Audio Crack 2

May 19, 2009

Tonight, I was SUPPOSED to give my Review for Eminem’s and Busta Rhymes New Albums. I would like to humbly apologize; both Albums need more time in my ears before I give a fair assessment of them.

Instead, I will ask you my readers two interesting questions:

  1. Who are your top 5 MCs ? for now, we’ll stick to those that are alive
  2. Who are your top 5 rappers? and we shall stick to those who are still breathing.

If you are not sure of the difference; that’s OK, there isn’t really a difference. The difference is in the “Flow Style” I went ahead and looked this up on wikipedia, this is what they had to say:

Flow styles

A common way MCs judge how to flow rhythmically in a verse is by stressing syllables in time to the four beats of the musical backdrop[35]. Poetry scholar Derek Attridge describes how this works in his book Poetic Rhythm – “rap lyrics are written to be performed to an accompaniment that emphasizes the metrical structure of the verse”[36]. He says rap lyrics are made up of…

“…lines with four stressed beats, separated by other syllables that may vary in number and may include other stressed syllables. The strong beat of the accompaniment coincides with the stressed beats of the verse, and the rapper organizes the rhythms of the intervening syllables to provide variety and surprise”[37].

MCs also use a lot of different rhyming techniques, including complex rhyme schemes, as Adam Krims points out – “the complexity… involves multiple rhymes in the same rhyme complex (i.e. section with consistently rhyming words), internal rhymes, [and] offbeat rhymes”[38]. There is also widespread use of multisyllabic rhymes, by artists such as Kool G Rap[39]Big Daddy Kane[40], and Eminem [41].

There are many different styles of flow, with different terminology used by different people – stic.man of Dead Prez uses the following terms –

Alternatively, music scholar Adam Krims uses the following terms –

OK, now that you have a quick lesson on how this “Rap Game”  works, please answer in the Comments section. Please feel free to respectfully debate the views of others, but let’s not turn this into E-Beef.

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Audio Crack or Wack ?

April 15, 2009

Disclaimer: I would like to take this time to mention that the Blogmaster does not endorse, nor condone the use of any illegal substance. However, I am not here to judge anyone that does.

“Audio Crack” is what I like to call music that must be listned to. Music so good, you don’t want to skip a track, makes you want to purchase the CD, and tell ALL of your friends about this “Audio Crack”.

So from now on, whenever I review music, this is where it shall be.

and with that… let us start the with the Inaugural review.

I was able to get my hands on a digital copy of Rufat’s “Everything’s Lame“.

Now, I know what you’re wondering: Is this album Audio Crack? or is it Wack ? is it worth your money? or is it worthless?

Honestly?

Go buy it. This is Audio Crack in it’s purest form.

Right now. Don’t even read the rest of this review; Go to his Myspace page and get it for free (If you or someone you know lives in Tallahassee, support this artist and buy his album for $5 ). You aren’t even allowed to bootleg this one. I’m serious. Unless you were raised on This guy…  then I guess you can wait for a ringtone.

(Not Hating on the Young Artist… i’m just saying…)

Now This Mix-tape right here is EXACTLY what I’ve been missing from today’s Hip-Hop. Lyrical precision, Nice beats, and a great flow. What’s also great about this guy is that he doesn’t have a specific “style” he’s versatile, and so are his beats; One track sounds like something that The Clipse should be on, and another track sounds like something off of a Future Kanye West project. (the Non-Aquasexual Kanye…)

He's a Genius of our time; He can figure ANYthing out...  So what if he Likes Fish sticks...

He's a Genius of our time; He can figure ANYthing out... So what if he likes Fish sticks...

He also lyrically reminds me of Lupe Fiasco; he is able to fit everything into his rhyme in such a way that you can tell that he’s about his art, and not the Money; which is what I feel Hip-Hop needs: artists that are hungry for the game , not the money and the fame. His play on words are great, and he chooses beats to complement with surgical accuracy. He also mentions many things that are current in our pop culture. Anyone that can play on “Wii fit” in a track without hesitation, and still make sense of it, gets my vote.

It is very rare in today’s time to find an album that you can listen to from start to finish… Even for a “Mix-tape” he manages to keep the name plugs to a minimum. I’m anxious to see what he can do with a an actual album. For the record, I feel this Mix-tape is actually better than most of the “Albums” out there on the music shelves. I actually thought it was an Album, but the artist let me know that it’s only a mix-tape.

I can’t put a specific style to this collection of tracks… Which is good, I appreciate versatile artists.

