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dreampolice 2013-01-25 04:23

Track I did with Hip-hop great Gift of Gab, I would love some feedback.
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I like it, but there are a few things bugging me about the track. Let me know what you think if you have a sec. Thanks!

deepndark 2013-01-25 08:14

The rapping could do more than just babbling one key - it should bend for some words of it. But otherwise not bad IMO.

EricBom 2013-01-25 10:17

Wow! Can't believe you really worked with a legend! (I.M.O)

So here's what I think:

The vocal seems to be on an other level than the music. The vocal should blend in more with the music characteristics. (If that make sense....)

At 1:40 I personally would liked a break down with no vocal for (let's say 2 bars) and then the chorus again.

AvatarOne 2013-01-25 10:57

I like this, it could be really good, but the vocals definitely need to sit in better with the instrumental (volume-wise). At the moment it's almost like an acapella rap with an instrumental playing way in the background.

dreampolice 2013-01-25 14:42

Yea I agree, this track is tough as his lyrics are so dense its hard to fit other stuff in there but I will work on it.

As far as the tuning his vocals thought...NO! Autotune in rap is a terrible fad that will go away soon. /Rant :)

Any more thoughts guys?

Staarchylld 2013-01-25 14:53

I agree with AvatarOne. Beat needs to be More Prominent.Also I thought the change ups on the beat were a little on the weak side, almost like an after thought.

dreampolice 2013-01-25 15:05

Do you mean the chorus?

And you guys are correct the beat was done when he got it. But now its time to shave it down to make it fit :)

AvatarOne 2013-01-25 15:20

I'm working on a track with a rapper. I've sent an early version of the instrumental over to him, I also sent him a version of the instrumental with 3 verses taken from the acapella of Jurassic 5's 'What's Golden' over the top, to show him the style I'm looking for. The link to that is here:

I've low cut the vocals from around 150hz, but made sure that the EQ is bypassed when the instrumental thins out. Obviously, you've got some added stereo width in your vocals, but that shouldn't be a problem.

The kick drum is the loudest peaking track in this clip, and the vox are peaking about 2-3db below that. I think it sounds about right. Obviously, my instrumental is very different to yours though.

dreampolice 2013-01-25 15:41

Whats Golden is one of my fav hip hop songs of all time!


AnthonyMichaelAngelo 2013-01-25 16:07

The verses: Boost & EQ a bit.
The hook: Drop volume a tad.

I think it's dope you worked with him. Good work!

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