Saturday, August 8, 2009
Day 219 (Peppermint Fudge Ribbon)
Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans; it's lovely to be silly at the right moment. - Horace (Ancient Roman Poet)
So, there are days where I have a little free time on my hands. After finishing up some housework this morning and taking a trip, I found I had a couple of hours where I could be leisurely. Well, I decided to let you, my dear readers, know what I do in my spare time if I'm not reading or writing.
Music is my life; I tend to take it very seriously. I feel as if there is one song for EVERY situation that you've ever been in, or that you'll ever go through. Hip-hop is one of the genres where I feel like there's a song for any situation I may end up in.
In hip-hop, one of the things that a producer might do is sample another person's song (taking a part out of a already done song and making a new song out of it). While there is much debate on the morality of this, I say that it makes for even greater music; besides, royalties are getting paid. Stop complaining.
Anywho, one of the things that me and my brother do is go digging for samples. Him being a producer himself (you can check him out HERE), he has a ear for samples. One thing that makes me smile is finding out who sampled what, and how the original song went.
So, one day, I decided to put the two together. I would take the original song and I would mix it with the new song... essentially make the two artists exist together in a NEW song, so to speak. I have an whole album of songs that I've done, and I enjoy it all the time.
I figured it would be fun to give you two samples of work that I have done. One is about 3 years old, the other, brand new.
Strung Out to Down And Out - William Bell and Cam'ron feat. KanYe West & Syleena Johnson
My Pokerface Make Her Say - Lady GaGa and Kid CuDi feat. KanYe West & Common
Now, you might boo me. You might say my work is pedestrian. You might even say that people have done it all before and what I'm doing is nothing new.
You would be right.
However, this is something I do to pass the time, and quite honestly, I think it's fun. Besides, some "hip-hop heads" don't know their sample history.
That's where I come in.
I wonder, who thought up to mix Peppermint and Fudge? Kinda like peanut butter and jelly; it just works, you don't really know why...
P.S. The song I'm listening to tonight I MIGHT post if I get enough responses to the other two. Remember, I've got a lot of these floating around...
Now playing: Main Ingredient And Alicia Keys - Prove My Love To You But You Dont Know My Name