"I set out to make a record that shows my musical diversity and how I hear things. Basically the Album is an introduction to me as an artist. As a session musician for most of my career, I have always been interested in different musical styles and what makes them unique and authentic. I am influenced and inspired by life, my family or sometimes just driving in the car which is where the idea for the opening song “Car Vibe” came from. I feel like its time for me to begin a dialogue with people through music and start that worldwide conversation .
I cut the majority of this album at my studio “3 Pillars Studios” in Southern California. A lot of the recording process has been affected by technology. File sharing and remote collaboration is making its way into the creative process more and more on many levels. I did overdubs at other studios like Can-Am, the famous “Death Row” studio featured in the movie Straight Outta Compton, although its definitely not that place obviously anymore. I wanted to make sure the parts were authentic so All Horns and Strings are 100% Real and played by real people. I played the drums and just about all of the Percussion and some keys on the album as well. Producing and putting all the pieces together is also a fun part of my creative process. I love having the vision for a song and hearing it come to life." ~ Trevor
released July 21, 2017
-See Individual Tracks for Credits-
Executive Producers: Trevor Lawrence Jr. and Louis Marks
Mastering Engineer: Michelle Mancini
Styled By: Boss Academy
Album Artwork: Rippy Austin/
Photography: Rippy Austin
Legal: Scott Mason Esq.
Alicia Lawrence, Bud Lawrence, Anjala Lawrence, Lynda Laurence, Keecia Henderson, Trevor Lawrence Sr. Ann Lawrence, Treanna Lawrence, Tabitha Lawrence, Mike Elizondo, AndreYoung, LeAnn Rimes, Darrell Brown, Nicholas Payton, Wow Jones, JimiJames, Greg Hagan, Joe Cleveland, Brandon Owens, Jeff “Gitty” Gitleman, Joel Whitley, Anthony Crawford, Donna Missal, Johnny Britt, Sharrif Simmons, Nikarra Warren, Kamasi Washington, Kenneth Crouch, Nico Segal, Maurice Brown, Chelsea Baratz, Teodross Avery, Rich Niles, Neka Brown, Jeremy Underwood, Taber Gable, Dale Black, Mark Cargill, Darrell Crooks, Preston Harris, Andre Brissett, Allokoi Peete, Emile Martinez, JoAnn Tominaga, Derek”DJ Donvt” Owings, Kev Hicks, EveAnna Manley, Samantha J, Rippy Austin, Boss Academy, Aaron Forbes, Tim Anderson, Rick Carson,Chase, Craig Brockman, Scott Donnell, Steve Vega, Don Lombardi, John Good, Scott Liken, Chris Hart, Adam Murphy, Erica McDaniel, Ben Thompkins, Tony Elder-Baraz, Donald Johnson, Nigel Williams, Rick Krim, JP Floyd, Brandon Jones, Cynthia Kaselis, Melissa Nunez “aka DJ Flii", Scott Mason, Ira Tucker Sr., Louise Tucker, Ira Tucker Jr., Kevin James, Daryn Tucker, Dominique Tucker, Michael Tucker, Sundray “Aunt Songe” Tucker, Sid Lasaine, Sandra-Evers Manley, “Big Jon” Platt, Peter Hernandez, Eric Hernandez, Phil Meeze, Brody Brown, Beau “Desert Rat” Bailard, John Deron Johnson, Kim Johnson, C C.M.E V.O.P, Tonantzin Esparza, Tlacael Esparza, Tenoch Esparza, Doc Bull, DK’s Barber, Shop, Garrison Brown, Phillip Stewart, Seth Cummings, Larry Chatman, Damon ”Bing” Chatman, Focus, Paul, Phil, Pablo, Vic, Mark, Klauss, Ashley Palmer, Ty Cannon, and the rest of my Aftermath Family. Mark Batson, Deirdra O’Hara, Everyone at ROPEADOPE RECORDS!!!
My Gear Family: DW Drums, Istanbul Agop Cymbals, Remo Drumheads, Vic Firth Drumsticks, LP Percussion ,Big Fat Snare Drum, Universal Audio, Manley Audio, Blue Microphones , Sunhouse Sensory Percussion, BAE, MVP Loops, VIP Loops, Ross Garfield, Zak St. John, Drum Doctors, The Professional Drum Shop
A Very Special Thanks to Terrace Martin and Louis Marks for believing in my vision!
Thanks to all my MWPHGLCA PHamily: TW#49, LA#26, BF Talbot #12, Symphony#43, Muharram#95, Donald R. Ware, Bernard C. Roberts, Ed Boynton, Johnnie Smith, Billy G. Harrington.