Like the photo of the man heading on a journey, Roxstarr's long-awaited new album 'Xcursion' shows a man who is taking his music to places his fans have yet to see. Only 8 tracks long, Roxstarr bounces from hip-hop to techno to pop to adult contemporary, all while keeping the honesty that made his debut album 'The Roxstarr Xperience' so successful. 'I wanted to create an album that I believed would show the different sides of my music. I never wanted to be a one trick pony.' 'Xcursion' - the Shreveport born rapper/singer/songwriter's second album, and his first under his RoxstarrMusic imprint - is a labor of love that embraces the range of his talents and passions. Just like the multiple themes of his previous album, Roxstarr goes through the gamut of life, love, and the pursuit and certain capture of happiness. 'I wanted to make sure that everybody can relate to something in everything I write', Roxstarr states. 'There's no better feeling than listening or talking to someone and either you or the other person going 'I hear where you're coming from'....it feels good.' 'Xcursion' features 8 brand new tracks that showcase the artist's unique lyrical and vocal skills. These gems include the soulful first single 'First Sight', the honestly reflective 'Pack My Bags', the bouncy 'Not My Way', and his pop-filled love song 'Radio'. A year after the release of 'The Roxstarr Xperience', Roxstarr contemplated the fate of his career and decided to take a break, recharge his batteries, and enjoy life. During the time, he had already penned half of the 'Xcursion' album. He spent the downtime listening to the current landscape of the music community, all while juggling home life and life without music. 'I think during the period before and after I decided to step back from music was the darkest. There was a void and the only way I felt it could be filled was to get back to doing what I love the most.' Inspired by the need to continue the vision that he had started and working with other artist such as DJ Dynamight, D.A. Beat Boi, and others, Roxstarr started 2010 with a more laid back approach than his previous recording methods. 'I had always put more pressure on myself on previous records and that led to me more or less forcing the music and the more you push and push you do begin to burn out.' Roxstarr says about the process, 'I felt it was a great time to let the music come to me, let it take me places I haven't even attempted to take my music.' The risk-taking paid off, bringing a vibe that is showing some of the most daring compositions and songs of his career. 'It was very cleansing to record these songs', he admits, 'there are some songs that didn't make the album and I doubt they ever will see the light of day, but I had the time of my life recording them.' 'I only feel comfortable in my own skin when I'm doing my own music, my way. I feel sad sometimes when I am not doing music, sometimes my happiness comes from recording - not all of my happiness, but most of it',Roxstarr chuckles. Roxstarr's passion for music has served him well during his lifelong pursuit of what he calls 'the perfect song'. He began singing at the age of 5; at the age of 13, he wrote his first song to a Ramsey Lewis song; he spent his early 20's looking for the right sound to define his music. After a failed attempt in 2003, he never gave a thought to try it again till 2006. At that point he released two mixtapes (Da Roxstarr Movement and Rookie of the Year) and the debut album 'The Roxstarr Xperience'. 'I think back sometimes to where I came from, where I am, and where I was headed. I know the first two, but nothing about the last, so I knew I had to go on a jouney to find out. Now that I have, I'm not sure if I wanna get to where I'm supposed to be, cause I'm loving the ride.' Roxstarr smiles. 'Besides, I got plenty of time to get there'