Archive for June, 2011

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Single Review: 50 Cent- Outlaw

June 21, 2011

Now I support other Queens rappers i.e. Nas and the infamous.  I enjoyed Get Rich or Die Tryin, but other than that, 50 cent has not impressed me over his last few ventures (wishing 50 would rap about being a business man and partnering with Chris Lighty)

Anyway, this song doesn’t blow me out of the waters, but it beats whatever new dance craze from the south or the LA scene.  Yet, the beginning of the song reminds me of lollipop by Lil Wayne, which is not a smart thing to do if you named your song outlaw.  However, it has replay value, there are some good lines in it and the beat slowly grows.  I do anticipate to hear some new music from 50 because of this song and he does have potential to put together a decent album(I don’t think he’ll ever match Get Rich or Die Tryin).

6.5/10

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Happy Birthday 2pac

June 16, 2011

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Josh Gabriel Presents Winter Kills.

June 14, 2011

 

Jul 18 2011 update. I’m so busy lately i haven’t been posting because it’s just too time consuming. I will be back eventually but for now follow me on twitter its much more convenient and i still post tracks. =)

http://twitter.com/NoOneOnEarth

Josh Gabriel from Gabriel & Dresden, Andain, and Motorcycle is busy at work on his own label “Different Pieces”! His latest work consists of his collaboration with vocalist Meredith Call on an artist album after the success of 2009 single “Deep Down” and this years “Hot as Hades”. Winter Kills was also featured on Armin’s album for  “Take A Moment” and was probably one of the best singles on the album in my opinion. Today I’m taking the time to listen to the whole album and give some thoughts. These are my opinions though, and I don’t think that’s all that matters. I sort of don’t like doing album reviews because they are just one persons opinion and people are different! but what the hell listen to what I have to say and listen to it for yourself if you’re interested. If not there’s something on this blog for everybody and we try hard to do so, so keep scrolling or read more.  Also, I decided that I’m not going to post download links any more for songs unless they are bootleg, rips, or free tracks, or samples. Sorry these people work hard and they kept asking us to remove stuff and….well respect & what kind of fan would that make me?

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Single Review: Nas-Nasty

June 14, 2011

Here is the latest from Nas.  I dig the old school drum loop.  Overall, the beat is extremely simplistic, but Nas has a smooth flow over it.

“My jewelry  is in HD” is my favorite line off this track.  The whole line from his mentioning of Michael Jackson on is pretty good male bravado rap too.  Although, Nas can do way better.  His new album(any of Nas’s albums) has the potential to be great(just look at illmatic, it was written, stillmatic, God’s Son, untitled).  This song however, is a little to close to “Where Are they Now?” in terms of beat production for me to really get behind it.

7.5/10 (I rank rappers I enjoyed over my short life way tougher than mainstream pop artists, because I’ll take a shitty Nas joint for the rest of my life than a song that reach’s it’s pinnacle 40 seconds into the first verse)  Yea, I’m bias towards weaker artist, wanna fight about it?  But I do like this song more than most rap on the radio now-a-days, but this song is only for real hip-hop fans.

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Taking Another Direction…

June 8, 2011

I decided to expound upon a notably different type of music for my newest post, instead of dwelling on American music, I decided I wanted to talk about salsa music…. I made the decision along time ago to have music become an essentially crucial part of my life, and with that decision, came my life-long quest to find and absorb as much music as I possibly could. My journey has taken me on a great ride, and as I continue to discover different types of music everyday, I start to realize just how universal a medium music actually is. But I don’t want to get into that too much because thats another story. I was introduced to salsa relatively late in the game, only really being exposed to it a couple of years ago through one of my good friends, who happens to be a bass player. Salsa is entrenched with wonderfully inventive and colorfully harmonic bass lines, no doubt what caught my friends ear and got him to start listening to it. I see alot of similarities between salsa and American funk and disco and to me this makes perfect sense because “Modern Salsa” was popularized in America in the 1970’s at the same time funk and disco were a major player in the American pop landscape. The percussion of Salsa is heavily drenched in clave rhythm, and while this is foreign to organic American Music, the music is heavily reliant and almost solely driven on rhythm itself, which is a common thread for all three genres because all were obviously conceived as vehicles for popular dancing. Horns also play a large part in Salsa and I’d bet that any prominent/successful salsa band could hold their own against any american funk/r&b horn section of any era. I feel that Salsa is way more than casual dance music, it’s the work of highly skilled musicians that are creating tightly woven rhythmic compositions with a great eye for detail….

 

 

 

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Single Review: Gorrilla Zoe featuring Gucci Mane-Crazy

June 8, 2011

Not much to say about this song.  Unfortunately, I’ll still be blasting this in a 1998 Toyota Corolla.

3/10

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Single Review: Curren$y-She Don’t Want a Man

June 5, 2011

8.5/10  Weekend at Burnie’s is shaping up nicely.  I love this beat, it reminds me of Organized Noize’s production on ATLiens/Aquemini  era Outkast.  Curren$y lyrics are swagged out and contains his usual slang.  Hopefully, Curren$y can obtain some longevity and continue to ride his current wave of success.