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August 26, 2019 Leave a comment

I’m not really into rap music but lately, one artist rose to my top 10 overall just within weeks. That rapper is NF. This is the kind of rapper I’ve been looking for. No cussing or any senseless lyrical content rapping about money, sex, violence, cars, and drugs. Just keeping things real. Real life, real music. These are some of the best lyrics I’ve ever heard in my life. Deep and meaningful is an understatement. Most importantly though, he speaks TRUTH! The best thing about NF’s music is that ANYONE can relate to it. And if you’re someone who claims you don’t, you’re a liar. I’ll highlight some of the ones that really stand out to me.

“Broken legs but I chase perfection,  These walls are my blank expression,  My mind is a home I’m trapped in,  And it’s lonely inside this mansion”

“And you get the uncut version of life when I go downstairs,  That’s where I write when I’m in a bad place and need to release,  And let out the version of NF you don’t want to see”

“Yo my mind is a house with walls covered in pain,  See my problem is I don’t fix things I just try to repaint, cover em up, like it never happened,  Say I wish I could change. Are you confused? Come upstairs and I’ll show you what I mean,  This room’s full of regrets, just keeps getting fuller it seems,  The moment I walk in to it is the same moment that I wanna leave,  I get sick to my stomach every time I look at these things,  But it’s hard to look past when this is the room where I sleep”

“And I admit I am emotionally scared to let anyone inside,  So I just leave my doors locked,  You might get other doors to open up but this doors not,  ‘Cause I don’t want you to have the opportunity to hurt me,  And I’ll be the only person that I can blame when you desert me”

“Look at the world we live in, defined by comment sections, Surround yourself with people that challenge how you think, Not people that nod their head and act like they agree, Those people will cut you open just to watch you bleed, Always be yourself, not the person that you pretend to be, no!”

“Yeah, don’t take opinions from people that won’t listen to yours, If money’s where you find happiness, you’ll always be poor, If you don’t like the job you have, then what do you do it for? The cure to pain isn’t something you buy at liquor stores, nah The real you is not defined by the size of your office, The real you is who you are when ain’t nobody watchin’, You spend your whole life worried about what’s in your wallet, For what? That money won’t show up in your coffin, woo!”

“Don’t believe what you believe just ’cause that’s how they raised you, Think your own thoughts, don’t let them do it for you”

“I don’t like to be wrong, which I know you relate to, And I know I make you feel like you’re at the end of your rope, That’s when I look at you and tell you I’d be better alone, Just the pride talkin’, isn’t it? ‘Cause both of us know”

“Yeah, way before I bought you the ring, We were fighting back and forth like you were wearin’ the thing, Two passionate people not afraid to say what they think, Lead to passionate conversation when it’s hard to agree, You know me well, sittin’ on the edge of my seat, Lookin’ at life, overanalyzin’ everything, Always depressed, tryna find a better version of me, Searching for somethin’ I know’s prolly right in front of my feet, Stubborn as me? Maybe not, but you’re close to it, Got a lot of issues, I’m tryin’ to work through ’em, Going to therapy for you’s somethin’ that’s worth doin’, When I know you been there for me through all of my worst moments, And I know it hurts knowing that I carry this weight on my chest, Making it difficult for me to open up and connect, Lot of regrets, I apologize for all of the stress, That’s not what I meant to do, you know I love you to death”

“Yo, I don’t know what it’s like to be addicted to pills, But I do know what it’s like to be a witness it kills”

“I don’t get it mom, don’t you want to watch your babies grow? I guess that pills are more important, all you have to say is no! But you won’t do it will you? You gon’ keep popping ’til those pills kill you, I know you gone but I can still feel you”

“I got this picture in my room and it kills me, But I don’t need a picture of my mom, I need the real thing, Now a relationship is something we won’t ever have, Why do I feel like I lost something that I never had?”

“That I was nothing but a kid who couldn’t understand, I ain’t gon’ say that I forgive you cause it hasn’t happened, I thought that maybe I feel better as time passes, If you really cared for me, then where you at then?”

