Out of this bedroom/studio I witnessed firsthand amazing music being made. I’m pretty sure that, when people listen to Jabee’s Lucky Me, they would never believe that this Hip Hop album was recorded in a Boylan Heights bedroom . The music industry, like other creative endeavors, is full of people chasing their dreams. With following your dreams comes financial strain, the stress of balancing “day jobs” to pay bills while still dedicating time to the goals that consume your heart, and pumping much of the hard-earned money from your “day job” into a craft that may or may not ever pay you back. Out of those conditions are born studios with ‘70s décor, makeshift “soundproofing” that likely irritates all the neighbors and, thankfully, amazing music for us to enjoy. There most certainly is beauty in the chase, but it definitely is not glamorous.
|The printed cloths surrounding Commissioner Gordon's recording booth extend from the ceiling to the floor.|
|Jabee leans over a stool in the bedroom-studio to make last minute edits to his lyrics.|
|Jabee transfers lyrics from his notebook to his phone so they will be legible while recording in the booth.|
|Jabee writes new lyrics on Commissioner Gordon's bed, as Gordon looks on in the background.|
|Jabee recording in the booth, which sits beside Gordon's collection of vinyl records.|