HELLO! The Dream Matter EP is more than just an accumulation of songs; it is the story of my journey. I didn't start rapping until I was eighteen, and ever since then I've been surrounded by other amazing artists and musicians who've been doing it for way longer. Through their encouragement, criticism, and affirmation I was able to place value on the things God has placed in my heart and realize my passion is important, too. Dream Matter is the story of me pursuing my dreams through adversity, insecurity and doubt because not only do dreams matter, they're what make the world go round.
Even the songs are in a particular order to tell how my story unfolds. In "We Finally Needed a Song Like This" I introduce myself as a normal guy who likes girls but has a hard time getting them to show that I'm just like everybody else (well, maybe a bit more awkward...). The plot thickens in "A Halo Amidst The Horns," (Inspired by Jedi Gayongala) which is about a time in my life that I just didn't think I had what it takes to rap. Even though it wasn't easy I persevered through love towards my destiny, like "the butterfly breaking free from its cocoon." I hope to encourage listeners by letting them know that I am a normal person and I go through struggle, too. I might not be exactly where I want to be, but I'm pushing forward and I'm happy.
That brings us to "On the High Cloud." I was turning twenty-one and trying to get my life together, had just found out my dad had cancer, and on top of all that this song was taking FOREVER to write. I was texting a friend about stuff and let her know I was feeling down. Her response? "It's all good. Just get back on the high cloud!" So I did, turning the pain into transparency and finding joy in hope. This one is for my Dad & Sejj Kanabar!
"Sons of Thunder" is a super-personal track about two of the closest brothers I've ever had. We went through a lot together--some great, some hard. Aside from all the inside barz, the song is about community and how important it was to have brothers around me to support me and help propel me into my dreams. I'm a normal guy. I struggle. I'm pushing through and still pursuing my dreams, but what's important in the midst of this whole process is having community and people who support you, because you can't do it alone. I love you guys!
"Blast Off" sums it all up. After going through all these trials and experiencing all these emotions, you just gotta do it! Trust God and deal with failure when you fall, but never stop shooting for the top. Like I said, Dream Matter is more than just a statement; its a substance. Society would stop spinning if people didn't take the dreams in their heart and do them. Whether its a business idea that revamps the global economy or a masterpiece that inspires millions, people need to know that whats in their heart is important and valued and CAN change the world, but only if they are willing to go for it. Blast off, ladies and gentleman, and make YOUR dreams come true! =]
Keep Dreaming. YOUR Dreams Matter.
released August 10, 2012
1.We Finally Needed A Song Like This – JPK- JustAPlaneKid x NAK (Instrumental by: AYB Force “Asanova”)
2. A Halo Amidst The Horns – JPK- JustAPlaneKid x Jasmine Crisostomo (Instrumental by: Witness “Hope Springs Eternal)
3. “On The High Cloud” - JPK- JustAPlaneKid (Instrumental by: Kondor - “Let Me Think”)
4. “Sons Of Thunder” - JPK- JustAPlaneKid (Instrumental by: Blue Scholars “Dawn”)
5. “Blast Off” - JPK- JustAPlaneKid x Lydia Medill x Julian Andre (Instrumental by: Shinsight Trio “Early Dayz Amazement”)
6. Bonus Track: JPK- JustAPlaneKid x DesDes x VanVan (Instrumental by: AYB Force “Asanova”)
Credits & Shout Outs: Mixed & Mastered by: Art C De Baca III (CIII Productions)
Engineers: C.J. Santillan Riley, Ian J (Cardian), Julian Andre, Stephen Osborne, & Art C De Baca III.
Album Artwork by: Ananbelle Dimang
Copy Written by: David Wade
EP/Mixtape recorded at CIII Studios, GCC Studio, & PD (Persevering Destiny) Studios.
Special thanks to all my family & friends for believing in me & supporting all my dreams!!!! You are the reason why I am who I am today. Couldnʼt have done it with you!!! I thank God for giving me this opportunity. :D
Keep Dreaming. Dreams Matter.
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