Here’s an updated version of this song with some trackings I did this evening. I think it’s an improvement, particularly in the vocal department. I might try toning down the distortedness a bit, but I like them double tracked. Also some empty space left still for a guitar/glock/whistle solo. Anyone? Anyone? Aryn- how would this sound with upright bass?
Okay gents… here is a little change in direction for the song I had been working on… Originally planning for this to be more straight forward and folky but somehow ended up with this. Sort of a combination of the piano sounds on “We Are Abandoned…” mixed with drum stylings of “Autographs” but hopefully its a bit less repetitive and derivative. Vocals coming…once I finish my lyrics.
The New York Times has a report this morning about an emerging scandal within the hip-hop sector as Timbaland, 50 Cent and Wyclef Jean are implicated in a steroids investigation. The article explains of the unlikely (yet not shocking) news:
“The spectacle of hip-hop now is so much greater than it’s ever been,” said Jeff Chang, the author of the hip-hop history “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop.” “Thereâ€™s always the battle aesthetic at work, this idea that youâ€™re going to go up there and show that you’re badder than everybody else. It’s part of the swagger that hip-hop carries.”
While obviously used for gratuitous aesthetic purposes, I do wonder what 50 would sound like without performance enhancing drugs. It certainly didn’t help him outsell Kanye last fall.