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Poundcake Speech

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I decided to start rapping because I was sick of seeing the game as it was. I want rap songs with actual lyrics and a message instead of the crap that the labels are currently pumping out. Unfortunately, good artists are few and far between, so I decided to fill in the gap a little.

This song details the struggle of an inner city youth as he makes the ultimate choice between honor or money. I got the idea for this song from Bill Cosby's famous "Poundcake Speech" that he gave at the anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. I wanted the song to not excuse, but explain why some of the inner city youth act they way they do.

Link to "Poundcake Speech" wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/w iki/Pound_Cake_speech

I hope you enjoy it. Here's to Rap's Renaissance!

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Great work

I gotta give you props for your attempt to bring thought into your rap. You might want to amp up your vocal level a bit more and possibly add some overdubs in the future. Doing this might make your message more evident to the listener. Overall: good track, keep at it man

Deeper-Kyo responds:

Thanks for the feedback. The overdubs are actually in there, but I probably have them turned down too low. Since I mastered it myself, I'll have to do a bit more work on it. Still doing my best to learn and improve.

Nice ... Pound it(cake)

Think you could do that a bit faster, say around 160 BPM? Practice double-time rap and you could have something very interesting going.. especially if you can attribute it towards experimental hip-hop.

Deeper-Kyo responds:

Thanks for the response. Could you elaborate on double-time rap?

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Jul 4, 2009
2:52 PM EDT
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4 MB
4 min 24 sec

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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.