I remember the hardest thing to do, when someone does something awful to your relationship is going cold turkey.Just don’t talk to them, after they did their cheating or anything else that betrayed your trust.Most people are selfish and want to think the world owes them everything.They been in a life where no one really does care for them, or have power over something really worthless.Do not give them the ok to be a bad person, they must learn that their actions have consequences. I look at myself like real king, tho I can chop their head off for betrayal, I can give them complete silence and maddening, to feel they have done wrong in this world. Even if you are hurting, don’t worry, they will be marked in their mind, forever.
A Cousin of mine heard my album and he sent me a email with a review, which was kinda cool.As he is not a hip hop writer but its original that he wrote it this way, and well I can see he’s talented.
This is his review of the record Below this line.
For nearly two years I have constantly searched for new music every semester. A wide range is found in the music that I have obtained but the genre that can certainly be found at all times is hip hop. I consistently change the music that I listen to because my life is always changing. Every semester I find myself in situations that are disparate from the situations from the prior semester. Feelings that have been absent for years return and the adversity that I once battled through earlier in my life renters the room.
Music is something not everyone can make. Through music, experiences can be told and people may find themselves with a similar type of experience. Music, wherein lies a beauty. This beauty where one can relate to the words which are disseminated. For that is the purpose of music in the first place. To express one’s inner most thoughts, feelings and others can relate to them.
Recently, this year I have been chasing good music (I do not mean the label) as I always do. I have found the music of several new up and coming rappers as well as the music of rappers who have rightfully earned their place in hip hop. Yet, there were several albums and mix tapes that I would listen to for a couple of weeks and soon after I would look for new material. Not so much because the music was not appealing but more because the music was not something similar to my experiences.
This week, seeing that I do not have as much time on my hand as I used to, I wanted to take advantage and search for a different material, but not just any music. Personally, I am fond of stories that are told through music. At times I do vibe to the crazy and hyped up beats where the lyrics are pointless and rather funny when contemplated. Songs that are exceedingly violent about others are not greatly appealing to my taste, which is why many times I prefer songs that describe females and speak about being infatuated by them. Interestingly enough I stumbled upon V, the third album by Vulkan The Krusader. I had no expectations on it as I do with everything else and decided to hear the album the first time, listen to it the second time, and familiarize myself to it the third time. Although released almost two months ago I believe that I could not have picked a better time to listen to it and finally I inhaled a fresh breath of hip hop.
Simply put, the entire album introduces you to who V is. His inspirations are captured not only through his samples but as well as his lyrics. The production reminds me of the music that I have vastly enjoyed since my junior year in high school and yet it sound so fresh. Not in a complementary sense but literally as something completely different. It is more than one could ask for on an album. The content sounds familiar because every rapper that is on the come up is attacking those who basically have shamed hip hop and expose their talent on how it is supposed to be done. V is obviously not the first to speak on love or relationships between friends or how his style is superior to that of others. Then again this is hip hop and it is not so much about who is first or who this is or who that is. Rather, it is more about how you can be different, sound different in an industry where much is similar and V excels in this department. His music speaks for itself on so many levels. The work ethic put into this album could not be more obvious. Every small detail, from the features to the hooks to the samples, contributes greatly and just works extremely well with one another to produce this “bigger, better, busier” album.
Just to give an insight of my thoughts…
King Vizzer Entrance- I felt that you should have done the whole track with either the initial sample and change it up a little bit or the follow through with the second beat all the way from beginning to end. I didn’t like the sudden change in the intro. That’s just my personal opinion. I entered a new dimension with the very beginning of this track and then I was taken into another dimension too quick. I understand what was trying to be done. Granted I favor tracks where the beat just stops or fades and comes back spontaneously or where it switches up to a new sound but considering it was the intro I just felt this was the one area that I would have changed.
Cuff- Catchy song, last verse seemed as if it followed Ab Soul’s third verse in “Double Standards”
Leaders- I have heard this Biggie sample before on Fabolous’s song “BITE” but I did not mind listening to it again as the two tracks are utterly distinct from each other.
I’m In Love With You- One of my favorite tracks that captured my attention from the first listen.
Voices Carry- Displays who V is and the tribulations he has gone through over an inspiring sample. Any individual can relate to this part of V’s life as well as the rest of the album.
What You Saying- Definition of what an outro should be most of the times. It encloses the entire album more than satisfactorily while showcasing a different side of V.
V’s style comes off in a manner that demonstrates poise. V enters hip hop with a voice that definitely is not obnoxious as most rappers. His sound makes his lyrics completely understandable and demonstrates that he is not one to hesitate at his own skill.
So I went to see the new “EVIL DEAD” movie, and honestly I would not call this movie a remake.It’s has the same premise of 5 people in the cabin again, but completely different time frame.The movie starts off with a brief intro to what the book was capable of, the very hot and Phoenix Connolly gets sacrificed to the gods.We move on to our group of victims.
Mia (drug addict) wants to go cold turkey from heroin.So her brother David his new girl “Natalie”, childhood friends Olivia and her nerdy man Eric come along to help her finally quit.They all have some character build up, while short and builds somewhat their relationships.To be real,we don’t need that much. I’ve heard some people gripe about the acting in this movie? Like the original was some academy award winning shit.No we don’t these people did a great job, and died in some bad ass ways.
