He’s from Niagara Falls, Ontario. His name? EkS…I will try to review his mixtape in a near future…stay tuned:)
Month: January 2006
Hush needs your support! This is the two faced game Geffen is playing with him…
The whole truth
The following quotes are from MC Hush and have been used with the artist’s permission
Most of you probably think that an underground artists who manages to get signed at a major label is unstoppable on his way to fame. Little did you know if you think he has made it in any case by signing with a major label.
After years of hard work, having earned a lot of underground credibility in his hometown, Detroit, Dan Carlisle aka Mc Hush signed with Geffen Records in 2004.
When his solo album Bulletproof was released, he should have expected to blow up as Detroit’s new rasing star…
Enter Geffen Records with the eyes of an insider and let’s see how valuable artists are treated there.
Because Detroit rap is very much unknown, it is often despised. MC Hush didn’t really feel respect from this label’s side.
Â«Â The real is this. They don’t respect Detroit at all. I have a $200,000 video that just SITS there.Â Â»
In fact, since the release of Hush Is Coming and despite the participation of major hip hop artists like Eminem, Nate Dogg, Obie Trice and Swifty of D12, the video gets zero promotion.
Geffen’s lame excuse? MTV rejected the video!
Â«Â Their excuse for it not being played is because MTV rejected it. Hmmmmm, not that it was created this way but let’s see, PRODUCED BY MARSHALL MATHERS, FEATURING NATE DOGG, Cameos by Obie Trice and Swifty, and MTV rejected it?Â Â»
If MTV rejected the video, let’s ask a second question: how much do music channels like MTV support REAL hip hop? Since when did we have the chance to watch some real good new talents?
I don’t respect MTV’s musical tastes as far as I am concerned, since they seem to promote mostly bling bling hip hop and, thus, spread a stereotyped image of rap music.
Also, it looks like the channel that was supposed to promote Eminem with features such as EmTV is not even interested in Eminem’s valuable collaborations with his fellow rap artists. Sincerely, how far do they push hypocrisy:
Â«Â Hmmmmm, not that it was created this way but let’s see, PRODUCED BY MARSHALL MATHERS, FEATURING NATE DOGG, Cameos by Obie Trice and Swifty, and MTV rejected it? That channel at one point could have been called EMTV. Here is something you don’t know. We filmed this video in L.A. It was directed by Flyy Kai (Akon “Locked Up”, Pitbull “MIAMI”, David Banner, etc…). 3 days later we flew to Miami to edit it. The editor was Katt Brown. This dude has directed damn near EVERY Hype Williams or Puffy video you have ever seen. I asked Marshall to be in the video since he produced the track he said cool, even at one point in the video he took the line “remember you heard that from me”, pretty much a stamp of approval. I mean who wouldn’t listen to that dude in the business after he said that? Paul Rosenberg asked me could he put Obie & Swifty in it. I said sure since Swifty and I go back a long time and Obie I’m supportive of all the way. I’ll get back to Paul Rosenberg in a minute. My director took a favor from the editor so we didn’t have to pay his “normal” fee. But we still paid $200,000. In Miami are Snik, me, and my product manager from Geffen. The editing took 2 days and we saw the 1st draft with a couple changes to be made later but pretty much the finished product anyway. My product manager WENT NUTS!!! She went crazy, “oh this is hot! This is what MTV is missing, etc…Â Â»
It also looks like Geffen made up a lie about Eminem’s featuring in Hush Is Coming, making him believe that Paul Rosenberg didn’t want Eminem to be featured in Hush Is Coming:
Â«Â Snik and I were basically like this was a good look for Detroit. It goes up on the web for Geffen to see and they call me up and say the most outrageous thing EVER, “The video is great but Marshall is in it to much and we promised Paul Rosenberg we wouldn’t have him in the video alot because he said it wasn’t okay”. Â Â»
Â«Â Now besides that Em is my boy and he jumped in it for support, wouldn’t you think Geffen would be jumping up and down because they have a tool to use to create a buzz for their artist like a “stamp of approval” from 1 of the Top Artists of our lifetime? Geffen says well Marshall is in it 42 times (remember these are fast action clips so it’s = to 42 seconds altogether) in a 4:30 minute song and that we have to cut him out of the video altogether.Â»
Hush wanted to make it sure, so he called Paul Rosenberg and this is what Eminem’s manager told him:
Â«Â So me being me, we called Paul Rosenberg. You know what he says? “I never said that, I don’t give a fuck, put him in there as many times as you want. Why are you bothering me with this, I wouldn’t even have had Marshall there if that was the case..Â Â»
Lies. Only lies. Geffen is playing a dirty game with Hush. This is a shame.
