We took a trip back to my hometown Edgefield, South Carolina to shoot the cover for "Dirt Road Diamond". The boy shown in the photo, Elijah, is a neighborhood friend of my little sister. Naturally, he is everything I represent in my goals and aspirations simply because he's a young black man growing up in rural South Carolina. We took Elijah to the exact same street I grew up on and I was immediately reminded of how it felt growing up there.He was free... He was exploring... He was playing in the grass & mud. Thinking back to how I was the exact same kid in this exact same place & realizing how far I've come, mentally, physically, monetarily, this was the picture that most captured that essence of where I come from. Elijah is a Dirt Road Diamond... just as much as I am. He's the kid I want to see my journey and know that his own "Dirt Road" can lead him to the most amazing dream he could ever imagine.
Born Markus Randle, Childish Major, is a Grammy-nominated artist and masterful producer based in Atlanta, Georgia. Originally from Edgefield, South Carolina, Childish made his mark on the Atlanta music scene by working with a variety ofartists including Rocko, Future, SZA, J. Cole, Isaiah Rashad, Pusha T, Fall Out Boy, Young Jeezy and 6lack.
In 2017, Childish Major released his debut project WOO$AH. The title track was the first single followed by the release of "Supply Luh,” produced by J.Cole. Childish earned his first song placement on a television show when “Supply Luh'' was featured in the season 2 finale of the hit HBO series, Insecure.Major’s second project, Dirt Road Diamond was released in 2019. The 11-song collection featuredLudacris, Buddy, Johnny Venus and Tish Hyman. The first single off of the full length project was “For You,”a beautiful ode to the strength and contributions of women worldwide. Each song is a source of inspiration for anyone who wants to see their dreams come to fruition.Childish Major has been featured in major brand campaigns including “Alter the Icons” by Reebok (alongside Tayla Parx) and the MCM Autumn/Winter 2019 collection(alongside close friend Billie Eilish).He also appeared alongside producer Timbaland in an IBM commercial that premiered during Super Bowl LV. His single “Know Nothing” earned him a second song placement in a TV show when it was featured in season 3, episode 1 of Insecure. Most recently, Childish Major’s song “Kick It” featuring Jace was announced as one of the eighteen songs on the Madden NFL 21 soundtrack.Thank You God, For It All is Childish Major’s newest project. Childish expresses an abundance of gratitude and celebrates the duality of his life. Tracks such as the recently released“Disrespectful” sets the tone for the confidence and introspection weaved throughout the entire project.Fellow artists ScHoolboy Q andYung Baby Tate are featuredon the seven-song project. This third project from Childish Major is intentional and sincere. The execution of Thank You God, For It All proves that Childish Major is dedicated to honing his craft with laser precision.