Emilio Rojas and !llmind are set to release their joint project Life Got In The Way on October 26th. e premiere the official video for the record “Crown Of Thorns”. Emilio had this ti say about the project:

“I haven’t put out a project in a long time… too long. A lot of things were going on in my personal and professional life that made me feel like I should wait. I wanted to set everything up right. I wanted to remove the toxic energy from my circle and surround myself with positive people… BUT I was working the whole time. I was working on myself… working on improving my relationships with everyone close to me, building new relationships with like minded and motivated people… and repairing the relationships that might have been strained by the way I dealt with things. That’s why this project is called Life Got in the Way.

It’s about identifying issues within yourself that you are dealing with – whether you caused them yourself or they were a result of unexpected circumstance, or toxicity beyond your control,” he continued. “It’s about recognizing these things and learning how to process them – and most importantly – it’s about GROWTH. This is my father on the back. My father was a deadbeat. He was abusive… He left my mother and my sisters and me when I was young… but that doesn’t mean he didn’t impact our lives. He was a role model – he taught us about the world by showing us darkness… he set an example for what someone should NEVER aspire to be. This project is about telling that story (in part) and about growing up in environments where we are expected to fail – but somehow managed to find a way and survive.”

Watch the clip below and check out the official tracklist for Life Got In The Way, which you can pre-order now on Apple Music.

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The project I’m about to drop is important. If you’re a new fan or a day one fan – here’s a back story: I haven’t put out a project in a long time… too long. A lot of things were going on in my personal and professional life that made me feel like I should wait. I wanted to set everything up right. I wanted to remove the toxic energy from my circle and surround myself with positive people… BUT I was working the whole time. I was working on myself… working on improving my relationships with everyone close to me, building new relationships with like minded and motivated people… and repairing the relationships that might have been strained by the way I dealt with things. That’s why this project is called “Life Got in the Way”. It’s about identifying issues within yourself that you are dealing with – whether you caused them yourself or they were a result of unexpected circumstance, or toxicity beyond your control. It’s about recognizing these things and learning how to process them – and most importantly – it’s about GROWTH. This is my father on the back. My father was a deadbeat. He was abusive… He left my mother and my sisters and me when I was young… but that doesn’t mean he didn’t impact our lives. He was a role model – he taught us about the world by showing us darkness… he set an example for what someone should NEVER aspire to be. This project is about telling that story (in part) and about growing up in environments where we are expected to fail – but somehow managed to find a way and survive. I really hope you love it. I have so much music and so many things to share with y’all. If you’re ready for #LifeGotintheWay on October 26th make sure you preorder on Apple Music or presave on Spotify!!! Also click the link in my bio and watch the new video for “Crown of Thorns”. Shoutout to @ghazi @nima_empire @empire @soul7beats for giving this project a home. I can’t wait for you guys to hear it!!!

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