Hush, who is a perfectionist, did anything possible to improve his video:
Â«Â Hmmmmmm, I smell a rat. So to make things better, I re-edit the video with him in it 11 times. Still is a good video whether Marshall is in it or not. In this game on the industry side it’s politics, and from a political aspect I had EVERYTHING in place to make the politics right for MTV. Here are the credentials.
1. Track Produced by Eminem along with cameo.
2. Hook and cameo from Nate Dogg
3. Directed by Flyy Kai (just nominated for Moonman 2005 VMA’s)
4. Edited by Katt Brown (every Puffy video you can think of including my favorite “Victory”)
5. Cameos from Swifty & ObieÂ Â»
Those of you who have seen Hush Is Coming would probably barely deny the quality of the video and the emcee’s lyrical effort as well.
There is -obviously- something wrong with MTV and Geffen’s attitude, also considering the huge amount of money that has been invested in the video:
Â«Â So the video is “rejected” all of a sudden from MTV? Hmmm, something’s not right. You spend $200,000 and you allow that? By the way, that’s not what new artists get anyways. My deal was not your average deal.Â Â»
Another evidence of Geffen’s hypocrisy: the label signed him because they knew he had a band. Then they refused the band to be featured in the video:
Â«Â So let’s move on…
A lot of stuff in between goes on between the label and I that I could go on for days about. They knew I had a band, that’s why they signed me and REFUSED to allow them to be seen with me. No photos, not even on my website. They “casted” a fake band for the video. Imagine having to explain to your band why they aren’t being used. I was seen by 10 million viewers the night of the Contender Finale and Geffen doesn’t even have a single out on me. “Bulletproof” was finished and turned in FALL OF 2004!!!Â»
Mc Hush hasn’t been inactive, that’s the least we can sayâ€¦let’s have a look at some of his accomplishments:
Â«Â The Contender finale was in May. Everything I’ve accomplished so far has been my own doing.
1. The Contender
2. XXX-2 Soundtrack
3. Anger Management 3 Promo Tour
4. Snoop Overseas Tour
5. Annapolis Trailer
6. The Contender 2
etc. etc.Â Â»
Mc Hush’s long term friend Eminem called him to open the AMT 3 in Detroit and everybody was very enthusiastic about the upcoming single.
To make it look even better and to make an impact, they decided to get Nate Dogg featured on the single:
Â«Â Now let’s jump ahead to the Anger Management 3 Tour. Marshall calls me on the NY stop and says “Paul suggested you open up in Detroit” GREAT!!! So what do we do. WE HUSTLE! We know we have to do it right and make an impact. How do we do that? We need Nate Dogg there to do the single.Â Â»
Guess what? Geffen did not invest any penny in Hushâ€˜s promotion:
Â«Â Did Geffen pay for it? ABSOLUTELY NOT. My business manager does. Now this guy has been putting out dough even still after I got my deal cuz Geffen won’t do it. And they are just normal things any artist needs to make the job easier. A promo van w/wrap (PAID FOR), 5 extra dates on AM3 tour (PAID FOR), Nate Dogg at Comerica Park (PAID FOR). Now check this out, the only way we could get Nate is if we paid for his Birthday party in Detroit the night before, so what did we do? PAID FOR IT. All of this with no help from Geffen. $40,000 at least for Nate Dogg here. Fee, limo, security, party, rooms, etc… ALL DESERVIING. And besides all that Nate and I have a really cool relationship. And his manager is even cooler. So let’s get to my record release. I’m the one who worked my record not them. Let’s run down the 2 things that I did that ARTISTS don’t do anymore (according to retail & independent).
