Nothing much more to say than my main man is as articulate, cool, calm, and collected in front of a mic as they get (go figures). From discussing his infatuation with mixing genres atypical to Boston’s overwhelming population of goon type rappers and oh-so predictably generic producers, to voicing his genuine appreciation for one of the nation’s more promising music management companies formally known as Artist Live, to previewing beats to a plethora of white women at Boston College in his early years, to once again nonchalantly delving into the experience of producing the headline single/theme music for Kevin Hart’s stand-up comedy movie, “Let Me Explain,” Tag revealed one of many successful steps towards familiarizing others with a man whom never exactly preferred others to familiarize with—Oh, and may I mention “Let Me Explain” grossed $17.5 million since its release on July 3rd? An exceptional start considering production costs hovered around $2.5 million and the film itself was featured only in 857 theaters nation wide. To put such figures into a perspective, if the film had grossed that much while playing in 3,904 locations — the number “The Lone Ranger” aka the sack of shit state-of-the-art-mega production in which Johnny Depp prances a top trains in 1860′s Native American face paint/head gear screened in this holiday weekend—-it would have made $45 million…How many artists can attest to receiving such level of exposure a la an inaugural prime time project after lurking behind the scenes in a cloud of privacy for years? Not many. CUT TAG HIS CHECK!
As the surreal experience of both producing and rapping for a Lionsgate film unfortunately dwindles (again, how real does that get), the hustle doesn’t quit. And regardless of whether the support of a local scene rooted in pathetic envy, deceit, and disloyalty decides to prevail or remain stuck in its tracks without the slightest agenda of knowing how to ACTUALLY make money, American Antagonist will continue to both mold the sound of up-and-coming Boston-bred musicians and tackle national spotlight. Accomplishments on accomplishments to come my friend, keep doing you. Exceptionally humble yet hollywood. I like the sound of that.