I make many of my life decisions — both big and small — by answering the simple question: What would Rocky do?
When I was a freshman in high school and I got bullied by a kid bigger than me, I punched him in the face and made his nose bleed.
Whenever I’m about to insult somebody or give them a piece of my mind, I always lead in with a “Not for nothing…”
I even took one of the rougher looking girls in my high school to senior prom because her name was Adrian.
Naturally, I can often be seen bouncing a rubber ball or punching raw meat, but it wasn’t until a year ago that I thought to myself: How would Rocky write a song?
Now, obviously, the Rocky movies have nothing but solid anthems, but it wasn’t until I was writing the music to “Back The Funk Up” that I imagined myself as Rocky with a guitar.
Up until that point, I felt that being a musician was the one area of my life that having Rocky as a role model was not very relevant.
But, the main riff in “Back The Funk Up” is nothing more than Rocky’s punches put into a rhythm.
It’s official, Rocky now rules all things SloFunkPump. I can’t wait to see where this leads me!