Sunday, September 27, 2009

UPCOMING EVENT: MUSIC NA MY HUSTLE



Club RockAway - da IllBliss-dat Ibo Boy "Music Na My Hustle"--Independence Weekend Edition!
Starring: IllBliss; Feat: Roof Top MCs, Amaka "da Chief Rocker", Ruffman, Durella, Mode9, 5Mics, Mo'Cheddar, Tha Suspekt, Teeto, Kel, B-Elect, Terry G, Terry da Rapman, M.I., Elajoe, Eva, Str8Buttah, Kalifate et al (final details l8a); Djs NepTuNe, Tronix, Spin'All, GeeMoNey, TiMmoJo

Club Rockaway is a once monthly Club 9te, which strives 2 showcase da various genres of hiphop in 9ja. It is held @ cosy venues 2allow da fans an up-close & personal experience wiv dier music idols & upcoming stars alike. The upcomers also shoulder-rub wiv da made artistes, while learnin' some new tricks on how 2 blow.

This Independence Weekend Edition is centered around top notch, award winning, naija based lyricist, da original IBO BOY, IllBliss who keeps his hustle on both in the music business and as a project manager.

He was an original member of Coal City's Finest b4 becoming a member of the rap collective "Thorobreds" alongside B-Elect, Elajoe, Obi1 et al. His album "Dat Ibo Boy" was released a couple weeks back to much critical acclaim.

This CR edition will feature performances from da "Dat Ibo Boy" album, alongside several of his associates, who will also be performing some of their own songs.

U already know y'all ve got 2b in da building 2support sum real hop! Its still all luv. 1luv

Be There!!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

ALBUMS & MIXTAPES-An Indepth Analysis

An Album or a record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public.
The most common way is through commercial distribution.
It could also be sold at live concerts and websites.

The tracks on an album may be related by subject, mood and sound. They may also be designed to express a unified message or fell a story.

An album can also be described as a convenient grouping of recordings made at one time or place.
It could also comprise recordings whose commercial rights are controlled b a single record label. A group of audio tracks is considered to be an album if it has a generally consistent track list.

The term album is also applied to any sound recording collection such as those on compact disks.
UK Charts rule that a recording counts as an Album if their or and it has more than four tracks or lasts more than 25 minutes.

Many albums also come with liner notes and inserts giving backgrounds information or analysis of the recording, reprinted lyrics, images of the performers or additional artwork and text. These are found in the form of CD booklets.

Notable Nigerian Hiphop albums include Thy Album Come by Ruggedman, Pentium IX by Mode9, Talk About It by M.I, Pain Plus Work by Gino, Dat Ibo Boi by Illbliss.


MIXTAPES

A mixtape or a Mixed tape is a compilation of songs recorded in a specific order traditionally onto a compact audio disc.
A mixtape which usually reflects the musical tastes of its compiler can range from a casually selected list of favorite songs to a conceptual mix of songs linked by a theme or mood to a highly personal statement tailored to the mixtape’s intended recipients.

Many mixtape enthusiasts believe that by carefully collecting and ordering the tracks in a mixtape, an artistic statement can be created much as an Album.

A distinction should be drawn between
a private mixtape which is usually intended for a specific listener or private audience and
A public or party tape usually consisting of a recording of different songs by DJs and intended to be sold to multiple individuals. This is also known as a BOOTLEG

Songs on mix CDs are created by combining fragments of existing songs (which need not belong to the same genre). The resulting REMIX appropriates existing songs to give them new meaning through their juxtaposition but does so in a quicker and more integrated style.

Mixtapes can be differentiated from bootlegs in that the compilers of bootlegs seem to be anonymous.

but similarly, Mixtapes' Compilers & Bootleggers generally do not obtain permissions for the use of copyright materials.



RULES OF MIXTAPE CREATION

i) Songs of distinguishable tempo cannot be placed back to back.

ii) Music of different genres should not be placed back to back unless they sound alike.

iii)For bootleggers, songs from the same artist should not be arranged side by side unless all the songs have been arranged in pairs.



There is a tendency of mixtapes' creators becoming more concerned with making surprising combinations of tracks than with creating a tape that is listenable, enjoyable or appropriate to its intended recipients.

Basically, mixtapes are expressions of the compilers musical taste often put forward for the implicit approval of the recipients. It is also a tentative step towards building the compilers personal canon of music.



RELEVANCE OF MIXTAPES

Well, throughout the 1980s, mixtapes were a highly visible element of youth culture.

Nowadays, mixtapes are commonly used by labels and new artists as a promotional tool and as a way of generating hype.

An unsigned artist might release several mixtapes to generate buzz leading to interest from record labels.

A signed artist may release a mixtape to promote a future studio album in a sales model relying on word of mouth to increase the artists' street credibility.

Most mixtapes usually have much lower production values than a standard studio album.

They may also contain numerous collabos, remixes, freestyles, voice-overs often arranged in a flowing fashion as real albums.
Many mixtapes can also be downloaded for free in MP3 format over the internet.

Notable Nigerian mixtapes include Malcolm IX by Mode9, Illegal Mixtape by M.I, Illustrate by Str8 Buttah e.t.c

In the words of Nigerian emcee Iceprince,"...Some rappers who start out to make an mixtapes end up with albums and vice versa."
Now, you know the differences between an ALBUM, A MIXTAPE and even a BOOTLEG.
Don't get them twisted!

Friday, September 4, 2009

BOUQUI's REDEFINITION ALBUM DROPS



THE REDEFINITION ALBUM DROPS AT LAST.. GET YOUR COPIES AND BLESS SOMEONE WIT IT...ITS LIFE TRANSFORMING...LYRICAL DEPTH AND SKILL AT ITS BEST.
FEATURING FOUR KORNERS,(UKS MOST ELECTRYING BOY BAND);
COLD STEPS AND BIGMAN ZEST..(UKS MOST RELAVANT FUNKY HOUSE GROUP)
COBHAMS(NAIJAS PHENOMENAL PRODUCER)
TILLAMAN(TALANTED PRODUCER/SINGER,UK)
MIXMASTER JAY(PROLIFIC SOUND ENGINEER,PRODUCER AND SINGER)

IT ALSO FEATURES SONGS LIKE MORILE,TAKE YOU AWAY FT FOUR KORNERS,LUV U 4EVA FT MIKE AREMU,OGOGORO FT TILLA MAN,SUNSOUN,JUMPING FT COLDSTEPS AND BIG MAN ZEST AND OLUWA FT COBHAMS ETC

THE ALBUM WAS LAUNCHED AT THE PRESTIGIOUS GRAND BALL ROOM OF THE EKO HOTEL AND SUITES ON JULY 5TH 09,SORRY IT TOOK A WHILE TO HIT THE STREETS,BUT GUESS WHAT, IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT..

B.O.U.Q.U.I IS PRESENTLY IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON TOUR AND PROPAGATING WHAT SHE BELIEVES MOST, HER CORE MISSION,THE GOOD NEWS.
PLANS ARE BEEN PUT IN PLACE TO SHOOT THE NEXT VIDEO OFF THE ALBUM,TENTATIVELY TAKE YOU AWAY FT FOUR KORNERS.

SHE WILL BE AT JESUS HOUSE ON SUNDAY THE 6TH,FOR THOSE THAT WOULD LOVE TO SEE HER PERFORM LIVE...
Talk about hiphop and religion...Great one baby!
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