“THE HARDEST THINGS IN LIFE EVENTUALLY MAKE US STRONGER” –FITTED-
Writing an artist bio is almost impossible considering that the story is never over. When you consider how sensitive people are and how much criticism surrounds us daily it gets even more impossible when you consider what to include, or what to leave out. I hate to judge myself. A bio to me is almost like writing a song because you have a beginning, middle, and an end. In this case there really isn’t an ending because the show still goes on. The problem is how we choose to view and analyze another person’s life.
l will start with the present. I write and record on a weekly basis. For a life that seems so fulfilling and exciting it can be boring at times sitting in a vacant room with a microphone and speakers blaring music all so I can write the next song that I think the next person will like. It’s also stressful considering that I am my own worst critic. My home in the inner city of Cohoes is about 3 hours from New York City and about 15 minutes from the states capital Albany. It’s funny because I always say that I want to tour non-stop and live in a place where the lights are bright, the city never sleeps, and the girls and weather are both hot. But the truth is, as much as I love to travel this is the only home I will ever know and it’s where I get most of my inspiration.
In high school at Columbia High, I was somewhat of a class clown and didn’t do too much but skip school, play basketball, and break up with girls more often than I was dating them. Some would say I was inconsiderate of other people’s feelings but I was more of lost cause. I struggled to find an identity because I was the minority. Fitting in was hard considering that I didn’t get along with most people. It wasn’t until my junior year when I found that music was my passion. It became clear before I finished high school that this is what I was made to do.
Shortly after high school I attended Hudson Valley Community College for a few years and studied Criminal Justice. But as history repeats its self I found myself doing the same things I was doing in high school because history, math, science and all the other things that come with an education just don’t interest me.
Toward the end of my college career I became painfully miserable because it just wasn’t my thing anymore. I put together a website and started to market myself to different people. Over the next few years the buzz started to pick up along with my music maturing and what seemed like forever changed in a short period of time.
The birth of an Artist
In 2012 Fitted came into the New Year on the heels of over 30 shows and a lot of buzz along with regular rotation on radio stations locally and numerous radio interviews at WAJZ -JAMZ 96.3-, WCDB, WVCR -88.3 the saint-, and WRPI. “Between 2011 and 2012 he has shared the stage with many big acts including The Wu-Tang Clan, Big Sean, Chris Webby, Roscoe Dash, The Nappy Roots, LiL Kim, Dmx, Sheek Louch, and Saigon. In March 2012 Fitted did his first major collaboration with the Grammy nominated and Multiplatinum selling Group “The Nappy Roots” in a remix to his original song “Counting Sheep”. They performed the song live in his hometown and shot the music video the same night 3 streets over from his house. Weeks later after video release local press picked up on “Fitted” and featured him front page of the area’s largest Newspaper (The Times union) and also (The Daily Gazette) in the same day making him a staple in the Upstate Newyork music scene. After linking up with James Jones (Marketing) at Warner Music Group in 2011 “Fitted” has been able to get his music in front of industry reps but his plan is as straight forward as his hat and that is to remain independent.
-Through my eyes(Ep)– 2007 (iTunes)
-Remember Me (mixtape) – 2010- (Available on website)
- Between Now and Forever (Ep) - 2011 (iTunes)
-Vacant Thought’s (mixtape) -2012 (Available on Website)
-Counting Sheep- 2011 (YouTube)
-I miss you ft Leah Jung- 2011 (YouTube)
-Monsters- 2012 (YouTube)
-Counting Sheep (Remix) ft the Nappy Roots 2012 (YouTube)
-My Town ft Various artist- 2012(YouTube)