Despite being new to the game, up-and-coming Brooklyn MC Josh Baze has secured some big name support for his first official single, ‘We Made It.’
The 21-year-old rapper, who’s aptly-titled debut ‘The EP,’ is scheduled for a September release, has landed reveredvideodirector Hype Williams to helm the visual for his first single, and while the clip is not yet out, you can check out the song, ‘We Made It,’ after the jump.
“‘We Made It’ was the last track I recorded while putting my project together,” Baze told the BoomBox. “I spent two months and worked day and night on the album. I really wanted to make it inspiring, but [also] give it that celebration feel,becausethis was my victory And graduationallinone.”
Baze’s celebratory first single does in fact sound like a graduation of sorts; thebeat could have fit on Kanye West’s 2007 album of the same name — and with good reason, it was produced by Baze’s manager, Griffin Guess, who worked closely with Kanye on the promotionof’Graduation.’
“He understood the direction I wanted to go in and he conquered it,” Baze said of his manager’s production. “This song doesn’t fit in anywhere in today’s dance movement. I’m proud of myself because I learnedhowtodividemy soundfrom what’s considered ‘same as the rest.’ I learnedfrom thegreats– Slick Rick, Biggie, Jay-Z, Kanye West, 2Pac…I wantmy music tocreate a lane thatnoonecanwaterdown.Not everyone has money, cars, clothes or different women they sleep with every night. I have a story to tell, and I want people to feel like they need me to love a part of them no one else will.”
In addition to his Hype Williams-directed visual, Josh Baze is reportedly working with Jamie Foxx and Deadmau5