making hiphop music with purpose. The intent: provide music with a high level of skill (beats & bars) that provide hope for a dying world.
We believe that Jesus is the Son of God, God Himself, and that He became completely man. Conceived through the power of the Holy Spirit, He was born of the virgin Mary. Jesus lived a sinless life,
and chose to die as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people. He was bodily resurrected from the dead and appeared to many people. He now sits at the
"right hand of God" the highest place of honor and power - interceding and standing in to provide protection for the sins of His people (those who have accepted Him as Savior and Lord). He will come in glory to righteously judge all people based on their acceptance or rejection of Him. Jesus is the only way to bridge the gap of sin between God and people, thus He is the only way to have a relationship with God now, and have eternal life with God in heaven.
J E S U S = t h e O N L Y
" W A Y " 2 G O D .
The album entitled "...then Corporate America began swallowing whole..." Volume One, written, recorded, mixed and co-produced by The EXTRA is the long-awaited, follow-up to his well_received solo debut project, "116 Poems." Developed, designed and conceived for conscious, lo-fi, experimental, underground, boom-bap, hip-hoppers. The content includes songs that fill you with faith, fury, hope and joy. The songs found in this 12 track master_piece feature songs carefully crafted to inspire, spark thought, conversation, evoke nostalgia and make you feel real.
Words of life, passion, desperation, struggle, relating the joy & pain of our sometimes seemingly meaningless existence. This set will wake you from your sleep and won't fit nicely into the traditional #CHH, gospel, trap, drill,
grime or secular hip-hop space.
Topics range from suicide prevention on "i'llgotosleeptomorrow"
to the self-motivation 'trap national anthem', "MyNickNameIsGRAVY",
to his promise, the no 'sell_out' in the music industry theme song, "RamenDinners part 1 - Ain'tSignedByaMajor". Recently, Spotify & Soundcloud playlisters' and national radio program directors have been adding EXTRA's "Corporate America" to their broadcasts. Bloggers are giving it glowing, favorable & enthusiastic reviews and 'shout_outs.'
The world of social media: influencers, fine artists, fellow musicians, singers, rappers, models, 'FOLLOWERS', fans, record industry insiders, video/radio programmers and music enthusiasts WORLD_WIDE are starting to realize that EXTRA has something 'EXTRA-ordinary' and refreshing to offer today's
music scene. Yet, his basic message: "faith' is vitally important
and necessary in these modern_times in which we live.
"...Corporate America..." Vol. One, features sincere & compassionate talk about The Lord Jesus Christ; inner_city/street_life; leadership in the African-American community; my conversion from Islam to Christianity; socio_political issues; a history lesson on legendary NYC hip-hop radio DJ's - Red Alert & Marley Marl; the #BLM movement; and it also serves as a vehicle to showcase
EXTRA's exceptional lyrical ability.
Though the road has been punishing and he has had to trudge many miles, alone for many years on his journey, it has not been for nought. Traveling far from the safety of home, crossing many a rough river water, walking that
singular, path to greatness, he has experienced some achievement.
Throughout the years he has been in rap groups (The Class, U.B.U.) &
rock bands (ORE), has made the rounds in the music industry,
studying music & fashion design professionally (Bard College,
Fashion Institute of Technology), and most notably being an
accomplished, award-winning, multi-disciplined artist
(film/video, fine art, photography, web/graphic
design, aerosol art, creative writing, etc).
Although EXTRA has not reached the plateaus he has
dreamed of (as of yet), with this NEW album he is finally claiming his spot in the hip-hop/rap game & pop_music worlds, respectively. Shocking & amazing with elaborate, dense, low_end rich, bass driven, heavy, sound_scapes accompanied by awe_inspiring, video vanguard, music videos(directed
by The EXTRA who is also an award-winning video artist & formally
trained, professional filmmaker). On this album he is putting
every recording artist, rapper & music producer on notice!
Alerting the music & entertainment community that
the future has arrived! Impending doom for the
competition is not only nigh - but it is here!
The mission statement is simply this: "My name is The EXTRA and i make music."
The meaning behind the title "...then Corporate America began swallowing whole..." is that after this project the music industry, MC's, DJ's, musicians,
producers, songwriters, arrangers, record label executives, publishers,
program directors, playlisters, social media influencers, press, video
outlets, bloggers, booking agents, club/festival promoters, venue
owners, managers, entertainment attorneys, record stores,
distributors, retail chain stores, music collectives
and music rights organizations,
music fans / fanatics / followers /
aficionados, every one,
going to have
to STOP, pay
. S p o u t . O n e . as . an . a l l y . 2 . God .
Coming soon!!! "...then Corporate America began swallowing whole..." Volume Two.
The single "MyMind" is available now on SoundCloud, YouTube & Spotify!!!!!
RELEASE DATE .
FALL 2022 / WINTER 2023 .
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