Hello friends, fans, and casual readers alike. My new album “Oakbrook Downs” just released to rave reviews!
Michael Simpson Jr – Oakbrook Downs
I appreciate all of the support and love I’ve been getting and for those of you that haven’t heard it yet, please go ahead and check it out on iTunes today!
The album is titled “Oakbrook Downs”, and was named after one of the fictitious towns in my short stories. It is the town on the other side of the harbor from another ficticious town I created, Glowstick Bay “Yep, that’s where the name of my production company came from”.
Reviews are overwhelmingly positive so far for my debut album, with some very strong ones like this;
to some not so fond of me ones like this;
But at the end of the day, good reviews or not so favorable, I appreciate them ALL…because it means that you took the time to go out of your way and share your opinion with me. And I guess I can’t really complain…I mean my worst review so far’s biggest criticism of me is that I am an “emotional rapper” and comparable to DRAKE. Do I really have room to be upset at that? 🙂 Of course not. Oakbrook Downs took a lot out of me. Nothing in the world is free. You either pay blood or money…I paid both. I spent I don’t know how much money updating my studio for this album, “and future albums” and I put everything I had into it. I learned a lot from the creation of Oakbrook Downs though. And I’m excited to put out the next one!
We are trying something that has never been done before this year, so we will see what happens. I’m very excited indeed 🙂