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Especially 4 U


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bjack

 Genre: Rhythm and Blues

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Commentary on the state of the gang problem in urban America. Kids can't even play in the park anymore. What ever happened to a good old game of softball?

Copyright © 2007 MMUG Music Publishing
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Song Stats
Hits: 4583
Comments: 35
Fans: 12
Plays: 297
Downloads: 173
Votes: 9
Uploaded: Aug 16, 2007 - 12:53:47 AM
Last Updated: Aug 16, 2007 - 12:53:47 AM Last Played: Jan 30, 2016 - 10:40:58 PM
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Hardware:
Mac G5
Software:
Logic Pro
Comments
Dj French Toast said 3654 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
nice man
everything sounds real clean .....love the drumtrack you got an MPC bro . Great song man how ironic that I talked about razorblades in the park and then you dropped this one : ) Funny how that happens sometimes . What kind of mic you use'n as well sounds real clean nice mix and vocals are smooth . Nice song man .
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bjack said 3654 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Nice, man
We use the drums in Logic but I do have the MPC Groove Templates (gives your drum tracks that MPC feel). We use an Audio Technica Tube Mic (AT-3060). I know, I heard your song and it made me want to post this song. So you're the inspiration ;-)

Anyway, thanks for the props.

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TobinMueller said 3654 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Fabulous
The best of several genres folded into a fabulous track. Especially nice vocal performances, complemented by tasty simple backing details, transparent arrangement techniques. They layers of voices becomes a village of vision. So nice.
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bjack said 3654 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Fabulous
Thanks for the compliment. You can write my reviews anytime ;-)
Again, thanks.

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Moviz said 3654 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
So Great
on so many levels this. I love it all; the vocals and everything all round are superb. Love the hormonies and the background. Brilliant singing, I'm definitely a fan, M
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bjack said 3654 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
So great
Thank you, Moviz. Now you know I'm going over to your page to listen to your new one ;-)

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said 3654 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Nice !
This is very nice song, it sounds really clear, it has something from EMINEM (When i'm Gone), not really my style but enjoyed it a lot. Very nice words !
Keep up the good work

Take Care
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bjack said 3654 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Nice
Thanks for the compliment. I'm not familiar with that Emenem song you mentioned, but thank you anyway.

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echoroom said 3654 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Especaiily 4 us
You guys are the real thing .... great beats, great vocals, great lyrics. Another excellent track.

Steve
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bjack said 3654 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Especially 4 Us
Man, I wish you were an A&R guy at a big record company. Sounds like I'd be signed already.

Thanks.

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J.A.Stewart said 3654 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Curtis Would Be Proud...
Really nice work, Barry. My reference to the sound of Mr. Mayfield and The Impressions may go over some of the younger folks' heads here, but this song has that kind of sound, feeling and wonderful vibe.

You really do terrific work, my friend. To me, it's a perfect 10 up and down the boards.

This is what they really mean when they say... SOUL. ;)

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bjack said 3653 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Curtis would be proud
I'm honored that you would even put me in the same class as the late, great Mr. Curtis Mayfield. His music was/is a big influence on me. Again, thank you for the kind words. You made me smile ;-)

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said 3653 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Excellent
Barry, this is an inspiring song for needy times. The solid hip-hop interspersed with the "old school" vocal harmonies reinforces the reaching back to that earlier time when the most important thing going for the kids in the summer WAS the sandlot ballgame each afternoon (I remember).

The vocals & harmonies stack up well with those of some of my favs... Stylistics... Impressions. I could listen to this kind of thing all day and night. They are the voices of the the older folk calling out to the kids...

As usual, great production qualities. This is the music they should be playing on the radio.


bjack said 3653 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Excellent
Stop. You're making me blush. You know how hard it is for a black guy to turn red? ;-)

Seriously though, thank you. I'm glad you liked it.

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said 3653 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Heheh....
That got a big smile and a chuckle out of me.

cheers...

