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 – 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.


Monday 27 *updated*

May 18, 2009

It’s the Monday before my Birthday.

Here’s what you might have missed since last week:

That was about it. There should be tons more but alas, I’m not allowed to do much from my computer at work… M. Bison and co. forbids it.

I should take this time to mention that if you missed the “Big News” in my blog from Last Monday, I strongly suggest you reread it. I’ve heard some people say the secret was easy to find, some people say it was way too hard, and some people still can’t find it…

There will be times where I will hide things in my blog. I do it for fun, and I do it to give you something to do other than skim through it. If you still haven’t figured out the big secret; I’ll formally announce it Next Monday.

For some reason, Our Desktop has stopped working. Of course by “ours” I mean Mrs. Blogmasters. She has no idea what she’s done to it, or what she “didn’t do” she just knows it isn’t working. I gave it a pretty thorough examination; I don’t like what I need to do to fix it, but I’m out of ideas.

I’m currently waiting to hear about a possible opportunity to be a “Intern Blogger” for a video game website. I was hanging out on Twitter one day when I heard about this opportunity. I took the necessary steps, and hopefully I’ll get chosen. Even if I don’t, I’m glad that I’ve given it a chance.

Things to look forward to this week (hopefully):

  • My travels across the state
  • Audio Crack featuring Eminem’s New album
  • An official “Birthday Blog”
  • My first week back to work. (by suggestion of Mrs. Blogmaster)

And that is all I have for this week; For now at least. I’ll try to sneak in the “One Fresh Stir-Fry” Password of the week later on today.

** This Just in ** 

Say “Quesadilla my way” @ One Fresh Stir-Fry this week for a free topping. I don’t think I need to remind you all, but this place is a GREAT place to eat; So great a place that they don’t even know that I’m giving them free publicity !!!

A special “Sak Passee to all of my Favorite Haitians as today is “Haitian Flag day