This is what everyone has been waiting for right? The most bias review of a album ever. I will not give a rating as usual, but I will review each song.
1. Say You Will - Not as good as an album entrance as I hoped, but it works none the less. Beat is subtle with all the beeps and clicks and drums. Kanye'sVocoder is different here...not as wavy and distorted as expected. It almost feel as if it is not there...I am excited. The song is a decent and segue's into my favorite song...
2. Welcome to Heartbreak - It is almost hard to distinguish who is Kid Cudi and Kanye. That was a joke. The chorus flows so well with the beat and the oooOOOoooOOO's. In this song Kanye talks about how fame has changed his life..shit it can change mine all it wants. Damn. Song is so hard. "Welcome to Heartbreak...."
3.Heartless - Ok. So I was hooked to this song for a few weeks. Being the proper Kanye Rider I am, I loved the video and played it at every "jam" I would go to. It was almostembarrassing...almost. The song itself is not perfect yet it just feels so seamless after "Heartbreak". At this point I am fully into 808's. Something that I knew would happen..but I did not know when. Every album has that. Illmatic's breaking point was definitely "New York State of Mind". That album was...
4. Amazing - I really do not like this song. Yea...I know people do not seem like this fact at all. I was in an argument with a retard who shall remain nameless about how good this song was supposed to be. Bah.
5. Love Lockdown - OK. This was the first single and the thing that really made me raise my eyebrow to 808's if it was going to be the album to keep my support for him. This song has become middle of the road to me. Nextttt
6.Paronoid - The beat comes in like its something out of Nightrider. This is another song that I am not too fond of. But we will worry about that later. The beat is pretty nice though. that I will admit. Kanye is rapping here... I know its something that is almost Taboo here...Mr Hudson...who is this guy? Whoever he is...this man can sing. Very well. Now that I think of it...the beat sounds like it is something out of the 80's.
7. RoboCop - So I remember Mike S and Corey M arguing with me about how I could possibly like this song when it leaked. Let me explain. The beat sounds like something out of a video game. The lyrics are just great. And comparing an overbearing women to RoboCop is ingenious. Kick rocks if you do not like my explanation.
8. Streetlights - Ironically..I was driving around at about 2 O'clock and this song came on. It felt so perfect. Really. As I shifted and heard the slight wine of the 2.0 turbo, I could not help but feel so warm with this song playing. "So I hopped in...the Cabin..I Paid my fare...I know my destination..but I'm just not there...In the streets..." Song is great people. Play this while driving someone home. You'll love it.
9. Bad News - Kanye's voice sounded a tad strained here. But that is not something we really need to pay attention to is it? Nope. The beat is nice. I like the subtle clap and the piano that kicks in halfway through this song. At this point it just goes into a little symphony. It moves slowly as the song progresses. The beat plays and really insinuates a real vibe in the listener.
10. See you in my Nightmares - So I hate Lil Wayne. Everyone here knows that. But as we all know, I judge music by the song...not the artist. And...well I like Wayne's part in this. I like the actual song a great deal too. So you will not see me complaining.
11.Coldest Winter - I remember when this song leaked. I was not as into it as I am now. I have come to the conclusion that sound effects are making this album. The reason this album is so good is strictly out of the fact that it is so listenable. It is just a greatly put together album. The scratch in this song with the drums and...damn. Just a good album. Great piece of work.
12.Pinocchio Story - This is taken from a live performance. Nice song...just long. But I found myself listening to the entire thing and I did not even notice it was playing...Its that type of album. Something you can just vibe too.
As everyone here knows I am all about the Indie kid and the person trying something new. Well the above video is definately something new. It was created for 42$. It has no scantily clad women. It actually looks nice. It has even better camera action. And it was shot in one take. It has no stupid snippets of the video...nor no stupid previews...nor even even dumber name calling before the video. Jim Jones has not jacked it yet...No "kinda gay" pop champagne references...no one from Dipset at all
No curses are in the song.
The song itself is actually pretty nice considering that, as far as I know, was not done by a notable artist. So, Cella and Drea...watch this video.
I am still baffled at the fact that it took only ONE take to do this video. That is something epic right there.
