[With summer heatwaves taking over the nation, Baltimore’s Damond Blue tells SOHH the inspiration behind releasing his new “Blessonz” free album.]

At the end of the day, I record lots and lots of music. I record a lot. I record a lot of music. Don’t get it twisted, it’s nothing at all. This is a whole ‘nother ball game.

I’m taking this on the road and creating a different lane for myself. That’s what I’m trying to do. I have a lot of support and people come to me.

Who buys music? At the end of the day, it’s an art form and I wanted to represent the art. It wasn’t really about the money for me.

It’s a bonus but I actually love what I do and I’m so confident in what I do that I feel in these days and time, a lot of people don’t have it or there are people who are less fortunate and want to hear some great music.

They can go to Downtown Locker Room [in Baltimore, Maryland] and iTunes and download and just buy something that’s actually worth it.

It’s worth it. You’re going to get a journey and hear it like, “D*mn, he really just gave this away?”

It’s no garbage with it at all. I’m just trying to do something different and let people know. Drake’s first sh*t, was a mixtape that was given away. That’s the album he got signed off of.

He could have went different ways and tried to put it in stores, deal with companies, it‘s cool but nobody knew who Drake was until it got out there.

That’s what my thing was. I just gave it away. There’s no need to hold onto it. It’s about timing and it’s about trusting your brand and the way your team is built.

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