After teasing the public with his charged up single “Light It Up”, Adrenalin is breaking barriers with the new release of his EP ‘R.A.P’.
‘R.A.P.’ or Rhyme Away Pain is a follow up to his 2015 project ‘For Better or For Worse’. Before the release of his new EP we were able to catch up with Adrenalin and discuss “Light It Up”, telling his family he was going to be an artist, how the title of the EP came about, the types of vibes this project exudes, and what he learned in the process.
What inspired you to release “Light It Up” as your first single from your project?
“First off Light It Up was produced by Mr. Melee and I wanted stadium music. With this project, I just wanted to make big records. Records you could feel on the wall at MSG (Madison Square Garden) and make the floor bounce you know? Before the beat even drops you feel the vibe and the aura. I literally wrote this song for the O2 Arena. I was chilling in the studio one day and I told him that I had an idea and I suggest some type of drum or whatever. He said you know what I got you. And we had Light It Up. I hopped in the booth and maybe 45 minutes later we had a hit.”
What was the conversation like with your parents when you decided to pursue music full-time?
“I didn’t really talk to my parents much about music, especially [when] leaving high school. Primarily because I wanted it to be my own journey and I was trying so hard for it to not let anybody else’s opinions dictate what the first voice is telling me in my head. it was a bold move but they always knew what I was doing. I would never be like yo I have this planned and this. I was like hey mom, I did this song and that was it. High school is when Adrenalin really became Adrenalin.”
What made you come up with the title ‘R.A.P.’ or Rhyme Away Pain as we know it to be?
“So 2017-2018 I went through a lot of both positive and negative things in my life. A lot of real life. I had to understand life doesn’t care about you, ut cares about what you do when life presents itself to you. I created a lot of music. I made so much music and at the time it was therapy for me because my father passed at that time and I was doing everything that I could imagine to not fall deeper into that depression that I was in. I didn’t have a title for this EP until maybe a few months ago. I thought alright I was making records about women and how I felt about them and I’m making light It Up records that can take me out of where I am and put me overseas or put me in a stadium. Just on stage to take my mind off of it. I made so many types of records that opened up worlds for me to go to. As I’m writing and as I’m rapping all the pain is going away. So every record on this project feels like a whole nother’ world where you can not escape to but visit. I don’t believe in escapism. I don’t believe you need to take a little vacay every now and then to come back better and stronger than ever to deal with what is facing you in your reality. So I called it Rhyme Away Pain for that particular reason and it helped man, it helped.”
“The title track for EP is called ‘R.A.P.’ or Rhyme Away Pain and that one speaks on the experience of losing my father as well as being a man. My pops always said you’re supposed to be the one that buries me. Not the other way around. And he would tell us that because we used to do a lot of stupid things back in the day so it’s like all these things he was telling us and grooming us to be eventually were happening! Nobody realizes as you get older the things that your parents may have told you you’re actually going through it. And you just think you’re experiencing it on your own and have to handle this that and the third but no! I told you about this. But you’re not going to remember. The same way you could pray for something and then forget that you prayed for it so that when you get it you think you got it on your own.”
Yeah, I know what you mean.
“When you remember these things it’s a level of humbleness that comes with it. It’s a level of responsibility that comes with these blessings. When you have that responsibility, don’t make God feel like I regret giving that to you. Like you just dropped it. Because now it’s going to go to someone else and I’m going to make sure that you see it work for that person because it was supposed to work for you. You can get it back but now you have to work harder. That whole process of me making this project was me dropping the ball. Me getting back on track. Me figuring out what’s next. And when you finally do all those things you see how easy it is. I feel bullet-proof bro, I feel bullet-proof! There is nothing, nobody no industry, no circumstance that is going to make me feel more vulnerable or nervous than my father passing. So it’s alright, I have to man, I’m going to put it in these bars and move forward. That was his big thing to say, move forward. So am I going to stop now? Hell no.”