Explain "Fly Away" and the origin.
Fly Away is taken for the scripture Ps 55:6: “And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! [for then] would I fly away, and be at rest”. The concepts come from the fact of when Christ Come back, We all who are saved will be caught and fly away like Doves and when I was reading, Ps 55:6 It caught my attention Fly Away and every since then its been on like mina strong.
What made you to start Fly Away and who is involved?
Well me rapping a lot it made me fall in love, With Christ as well as Music from there I wanted to be in charge of what I was doing and so God bless me through my Church, Heart 2 Heart, to give me the go ahead and do this thing. Ever since around 15 when I was in High School this music thang been in my head, I wrote a essay On What I wanted to Be in Life and you know Music being my passion, I said A rapper and record label CEO at the time I stole Phat Boy signed under by the Grapetree label (I have my own logo now) and type my label name in there logo place. At that time I wasn't thinking spiritually and type "Heart Attack Records but I wan't thinking spiritually more like fleshly and God blessed me with a name "Fly Away Records", because when I look back "Heart Attack Records" would have been a weak name. thank God my church and I are involved in this Conspiracy.
Christ He never leaves us hangin.
How is it like working with your mom as your partner?
Well to be truthful we have are ups and down, you wouldn't believe how many time we say we will not work with one another after this, but all in all its cool and fun its a learning experience for us both. Its cool to see people react when they find out were a mother and son team, because I don't look old enough to be 18 and she doesn't look old enough to have a kid my age. One thing I can say is she has skills, and I'm happy I’ll be the first person to work on her behalf, and I’m in awe of her talent and ability to write music just watch July 28th baby !!.
What do you see for yourself and Fly Away Records in the next 5 years?
Well I see myself in five years with a master in music, so I can bring more weight and paper to the table, that's why I’m in college. I'm looking for our label be undersign by one of the big boys like, Tommy Boy, Warner, Interscope, and be a mover and shaker in the industry basically we want to BLOW UP!! and bring brother and sister up with us, I already have a mental list of who we are looking to bring up with us. Caleb u know your one bro.
What do you feel is the toughest part of the music industry?
One Word, Christians. It's seem like as a body in a whole we do each other dirty. Instead of making it easier for one another we make it as difficult as possible. To do good and not do it is a sin and a lot of Christians miss the mark, and when I say do good, I'm saying tell me were I need improvements, Oh don't tell me, ah u sound Dope, when u know I'm looking for help on the production side.I know everyone can't help everybody, but I'm going to do my best to help new ministries out, because this stuff is hard work.. I'm new to the game and I have meet all the devils of the game yet, but I know there more on the way.
What would the ultimate reward for you be?
To actually see soul saved through our ministry, because before music and the glitz and glam it all about soul... Seeing Lives changed, planting seed in people lives, this CD is just another avenue for our ministry. We've been at this for 11 yrs strong be it Prison Ministries, nursing homes, street outreaches, ministry part is not new, just the industry is.
What is your favorite Bible verse and why?
Well its hard for me because I don't have One set favorite script I like Revelation 12: 7-12 when it's talk about the war in heaven when Michael (My Real Name) cast out the devil and the fallen angels and how it was overcame by the blood of the lamb, and I also dig Ephesians 6 dealing with Armor of God the Chapter is dope as can be, but if I would have to say 1 Corinthians 3 1-4,8 These script deal with Charity a.k.a Love because this is what are label and Ministry is out to show. God's Love.
Who do you feel is your biggest influence and why?
Other than God it's defiantly my mom, through God she protects me from a lot of stuff I get myself into she has help to keep me focus with this vision, my Mom is my #1 Friend and Fan.
If you could change one thing in the world what would it be?
On the real I would want change the people who reject Christ as their Lord and Savior, because those would take him at his word would be able to stand in these last days. Only if people would know Christ then they wouldn't have the pains they have. They would know Christ has all of ourr tear in a bottle and he doesn't want none of his Children to perish only if people who rejected him knew.... Then there wouldn't be a reason to turn from Him, Because they would know Life and you can only find life In Christ, because he is the way the truth and the life. So mos def I would want to change that.
If you could have one superhuman power, what would it be?
Well I would like to be “Banaca Man” to help those with super bad breath, but for real I want to be like my man peter and when I walk down the street, folk would be healed by my shadow.To have that healing touch that would be nice!!
What is the worst job you have ever had?
In southern California, there’s a grocery store called Ralph’s, I hated saying “paper or plastic” and all that standing 8hrs a day it bring back bad memories. Having lazy folk make you do there shopping, that was not cool. I don't want to dwell in the past. it hurts.
What can we expect from you in the future?
Well bigger and better things, we hope soon and very soon that we will be on the road recording albums after album, blessing and healing folk with the word of God on our side,this is our First CD (which is dope might say) expect more and harder hitting joints all the time from Fly Away records, and Heart 2 Heart Music Ministries, yo look for us to sign gospel ministries So send demo this way, we are expecting God to blow this thing up.
What is one lesson God is currently teaching you?
Patience...Well since God has blessed me with a Mom who knows and Loves the Lord. In my few yrs Of Life, I have remained a virgin and I waiting and expecting God to bless me with a wife. Patience has become a virtue now !!. I'm not tripping, because I know God will bring me wife in due time.
Any Last Words?
I just want to give my Props Out to my Fam and friends they know who they so there no need to give shout out to each individual person. But I want to holla at Merle Anderson (If ur out there holla back) who help me put together my first rhyme and his partner David Gomez a.k.a Dj Trippin R.I.P some heads may know David. I want to thank them for planting that seed. Thanks Caleb for the help in this interview, you know
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