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Hey All ") This is a concept song that Ive been toying with for awhile ...its obvious the influence :) In hiphop you call the verses of the Emcee 4 , 8 or 16 bars and this is a play on that concept . Im trying to keep my mixes out of the ear splitting ranges now with a more subtle mix and a little compression . I just rearranged my Room/studio :) so I wanted to give the new dynamics and sound changes a chance so I banged this piece out today . Its just a fun little piece hope ya'll enjoy ")

Picture is of me and my step sister in Holland
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I think there clear enough and well known :)
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Uploaded: Feb 17, 2009 - 11:07:33 PM
Last Updated: Feb 17, 2009 - 11:07:33 PM Last Played: Mar 05, 2019 - 06:17:55 PM
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ElPeruano said 3717 days ago (February 17th, 2009)
love it!
it sounds dope man. love it. the vox are mixed a little loud and i love the sample you use for the melody. the hook is dope and the rhymes are on point!! well done!
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Dj French Toast said 3717 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
El Pizzle
Thanx man ...Yeah I get a little over zealous with the vocal mix one of my weak points I guess .....Thanx for the kind words My man !
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magnatone said 3717 days ago (February 17th, 2009)
16 Bars
i appreciate that lack of ear splitting ranges, and even though i know less than nothing about this genre and it's not usually what i would be listening to, i really enjoyed this! Also - cool pic of you and the sis! it's great to put a face to the frenchie name!
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Dj French Toast said 3717 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Hey M-Tone
Yeah I keep thinking of someone who posted about how the jazz cats (I think it was Tobin ?) Always have a lower volume . You may have to turn your volume up a little but you get the full sound without the headache :) Thanx for smackin me with Love ! Yes I too enjoy getting to see people on the Internet that you dont see ever :)
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saymme said 3717 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
16 Bars tx for dl : ) ( :
Wow You have so many grand sounds in here...!(!) This is new to me - with these instruments combined in this genre - this could make ppl who don't listen to this genre to actually listen !!! WOW You have such a terrific beginning & the sound all the way through : ) Totally my pleasure to hear a song like this- lyrics are so great...hahaha ! Courtseys to You , tx for description & wonderful photo of You ! As my teenagesons listen to alot of music & this genre I really got to love it !!!
Dj French Toast said 3717 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
:) Saymme
Thats Awesome ! I make my own music for everyone and keep it clean and fun . Ive always appreciated emcees that could rap without cussing every other word ..One of my favorite albums is- Young Mc -Stone cold Rhymin....great album one cuss word on his say no to drugs song ...the only song on the album I dont like ...not cause of the cuss word but because Im not into preaching to others :) Anyway Im so glad thatI can bridge a gap to hiphop for you and hope that youll come experience street music more often ! Thanx for all your kind words they made me smile this morning :)
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Skean said 3717 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Sweet
Dig it man, you rap like a king... Nice picture too.
P.S thx for the D,Ld.. Peace bro.
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Dj French Toast said 3717 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Skean My Hommie
How are you home skillet ! You flatter me ..thanx Dude !
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said 3717 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
mariachi rap :-|

I like that little guitar thingy (uke?), sets the atmosphere for a Corona, shot of tekill'ya and a plate full of cheese enchiladas -



I like you took the oldie folk tune and adapted the prose, cool

. - Harold
Dj French Toast said 3717 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Ta Kill ya
Oh man ..Im on a carb free diet and Enchiladas sound so kick ass right now :)

I like that lute thingy as well ..I wish I was talented enough to play my own instruments but alas Im stuck with sampling :)

Ive had this concept in my head for quite sometime ...glad you enjoyed the song man :)
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bud said 3717 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
This great Benny
I know you just threw it down quick - but your thing is so natural that it always rocks me. Excellent simplicity in the backing - good ear for a clever hook. I can learn a lot from you when it comes to less is more. Nice pic of you and the sis.
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Dj French Toast said 3717 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Really Bud
WOW man . To inspire someone else really is the greatest gift I think .....Im humbled Man . Ive been rockin this Idea for a couple of years now and Im happy with how it turned out Id like to sample the Old song but theres not much in there to sample ....words like a warm blanket Bud ...Thanx

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TheDean said 3717 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
good stuff
solid stuff my man.
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Dj French Toast said 3717 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Mr . Dean
I do appreciate you leavin a comment :)
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Sir Bass said 3717 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Italian Hip Hop
Nice mix of the genres, and the vocals are smooth. DL thx.
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Dj French Toast said 3717 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Sir Bass
Hey man :) Thanx for the kind comment man ! SO happy you enjoyed it enough for a download :) Peace Bro
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thetiler said 3717 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Enjoy
how you bring out the cultural flavor mandolin with rap. Brings out the warmth and hip hop. Great word rhyming in my opinion!

