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I’m Going to Post 5 More Raps

Mon 11.27.17

Did you check out those raps I posted last time? Good stuff, huh? I thought so. In fact it was so good I just had to post more raps.

1) Rings


Used to draw. Hard to admit that I used to draw. Portraiture and the human form. Doodle of a two-headed unicorn.

2) Make You Feel That Way


Going in your 3rd eye for the styles you hear. Making music that’ll bump for a thousand years

3) 95 Radios


And the homies say they heard a rap song. Sounded like some folks they know. But we couldn’t find a radio.

4) Straight Out the Gate


Black diamonds all around callin’ all the down definites. Who saw the clown and now steppin’ with that tall amount of big tech and shit

5) Sunshine


The sunlight hit me dead in the eye. Like it’s mad that I gave half the day to last night.

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I’m Just Going To Post 5 Raps

Mon 11.13.17

I like rap. I like weird rap. I like nerdy rap. I like hardcore rap. I like sleepy rap. I’m going to post 5 rap.

1) Marvel


call me kingpin cause the way I extort. daredevil deadpool who’s next up. your girl professor x she good from the neck up

2) Never Cry Wolf


to kill your sportsman, the search of the fox. my basset hound still baskerville, sipping on scotch.

3) @ #trapkaraoke


i dont know i dont care i love it

4) Detroit 101


in detroit, never leave ya house without a gun. i don’t give a fuck if you’re gettin’ ya hair done. pickin’ up ya daughter or droppin’ off ya son. ’cause criminals got bullets and dyin’ to share some.

5) Uncle Usi Taught Me


okay so meanwhile footage of me spitting these raps. is playing on every TV station they have. they jail people for that.

If you liked these raps, you’ll probably like other raps. Leave a comment below and tell me about a rap!

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Five Awesome Hip Hop Albums I Listen to a Bunch

Sun 05.20.12

In less than a week I’ll be on my way to Soundset 2012. Soundset is a giant hip hop festival outside of Minneapolis. For 9½ hours, there will be no less than 30 acts; ranging from underground stars, such as Atmosphere, to members of the Wu-Tang Clan. And that doesn’t even include the afterparty over at Fifth Element. If you cannot tell, I am brimming with excitement, so let’s cut the crap. In honor of Soundset, here is a short list of hip hop albums that I love. It is not all-inclusive, there isn’t much reasoning, and it’s likely that I will have a totally new list of Five Awesome Albums in the future.  Each album will be linked to the Amazon MP3 page, so you can give them a sample listen!

God Loves Ugly coverGod Loves Ugly

Atmosphere
This was the album that got me into this mellow, thoughtful type of hip hop. The beats are catchy and haunting, employing a number of classic, bluesy samples. Slug’s lyrics move between boisterous b-boy posturing, heart-broken ballads, and layered metaphorical tales. I highly recommend this for anyone looking to get into a more conscious kind of hip hop.

Blazing Arrow coverBlazing Arrow

Blackalicious
When I was younger, I listened to a lot of horrorcore rap, which had an emotional spectrum ranging from “murder” to “kill.” Eventually, I found that I needed a little more to my music. Gift of Gab delivers that with tongue-twisting accuracy. Blazing Arrow is full of songs bolstering Gab’s lyrical abilities, peppered with inspiration rap tunes that encourage you to embrace the day. 4000 Miles is my rap jam and Make You Feel That Way is my go-to feel good song.

The Undisputed Truth coverThe Undisputed Truth

Brother Ali
Brother Ali has a voice that carries such conviction that I think he could convince the sun to rise at midnight; and his flow ain’t half-bad either. This album is about the downtrodden, a subject Ali knows like the back of his hand. While it gets a little heavy handed towards the end – dealing with Ali’s failed marriage and the cold actions of the US government – the bluesy beats will keep you hooked.

Roadkill Overcoat coverRoadKill Overcoat

Busdriver
I’ve had a friend describe this as a “choose your own genre” album. I’m not sure I could put it any better. Busdriver is an MC who likes to experiment, and I think this album is the pinnacle of his efforts. Numerous genres inspire the album; tracks jump between reggae beats and electronica, with indie-rock inspired hooks, syllable heavy verses, laced with acoustic guitar accompanied with drum beats. What keeps me coming back is the variety and Busdriver’s overly-political, cynical rhymes.

Vessel coverVessel

Dark Time Sunshine
This is my “art-fag” hip hop album. As far as I am concerned, the lyrics are secondary to the bizarre, almost ethereal beats. That isn’t to say that Onry Ozzborn’s methodical rap style doesn’t pull its weight. Ozzborn’s flow is simple, but it can get down right ghoulish at times as he ends his lines with a distorted echo. Many of the songs feature a number of artists, from underground hip hop legends like Aesop Rock to soul singer Revo DeVito, so there is a little bit for everyone here.

I barely even scratched the alphabet here! There are a number more albums I just need to talk about, so it is really likely that I’ll be doing this again in the future.

Anyone else out there have a few hip hop albums they listen to regularly? Something I should give a listen to? Let me know!

 

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Apply Yourself

Sun 01.29.12

Partly in thanks to a series of ritualistic animal sacrifices, I began 2012 with a brand new job. I do design now. I make posters. It’s nice and it took me about 5 years to get here. I have a number of friends who are currently hunting through the thick, dank forest of the Job Market. As such, I would like to share a bit of advice about how I acquired, tied down, and killed a virgin goat applied to jobs.

In the Beginning…

In the beginning, I signed up for Twitter to track my job application progress and to make light of it. This practice made me all too aware of the process. Particularly, how many applications I would send out, when I would send them out, and how I would never, ever hear anything back from anyone, ever. This is my first piece of advice though; Keep track of everything you send. Know when you sent it, who you sent it to, and try not to apply for the same job half a dozen times.

Found a job I really want. mailed heartfelt cover letter, resume, and business card on 9/04. Sprayed envelope with cologne. Now we wait. – Excerpt from Twitter

That particular Fall, I applied for about 25 jobs. I went through different methods; I uploaded resumes through the company’s job bank websites, I emailed my resume directly to the hiring offices, I even mailed hard copies on thick-stock paper directly to the hiring manager. I followed up with phone calls to HR, emails to each department, and I even showed up at the supervisor’s home with boxes of chocolates and a dozen roses.

Called design dept of Dream Job. Left a voicemail. Feel like I am asking girl to prom. Fear rejection. Will spend another prom crying @ home.

After following all the tips, doing all the tricks, I had managed to land a single call back for a job that I discovered would pay far less than my current job. This is when I resigned that my fate for 2009 was to remain at my current job. It was also around that time that my Twitter account was used to produce garbage. However, out of the 25 jobs I applied to, 20% notified me that I was not “what they were looking for.” The other 80% did not even bother to send me so much as a confirmation email, return my calls, or follow up with me in any manner.

Over the next few years, I would continue to send out resumes sporadically.

Actual helpful advice after the jump!