5 Reasons Why You Should Buy...: "Sometime In New York City, Vol. 1": "I Saw Jay-Z When He Was Still Unknown"
Tuesday, Aug 2, 2011 5:15PM
[With the new release of Sometime In New York City, Vol. 1 EP, Brooklyn-bred rapper Ciph Boogie gives you five reasons to pick up his latest project.]
The first reason you should get it is because it's quality music. It's been a long time coming and I really put my all into it. I feel like I grew a lot, personally, on this project. The mindset I had is different on here and you'll see it shows a lot of growth. It's very mature compared to all of the other stuff I've done previously.
Another reason you should get this is because I'm inspired by the human experience. This project is really influenced by John Lennon. It was the whole idea of his song writing skills as far as like the brute honesty and the whole, "I'm not the best person in the world, but I'm looking to improve that." That's why I did the project. I'm inspired by the human experience. I think for anybody that's listening to the album, I think you'll be inspired too because we're all humans. There's a strong connection. It will make a connection for somebody listening, as far as being human and artistic.
3. No Excuses
I made sure this is available everywhere for you to get. It's on iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster and a bunch of other digital outlets. It's also on Amazon MP3s. So it's everywhere for you to get. There's no excuses for why you can't get it.
4. Concrete Jungle Swag
The title, Sometime In New York City, Vol. 1, is actually the same name as one of John Lennon's records, "Sometime In New York City." I think the next one that I'll do will be more of a full-length project. I decided to make this EP to get everybody more familiar with me as an artist. I want people to hear my music and see where I'm coming from musically. I want them to see where I'm coming from and to get everyone familiar with me. This will hopefully gather a following and it will go up to the next step. I plan on getting more and more personal as the brands go on. I wanted to capture on this one the boldness of New York. I want people to know that this is a New Yorker talking to you.
5. Jigga What, Jigga Who?
You should buy this because musically I am influenced by Jay-Z. I'm even more influenced by the songwriters and performers before him who have contributed to music as well like Michael Jackson, John Lennon, the Beatles, Elton John. I used to hang out with my grandmother a lot, back in the days when I was about 7 or 8. She actually used to live in Marcy Projects. She lived downstairs from Jay-Z's best friend, Ta Ta. So my grandmother knew his mother. I would see him and Jay-Z hanging out. I saw Jay-Z when he was still unknown. At the time, Jay was still unknown and I didn't know who he was back then. He was on the underground. But as I saw him coming up, I began to see him getting bigger. I remember around the time In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 was out, I saw him in an Expedition and saw him get out of the car and I remember just staring at him in shock. We just stared at each other. I know he was like, "Why is this kid looking at me. Get outta my face." But I was still in awe. I remember my mom saying, "All right boy, let's go."
You Decide. Will you purchase Sometime In New York City, Vol. 1?
Check out the EP below: