Tuesday, March 6, 2012
After months of writing, cycling through beats, recording and trying to decide whats the best fit, Prototype 101 is done. I'm satisfied with my delivery and content more than ever. I think my wordplay in general has improved and I seriously think I'm as good as I say I am. After over 700 songs I can show a little confidence (not swag.) 16 songs deep, Prototype 101 is less story driven and there arent a lot of topics, just a mixtape joint free of too much emotion. I think saying whatever I want is fun and funny. Don't take any violence or sexually ridiculous claims too seriously, I'm just doing my best to be a insane lyrically as possible but at the same time you get a lot of whats on my mind. I free-write. Freestyling on paper. I know a lot of artists who write a little here and there, rewrite, edit ect. I write the entire song in one sitting not trying to hard to make a classic. Its all very at that moment. I hope you enjoy the low budget free product and provide some feedback.
1. Old Boy
I wanted to start out with some serious talk for any new listener. Providing some background to my artist journey, I speed it up but allow the listener to understand the point. I'm 31 as of this writing. Still young but I'm a old hiphop fan. I prefer a grittier sound than even I use. I think I make my point.
This song is the exact opposite but for good reason. Range. Another song where I experiment with the ability to rap a little faster. This song is more commercial sounding to cater to different types of fans. I can also do what they do, but in a lot of ways I can do it better, no?
3. What Can I Do
Here the hook is supplied via sample and I just fill in the blanks. I often talk about the music industry and what I should have done and what I can't or don't want to do. This song is all about what I could do to become successful, nut its not in my plans realistically.
4. Space Food
This is probably my favorite song of mine. I switch my style from slow to fast several times and I'm lyrically all over the place, really out there.The beat is a masterpiece of sounds and it was a late edition. I had the beat, never did anything with and one day I said wait...wrote it in 30 minutes and recorded it right away.
Ok. Don't judge me. Sometimes I hear a melody and I instantly know what I want to say. This isn't my typical type of music but I enjoyed trying something new. I've sang before but I think this is my best attempt. I kept it short because I didn't want to lose my core fanbase, and shit. I like what I accomplished. I respect women
6. Keep It Movin
I love the music here. I instantly wrote the verses and the hook just felt right. I have unlimited things to say about certain hiphop. There's nothing wrong with hiphop right now but there are some suspect artists out there and I stand by my comments.
7. Dark Days
Now this is more my speed. Very hardcore and slightly comical. I love saying outlandish shit over a great backdrop. Theres not much of a point. Just some break your neck hiphop.
8. I Gets Biz
This song sounds typical to a lot of southern hiphop artists. The high hats, snares, kick drum pattern. Only difference is that I'M on it and I think I created something very dope. I had fun with the punchlines and its very ridiculous.
9. I Know What You Said About Me
This song is based on a former friend. He didn't say too much about me behind my back but the idea made for a hot song. Again, i think I did well with the pace and kept up better than I thought I could. I'm still growing artistically and blending words together like this is a challenge and I passed.
10. Nice Guy
Another southern street sounding song where I get away with saying some of the most offensive things I could in a 30 minute window. I wrote this fast and I'm sure its not for everyone. If you don't mind bad words, explicit content and tough talk then you might like this. Not to be taken seriously, have fun with it
11. You Can Get It
I admit to filler. Some songs that end up as filler to me are gold to others. This was just some quick shit talking over another creepy back drop. Nothing serious, most mixtapes have filler and its trow away but I stand by this short little joint.
Another song aimed at a past friend who ran his mouth but only loosely. It's more shit talk, getting my point across. This is the type of beat and pace I can write a million songs to. Delivered it in one take and I like the overall end result.
I've always admired the idea of Caesar. A king. I go by TKO (True King of Omaha) I stand by it. Nobody does it exactly how I do it and I'm a king in my own space. This song doesn't represent it. Another beat I liked and I free wrote some shit to it. Remember, this entire mix tape is a finished rough draft.
14. I Wish
This song is a run on sentence about life, music, the future, death, ect. I love the Gladiator score sample and it is one of my personal favorites. The delivery is some of my best and it was easy to write because it came naturally.
15. GMF (Get Money Fast)
I write a lot of joints like this. I don't consider this filler. An achievement in wordplay. Very comfortable tempo and backdrop. Real New York sound. I try hard to be funny. I'm no comedian but I took some lines from Michael Pena and the movie 30 Minutes or Less in verse 3. Just some ridiculous lines, fun joint.
16. Royal Rumble
This was easy to do. Taking a page out of the WWE, I did my own Royal Rumble and took 29 rappers and threw them in, in some way. Some got more time than others. I respect the majority so i didn't get too deep into it. Just a fun joint for my blog friends at theinfamousjcity.com
There you have it. Hope you enjoy, download and tell a friend. I have not interest in the music industry. i enjoy the response from home. Peace