I like the apprehensive mood at the beginning and the hard-hitting texture. There were a couple of interesting choices with the balance, like the especially loud hat at :06. Also, I commend you for addressing a controversial subject in the lyrics. The guitar solos are cool - nice job with maintaining a full texture throughout. Some of the lyric phrases were a little clunky and unclear, like “enhanced interrogation is a word so torture can wear a PC mask” - it’s just a few too many words crammed into that phrase. Also, I’m not sure if you did this intentionally or not, but I had trouble making out what you were saying during the instrumental bridges until the very end: the “he’s a terrorist” line hits a little harder when you only recognize what it’s saying at the very end. Still, this piece is thematically bold and topical, and regardless of anyone’s opinions, that deserves a lot of respect. Perhaps I would’ve liked to see you vary the melodic content and texture a little more, but overall I’m really impressed. Keep it up, Ceevro! :)
Dunno...I just had something I had to say on the subject. Yeah, sometimes the flow was a little non-standard, but I regret nothing!
I know this wasn't at all what I normally compose/perform, which is why it had to be relatively simple in execution.
Thanks for taking the time to leave me a review! I always love it when TL pops up! Shows me you care!
From a production standpoint, this is insane. You clearly have a knack for producing hard-hitting, yet nuanced beats. Its reminiscient of Run the Jewels' production, and even a little bit of Death Grips, but at the same time its wholly unique and very much your own, in that it hearkens back to old school hardcore hip-hop and early Madvillain-era experimemtal. Lyrically, its pretty srong throughout and uses some rather vivid imagery, which i find to be pretty appropriate for the subject matter. I do feel, however you could've slipped in a lot more profanity to heighten the aggression a little bit, though i do commend your effort to retaining an intellectual vocabulary throughout. Also, my biggest problem with this song is that i dont feel that your rapping is on par with the stellar production. The flow is rather redundant and sloppy at times, though I dont think thats your fault sincr as a musician, you likely dont practice your rap technique all that much lol. Maybe once NGAUC is over, you can get a more experienced MC to rap over this phenomenal beat. And i know im not a judge or anything, but i feel like a track with this much potential deserves a full review. Awesome work, though. :^)
'Tis true, I'm no rapper. All of your points on my flow are quite valid. Given the subject matter, I had an awful lot to say, and only a certain amount of time to say it in. Rap is really the only genre I could use to get it all out in the time-space. Using profanity is something that I would ordinarily have no issue with, but this time, given that it's a competition piece, I figured I'd try to hit them with poetry over raw aggression. I wanted the meaning of the words to hit harder than my own talent or lack thereof.
This is, however, the first time I've gotten such high praise on production value! Normally, that's the part where I fall short!
Excellent track. Now i do hope you win with this track.
I'm glad somebody is agreed on this topic of Omar Khadr. Poll said 64% of Canadian idiots think he shouldn't get off like this and ask the court to block his payment. The brainwashing is strong with this country. Can't have a talk with people in my city without idiots bringing up shit like "Omar Khadr should be locked away forever" or "he's urr terrurrist".
He's a Canadian, plain and simple. Any idiot says otherwise should get the fuck out of this country. When Christopher Speer's fuck of a wife launched lawsuit, i was laughing. motherfucker you invaded and ransacked other people's country, they took arms against your ass and you got killed. now you trial him, he was a fucking child soldier! Nobody this heartless. You deserve to die fucking imperialist.
i was an imperialist pig served the masters in Afghan for 2 tours. i'll never forget what i did for this government. the horrors and crimes against humanity. it was because of soldiers like me that murdered people of Omar.
sorry i got carried away.
That review means a LOT to me, coming from someone who saw what went on first-hand. Ultimately, what I can say for sure about the issue is that Omar Khadr's rights ARE my rights and they ARE the very rights that you fought for. If we deny him those rights, then we become exactly what we were supposed to be fighting against!
Thank you so much for this. Might be the most meaningful review I've ever had.
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