Quick Update; The S.O.N. Rise 2/17/13
Como estados? Or, you can say, “Comos Tostados?” Either one is fine with me.
So, how are you? I haven’t given you an update on The S.O.N. so that’s what I’ll be doing today. I remember reading a comment that was, like, “He said The SON was done, but if that were true, why wouldn’t they release it? It must not be done because if it was, they’d release it.”
The music part of the SON is done. It was 99% complete eight months ago. But I did make two small changes three months ago. So, the SON has been 100% done for about three months. Now, we have to complete the artwork. That includes the cover, the back of the CD case, the template (behind the CD), the artwork on the CD, and the insert artwork (that big fold-out.) There’s a lot of back and forth communication going on.
My original idea was to have the whole DHF (Dope House Family) submit a photo of themselves, and a small write-up that I thought you would enjoy. I told Pain to collect the material, and so far he’s got 9 of the 14 people that I want to use. The number is 14 because I added Russell Lee and Pimpstress to the twelve that were originally on the WDS (When Devils Strike) insert. But it’s been three months since I asked Pain to get this material, and it’s still not done. Pain says some of the artists have been hard to catch up with. So, I’m, like, “I’ll just keep Pain on that job till it’s complete, and use the material for our reconstructed DHR (Dope House Records) website.” We have a company that’s doing the job of making our old DHR website look a thousand times better.
Now, I’m just wanting to include all the lyrics on the insert, like we did on TLCV (The Last Chair Violinist). That’s goingto take up 70% percent of the 18 panel insert, so I’ll use the rest of the space for an interview and some pictures or something.
I really wanted to do the whol DHF lay out, but I can’t wait till we can chase everybody down. But, like I said, you will get to see all of that on the new site, which will be ready shortly.
Okay, now I need to get to something that’s going to trip a lot of you out. My brother got into some trouble in New York. He was hanging around the wrong group of guys, and the feds scooped him up. I don’t know much, and I don’t want to talk about it till I know the whole story. But it involves the feds so, obviously, it’s a serious situation.
So, what does that mean as it relates to the release of The SON? Well, Tudy is the core of our business, so it’s not good news. It’s a serious blow to DHR. But the good news is that my sister, Sylvia Coy, is moving back to Houston to help with the release. She’s a music business veteran, and knows exactly what needs to get done. Also, my nephew, Trey Coy, (Tudy’s son), is going to step up for us. Trey is extremely intelligent, and I’m excited that he’s dedicating himself to the company’s mission. Ultimately, the situation will make us stronger. If we work together, as a team, for our fans, we can’t lose. The music is too powerful.
The question is, when will the SON be released? In the next few weeks I’ll be having face to face meetings with Trey Coy, Sylvia Coy, Linda Coy, Gina Coy, Norma Coy Deanda, and Arturo Coy Sr. Of course Pain will be here, and we’ll get the artwork thing going and out of the way. You guys buy the CD for the music anyway, right? Still, I want the artwork to be top notch, but I promise it won’t take too much longer. Once I can give you a release date, we’ll count down to the coming of the dopest album in rap history
Still, I want to say I’m sorry for all the time you’ve waited. Sometimes I think I should just shut up, and whenever the album comes out, it comes out. But I want to keep you updated on everything. Unfortunately, it feels like a trail of broken promises. But I won’t stop updating you, so don’t worry about that. I think you know that we’re trying our best to get this album to you, ASAP.
The last thing I want to say, is please pray for my brother. He’s not a criminal. He just, I don’t know, was with the wrong people. But even as the Coys face trial after trial, and get hit with blow after blow, nothing can stop DHR. And the reason for that is God and you. Because you, your love and support, is what keeps us alive and well.
Con Mucho Amor,