suc·cess [suhk-ses] Show IPA
1. the attainment of wealth, position, honors, or the like.
ret·ro·grade [re-truh-greyd] Show IPA adjective, verb, -grad·ed, -grad·ing.
1. moving backward; having a backward motion or direction; retiring or retreating.
Every artist dreams of success but none ever foresees the inevitable decline that comes thereafter. Success In Retrograde is the highly anticipated EP from Ego Free Music Group recording artist John Graham.
Success In Retrograde gives listeners an in-depth perspective on a wide range of topics by taking them back to an era before the glitz and glamour. Taking them back to when beats, lyrics, and delivery were the only things that mattered. Taking them back to the very essence of why they fell in love with hip hop in the first place.
This project is sure to have you deep in thought while nodding your head uncontrollably. John is Accompanied by some of the most talented producers in the industry including: Amir Swain, Kuddie Fresh, Shade Cobain, Brandon Lee, Sizemen, & Mark Henry.
This will be the album that people will be talking about for years to come. From the first track to the very last you're guaranteed to be in for a ride like no other. So tell a friend to tell a friend that the music is Ego Free and the album is Success In Retrograde. We hope you enjoy and become an advocate for music of substance!
released January 11, 2012
First and foremost, thank you to my phenomenal wife who has been the most supportive woman and best friend a man could ask for. Without you and our beautiful baby boy, I couldn't have done this. You two are my motivation.
Thank you to my Mother, Father, friends and family who have been integral in helping me to become the person that I am today. The music is a reflection of my experiences and the people in my experience.
Thank you to each and every talented musician that contributed to this project. Your passion and dedication to your craft is what inspires artists like myself to keep writing.
Big shout out to Ego Free Music Group (@EgoFreeMusicGrp) The time is now and the standards will be raised! Love!!!
Thank you to Q of The Mad Bloggers.com
(@ThroatChopU) for continuing to create amazing visuals for my works. You're support is greatly appreciate brotha!
Thank you to Jose at The Word is Bond.com
(@TheWordIsBond) for sharing my works with a world audience and introducing me to one of the best producers France has ever known in Sizemen.
Thank you to Configa (@Configa) and Nick Light (@Nick8700) for making a dream come true. The video for Back 2 Basics is a milestone that I will never forget. Thank you once again.
A special shout out to the" Supastar" Esha J. (@_Esha_J) for blessing two of my songs with her angelic vocals. I swear this is going to be the year that the world comes to know who you are sis! Love & Light!
Shouts to Ezzie B (@Mindmissiles). and B. Doom (DoomGotBeats) of Prosthetik Intelligentz (@ItsProsthetik) for creating amazing art and inspiring me both professionally and personally. Love & Light to you brothas.
A special thank you to one of the most creative and brilliant minds of boom bap, Shade Cobain (@ShadeCobain)! You're work continues to speak to me in ways I never thought possible. Thank you sir for being who you are!
A huge thank you goes to Manny Sofolawe (@IamMannyWaters) for creating one of the most visually stunning websites I have ever seen. Your talent is awe inspiring sir and I look forward to seeing your continued success!
A special shout to my brothas at Camorra Inc. You all know this is a long time in the making. We're on the way up fellas. Love y'all! C!!!
I'm sure i'm forgetting a ton of people but please know it's not intentional. Love & Light to all and thank you for connecting with the work that we're doing. We will not cease until the standard of music is raised!