“It took everything inside of me to not scream at your funeral, Sitting in my chair, that person talking was pitiful, I wish you were here mama but every time I picture you, All I feel is pain, I hate the way I remember you”

“Pray to God with my arms open If this is it, then I feel hopeless And I wish I could help But it’s hard when I hate myself”

“All the core beliefs, And every mornin’ I wake up and feel like I am not worth it ’cause I’m at war with peace, I go to Hell, walk up to the corpse of me, Look at the body like, “You ain’t nothin’ but poor and weak”

“Yeah, late nights get the best of me, They know how to get to me, Suicide thoughts come and go like a guest to me, But I don’t wanna die, I just wanna get relief”

“Come across like it’s so easy, But I feel like you don’t need me, When I feel like you don’t need me, Then I feel like you don’t see me, And my life has no meaning, drain me Hands out, tryna ask for love, But when I get it, I just pass it up, Throw it away and think about it later, Diggin’ through the trash for drugs, Wish I could give you what you needed, but I can’t I’m scared because”

“Get lost in the questions I can’t answer, Can’t stand who I am, but it don’t matter, We scream to be free, but I stay captured, Knee-deep in defeat of my own actions, Feel weak, but the peace that I keep lacking, Keeps speakin’ to me, but I can’t have it”

“I could go to college, get in debt like everybody else, Graduate and prolly get a job that doesn’t pay the bills ,That don’t make a lot of sense to me, forget the Happy Meals I don’t like the dollar menu, I would rather make a meal”

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Titanfall 2 GMV – STIMULI

August 8, 2017 Leave a comment

It’s been a while since my last video edit. Titanfall 2 is one of my favorite games of the year and I wanted to give it a proper tribute to this underrated product. So I picked Circle of Dust’s song, Neurachem, which fits so well considering the tone and energy. I hope this video will get you pumped!

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Song of the Day: Talamanca – Final Destination

April 16, 2017 Leave a comment

This track is so good it redefines the liquid drum & bass genre. Talamanca is one of the best progressive EDM artist of this time. I’m glad I purchased his album.

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music review: the GazettE – TRACES VOL.2

March 12, 2017 Leave a comment

 

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In this album, we have the band’s best ballad songs compiled here. At first, I thought this was just another cash grab for the band with no changes to the songs whatsoever but I was wrong. Thank goodness.

My first impressions have been pretty decent. Every song here is rerecorded with some added arrangements and lyrics. Also, every song does not fade out except for ITO. Long time fans of the GazettE will appreciate this album because it’s got oldie songs such as Kare Uta, Reila, D.L.N., and Taion. All the songs here are great.

Now for the bad. This could be a hit or miss with the new recorded sound. It sounds very compressed and thick where as the original has a more balanced sound mixing. This may be because I’m used to the way the original sounded but your mileage may vary. While I love the emphasis put into the drums, it sounds artificial here. Come to think of it, this production is quite similar to Dir en grey’s THE UNRAVELING. My favorite GazettE ballad is PLEDGE, and to hear that the song butchered here was quite disappointing. Ruki’s voice no longer has that emotional impact that was in the original. The same result happened when I heard Dir en grey’s rerecorded version of THE FINAL. Guren has these children giggling in the background which is kinda creepy. I really miss the piano standout that was in Reila.

I think of this album as another option or a 2nd chance for those who didn’t like the way the original sounded. Either way, it gave me a good reason to listen to the oldie tracks again. Without a doubt, the new Kare Uta will be on my phone.

Rating: 7/10

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Song of the Day: Lecrae – Take Me As I Am

February 25, 2017 Leave a comment

When it comes to hip hop or rap music, I’m really picky. Lyrically, it’s one of the biggest reasons I can never get into it long term because of endless cussing and same exact themes of violence, sex, money, and drugs. I’m also really picky when it comes to Christian music since it musically lacks variety. The reason for that is praise lyrics tends to be the main focus. That’s why there’s not much emphasis on the composition or the instrumental techniques, but when it does try to go outside the box, the execution falls flat making it sound unappealing. I knew about Lecrae for some time but never really bothered to listen to any of his songs until I watched a documentary that used one of this songs for the ending credits. This is actually pretty good. Really good! The rap style reminds me of Tupac. The beats sound great and the lyrics are meaningful and emotional. Looks like I’ll have to do some discography search ups for Lecrae. 🙂

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Gemini & Sam Ock – Not Alone

January 31, 2017 Leave a comment

 

Just discovered this today. Pretty nice graceful themed song.

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Song of the Day: Talamanca – White Sands (Original Mix)

January 26, 2017 Leave a comment

Can’t have enough progressive house.

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