Sacramento, California artists Mission and BrvndonP, part of the group #RPSMG, released a collaborative album on April 21st. It is called Barely Finished, and BrvndonP explained the contradictive title.
“We’re nowhere near being done. We’re nowhere near being finished.”
“Sporadic” is the word that BrvndonP used to describe the recording process of Barely Finished. They began working on it before BrvndonP’s self-titled album released last June.
BrvndonP made most of the beats for the project, and he produced it as well. “I’ll freestyle a melody or a cadence, then I’ll record it, then Mission writes…” He said that sometimes their studio sessions were not fruitful; sometimes they could not come up with beats or verses that they liked. “We have so many unfinished songs that didn’t make the project.”
“When we felt like the song wasn’t going anywhere, we would leave it, go to something else, or leave it, go get some [food from] In ‘N Out [Burger], and if nothing came we wouldn’t force anything,”
said Mission. His usual way to record is to hear a beat and let it inspire him to find some words that will go with it. “Everything was after a beat,” said Mission, “or while I’m making a beat, the concept would come,” said BrvndonP.