All along the AM3 tour…
RETAIL WALK-THRUS (Every stop on this tour we went into record stores, mom & pops, and chains like Tower).
Every retail store couldn’t believe I was doing this. They said the only artist who does that now is 50. No artist does that. I was the only other person besides 50 to do this. AND I MEAN EVERY RETAIL STORE SAID THIS.
My team (Greg, Snik, Paul, David, Josh, Leah, and others) all pitched me to Best Buy. I walked in and met with the district manager and maybe 20 Best Buy stores and NAILED IT. Best Buy was behind me. The day of, Best Buy employees were wearing HUSH shirts, and pushing an artist FOR THE 1ST TIME IN BEST BUYS HISTORY. What does Geffen do?
Announce they are only shipping 20,000 units. Â Â»
Back to the record release partyâ€¦
Offer, demand and expensesâ€¦and absolutely NO SUPPORT from Geffen!
Â«Â Let’s go to my record release party. I am very excited as any artist onthis site would be. I have come a long way from Da Ruckus, to the Wired Frog, to almost committing suicide. Now my dream is here. I have an album coming out nationally and tonight is my party. What did we have to do because Geffen wouldn’t? PAY FOR NATE DOGG AGAIN. Geffen offered us a $5,000 budget and that’s it. My fucking banner cost 5 g’s. Hell a bar tab for that night cost 5 g’s. But here’s the slap in the face. NOONE from Geffen called me to wish me good luck, congratulations, NOTHING. I know a lot of you are saying what did you expect, but I’ll tell you what I expected. I expected to sign with a label that saw my team and I’s work ethic and efforts and respected it. I expected to sign with a label that would gladly match my business managers paper if he put it up (of which they said NO. They “know what they are doing”, and here’s a good one “Hush is going to be a star in 2 years”). I expected someone to appreciate that I’m excited to be a part of the label, and it changed my life. They didn’t give a fuck. NO PHONE CALL or PRESCENCE. Except the local reps, who are always awesome and KNOW the hard work we put in.
So my record is released on Tuesday August 23rd to a great response in Detroit. I land #6 my first week sales here. But guess what? In other areas of the US I’m selling out. FAST. Vegas (SOLD OUT), Tampa (SOLD OUT), Virgina (SOLD OUT), you get the picture. Now remember when I told you they announced they were only shipping 20,000 units? Guess what? 2nd week, my CD is on FUCKING BACKORDER!!! You can’t buy it across the US cuz I sold out. So now Geffen scrambles to have the pressing plant re-press. FUCKING IDIOTS! So the 3rd week nothing, 4th week TONY YAYO & KANYE are released and I’m fucked.Â Â»
The worst in this story? The Discovery Times channel wanted to use Hush’s music on one of its documentary about the D town. Again,Hush ahd to face Geffen’s indifference and MTV’s rejection. Rather humiliating for a valuable emcee such as Hush:
Â«Â The Discovery Times channel comes to Detroit to do a documentary. They follow me and some other artists around to find about our views on the scene and the city. Cool. They want to use my music for the piece. Geffen won’t return their calls. My record has been out 3 months and noone will return the calls. So they send an email saying basically, “we’re going to use his music, you’ll just have to sue us”. The next day 2 lawyers call and approve the music. But here’s the icing on the cake. They ask to air the video and Geffen says NO. WOW!!! MTV rejects it, and an off-shoot of the Discovery channel ASKS for it and they say NO????? I went off. I do some research and find out Geffen told the Discovery Times channel that a “3rd party” won’t allow it to be shown. I do some more research and find out this 3rd party……….is Paul Rosenberg. So now they are back to using this guy as their scapegoat. The kicker, in the show are film excerpts from “8 Mile”. I have a pretty good feeling that if we call up Paul Rosenberg he’ll say he never said that.Â Â»
Enough is enough. Hush wants to leave Geffen, because they won’t promote his music the way it deserves to be promoted:
Â«Â So I’ve un-officially asked the label to let me go. I have a team, a fan base in Detroit that sells out 1200 seaters, and a financial backer that believes in what we do and WILL land another deal somewhere else even if it is Independent. They have cause too much heartache and confusion and tension between myself and my group, that we have all bumped heads at some point because of the frustration of being on a label that has no clue where they are going let alone pushing an artist. Look at this list of artists who have left since I’ve been there.