Thanks for sharing, cool beats to, nice fade out!
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Dj French Toast said 3717 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
HAHAHA thanx Tiler
I was torn on what elements to use for this song and decided on these because the original song 16 Tons was about coal miners and I figured most of them were immigrants and I think the Lute sample kinda had an old world flavor to it ....THanx for all the love man !
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davisamerica said 3717 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
hell yes ...
ben this is sweet. like karen i am pretty ignorant about your home genre but i know what my ears tell me and they are impressed. first off the mix is outstanding. the rap element with the mando and jazz groove on the bass is brilliant. gotta love your vocal performance ... a given. Hats off to you ... downloaded ... and thanks!
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Dj French Toast said 3717 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
D- America
Music is just noise and when that noise is pleasing to the ear its great :) Genre's are only fences to keep your senses in a pin . Thanx for the Nice Crits and am ecstatic that you could enjoy a piece of music outside of your comfort zone . Thanx DA !
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tempie said 3717 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
16 bars
you've always got great sample ideas - you have your own creative sensibility and you stay out off the beaten path - cool stuff. style on this one reminds me of Murs - your voice is harder on this than the last couple. i dig the lyrics too - you've been into the peace and love thing and this is a cool departure - old school brag...thanks for another download dude.
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Dj French Toast said 3716 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Thanx T Dog
Im not sure if everyones picking up on the fact that I used Ernie Fords song 16 tons as the template for this song :) The Lyrics are just re-imagined from the original and I spit it up :) Mad respect man thanx for the complements I love murs .....I wasnt goin for the hard core just a re arrangement :) If you havent heard the song you should check it out its a classic :) Word !
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sloparts said 3717 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
this is too Cool Benny
If I hit 16 Bars I wouldn't survive the night but that's a whole other story.

Great track man I love it. Very original and it does sound more mellow than other song of yours I've heard. And I like it this way, it lets the message shine through.

Nice one Benny

Ed
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Dj French Toast said 3716 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
I had my
Dad in hear earlier and we listened to a couple of your songs and he loved em :) Hes into Blue grass and country so your right up the ol ear bud alley .....Im sure you could drink this fresh youngin under the table sir :) ! Thanx for the good words man :)
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dajama said 3717 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Sweet
This is excellent. Love the beat, and love the rhymes. You really have such a cool, natural style, it all sounds so effortless (which I know it's not!) and smooth. Love the sounds, and the mix and production sound spot on. Very cool. Nicely done. Peace.
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Dj French Toast said 3716 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
D-Jamma
Wuz up man :) hahaha yeah I should post some of my self-destructive rants I get on when trying to get the lyrics just right Id make a veteran sailor blush :) Thanx for the production notes its good to hear these as I am trying to better my mixes and get bass and hi's equaled out . Hiphop is tricky in its own unique way ...not alot of complication in the music but there in lies the trick.... simple track with few elements is harder sometimes :) My vocal sound is buggin the crap out of me right now . I cant seem to get the blend just right ...but such is life of the home recording artist I suppose :) Id love to know how people get that crisp clean full centered vocal ! It drives me crazy I tell you .....Thanx Jamma
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mike_d said 3716 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
nice!
Smooth track Benny- diggin' it!
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Dj French Toast said 3716 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Mikey Dizzle
Thanx Homes ! Makes me happy to see you around !
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Char said 3715 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Okay, I remember
the Ernie Ford song. "16 tons and what do you get; another day older and deeper in debt." That was almost like a rap song but with a depression era spin to it. You have a natural talent for spoken rhyme and obviously, some strong music sensibility. This one has a good hook and the listening was a pleasure. Thanks.
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Dj French Toast said 3715 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Yo Char
WHat up ! Indeed I thought people would get the 16 tons riff right off but guess hes a little more obscure than I thought :) Thanx for the complements Char ....

Benny
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willbill808 said 3715 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
wow!!
That high guitar was killer on the beat.

And the lyrics.. inventive and fun as always :)

"I was born one morning when the sun didn't shine, I came out with mic in hand and I busted a rhyme"
Just great content.

Keep it toasty, man.
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Dj French Toast said 3715 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
808 always th Toastiest :)
Thanx for the realness man always happy that you stop in and take a moment to listen ....Thanx William :)

Toast
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willbill808 said 3715 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
nah man
Just call me Will. everybody does now.

good to see youre doin good and still at the music. peace.
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Dj French Toast said 3715 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Hahaha
Ya , I know, I just think its fun to use full names sometimes I always call ya 808 or somethin Then bill or will or Willy or billy or ...sorry Ill stick to Will ;) THanx for the Word !
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Muse Ritual said 3715 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Duuuuuuude!
I had no earthly clue how insane with talent you are. Hip Hop isnt usually my thing but man when something in the genres good its freking good! and that this is! yeah DL'd its really great man.
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Dj French Toast said 3715 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Indeed Muse
Was just diggin on your new joints as well ! Im always honored and very humbled that people find my music downloadable .....thanx for the kind words and the love Muse :)
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SISTERS said 3715 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
dope
this spits all kinda dope, brother toast.
8)
have no idea what that means, just wanted to say it.
that little mandolinish thing in the right ear gives this a whole nuther dimension.
i'd boost the music's volume in general - your voice is strong enough to handle it.
enjoyed the fruits of your labor,
anne


