This interview took place on: November 20, 2006
Soul P: My journey has been a lot of work, a lot of hardships, and a lot of
learning that has taught me a whole lot. So itís been a lot of fun. I released my first solo
record in 2003 called Simply Soul and then released my second indie record
The Soul Affect, and it dropped in January of this year.
So I have been grinding for a little bit now, And now Iíve got The Premiere coming out.
I get a lot of inspiration from lifeís surroundings. Really, thatís all I draw from, my own soul
and what I deal with on a personal level.
*laughs* I feel good if thatís what he thinks, thatís true to him. And I accept it
and I just do me and be myself in the midst of everything.
Man, I honestly love all of the joints! But at this moment, the joints I have been listening to the
most are: ďGoodness,Ē ďHey Young Man,Ē ďHear My Cry,Ē and ďIím the Street.Ē
Soul P: It is a very musical record, a lot of live instruments - from strings and
bass to guitar. So it is very soulful and when we go commercial, we take you there. Lyrically, itís
Soul P doing what I do best. I deal with issues concerning the ghetto, America, love, grinding,
trusting in Christ, etc. Iíve always kept what I do simple and straight to the point.
Soul P: Yea, itís got a whole lot of potential, thatís why we are utilizing
all the options that we have from shooting videos to radio to touring, etc. So for us, to
push forward that potential into making it happen, it's a lot of foot we are doing, which
any artist that has done anything major, they know itís a lot of work to make that potential pop.
Soul P: Basically that is a joint talking about my wife and the way she makes
me feel, and women that are in menís lives that stick by us through everything, even when we are not
good men to the women we are with.
Soul P: Pretty much what the title is. Grinding is working hard and doing
it for God at the same time, but being relentless about it at the same time and not taking shorts.
We Go Hard!
Soul P: This is a joint about artists that just do it for the money and
donít care about how their music is affecting [and] ruining lives. And the only reason they do it
for is the money, without even considering the souls that are listening.
Soul P: I would love to collaborate with Jonny Lang! That dudeís voice is sick and
heís just got style! In the future, I am in talks with a few cats, just building relationships
with cats, so we will see in the future...
Soul P: Just better music and constant growth, and more stuff that is universal,
I feel, for the masses without comprising the Good news. And I feel the artist needs to be more
unified and not criticize other artists cause they donít do it like them. Cause I have done that
before and realized that ainít helping the movement at all. We all need to support each other and
I feel in that, the Spirit, God, would open a lot more doors for the genre as a whole.
Soul P: New joints for the next recordÖ doing a lot of brainstorming right now,
collecting tracks and things like that. Iím also recording a few series for this thing we are
doing called "Getting in with Soul P." It should be real cool for the people to see,
it's me in another element just enjoying myself and clowning around with people I just met right on
Soul P: Hopefully y'all go pick up the record and hopefully y'all enjoy it and
hear my heart as an artist and a man. And look out for a lot more from ya boy Soul P. and
always keep God first. Peace and Blessings from Soul P.
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