1. Talib Kweli
2. Mos Def (of which Geffen has a Black Star album in the closet and has never been used)
4. The Roots
5. Snoop (one of the biggest stars on that label period)
Well now they can add me. I have accomplished, worked, and have seen a lot. I WORK. I am a labels dream. Now imagine this.
I have a business manager that financially backed everything. Now imagine you are the artist on this site with…
1. NO PRODUCT (bad album, not even an album that was “Album Of The Month” in Maxim)
2. NO MANAGER
3. NO BUSINESS MANAGER
4. NO FINANCIAL BACKING
5. NO PROMO VAN
6. NO PROMOTION
7. NO RADIO PLAY
8. NO VIDEO PLAY
9. NO BUZZÂ Â»
Dear rap listeners and hip hop lovers, today MC Hush deserves your support more than ever.
If you feel this situation like a big injustice that has been done to MC Hush, please sign the following petition in order to show your full support to the talented emcee.
Don’t let real hip hop die.
Commenting Betty Kresin’s latest statements about Eminem’s remarriage with Kim…
Eminem and his wife Kim haven’t been lucky with their families. Relationships have always been complicated between family members on both sides.
In 1997, Kim’s stepfather did everything he could for Marshall not to see Hailie when the couple separated, threatening him with a gun and shouting at him:
You are no good. I don’t wanna see you again or I’ll kill you.
All of a sudden, Marshall’s fame has changed some people’s attitude towards the talented rapper, particularly inside of Marshall and Kim’s family. People who despised him suddenly came up with some friendly manners while some others became real enemies, trying to get each dollar he earned a very hard way.
Maybe the sarcasm contained in the following line from the Marshall Mathers song has to do with Kim’s stepfather’s attitude:
Â« Now everybody’s so happy and proud
I’m finally allowed to step foot in my girlfriend’s houseâ€¦ Â»
When Marshall married Kim for the first time, his mom and his granny were present, while Kim’s family was absent:
Â« The first time Kim and Marshall married, none of Kim’s family were here. So Kim’s mother was very angry. And so, this time, none of our family were there. Â»
It looks like things were reversed at Marshall’s second wedding ceremony: Debbie Mathers and Betty Kresin were not invited while Kim’s family was allowed to participate to the ceremony- with an exception for Dawn, Kim’s twin sister who, for any reason, could not attend the ceremony.
Matter of fact: Betty Kresin isn’t really happy with her grandson Marshall’s decision to remarry Kim. She doesn’t grant his marriage many chances of survival:
Â« I’m giving the marriage only a 10 percent chance – 18 months, top. Â»
She bases her statement on Kim’s Â« wicked Â» personality and thinks that her grandson is just repeating her own past mistakes:
Â« I know Marshall loves Kim and he will give this marriage 100 percent.
But I fear Kim, who’s very selfish and who I doubt has changed her self-absorbed personality and will only give it 10 percent.
Marshall is just following in my footsteps and I fear he’s doomed to the same results.
I remarried my ex-husband – and that didn’t last either.
It’ll be a miracle if Kim and Marshall’s marriage survives. Â»
Did Betty state all this out of bitterness or is there something true in her statements?
We cannot claim to have an objective answer to this question, since we don’t know Marshall nor Kim personally. Anyway, Marshall wanted to give his marriage a second chance. Regarding marriages, nobody can prophecy the futureâ€¦if this marriage is meant to last, only time will tell. Also, the couple has certainly matured: Marshall and Kim have probably learnt from their former mistakes.
