( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) The Single “Thank Myself” is All About Believing in Yourself, Your Strengths, and in Your Own Abilities
ENSPIRE Contributor: Alexandra Rivera
Capo Corleone is an international recording artist and music executive. He is the CEO of C2 Management and the founder and former CEO of Tree4ort Records. The alternative hip-hop artist has made a name for himself globally with international collaborations like his single “Fly” with Polish jazz musician Kuba Więcek who is also featured on “Thank Myself”. The song was the first one written by the duo back in the pandemic’s height.
“Thank Myself” is about understanding that you are the only person who can make yourself successful. And talks about believing in one’s strengths to thrive beyond their dreams. The track’s positive vibes and uplifting lyrics and groovy beat are geared to brighten up anyone’s day and get their body moving. “For this song in particular, it was a moment of self-reflection. I was sitting in my mother’s garden thinking about my childhood and how far I had come in my life,” said Corleone.
ENSPIRE spoke with Corleone about his music and journey in the music industry.
How did you find your passion for music and was becoming a musician always your dream?
I’ve always been someone with a lot of passion for different things. For most of my childhood, I wanted to play football professionally so I spent most of my time either at practice or training. Music was therapy during the tough times in my life. Being a big white kid trying to rap didn’t seem like a reality that could come to fruition so I didn’t pursue it as early as I should have.
We all know now, I was terribly wrong with that assumption. It wasn’t until my teenage years that I actually felt I could do it. I started freestyling after football games with my teammates and finally started recording in a real studio at 18 when I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area.
Did having a background in management and being the former CEO of Tree4ort Records help when marketing and creating your own music?
Yes, it definitely helps. My experience in running businesses and careers of both artists past and present has really aided in directing a path for myself. At Tree4ort, from a producer standpoint, I could understand and analyze certain sounds that fit a certain requisition, whether it was an artist looking for a specific type of production, sound or feel lyrics-wise.
At C2 Management, I’ve helped break over 10,000 records in a marketing capacity which has helped shape my vision of what works and what doesn’t. It’s natural for me to make music but like I tell many of the artists I work with, the music is the easiest part. 95% of the game is won in your ability to market yourself and find a lane you can own. These experiences have helped structure how I position my art.
What was your creative process when creating “Thank Myself”?
Creating the album “Thank Myself” was over a two-year period spanning two cities, Los Angeles, CA & Warsaw, Poland. At first, it started out with the producer Kuba & I exchanging production and vocals until finally, we could come together in person in both of our respective cities. We formed the album to exemplify the highs and lows of life. Tracks like “Fly” and “Nostradamus” really exemplify this contrast.
What artists growing up inspired you to pursue music?
Artists like Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, E-40, Tupac, Biggie, Nate Dogg, Eminem, Tech N9ne, and Warren G were artists I really looked up to and modeled much of my early flows like.
Who is someone you would love to collaborate with in the future?
I’d love to do a song with Eminem. That would really be a full circle for me.
Corleone’s song sky-rocketed to a charted spot on the iTunes Hip Hop charts ahead of some of the top names in the industry and with drive and belief in himself his future is bright. Check out Corleone and Kuba’s new EP out now on Spotify.