The members of Atlanta-based funk pop group 3D the Boss have been working collectively for over a decade in some capability, despite the fact that their debut album Push It simply launched this previous April. Musical veteran Chanda Leigh (stage title: Boss Girl) and health guru/musician Day Adeogba started as coach and shopper, initially. Leigh was an completed jazz musician whereas Adeogba wrote songs in his spare time whereas growing his health app, the YourDay 3D Balance Game.
Sooner or later, the pair realized they need to attempt doing music collectively, all whereas working to develop the net health and wellness group that YourDay had turn into. In 2016, one other YourDay denizen, Donna Hawkins (Girl Boss), joined the staff and the three of them started making music, teaching and constructing their model. Now with the discharge of Push It, all the size are coming collectively for the trio.
Musically, Push It is closely funk-inspired and has nice throwback 80s vibes. Impressed by a Pantheon of pop, rock, dance, funk, jazz and soul artists, Leigh, Hawkins and Adegoba are targeted on enjoyable, motivation and musical play on this album. There’s additionally a powerful factor of health/dance music operating by means of the album. To that finish, their music movies all have a health and dance factor to them, and on the 3D the Boss YouTube web page, there are additionally precise exercise movies set to the tracks.
It’s all built-in for this trio, and the approach to life app created by Adeogba and spearheaded by Leigh and Hawkins doesn’t simply cowl health and music. It’s the thoughts/physique connection, the honesty and accountability and what they name “Plentiful Love” that makes 3D the Boss not only a music group however a way of life model.
Your EDM sat down with 3D the Boss to get some extra data on this expansive idea that covers thoughts, physique and soul, and why it might shortly flip right into a motion.
Ranging from the start, how was 3D the Boss shaped?
Day Adeogba (DA): Chanda (Boss Girl) began private coaching with me in 2008, in order that’s how the health factor began. Once we all got here along with the music, I began interested by what we might stand for. I considered what introduced us all collectively and it was the truth that all of us performed the YourDay 3D Stability Sport. We handle health, way of life and consciousness, so that’s the place 3D got here from. We developed it to a 3 dimensional strategy to music: deep with that means, large with selection and excessive with pleasure. Throughout our recording of some songs, considered one of our previous members used a lyric that alluded to being the Boss. 3D The Boss clicked and I introduced it to the staff. They preferred it and 3D The Boss turned our title.
Boss Girl (BL): We first began writing songs collectively. We weren’t a band, however slightly a songwriting staff. I (Chanda Leigh) had my very own music that I used to be engaged on and recording, and I’d agreed to come back on board with the staff and collaborate. After writing collectively for some time, we had been like, “hey, why don’t we sing our personal songs as an alternative of attempting to get them positioned?” That was the start of the dialog about being a pop group. I used to be a jazz artist on the time, and I used to be not loopy about that concept. I at all times cherished pop, however didn’t see how I might make an actual musical influence on that world, the best way I used to be with jazz. It took me about 9 months to heat as much as the thought as a result of I used to be used to being a solo artist, however I noticed that I wasn’t going to go a lot additional than I already had alone. As soon as I understood how vital it was to have a staff, I used to be in.
Girl Boss (LB): I didn’t turn into an official band member till 2016 and 3D was already rolling very powerfully by then. I can keep in mind Boss Girl sharing that the preliminary intention was to collaborate with Day and a former member, Theo. It was thrilling to look at 3D turn into this dynamic motion. Everybody was already dwelling a wholesome way of life and educated collectively; they usually all had the eagerness, expertise, musicality and love for efficiency. I used to be already an expert musician and performer and was starting to enterprise into changing into a solo artist. I used to be positively honored after they invited me to turn into part of the motion.
How did you provide you with the thought to include your music with health?
BL: The way in which all of us initially met was by means of Day. He was already my way of life coach and private coach, and the identical was true for the others. I didn’t even know he was into music like that! He’d informed me he wrote songs, however I didn’t actually take him severely. However after some time, I began to listen to among the songs he wrote and was impressed to ask him to jot down a track with me. It got here out superbly. So right here we had been, figuring out, writing songs. Two issues I like to do. Additionally there have been a whole lot of musicians and colleagues of mine dying round that point. Every little thing from diabetes to most cancers to coronary heart illness. These guys had been my age! We began taking a look at that for what it’s, an epidemic as a result of typical musician’s way of life. And we wished to do one thing to vary that. To supply a brand new paradigm. Finally, we realized that we might use our music to introduce and encourage others to decide on their well being and health.
