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Love this album. Thanks for reviewing. Been in my steady rotation since this article.
You should have a sound bite so we know what you sound like????????
I love you little cousin i told u from jump i have faith in u and your lyrically gifted... Let's do it for rell... While he lookin down smiling at you proudly😄😃😀😀😀😀
Heiko skating with us in Huntsville Alabama in 1989
I've been a performing musician for over 48 years. This is greed plain and simple. With all due respect to clubs and venues I've played, we don't make enough to haul all the gear in the building let alone play. The big joke is we get paid for moving the equipment. Hell the insurance companies that strong arm these bars and lounges for the hundreds of thousands in Liquor liability insurance every year, keeps them from even THINKING of being able to pay us for what we're really worth. Let's go after them first.
Hell, there are fewer and fewer places to play. These old performers who's music would be a memory and the requests to have them on comeback tours wouldn't even exist if it weren't for those of us keeping their songs alive in these small clubs. and venues. Yeah we're making a lot of money off THEIR music. Could someone point me in the direction of all that dough? cause I ain't seen it in years. Musician's in the Northeast haven't seen an increase of any kind since 1982. and it was only 25 bucks hasn't changed since then. My sound and lighting system cost more than I make in 10 years. we do it for the love of the music not the money. Or we'd all be dead of starvation. My bill is for moving the gear in and out of a venue. the playing part is free.
Love the article really described $chmop life to a T
There is nothing to stop an artist from performing his or her own original music. However, there aren't that many artist out there, whom could perform an hour of origanal songs. A good alternative, may be to play instrumentals, and jam around the melody of a well know song. Since it would be your own interpretation of the song, you would not violate copyright laws. Anyway, who's going to be there to police such events? Even if someone was there, and reported it, are they really going to take you to court and try to get some money out of you? I think not.
I remember as a kid hearing my mom talking about her niece spending way too much time at a club called House of Joy. Didn't mean much to me then, until I later found out West Oakland once thrived as a great music scene. Kudos we have a few soldiers fighting to preserve part of Oakland's great musical legacy!
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I was hired by Ken in 77 to work at the Rasputins (little store) where Blondies ended up. But instead, Ken had me working his T shirt shop at Ashby and Claremont. Then he sent me with the Rasputins van to parking lots in Walnut Creek to buy records from the suburban kids. I guess I was a success because soon myself and my friend Saul were working at the small store on Telegraph, Ken would appear like a ghost and have me do strange jobs like security and washing windows. He really wasn't the worst boss I ever had, but he had a whole lot of people stopping in looking for him because they were owed money. Fortunately in 78 I moved to Rather Ripped Records, best record store job I ever had.
Listened to both of these. Truly some original music, Gully has a real talent, and great to see someone doing something different in the rap game. Looking forward to the third!
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Janis - I'm just going to point out that lil b himself clarifies that his negative and misogynistic lyrics are neither satire nor parody in the following paragraphs. I think that Nastia's line of questioning and reasoning with B himself actually clarifies and illuminates this glaring contrast for perhaps the first time and I've read a lot of lil b thinkpieces. Thanks for this thoughtful interview!
"On one hand, there are tracks like "All Women" from his mixtape Rain in England, on which he celebrates women of all ages, ethnicities, shapes, and sizes, rhyming, Have you appreciated a woman's knowledge?/Pay attention to her comments. But then there are farcically offensive lyrics on songs such as "Swag My Bitch Up" — on which Lil B says I respect women/And I respect all people/But I don't love hoes/They suck dick and they're evil — or "Murder Rate," where he raps If you don't twerk we gon' up the murder rate.
As a listener, it's sometimes difficult to mediate these mixed messages or decide when to take Lil B seriously. So is he playing different characters?"
It's called satire&parody, u dip
When is Fanatik-J going to release this album. I heard that he successfully sued the label and that he was going to release the real album.
Here is one of HOTTUB's mix tapes ! Enjoy! Xoxox, lollipop 💕
Here's a link to two songs with Heiko's lyrics and Bill's music.
If you only wanted to listen to dense and pointless meandering nonsense like Twigs, you could've just stayed in your Academy of Art Dorm room
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