Tuesday, October 16, 2007

MAJA's EXODUS '08!?!??!?

For starters, I gotta say this: If you want something bad enough, you'll do what you need to in order to make it happen. I mean, I did it with the Amalgam Project. I suited up, jumped into my Eva unit, and said, "Screw it." And then I started making moves, hitting up who I needed to, shelling out cash where I needed to... doing what I could to make the Amalgam come to life. And boy, is it alive and kicking better than I could have ever imagined.

I ended up in the Phoenix NEWTIMES biggest edition of the year; I have been invited to cons that have taken a liking to my music; I have a fan-base that's growing larger and larger every day; I have even been on TV in JAPAN! But I'm not done yet. In fact, I haven't even started yet lol...I have all these ideas in my head that I need to get out and into a stereo near you. The more albums I sell, the more stuff I can get done, so I want to thank EVERYONE who has purchased or downloaded my album. You guys and gals are off the chain!

People have started to question my motives with this album, asking what I truly expect to happen with my music. "Is it nerdcore hip-hop, otaku hip-hop, new school, underground, J-hop?" lol... I used to get confused myself when trying to answer the question, but it's getting easier now. The answer: It's underground, new school hip-hop first and foremost. My goal with this album was to take you from sub-genre to sub-genre through each track. I think I did a good job with it, but hey, I'm the one who made it, so I'm not going to have anything negative to say.

I need to keep studying Japanese, too. My mind is totally confused now. I don't get ideas in English anymore. I'll start thinking of things to say in JAPANESE and Spanish and I'll get all giddy cuz I don't know where the hell it comes from. I mean, if I was studying Japanese right now, I'd be able to think of even MORE stuff to rap lol... Anyone else bi or tri-lingual? I feel like I have 3 vaults of vocab to pull from whenever I want. I wonder if other writers, singers, etc feel the same way with their craft.

I want to take a trip to Japan for 90 days. I think to myself, "Do you know how much better your Japanese would become if you just landed over there like a space alien and was fully immersed in their culture?!?!?" I know of people who have gone to Japan for months and gotten homesick. heh, I say. I don't know what homesick is.

Have you ever met it? This "homesickness"? The nomad in me is totally ignorant of such an emotion. I'd be a total bookworm in Japan... no, wait.. I lie. I'd be the loudest dude in the country! haha... I would be talking to EVERYONE! And I'd be somewhere rapping because Japan wouldn't know what to do with me. MMMMMMM...and the SAKE... I'd be drinking sake too... and soaking up all the culture that I could. But how could I afford such an adventure...

It's easy: MOOCHING! haha... Well., not really. I'd need to save up a lot. Maybe rent the condo out? I'd sell it, but the market's HORRID right now and I'd be a fool to put it on the market again. Get someone to sign a 12-month lease... hmmm... Now we're getting somewhere. Then I'd get a 3rd job to accumulate funds faster? I'm literally thinking through this right now lol... Is this boring for you? haha... I'll stop...I'll just tell you what I'd call it: MAJA's Exodus '08. I picked that name because it reminds me of Utada's Exodus of '04. Sounds lucky to me.

Let's see if it happens lol... I know where I could stay for 90 days, so I wouldn't need a hotel. Now I can't stop thinking about it.

I guess that's all for now.



1 comment:

Church said...

Do it. The japan thing, I mean. Do it for a week if that's all you can afford. I did a week immersion in ASL and learned more then than I did in all the months I had put in beforehand.