LB: I’ve at all times wished a musical household. I didn’t know, on the time, that I used to be calling it into existence by means of 3D. I wasn’t even into my well being once I envisioned this household. I used to be a divorced mom of two, bitter, recovering from a coronary heart assault and, at my heaviest, 214 kilos earlier than shifting to Atlanta. I’ve at all times recognized Boss Girl to be wholesome. She was a vegetarian for greater than 20 years, so it didn’t shock me that she was part of the YourDay Stability Sport. She invited me to hitch the Sport to assist my well being. Transfer forward just a few years and the Sport has actually saved my life and enriched it as nicely. So 3D is the true definition of household for me. What higher solution to mix my passions – well being and health – with music! I’m grateful for selecting to stay Life with them and I’m grateful that they made the area for me to take action.
DA: I’m the architect and co-creator of the YourDay Stability Sport which is on the planet of well being and health. I’ve 26 years of expertise as a coach and way of life coach. I spent 15 years pursuing a profession in music as an artist and author earlier than health. Chanda has over 30 years within the music recreation as an artist and author and she or he has at all times been into her well being and health. After we turned a bunch, we requested the query, what has not been completed but and 3D The Boss was and is the reply from numerous hours of downloads and tweaking from there.
Do you intend to make an entire collection of exercises that go together with the album? Will they get extra difficult as they go?
DA: Sure! Our intention is to create a video for every of the cardio dance routines and we at present have three movies. Additionally, we plan on making a collection of train movies from newbie to advance whereas utilizing our personal music within the movies.
BL: We at present have a cardio dance routine for every of our songs on the brand new album, Push It. These routines are simple to comply with, but difficult sufficient to boost your coronary heart fee and get you to sweat slightly. The purpose is to proceed to create content material that folks can comply with and revel in with out getting too overwhelmed.
LB: Our purpose is to encourage our listeners to take pleasure in shifting their our bodies to our superior authentic music. There are such a lot of individuals who don’t imagine that they will dance, transfer or take pleasure in being wholesome and match. We give them a easy solution to problem themselves and have enjoyable on the similar time.
It appears on the debut Push It album, you’re representing a whole lot of kinds and eras of pop music, together with exercise music. What are every of your major influences to your musical fashion?
BL: I’ve a number of musical influences, personally, starting with classical and gospel, then jazz, neo soul and R&B. Pop music has been a staple all through all of these different eras in my life as nicely. I used to take heed to my sister’s tapes once I was actually small. She cherished Prince, Michael Jackson, Rick James, Degree 42, Phil Collins…. you title it. So I had a tremendous tapestry to put my musical ears on.
LB: Nicely my listing could also be slightly distinctive in that I grew up in a really conservative house, being a pastor’s daughter. Listening to secular music wasn’t allowed and I used to be so conditioned to that, that I nonetheless didn’t take heed to a lot of it whilst an grownup! I did handle to get a sneak in right here and there. Michael Jackson, Prince, Rick James, Thomas Dolby, Nu Shooz and Cheryl Lynn are just a few that come to thoughts. Walter, Edwin and Tremaine Hawkins, Andre Crouch and Russ workers can be just a few from the gospel facet. I take heed to all the pieces that conjures up me, now.
DA: Music genres for m are pop, dance music, soul, R&B, jazz, new wave, neo soul, rock, funk, et cetera. I’m influenced by Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, New Version, Boyz II Males, Salt N Pepa, Dr. Dre, OutKast, Earth Wind and Hearth, Cool and The Gang, Isley Brothers, R-Kelly, Jodeci, N-Sync, Backstreet, New Children, and so forth.
What’s the total message you’re seeking to get throughout on this album? A variety of it appears to be about perseverance, however what particularly would you like followers to remove aside from bodily health?
BL: Nice query. We need to emphasize loving your self and being the Boss of your life, by making highly effective decisions for your self. Creating a regular for the way you’ll stay, it doesn’t matter what others might consider it or of you. In our track “Go,” we are saying “love’s taking up now” and that love is self love. Self value. Valuing your self. That occurs once you make deposits into your self, and a terrific place to begin is well being and health. These are simply a few examples, but the entire album is coded with self-affirming messages.
LB: I agree it’s positively love. The message is “love your self abundantly.” When that occurs, life opens up and it’s simpler to see well being and all the pieces else as a chance. I imply, that’s truly the way it occurs. Love is highly effective and it’s the Supply.
DA: I agree with all the pieces Boss Girl and Girl Bass stated. You might be absolutely liable for the way you expertise your life. Love is a selection and you may discover ways to love the entire expertise. Additionally, your self-worth is exclusive out of your net-worth.
Now this album’s out, have you ever began work on follow-ups? How do you see your fashion presumably evolving?