I wanted to interview the artist, but apparently he does an interview on Track 8 and the interview pretty much answers all of my questions… seriously, ALL of my questions were answered. I will go back into the lab and find original questions !!!

So, all I will do is tell you again to go get this “Audio Crack” and keep an ear out for what this local artist will have next.


Everything’s Lame

April 9, 2009

Well, here’s something I haven’t done yet: A REAL music review.

As I stalk people keep up to date with current events via Facebook, I had noticed people started mentioning a new mix-tape called “Everything Is Lame” by an artist known as Rufat. In all honesty, I didn’t pay it much mind; A lot of people tend to jump on a friend’s band wagon to promote something (politics, party’s, magazines) Sometimes, it’s for a good cause, sometimes it’s just for helping a friend get their voice heard.

When My friend “Arab Money” mentioned this “Everything is Lame” mix-tape in his status, I was curious and I made it my mission to check the Union the following Wednesday. My friend did me one better; He put me in contact with the artist “Rufat” himself.

As of right now, The artist was unavailable to accept my friend request. However, I do plan on doing a mini-interview with the artist, get some of my questions answered about this mix-tape, and most importantly; tell you if it’s worth your $. Stay tuned.

Who knows,  you might find my Inter-review in the May Issue of Swaggerific Magazine.


Random Youtube Clip

January 12, 2009

Ok, I need to thank my favorite Video Game blog  (Kotaku.com) for this link.

If you ever played a Zelda game, you will really appreciate this. It’s close to 6 minutes long, I thought it was cool, what do you think?


Random Question

November 21, 2008

One question:

Why is Tupac still on records???

I’m here watching 106 & park, and Keisha Cole has a song/single, and Tupac is on the track. Why???


newMonday

November 17, 2008

Hey Everyone.

I hope everyone had a great weekend; well, FSU had a bad weekend. Actually, Even though it WAS FSU’s Homecoming, the school had a less than stellar week, especially @ the very Middle of the week. All I’m going to say is that it was a low point for the entire school; hopefully ALL parties involved learn from this and move on.

It was also interesting to see how the fans sorry, I promised I’d say NOTHING else on the topic

Well, I got a chance to listen to T-Pain’s new album: Thr33 Ringz (yes, the 3’s replace the e’s… *sigh* ) it’s actually decent. Yes, he still uses his auto-tune. Yes, in EACH song… but it’s Okay, a few decent tracks, check it out if you get a chance to.

I was able to check out a Probate show on Friday for Phi Beta Sigma (yes, the SAME Phi Beta Sigma) FSU PD was in effect for safety i guess. For those who are unaware; a probate show is something a fraternity (or sorority) puts on to introduce their newest members to their family, friends, and the rest of the University. There is usually some stepping, strolling, chants, line ups, and things of that nature.

Happy Founders Day to the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.

*All photos linked here belong to the person who posted them, please no lawsuits *

Ms.Blogmaster’s Birthday was Saturday (yes, the same Homecoming Saturday) we haven’t been able to really celebrate, we’ve both been busy, but i’ve got some plans for her (if anyone has a good idea, lemme know)

and a VERY special Happy Birthday to Ms. Jackson !!! Party tonight !!!

I think i’m going to start talking about random WTF moments that I and friends experience… If you want your stuff to be up for consideration send me an email. what’s my email address? oh… its Dmilano23@gmail.com

Please, use this email for good, and NOT for FWDs… i don’t want to continue the chain, I don’t want to have someone special call me depending on how many times i send this letter out to other people… I don’t want my love life affected by me ignoring a letter, and I DON’T want any of Microsoft (or AOLs) money for sending out letters. I don’t care if you think facebook, myspace, cnn, or yahoo is going to shut down if i don’t spread the word… Keep it to yourself !!!

got suggestions for a blog topic? use the email.

got a question for God? use the email.

want me to send money to a Nigerian accountant because he found my last name on a bank account worth 53,567,854,987.99 ?? no thanks.

*whew* wow, this was a good post 🙂

As always, leave a comment, let’s get some dialogue going.

** Spell checked once **


Musical Longevity

September 27, 2008

So, it’s been brought to my attention by a good friend that maybe I should talk about music.

Well, that sounds like a great idea.

I  enjoy music. I listen to Rap, R&B, a lil’ bit of rock, some classical, some gospel, and Reggae.

There’s no need for me to talk about who I like, and dislike. but today’s conversation is about Longevity. and for that, I’m handing off to my new Musical Corespondent, jonessaj83.

Take it away 🙂