(AllHipHop Features) Earlier this month Atlanta rapper Issa dropped his latest project Blue Moon. The 7-track EP was produced entirely by fellow ATL representative Cassius Jay. The album’s title is reflective of the two creators’ experience recording together.
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"We called the project Blue Moon because we're on a new wave, and the moon controls the fact,” says Issa. “Before we got started every session, Cassius always turned the lights dim in the studio and said, ‘Let's go to the moon brah.’ That set the vibe for the whole project and put us in the space that we were in to make this music.”
Blue Moon is the first body of work from Issa since 2015’s This Summer. The singles “Nu Nu” and “Next One” are examples of the NNTME MuCo recording artist showing he is ready to present a new direction for his brand.
"Since my last full project This Summer, I've grown a lot, both mentally and spiritually. However I feel inside is what comes out in my music,” Issa states. “I would say my sound has matured, and this chemistry that me and Cassius have is special.”
Even with Blue Moon now available online, Issa is not done crafting tunes. His combined 230,000 Twitter and Instagram followers can expect even more songs and videos from the Washington, DC transplant over the next eight months. The intention is to ultimately crossover to a mainstream audience as well.
“For the rest of 2016, I plan on continuing to lay my foundation down. I want to really lock in and energize my core fan base,” explains Issa. “I plan on taking my career to new heights this year, growing my music from my core fans to the masses. Look for a lot more music and a lot or visuals. I’m locked and loaded.”
Stream Issa’s Blue Moon EP below.