Skyed! What’s good Humans and Aliens? This your boy Brey again, back for a second helping. If you didn’t catch my journal entry last week, make sure you go back and check that.
Last week, I went on a vacation/business trip to North Carolina’s Outer Banks aka The OBX for a full week. My efforts included working a basketball camp (not sure if I mentioned it, but I played pro ball overseas after college) and getting some recording/producing done on the beach. The 9-11 year old team that I was coaching won the championship in the camp tournament. 2 years in a row! Skyed.
The beach brought out the calm in me, but also opened up some different lanes in my lobes. Considering most of the time I was not sober (in a whole other mind frame), I worked the camp from 7am-2pm and after that it was every man for himself. Let’s just say I was going SUPER HARD on the FAR EAST COAST BEACH enjoying MY LIFE. Unlimited alcohol and more vices to get into. It was the 4th of July weekend so the beach was filled with tourists and foreigners. Lots of beautiful women, DELICIOUS FRESH SEA FOOD, and hot weather! What more could you ask for?!
Another thing that was really chill was that there were SO MANY interracial couples there! Never seen so many in one place before in my life! I dig. Skyed.
It’s always better for me to go other places and create. Staying in one spot has never been positive for my craft. I figured this out early in the game. Every mixtape I have ever done was never fully recorded in my hometown. I always make sure I hit another state or city to bring out different elements in my music. Something about the water, ingredients, or air in new places help expand my content past what I’m used to while still remaining grounded in High Point. Skyed.
I love traveling and I’m constantly around people who love the same. While in OBX, we found ourselves listening over and over to a specific track of mine because it relates to so many people who enjoy upping their world mileage. The track is called “Passport Stamps” I produced and wrote the music while in Reykjavik, Iceland during one of my Pro basketball seasons there. Very nostalgic track with all original production and no samples.
“Passport Stamps” is basically about hitting the ground of an unfamiliar place and being on your own. Living. With this track I hope to inspire the people that feel like they are stuck in their city. I’ve felt the same way, so I can relate. All true stories. No fiction. Skyed.