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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Venus Dialogues: "Forever New" with Mr. Complex

Visitors to Planet Venus, I am excited to have connected with Mr. Complex to hear about his long awaited project "Forever New". 

What inspires you to create music?
I need a beat to make me move. It has to be more than just a head nod. My back has to get into it. Then I envision being on stage or something exciting. Then the lyrics come out.

What is your latest project entitled? Why?
The latest album is called "Forever New". I make timeless music. I feel at times I'm a ahead of my time and I've never been in a position to where I reach the world all at once. So when people eventually find my music, it will be new to them even if its 20 years later

What is the vibe of this album? 
Its nice range of pure hiphop. I have a mix narratives, word play, a couple of conscious joints, even love songs, well semi love.

How is this project different from ones that you have done in the past? 
This is definitely grown man rap. I have some relationship songs that I really let you feel the pain. The flows are more mastered than from my early records. I'm still just having fun. You can hear the love in my voice.

Are there any collabs (lyricists, producers, etc.) you would like to mention?
This album has one producer, Mortal 1. Strong history with this one. High school buddy that never participated in any studio work when we began straight after school running with Organized Konfusion, as matter of fact he's also Prince Po's cousin. But, he joined the work force and retired early and got into producing late in the game. I have a few features, quite a few female vocalist Maya Azucena, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Anna Simpson, Tiye Phoenix. Then Sadat X, Prince Po, OC, Truth Enola, General DV, and a few others.

What are your favorite record(s) right now on the album?
really like "Gotta Get Home", "Then was Then", and "King Kong Love"

Where can hip hop heads buy the album? What formats (i.e. MP3, CD, vinyl)?
Digitally available after May 30th. Also, available on CD.

Any upcoming concerts/performances?
I have a NYC album release party may 31 at the Delancey. I have a few more shows at the end of the month june 28 @spirit in Pittsburgh. July 1 Saratoga NY looking for more

Are there other projects that you are working on that you would like to mention (music, film, otherwise)?

I have 5 feature scripts but I'm also finishing up a doc called "She should be on the radio" @ssbotr  on IG

What's your official web/social media site(s)?  and @plexplexplex on IG and twitter and Facebook

Absolute Venus

Monday, January 2, 2017

P.E.A.C.E. and Understanding with Phil G.

Let the people know about the project that you are currently working on. 
Currently, I am finishing up the project P.E.A.C.E. which is an acronym for Proper Education Always Corrects Errors.  It was taken from the mantra of the NGE or The Nation of God's and Earths or The 5% nation. The album deals with the revelation of truth in efforts to wake people up to their own godhood. It's my goal to show people that with the correct mind set one can manuever through the hells of life and bring themselves to a place of peace. But, the only way to that mind set is by way of coming into the knowledge self.

What inspired you to create this record/album?
I was inspired at first by Jay Electronica's absence and inconsistencies in the game. As a fan of substance filled music I like many were very interested in seeing what he was gonna do for the game. After he took so long to give the people what I felt like they needed to clean themselves up, I felt like it's my duty to do the same thing. Especially since I'm a MC as well under the same doctrine he subscibes to. It's in our lessons that our duty is to civilize the savage. I'm from Chicago and we are reknown in the news as being the epicenter of spiritual warfare and a city filled with savages. So, therein lies my agenda. It's plenty of work to be done.

In these days and times, is there a particular message that you would like to share with the world?
My message is simply educate yourself. And you will discover truth. Accept the truth because it will never change. It's something you can stand on. Listen and observe, also respect what you find. Gain perspective because that's how you get to the bottom of things.

Throughout your career what has been your mantra/theme in creating music. 
Throughout my music career my mantra has been FEEL GOOD MUSIC! I always strive to help people find some serenity by way of music. I think I hit my mark a few times too! Lol.

What drives you personally, spiritually, professionally?
The things that drive me personally are my sons. And also my desire to create environments where love, peace, and happiness can thrive. Spiritually, is my desire to ascend to a place of divinity while I'm alive in this body. I give energy to people through my music and also as a counselor. It helps me elevate spiritually because the more people I can help the more positive energy I'm bringing forth. Spirit and energy are the same thing. Professionally I'm motivated by competition. I'm very competitive and always feel like I have something to prove to those who think I'm not the G that I am. I will make you a believer! Don't ever doubt.

Any words of wisdom/jewels you would like to share with younger generations?
Understanding is the best part. So, gain understanding and then build!

Where can real heads find your music?
ITunes, Apple Music, and Spotify

Are you currently touring or doing shows?
Nothing booked currently but, I am taking offers.

What's your official web/social media site(s)?
@philg119 twitter and IG