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Old 2013-01-25, 04:23
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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!

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Old 2013-01-25, 08:14
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The rapping could do more than just babbling one key - it should bend for some words of it. But otherwise not bad IMO.
Old 2013-01-25, 10:17
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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.
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Old 2013-01-25, 10:57
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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.
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Old 2013-01-25, 14:42
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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?
Old 2013-01-25, 14:53
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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.
Old 2013-01-26, 05:26
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Originally Posted by dreampolice View Post
As far as the tuning his vocals thought...NO! Autotune in rap is a terrible fad that will go away soon.
People suggesting tune in rap don't know what the hell they talk about lol

Dope track BTW! Beat goes hard with a really nice progression to it and the flows and delivery of the raps are amazing. Great work man!
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Old 2013-01-25, 16:07
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The verses: Boost & EQ a bit.
The hook: Drop volume a tad.

I think it's dope you worked with him. Good work!
Old 2013-01-25, 17:16
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Lots of potential I agree.
He has a pretty aggressive attack phonetically doesn't he.
For me at least there is a disconnect between the music and the vocal and the beat doesn't slam or jack quite enough in syncopation with the rapping.
Mind you I'm not an expert on the genre and you do HipHop incredibly well.
I'd like a harder edged urban grit to the beat itself and a tad less reverb on the string sample if possible but I am no Hip Hop connoisseur - so i don't know how helpful my input would be (if at all).
Old 2013-01-25, 18:35
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ha ha, thanks for the feedback man. And I agree the second verse in particular is not sitting right with me. Hip-hop is a bit odd in that emcees do like to move around the beat a bit and not stay in time 100% I was thinking of redoing the drums a bit to make them hit a little harder. We will see what works!

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