This album is dedicated to the edge of my adolescence.
These songs were recorded in my last stages of being a teenager.
Upon meeting Smoov, I gave him a project titled “80’s Baby” to let him completely produce, but getting further into the creative process, we realized the project had two different sides.
Giving him the minimum of 30 songs I wrote to create homes for, I figured a double disc would be doing the most with not enough on the side, so… I split them up into two parts.
PART I: “Some Time In December, 1987” which symbolizes when I was conceived and the earlier stages of my teenage years: finding myself. Learning myself. KNOWING myself. Being introduced to a new me everyday and figuring out where to go next.
PART II: “80’s Baby” is closing out my teen years… turning 20, facing some demons head on that I felt I couldn’t handle before, saying goodbye to a way of life I’ve lived for 6 years and entering a new phase.
This part of the 80’s Baby series is very grungy.
One would suggest every track on the album is pretty much songs you would normally hear rappers on.
Part 2 is rather spaced out and experimental with remnants of vintage R&B.
Me and Mike’s musical marriage has become extremely unpredictable in every way to the point where neither one of us know what either of us will like… which happens to be one of my favorite relationships.
So… without further a due… I present to you the first installment of the “80’s Baby” series: “Some Time In December, 1987”.
released 25 December 2011
All Songs Written and Arranged by Durand Bernarr.
All Songs Produced by Michael "Smoov" Simmons (@MikeSmoov216) Except for "HEY YOU (Letter to my Childhood)" which was produced my James Yancy (aka J. Dilla) and "SILENT" which was co-produced by Michael Simmons and Don Tisdale (@YungTrump).
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