Singled Out: "At This Point In My Career, I Constantly Have To Get Myself Through Certain Moments"
Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 2:00PM
[SOHH highlights a hot record each Tuesday and offers a unique look at the track in Singled Out. After Busta Rhymes broke down his "Make It Look Easy" anthem, G-Note's Governor explains how his pro-President Barack Obama "Stand Up" tribute came together.]
When I was putting "Stand Up" together, I was trying to get a vibe for what makes people move. And so I decided to come up with something inspirational with a good tempo and a good pace that will get people out of their seats.
So I got the record done and then got a call from the label saying we had some connects inside the political campaign. They really started to think about connecting the song to the campaign. It sounded like a good idea to me at the time.
The song turned into an opportunity and the opportunity was the song. It was perfect timing.
I did the song out here in Los Angeles. We were just brainstorming, trying to come up with some different things. I sort of set out in a direction for the European crowd, [with the fast tempos], I wanted to get a song together that would move people. And then there it was, it was just the magic in the air.
This song was just as inspirational for me because at this point in my career, I constantly have to talk to myself and get myself through certain moments and tell myself, "Hey, stand up, let's keep going. Let's keep working. The battle isn't over yet. Let's keep going, let's keep going until we reach our goal."
So the song is as inspirational to me as I hope it is for everyone else who listens to it.
Originally from Charles City, Virginia, U.S.A, Governor was formely signed to T.I.'s Grand Hustle label, he is a R&B singer who signed with G-Unit Records back in 2009. Since then, he has been touring with G-Unit and featured on albums from 50 Cent and Lloyd Banks. It is believed that his third studio album will be released under the label.
Check out Governor's "Stand Up" below: