Well the release of my UNconditional e.p. is HARDLY GAME OVER!!!! There’s so much work to be done I literally wouldn’t dream of celebrating beyond a few quick stolen moments to enjoy how far I’ve come. If you’ve been following this blog for a while then you know how far I have come. (If you haven’t, be sure to look at my previous posts and follow the journey).
Though I have come a long way in this journey. I’m not done or even close for that matter. Now I have to create visuals, continue to build my brand, improve my performances, and Break this Record!!!
As you can tell I’ve GOT HELLA WORK TO DO!!! Not to worry as usual I’m going to take my time and do it a bit at a time. I’ll certainly keep you all posted on the progress I make as time wears on.
Let me tell you how long it took to get here. . . Damn near a YEAR!!! The UNconditional E.P. is just an introduction! In this introduction you’re going to get 5 raw tracks which capture my Versatility, Authenticity and my inner most defining characteristics. . . Definitely an open book. As you may know Im always about being honest w/ self and others and though I only give a tiny glimpse of that with the UNconditional E.P. I’m sure you’ll soon figure out how far the rabbit hole can go.
With UNconditional I know you’ll find something you love!
Copyright Organization really got me bent!!! Its been 8 almost 9 months since I registered my last copyright! They have gotten TOTALLY OUTTA HAND AND IM NOT HERE FOR IT! FIRST OF ALL Copyright used to take 4 MONTHS MAX!!! Now I pay more wait more and yall cant even meet your own deadlines???
I previously posted about my one EP Release Singles, Savage, but I didnt include the EP Release date. I now have a set date for the Release of my DEBUT EP Release. While Im not sharing the exact date I am giving out hints. If you know me personally or are willing to do background research to find out you know the date! ITS MY BIRTHDAYYYY!!!!
YES so I decided to realease my DEBUT EP on My birthday since its on a FRIDAY and the perfect amount of time from now. So if you know when my Birthday is then you know the date of my release, if not… NOT to worry I will be sharing the date very soon. There are a lot of things to be done between now and then so you will surely find out VERY SOON!
I won’t get excited until I have gotten everything complete and ready, But I will shout it out and let it be known to the world that the purpose … the journey is in full effect and I will not slow down until we have results.
Tonight I’m going to Crowbar to join the Hip Hop League. It’s certainly gonna help me boost my material, my connections, and my knowledge of other opportunities that may arise. The draft is tonight but the League competition portion doesn’t start until January. I been low-key excited about this for a minute😏 Secretly counting down the days. I’m pretty sure me missing King Of The Stage, a Hip Hop Competition here in Tampa Founded by Aych the man with the plan… anyway I was pretty sick I had to work that day; so now I’m showing up to the Hip Hop League although I’m not Totally or Exclusively a Hip Hop artist. But I’m a Golden Ticket Toot toot lol
Let’s assess: I’m new to the game of the Music Business (The creative side has been there since FOREVER) BUT I Write Rap and Sing … I ain’t gone say it out loud but I’m cute too and Put in the right situation I’mma buss my ass to reach my goals. Just as long as ain’t nobody lookin for no pussy we cool🙄😒😂😂😂😂 TMI but had to be said 😂😂😂 I suppose I’m just looking for the right mixture… I realize there ain’t one so I gotta go with whatever’s clever and come out on top! All in all this is going to be a good look. All around positives and I can ease into the Tampa scene without being Obnoxious about it… Which I totally could be😏 Maybe that last statement ☝🏾is exactly what I need… to be Obnoxious??? Should I be Obnoxious 🤔… Whacha think? See ya tonight 😉
Qualah attended Cx1 Djs World Wide Conference Call
A great way to hear whats up and coming and network and make connections. The best part about it is if you have a busy schedule or work during the day you can still tune in to new knowledge when you’re all done with everything.
This is really the approach of getting to the top or the vision or the path. All I’m saying is you gotta consistently participate in something. I really have to be doing all that I can and this is a part of it! I’m happy to be a part of the call Im getting bits of information that someone may need in the future. Im able to here the insides … What we need, what we’re looking for, whats frustrating. I just gotta say I gather a wealth of info from these calls and conferences and events.
So last night I pulled up at the Crowbar to perform live on Da Cypher Open Mic night. The show is usually set to start a 11pm I got there at about 10:45pm. When I get there the list is full of names and you can actually choose what # you are when you go up. Of course numbers 3-9 were full so I had 1,2 or, 10-15 to choose from. I chose #2 which ultimately meant #1. I get up on stage perform Remedy & Weight in that order. So here’s what I saw, liked and didn’t.
#1 They had reverb on the mic. At times I liked it especially for singers but while talking it was a lil weird… Moving on! I sang ok I really feel like I’ve gotta get back on my vocal lessons cuz lately my voice been missin … Like it does the BARE MINIMUM you hear me LOL… Like “Boo I’ll getchu thru but dont be expecting no adele out this MF” LMAO nah but real talk I just know that my voice can do much more and I need to get it together to my level anyway. I just dont wanna be out here thinkin Im soundin good when really I sound like …
I don’t wanna be that singer. SO I CRITQUE MYSELF CONSTANTLY AND THOROUGHLY!!! #ThatIsAll
#2 There are a lot of talented artists in the Bay Area.. Really makes me wonder why Tampa Bay ain’t really on the map. Like whats going on behind the scenes??? Are some of them really fakin, are some people not that serious, are some people not that into it! For all of the people i’ve seen, to be doing what they are doing for the length of time (for some) …. Whats really going or not going on!
