After months of preparation, The Captain finally dropped #RAPTURE on July 5th, 2014 at midnight just as he was set to perform at Busboys and Poets! You can download each on Bandcamp at HeisCapStylez.bandcamp.com/music.
We at Obese Citizens are honored to give you #RAPTURE, an album and a mixtape for free!! All we ask is for you to enjoy and pass the buck when it’s convenient! TRW4Eva! #Biggerthanthatfatchild!!! Enjoy RAPTURE!
Today, we’re gonna let The Captain talk about his progression in his life, things that influence him, and things that inspire him to continue his progression.
1st Topic: Growth
Cap: I look at life differently everyday. One day I’ll be loving life for what it is. The next day I’ll be nonchalant at the fact that life is a cycle of living and dying. At the end of the day it’s about acceptance. Accepting yourself and your surroundings is the key to pursuing happiness. I don’t let the media persuade me to believe in philosophies and ideologies that aren’t real. I read, I study, I listen to music, I eat fatty food, I skate…and I believe that I am in good physical and mental shape. As long as I continue this process, my characteristics will grow in a way that will show the world and myself that progression can be visible.
2nd Topic: Influences
Cap: I don’t know why so many people look up to me. Maybe because I can easily admit that I like weed even though my mother forbids, or that I was quick to run to suicide whenever I had a problem. The problem with me is that I let the wrong things and people influence me. I let rappers influence me to think that life is about money (solely), fucking bitches, cutting off people who wasn’t there when I struggled, and material things. I let weed enthusiasts influence me to believe that euphoria could be the best feeling in the world. The bottom line is no one, and I mean NO ONE, knows life’s meaning. Not a rapper, a millionaire, a president, a pastor, NO ONE. However, these influences help me mold my own ideals. My biggest influence are the very same people who say they look up to me. They make me feel like I have a reputation to uphold.
3rd Topic: Inspirations
Cap: Kids. Poets. Artists. Skaters. Athletes. Everyone who has a dream. Everyone who chases their dreams. The people who listen to my music and understand everything. EVERYTHING. Half of the reason why I make music is to relate to the people who’s stories are still untold.
We hope you gained something from today’s post! #RAPTURE drops July 5th!!!
“I Try My Hardest To Understand My Current Position In Life And All Possible Paths I Could Take Without Having To Worry About My Happiness Or Health, But Right Now The World Is In Bad Shape. Fuck All The ‘You Should Be Grateful Becuz Others Don’t Have Anything But They’re Happy’ Bullshit. Yes, You Should Appreciate What You Have, But You Shouldn’t Have To Continuously Settle For Less. My Quality Of Life Is Horrible. I Started School A Year Late. I Had A Developmental Problem When I Was A Child And I Don’t Think I Ever Caught Up To Where I Was Supposed To Be Mentally. Now I Overanalyze Everything. Relationships, My Life Span, Motives, Rules And Regulations, And Much More. I’m Restless. Family Isn’t Family. Friends Aren’t Friends. I’m Too Busy Comparing My Shitty Life With Others. As Soon As I See Happiness That I’m Not Experiencing, I Feel More And More Depressed. I Ask Myself What Am I Doing Wrong All The Time. My Final Answer Is Staying Alive. I Feel That It Isn’t Worth The Mental Frustration And Emotional Torture. I Just Wish There Was Another Way To Ease Pain Without Dying Altogether. But Fuck It.”
– Cap Stylez
The Captain has been in the game longer than most people know, and he’s only twenty years old. From the popular YouTube video “Wake Up Call” to local performances, Cap has been building a moderate amount of buzz without any management besides Dior Paint Jr, his wingman.
Back in the summer of 2011, Cap spoke with the city council to perform at Forest Heights’ community day. He performed his hit single “GOOD”, a Slegdren produced record that aired on a popular indie radio station in Newark, New Jersey.
In 2012, Cap appeared on the Eddie Kayne Show and did an exclusive freestyle for one of Eddie Kayne’s traditional cyphers.
During the Spring 2013 semester at PGCC, Cap was part of the PGCC cypher. The final artists were chosen through auditions, and Cap made it. Fellow artists included Devile (in the pic on the right), Zeus, Cattivo, Loe, and more. Unfortunately the footage wasn’t released due to various location changes.
This is only the beginning! More music and shows are on the way!! #RAPTURE drops July 5th!!!