"I figure with all the controversy, this is a good time for me to finally reveal my experiences with Korean rapper/entertainer, Crown J.
I remember in the middle of this year, while I was still attending school at Georgia State University, I received a text message from a foreign number saying “Yo, dis Crown, holla at me”. Days later, someone I knew almost nothing about showed up at my house one night wanting to collaborate on some music. It wasn’t until later that I found out he was a well known entertainer from Korea named ‘Crown J’, and realized it could be a good opportunity for me to get exposure overseas.
The first time I actually realized he was pretty well known happened at a Korean grocery store near my house, Super H-Mart. It was just me and Crown doing a little grocery shopping and the next thing I know, people are taking pictures from across the aisle and coming up to him for autographs. From then on, I knew we HAD to make a hit soon.
From the start, I heavily questioned his ability to break into the American market, which was his reason for moving to Atlanta in the first place, but that’s not to say I didn’t respect him for his ambition. I was still aware that he had a following overseas though, and for months, Crown and I worked tirelessly on music in pursuit of his next big hit record. Countless late nights and long conversations about music, girls, cars and eventually lead to the end product… nothing.
I believe the pursuit of perfection is good when you take baby steps. Nobody makes that leap overnight. Crown J was one of those people that desired a perfect product to an unrealistic standard, and I honestly think he missed his opportunity in an industry where names fight to stay relevant. It could have been because he knew he had reached his peak and felt pressure, or maybe he was even unsure about what exactly it was that he wanted. Even after I got signed to my production deal in September, I still reached out to him to see if he wanted to work on a record. We eventually met up again, talked business, and this time just couldn’t work out a deal that made sense for both parties. That was the last time I spoke to him.
I don’t want it to sound like he was a complete waste of my time, because I am extremely grateful I got the experience of working with someone who has been to the top. It taught me patience, and pushed me to further perfect my craft. On top of that, I made some of the dopest beats I’ve ever made in my life (which have yet to be released) that WILL see the day of light sooner or later. There are many more things I could say about Crown J, but I will respect his wishes of keeping certain things secret and I honestly hope things turn out for the better both in his life and music career. -Kato"
Source: KatoDaily @Tumblr
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