After crashing my Harley Davidson, I locked myself in a room for about a week and a half. I had shattered 3 front teeth, and had to have them removed. I took my frustration from that whole ordeal and poured it into a new project. I chose 16 beats created by my favorite producer, !LLMIND, (Blapkits.com) and wrote and recorded 16 verses for the beats. It was my attempt to make the most of my challenging situation by staying busy and being as productive as I possibly could be.
As usual, I woke up to a beat in my email from DJ GI Joe. I had aimed on telling my life story in a song but by the time I got to the end of the first verse, I realised there was way too much to tell in one song. I recorded it & sent it to Joe, but then was admitted to hospital for multiple heart operations & was in there for weeks & weeks. I remember thinking to myself, if I die this is a good song to go out on. While I was in surgery Joe organised Rachel Rose to create the cover artwork & he had the song mixed. We decided to take a trip out to St Helena island off the coast of Australia to shoot the music video, it was a convict colony in the early days of Australia’s history. Restless & I went geurilla style & ran around the island getting any footage that we were able to. I hope you enjoy it - Sam Hane