Preformances: Now Thats How You Really Let The Beat Build!!!

Its rare when I can watch a whole music video and love everything about it, but thats exactly what happened when I first saw this clip. The video is by Nyle and the song is his own version of Lil Wayne’s song “Let the beat build.” What I love most about the video was how they used live singers and a live band to recreate the beat instead of using Wayne’s instrumental. Everyone on the video brought their A game especially the artist himself Nyle who is an up and coming singer from the NYC area. I think this is one of those tracks that everyone can enjoy even if you dont listen to rap/hip-hop and although some stans out there may try to disagree Nyle’s version gives Wayne’s a run for his money. But don’t just take my word for it peep the video below and let me know what you think. Also if you know of any live preformances or music videos you enjoy please email them to me at spokenrap@gmail.com

SpokenRap’s Schedule stay posted and spread the word!!!

Alright Im back from Hiatus yall so spokenrap is officialy back in effect! had to get my mind right because I was fresh out of ideas lol but its all good. I’ve come to realize that things are alot easier when you have some sort of schedule to go by so from now on this blog will have some sort of schedule of the things I will be posting daily. That way no matter what I’ll have something to post. And of course in addition to the daily blogs I will post some of my random ish when I feel like it I wouldnt me if I didn’t 🙂 lol. So the schedule is as following.

Monday- Mixtape/Album of the Week
Tuesday- Hot preformances or Def Poetry Jam vids
Wednesday- Artist Spotlight
Thursday- PoeticRymes Upadate’s
Friday- RealTalk With PoeticRymes
Saturday/Sunday- Random
**in addition to the topics listed above I will be posting other blogs here and there also Im thinking about some writers to SpokenRap if you are interested or you know someone who is please contact me at spokenrap@gmail.com much love to yall stay tuned!!!!!
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MIA?

Yes I know Ive been gone but there is a reasnable explaination on why lol just work with me yall SpokenRap will be back on September 21, 2009 you may see a post here and there until then but I wont be in full effect until the 21st.
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-PoeticRymes

Paying Homage: K’naan & J. Period Present..”The Messengers”

Somali born rapper K’naan has teamed up with DJ/producer J. Period to release a mixtape intitled “The Messengers.” The mixtape pays homage to three legends of music Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, and Fela Kuti. It is set to be released during a 5 week period. The first installment is a 3 song EP and was released on tuesday, August 18th. During Septemeber a new track will be released every tuesday paying tribute to the legends individually. Fela Kuti’s tribute will be released September 1st, Bob Marley’s tribute will be released September 8th and Bob Dylan’s on September 15th. Then on September 22nd “The Messengers” will be released in its entirety with additional tracks and album artwork. I think that this mixtape is exactly what hip-hop needs its always great to see musican’s paying homage to those that paved the way for them, I’ve heard the first three tracks and I’m quite impressed cant wait to hear the rest of it!! to get more information on “The Messengers” and to download the first three tracks click here. Post your thoughts below on how you feel about this project and the first three tracks.

“Beef” is it Really Worth it?


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Whenever two artists of the same genre gain similar attention chances are that they will have some sort of rivalry or "beef." Now there is nothing wrong with a little friendly competition I myself think that it helps artists push themselves more to produce better music and to become better artists, a prime example is in September 2007 When 50 Cent and Kanye West battled it out to see who would sell more records since they both where releasing their albums on the same day. The rivalry never got out of hand and even after my dude Kanyeezy won the battle 50 Cent was never disrespectful but we all know that this isn't always the case. Their rivalry could have easily taken an ugly turn and become the same type of "beef" that Tupac and Biggie had. The events that occured between the two of them affected hip-hop as a whole, it started a beef between not only them but those that listened to their music it became a war between the East and West coast that ultimately took both of their lives. Another famous beef was the one between two of the most controversial female rappers, Lil Kim and Foxy Brown. It all started when Sean "Puffy" Combs suggested that Foxy Brown swagger jacked Lil Kim, the beef then carried over to Lil Kim's sophomore album "Notorious K.I.M” from there it perpetuated into a beef that still exists between the two of them to this day. So the real question is, is beef really worth it? on one hand it attracts publicity and pushes artists to be on their top game but on the other hand it could turn ugly and even end someone’s life. So instead of artists gaining recognition through “beef” I think that its safer for them to work on their sound/orginality and stand out that way rather than risking you career and potentially your life on a few record sales and seeing your name on a few blogs………..similar to this one 🙂 (lol).

Hot Downloads!: Southern Music Round Up

Pic Via reatalknyT.I.- T.I. Live From The Forest City Correctional Facility Mixtape [datpiff]

Ester Dean- Drop it Low [Straight From The A]

Rich Kids- Wassup [GreenHitz]

Lil Wayne- Major [RealTalkNY]

Yung Joc- The Grind Flu album [StraightFromTheA]

Soulja Boy- Successful remix [Zshare]

Why They Hatin’ On Soulja Boy?

Pic found via urbanInk.com
We all know about the things people say about him, “he has no flow,” “he is a bubble gum rapper,” “his music has no meaning,” and other things of that nature. But I had somewhat of a different thought about the dude and it wasn’t until someone said something that really caught my attention that I decided to speak on it. If you look through the archives you will see that in July I did an interview with Spokenword Artist Michelle Mosely. In the interview we where discussing the state of hip-hop and she made a very interesting point, “people are mad at Soulja Boy and I don’t understand why. The youth need something to dance too every song cant be about drugs, guns, hoe’s and pain that’s not everyone’s life. I’m not going to lie that boy makes me mad sometimes with some of his actions and words but his music is what teenagers need (fun rap).” I couldnt agree with this more! I mean sure his music doesn’t have the deepest content and his lyrics arent the best, but that doesn’t make him any less of an artist. Soulja Boy makes music you can dance to just like the 69 Boyz, Tag Team, and Wreks n Effect did back in the day but you didn’t hear people complaining about them now did you? what makes me laugh the most is that the same people that claim not to like his music are the same ones that are gettin’ loose to “She got a donk” in the club (lol). By me saying this doesn’t mean I like all of his music or that I agree with all of his actions because I dont, but what I am saying is that Soulja Boy has earned his place in music. So please give that anti-Soulja Boy talk a rest.