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MUSIC

"Baltimore to Tokyo, we're taking over!"

 
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YOKOHAMA [SINGLE]

This marks the beginning of our journey in the Far East. Rewind to March of 2016, the first arrival at Minato Mirai. A beautifully vibrant scenery with bright lights surrounding the crowded consumers. As I stared at the rotating ferris wheel in all its splendor, a realization occurred to me; Everything happens for a reason...

SELFLESS [SINGLE]

~BOY MEETS GIRL IN KAWAGOE~
This is a  love story. When a chance encounter occurred at an izakaya, my life changed.  When loneliness is replaced with curiosity...looking at another's perspective becomes a requirement rather than an option. Compromise and benevolence; the absence of selfishness...The is only the beginning.

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CHAINS [SINGLE]

~LET GO OF WHAT(or who) IS HOLDING YOU BACK~

WHAT ARE THE CHAINS???

Toxic Love? People who you work with or work for? Family expectations? Peer pressure? One-sided friendships?

Every Beg1nning must start with an ending to something old...an end to blending in and the start of accepting originality, creativity, and individuality. No more mundane. No more complacency.

*Good vibes only, Bad vibes lonely!*

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CHECKS AND BALANCES [SINGLE]

~I'M NOT PERFECT, AND YOU ARE WORTH IT~

In this phase of the Beg1nning, accepting one's flaws and mistakes is key. We both are not perfect, be we deserve to feel accepted. Let's move past the misunderstandings and unnecessary conflicts. Let's forgive and never forget, so that the past will never be repeated. Hobbies, budgeting, work life,  side hustles, friends, family, fans...

With all that needs to be done, there is a balance that needs to be found.

You are the Yin to my Yang.

*Privacy or Accessibility*

*Enjoying spending or Valuing budgeting*

*Methodical or Spontaneous*

LET'S MAKE THIS WORK!

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DRINK UP [SINGLE]

~THE SPIRIT OF A HOUSE PARTY~

It's time to let go of all the stresses of life: work, school, etc. Time to have fun, like the good 'ole times. Play our favorite songs, dance the night away, drink only the good stuff, and mingle 'cause we're bilingual! Let's make it a night to remember...

 
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ADO1ESCENCE: THE 1ST ALBUM

The Beg1nning of my journey...

From Lo-Fi Boom Bap and Alternative Hip Hop to soulful R&B, this album contains the humble beginnings of a naive lover of travel, culture, and humanity. Before the jaded mindset and proper utilization of In2ition, the optimistic foreigner travels to lands in the Far East to explore other perspectives of the world at large. In doing so, he will find...himself.

Enjoy the life lessons, love stories, and universal themes of this musical collection. This is the road to adulthood. The path to manhood. The beauty of youth and freedom. THIS IS ADO1ESCENCE.

 

SPIDER'S WEB

I know you don't love me. I just don't wanna be alone...

This YouTube-Exclusive song is about a man who admits he knows his "partner" is only in the relationship, situation-ship, "entanglement", etc. for personal reasons. However, his insecurities and desires keeps him from escaping the clutches of the toxic situation. No one wants to be alone. Everyone can relate. Enjoying the physical aspects is what everyone likes, but if that's all there is... "Is this only for fun, or are we denying true feelings to protect whatever pride we have? Is love even real?" These are the thoughts of a broken man.

The long nights are unforgettable, but always temporary bliss...

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TAKEDA SHINGEN (BIG TALK)

"Takeda Shingen (Big Takeda)" is an EXCLUSIVE YouTube-only song which I made in preparation for my 2nd album. This song is about knowing WHO you are and WHOSE you are. For all my supporters, even if you aren't Christian, we can all relate to the message of action being louder than words. The industry would be the end of me. Social media clout ain't what it's all about! Are you making a difference in the world? Are you leaving a legacy that people can respect and follow? Stay humble, never quit the hustle. We are warriors, just like the Tiger of Kai and his mighty cavalry.

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COFFEE
[SINGLE]

I need you everyday...