Here are the credits for the video...they are from the University of South Carolina
“This is a one take, no cuts music video made with a budget of $42 by a group of students at the University of South Carlina. Directed/(not)Edited By Taylor Engel”
Concept By Taylor and Blake Engel
Produced By Dale Fagan
Cinematography Jonathan Bouknight Josh Bishop
Steadicam / Camera Operator Josh Bishop
Production Deigner Christine Stahr
Line Producer Dale Fagan
First Assistant Director Andrew Stepp
Second Assistant Director Daniel McCarter
Coreographer Christine Stahr
Costumer / Make-Up Christine Stahr
Video Assist / P2 Workflow / Assistant Editor Andrew Stepp
Grips Andrew Barton Dale Fagan Daniel McCarter Christine Stahr Andrew Stepp
Production Assistants Matthew Fitzpatrick Jerell Lewis Adrian Westandorph
Damnit Cory. I knew you had to do it. As Drea said...you have to make your money...and Cella just likes club songs regardless. O well. I am not happy about this. I do not want to say this. But...
But I actually like this club song. No, not because I am a mindless Cory Gunz supporter it is an actually decent club song.
I hurt when I say that. I hurt deep down inside. But the song is a very good song. Cory's flow is on point and the vocoder on T-Pain's voice is actually damn nice...depressing? Yes but at this point it works so well. I really need to showerchange though. Jeez.
As we speak I am listening to Heartbreak...*as we speak I am the last man alive in Gears of War waiting for the camping idiot.* *just merked the entire team. Go Me!!*
So I was over on Jessica's page and I saw this new video from Mr Foxx and T.I. The video itself is actually damn funny. Funnier than I thought it would be. I mean some parts were corny as is expected but as long as Jessica got a kick outta it...then that is what matters. Right?
Few things about this video though...
Ghost riding the whip stopped being cool when we, *cough* west coast people* found a way to kill themselves doing it.
Wait...who said that Nas was able to come out with new songs? O well. Song is hard. The flow is ridiculous. Actually really funny. I remember before someone saying that Nasty Nas needs to come back...I guess this is an example of the new Nasty Nas. The beat itself has been used numerous times as a sample for other songs but Nas kills it regardless. Bah.
While we are on the Female Rapper tip...might as well post this song from Jean Grae. Glancing Staring at her picture she is...like...really attractive. The first time I heard of her was on Masta Ace's "Soda & Soap" which I still bump to this day. Remember to support real rap people.
At least my opinion matters more than anyone. I took a break from listening to Intervention to listen to this just because of how she looks. Ha.
Moving on, the song itself is sort of just a freestyle where she talks about 2009 sucking for people blah blah blah etccc. I liked the freestyle though.
I did not watch the video. Why lie to you and write some fake review? I am halfway through Intervention as we speak though and Donny's tape is up next. Gotta drive to the bar tonight though. I am going to be knee deep in Spanish chicks But you don't hear me though...
Something funny though. I went to an Alumni wrestling practice where I so touched other men and my boy Andrew B. asks me...why do you like Kanye so much?
I could not come up with a straight answer. Depressing eh?
Mr Diamond sent me this tape in a pretty excited email. I do not want to post it and EMBARRASS HIS ASS but I will post the song. Ha. Moving on, I currently cannot review this song because I am busy listening to Intervention and I gotta review Donny's Tape too. No time for this right NOW. herreee we go!
"THE PURSUIT" - KING MAGNETIC & CIPH BARKER (prod. by Armyfatique)
Armyfatique, the Dutch production duo consisting of Lostsun & DJ Krylon get set to unveil their
debut compilation album titled The Initiation on January 8th digitally through Coalmine Records.
The Initiation includes 16 tracks all produced by Armyfatique and includes features from C-Rayz
Walz, Vordul Mega, Q-Unique, Mr. Metaphor, Trife da God, Maylay Sparks, Bekay and more!!
Click here to download the first leak "The Pursuit" feat. King Magnetic & Ciph Barker.
