It is not everyday that I come across an unknown artist who has the power to change my whole outlook on music and where I am with my own career. I have been in a funk for a long time coming. I feel like I am in a never ending existential dilemma. Then I read this Daily Beast article that featured NYC rapper Prince Harvey. He has an interesting story and is the only artist to be featured on the EDM blog with a song that has no instruments or drums. 100% boppable acapella music.
- Being in and out of depression has left me drained on many levels. Then I read Prince Harvey's story on the Daily Beast. Prince recorded his latest album, PHATASS, in an Apple store on a display computer after his laptop crashed leaving him with no means to make music. Just the fact that he can create a piece of art that is full of raw emotion and rhythm using the bare essentials blows my mind. It is truly inspiring.
- On top of his intuitiveness to record an album on a display Mac, he also had something to say about being broke. “I don’t think I’m poor. Poor is a mentality. I mean, I can be broke—no money in my pocket—but I’ve never been poor. I’ve been rich my whole life..." - Prince Harvey via Daily Beast.
- The song itself is raw and unfiltered. The production is choppy and simplistic which makes it all the better. I always get myself down thinking about how I am a broke college student living in the most expensive city in the US. It is really depressing. However, if I can adopt the same mentality as Prince Harvey, I think I will be okay. You don't need a dime to be rich.
Thank you Prince Harvey for giving me a new outlook on life. Go support this legendary artist on Soundcloud and watch out for his album PHATASS (Prince Harvey At The Apple Store: SoHo) dropping July 27th.