Goody B is a veteran singer, songwriter, rapper and producer who is dropping a brand new project in 2023. The Brooklyn, New York native has worn a number of hats in the music industry. In all of his music ventures he seeks not only to promote his own music, but also to help further the careers of his fellow independent artists.
In the early 2000’s, Goody B worked for a Manhattan-based television, film, and music production company. There he worked hands-on with developing artists to help shape their sound and image. In recent years, Goody B has taken to online platforms like TikTok and the new streaming site Kick to connect with fellow musicians and share the lessons he’s learned.
“Freefallin” is the brand new single from Goody B, released worldwide via all major streaming services on July 21, 2023. The track is a collaboration with his fellow Kick streamer, producer Drew Dawson. The track rolls on a chilled mid-tempo mix of hip-hop and disco vibes. Retro synths and strings paint the edges of the mix as deep bass tones rattle the floor. On the mic, Goody B drops a fun old-school lyrical freestyle in the verse, and an infectious hook in the chorus.
Check out “Freefallin” below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Dive : Hip-hop and R&B playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. We had the chance to chat with Goody B. Check out his answers to our 8 questions below.
8 Questions with Goody B
Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York
How long have you been making music?
I started creating my own music when I was about 15 years old. I believe Logic was a PC application at that time before it was purchased by Apple. I also used a DAW called Orion Pro. Then later moved to Logic Pro for Mac and FL Studio on PC.
Who are the musicians involved in your project?
Drew Dawson who is a producer behind “Freefallin'”
Who are your biggest musical influences?
For Electronic/Techno/Trance music it would be Alice Deejay, SASH!, ATB, DJ Encore, Avicii, Skrillex, Tiësto, Ian Van Dahl, Armin van Buuren, Daft Punk, Snap!, La Bouche, C+C Music Factory, Black Box, Daft Punk, etc.
For Hip hop & R&B it would be – Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Boyz 2 Men, Blackstreet, Run D.M.C., DMX, Eminem, 50 Cent, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Talib Kweli, Jay Z, Outkast, Method Man & Redman, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Naughty By Nature, Onyx, Nas, Dr. Dre, Cuban Link, Lauryn Hill and more
What is your greatest non-musical influence?
I would have to say my family. We had good times and bad times, as does everyone. But during those bad times, we would stick together. I have a good work ethic and found strength through family. This contributes to my drive to make music.
What inspired you to create this project?
Drew Dawson had a music stream that he broadcasted on a fairly new platform called Kick. I had his stream on one day, watching him create what used to be called “Raw Tips”. As he was writing it, the chorus came to me and kept repeating in my head. I kept thinking, “Freefallin'”. And as a result, the title was changed and here we are.
What are your plans for the future (musically)?
Of course I want to expose my talent to the world and have them dance, sing and rap along with me. But, my passion is always helping other people. I started a Youtube back in 2008 that was specifically geared to help unsigned music talent by creating projects for collaboration. I eventually called it U.M.A.R. Records (Unsigned Music Artist Revolution). It wasn’t a real label, but the idea was if it was successful we could turn it in to one. If I get enough eyes on our new track, maybe other talented artists will hear it and want to work with people like Drew Dawson and myself. Then I could continue that mission.
In 2013, I had a medical emergency that prevented me from continuing streaming or working with anyone on music. I was diagnosed with an ASD (Atrial septal defect) which is esentially a hole in the heart. a huge amount of the population has this but on a much smaller scale. Mine required open heart surgery. Took a long time to recover and get my life back together. But now, I’m ready to get things going again.
Is there anything else you would like to say?
I want to thank you for giving me the time to introduce myself to your readers as well as share a little bit about myself. I hope for them to hear more about me as I release more music to the world.