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Thanks for everyone checking it out and the criticism/complements

I didn't really put this project together to get money, I've been around the music industry long enough to know that's a crap shoot. Really we just wanted to put out some good music that was diverse, had a message, but also had an edge to it. All the recording was done for free by people who believed in the project, and the only expense we had really was skinny pimps verse, which my old manager footed the bill for. Everything else was pretty DIY grassroots.

 

I know some of the tracks aren't completely up to mainstream retail par and have a low fi feel, but that's why it's a first release EP and not an actual album. This is really for promotion more than anything, and to just get the music out there.

 

I mean it sounds good for me mastering it myself with no board and some WeSc headphones

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so far i dig it, i'll show it around...

 

WHen y'all playing next. I'm only a short drive away.

 

Get us booked in tha M so you don't have to travel!

 

No but seriously I'll let you know

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As current 12oz Rap™ Czar, it is my duty to evaluate this offering.

 

There's some good beat ideas in there (L.I.V.E. has a pretty awesome groove to it during verses, but the chorus beat is janky), others err on the side of forgettableness. Also wasn't feeling nearly any of the lyricism, which is a shame cause lyrics tend to outshine beats on this mix. Overall decent effort but lacks real surprises.

 

My general expert advice to rappers and producers is to make less of whatever it is they're doing now, and make more shit like this.

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its pretty good. i really respect the fact that you committed actual studio time for this although i would really like to listern to the instrumentals. im' interested what program/s and hardware you used for this and what samples you used, i noticed the "revolution will no be televised" on L.I.V.E. my favortie song is fake niggaz, and theres to much reverb on waitin hatin in my opinon

 

mind you ive only listerned the album once.

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Good call on the samples

you know your Gil Scott

 

as for the programming most of it was done in a program called Soundtrack, which is like a Mac version of Acid that cones bundled in final cut pro video editing software. Peak was used to chop the samples - basically it was the Mac version of Acid&SoundForge, except Peak is far more powerful than Soundforge. The mastering was done between the 2 programs - levels done in SoundTrack, and audio processing/RMS normalization in Peak.

 

For anyone doing production on a Mac I suggest you get Peak immediately, it's an extremely powerful and versatile program - by using it to chop/prep samples instead of, say, doing it in fruity loops or acid or some other arrangement program (which are almost always weaker in that department) it gives a cleaner sound. You can also set the exported audio files as loops which is VERY useful for this sort of production style.

 

If anyone else has any production questions I'm more than happy to help.

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