.....Did you leave Newgrounds at some point? Anyways, this was good! I really love the drums, even though someone else did it, it still was a good idea to have them in there! It's just as good as the Pico Day 2018 rap, but better, BECAUSE there's some background music and shit. Now, Pico Day 2018 was still good, don't get me wrong, but this was DEFINITELY better though, all because of ONE instrument. Props to Jabun for helping you with the drums. Keep this up, and maybe, JUST MAYBE, you'll make da MONAAY! I know I don't make any money here. But that' not what matters, what matters is your loving fans, and doing what you love, the only reason money is important too is because WITHOUT it, you would NOT be able to make this. And HOLY SHIT this is the longest review I've written so far!
Well I leave on a long vacation each summer, about two months each year (so far), and one summer I wrote a track when I got back; Jabun put together an awesome instrumentals for it: https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/555329
This was a bit of a revisiting on that old theme, and like the start of a new tradition... sort of. :) Do note the drums are custom-made for this too! I recorded it first and he tailored the instrumental after that. All custom tempo - it's pretty impressive.
Yeah I agree even the simplest things do a lot, though his post-production work is light years ahead of the basic effects on my acapellas too. :) Hope to make more like this, and more with instruments, and just MORE, overall. Yeah money would definitely help make more time for that. :) Thanks man.
Mmmmh yeah i think i like the original Cyberdevil's back more, don't get me wrong this one is good too, indeed it has more melodic rhymes, showing that your technique has grown, i don't know if you are following the drums, or if you rapped first and the adapted the drums to the rhymes, in either case it ends with a great effect that in the end is what makes the song, however comparing it with the original i feel it less aggressive, less energetic even, also some of the rhymes are kinda weird for example:
Don't say you've been diggin' it or in my head I've been grave(ly) robbed!
But I am BACK from: the living kid!
Back to fuel: my ignorance!
shouldn't is say: "Don't say you haven't been digging' it" ? and Isn't the newgrounds audience quite old by now? plus if you are back from the dead, wouldn't you be becoming less ignorant just from being alive?
Anyway in either case, it clearly shows that your skills have improved and that can only be good, more versatility and flow means a better ability for making more awesome drops.
I rapped the lines first, and Jabun worked on the percussion. Took some tweaking to get it as I imagined, with beats to match accentuation and impact. Was considering submitting it a capella, but it's definitely better like this! Not as dynamic or melodic as the old, but it's not meant to 'replace' it, so much as try something new with the same theme, and showcase my skills a bit. :)
The 'digging it' and 'gravely robbed' are a play on grave robbers, and on people digging (liking) the stagnant life I lead each winter (also in previous line). The 'back from the living' symbolizes how I'm back from my summer up North, where I truly feel alive, to the dark, depressing winter and consistent computer routine with which I spend the rest of the year. As they say (and I play with in the next line) ignorance is bliss, and instead of rising with each revelation, I fall back on superficial routine accomplishments, and do the same things all over again until finally the sun, and warmth, and LIFE returns! Not that winters are all that bad, but that's the message. Self-realization: get out of the rut.
The 'kid' is in reference to the general audience, and a play on my own age/experience, so it's really: I am back from the living, kid. Hope that explains all?
Some lines are simple, but a lot of them are really packed with multiple meanings. Suppose they don't all make as much sense without reference.
Thanks for the review; appreciation! Honest feedback as always.
What a way to return welcome back! lol
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