Betty Kresin should definitely let her grandson decide about his life choices in ANY case. He is the person who will share his daily life with Kim, not Betty. Marshall decided to give his marriage with Kim a second chance and to reunite his family, which honors him.
At least, Betty, let him try instead of criticizing him!
Betty also found Eminem’s decision not to invite his mom at his wedding ceremony very cruel:
Â« That was very cruel.
I doubt Debbie has six months to live but no matter how sick she is, she would have gone to the wedding if she’d been invited. And she should have been. Â»
Regarding the situation, knowing that his mom is gravely ill, I think that Marshall should envision reconciliation with her as a solution.
Of course, he has been deeply hurt by his mom’s behavior, but forgiveness might help him to move on with his deep inside wounds and to get rid of those demons of the past that keep haunting him.
Maybe he should also grant his daughter the chance to see her grandmother.
Talking about my own life, I have spent years of arguing with my parents, years of misunderstandings etcâ€¦all I can say is that time is flying awayâ€¦now they are old and fragile and I don’t think that their past mistakes matter that much to me.
Marshall is the only one to decide, but giving his mom a second chance would certainly be a blessing in his life.
How Eminem’s When I’m Gone song saved Liam from pill addiction
Sometimes our whole world seems to break down and when we are going through harsh life situations, it looks like we hit rock bottom and are unable to stand up.
Liam owes a lot to Eminem’s music:
Â« Em is such an inspiration to me i would literally be dead if it wasn’t for him. Â»
Liam faced some serious charges in 2002 and was jailed. He was only released from jail a couple moths ago.
But it looked like life was even treating him harder afterwards. He had to cope with his father’s death and an alcoholic mother’s behavior. He was ready to take a bunch of pills in order to relieve his immense pain:
Â« I went to prison for a grievous bodily harm charge back in 2002 only got out a couple of months ago… A lot of stuff has gone on, the death of my dad being the most hard hitting to me……… after my dad died I moved in with my alcoholic mother, life got really shitty for me so i decided to take a overdose just a couple of weeks ago but as i was literally holdng the pills in my hand eminems song “When I’m Gone” came on and i just burst into tears and put the pills down…the song means so much to me now as does Em.. Â»
Eminem is a real inspiration to Liam and his recent song showed Liam that there was a way out of the world of addiction:
Â« He is my inspiration and thinking about him makes me feel strong. Â»
I’d like to address to the people who only see a bad influence in Eminem’s music. First of all, don’t judge the book by its cover: Eminem might appear as a full mouthed, always swearing and offensive emcee.
However, people gotta have a deeper look at the brilliant lyricist he actually is and also at the meaning behind his words. Many of us Eminem fans come from different countries and backgrounds, but most of us have something in common: we can relate to Marshall Mathers’ songsâ€¦maybe in very different ways, but his songs often have a strong meaning to many of us.
Next time you narrow minded are tempted to draw a very negative picture of Eminem, try to envision that his words have saved many people from drowning in their sorrows.
Thank you, Marshall, for the many lives you changed in a positive way through your music. Many of your fans owe you a lot.
Betty Kresin made some new statements about Eminem’s wedding…
I’d like to express on the subject and especially give you my opinion about what she says concerning Eminem’s mom, Debbie Mathers…stay tuned, folks…an article is coming soon:)
Hydro & Diabolic/ Targets of Society album review
Rating: 4 stars ****
Ladies and Gentlemen, keep your eyes wide open. You are about to read the review of Hydro& Diabolic’s Target’s Of Society. This will be an exclusive review, because the group’s album ain’t out yet.
I will share my impressions about this brand new album with you. New music to your ears will be brought to you by the dynamic duo.
I recently gave you a short presentation of the group.
Now let’s get into depth into Hydro& Diabolic’s brand new album.
After a short introduction, the duo introduces you into their battle.
