The Captain has decided to give his music a solid push by dropping #RAPTURE, a double disc feature (an album and a mixtape). He’s still working independently: long studio sessions, various collaborations, videos, freestyles and shows are all in the works. The release date is July 5th, but Cap has a lot of time to make more music for the world to enjoy.
#RAPTURE is a conceptual project about the second coming of Cap Stylez. The story behind this album revolves around Cap’s ambition as an artist trying to find his destiny while fighting depression due to the lack of attention received from the music industry and everyone who knows what he’s going through in his personal life. Being independent can be very stressful when money needs to be invested and an artist doesn’t appeal to the local audience they promote their music to. This is the story of Fisherman Cap, the bipolar yet enlightened emcee who’s considered to be an outcast to the public, a role model to his peers, and a light of hope for anyone who’s willing to do anything to pursue their happiness.
#RAPTURE is expected to have 40+ songs (including a select few from #BeforeTheRAPTURE), but Cap has been recording for this project since October 2013, so 2014 will definitely be packed with a lot of music to enjoy. Cap Stylez announced on Twitter that listeners can digitally download the #RAPTURE album version either for $10 on Bandcamp.com, while the mixtape version will be available for free. Physical copies of the album version will be sold by preordering on Bandcamp while the mixtape edition will be limited edition. Either way, #RAPTURE is guaranteed to win listeners over.
The Captain has suggested that #RAPTURE may be his final release. As saddening as this news is, all we can do is hope for the best and anticipate the outcome after months of built hype and pre-released music. We certainly don’t wish that Cap carries out his wish to take himself out, but whether he does or not, #RAPTURE will guarantee that the Captain’s legacy lives on forever.