I wanted to pay respect to DJing by hiphop MC, but I lack of gear so I stick to Gross Beat and Movement for now. Also the specific picks on a clarinet and sax, to represent the positive of the cultures. Included steel drum but took it out because it sounds bit out of place.
Also the choir is 8Dio Insolidus, the only thing I got recently. Quite a tad disappointment because it actually not much different from Lacrimosa, but softer. Probably my last choir library. The drum was from DM-307, I hardly used anything else. It becomes my new Damage. Strings are Albion One, Novo and The Orchestra. Sax is Sensual Sax and clarinet is Herring Clarinet.
Not exactly hip hop, but I try to follow the format and structure of it. I improvised with rock, disco, garage and DnB beats; paying respect to the music genres created in the hood, at least before people gentrified them.
I mix this one dirty to pay homage to the gritty sounds of old school hip hop.
10 minutes loop, and it loops perfectly. I must be wild.
This is the tale of The Jungle.
The Jungle, also known as Lawrence Heights, is a hood in Toronto known for its highest rate of murder. Murders happened so often that no one on the news report anymore. It was the murder's capital of Canada before Thunder Bay took over, and it is still the murder's capital of Toronto.
And that was also where I spent most of my childhood, at least the relevant part anyway. The Jungle's boundaries start at Ranee Ave and Neptune Dr in so-called Lawrence Manor, stretch all the way to West of Lawrence Heights, pass Yorkdale Mall.
Drive-by shootings are still a thing. Stabbing still a thing. You get rushed at some some corner is still a thing. But The Jungle is being gentrified by the rich population of the city. Rich Jewish and Chinese moved in to drive out the local pop. Public housing being demolished to "rebuild", or what they said, in truth it's to seize the land and build town houses and condos.
Yet the rest of us still live in poverty. Quite a funny and sad situation.
This is the tale of every Jungle's kid.
Did you know Hip Hop stand for "His or Her Power to Help Oppressed People"? Yeah.