Ender Wright - The Price is Pride

Ender Wright – The Price is Pride

 

ARTIST NAME: Ender Wright

 

SONG TITLE: The Price is Pride

 

Genre: Hip Hop/Pop

 

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On November 29th, 2016, Ender Wright was teaching English at a High School in New Jersey.

 

One day later, on the 30th, Ender was called down to the principal’s office and was immediately fired because a student of his had dug through the internet and found his old music.

 

Ender had started rapping at age 14 with his best friend Box. From 14 to 22, the two of them wrote thousands of songs, released 8 mixtapes and half a dozen music videos, performed at many legendary New Jersey venues, and were featured on some popular blogs. Ironically, it was the oldest mixtape Ender had ever released that the student found first. It took about two days for that mixtape, along with all the other mixtapes and videos, to spread around the school like wildfire.

 

Ultimately, the principal decided that employing a teacher who used to be a rapper would be too much of a headache, regardless of how much the students had enjoyed Ender’s class.

 

So, Ender did the only reasonable thing he could think of. He recorded a new mixtape in under two weeks and blasted it to every student he had taught, using the school’s teacher to student communication app. Then, after taking some time to save money, he packed up his Toyota Corolla and moved to Los Angeles to once again pursue a career in music.

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Discuss your composition and melody.

A contemplative song about overcoming ego in order to save a relationship.

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State the name of your producer and elaborate on the song.

The song was produced by d becc. When d becc and I first started working together, he had sent me a Dropbox folder full of beats. I gravitated to this one immediately because of the Khalid-esque guitar. I almost never have to think of what to write about, the mood of the beat tells me what to say. When I heard this one, out poured a story about a guy realizing he needs to overcome his ego and apologize for the way he treated the girl he loves.

 

He acknowledges his handling of the situation was immature, apologizes, and vows to never make the same mistake again.

 

I’ve been with my girlfriend Sam for 10 years since we were 17, and this was an important lesson I learned early on. That lesson manifested itself in The Price is Pride, one of my favorite songs I’ve ever written.

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Discuss the lyrics of the song.

The lyrics of the song are simple, yet poetic. They tell a story of a guy who has made a mistake and is coming to terms with the fact that he will either self-destruct in his misery or overcome his ego and save his relationship. Using imagery and figurative language, the lyrics tell the story as it unfolds.

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Elaborate on your music career.

Ender Wright is both a songwriter and artist. Since he moved to Los Angeles, he has written for artists from many different genres. With Payday Vibes, he will begin to share his own music with the world.

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Brief us on how you are reaching fans with your music.

Ender is reaching his fans through a few avenues: social media, Instagram ads, ads on popular blog websites via Found.ee, Playlisting, and blogs.

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Discuss your motive behind making music.

Ender has been making music since he was 14 years old. He is motivated by Love and the hope he can spread it through the songs he creates. Making music is not so much a choice as it is a necessity for him.

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Discuss your songwriting.

Ender typically begins writing a song as d becc, his friend and collaborator, makes a beat.

 

Melodies come first, almost instantaneously, followed by lyrics. The mood of the beat tends to define the lyrics of the song.

 

Occasionally, he will freestyle melodies and then lyrics later, depending on the vibe in the studio.

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Elaborate on your work and achievement so far in your music career.

To date, Ender’s first mixtape, Speak Easy Vol.1, has generated 25k+ streams.

 

In addition, he wrote and is featured on Kaleidoscope by Sarathi.

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Tell us your opinion on using rhymes dictionary or writing software to develop lyrics.

Because of his background in Rap/Hip Hop, Ender is strictly against using a rhyme dictionary or writing software.

 

Lyrics are his passion, and he believes that they should come from one’s own thoughts. To tell your story you need to use your own words.

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Discuss the music industry.

The music industry, like any successful industry, is fucked (broken if cursing is not okay).

 

People with a lot of power and money take advantage of those with talent, but little knowledge or experience.

 

He thinks the only way to succeed in the industry is to become as knowledgeable as possible about all aspects of it, and then to stay true to who you are. Independence, or at the very least leverage when signing deals, is key.

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Tell us how you prepare for a recording session.

Ender does very little to prepare for a recording session. He says, “I guess I fill my 32oz water bottle, maybe drink some caffeine, maybe smoke some weed, and wear something comfy.”

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Brief us on your preference in terms of tempo as in up-tempo, mid-tempo or slow tempo.

Ender has no preference and enjoys writing to all tempos of music, whatever fits the mood.

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Discuss your shows or live performance.

Ender has yet to perform under his new moniker but has shows coming soon.

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Send a message across to your fans and supporters.

Be kind to others and be honest with yourself.

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Tell us what makes this song unique from others.

The song is unique in the fact it has commercial appeal but uses complex lyricism.

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Tell us the themes of most of your compositions.

Most of Ender’s songs are about Love, Relationships, and enjoying the little things in life.

 

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