ZSHARE LINK: "The Pursuit" Armyfatique feat. King Magnetic & Ciph Barker
My mother is yelling at me for something...something about pulling up my pants. I am trying to be fresh....wait...that is what the song means. Ha. I will be real, as I eat this bowl of Cocoa Pebbles, I have not listened to Kid Sister...ever. And I will go on to say that I do not like her. But, I will admit that she is different than the cliche Hip Hop female rapper that must demean herself to actually be accepted. No Dicksucking for her.
Esso's verse on the other hand is crazy. The beat meshes completely with him and his music. Now that I think about it, Esso deserves more attention. I will put that on this domain. Esso deserves as much attention as rappers like Asher Roth or others. Especially with this verse here. Esso is a beast. Pay attention.
Minute After Midnight Executive Produced by Dame Grease 1) Intro Prod. by Dub Z 2) The Triumph Prod. by M Phazes 3) Ghetto U.S.A Prod. by Beatnik & K Salaam Ft. Tess 4) What I Am Prod. By Apple Juice Kid 5) What Happened Prod. By Dub Z 6) Ricky's Story Prod. By Statik Selektah 7) I am Moving Prod. by Dame Grease 8) MLK Prod. By Dame Grease Ft. Tess 9) Can't Fit in My Shoes Prod. By DJ Snips 10) Can you Hear Me Prod. By Dub Z Ft. Tess 11) The Look Prod. By Dame Grease 12) As the World Turns Prod. by Dub Z 13) Heaven is With You Prod. by DJ Static
Being an active listener of Donny Goines, I am extremely excited to talk about this album. Head produced by Dame Grease and featuring production from Statik Selektah, Apple Juice Kid, Dub Z amongst others...Donny is serious here.
The album is being released through Amalgam Digital. Taking a quick glance at the comments on 2DopeBoyz on the same subject...it seems as if they are saying that Amalgam is the new Koch.
crap...just looked up at Sportscenter and saw that the Knicks are getting manhandled. W.T.F
Anyway, moving on. Being invited to the listening party for this album is pretty exciting for me. Meeting all of those people from Amalgam Digital...
This is today's throwback for a few reason. I decided to do my paper on the LA Riots and how we black people do not know how to act Rodney King started madness. Also, this song is stuck in my damn head.
"Niggas wonda whyyy that living in the city is doo or diee"
Not only that, fire rhymes from everyone involved with the song. Some girl is presenting a magazine right now and I have to take notes. No time to actually write. damn this class Link
Hmm....for all you retards who are dumb enough to use Itunes ITunes users.
Nothing more to say here. Move along. Someone once asked me why I use a Zune instead of an Ipod. I like individuality. I like to be different..I like to not be hampered with replacing the damn thing a month after the warranty is up. I am so serious here! I dislike that with a passion. And I cannot stand to even walk into an Apple Store with out looking for the nearest suicide booth.
Ok I will be completely real and apologize for a lack of a review for this song. I have class in 8 minutes across the campus and this Charles Hamilton is still playing in my head. I will review it later...but for now check the song my boy Mike dropped yesterday. He was sent the song...hmm...JacquesMorel.com...Hip Hop Etc.com...Looseneck.com...CharlesHamilton.com...
Is that "Message in a Bottle" I hear? Wow what a sample.
Charles is seriously a force. Although I understand what people are saying with him being corny and I even say the same thing sometimes, the dudes sound is just amazing. This beat is amazing. A few things...
Charles Hamilton may be the future...of this blog site. Yes, the dude that gets over 10k plays a day on his MySpace...loves me.
The Chorus makes sense to the songs name. "Just chillen, I swear I'm just chillen"
His flow can only be equated to water on this. Although his breath control needs some work...it works...kinda.
"I Got no rhytm but I am gifted with music...so I ain't going no where I'm never movin"
The song is so good. I am sitting in my computer lab rocking out to this.
Just so everyone knows...I already bought my copy. There are many reasons as to why Kanye West should be #1. I do not want to go through the list because I have class...but Kanye West deserves this.
Do not come in here and say that he is not even rapping, or that he is using to much vocoder which I despise with all my heart. Move on from that. Kanye West is a force to be reckoned with. And yes, I will admit that I am Fox News when it comes to Kanye and as biased as a feminist who obviously do not shave their pits but still.