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jiguma said 3653 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Smooth and clean!
Beautiful vocals over a tasteful, sparse arrangement will always work, but add a really good tune and classy, important lyrics and you have an excellent piece of relevant music.

I'm very impressed!

Neil
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bjack said 3653 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Smooth and clean
Thank you. I'm glad you like it. Just wanted to put something out with some meaningful lyrics. The rapper's name is John Dean. He's a gospel rapper. He has some powerful stuff. I might post some of it here. Again, thanks.

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said 3653 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Allright!!!
Now this is what need to be played.. great message great song great rappin great singing I guess what I'm sayin its great!
bjack said 3653 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Alright!!!
Great!!

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ledebutant said 3653 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Definitely!
I can really hear the Curtis Mayfield influence here. I love the mixture of rap and soulful singing. The mix is great with a really nice, full bottom end and I wish echoroom were an A&R man, too. You're good enough to play in the big leagues, for sure.
bjack said 3653 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Definitely!
I thank you.

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paul f. page said 3653 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
All I can say is...
..."what they said!!!"
Absolutely ready for Prime Time: such a clean recording, important lyrics, outstanding vocal performances, and an understated instrumental accompaniment.... You have it all here. Somebody, please buy this song and let the world hear it!!!
Peace.
Paul
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bjack said 3653 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
All I Can Say Is...
What U said!!

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tmcfate said 3652 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
man
it keeps getting better as it plays.the vocalsarereallywell composed. starklandscapearrangment
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tim
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bjack said 3652 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
man
Thank you. I hope your keyboard problems are solved soon.

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jug88 said 3652 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Smoove!
Sounds good! I agree, nice and clean and I like the rhythm section especially. The background vocals are work very well and blend nicely with the drum track. Nice work!
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bjack said 3652 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
Smoove!
I'm just glad I was able to convey the message of the song successfully. Sometimes you want people to go beyond the beat and listen to the message. I'm glad I succeeded in that respect.

Again, thank you.

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steck said 3652 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
Respec'
Joined your MySpace page immediately.

This is the first R&B track that I've heard at MJ's and this is a sublime one. Extremely catchy and an excellent recording to boot.

You should be very proud of this one bjack.

Respec'.

Steck
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bjack said 3651 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
Respec'
Thank you and if I can help it, it won't be the last one you hear on Macjams. They say R&B is a dying breed and if you listened to most urban radio stations in the Los Angeles area, you'd be inclined to agree.

But I'm Ol' Skool till I die. The problem with most music is that people try to label it. If it feels good and sounds good, what difference does it make what genre it is. Good music is good music. Period.

Again, thanks.

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steck said 3651 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
Respec'
"The problem with most music is that people try to label it.If it feels good and sounds good, what difference does it make what genre it is. Good music is good music. Period."


Correct and Amen

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said 3652 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
Smoove... Daym smoove
Dig it.
bjack said 3651 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
Smoove... Daym smoove
I'm glad you liked it. Thank you for taking the time out to listen.

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echoroom said 3651 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
Why aren't you guys signed yet?
This reminds me a little of Ice T's best work, but with a much sweet soul groove. Vocals are absolutely excellent. You guys deserve to be massive - I really hope you get the break, guys ... you wont fumble the ball.

Steve
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thetiler said 3650 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
nice pic
Cool words of course, very striking backround singing wow!

To me this one of the best rap-singin i've heard here.
I know when I was young I really was impressed by the Coasters etc. The gorgeous voicing is so splendid to hear. The rapping really seems to fit in Thanks for bringing such a nice production here to MJ.
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lengold said 3633 days ago (September 6th, 2007)
This is
so, so, so, so beautifully done - true class - gave me goosebumps. Everyone should be hearing it constantly on the radio.
Cheers
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Name: Barry Jackson
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Rhythm and blues (or R&B) was coined as a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Jerry Wexler at Billboard magazine, used to designate upbeat popular music performed by African American artists that combined jazz

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