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  2. What Are You Listening To? XXII

    Pharrell "Happy"
  3. Musiq Soulchild just released a new double album! I'm not going to say much, only that it's an excellent album and that I haven't clung to one of his album like this since the first four. The others just didn't keep my attention that well. Great soul music and lots of feel good vibes.
  4. A few years ago I started listening to the group AUTOmatic. If you love real Hip-Hop music and haven't checked them out, I strongly urge you to. Anyway, the producer of that group just put out an hour long beat tape. I'm not going to try to put it into words. I'm just going to say that it's dope. You can listen to it at the link below. If you like what you hear, I know you will, you actually name the price you pay for it. https://automatic.bandcamp.com/album/trellmatic-fruischine
  5. Is the sound quality a lot better then? I know on my current CD I have to turn the volume up loads. I'm not too bothered about remixes but I'd get it for better quality.
  6. Brakes. Where did you order from that delivers to the UK?
  7. It's be great if all of the albums got a remastered and expanded treatment. I kind of doubt a lot of people know about this though. We'll need to get it some sales in hopes of that happening.
  8. Last week
  9. Get Lit

    the song might not be brand new funk but it's still way better than that young money/rick ross garbage we hear these days...
  10. Get Lit

    I agree that the song is bad. Let's wait for the next try. :)
  11. that's an awesome review AJ! hopefully this album has enough buzz to get the other JJFP albums remastered...
  12. Just ordered mine! Looking forward to hearing the remasters
  13. I recently got it and have been listening to it a lot. The sound is definitely great. Some songs grab my ear more than others, appreciating the remaster. I like that the album was remastered in one of the studios they recorded it in. In terms of the music, I just wish they didn't put the alternate versions of "Girls..." Yeah, it was remixed and re-recorded the same hear, but there is a Danny D remix (and extended and radio version) of "Parents..." that would have been a better fit. It would have also been nice if they released an instrumental version of all of the songs. There is a rare 1988 vinyl release of the instrumentals that I have, but the record is slightly warped, so it would be great to have them on CD and remastered since this release is kind of a dream come true. All of the pictures from the original release are in the insert, plus pictures of the cover of all single covers. Above the "thank you's" they have individual pictures of the trio that I've never seen before. In addition to the original notes on the CD insert, there is a little write up on the album which is a great, but short read. If you're thinking about getting this, stop thinking and GET IT!
  14. Get Lit

    As the eternal bringer of darkness, I think the song is shiet. It sounds a lot like something from one of those "hey we just found some new electronical noise to play around with"-eras. Its very unoriginal (if thats a word). Then again, I'm just a hardcore sucker for sampling nice old soul/funk/jazz and I have a very hard to relate to "club scene" things because it just doesnt work for me. Personally, I would prefer if they renewed old concepts instead of somewhat desperately trying to keep up with changing times... I mean its not like the "times" of today is something to hang onto anyway...
  15. Going to order the cd today........ :)
  16. i'm gonna order myself a copy off of amazon by end of the month...
  17. What Are You Listening To? XXII

    NATASHA BEDINGFIELD - I Bruise Easily Unwritten (2005) I love her first album so much. I haven't listned to it in ages.
  18. i bought mine on BestBuy.com since i had a gift card, but i've seen it on Amazon as well...

    Very interesting read...thanks.

    that's some awesome insight from carvin, good stuff dude...
  21. If you literally pay straight away you can get in.. I'm ordering by 1pm GMT
  22. Wyclef Jean Releases Carnival III

    I previewed it the day it dropped. It's okay. I'll buy it, but I don't expect it to be something that will get constant play. His music just doesn't stick with me like it used to. His talent has never faded, I'm just not feeling his production and songs like I did 10 years ago. He needs to stop using the Carnival title. Sequel albums never live up to their title, especially if they don't capture the essence of the original project.

    Another thing he shared about song writing is that he has a term called "generally specific." He advises against writing songs that are so overly specific to yourself that you risk your fan base responding with "who cares?" He suggests that you represent yourself completely in your lyrics, but that you are selective about the details of the song because you want the listener to hear the song and to be able to relate and make it their own.

    Another part I think that's worth sharing is sharing how Carvin started as a songwriter. He came to Jeff as a rapper, but other than writing his own rhymes, he had never written an R&B song. He said that what he would do was take multiple hit songs and look at their structure and compare them to each other. He would take what he took away from the comparisons and add his own touch to it to write songs. He said how he's not a singer and can't play instruments, but that he can hear the music and talk to a musician about what he wants to hear and how he communicates that to the musicians to get the sound he wants. I've previously heard him touch on that interviews, but I thought that was pretty incredible. The music he makes isn't like Puffy's where he plays no instruments and just jacked beats.
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  26. Wyclef Jean Releases Carnival III

    was listening to this album on repeat for the last couple hours, this is instantly a top 5 hip hop album of the year, so refreshing to hear quality new music in 2017 i've been catching up with old school albums most of the year...
  27. brakes - is it too late :(
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