Sunday, June 28, 2009

Lupe Fiasco - L.A.S.E.R.S



Looks good.
Sometimes I wonder if Lupe ever heard of the three disc mixtape that I made entitled ElectroRock v3: Verses Versus Voltage..

Las Vegas was interesting.
The footage is probably too ridiculous to post. smh

Now...back to working on something ridiculous that I will present to you all as soon as possible.

also, my dumb beat that I made that one time, I haven't forgotten to post it.

Friday, June 26, 2009

MJ

i cant imagine there being a single human being who hasn't been remotely influenced by this man in some shape or form.





















Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson

I will miss you. Hands down the most influential musician in my generation. Condolences to the Jackson family and to all friends of the family. Condolences to all musicians who, like me, have been inspired by such a great artist.

Link to excellence. As a child, one particular family would scare me to death by making me watch this video alone. I know appreciate its excellence.
Thriller

WE miss you

Sunday, June 21, 2009

email

Hey you rhyme well .. I need your help with some music I do .. I will pay you $300 to help me rhyme, I produce beats and I know how to Rap to my beat .. but it don't RHYME, I need help there.

You should already have your prices and stuff together so send me the info I need to KNOW on how you do business.

Thanks (I happy you did that video, even though it was just for fun, I see you gat skills, whoever wrote those lyrics gat skills, you was flowing right, it was all on time)


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If you are reading this... save your $300. You do not want to give me that money, trust me. I would write some of the worst lyrics for you, take your money, and then I would feel guilty after a while.
My advice for you is to just practice.
I had to post this email publicly because it was unbelievable. I didn't post your name though so you shouldn't be upset or embarrassed.
Take care sir/ma'am.

Ps: If you do not care if I will not put the effort that I put into my music into yours and you have a paypal account and are willing to risk losing money to an unsigned rookie of an artist, email me again.

good question


im gunna ask here in hopes you'll post a blog about it..
why don't you do collabos... with good mc's ?
or is it you don't know any mc's good enough?
just wondering


There are many reasons why I don't do collaborations.
One of the main reasons why I don't do collaborations is that in the past, I have always had to rely on the other end to finish their part of the song. It would take days, weeks, months for me to receive the song AFTER they have supposedly already recorded. Low tolerance for ambiguity. Perhaps I'm too impatient but when I want something done, I tend to work towards completing that certain thing not necessarily in a hurry, but rather in a speed that is... respectful, if that makes any type of sense. Can speed be respectful? Certainly.

I think it has more to do with my disgust in people, both musicians and non-musicians, who lack the ability to have even the slightest sense of urgency. Do not move as though you have molasses in your A word.
When things aren't moving along at what I feel is an appropriate speed, I tend to take matters into my own hands. Just like the Holographic Double video. Do you know how many people I asked to help with that? About 6 or 7 people. How many helped? 2. How many excuses? An Abundance. when the video was done? "Hey man if you need help with the next video hit me up bro that was awesome bro."

smh. That story never gets old.

One could say, well, I have the song already... you don't have to wait.

I would then be reluctant to work with you because I am not familiar with your work. Upon attempting to get familiar (a rare decision to be made especially when the artist is not established*) I tend to find that the person is not ready to be on a song with me. I do not use the word 'ready' here as a means to indicate that the person is not skilled enough, for that would certainly mean that I am suggesting that I am skilled. An indication of being TOO skilled. That would be in harmony with the word 'conceit' or having too high of an opinion of oneself. A high opinion of yourself is acceptable, it is only when that opinion is TOO high which is a height generally determined by, well, the public. It's a tricky business to present certain arguments without being offensive and without giving false impressions. It is also a tricky business to maintain the height perceived by outside observers who tend to have a strong connection with the idea that objects in the mirrors are always closer (or bigger) than they appear.

Artists, especially rappers, have the tendency to view collaborative efforts as some type of competition. This is why I appreciate songs such as "Hello Brooklyn" where Lil Wayne is essentially chanting as a means to make an anthem as opposed to performing in a way to, say, compete against Jay-Z lyrically. I believe that Jay and Wayne knew exactly what they were doing. They understood how their collaboration was going to work for that song. They are established.* In the song "Pressure" with Lupe Fiasco and Jay-Z....that song is so important to pay attention to because it wasn't a sing/song type of record. It was straight up lyricism which made for a very very entertaining and beautiful record where you have the young jedi and the jedi essentially sparring in a respectful manner. I'm not going to go into too much detail but listen to that song. You can just hear the viciousness, you can feel the power of the collaboration. I say that whenever one collaborates, they shouldn't merely ask someone to be on a record with them, but that the record should be important in the sense that the given art form itself is empowered and that the listeners can pretty much feel the amazing-ness. I think that there is an art to collaborating that many un-established* artists seem to fail to realize.