LB: I see us persevering with to develop and turn into extra highly effective as influencers within the well being and health realm. I like that we’re utilizing this distinctive angle of mixing it with music. We’re obsessed with inspiring musicians as nicely to safe their well being. It’s time to vary the assumption that musicians go arduous with the wild way of life and die younger. There are musicians in search of assist in feeling nice offstage in addition to onstage, which is why I’ve turn into a Musician Way of life Coach. We’re trying ahead to some superior musical collaborations with different musical performers who worth wholesome dwelling.
BL: We now have a number of songs already within the works for our subsequent album. I see our fashion persevering with to evolve as life does. There’ll nonetheless be the weather of R&B, pop and funk and I see us collaborating with another artists to tug out a unique uniqueness to our sound. I’m enthusiastic about persevering with to evolve.
DA: I see us persevering with to create three-dimensional music (thrilling, selection, and deep) in pop, R&B, funk and jazz. We now have a dozen or so new concepts for songs and we are going to proceed to remain related. Additionally, I can see Boss Girl doing one other solo jazz album sooner or later and Girl Bass doing one other funk/soul solo album as nicely.
Re: a few of your movies on YouTube, how does polyamory consider with the music? Was the ‘3D’ in your title a nod to a triad?
BL: We’re Plentiful Loving Coaches, which signifies that we train folks the way to create principle-centered and accountable practices round sexually intimate relationships. Every little thing we do is very intentional. It is a separate idea from polyamory, though it’s inclusive of polyamory, monogamy and plenty of different love kinds. Day and I are major companions (we stay collectively and have 3 kids) and have been collectively about ten years. I even have a number of different male companions as nicely. We see how we are able to use our music to additionally unfold the thought of loving in wholesome, sustainable methods. Sexual intimacy is without doubt one of the greatest pillars to well being. Plentiful Love is a system we created to assist others discover ways to use sexual vitality to heal, manifest and maintain pleasure in your life. The primary, most vital relationship is the one you’ve with your self.
DA: I can’t say that our movies are a nod to a triad as a result of every and of us has a number of secondary lovers who’re aligned with Plentiful Love. Chanda is my major lover and Donna is my secondary lover. We’re creating an entire new paradigm for sexual intimacy that may remodel how folks view and observe intercourse. It’s time for us all to mature our sexual intimacy.
LB: Ah sure, that one? I’m so grateful for this modality! I can inform you earlier than Plentiful Love, I used to be flailing round and fucking up! Plentiful Love has been such an empowering, confronting, scary and therapeutic expertise for me. I’m clear that I’d not have seen the likelihood to completely settle for myself with out it. I like that it’s a precept centered and accountable observe. Everyone seems to be clear and we transfer by means of our humanity collectively. For years, I noticed Boss Girl and Day domesticate it of their relationship and it actually impressed me! I’ve 4 highly effective Kings in my life, who love, honor, assist, and encourage me. You couldn’t have paid me to name a person a King 5 years in the past! So as an alternative of “intercourse, medicine and rock ‘n roll,” we’re Plentiful Love, orgasmic/God/Supply vitality and dope ass music from the guts!
This challenge has “motion” written throughout it. Are you wanting your followers to get entangled on this health/music/feel-good way of life? How else do you intend to get the group concerned?
DA: I like your instinct. We’re taking part in the YourDay Stability recreation (The YDBG) to affect tens of millions of individuals to play this recreation with us and billions of individuals to look at us so we are able to awaken the greatness in them. We now have created a platform that others can hook up with by means of IOS and Android, and slowly we hope to draw one watcher at a time and remodel them into one participant at a time. We additionally plan on utilizing our YouTube Channel as the primary supply for edutainment.
BL: I adore it! Motion actually is what we’re selling. Get off the sofa and transfer these hips! And but what we provide is unquestionably a lot larger than that. 3D The Boss is without doubt one of the model ambassadors for the YourDay Stability Sport, a well being and health recreation impressed by love and stability. The sport teaches our viewers the way to make sustainable life habits a brand new lifestyle that finally creates many extra magical moments of their lives. That’s the true motion we’re taking part in for. We wish our viewers to like abundantly and stay a wholesome way of life that they love!
LB: Water that isn’t shifting is stagnant. So many individuals are actually afraid to maneuver. I’ve been there and know the way it feels. I began with child steps, a number of conversations and the TDBG app. One step turns into two, then three and so forth. Feeling the vitality of being linked to a group of affection and assist continues to maintain me targeted, reminding me of what I stated I’d do and be for myself, and it could do this for everybody.
Push It is out now on the group’s YourDay Massengers label. Try their YouTube channel for more videos and data on getting concerned with the YourDay group.