UNICORN VOMIT wasn't supposed to happen. A mixtape that I had been promising since 2015, The Plight of the Centaur, was supposed to be have been released. After multiple setbacks, issues with recording, I began to lose faith in making it happen. Following a nasty breakup, months of depression and experimenting with recording on AudioDroid, a multi-track recorder app, UNICORN VOMIT began to take shape.
After the untimely transition of the God of music, Prince, I decided to stop being afraid, to stop making "safe" music and really open up my heart so I could heal. These songs were completely created from a stream of consciousness. No editing to make the impact more bareable. No dancing around topics that the black community avoids (homophobia, depression, suicide, etc). But really attacking it head on, fearless.
Complete with a digital booklet, these songs were ripped out of my heart's diary for all of us to acknowledge our pain and collectively heal together. They say unicorns are a thing of mysticism and you know what? They're wrong. Because we are that thing of mysticism.
released September 9, 2016
Written, recorded, engineered and produced by The IZM. (Anthony Lawrence Peterson/BMI) for Drowning Ophelia Entertainment in Newark, NJ. Additional engineering on "IN THIS BED ALONE" and "A PICTURE, A PROFILE" by Terrard "LMBRJCK-T" Robinson. Mastered by Vespertine for Garden Studios in Durham, NC.
Creative Consultants: God, D. Rashad Battle, Terrard “LMBRJCK-T” Robinson, Darlin “UnUsual” Contreras, Donavan Throne, Nathan Coney, Michael Stith, Isaac King, Michael Dior Golden, Jeremy Watson, Bianca Gray, Kevin “Kaoz” Moore, Miesha Purvis, Niesha Purvis, Dorian Bernard, Paulo Guerrero, Melissa Rosa Artest, Dion Hickles, Charles Yarbrough, Kiana Lee, Ramon Daniel, Tosin Mohammed, Dave Jackson and Vespertine.
Thank You: Thank you to God for the talent that you blessed me with. Thank you to my ancestors for putting me in a position to win. May this project remind me of my determination to create and bring my dreams into fruition. Thank YOU for the wherewithal to make it happen in the face of adversity. Thank you to Mommy, Dad and EVERYONE that has ever supported anything that I’ve ever done. For sharing and posting songs and videos, sharing my flyers for my shows, COMING to the shows and for your endless love and support. Thank you to my TRUE friends and family that love and support me even when I feel I don’t deserve it.
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