They say once you reach 10,000 hours in your industry you become pretty much an expert and from there you should be, by then, at the height of your career.
I see a lot of artist who are always at shows always performing, so what is it?!?!? Have they not quite reached their 10,000 hours, are they choosing to only put on for the city, are they really just getting started, or are they not sure which path they want to take? Are some people just needing guidance but dont want to have it?? A very valid question.
Ultimately I am making this MY BUSINESS. Of which I WILL be earning a living income from. With that being said I can’t see myself sustaining that business while constantly shelling out money and not recouping any of it. YES I KNOW THE SAYING
IT TAKES MONEY TO MAKE MONEY.
I know the saying to be true, But I also know that spending your money wisely can be the difference between a successful and an unsuccessful business which is ultimately what you are when you’re an artist … You are A BUSINESS!
I just want to make sure I’m successful and I’m not making costly mistakes that could keep me from living the life I want and deserve to live. Yes this is my dream but my dream is also a means for me to accomplish all of the other things I want to in my life. For me it doesn’t just stop at a dream (for myself) I wanna see my people not just doing good but excelling and doing FUCKIN GREAT!
Not judging but observing with the intention to learn from other peoples mistakes, something I’ve never really done but I see the value in it by not wasting my time doing something thats already be proving to not work.
I just keep it 100.
Either way it goes I do like what im seeing. From some people I learn, from other I learn… I’m observing watching listening and learning, at this point thats all I can do. My writing is straigth my art is good, its my business that I’m focused on now!
I love the scene at Crowbar its a nice lil spot. The guy who runs the show seems like a cool dude. He seems to be good people which is always great.
All in all I’m learning I’m grinding I’m pushing the dream. I’m here to stay
Recently, Florida rapper/singer Qualah decided to make her mark in the music game and released her first ep entitled UNconditional.
While some artists try to jam all of themselves into their first project, Unconditional is only an introduction to Qualah’s many sides. Like cracking open a book, a blunt, or a brewski, you’re bound to find your vice in Unconditional.
UNconditional proves that one can be a lady where she wants to be and a freak when she wants to be. The five-track ep has a huge “can I live?” vibe, from resurrecting harmonies about being your queen to dropping bars about getting your self-respect up, hints of Qualah’s personal journey can be heard throughout the ep on every level.
On the ep’s opening track “Savage”, (first of all, love the title) Qualah finesses a motivational r&b track into a thuggy dedication to defining your own character.
Savage is basically a history lesson, a call to my people to take a moment to think about cause and effect of harmful behaviors. For example Men calling women a “Bitch” in “Savage” I express the cause and effect by showing and/or expressing the end result i.e. women calling themselves “Bad Bitch” It all seems harmless but is essentially detrimental to the psyche. Women openly disrespect themselves… How can you expect someone else to respect you when you don’t respect yourself.
While I try not to take the approach of scolding I choose to end off the song by reaffirming that these things simply aren’t true “You ain’t a savage, you ain’t a nigga, you ain’t a bitch, So don’t go with it”
It may not fit in with the current Popular and trendy use of the term “Savage” but it is nevertheless necessary and there are people out there who want to know or need to hear that its ok NOT to follow certain trends.
I call the song “Savage” because its a popular use of a term that was originally attributed to the Natives by European invaders Early Caucasian American History. They began by calling the Natives “Savages” while ACTUALLY being Savage So I see it being a complete sign of Disrespect and Ignorance to the Ancestors for us to be running around calling ourselves Savages today.
European invaders called Native and Kidnapped Africans Prisoners .. Savages while simultaneously being Savage.
European invaders Barbaric behavior taken against African Victims and Natives
Savage is literally a personal letter to my people. I just wanted to let my people know that they are more. That they don’t have to settle on certain things because they’ve become trendy or for any reason at all.
Now that you know more Press Play on Savage and let me know what you think now. Don’t forget to Download your copy of the UNconditional E.P. Now!!!
New Products New Products will be available from me. I am definitely going to have
products for my next event at Pegasus Lounge(Flyer Below) But I have also will bepresenting my products online and through other avenues. Making this music business a success is not up for debate for me and I will be finding new/old ways to market myself and promo my projects, products etc. With that being said heres a sneak peak of 1 of the items I will be launching. I’VE GOT SO MUCH MORE IN STORE!!!! Dont think that this is even all there is. I’m super excited to be able to get these new products preped for launch.
Come end of Nov Im going to be in ATL. Looking to really get some work done while Im up there. Stay tuned. Well thats it for now! But hey why dont you sign up for my email list and Follow me on my socials and I’ll Holla