I’ve experienced great turn-outs for shows and release parties for previous projects, but this Album of the Year go-around was a brand new experience. This time, it was more than just performing in front of large groups of people. There was a different energy in the air for these shows, a whole new vibe, a different high. I’ve been able to sell out large capacity venues over seas, but to get these turn-outs in the States shows that my five-year hustle since Sound of the City is really paying off.
The Detroit show, specifically, was something I’ve never experienced anywhere in the world, at any point in my entire career. To see 800 people come out to St. Andrews and show their support is a pretty big deal to me. That night was so special that I feel like it made people realize how far from dead the Detroit hip-hop scene is. I am proud to be a part of something great for my city.
All the love from fans who let me know they’re feeling the album and from those who came out to the various release parties (NY, San Francisco, Detroit and LA) has definitely given me even more inspiration to keep creating and to keep creating music that is honest and true to me. I can’t say “thank you” enough.
Detroit Album of the Year Release Party: From Rehearsal to the Show
Video and editing by The Work.
Detroit Album of the Year Release Party Photos
Photos by Patrick Daly.