Sunday, May 20, 2007
This is my second attempt at starting an mp3/bullshit blog. The last went 2 posts deep, so I have high hopes for this one!
I am gonna try to steer away from the sort of writing that tries to disinguish 'wibbly' synthesizer sounds from 'wobbly' ones (1), and I hope to keep most of my posts pretty brief.
I like newer and older stuff, and hope to focus on both equally... we'll see how that goes. I don't claim to know this shit inside and out, and will most likely post some horrible untruth one of these days. Don't get all emotional, just tell me. I will admit my ign'ance and edit the post.
If you've been down since I was in diapers, or know how to use an RSS feed, I wouldn't bother reading this. A lot of what I am gonna be posting is pretty elementary, and/or stolen from other blogs. Peep the virtual shout out column over on the right if you're interested in getting the new shit sooner, or reading some more insightful writing.
And, so that my first post isn't just me apologizing in advance, here's a couple newish joints I've been feeling:
Lil' Boosie - I Know
I'm not sure where this came from, but it fucking bangs.
Trae - Screwed Up ft. Lil' Wayne
Sounds pretty consistent with what Trae was doing on Restless, which is a really good thing.
Murphy Lee - Hatin' ft. Young Dro
Say what you want about Murphy Lee as a rapper, but "What the Hook Gon' Be" was pretty dope for a 2003 radio jam, and he got Mannie Fresh and Young Dro on board for this, which is enough to make me want to bump it for at least a week or two.
Also, get ready for some raw guitar riffs.
Freeway - Where You At? ft. Clipse
I like Freeway a lot with the right beats, and even better when he has dope guests. I haven't given it a close listen, but my first impression is that it sounds a lot better than that one he did with Sleepy Brown recently.
(1) For those of you who don't waste your time reading rap blogs, there is seriously a person who has used both of those adjectives, in his blog for an influential publication, to describe synthesizers in rap songs. I say some silly shit sometimes, but this dude constantly baffles me.
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