Rob: Earth One is a Hip Hop artist, born in Brooklyn, NY. He is currently now living in Fayetteville, NC. He is one of the founding members of the music collective, The Social Contract. He recently drop a new album which is a special project for him. We got a chance to get a first listen and chat a bit about it.
Talk about what this album means to you and the work you put it. How does it feel to finally drop this?This album is very special to me…well, every album is, but this one is different. I feel like I am my truest self with this one. No walls, no hiding any feelings. I’ve always been a fan of coming-of-age films and that ended up playing a huge role in how this album came to be what it is now. I wanted a name that felt like one of those films. I bounced around between a few others before I decided on theneverendingcycle. The meaning behind it is a bit deeper, though.
A lot of the album touches on depression, sadness, love, happiness (or lack there of), etc. There are slow, vibey songs which reflect the low points of life (depression) and then there are hype tracks that reflect the very high points of life (happiness). The tracklist is patterned to give you the feeling of a cycle that never ends. In life, we’re up…then we’re down….up…then down. The first song I wrote and recorded for this was ’11’, back in December. That’s when I knew the direction I wanted to go for the next album. It’s been a long journey to get to this date…October 13, 2017…Friday, the 13th and it feels great to know that I finally made it to this point and now I’m able to share this with the world.