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Uploaded
Jul 12, 2015 | 11:14 AM EDT
File Info
Song
12.1 MB
5 min 17 sec
Score
4.57 / 5.00

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*Contains third-party samples.
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Score:
Rated 4.57 / 5 stars
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432 Plays | 7 Downloads
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Genres:
Hip Hop, Rap, R&B - Hip Hop - Modern
Tags:
hiphop
liberal
introspection
shimmering

Author Comments

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It's been a few months since I've made a track like this one. I hope this track helps others understand the problems inherent in the USA's Legal System. For lack of better terminology, it's utter shite. There is supposed to be a system of checks and balances in place to correctly reprimand individuals whom break laws, but as far as I can see they haven't been utilized like they should be.

Whatever happened to the Justice System? I have various hypothesis', but if you require simplistic reasoning it seems to me that it is highly evident it boils down to monetary gain. "How much cash can we obtain if we convict and incarcerate these supposed criminals?" So much tax-payer money is needlessly being budgeted towards our prison system and we're sending individuals away for enacting petty crimes that shouldn't lead to incarceration.

For an example, take a look at the amount of people being locked down for minor 'drug' offenses; What's the reasoning behind those sentences when it would be better to rehabilitate the individuals. Or better yet, legalize and regulate the substances so they're not being abused. Educate the populace about the potential harm (and benefits) of substances that we should be able to use however we choose.

Thankfully the tides seem to be turning over new leaves revealing a greater self-awareness and/or conscious thought process that looks more towards the individuals choices rather than bureaucratic dogma.

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“And that’s the terrible myth of organized society. That everything that’s done through the established system is legal. And that word has a powerful psychological impact. It makes people believe that there is an order to life and an order to a system. And that a person who goes through this order and is convicted has gotten all that is due him and therefore society can turn its conscious off and look to other things and other times. And that’s the terrible thing about these past trials that they have this aura of legitimacy an aura of legality. I suspect that better men than the world has known and more of them have gone to their deaths through a legal system then through all the illegalities in the history of man. Six million people in Europe during the Third Reich, legal, Sacco and Vanzetti, quite legal, the Haymarket defendants, legal, the hundreds of rape trials throughout the south where black men were condemned to death all legal, Jesus legal, Socrates legal and that is the kaleidoscopic nature of what we live through here and in other places because all tyrants learn that it is far better to do this thing through some semblance of legality than to do it without that pretext.” ― William M. Kunstler

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SAMPLE: Gary Burton
SAMPLE: Mary Stallings
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Reviews


CommonOddityCommonOddity

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Hello again,

Hmmm. Akin to illogic, you make a track with the intent to convey a statement and illicit a thoughtful response. Time to get to it, then...

PROS:
- The general feel of the track is quite neat. The absolute disparity in quality and sampling between the sounds and quotes make for an interesting mish-mash that is pleasant and seamlessly transitioned from/to.
- The sudden conclusion at 3:50 onwards is splendid. It is slightly louder than the sample at the moment, but I believe it is expertly executed. Quite unexpected and refreshing. You told a story in this song and the ending was marvellous.

CONS:
- It's really a series of smaller niggles and quirks that bothered me. There is nothing tremendously detrimental in this track.
- The subdued violin feels like it is not counterbalanced by another element in the track. it feels like it is meant to be an accent but it does not seem to be the case.This makes for a slightly awkward experience for the listener, only up until 3:50 or so.
- There is an exceedingly echoed presence with some of the sounds and instruments. I feel that I get what sort of atmosphere you were going for but I am not quite convinced that this sort of seemingly 'ethereal' sound ill suits a track with very little variation. Aside for two sections where there are quotes and the bit at 3:50, it feels like the track is an oddly haunting loop because of this.

Keep at it,
-CO


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KelpalotsKelpalots

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I always love your tracks. It's amazing how you find these wonderful quotes. I gave you .5 star less, because I would have liked to hear something more... Then it happens. The death metal bass guitar. The insanity of the system is upon us. Authoritarian, Militant, dumb, and uncompassionate, but vindictive people, who will one day turn the world into what is imagined in Sucker Punch. The world of corruption, riddled with bombings, and the Fallout game will ensue... Either that or we become an Idiocracy or Wall-E. Life on earth will always be hell if it weren't for revolutions like The Colour Revolutions.


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KleptoidKatKleptoidKat

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

What a blend dude! That atmosphere you bring is always on point.

Absolutely amazing, I like it a lot. Only problem I see it that there is not enough swing to the percs, maybe I just need to listen to it more. Also there could be better bass presence, I liked that heavy metal bit too.

Dopeness maaan. Proper mix.


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LiberalShimmering responds:

Yeah, not too much swing on the break. I wanted the cymbals in the Stallings sample to stand out more so I didn't offer much in the way of swinging hi-hats from the break.

The bass sounded better while I was chopping the same sample, but something happened when I added on the last 2 minutes. Figured I'd just live with it as it sounds alright the way it is.