Bobby Sessions – Manifest (Download Free album Zip)
Bobby Sessions was born and raised in Pleasant Grove, Dallas Texas, a predominantly Black, low-to-lower middle income neighborhood southeast of the metroplex — a place that prepares better for survival than stardom. Midway through his formative years, Bobby and his family relocated to Rowlett, a suburb 20 miles northeast, and it can be argued that Bobby’s proximity to both realities are essential to the development of the perspectives illustrated in his music.
The absence of police sirens and helicopters allowed a young Bobby Sessions to develop a passion for learning and an imagination bordered only by the limits of language. Poetry became his preferred and most celebrated medium but a few years of college in Denton, TX would repurpose Bobby’s creative strengths into what would bring him more personal fulfillment than he ever imagined. It was at the University of North Texas in 2010 that Bobby first penned a poem over a beat, and he hasn’t looked back since.
A growing profile in the pre-pubescent, area rap scene swelled Bobby’s confidence and proficiency, but bills and basic necessities don’t accept lyrics or clout for payment. Bobby spent 2010 through 2014 bouncing between jobs he hated, preparing for a destiny in which he was confident but not always certain. In 2013, he stumbled across The Secret, a documentary that is a collection of testimonials to the law of attraction.
Moved and inspired by this ideology, Bobby Sessions wasted no time making the first of his many self-fulfilled promises – there is no Plan B. “What you think you become,” a quote pulled from the documentary, became Sessions’ mantra. Everything he desired, he spoke and wrote, including the words “DEF JAM” on his refrigerator in 2014.
With $50 in his bank account, Bobby set forth on a journey of self-realization, agonizing honesty and ritual denial in a life-changing effort that would ultimately produce results in the form of signing to High Standardz, under the guidance of industry veterans Vince Chapa and Jeremy “J Dot” Jones; and his first label-backed project: LOA (Law Of Attraction) in late 2015.
The project was applauded widely as thought-provoking, bar-raising and a proper introduction for a still little-known Dallas act whose lead single Black America contorted necks at the Source, XXL and other media outlets that summer.