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Dj French Toast said 3715 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Yo My sistas
That comment was crazy ill supa-dupa fly dope stupid wacky cool....
thats the fun thing about ebonics ...its all about havin fun and expression :) Anne Im a HUGE fan of your music and this comment comming from you warms my heart ..thank you for expressing yourself and showin some love on the Frenchy T song :)

Toasty
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Moviz said 3714 days ago (February 21st, 2009)
Nice Mix with
the mandolin in the back gives it an Italian sound and sounds nice and melodic. Your voice too is nice and clear so that we can hear every word.... a really pleasant number, cheers M
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Dj French Toast said 3713 days ago (February 21st, 2009)
HEy MAn !
Much love man ....Thanx for droppin some kind words on my song :)
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lengold said 3714 days ago (February 21st, 2009)
As well as
your always spot on and enlightening lyrics, you always manage to pick the perfect musical accompanyment. I don't think I've ever heard anyone else with such sensibilities. I love that (what sounds to me Russian) backing. Superb production too.
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
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Dj French Toast said 3713 days ago (February 22nd, 2009)
Hi Len !
Really appreciate that comment in particular Len because Dj French Toast is just a "For fun" only gig . Im really just experimenting and keeping myself sharp with mixing , understanding and developing hiphop so if some one loves My music it makes me super happy if someone doesnt like it im indifferent except for how the song sounds ....saying you feel my music past the obvious hiphop into the real emotion that goes into it makes my very pleased . Its this that we should all be noticed for on this site ....The love of the art and not perfection of music recording :) thanx Len You made my day man :)

Benny
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Vic Holman said 3714 days ago (February 21st, 2009)
very cool
tight and sassy! the delivery on the vocals right on the beat and confident.

adding the mandolin really takes it to someplace different.

excellent work for just knocking it out
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Dj French Toast said 3713 days ago (February 22nd, 2009)
Sassy indeed
Confidant ....this is the most important thing that im workin on now in the betterment of DJFT ....my confidence . I hate the sound of my voice and until recently was only an observer of the english language ...Im now deeply in love with language and tones of words and not necessarily the actual word and Im starting to at least like the sound of my voice now ....and thats important in a 50% vocal musical genre :) ...Thanx so much for the kind comments Vic :)

Benny
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Diviner said 3713 days ago (February 22nd, 2009)
Cool As Ever
Always love listening to your tracks, they are always different and enjoyable to listen to. I agree with the ElPeruano that the melody hook is great. Really cool Benny, thanks for submitting another hot one.
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Dj French Toast said 3713 days ago (February 22nd, 2009)
That is my only goal
Being at least listenable and entertaining ") D doggie your the man ! Thanx for the support and love man :)
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egobandit said 3713 days ago (February 22nd, 2009)
Im addicted to the game
Love the break in this toward the end. I think the room rearrangement inspired another rap of greatness! TOps!
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Dj French Toast said 3713 days ago (February 22nd, 2009)
Leggo Bandit
What up my BRutha ! I think it did as well.... never know when youll be inspired :) Biz Markie wrote the Toilet Stool rap ...if you havent heard it look it up and give it a listen :) Actually here it is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32oHCfGqu-U ....check it !
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Bassmentboyz said 3713 days ago (February 22nd, 2009)
This is odd
Checkin out my own page from another Login name :)
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Dj French Toast said 3713 days ago (February 22nd, 2009)
And even weirder
To comment to myself :)
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TracyVosh said 3710 days ago (February 25th, 2009)
Groove
Can't help but bounce to this...lovin' the "16 bars" French! Deliriously sweet...
Dj French Toast said 3710 days ago (February 25th, 2009)
Your Deliriously sweet
:) thanx for the kind words Indeed !
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billullo said 3710 days ago (February 25th, 2009)
The mix!
You "banged" out this piece in a day? Dang, bro. That's a pretty tight mix for a day! Truly awesome. I guess there's a good reason to try and limit your compression at the start. It's a whole lot easier to add to what you've got than it is to start taking stuff out - I speak from personal experience, as I put compression on just about everything from the get-go. Great work, Benny.
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Dj French Toast said 3710 days ago (February 25th, 2009)
YES SIR
less is deff more sometimes and Ive found mixing your song till you stratified then leaving and comming back an hour latter and asking myself do I like it now is the best way to get a solid mix .....the old saying garbage in garbage out in mixing is true start with a good recording your proud of from the beginning and the mix will fall in place ....Glad to have you in the community Bill.....PEace
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 3683 days ago (March 24th, 2009)
I'm really making a discovery here...
... as mentioned previously, I'm not a hip-hop fan. I'm so not into hip-hop I wasn't even sure if this was hip-hop! Your stuff however, the musicality in the backing tracks and the wonderful vocal performances are causing me to rethink my view. The little melody line of tinkling over the drums is excellent here and you really know how to deliver your words.
I'm even hearing where I would crash in with a punk mash up in your stuff.
Thanks for opening my eyes man. Top stuff. My iPod just learnt a new flavour.
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Dj French Toast said 3673 days ago (April 3rd, 2009)
Hipunk
Im extremely speechless what a wonderful thing to say :) I bow to you sir !
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