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$imba P: Unveiling "As Above So Below" - An Introspective Journey Through Sound

Written by Alexandria Anglade

Music is often a reflection of life's intricate tapestry, and for $imba P, his latest project "As Above So Below" serves as a captivating sonic journey through his own unique experiences and evolution as an artist. With "I DO" set to release on September 28th and the full project dropping on October 19th, $imba P invites listeners into a world where the highs and lows of an underground artist's life are laid bare, all set against a backdrop of musical experimentation and spiritual exploration.

"As Above So Below" - The Debut Project

$imba P's "As Above So Below" is a culmination of three years of artistic refinement. It is a project that encapsulates the essence of his journey, from the moment he joined TheGr8Thinkaz and relocated to Chicago following a harrowing incident where someone he trusted held him at gunpoint. This project offers an unfiltered, honest look at the life of an underground artist navigating the complexities of today's music industry. It delves into the duality of his own character as he seeks balance and reinvention, all while creating an interdimensional sonic experience that feels like a movie.

A Departure from the Norm

What sets "As Above So Below" apart from $imba P's previous works is the depth of refinement. After three years of artistic growth and honing his craft, this project showcases a more mature and experimental sound. While grounded in hip-hop, the album pushes boundaries creatively, touching on spirituality as Simba P's own spiritual journey has evolved.

The Creative Process

$imba P's creative process revolves around immersing himself in an idea or concept and building the music around it. "As Above So Below" emerged as a concept exploring the interconnectedness of different realms and the concept of balance. The lyrics flowed naturally as he experienced life, and he used beats he had purchased at the age of 16 as the foundation. Over time, he refined his sound, even taking singing lessons to expand his vocal abilities.

Overcoming Life's Challenges

Life's challenges, both personal and professional, presented obstacles throughout the project's production. Yet, the biggest hurdle was the organizational aspect of the rollout, from ensuring clean edits to other essential details. With the support of his team, $imba P overcame these challenges, recognizing the importance of preparation in the creative process.

Authenticity Above All

$imba P's advice to aspiring artists is simple yet profound: "Be authentic, be you, be interdimensional." He encourages artists to embrace their uniqueness and be open to exploring new creative avenues.

Collaborations with Fellow Thinkaz

The "As Above So Below" project is not just a solo effort. $imba P collaborated with fellow Thinkaz, including Gr8Sky, Jeff K%NZ, Mother Nature, John Jones, and H.Kal-el. These collaborations were not only artistically enriching but also a testament to the camaraderie and creative synergy within the collective.

Memorable Moments in the Studio

One standout moment during the project's creation was the making of "Space Jam," the first single.$imba P, Gr8Sky, and Jeff K%NZ came together and crafted the track with raw energy and lyrical prowess. It marked a pivotal moment where Simba P truly held his own as a Thinka.

A Sonic Adventure for Everyone

Listeners can expect a new sound, a new era from $imba P in "As Above So Below." His expanded sound is a testament to his growth as an artist, offering a unique blend of styles and genres to cater to a diverse audience.

Tracks of Significance

Two tracks that hold special significance for $imba P are "The Death Of My Ego" and "Tonight." The former represents a vulnerable moment of self-reflection, while the latter is a funky and enjoyable collaboration with John Jones.

A Message to Connect and Inspire

$imba P's music aims to connect with people on a deep level. He hopes that his story, experiences, and life lessons will inspire others, whether it's by sharing their dreams or finding the strength to persevere.

Visuals, Activations, and More

The project is not just about music. Visuals for "Space Jam" are already out, with more to come. $imba P is also hosting activations in his hometown of Champaign, IL, and Chicago, offering fans a chance to connect with him on a personal level.

A Mark on the Industry

$imba P envisions "As Above So Below" as his arrival in the music industry. It's a milestone in his journey, and he's here to stay. While preparing for acting endeavors and crafting new music, he aims to make his mark and inspire others to be the best versions of themselves.

A Multifaceted Future

$imba P's future is multifaceted, with acting aspirations and a new project on the horizon. While he keeps the details close to his chest, he's excited about the new sound he's creating and looks forward to sharing it with the world.

Staying Connected

Fans and listeners can stay updated by following $imba P on Instagram (@Iam_simbap), TikTok (@iamsimbap), Twitter (@iam_simbap), and subscribing to his YouTube channel ($imba P).

Upcoming Releases

Keep an eye out for "I DO," releasing on September 28th, and the full project "As Above So Below" dropping on October 19th. It's an exciting new chapter in $imba P's artistic journey, and he invites you to be part of it.

Instagram: @iam_simbap

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