Let’s be real. Drugs and alcohol sometimes go hand in hand with recording sessions. Not my style but there are plenty of dudes who gotta “Get right” before they hit the booth. We’re not just talking Hip-Hop either.
Regardless of the drug or drink of choice, some artist feel that this helps them get in their zone. Gets the creative juices flowing. Turn’t Up, Swagged Out … Whatever. My question to you is, does this guarantee good music?
I mean, there are plenty of successful artist who’ve never relied on the assistance of drugs or alcohol to help them in the recording process. Why do some artist feel the need to “Get right” before they write/record?
I can understand the idea of manufacturing the atmosphere of a party before you record a party record. I can understand that it makes people more loose… Or social… Or less insecure in some cases. A lot of hit records were recorded “under the influence”. Sh*t some great records were recorded by straight up junkies.
So, is it necessary? I don’t think so. What I do know is that, regardless of the genre, the artist, or even the medium… Getting high and performing sometimes go hand to hand.
Hand in hand. Carry on Artist. Cheers!