In Episode 510 of The Wade-O Radio Show, DJ Wade-O interviewed Reflection Music Group co-founder Derek Minor about his “Up And Away” series. During the interview, Minor revealed that the next two projects would be titled, The Trap and By Any Means. Parts 3 and 4 of the series will be released in 2018.
The “Up and Away” series, as Minor says, “Is four projects, four different vibes, but all one story line.” Ultimately, the entire title of the series is one sentence: “Your soul must fly high above the trap, by any means.”
Minor begins talking about the project at the 1:54 mark, and even sheds light on how he originally wanted to roll out the series, and how “the cover art will be one big masterpiece.” He also shared how the projects came about and how he was dealing with depression and feeling trapped.
“I’m taking you through moods where I came from, because what inspired this was, I was on a tour… it was a arena tour. And I was depressed, at the end of the tour, towards the second half of the tour. And I could not figure out why. As I sat down and thought through it – you’re trapped,” said Minor.
He went on to further explain how the concept for the projects came about, breaking out of the trap, and how we must pursue the original thing that God puts on your heart. “The real success is doing what God has called you to do, the best way that you can.”
Your Soul Must Fly was released in September and High Above was released in November of this year.
In August, Minor revealed the full cover art for the series, in art form. The artwork was done by Houston-based rapper and artist, Tony Ri’chard.