The Sandmann's Journal, Volume 1
BookBaby, 6 jun. 2016 - 200 pagina's
As a Hip Hop artist, Wilfred Kanu Jr. has a few akas, such as: Freddy Will | his stage name |, Afrikanblac and Freddy Will Tha Sandmann. In this volume of the Sandmann’s Journal you will find entries on some of Freddy Will’s preferred celebs, rides, West African cuisines, an introduction to Sierra Leone and the process of releasing his first two albums and books. These entries personify the early stage of his music and writing careers when he established his record, publication and distribution companies in Toronto, Canada | through which he releases his albums and books |. During the period of 2007 to 2012, he was new in Toronto. There were very few places where he could interchange sociable courtesies. He had no choice but to go independent.
Using multiple talents, he became an executive producer, publicist, graphic designer, promoter, author, blogger, philanthropist and music producer rolled in one. To secure his legacy, find a balance between the creative and business side of the industry while adjusting to his new city he promoted his music on social networking sites and published a blog website. This journal started as a news page on his website when he noticed that the page had become a reference point for a Hip Hop antagonist who, from behind the scenes used subtle methods to sabotage his connections or publicized events. Realizing this, Freddy Will transformed his news page to his blog site. These entries were published on that site. This is why there are dates under each title; to indicate when they were originally published. The entries were reedited for this Journal.
8 years later, the blog produced an audience of over 30, 000. As a Hip Hop artist who gives his views on various subjects Freddy Will could not allow political correctness to stand in the way of his narrative. Giving fans a look into the development and the release of his albums and books and these journal entries served as a platform to dispel negative facts, misleading rumors or misconceptions of Hip Hop Kulture in general. The purpose is to demonstrate that, in addition to talent, and social influence, Hip Hop artists can also be intellectually inclined. This journal covers Freddy Will's strong views on religious, cultural and traditional beliefs, issues related to romantic relationships, human and civil rights. To promote his books and albums these entries express what he is about.