Music drives us, literally and figuratively! The “drive”, in the abstract, is what keeps us going on a day-to-day basis as a means of motivation. In the literal, many urban folks commute either by driving themselves or being driven by others to some form of music in the background. That’s what defines the drive, with music playing a role of inspiration; either to get us through the day or a physical trip.
In Hip Hop, ‘gangster rap’ is synonymous with “drive-bys” and organised crime; in this sense ‘the drive’ can accompany undesirable results and negative consequences. Such is life though, the good and bad lead us to a destination. For Lavatory Records and TnT Corporation this was all it took to derive this concept, having to leave others behind while picking up others along the way – to create a new sound track in transit. Such is the design of life and the path we all go through, filled with potholes, cross roads, cul-de-sacs, dead ends and detours. Whatever happens though, we keep driving.
The Drive By Design is in partnership with TNT Corporation (headed up by punk rapper Tre) who will assist in audio engineering the series of project. The Drive By Design Volume 1 is set to be released in the first quarter of 2017, and will be hosted by music producer Crispy T. This is a showcase for Hip Hop/Rap artists to get themselves on, this will be a compilation of indie rap artists worldwide. Crispy T is the curator and will select tracks from artists around the globe.
This is music that you would wanna bump while you enjoy the ride…. stay the course and keep driving!