Now you really don't have an excuse for not following your dream.
He has a different definition of "messing around on Garage Band." (via Prince Harvey)
25-year-old Brooklyn-based rapper Prince Harvey was going through tough times. He wanted to record an album on a tight budget, but first his computer died, then his hard drive died, and then his equipment was stolen from his shared, twenty-roommate Bushwick loft. Instead of giving up like most people would have, he started recording his album in the SoHo Apple Store, making the trip from Brooklyn every weekday at 9 a.m.. He befriended two employees who helped him out, and had to deal with fire drills and angry security guards to complete the project. Four months later, he's ready to drop PHATASS, which stands for "Prince Harvey at the Apple Store: Soho."
All of the songs on the album only use human voices. According to his website:
Harvey was deeply inspired by Bobby McFerrin who, dissatisfied with the current state of popular music, created a very distinct sound in the 80s by not listening to the radio for 6 years and recording all his tracks a capella.
The album has a rich, complex, and unique sound. Hopefully record producers will realize what's up and give Harvey some funds for his next project. Even if that doesn't happen, it doesn't look like he's stopping anytime soon. Check out some of the songs on SoundCloud, and watch his debut music video below.