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22: The Mid-Flight Number

On March 22, 2010, I founded Mid-Flight LLC. with the immediate aim of establishing Mid-Flight Music Group for my new music life. I don’t remember if I chose this day on purpose or not but I noticed it once I finished with all of the paperwork. This is key because on June 22, 1986, I was born in Montgomery, Alabama. With Mid-Flight being a rebirth for me, it cannot be understated how much the day 22 means to me.

It’s all rocky as a new business owner. It’s even rockier as an amateur rapper/producer/engineer in one. I didn’t celebrate anything in 2011 – there was nothing to celebrate. I had the first Stallion out, but as would be my Achilles heel, it went under the radar and I wasn’t too solid with my style. Post Stallion II: Iron Mic, I was working on Married 2 The Game and eventually 10 The Hard Way when I heard Jay Z’s song “Glory” that he made for his newborn daughter Blue Ivy. It made me think about Mid-Flight, which was MY child. I wrote “Congratulations” pretty quick off the inspiration of the lines he repeated throughout the song:

“The most amazing feeling I feel
Words can’t describe the feeling for real
Baby I paint the sky blue
My greatest creation was you”

2012 – “Congratulations”

During this era, I did everything. What it was and always has been: I didn’t have the money to export the responsibilities and also I’m a complete creative person who creates through different avenues. So armed with my Canon T3i, I enlisted my peer/counterpart/the guy that I followed into music – Dat Boi Verse to film my first video that I went and edited to look like an amateur, choppy video on purpose to get the intimacy of it captured. Everybody seems to love that video (I love it too, but with a million criticisms of myself, as usual).

 

2013 – “Flight 3 (Flight Anniversary)”

2013…was cool, looking back on it. I dropped the 10 The Hard Way mixtape in February 2014, which was supposed to be a tape with me and Ice Holloway but turned out to be solo. I followed that up with “Flight 3 (Flight Anniversary)” on March 22, 2013. I named it like this because after “Congratulations”, I wanted to make a song for every year on this date. I made the beat myself as 10 The Hard Way was the last jacked beats tape I would drop for a while as I worked on my Married 2 The Game album.

2014 – Flight IV (EP album)

So skipping to 2014, I had a super song planned for Flight IV (March 22, 2014). It was 2 songs in one – “Rev Up” and “Everything Flight”, self-produced by me again. Now, I recorded these songs but wasn’t happy with the quality so I planned to redo them WHILE AT THE SAME TIME, there was the usual clashing with the team going on. **Real shit**, that energy killed my energy for the song. I put them on the shelf and planned them for a summer release. So instead of a super song, I prepared an EP, spawning my single “Throne”, that I released 2 months later in May.

That was May 2014. This is May 2017.

That was the last MFMG Anniversary music I dropped but not the last planned. 2015’s was supposed to be Numbers Game, which would’ve been a label project with all artists having solos and posse cuts. The name was a take on it being a numbers game with all of the artists together coming together to make this thing a success. The studio was booked, beats were being checked out, social media was ready – everything. This was going to give everybody music, a chance to create without worrying about how and to get us started on promoting us – together…

…I released my Numbers Game mixtape on January 1, 2016, and the subsequent shorter EP version months later on all streaming services. 2015’s would-be Flight Anniversary song Nobody, Just Us was including on there, closing out the EP and mixtape versions. There was no 2016 Anniversary content – 2016 was trash. When the smoke cleared, there was nobody left. The number from Numbers Game was now one.

 2015 – “Nobody, Just Us” ***

I had a slight idea on doing something for March 22, 2017 but skipped it. I was too busy rebuilding my greatest creation to properly give it focus. But on March 22, 2018, I’ll make up for my mistakes.

-Ty’Ron

Posted by AllMFMG / in FEATURES, WHAT'S HOT

Life’s Hard On The Moon

   “Fuck it, why fight it? I wasn’t made for admiration/ Me saying shit like that gets you further agitated” is a line that lives in the middle of “Champagne” but is an over-arching theme over a course of Ty’Ron projects. They’re my responses to contentious relationships with certain women at different times. I made none of them linear in the verses so that it’s never at one person or even my situation sometimes. All are true but written with my artistic liberty. I know that it paints a certain picture that this type of song has been more prevalent music so far but really, they started out lighthearted with “Champagne” and that took on a life of itself. I PROMISE, it gets better – I’m making it up to you, ladies!