Definitely anti commercial and politically engaged against Bush, Hydro and his fellow Diabolic are come up with a very rhythmic track aimed at their haters, Y’all Ain’t Ready. Hydro and Diabolic are ready, though. The battle of Armaggeddon has begun against the society, the industry. Hydro and Diabolic are true representatives of the streets, who speak their minds and who don’t need to be featured in the Source magazine to tell the truth about our society’s happenings. Instrumentally, the violin background combined with scratches make the listener feel the dramatic dimension of the song, that resembles a dramatic symphony. Very beautifully handled by two gifted artists who take their passion for hip hop seriously.
Held Back, track Nr3 is an instrumental jewel: the artists mix up keyboard sounds with violin and piano sounds and shows the duo’s harsh struggle to make it in the rap game. Hydro and Diabolic show some good lyrical skills on that track too. Sing along and feel the rage and the passion.
Fuck The Society is probably the best song of the album. I highly recommend it to you. Put your middle fingers in the air and be ready for the two rebels to take you into their world. We live in a society where citizens can be looked at as victims. One single man, George W Bush, acts like a dictator and his actions have harsh consequences for people.
The tracks is very critical against an American policy that has made more victims among the underprivileged of this world than it has made winners.
The song starts like a gig. Violins introduce the rhythmic track that is followed by rhythmic beats and maracas sounds. Diabolic comes up in a very offensive way and with a gritty voice. Angry and determined to speak his mind, he introduces you into the song with passion.
You could barely sit on your chair while listening to the song unless you are ill. Fuck The Society is an obvious invitation to stand up and dance to the track. Excellent from the beginning to the end.
You Don’t Understand is another complaint straight outta the streets of Toledo for people to understand the harshness and struggles of street life. Life in the ghetto is a constant struggle of survival. Rhythmic and instrumentally well handled track.
Track Nr 7, The Last Time brings in a very somber atmosphere and gets very lyrical. It is certainly worth your attention.
I also recommend you Click Bang and Keep It Hype featuring Struggle.
Globally, Targets Of Society is a very well handled album. Hydro and Diabolic put a lot of lyrical efforts into this album. Instrumentals and beats are well handled too. Most of the tracks are very rhythmic.
This anti commercial and politically engaged album is definitely worth your buy. It will be available on Hydro and Diabolic’s my space acccount in a very near future.
Both emcees are very gifted and passionate at doing their thing. After listening to them, you probably wouldn’t care if I told you that they are white, because only talent matters.
I highly recommend you Targets Of Society. I gave it four stars.
Eminem, a bad influence?
Many people only see negative sides in Eminem’s music. Eminem’s music actually helped Liam to overcome some serious problems. I will share Liam’s story with you very soon…stay tuned:)
Obsessed Eminem fan accused of another murder
A convicted murderer obsessed with Eminem is now a suspect in another murder in London.
Christopher Duncan, a 21-year-old whose obsession with Eminem went so far that he had identical tattoos to the rapper, is being looked at for the murder of Margaret Muller, an American artist who was stabbed to death in Victoria Park, East London, in 2003.
Duncan, who was sentenced to life in prison in December for the murder of a law student, in an incident eerily similar to Em’s song “Stan,” was taken from prison for questioning at a London police station, where he is currently being held.
