While Black (Red Light, Blue Light, E's and R's)

Boonie Mayfield

"While Black" is a song based on a few of Boonie Mayfield's personal experiences with racism. The 2-part piece takes listeners through a night and day’s journey with Boonie as he gets racially profiled by police, deals with stereotypes in the dating world and faces the ugly side of interacting on social media. Boonie Mayfield shares some of the scenarios he's personally gone through as a Black man on a regular day; constantly being reminded how the color of your skin often affects the way you’re viewed and treated.

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Dream a Mile High

Boonie Mayfield

While living in the intimidating big city of Los Angeles, Boonie Mayfield reminds himself to keep dreaming as big as he did prior to moving from his hometown of Colorado Springs and Denver, also known as the “Mile High City". The self-reflective "Dream a Mile High" touches on overcoming self-doubt and depression with self-assurance, affirmations and spirituality while in pursuit of one’s dreams.

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The Wonder Years

Boonie Mayfield

Set in 1996-2003, “The Wonder Years” is an autobiographical account of Boonie Mayfield’s life growing up inspired by hip-hop music with dreams of becoming an influential recording artist himself. In three segments, Boonie recounts his experiences through junior high, high school and the brink of his 20's while referencing classic hip-hop releases that made an impact on him during those times.

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Haterade

Boonie Mayfield

Boonie Mayfield’s “Haterade” is a rambunctious satire based on negativity and criticism often directed at hip-hop artists that succeed beyond the limits of others’ expectations. In a stream of consciousness, Boonie pulls no punches as he imitates internet trolls, critics and nostalgic fans resisting change in the ever-evolving landscape of music.

The blues-driven sound was inspired by Delta Rae’s “Bottom of the River” and merged with the massive feel of big-beat hits like Kanye’s “Jesus Walks” and Jay-Z’s “99 Problems”.

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Mile Hi

Boonie Mayfield

Boonie Mayfield boldly steps into psychedelic rock with his hazy hometown opus, “Mile Hi”; inspired by the likes of Pink Floyd and The Beatles. Welcoming listeners to the "303", Boonie sounds like a trippy airline captain on a distorted intercom bringing his passengers up to the high altitude and cannabis-legalized state of Colorado.

The guitar's blaring chords strike the soul and see-saws between dissonance and harmony, symbolizing the feelings of both fear and bliss while flying high above ground. During the first part of Boonie’s composition, the multi-instrumentalist navigates the ride on his own before going into a cruise control jam session with two childhood friends.

It’s clear that Boonie Mayfield’s core aim is to provide an experience for listeners rather than just a song throughout the 7 minutes and 20 seconds, which represents Denver’s other area code, “720".

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