Excited? yes I am. Shoot, I am going to buy 4 copies. Yea. I will buy 4 copies of this album THEN post in on here.
Dub MD went ahead and sent me this tape. Although I have not listened to it yet because I am now formulating an elaborate scheme doing homework, the lineup looks amazing. My boy Emilio is on there, Skyzoo, Sic Osyrus, Donny Goines, etc etc etc.
Moving on past that. The tape looks dope, the is very dingy but who is actually paying attention to that huh?
01.)The Genesis (Intro By DJ Unexpected)
02.) 6th Sense - Hip Hop Renatus (Produced By Erick Sermon)
03.)Mr. Live feat. Earl Blaize - The Bitch That You Are (Produced By Oddisee)
04.) Sic Osyrus & Donny Goines - Why Lord? (Middle Fingers Up) (Produced By Khrysis)
05.) Karniege - The Kush (Produced By Jake One)
06.) Skyzoo - Bang This(Produced By The Alchemist)
07.) Dominique Larue - Role Play(Produced By 9th Wonder)
08.) Emilio Rojas - E To The M-I-L-I-O(Produced By J Dilla) 09.) Access Immortal - Stay Strapped (Produced By DJ Premier)
10.) Melodiq feat. Nikal Fieldz - Bottom Of The 9th (Produced By 4th Disciple)
11.) Diablo Archer feat. Myk Dyaleks (of BrokN.English) - We The New Era(Produced By Domingo) 12.)Sha Stimuli - Today We Living (Produced By Nottz)
13.) Fred Knuxx - Air 'Em Out (Produced By Hi-Tek)
14.) Laelo Hood - Extra, Extra! (Produced By DJ Khalil)
15.) Supastition - Sound Of Reform School (Produced By Black Milk)
16.) Black ELement - Feel The Hunger(Produced By DJ Scratch)
17.)Droppin' A Message (Interlude)
18.) Zero Star - On My Backpack Shit (Produced By Large Professor)
19.) Little Vic - Let The Dollar Circulate (Produced By Ayatollah)
20.) Cymarshall Law- This Is The End(Produced By Salaam Remi)
21.) Donnan Linkz - Buzz Kill(Produced By Oh No) 22.) Cy Yung aka Cyrano - OK Corral (Produced By Madlib)
23.)Tislam The Great- Once Again(Produced By Questlove)
24.) Faro - Love Me Or Hate Me (Produced By Scram Jones)
25.) Arsun F!st - I'm In Here(Produced By Marco Polo)
26.) Sense-I - Sense-I's The Name (Produced By Nicolay)
27.) Wordsmith feat. Kontact & Black Knight - Signing Day(Produced By Pete Rock) 28.) Journalist 103 - Til' The Trumpets Blow(Produced By Illmind) 29.) Clap Cognac feat. Jedi Knight - Chosen Ones(Produced By Havoc) 30.) City Scholar - The Rebirth(Produced By Evidence)
31.) Detroit Red - Hip Hop Redefined (Produced By Buckwild) 32.) D.V. Alias Khryst feat. Retsam Da Prince - It's Da Govarmynt (Produced By Marley Marl)
33.) Nametag - Champagne Bottle Flow (Produced By Ski Beatz) 34.) Panama aka Da Spanish Kid - Born Ready (Produced By RZA) 35.) Hi-Coup feat. Spectacula - My Father Told Me(Produced By M-Phazes) 36.) Preach Jacobs feat. N'telligence - Mic Check(Produced By Rockwilder)
A few things about this video...I am watching it in between playing Gears of War...(GT = THE DARRKNESS)
What is with that freestyle he does at first? I actually have no idea what he was saying here.
The second live performance part of the video was from my boy Consequence, who I have talked with on many occaisons. I go to the same barbershop with the dude. Currently I need another email from him..but I am working on that.
Talks about his come up and how Kanye discovered him. I like that Kanye is doing stuff like that. 808's will be out soon. So excited.
Cons talks about how Q-Tip will be working with Kanye. Really? FuckYea.
Cudi has an album coming out called Man on the Moon. Am I excited for it? Nope. Not at all. But I know Jessica is.
Then Cudi is about to smash some girls from Glasglow. Must be a great life.