Proof positive (Real Detroit Weekly article)
Detroit’s Hip-Hop Mayor Sets The Game Week Agenda
Saturday afternoon in the city â€” the sun is shining and the weather unseasonably warm for mid-January. Proof is running late for his Real D photo shoot and interview. He finally calls, but from inside Elysium Lounge â€¦ across the street. â€œWhat? Oh.â€ Minutes later he and his crew enter â€œThe Vault.â€ Detroit is officially hot with the auto show now in park and Super Bowl XL finally revving up. Nobody cares what time we get started working or how long it will take. It’s a brand new day in The D. â€œDetroit, I love this city man,” Proof says. “When I was driving downtown, I am just looking all around â€” there are kids on the ice skating rink, right there is a Hard Rock CafÃ©. You all have seen it; all this stuff wasn’t here â€” that big-ass new Compuware building â€” it’s phenomenal to me. I saw how dead that Woodward strip right there used to be. Now it’s back alive. It’s crazy.â€
Something Proof knows about is crazy. Just last week he was Eminem’s best man. His group, D12, are multi-platinum Motor City giants signed to the biggest rap label in the world. His latest record, Searching for Jerry Garcia, is an independent breakout released through Iron Fist Records â€” his label. â€œI just came back from overseas,â€ Proof says. â€œâ€¦ Going to Australia in a little bit â€” and I got another European tour coming up in April. The record is really starting to pick up, but what’s so crazy isn’t that â€” it’s that I’m doing all this independently, working right here from the office downtown, right here from The D.â€
The uncontested hip-hop mayor from Detroit sits down and stumps. A city with such an infamous reputation, Proof’s skeptical eye sparkles with a glimmer of new hope. â€œHate is one thing that is irreplaceable â€¦ If you got rid of the hate, think about it, you really wouldn’t know what the love is,â€ Proof professes. â€œI am not going to say that everything is necessarily done right or put in the media right. I am a fan of the movie Wag the Dog and some of the things I see do seem a little not right, but I don’t care about anyone’s personal life or what they’re doing â€” the totality for me is the city looking good, and the city looks great to me right now. You know what? At this point the city is looking as great as the city has ever looked. Is Kwame [Kilpatrick] really that bad? I look at Detroit now and I’m like â€˜Wow.’â€
For Deshaun Holton aka Derty Harry aka Proof it usually takes a lot to make him say â€œwowâ€ considering he can be running around the Playboy Mansion (â€œHef’s got a fucking zoo.â€), partying with Paris Hilton and Tara Reid in Puerto Rico (â€œThose girls are great.â€) or misplacing a very important tuxedo after a pretty big wedding (â€œI just got yelled at.â€) But beyond the jokes, underneath the characters, behind the image â€” is an artist. An award-winning freestyle lyricist who can be a hype man, front man and good man simultaneously. â€œI fell in love with hip-hop a long time ago and I never cheated on it. It’s been a great relationship,â€ Proof says. â€œI don’t know what else I’d do â€” if they just erased hip-hop off the map, I don’t know. I wouldn’t have any direction. I’d be just walking around aimlessly swearing â€¦ â€˜Shit. Fuck.’â€
No need for directionless obscenities as his dedication to the scene, his understanding of the craft and his natural creativity stand out strong on his solo joint Searching For …. Proof’s proper debut is an ambitious effort that summons the truest spirits of hip-hop, R&B and classic soul music (of course there’s that sly sense of humor and many ironic twists). Filled with a combination of production styles and musicians, some of the game’s finest including 50 Cent, Obie Trice, D12, Nate Dogg, B-Real, Method Man, Slum Village’s T3, Emile, Nick Speed, B.R. Gunna, Jewels, Salam Wreck and others helped fulfill Proof’s vision. â€œThe record is something that a lot of people really wouldn’t expect. Something many people don’t know is that when it came out â€” it was pushed back a little bit â€” but a coincidence had it coming out on the anniversary of Jerry Garcia’s death, August 9.â€
Searching For â€¦ marks a major moment in Detroit’s hip-hop history. Big Proof: CEO, running his business and the demand is high. The supply is right up there too. â€œTo run an international business, and to be hands on â€” that’s when you graduate in the game,â€ Proof says. â€œI can probably rap forever, but won’t. There are no rapping Rolling Stones. It’s not going to happen and won’t ever happen; it can’t. Don’t even try it. Hip-hop comes from the streets; it’s edgy like punk rock is. If you’re not on the streets with it, you’re not going to be in tune,â€ Proof says. â€œNow’s the time when I’m working to help my Iron Fist labelmates Purple Gang, Supa MC, Woof Pac and new addition J-Hill graduate to that level.â€ | RDW
Theez Voices/ Terror song review
Global rating of the song: 3,75 stars
Rapper Terror, the rap bully from Hartford, Connecticut has released a new song called Theez Voices.
What? Are we listening to Guilty Conscience again? Not exactly. Terror used a sample of the song, but he put his own brilliant wordplays. On the dark Guilty Conscience background, Terror built up his own gangsta tales, personifying the devilish voices that guide a criminal’s mind.
