News In Rap
I read the news, so you don't have to.
News In Rap 12-17-09: Tiger Woods Song
December 17, 2009 09:39 AM PST
Rather than freestyling this week, I'm sharing this new song I've recently written about current events in the Tiger Woods story. Enjoy, or don't.News in Rap 12-05-09 : It Don't Mean A Thing
December 05, 2009 12:45 PM PST
Swing over and hear this week's news-lite rap.
Either way, you should go watch my new music video.
December 01, 2009 12:11 PM PST
Back in action for December!
So, a little something different today. First of all, we're back to my other Pelicaine-made beat, which has a slightly looser flow. But more importantly, rather than trying to summarize all of the news this week, I only hit a few stories briefly before launching into a 6-minute in-depth report on one story. You'll hear all the details you need in the podcast, but if you'd like to read more after listening for further information, I was referring to this article.
November 21, 2009 03:32 PM PST
Another News In Rap. I have to say, somehow the joy isn't there anymore for me, in the way it was when I started these. Oddly, I find my other freestyles much more satisfying. I think in the coming weeks, I'll be playing around with doing different things for News In Rap, whether that means changing up the beat, not just reading the Google Feed, or something else. Not really sure what I'll do next week. But it won't be quite the standard thing we've gotten used to.
News In Rap 11-08-09
November 08, 2009 06:05 PM PST
Guess I just forgot last week, amidst all the busyness. Oh well. Had a great comedy show on Thursday, which was pleasant, but I seem to be falling behind on the rest of my to do list. My sexy new microphone has acquired very unsexy static issues, putting me back on my old cheap mic until I figure out what's going wrong. But if my mic ever gets fixed, I have a song I was AMIDST RECORDING when the mic started staticking. I know, timing is everything, right?
News In Rap 10-20-09
October 20, 2009 04:44 PM PDT
Definite ups and downs in the rap this week. There are a few minutes of terrible ADD-laden half-rhymes, and a few minutes of solid flow. I got caught up clicking through one story and got distracted. But there was some other story where I randomly had a rhyme I really liked. I can't remember what it was, but I'll guess I'll go listen after I post it.
Did you know that Bill Cosby has some new hip-hop project? As someone who likes both Bill Cosby and hip-hop, this interests me.
If you haven't already voted for my SongFight song, now is an excellent time to do so.
News In Rap 10-08-09
October 08, 2009 11:16 AM PDT
Although I recorded this in haste minutes before I'm taking a weekend trip, I'm actually pretty pleased with it. It's not like being personally in a rush makes the beat go any faster or slower, and perhaps the urgency filled me with energy.
Anyway, the important thing is for you to go check out my new song, Feature Creep. You have to click the "play full song here" link to hear the full song, but you'll want to read the lyrics afterwords, otherwise you'll miss some of the ridiculous things I did with them.
Also, it's a vote-driven contest with a prize. So if you enjoy my song, I would much appreciate if you happen to vote for it. If you really enjoy it, feel free to forward the link to others. And if you don't enjoy it, then vote for someone else. (While obviously I'd prefer that people vote for me, I think Karl and Xoc are both sensible alternate choices.)
News in Rap 9-28-09 -- Addendum
September 28, 2009 04:30 PM PDT
Disappointed with the quality of the News In Rap I just posted, I decided to freestyle as I was uploading it. I recorded that freestyle and am uploading it now. In order to avoid an infinite loop, I did not freestyle during the upload of the freestyle I did during the upload of the News In Rap.
News in Rap 9-28-09
September 28, 2009 04:25 PM PDT
This news in rap isn't great, but that's okay. Because I'm also posting a freestyle for people to listen to later.
News In Brief 09-14-09
September 14, 2009 11:12 AM PDT
On the way out the door for a few days, realized I hadn't updated this week. So, you get a shortened version. Enjoy, or don't!
I open the Google News page. I turn on a rap beat. I freestyle about all the stories I see. This happens once a week.
It's less depressing than reading the news yourself. So give it a listen, and if you enjoy it, please tell a friend. And/or tell me.
Hi! I'm turning things into rap. I sometimes do things more rappy and less news-ish at: www.myspace.com/hamstarrap I sometimes do things more news-ish and less rappy at: www.RisingPun.com Background beats thoughtfully provided by Pelicaine: http://www.myspace.com/pelicaineinyashoe
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