Review Fix chats with Wordsmith, who discusses his creative process and goals for his upcoming album, Perspective Jukebox.
Wordsmith is the always-professional, ever-expanding, worldwide movement based out of Baltimore, MD. His mission is to entertain and educate through a Message of Purpose, and always by example relate that message through clean, quality, and marketable Music for the Masses.
Wordsmith’s 5 release Perspective Jukebox will be released Friday, July 21st via NU Revolution Entertaintment.
The emcee from Baltimore looks to represent his city on national and international stages with his Consciou-Commercial Hip-Hop and theatrical stage shows. Free of profanity, full of message driven content and fun for all ages Wordsmith’s music is considered blue collar to the core.
Making great strides in the independent music scene Wordsmith was accepted into the Grammy voting committee due to his numerous songwriting credits over the years. His label NU Revolution Entertainment is recognized by his alma mater Salisbury University as a certiﬁed alumni business. Major accomplishments include being a Top 5 winner in the Great American Song Contest, touring Africa & Israel for Wordsmith’s American Music Abroad Tour, Five Artist to Watch Presented by JBL, featured music at Red bulls BC One World Final, a spread in the Baltimore Sun Newspaper Fall Arts Guide and coverage of Wordsmith’s Hip Hop narration for “Carnival of the Animals” with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra from January 11th, 14th and February 10th, 2018.
Review Fix: How did you get involved in music?
Wordsmith: My musical journey began in 2009 when I opened up my entertainment company NU Revolution. I chose entertainment over strictly a label because I’m an actor and director as well, so my business isn’t centered on just music.
Review Fix: What makes your brand special?
Wordsmith: I would say the way I deliver my brand of Hip Hop; I describe it as conscious commercial because it’s popular music with a message. I don’t believe in making throw away records that have no impact on our everyday lives. I like to party like the next man, but I just try to make music with some class.
Review Fix: What’s your creative process like?
Wordsmith: My creative process is very organic; something I changed to about 5 years ago. I found myself writing a lot of music during my travels and tours so finding a pen/paper was frustrating at times. To combat this I started piecing my verses together in my mind 4 bars at a time while coming up with my hooks and bridges during the recording process. This also allowed me to make changes on the go and know a song so well I could record it and perform it the same night.
Review Fix: What makes you different?
Wordsmith: I care about what I say and the way the youth looks at me. I’m here to set a realistic example of success as music videos and artists in general have a tendency to promote a life they don’t really live. Being you, honest and relatable to everyday people is important to me.
Review Fix: What’s your standout song on the album? How was it written?
Wordsmith: This is tough to answer but my standout song would have to be a record called “The Promise”. I wanted to write a nice Hip Hop Ballad which isn’t common or done too much these days. It’s an uplifting and deep record with great lyrics, commercial production and a catchy hook. The Promise is a part of my new album, “Perspective Jukebox”, up for Pre-order on ITunes and Amazon right now.
Review Fix: What are your goals for 2017?
Wordsmith: Well, this is my first time having a publicist for an album release so I’m expecting to raise my profile and get to the next level career wise. Too many artists are talented, but don’t have the proper promotion to get their music heard; it pains me to see this. Where I’m at in my career mass audiences need to hear and see my music, so I’m expecting to make a career jump in 2017!
Review Fix: What makes your latest album special?
Wordsmith: It’s a great mix of perspectives on life while keeping the listener entertained with catchy records they can learn quickly. To me it’s the best of both worlds; for those who love lyrics and those who love popular music it caters to both.
Review Fix: How do you want your music to affect people?
Wordsmith: I want my music to encourage people to have purpose in their life! No more waking up and going through the motions; instead be motivated to find your place in life!
Review Fix: What’s next?
Wordsmith: I’m preparing to work with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in January/February 2018. I will be performing original Hip Hop narration I wrote for a musical composition called “Carnival of the Animals”. Part of the reason we are collaborating on this is to open more cultures up to classical music!
Review Fix: Anything else you’d like to add?
Wordsmith: Please support my new album “Perspective Jukebox” dropping on July 21st!
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