The homie Classik is back and this time with a new name and album. Formerly known as Big C, I’ve known this artist from years ago when I had him on The Come Up Show Radio freestyling and playing his music. When you’ve been in the game for a while there is this inevitable journey you go through when you might be doubting yourself and asking if this journey is worth it. Let’s face it, being a rapper in Canada isn’t the easiest career path or even a hobby because you put so much effort into your creative expression and sometimes you may not see the payoff. I’ve interviewed hundreds of artists and you hear some of the stories on the podcast and you’ll know this is common.
Classik’s album Gravity represents that similar path and I’ll let him tell you in his own words.
Gravity is an album that represents who I am at this stage, as I advance further in my music career. The album begins on a vulnerable note, as I am expressing my insecurities as an artist – how it is scary to think that so many artists end up losing their passion and drive…to conform to what is expected of them in this world. I then start to deal with the pressure of all of that stress – the weight on your shoulders.
Moving forward in the album, I deal with the passing of time, how you are raised to live a life with just four walls around you, and it is up to you to break free from those constraints (from gravity) and be who you really want to be. The album goes on to deal with the struggle of launching your career as a musician. It is difficult to know who to trust, what papers to sign, where to put your efforts.
Then, I explore the balance between finally making music a full-time thing, doing what you love, versus doing what society expects of you. As the album gets closer to the end, I show just how seriously I am taking these next moves and next steps in my music career. I am giving everything I do 100% of my effort, I am only creating music I can be truly proud of. It is important to do what you love. Life is not just a cubicle; get out of your comfort zone. Be you. The album ends on an uplifting note, with a track that represents the light at the end of the tunnel. Success, whatever success may mean to you. I leave you on a high note here, feeling free from the constraints of gravity. Classik