Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I have been listening to the album a few times over and I like it a lot. I have a love-hate relationship with 'Ye and his music - I find that his pretentiousness (but still remaining awkward) a little too much to bear. However, he hasn't made a weak album yet; from start to finish (besides some exceptions) he churns out classics.
This is one of the most talked about projects this year, mainly because of its experimental nature. I also know that blogs have probably been started just to write reviews about it, it seems everyone has. So all I want to do is mention the songs that I appreciated as a fellow producer of "Hip Hop" and the one I didn't.
In order of quality:
1) Say You Will - How the hell he made that sound good for six minutes and eighteen seconds, I will never know.
2) Bad News - Like most of the album I can't help but think that Kanye tried to changed his voice into a robotic version of Nina Simone - good news... Bringing back Nina Simone will always be a positive in my eyes.
3) Amazing - I love the off-beat pianos in this, it really adds to the swing of the drums. I was surprised I like Jeezy in this too - his voice worked perfectly. The hook is truly amazing. Good shit Kanye.
4) See You In My Nightmares - This is the apex of Hip Hop in 2008. The two heavyweights, no freshmen, just the raw talent of Kanye West and Dwayne Carter combined. The track may not be completely outstanding but it is historic.
Song I hated:
Robocop - Hurts my ears, annoys me, a waste of three and a half minutes. The hook sounds like a cheesy euro-trance-pop song, the snare sounds like a distorted sigh. I really don't get this record - doesn't fit in with any of the rest of the album.
Seriously, take that shit off there 'Ye.
Posted By Charlie Hilton at 9:16 pm
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
The blog has been alive for seven days. It has taken only seven days for me to be completely dumbstruck by the blogging experience. Here is why:
I like it. Dope vibe to it... and he got this fire ass beat on there... and his name has a CH... lol you on a roll kid!!!
Posted By Charlie Hilton at 5:38 pm
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
These caught my eye when I was doing some follow up reading on Kanye's blog. He preferred the new Fujiwara glasses range (I guess he is still stuck on his geek-ware) whereas I thought that these shoes were the show-stoppers.
Top left and bottom right. Christmas. Thank you.
Posted By Charlie Hilton at 1:21 pm
Monday, November 17, 2008
I have been unfortunate recently, in that I have had no impetus to make music. I have been going through personal turmoil with myself, and myself alone, which has stagnated my inspiration. In my mind this can only lead to one thing - a tsunami of quality concepts and beats that will hit me out of nowhere.
I guess my recent efforts have been too half-assed to mention, besides, my genre affiliation has been skewing recently. I am looking for a different sound. I think I am feeling what Dr. Dre has been feeling for seven or so years (since he decided to create The Detox). I want something that transcends Hip Hop of our generation and breaks into something unique and uncontaminated by comparisons. Maybe that is what we are all looking for(?).
The race is on, bitches.
Posted By Charlie Hilton at 8:18 pm