I am the emcee for Chicago Bands Sidewalk Chalk and Treehouse and the founder of the artist collective known as The Gala. This is my first solo project.
Proceeds from the purchase of this album will go to pay back Jacob's Well, the organization that paid my way to Haiti and gave me the chance to work with some amazing kids. These particular children are orphans living in severe poverty outside of Port-au-Prince. Some are unable to be adopted because their records have been lost. The work that Jacob's Well is doing is helping to prepare the youth for life after foster care with education, job skills as well as giving them some enjoyment for the time being. In the short term they are also giving 0% interest micro loans to people who want to start businesses there. I was so impressed by the spirit of the people I met there and want to do as much as possible to contribute to this place.
The album is a collection of tracks I produced over the past two years and lyrics written over the past 3 months. This album is pretty personal and I get to talk about family, race, activism, loving yourself, being on the road, faith, violence in Chicago, The Gala, and Haiti among other topics.
Special thanks to My family including my Grandfather (Wolf) my Grandmothers, Mom, Dad, Sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins aunts and uncles, Sidewalk Chalk, Treehouse, Jacob's Well, Greenpeace Chicago, Citypoint Community Church, Chresten Hyde, The Gala Chicago and all of my friends who are contributing to this project.
released 13 January 2014
Written by Rico Sisney
Produced by Rico Sisney
Engineered by Chresten Hyde and Colin Sipos
Mixed by Chresten Hyde
Mastered by Colin Sipos
Recorded at Minbal Studios and Earhole Studios
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