JUST RELAX…

Starting out with an infamous Mike Tyson interview to open, in which Tyson says “I usually don’t do interviews with women unless I fornicate with them. So you shouldn’t talk, unless…you know…”, Champagne was designed to capture the recklessness of Mike Tyson in keeping with the theme of Stallion II: Iron Mic – relating my sophomore mixtape year with that of a young Tyson trying to navigate the top of the boxing world. It was originally going to be called “Pink Champagne” and have a totally different angle but then *things happened*. I weaved through a lot of true situations tied together over Jay Z’s Girls, Girls, Girls beat and ended up with *what I thought* was a funny song about dismissing a frustrating chick with the asshole move of telling her to “drink champagne instead of talking to me”. It wasn’t. It became a favorite among my male Flight members and fans.

“Think they number 1 – you ain’t number 1, at best, you number 5. Behind the money, behind the fame, behind the dreams, behind wifey, behind the job. Goddamn, you might be number 15! Play that 15 to ya goddamn strongest point, shit why you wanna be number 1. Life hard on the moon, bitch.”

That’s all I heard.
And I fell for it…because I listen to the people…

Champagne:

IT’S A COLD GAME

While working on the self-made Married 2 The Game album, I had a sample that I loved to death! I listened to it over and over until it became quite clear to me what it would end up being – the sequel to Champagne. The interlude before the song was a play on words – with the original context being the man packing and leaving with me wanted it to be taken as conversation during sex (listen to it with that in mind now). The actual song is about how cold the actual game is when you’re dealing with the opposite sex, only from my perspective. I really feel like art is best when rooted in truth and I use music to get my truths out. …My truths need some work. I love all of my songs – all of them – but this one, is one of my favorites. I had/have high hopes for people when they hear it. The wordplay, the beat with its sonic changes, the sample meshing with the “frienenemy” theme of it – I love it.

“Tell me that you love me but I doubt that that’s the truth/ I’m the boss and you don’t have to see the license for the proof/
I’m just giving you the business, ironic/ Reagan Era baby with the physical, trickle down economics”

Cold Game Interlude:

Cold Game:

By the way, the last line of the 3rd verse is flipped from Beanie Sigel, not me! Shout out to Beans (Jay Z’s “Stick 2 The Script”) – don’t pin that completely on me!

There’s a lot of tie-ins with my music and I thought it was appropriate to start this kind of feature out with the most obvious one. Champagne began as a track that entertained me but I didn’t take too serious and kinda morphed into something that’s low-key a staple after Cold Game. I do want to be careful about how I come off if I do continue but it’s still all in the name of entertainment. As long as I make sure I show my love for women in my music, I think we’ll be okay, right?

Let’s toast to that.

– Ty’Ron

Posted by AllMFMG / in Flight Day, MUSIC

Flight Day (7-22-16)

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Back on track, here’s a new drop from Ty’Ron on the Flight Day (same as every 22nd of every month). Presenting two tracks this time, “People Like Me” finds Ty’Ron stressing his value over a sparce Scarface sample while “Real Nigga Heaven” is a rework of the Chedda Da Connect hit Flicka Da Wrist.

Listen to these tracks on the MFMGNow! app (Google Play Store and Apple App Store for free), SOUNDCLOUD, MIDFLIGHTMUSIC.COM and APPLE MUSIC


Posted by AllMFMG / in BLOG

A Dangerous Game

What are the rules in a dogfight?

From what I gather, there are none unless you’re not a dog. I won’t delve in to a full dog metaphor, so we can keep it strictly human. Whatever you do, whether it be the music business, movie business, grocery, toy manufacturing, etc – there is some form of competition in this world.

Whom shall I answer to, except for my Lord? It damn sure won’t be somebody vying for my spot.
(For you athiests, this ain’t the time for that BS, you get it).

Don’t think I’m going to underthink, I will always understand. Don’t think that I underwork, I always take care of business. Don’t think that I won’t catch you because I already forsee the race.

What we DON’T talk about are the real issues that are truly unspoken. Not for social consumption, not for public opinion. We turn it into fire and burn each other until that weak melts off and we’re back to being focused. I’m not too tough nor am I coldhearted.

I signed up for a dangerous game. I’m just really ready to play. So when I look around in my circle, and then look over us and at our stands, I need you to understand: You lose when you’re not ready to win.

This grind will not be what you’re expecting. This takeover will not go the way you think. This victory will not be like what you’re used to. Change for people is very dangerous because it challenges us to adapt our mind and behavior from what we’re comfortable with. We accept it for what we want like money and people but not for the labors of success and loss of poisonous relationships. Usually change comes when circumstances takes it out of our hands.

I’m the circumstances.

My name is Ty’Ron and I’m the dangerous part of this game.

#numbersgame #MFMGNow