This song is a beautiful love song about enjoying a lover as if he or she is delightful coffee. It is a common beverage people routinely drink everyday. Whether it's on a busy weekday morning or a blissful weekend afternoon, coffee is essential for many adults. That is how we should respect and treat our family, friendships, and especially relationships. A moment of simple, sweet, beautiful and delectable flavor can permeate throughout our entire day. THAT is what pure love is.

 
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AOBADAI (青葉台)

"They said we work to live, not live to work. Lately, it's been feeling like the other way around..."

"Aobadai" is an EXCLUSIVE YouTube-only song which I made in preparation for my 2nd album. This song is about my first year of living in Yokohama and the struggles I faced while working at an eikaiwa school in both Aoba Ward and Tama Plaza area. People think that being a foreigner in another country is a life full of luxury and adventure. It can be at times, but the reality is a lot more relatable. Taxes, bills, falling out of love with a career, noticing the dark side of humanity...should I go on? Japan's corruption is no different than America, if not worse in some ways. The goal is to rise above by enduring until the right opportunity comes. Patience is rewarded with independence.

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F.I.L.A. [SINGLE]

(Falling In Love Again)

This is a Valentine Japanese song dedicated to lovers and people who have crushes. We shuld ot be afraid to tell tat special person how we feel! Celebreate LOVE Everyday!

 

KEVIN SAMUELS [SINGLE]

(Track Star)

This song is about a woman who is in denial of her flaws and misunderstandings, which will lead to her being alone forever. I made this song based on the popular YouTuber Kevin Samuels, and cetain lyrics are specific references to episodes he has created and concepts he mentions. Dont run from your problems...admit and solve them.

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COMFORT (RADIO VERSION) [SINGLE]

These stripes Ive fought to earn, you carry them with me...

This song is about my troubled yet humbling childhood, which led to my belief that the greatest comfort comes from knowing who you are and following God. Loving others and remembering the sacrifice Jesus made for us is the reason I keep living. Nothing that we go through as humans will be a difficult as his journey, so we can rest in the fact that life is about being greateful for what we have, not craving for more things we do not need.

 

BE (THE ONE) [SINGLE]

Fail safe is my mothers intervening when in myself I dont even believe in...

This song is dedicated to a lover, God, family...whoever you choose. As for me, I choose my mother. You will hear my personal pain and stuggles as I go down memory lane and invite you to my world of overcoming trauma and insecurities. Tell that special someone that he or she is THE ONE.

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DORI

JAPANESE VERSION - PART 1


I've finally learned to trust my instinct.

Confidence is building. The ones who betrayed me are no longer in my corner. The ones who tried to change and control me are now struggling to survive themselves. With the experiences gained during Ado1escence, now we can navigate this crazy world with love and wisdom. "Never judge a book by its cover" they say! We learned to never follow inapplicable quotes and see through objective lenses. THIS IS IN2ITION.

 

THE SOUND OF DORI

ENGLISH VERSION - PART 2


I've finally learned to trust my instinct.

Confidence is building. The ones who betrayed me are no longer in my corner. The ones who tried to change and control me are now struggling to survive themselves. With the experiences gained during Ado1escence, now we can navigate this crazy world with love and wisdom. "Never judge a book by its cover" they say! We learned to never follow inapplicable quotes and see through objective lenses. THIS IS IN2ITION. 

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YOKOHAMA REMIX (FT. M-ROSA)

As the wheel of Yokohama ferris wheel turns, so does the cycle of life. Everything happens for a reason. Shoutout to the amazing Rapper and my friend M-ROSA!

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HOTEL VIEW (RADIO VERSION) [SINGLE]

Everybody Cant go where we go...

This song is about realizing that everybody is not a friend. Using better judgement and remembering ones values and standards is critical to growth and maturity. People come and go. Change is inevitable. I had to let some people go
in order to grow...

 
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CAFE  [SINGLE]

~THEY SAY "HURT PEOPLE" HURT PEOPLE~
Although people make mistakes often, the most important thing is to know what it takes to rewrite the wrongs. Truth. This is the Beg1nning of restoration; admitting is the first step. Let God handle the rest.

 

HEAVEN'S GAT3: INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM

The BEST beats from ADO1ESCENCE & IN2ITION

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