Introducing the NEW album from A.P.T….
Featuring 14 HOT tracks:
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INSIGHT INTO AN ALBUM:
Way, waaaaaaay back in January, I was going out to dinner at Benihana for my birthday. I was sitting in the lobby with my Aunt Debi waiting for my other 2 friends to arrive, when I noticed 2 boys to the right of me – they looked to be of pre-teen age – staring in my direction.
A few seconds after I saw them, they came over to me and asked the following question:
“Excuse me… are you the ‘O-bama Mixtape’ guy?”
I was in shock. The year is now 2011, and these two kids were referencing a mixtape I put out almost 3 years ago while living in Atlanta. Of course, it helps that the mixtape contained my unexpected worldwide smash hit, “Obama Milli Remix,” a song so popular that it helped “The O-Bama Mixtape” get downloaded over 10,000 times.
And, although I have been recognized a few times in public before, it was the first time I was able to see just how far my demographic went in terms of the younger crowd – the oldest kid here couldn’t be more than 13, which means he wouldv’e been 10 or 11 when the mixtape came out.
More importantly, though, they seemed to be very excited to meet me. Like, really, they were giddy. Giddy! They were like “OMG, we thought it was you, we’re such HUGE fans!!” It was surreal. I thanked them for the kind words and told them I’d have more music coming out soon.
In reality… well, it was true: I had released my “Prince of Parody Vol. 1″ album back in October 2010, but I hadn’t really focused on recording my own new original material. Up until that point, I didn’t think anyone really cared all that much about listening to tracks of mine that were originals… but now, with this one incident, I became motivated to do it again!
And now, some 11 months later, the album is finally here!
Okay, so I’m sure you’re probably curious as to WHY I named my album what I named it. First off, for legal purposes I must state the following: The character of “Justin Beeber” – spelled with two e’s in his last name – is fictional; any person living or named with a similar-sounding name is strictly coincidental.
Anyway: so, this fictional Beeber guy that I made up, is a guy who sings poppy songs that make girls cry. However, he recently decided to try his hands at rapping. As a fan of hip-hop, I always hate the idea of random people trying their hand at rapping simply because “it’s something to try.” In the process, they don’t take into account the history of the genre, the importance of song choice, or the fact that not everyone needs to rap.
So, one of the reasons I named the album “Justin Beeber Must Die” is to emphasize that point. The other reason? Eh, I thought it would be a catchy title that would get me some attention. And if you’re reading this, that means it worked!
The album itself is on par with my previous stuff. Many artist say “oh, this is my best work” with every album. Me, I feel like I’ve been pretty consistent with each album. I always try to come up with songs that are slightly different from what else is currently out, and did the same for this one. I will say that I did go for different types of beats – some with pre-recorded choruses and/or samples not being used…
I also made sure to pick out different producers to mix up the sounds of the beats. I still got my beats from Kaptain Kutta (formerly King Kut/K.K.O.F.), 4 of which made this album. I also used beats from Mister K.A., Koncept Beats, Beat Basement, Heavyweight Beats… AND, I produced two of the tracks as well: the Michael Jackson-inspired (and sampled) “Second 2 None” and “Mr. Plow,” which I’m pretty sure is going to be a HUGE hit once I make the right video for it…
The album is a FREE download. However, if you’d like to further support me, you can go to the official site for the album, www.JustinBeeberMustDie.com, and send in a donation. Thanks for the support, and enjoy the album!