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I gotta say, after Amped Sounds tore me a new asshole, I patched up the old one and kept it moving. Nate, my frat brother and one of the people who’s been down for me since I crossed in 2004, finally got a chance to hear King For A Day. I was pretty nervous as he doesn’t bite his tongue if something is garbage or lacks personality. And this is what he had to say:
King For A Day
D.O.e/ Umbrella Coded Music Group
Overall the album KING FOR A DAY is a deep mind conscience The IZM’s metaphor and stream of thought is deep, makes you listen to each song repeatedly to understand what he has poured out on wax.
Favorite song - or should i say most notable song is “I Don’t Feel God”. Heavy…..
The production is sick multiple lay…ered tracks that form together to make a masterpiece. “The King’s Speech” is a good example of lyrics (and) production.
Its unfair to compare this body of work to any mainstreamed artist but i would say its got a production feel like Yeezus and lyrically like no other artist downloadable on iTunes.
You peeped that Kanye reference my nigga?!?!?! Yeezus!!!! Nate, A-nat, KayTee and Lenny thank you for giving me more fuel to keep going.@1 month ago with 2 notes
Photography by Dave Jackson and Kathryn Nee
The King’s Speech
NTRO 101 Megamix
(Upside Wrong/ Feels So Good…that’s about as far as I got lol)
The Great In Me (Version 2)
Give Up The Ghost
Stand At A Normal Height
American Dream (Piano’s Momentum/ Version 2)
(Me, Lesley G., Yunge Ace having the pre-show meeting while Kardi sets up.)
I’m surprised by how long it took me to actually blog about the Royal Court show I held at the WONDERroot on the 14th. For some odd reason, I was on cloud 925,600 for a week straight. The biggest slice of the pie was not only shared but by the end of the night, we were all a sweaty mess. I promised I’d pick a venue with better ventilation next time.
I was so fixated on making sure the sound was perfect that I neglected to welcome the guests, spread love into the room. I wanted everyone’s set to be flawless, seamless, no interruptions or awkward pauses. Sometimes I guess you really do have to let the Universe do what it does and sit your black ass down. Well, my black ass. You may not be black.
I was so happy to see my friends/artist family perform that I forgot to make sure I was on point. Kardi opened the show and shut shit DOWN, do you hear me?!!? SHUT…SHIT….DOWN!!! I admire artists that unintentionally set the tone for the show. I felt like I was looking at myself watching him perform in certain instances.
Yunge Ace and I worked out a really nice deal where he would host and perform in between sets. I knew I would be too awkward and he has the type of bravado to pull it off and the music to keep people interested. He killed too. I’m just gonna need to ask him if we can change…um…heights. Ace has gotta be 6 foot something. I wish I was a little bit taller…
Lesley G and Bryson BMoney had this really dope moment (YouTube link to follow) during the show that was completely out of Lesley’s element but she slayed. B can sing his ass off. I mean like…take off your shoe, and throw it at him, go pick it up and throw it at him again!! He debuted a new song “I’m Not Running” which was fire and, again, another artist coming outside of their element. Lesley performed the songs I produced for her EP, NuSoul, but I was too busy getting artists tea and water and napkins to dry off that I missed a good portion of it. I did get to sit in on “Nothing At All” and “Brand New Shoes”, two of my favs from her.
My set was a complete blur. That’s why I always look to Dave’s footage to recollect. It felt like it went by so quick. Except for the piano songs and the megamix that I fumbled on. I wasn’t as nervous as I usually am. maybe its because I felt like I was performing for friends than an audience. I felt under dressed, I didn’t have a haircut, I didn’t have a new outfit…all of these things mean nothing when your art needs to speak. I’m hoping that’s what happened: the art spoke.
(Performing “American Dream”)
I think my favorite moment was doing “Stand At A Normal Height”. I promised him I’d do him justice as the last performance of it wasn’t very good. I think he and I are good now. “The Great In Me” went over well even though I was getting musically paranoid in my head. I made anew beat for it and did my best to time everything so the chords would hit the kicks properly. I had a few mental fumbles which caused my fingers to retard for a second but it came out good. Playing the piano and rapping is NOT easy. My frat brother Tristan Ryan was the first person I saw do it and he inspired me to try it.
Needless to say, every artist has that itch to perform and like Bryson BMoney said “If there are no opportunities, create your own.” So I did. And WE did!