What do you do when you want to record a rap album, but then your computer crashes? What do you do when you want to record a rap album, your computer crashes and you can’t afford to buy a new one? What do you do when you want to record a rap album, your computer crashes, you can’t afford to buy a new one, and your hard drive is stolen? Most would probably give up and find a new hobby, but if you ask SoHo rapper, Prince Harvey, the answer is simple; take a trip to the Apple Store.
He knew it wouldn’t be easy, but Prince Harvey was desperate and the chance of putting his music out there and possibly getting discovered was enough of a pro to risk being arrested. His drive to be great was enough to inspire him to get up every day and for five days a week, four months time, travel to the SoHo Apple Store and record an acapella album using mainly his voice (there are a couple guest appearances) and someone else’s microphone. It’s an amazing story that truly gives us all a new outlook on the common question “How bad do you want it?”
“I don’t think I’m poor. Poor is a mentality. I mean, I can be broke—no money in my pocket—but I’ve never been poor. I’ve been rich my whole life,” he says.
– Quote from Prince Harvey taken from The Daily Beast’s feature.
Stream one of the singles from the appropriately titled, PHATASS (Prince Havery At The Apple Store, SoHo) , “Sometimes” via SoundCloud above and be on the look out for the album’s release on July 27th.