Saturday, July 25, 2009
You want to know why I like King Lathan aka Big C's music? I like it because he is not afraid to take risks. He is adventurous with his creativity and that alone will make room for him in the hectic industry that everyone and there mama want to be apart of. I was acquainted with his music way before I knew who he really was. He is a street Flava All Star. I can not tell you how may weeks this man reigned on the air but he definitely has a nice fan base in the city. He has a upcoming mixed type called, "Best of All Worlds" and the title is fitting. He has two names that people know him by in the streets and I have decided that I prefer King Lathan so that is what I will call him through out this feature. He says that is music can not be classified into one genre. He thinks he can do it and I mean why not! He does alternative, rock, rave and hip-hop music. I can dig that. He has only been rapping for 3 years but I would agree with him that he can paint pictures with his music. He started out making music for his enjoyment but has decided to consider his audience. He refuses to entertain haters and negativity and I think that is why his music is fun and entertaining. He is a motivated dude and a jack of all trades. He does his own graphic designs and photography. ( Hey its a recession for some folks, if you can do it yourself you better! LOL) He hit my up with three songs to review and they are as follow:
I am liking the mellow beat of this song. It almost sound like he is singing but he is not singing. It has a great flow. I am feeling the content. I am not the biggest fan of a lot of profanity being used but sometimes artist feel that is the best way to say what they got to say. The song is about not having all the money, diamonds and women in the beginning and how groupie chicks did not show him love. But when he came up they were sweating him. I like it, pretty dope song and track. Its the truth.
"Tokyo Drift Remix"
This song is fun and It is one of my favorite that I listened to. I have never heard the original song but it is a great up tempo joint. I call this happy music with all the sound effects. Different and fresh!
Hmmm this song is aight. I was not really feeling it for some reason but I am all about content and it did have a positive message but still talked about his foolishness. I feel like I have heard this song before and it did not stand out to me.
I feel like with some artist development he can leave his mark in the game. I give him 1 Nori. Keep working homie!
Monday, July 20, 2009
BWorldStar is a native of Nigeria and definitely have his very own unique sound and style. It is one that is memorable and none of this would be possible if it was not all for a dream. I mean this literally! I ask all of the artist that are featured what brought them into the music and to date BWorldStar has given me the most interesting answer. He said that he had a dream with 2pac in it. I was like really and so his interest in pursuing music was born.He came to the states for a better opportunity seven years ago and he might just find it. I have been to many studio sessions and I can not imagine how his sessions go, he is so laid back and reserved in person. BWorldStar has been making music since October of last year and has been strongly encouraged to pursue his love for music by his family and friends. Now it is time to receive my feedback as well as a bigger audiences point of view of his music. He gave me a CD full of music to check out but choose specifically four songs to be featured and two songs for review.
The first song is titled "My Motha" it is a tribute song and I like his singing voice.
The second song is one that is up for review, "Tennessee". This song is a returning champion song on Chattanooga's Street Flava on Power 94.3 WJTT and it is the best on the CD. I really enjoy his singing voice but I do not understand everything that is being said because his accent is so strong. I would hands down prefer to hear BWorldStar sing. I am not a fan of talking on a track when an artist is unknown. On this song he did not have to long of an intro. His tracks are simple but good and that is key in this business. He sounds like an elementary rapper because the verses are very rudimentary. They verses could have used more thought in the execution of the delivery.
The last reviewed track is "Wish Me Luck", a song about getting caught up in bad situations and letting people know its all good and it will work out just wish him luck. It is okay but I think he needs some work and need to have a better bridge. I do like how the song ended. In this song I feel like he should have talked about more and I would have like it better if he would have sang instead of rapped the song. When BWorldStar sings it makes it easier to understand the thick accent.
Wish Me Luck.m4a
I think BWorldStar with time can perfect his craft and achieve what he has set out to accomplish in music. I give him a work in progress and wish him success.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Persistence is the key in this business. I have to give props to the dude. He is about his craft and he is working with good people. What good people am I talking about you ask? I will get to that in a minute but first lets find out more about who Judicial is...shall we. Judicial, government name Martin Francis has been doing his music thang since about 10 years old. Like most rappers he wanted to pursue other career options like being a ball player but realized he was skilled in music and is more interested in a rap career. I am not mad at him he has the skills to do so. He is originally from St. Thomas, V.I. by way of Orlando, FL. In 2004 he took a leap of faith and moved to the city where many artist have gotten their big break... ATL. Although that seems to be the melting pot for new and old artist I hope he does not get lost in the mix. So far so good. He has been doing open mics in the city and has created an undeniable buzz for himself. The streets are ready for more of what Judicial and the Home Team Music Group has to offer.
The featured song is "She Can Get It" featuring JC (from Block Ent). I know JC and when I said earlier that he was working with good people I meant that. I like the song but this sounds familiar like I have heard it before. It is a flattering song to the ear but I am sure if it is a chart topper. I think it is a good album song. JC is good on the vocals, ( I think I hear a lil bit of autotune being used). I like what is being said, the content is good and I like the versus. I just think it is missing something that make you want to sing along and remember the words. This is based on my opinion and this is the nature of this site to offer what I think and hopefully improve the artist. The production of the track and quality is superb. I give this one Nori. Keep grinding! Judicial potential is crazy hot!
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