I started making music after a hard breakup with a girlfriend and I guess I just needed to tell the world what I was going through. I planned to write this really dark song about being mad at the world, ... but it somehow turned out to be very bright and inspirational. It was cool in a way because, without the breakup, I wouldn't have written my first dope song. That's what inspired the name of it: Sunshine Out The Rain. Eventually, I got back on the ground and felt great about getting through the hard times. In life 1, was still G, a thoughtful, reflective, a little overly sensitive artist type. In life 2, I became G the rapper, big headphones, can't keep a good man down, dance machine, blaring into the mic, living the dream. Hence my rapper name G2. Overcoming life's challenges lead me to feel like there was nothing I couldn't do, which inspired the lyrics to my first single, Top Of The World: "Standing on top of the world, living life and loving it! The whole world I want all of it!" It seemed like things couldn’t get better. But that’s when it took a turn for the worse.
My music started to pick up speed. I made some noise, did some really cool shows, got more comfortable being a rapper, and suddenly became more commercial than I planned to be. I started making music that I thought the fans wanted to hear, rather than being the kind of music I made from the heart. A lot of clubs songs came out from my studio and were well received, by the fans, DJs, labels, and all of that. But the soul was suddenly gone. Now that I think about it, a couple years after I came onto the scene as a rapper, I was closer to 30 years old than 20. I could no longer rap about the same things anymore. Lacking inspiration, I wrote and rapped what I thought people wanted to hear. I almost quit because I wasn’t really doing my own thing.
Its only recently that I‘ve been getting back to the music and returning to speaking from the heart It’s not the same kind of music about chasing my dreams because a lot of my dreams have already come true. The biggest of all has been the meeting of my wife. Recently married, I’ve entered a whole new world of dreams and challenges. And I’ve been blessed that she has stuck by me through it all. Because of this, much of my new music is about her. In the future, it will be cool to see where my music goes next. I hope it gets as big as it stays real.