Terror’s voice manages to give the well known melody a new sense and scary atmosphere made of drug deals and bitch slapping games.
The second verse gives the listener an idea of Terror’s lyrical skills. Very astute in his wordplays, Terror juggles with his words the same way an acrobat would do it with balls.
I particularly enjoyed those few lines:
Â«Â BETTA SCURRY IN A HURRY EVEN IF YA VISION BLURRY
IF U AIN’T TRYNA GET LOCKED LIKE AKON & KEITH MURRY
KEEP IT M0VIN WIT THA PLOT SHIT IZ HOT LIKE BEEF CURRY
GOTTA GIVE IT ALL YA GOT 4 HEART STOP LIKE E CURRY
OR U SITTIN UP IN COURT COPPIN PLEAS 2 THEEZ JURYS
ON YA KNEEZ AZ YA SCREAM BEEGIN PLEEZ RECEIVE MERCY
FOR EVERY ACTION THERE’Z A REACTION BE CAREFUL WIT’ CHOICES
IT SOUND SCARY WHEN U BARIN THEEZ VOICES (HA HA HA)Â Â»
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Lyrics to Theez Voices
NOW LISTEN 2 ME SLIP THA CLIP IN THIS HEAT
& IF HE TALK SHIT, SLAP THA BITCH ON THA CHEEK
KEEP IT QUICK WIT’ THA SPEED
FROM HIZ LIPZ HE GONE BLEED
CUZ HE MISSIN SUM TEETH
ALL OF THIS 4 SUM WEED?
YEAH & LIFT UP HIZ TEE, KID KNOWN FA HAVIN A GAT
MATTA FACT CHECK HIZ BACK THAT’Z WHERE HE STASHIN THAT KI
NECK & WRIST IZ ON FREEZE
POCKET THICKEND WIT CHEESE
ON TOP OF THAT HE DRIVE A AC PAT’EM DOWN 4 THA KEYZ
HE PROLLY GOT MORE PACKZ SITTIN WRAPPED IN THA V
POSSIBLY KNOTZ GALORE STACKED ON THA PASSENGER SEAT
IN TRUNK COMPARTMENTZ STRAPZ THAT’LL BACK UP THA BEEF
SUMBODY GOTTA GET’EM, JUS’ SO HAPPY IT’Z ME
THEEZ VOICES, I HEAR THEM, I HEAR THEM
& WHUTEVA THEY TELL ME, I DO IT
DON’T CARE IF IT’Z UNHEALTHY
NOW RUN IN THA SPOT SHOOT THA DUMB BUMBACLOT
GET IN CLOSE RANGE SKULL SHOT ONE GONNA DROP
IT LOOK REALLY REALLY GOOD WHEN IT’Z DONE WITTA GLOCK
BUT WHUT YA SOON 2 WITNESS COULD HAVE YA STOMACH IN KNOTZ
COLLECTION OF ASSUMPTIONZ & THOUGHTS SPREADED IN CHUNKZ WHERE YA WALK
SO HOLD YA LUNCH ROUND HERE CUZ U DON’T WONNA BARF
BETTA TOUGHEN UP OR U LEAVIN SUTTIN FA COPZ
IT AIN’T NUTTIN FUN ABOUT GETTIN CAUGHT, HOMIE
BETTA SCURRY IN A HURRY EVEN IF YA VISION BLURRY
IF U AIN’T TRYNA GET LOCKED LIKE AKON & KEITH MURRY
KEEP IT M0VIN WIT THA PLOT SHIT IZ HOT LIKE BEEF CURRY
GOTTA GIVE IT ALL YA GOT 4 HEART STOP LIKE E CURRY
OR U SITTIN UP IN COURT COPPIN PLEAS 2 THEEZ JURYS
ON YA KNEEZ AZ YA SCREAM BEEGIN PLEEZ RECEIVE MERCY
FOR EVERY ACTION THERE’Z A REACTION BE CAREFUL WIT’ CHOICES
IT SOUND SCARY WHEN U BARIN THEEZ VOICES (HA HA HA)
HOOK SAID TWICE