Some of the best moments in life are often not recorded.
Some of our most beloved memories are lacking documentation.
Some of the most powerful conversations are without even a single word spoken. We have lost hundreds of beats, ideas, and rhythms, but somehow they seem to always return in some shape or fashion.
In practice, it is said that we journey OFF THE GRID hoping to help them find their way back. We are currently OTG.
When my good brother, Thaione Davis, reached out to me about creating this instrumental album, I immediately fell in love with the idea. It’s been a while since I’ve released some new music. Loopy Fiasco is my only other instrumental release and I dropped that back in 2017. I put my side of Off The Grid together with my newborn son laying in my arms and made sure every track had his approval. He definitely was an A&R on this one in his own way with his facial expressions. I’d look at his reactions in the studio to the sounds coming out of the monitors as pure as pure can get, since he was only four months old at the time. We listened and tweaked each track until I felt satisfied with the vibe. My goal was to bring people into a different environment through the music and use this album to take their mind to another place. Even if it’s just for a moment. I’m feeling very blessed at this point in my life and this album will be like a time capsule for these moments. I am very thankful and I look forward to you enjoying our art for years to come. PEACE
The relationship between a Virgo and a Scorpio is something different. We built different. We move with different curve. Complete opposites in many respects, yet in tune with a syncopated harmony not often understood. When paired together, what we offer to each other is a balance built on a signature foundation. There is a level of respect, both spoken and unspoken, that we share for each other which is unquestionable. Me and Rashid been 100 grand out the gate! Since day 1, no days off. As you move thru the years, the circle tends to shift rightfully so…there are only a few who I personally revere. Either it’s earned or burned. Simple shit. The fact that at any moment, we can nerd out on audio shit has always been a plus because we keep each other’s sword sharp and very well maintained. For those that know us personally, it is not surprising that we might go “off the grid” at random. Nothing personal, just an elusive character trait that we share. Currently occupied. Unavailable for discussion. Grinding and growing behind the curtain and out of the spotlight. We built different. We move with a different curve. Catch us if you can.
released September 1, 2023
Produced, Engineered, Arranged by Rashid Hadee for 2nd Life Recordings Hadee's 2nd Life (ASCAP) and Thaione Davis for Davis International / Emanuelle’s Theme Music (ASCAP)
Artwork by Congo Square Design Grp.
Photography by J. Hewitt / Cos The Shooter
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