“Here I am, out of my protective external bubble, and into my own. I have made mistakes, angered some, confused others, fought guidance and embraced chaos.”
While immersed in the life of entertainment, success is the finish line, but some have fallen short in their journey towards conquest. Whatever the case may be, once down, a person must find the ability to alleviate one’s self of all that led him/her to the bottom and restart the trip back to the top.
With Charles Hamilton popping back up on the scene, many are hesitant in receiving the rapper due to his incessant negative behaviors that he was showcasing before going into hiding.
Releasing the EP Normalcy, Hamilton is back in the driver’s seat to deliver music once again, but has made sure that his material will act as his spokesperson and not him just talking.
In the process of his return, the young rapper decided to pen a letter for the fans to take a glimpse into his mind and see all that revolves in the spectrum of Sonic the Hamilton. The first business to attack, of course, would be his hiatus.
“My time out of the proverbial limelight had many different motives. The first and most important was to make sure that my own sanity and health was in tact. I had publicly done several things to my image and reputation that made my very word suspect. This doesn’t stop at album info or YouTube videos. Something was aggravating me on the inside, and the last thing I wanted to do was let anyone in on how I was really feeling. Anxiety about being a “top artist”, the classic “I don’t fit in” syndrome. Things that I thought I got over came back into my memories with a vengeance.”
Another issue that was addressed dealt with being dropped from Interscope. His relationship there with the higher ups may have subsequently led to his debut album This Perfect Life being leaked by the label.
“When the news broke about me being released from the label, I wasn’t mad. Just frustrated at the fact I would be asked a million pressing questions about it. My emotions were already numb at personal stuff, and I knew that being the (insert adjective here) of the music business would make me a humor target. Whatever I thought. All I wanted to do was release my music to the masses and be heard on the scale of legends. As it turns out, not only were a lot of people listening, but because of the vast quantity of music, it was hard to keep up with. For the masses and for the company I worked for.”
Calling the Normalcy EP a way to get commentary and clear the air, Hamilton added that his time away has given birth to three more projects that fans can expect to hear in the future.
Whatever the next day holds in store for Hamilton, he clearly has decided to check his ego at the door. Now in a new year, what better a time then now to try and start things off with a clean slate.