Tasherre Begins Project 52: D’Enajetic Challenge

June 11, 2008

Last week, Michigan Hip Hop staple (and performer at our launch party/fundraiser Saturday) Tasherre D’Enajetic started the writing process for “Project 52: D’Enajetic Challenge.” The venture will see him release a 52 new songs—one per week—through through his web site, Monday, he released the first song: “Failure,” produced by Michigan heavyweight Mr. Porter. Follow the jump for the audio, and to see Tasherre justify his madness.

“This isn’t a totally original idea. I came across an article about this cat name Johnathon Coulton who took the challenge back in ’05-’06. I was so hype, before I finished reading the article, I decided I was going to do it myself. Within 2 hours I had the entire thing mapped out including the title “Project 52”. The next day, I did a Google search to make sure no one else used that title. So what do I find? A cat named Shane Beales who not only had the title I wanted to use, he also did the challenge around the same time as Johnathon. I email him telling him how inspired I was by he and John, and that I was taking the challenge myself as well as asking permission to use Project 52. Shane hit me back the next day not only excited about me taking the challenge, but also telling me about 2 other guys Nicholas Tremulis and Chad Peacock who also did it making a total of 4. That explains the very first line of the song Failure: “I was told there was 4 previous, so consider me 5.”  The only downside about the email was him asking me not to name it “Project 52,” but to alter it slightly. So that’s why it’s “Project 52: D’Enajetic Challenge.”

The reason I’m doing this, is to push myself creatively and gain some discipline. I’ll write 3-5 songs one month, but won’t write again for another couple of months. Then once I’m ready to write again, I go through a warm up period which can take a couple more weeks. That doesn’t help when someone calls for a collab that needs to be done right away.  Putting myself on this regimen should change that. And by me working with different producers, I’m really pushing myself to go places I’ve never gone before lyrically because they all have their own style.”



  1. d_enajetic says:

    Thanx for the love fam.

    June 11th, 2008 at 7:30 am

  2. KC says:

    This was on point… I’mma spread the word. Keep droppin’ that fire…

    June 18th, 2008 at 8:51 pm

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