To me, the risks taste sweeter than the rewards.
6-3-2013, when asked about fears and doubts.
To me, the risks taste sweeter than the rewards.
6-3-2013, when asked about fears and doubts.
Dear Loyal Fans & Friends alike,
I have surpassed the feelings of excitement at this point in my life. What you all see here, is the final art cover for the much anticipated follow up to ‘Believe in Me’ titled ‘Follow My Lead’. Below I have gone ahead & listed the tracks on this album (along with their artworks!) as well as a brief description for each individual song. Thank you for being patient with me after all this time. The album is set to drop 12/13/2014 & pre-orders will be taking place later this month. Thank you!
1. Next Time
‘Next Time’ isn’t so much a song, but instead a lyrical and ambitious promise, that the next time Faballistic has the chance to really shine, he’s going to seize the moment in a way that it won’t result in failure…
2. Into The Void
‘Into The Void’ is a song about this feeling of emptiness the artist feels (stemming from his self-doubt, being broke, being a homewrecker due to losing the love of his life & constantly worrying about what’s happening in the world) & so his only way to feel lifted from it, is Hip Hop music…
3. Kid Wit Soul
‘Kid Wit Soul’ is yet another spectacle of Faballistic’s wordplay as he proclaims himself the apprentice to the masters of Hip Hop, addresses critics of his name/the previous group he was affiliated with & ultimately staying true to the game of Hip Hop; all with a lyrical flare…
4. Truth (featuring KIK & 3Soul)
‘Truth’ is being described and redefined by each artist in this track (Faballistic, KIK & 3Soul); plain & simple except delivered in way where it doesn’t so sound so ‘plain & simple’…
5. Follow My Lead
‘Follow My Lead’ is truly a compilation of words of wisdom by Faballistic as he tries to set an example for all to follow & also to develop an actual following…
6. Time Machine
‘Time Machine’ is literally the artist taking us back to his dearest memories that of which include being with his friends, falling in & out of love, and basically what he misses the most…
7. Writer’s Block (featuring Playboii Jay)
‘Writer’s Block’ is a song for those who suffer from having trouble finding the right words to honor those they’ve lost; dedicated to George Badillo Jr, Juju Garcia & to anyone who has lost someone…
8. Dominatrix (featuring Quentin & Angelie Nicole)
‘Dominatrix’ is a love song however, it’s about love for a beautiful woman who has ultimate domination over Faballistic’s mind; bringing the best out of him…
9. A Night Out (Finally) (featuing Angelie Nicole)
‘A Night Out (Finally’ is a 3 act story revolving around Faballistic’s itch to go out & enjoy the night he’s earned for himself while encouraging others to do so as well…
10. Son of Bad
‘Son of Bad’ is yet another 3 act story following a young boy growing up under the influence of drugs, dangerous figures & ultimately we’re given the moral to be learned from his demise…
11. My Time (Nothing Else)
‘My Time (Nothing Else’ is the conclusion to the FOLLOW MY LEAD album as Faballistic once again signs off leaving us an idea of where his mind is now at & where he plans to go…to the top.
Hello loyal fans & new fans alike,
October 20th is my late brother’s 26th birthday (or at least, he would have been 26) and to honor him, I present a song called “Writer’s Block”. Produced by Tory Law & featuring Playboii Jay, the song explores the idea of having trouble finding the right words to write with about a loved one who has passed; seemingly only able to find your inspiration and/or message through a bottle of liquor.
To my brother’s memory, along with the loved ones still alive today, I dedicate this song…but not only to them, but to anyone and everyone who knows what this feels like. I know how badly we wish we could bring them all back; even if for just one night…even to share one shot together & talk about the good times or bring them up to speed on what they’ve missed.
This will be the first track I drop from my “Follow My Lead” album which will be available for purchase December 13th, 2014. Just remember 12/13/14 okay? It’s easy I hope haha. Thank you for your time, condolences & interest; I appreciate you all.
Happy Birthday George.
I don’t sleep in, I enjoy every dream
I always see, who I miss the most;
In it I say what needs to be said
Visit my Midwest, home from this west coast;
Sure the night’s rest is great
Still I wake up feeling heavier;
Being everywhere, at once
is exactly why I envy-air:
My reality is challenging
Music is my Calvary
Cause everything else is just-baffling;
Times are changing…
Minds are changing…
Lives are changing
And I guess I’m just chasing;
This wild goose around
I’m making so many excuses now;
That’s why I sleep so sound
Living feels so damn exclusive now;
That’s why my eyes are always red
That’s why hair’s always a mess;
All these running processes
in my head, in bed I feel content;
I’m paying my dues, my rents
And I’m paying the consequence;
I’m-depressed…it seems like
But that’s why I’m on-this-quest
Off-my-chest & hung up for later
I’m ready to sleep again even deeper;
I’m a heavy sleeper, dreamer
But will wake up as your strongest preacher.
