'LNR_[03]' Cassette V1

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Normal bias clear sliver glitter cassette tapes with exclusive artwork inside. 

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LNR_[03] is the third installment in my "Late Night Ramen" beat tape series. The title is a nod to bsd.u's 'Late Night Bumps' series. This album means a lot to me because it is dedicated to my grandfather Jorge who passed away last November. It's been almost a year now and I wanted to release it on the day he died - 11/7. The number seven has always been important to me because I'm actually the 7th. I wanted to release the album on the day he died so he could be reincarnated in a sense as something eternal - music. If I make a classic, he'll live in our memories forever since he's on the cover of the album. So I decided to make this a full fledged album unlike the other LNRs by drawing up liner notes and sample information because I wanted to do something special in his memory, as well as the significance that the number 3 has in my life.

After he passed, I became fascinated with the impermanence of being. I researched things like destiny and astrology, tarot cards, and numerology. I re-read "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" by Kundera. I tried to investigate the meaning of death in different contexts, including Zen Buddhism, and find a way to incorporate it into the music. I ended up typing in my information online and found out that my life path number is 3, and the number has become very important to me as of late. I also found out that my zodiac sign Scorpio is affiliated with the death card in a tarot deck. I'm still trying to find out what this all means, if it even means anything.

And of course this album was inspired by a ton of other things: Anime (Darling in the Franxx, Saint Seiya, Tsurezure Children, Kimi no Todoke, Seven Deadly Sins, My Hero Academia, Erased), TV Shows (Parks & Rec, The OC, Futurama, Rick & Morty), genres (Future Bass, Lofi HipHop, Deep House, UK Garage, Acid House, Lofi House, EDM, Indie Rock), fashion houses like CDG, Prada, and Chanel, artists like Ross From Friends, Burial, Tim Maia, 88 Rising, Yumi Zouma, Ella Mai, Giggs, Lil Uzi Vert, Birocratic, Toshifumi Hinata, A$AP Rocky, Mall Grab, bsd.u, SwuM, Tomppabeats, Shamana, T.I., UGK, James Clarke, Rico Nasty, Jamie XX, Knxwledge, J Dilla, Frank Ocean, Larry Heard, Lil Wayne, SOPHIE, Men I Trust, Carseat Headrest, Playboi Carti, and tons more artists have influenced me and filtered their way onto this album.

Finally I wanted to say thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout this process, especially my family. Shouts to Melrose for linking up just in time and killing the feature. Shouts to Ben and Jeff for always supporting, and finally thank you to my fans. You guys reaching out and telling me you rock with my music/have it helped you through rough times is the reason I do this. Thank you so much, I hope you like it <3

- Bee


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