So Mia, is seeing things, and Eric reads the passage.The tree rape scene is a little more brutal than the original but shot more realistically as the branches seem to just pull her instead of wrapping around her.After that all hell breaks loose when she gets back to the cabin.Face mutilation, needles sticking faces, nail guns start wailing, arms start falling and friends start making dumb decisions.Its basically just like the first in that regard, we need these people to make stupid decisions or guess what theres no EVIL DEAD.
So, most of the movie the audience thinks that “David” who’s Mia’s brother is the new ash.He’s cowardly and doesn’t wanna undertake in violence.By the end of the movie, he is not longer scared of anything.Which sets up his downfall as his sister takes reigns of his lead.Mia, goes from Drug addict, to possessed to Hero by the third act.The end of the movie it starts showering blood all over the place and she must face the Abomination which is practically herself.Lots of other meanings in the story about drug use, very good PSA about it actually.
Well, that’s the story.
The movie created great atmosphere and tension.Music in the film was really the main thing as it created that.It was shot so beautiful kinda reminds me of Prometheus in the way it handled the camera work.Just a very gothic film.The effects need a god damn academy award but Im sure those dickheads over there will pass over this cuz of the “acting”.I would suggest you watch it, especially if your not that into horror, because this would be the picture to watch.
Great job by first time director Fede Alvarez and it was produced by the original team.Overall I will give “EVIL DEAD” a 8 out of 10.
Aight so afterwards we got a Fede Alvarez and Bruce Campbell for a Q&A.
Here’s some notes about it.
1. Bruce said they would make “Army of Darkness 2” probably after “Evil Dead 2” as Raimi wanted to let the masses soak in the new films.
2.He said this Evil Dead movie would have to make 100Million Worldwide for both project to be green lit.
3.The could not use the original book because of the original designer had the copyright and would not let Evil Dead use it
4.Fede said the Hardest scene in the movie was shooting in blood Rain.
5.Jane Levy broke down during filming during the Machete shots in the tool shack vs. the Abomination
6.Jane Levy literally had a hose down her mouth when she threw up blood all over the character of Olivia, and she actually threw up a lil so the actress literally was puked on.
7.There is two CGI shots in the film everything else is practcal
8.Fede is writing Evil Dead 2, but still has not yet decided if he wants to direct as he might not want to be know as the “Remake” guy as Bruce state.
9.There are scenes that will be extended in the DVD version and scenes we didn’t see
10. Bruce used money so Mexican cops would let him go in his time there once.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing……Only I will remain.” —Paul Atreides
Just some thoughts I wanted to share today, and a little update on life and such. Being a artist is extremely hard work, and the passion put into things is what keeps the engine going.I recently left my last PR because we were headed in different directions, and thats okay.I wish it happened earlier tho because now Im just left with this album which I put all my time into for the last year.
I spent a good 6 months picking out production, and being hands out with the producers and making some of the beats myself, mostly crafting the structures personally with each producer except a couple.Then I took 3 months to write the lyrics and practice them to see what tone Im gonna use and how shall they sound in parts of the verses and such. Then the last 3 months its recording time and engineering time. This time I engineered my whole album myself and lemme tell you, my ears are fucking tired as shit after doing that for three months.
What came out is the “V” album, and its probably my greatest work. Not very many websites have picked up on it at all.Im already working on my next project due out November 5th. I always just release music February 14th or November 5th. Those two dates just really have resonance towards my person.I start now doing work on it, thats how much I need to make sounds and such.I don’t like doing much over my own beats, but I am working on other projects, like ICK’s Spaceman, who has some of my instrumentals on his debut and our EP which will be called “SPACEKRUSADER” which is gonna be dope as shit.
In other news, west palm beach has been pretty chill, Im just lining up these visuals, the first one is “Decadence & Class” hopefully with Unkleluc in Miami, trying to really do something very awesome with this, visually stunning and graceful. Hopefully the new PR will take it to the right mediums and such, but hey the life of a independent artist with a sound that has never been heard before is fucking crazy at times. Its like some people are scared to give it a shot but, in the end I just love making music and find honesty and lyricism and fun in my rhymes.I approach it very child like, and very imaginative.
I think Im going to do “Letter to Claire” video, Happy birthday Claire.I don’t know yet about that, I know she has a boyfriend. The man in me just doesnt wanna do it, cuz well, even tho the song touches of different themes, its still for her and only her. But its like i said, the girl who doesnt know who you are in school, but you swoon over and you just expressing yourself through a medium you feel comfortable. But then again, she has a BF so, it probably wont be appreciated.As a man , i woudlnt like that, but if she was single i would totally go all out on the video. So im just thinking about what visuals would that need, so i don’t disrespect a relationship or whatever.And Im not thinking about nothing sexual or deviant in the video, its all very sweet and charming what i got lined up but still, respect is respect for other peoples lives.So we might not do “Letter to Claire”, as much as I admire the woman and crush on her.
Speaking of which, lately, girls in the hip hop culture totally turn me off now, like the majority that i know are just….idk mang total turnoffs.I did some speed dating a week ago and it was mostly hip hop girls, and well, they really didnt speak to me, or showed me any intellectual convo or have no goals and its like “what do you have, what can you give me” attitude. Whats up with that, I know im speaking like a idiot right now in laymans terms but I feel maybe my horizons are broader and I just have a more open mind to things, and I need someone like that.
Family wise, everything is good, I just need to find another job to make this move to London at the end of the year. Yes London is the mission.