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Produced by the lovely Jack Hewitt, this be my lead single. Not sure if people are even meant to upload professional music on Newgrounds. Anyway...


Well the NG AP started out as a resource for flash animations, but it's evolved a lot since then. Definitely appreciate some professional music streaming in for a change... though what's professional? It's all relative, mastered doesn't mean masterful. :) But anyway, onto the review:

I like the kick, slick tempo, and a pretty catchy beat in the background. The way that sample keeps echoing is surprisingly catchy. The break around 2:30 fits well, but apart from that one break it's very continuous, would be nice with some added ad-libs or effects, maybe some scratches? The rap is fluent for the most part, though at times you stall a bit on the words, like at 0:38 or around 1:50.

The hook isn't the most inspiring one, but it's one that stick in mind. I'd say overall it's a groovy track, party music, smooth and easy listening but nothing that has a really lasting impact. Maybe it's because the lyrical theme doesn't deliver a concrete message, that there's no red line through the whole track? But for what it is it is a good track, nice work!


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Kieran123 responds:

Thanks for the review. it's very helpful! Much appreciated.

R4R - I don't really listen to much rap, nor is it a genre that I particularly like, so I will be approaching this from an outside perspective.

I agree with SyhtnGoddess that the lyrics are okay, but the beat itself is very catchy. The only thing that I don't really like about the track itself is the first few seconds, since they don't seem to fit with the rest of the song. Again, not listening to much (if any) rap myself, I don't know if something like that is common or not.


At 0:06 I fell in love with the track. The lyrics are alright but what i'm really in love with is the beat. Lovely.

Kieran123 responds:


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Credits & Info

Lead Vocals

4.74 / 5.00

Feb 2, 2014
8:58 PM EST
Hip Hop - Modern
File Info
9.1 MB
4 min 0 sec

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