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Requiem (w/ TNTrio)

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ElPeruano

 Genre: Hip Hop-Rap

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Hey folks. Its been a while.

This is my first attempt at recording my band (TNTrio) in earnest. I got a bunch of new recording gear which I got to experiment with on this song. The performance isn't our best, and this particular song doesn't really showcase the musicianship of the band, but for the first time I got to try my hand at tracking drums, keys, and vocals simultaneously, and then mix them down.

I recorded initially into Studio One, a software that came bundled with my Presonus Firestudio Mobile. Then I bussed it over to GB 09 to mix it down, simply because I'm way more familiar with it.

So, let me know what you guys think! How's the mix?
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Lyrics
deciphering the times like hieroglyphics on the wall
most of these cats shouldn't cypher at all
its like the viper that tempted us from Eden to fall
its greed and lust speaking to us all these demons evolve
from the shadows to the currents of the mainstream
the river styx taking hip hop down to Hades
cheap horror flicks while she's screaming "someone save me"
drowning in whatevers fashionable lately
sometimes it feels like I'm speaking latin
reading classics full of knowledge thats forgotten by the masses
lighting matches in the tunnels of the catacombs
pungent air filled with methane choked my breath so I had to go
and find some fresh air, all I find is flashing lights and harsh glare
sinking in the afterlife my hearts there
stowed beneath the soil six feet deep in a rotting coffin
once the home of free street speech, nobody's talking
but everybody's rhyming, saying nothing
silence defeaning, I'm a dead man walking

I used to love her too
everything I did and everything I do
now everything is blue
I used to love her too
I know it can't be true
she was everything I knew

Claw my way out of the grave
a single arm emerges from the earth
beneath the headstone in the cemetery where I stay
searching for some brains
but heads are empty bobbing to the corporate
hypnotic toxic radio waves
false messiahs preaching wack philosophies
rotting prophecies as if its hard to see
this industry is a monopoly
stunned by the monotony, let out a shout for freedom
just like Gibson did in Braveheart but was drowned by the cacophony
skeptical like Socrates, a gadfly
treating wack rappers like vigilantes do bad guys
thats why I never catch a bad rap
but fans are hard to come by
the school of hip hops empty
theres no students just alumni
I miss her more than sunshine, my skin is getting bleached
leached of color like the skeletons beneath the surface
where I sleep, at home with the deceased
the company I keep, but believe me when I say
that she will never rest in peace
thats why she finds release
in the lyrics that I speak
and every other MC who's love for her is deep
thats why she finds release
in the lyrics that I speak
and every other MC who's love for her is deep

I used to love her too
everything I did and everything I do
now everything is blue
I used to love her too
I know it can't be true
she was everything I knew


Song Stats
Hits: 2003
Comments: 16
Fans: 4
Plays: 125
Downloads: 0
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Oct 11, 2009 - 01:51:25 PM
Last Updated: Oct 11, 2009 - 01:51:25 PM Last Played: Jan 10, 2017 - 07:12:30 PM
Song License
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Hardware:
drums, keys, voice

SM7b on kick
SM57 on snare (via Art Tube MP)
CAD CM217's as overheads (via M-Audio DMP3)
SM58 vocals
Keys direct in (via Behringer D1 box)

all through a Presonus Firestudio Mobile

Software:
Studio One
GarageBand 09
Comments
egobandit said 2781 days ago (October 11th, 2009)
Filled
with emotion,like the refrain how you bring the bass up. Cool piano I would have mixed the reverb on the vocals instead of the drums. I like the little (howl?) at the very end! Cool song
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ElPeruano said 2774 days ago (October 18th, 2009)
thanks egobandit
thanks for checking it out! that "howl" is just me being a total goofball... we just recorded a take at practice and I meant to edit that out before I posted... oops. ;)
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PrototypeEightyOne said 2779 days ago (October 13th, 2009)
YO
dope man, you know im a fan. We'll have to collab again soon. peace
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ElPeruano said 2774 days ago (October 18th, 2009)
thanks
for stopping by. I'm definitely down. You know how schedules and time and whatnot... but we will definitely link up on some projects in the future for sure. keep in touch man.
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Konscious said 2779 days ago (October 13th, 2009)
chea
this is nicely done... love the lyricism. Your delivery was ill... definitely noticed a huge improvement. Thanks for posting, and best of luck to your band.


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ElPeruano said 2774 days ago (October 18th, 2009)
speaking of delivery...
yours is definitely something I aspire to. thanks for the compliments though. I've been practicing with them a lot and performing and whatnot, so I definitely feel like I'm improving in delivery. its nice that you noticed! keep in touch man. best.
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spitlogic said 2776 days ago (October 16th, 2009)
My thoughts
I think all the instrumentation goes well. For a subpar performance this is really good. I think your vocals are little too far in the background, but just a little. Everything else seems to fall in place. I think it sounds really good. I'm looking forward to hearing you guys evolve and expand.
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ElPeruano said 2774 days ago (October 18th, 2009)
thanks
sir spit logic, its always good to hear from you. thanks for checking this one out. I'll definitely post another one in the future as we improve, and as my recording skills improve as well. hope life is treating you well man.
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DJ WERD said 2775 days ago (October 17th, 2009)
yes
.

you have a band with dope rhythms, solid piano thoughts, and lyricism for the ones to sit and listen.

the school of Hip Hop, we are all students and we are all alumni.

on that point, i believe its important to get organized. Hip Hop humans have the potential to create a community other than the annual jams and concerts.

thank you for sharing the work you have developed.

im happy to hear more authentic music and ideas.

peace

.
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ElPeruano said 2774 days ago (October 18th, 2009)
hip hop
:)

Its good to see some like-minded hip hop heads around here. I'm definitely networking though.. between collabs, shows, and pages like this and myspace, its still possible to find lots of people who do this. the key is to bring back local scenes and not rely on the internet for everything.

thanks for the kind words. keep making those ill beats!
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Sir Bass said 2775 days ago (October 17th, 2009)
Cool
Lyrics are dope,you work the sound but you got skills.
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ElPeruano said 2774 days ago (October 18th, 2009)
thanks
Sir Bass. I appreciate the high compliment. thanks for stopping by!
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skwalz said 2763 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
Yo
I like this. Strong lyrics!
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ElPeruano said 2763 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
thanks
thanks man!
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Diviner said 2684 days ago (January 16th, 2010)
Interesting thoughts
on how you feel about hip hop and where it is now. The music is really good and all the levels in the mix are balanced. Very nice track, really enjoyed this.
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ElPeruano said 1868 days ago (April 11th, 2012)
thanks!
I miss this band. WOW listening again and the mix/recording needs work! Thats the beauty of first tries though... Thanks for listening, glad you dug the lyrics!
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