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.