She’s been hurt and deserted,
But on the surface She looks perfect;
Stares at selfies, helping
to convince She’s a happy person;
this can’t be worse than,
stress from the shifts She’s workin;
No clubs, no twerkin, She’s a
homebody just channel surfin;
Heartbreaks & hopelessness
are why He’s closing up;
He still wants to open his
heart if only girls looked close enough;
He won’t give up,
Though He’s reminded of emptiness;
Watching love in movies
makes Him want to keep attempting it:
She hears a song,
that echoes her story entirely;
Admiring how each lyric
boosts Her spirit, it’s inspiring;
Getting Her through the day
Getting Her through the night;
She’s forgotten her worries
’cause surely She’s found her knight;
He plays his song,
for the millionth time, as always;
It’s heard, not listened to
Roommates gather in the hallway:
In a small way,
It’s not a song but instead;
A call out for His dream girl
In the real world but will it trend?
She’s got her ticket
packed her bag for a visit;
He’s got his ticket
Needs to escape this life to live it;
Her shyness keeps climbin’
yet she smiles a mile wide;
His adventurous side
lifts him hundreds of miles high;
She stands excited
the plane’s been sighted and lands;
Of all its passengers
She sees Him with a guitar in his hands;
He stops and gazes
at these new faces but focuses;
His stare at Her standing there
and loses his hopelessness;
They exchange grins
In their statue-like stands;
Fantasizing being hand in hand
Having the same flight plan;
A boy meets girl classic
But their moment passes;
She turns to sit and wait
He turns to claim his baggage;
She wanted his name, Her name
He didn’t think she’d grant it;
If only He had stayed
They’d know Her playlist had it;
That song She’s still playing
Is that same song He crafted;
I emptied out my heart tonight. I wasn’t sure how much of it I wanted to open but none the less I spilled out my emotions; every last drop. When combined with thoughts marinated in the sweetest of the concepts of love, I know the downpour had to of been overwhelming. I couldn’t control it! Once I opened my mouth, and said what had to be said…for her…and myself I guess…I couldn’t be silenced. I knew the consequence would alter the relationship but not necessarily break the bond; I took the risk. Life is too sudden to be stingy with love and truth.
I was told if you’re holding onto something that’s one of a kind, you should never keep it to yourself…and so……I gave my honest heart. What will be done with it, now that I’ve exposed so much? I took the risk and am curious to see where it leads…or possibly ends. Though I’d hate for that result.
I may have emptied my heart but she has the opportunity to refill it with new emotions; still I feel residuals of the old feelings. This is my way of affection…this is my expression.
Dear Fans of the Century,
Being back home in Aurora was nostalgic in its own way and I almost feel like I left it before I could fully intake every feeling of sentiment. Interacting with my old friends and adventuring with my family was by the far the greatest joy I’ve had in so many months; I even got to reunite my siblings together which hadn’t been done in YEARS. Even though I performed the Saturday before leaving, I must say that going to home to that warm embrace makes me want to do more in my career.
I’ve never felt so lonely and yet I’ve never been so motivated; I’ve been feeling both simultaneously. Going home as a man of ‘success’ was so rewarding. I’ve always measured my steps in the right direction by the appreciation and sincere encouragement from others. So knowing I have people cheering me on and loving what I do makes me feel like I was born for this.
I received an email a week within my vacation and it was from a fan I’ve acquired in Sweden. I didn’t think my music had extended globally already but hey, I’m all about world domination (musically! Not Hitler style). Ilona, my newest fan, had told me she stumbled upon my music, LOVED IT and was eager to hear my newest material. I appreciate her appreciation and I can’t wait to deliver my word.
Now that I’ve returned to San Bernardino, it’s back to business then. I have a lot to work on and to deliver but the heap of lyrics I’ve got to polish up won’t be sat on for much longer. It’s time to unleash the flurry of music I’ve been dying to expose to you all. So until then, thanks for your patience and loyalty; it’s paying off for both of us.
All my life I’ve been called lucky.
Even during the worst of times, I was told to consider myself lucky because things “could be worse”.
I was raised to keep a positive mind and appreciate what little we had; lucky us.
Often enough the foundation for this frame of mind gets meddled with yet still it stands strong.
Understanding this, I’ve evaluated situations & whether or not they ended well…I value their existence.
Every rejection has opened the door toward a greater acceptance.
Every ounce of pain has strengthened my endurance.
Every argument I’ve lost has sharpened my expression.
Every sun risen is someone else’s sun setting so just be happy Earth is still spinning; luckily.
I don’t consider myself lucky anymore because I feel the need for a stronger word.
Words like ‘Fortunate’ and ‘Blessed’ sprint into my mind as I read the sentence above and yet I feel like they don’t do justice to my perspective on where my life currently is and where it’s headed.
I can say without hesitation I’ve peaked in happiness because everything I had ever longed for has finally started to develop and I am living in the best of times; lucky me right?
When I thank God, I’m told to consider myself blessed.
When I thank my loved ones for their contributions, I’m told to consider myself fortunate.
All my life I’ve been called lucky…so what do I call myself?
After all the choices and consequences I’ve made in my life, I say for now……I’m rewarded……and that word is strong enough for me.