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FEEDBACK TO TITUS C ON 21/06/13
My girlfriend alerted me on Facebook that last week was Tupac's birthday. Guess how old he would have been? 40 fucking 2! We talked on what he would have been had he been alive today. She said he would have sold out the way of Snoop Lion. I said he would have a gut, probably be bald (like he wasn't already), and would be running a few NGO's that are involved in community transformation. But one thing we agreed on was he probably wouldn't be as listened to today if he was still alive.
You list Tupac, and B.I.G as artists you sound similar to. You also are doing the Soundcloud thing of crediting your sampled artist (Mary J), as a featuring artist. What's your angle then? You seem to be aiming for the stars by imaginatively rubbing shoulders with flagship established cornerstones in the HipHop RnB Rap arena, but to what effect?
The three tracks that my feedback will centre around are: Keep It Grinding, Money Be The Way, Love No Limit.
I personally find your titles too long. And if you were getting searched on the web or Youtube the way you want to, you have to keep your titles a little shorter to perhaps avoid other artists using your keywords to give traffic to their stuff.
My friend once said that the Wayan Bros; Dont Be A Menace While Drinking Juice In The Hood, gave him a better education about the idiocy and peculiarities of the inner city than both Boyz In Da Hood, and Menace To Society put together.
In the same vein I would argue that your mimicking Tupac showed me three key things.
1. How easy it is to sound like him.
2.How easy was is to commodify his content
3.How easy it was to sell his image (most importantly)
|They like me, I want them to love me like they love Pac - 50 CENT|
By mimicking Tupac's voice you are inviting fans like myself to ask; what new element, word, lyrics, or content have you got to bring to the table?
Your track Keep It.... has a sombre but heavy intro. 'Wake up," is said while wind sounding synths are in the background winding down to the beat. And when the delicious rounded beats kick in that is when your gruff patterned flow comes.
Your flow is very staccato and repetitive, and you probably meant for it to be that way.
Your lyrics are broken up and hit like 123456 gap 123456 gap 12345678901 gap then you get going in full flow. In a way by mimicking Tupac's voice with this flow pattern you have shown me another way of adapting a rap flow 101. Thanks for that.
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