Another reason why I don't collaborate that often is because I have been working towards becoming an established artist. I believe I finally achieved that goal in about 2005 which is why the list of available downloads begin with Lightbulb Level, the beginning of being established. Contrary to the misconception that established means to be signed or to be funded for your art, I use the word here to indicate that the artist is established when and only when they have truly grasped the way in which they can be as effective as possible, whatever you want that to mean. You have to know what you are doing, basically.

Another reason why I don't collaborate that often is because I am very much aware of the fact that the same rappers who give me props one day are the same who will go to the shoutbox on this site or post anonymous comments that slander my name seemingly out of jealously, which, doesn't make sense, at least not to me, of course. I can always take the Joseph Conrad approach, apply IT to hip hop music, and say that I am merely a poor unsigned rapper. Have pity on me.
This Harvey Dent-ism is a very good reason why I avoid collaborating with rappers who I don't know.

As some sites have learned, I don't even collaborate when there is a prize involved. I look at the prize and say to myself, man, T. Double, you can buy whatever that prize is if you work a couple more hours at work.
and it's true.

I just have to hit the block and hustle real hard, hustle hustle real hard.
Kidding...


All in all, I DO do collaborations under the right circumstances. What are those circumstances? I am familiar with your music and I appreciate what you are doing for the art form.
^ It is not an usual occurrence that I will straight up listen to un-established artists with an eager ear because 1) believe it or not, I don't listen to much rap music and whenever I do, it is mostly stuff like Gucci Mane, Killa, Cudi, Lupe, Kanye, Jeezy, SouljaBoy, Yung LA, Young Dro, Shawty Lo, Nas, Jay. ( I don't even listen to all of the artists on Holographic Double like that, I just respect / respected what they were bringing to the table at one time)

2) I am somewhat super focused on taking my own music to another level and I truly believe that with the combined forces of DZ, Saylen Strayer, Vagnum, myself, and a super official recording studio with someone with superb mixing skills....something dope could be created.

Notice that I didn't mention the names of some other rapper. For self reliance deserves some type of respect.
It is also important to note that you cannot have what you want. If we could, Lupe Fiasco and I would have some tracks together, Cam'ron and I would have a mixtape out called Best of Both Hoods: We Scramblin, Gucci Mane and I would have a chain of freeze pops on sell called BRR & BZZ and yeah.....

You can't have what you want - but at the same time - you can't be mad at that simple fact of life. "not having" is known to be temporary and when you can have it, it is known to become undesirable all of a sudden. That goes for many things.
Even when you look up to a person who begins to do soooo many things that you yourself feel as though you have already done or are super familiar with already yet you are neither credited nor are you given a chance to contribute or something....you can't get mad. You can Never be jealous, either, that is, unless you are not one who cares for being respected. One who doesn't understand the idea of RESPECT. I won't say that age determines your ability to comprehend this concept because that is the LAST fallacy that I would ever want to commit - but - time does heal all things including the bloody cut of ignorance and impatience that bleeds through your ever action and pops the very vessels in your brain as you think about your next move - slated to be the worst move of all time when you don't even know it!

Enough typing.
-TURBO

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

Thanks

For all of the condolences.
On saturday I graduated college.
Once I get my one and only gift (I didn't get any graduation gifts smh)
I plan to really scramble UP in the process...
man I have a Vision.
real deal.
Now the real work begins - not necessarily charging for music (yet, perhaps)- but - elevating music and other things to another level to a quality PRODUCT perhaps to work under an actual COMPANY - as the overseer of a subdivision of excellence.
Some may believe that what I'm saying is mere nonsense. That it may be impossible.
But, that's the point man. To scramble isn't to strive for mediocracy. It is the strive for utter viciousness. PRETTY MUCH.
Scramble doesn't mean to fill up this message with ridiculous (in a bad way) questions concerning who I MIGHT be working with or what MAY be going to happen. It does not include attempting too hard to appear to be a genius, nor does it include ruining any rare opportunities with unnecessary egotism, undeniably distasteful lying, annoyingly immature remarks, or any other foolishness (in a bad way)
Man the scramble doesn't include deceptive rhetorical questions nor does it include essentially worshipping any (male or female) celebrities. It doesn't include answering any person's instant messages in a way that makes that person feel as though their ideas are not good enough. Neutrality is key. No response is better than a bad response. It is only when the absence of that response is taken as disrespect can there be a situation (in a bad way) but yeah...
I know that last sentence wasn't grammatical at all. Not really. You know the "in a bad way" thing - don't copy it man.
I was at the car dealership the other day looking at this Porsche. It was this one actually.

Porsche Cayman:



The man was listing the specs and I told him "That's ridiculoussssssss"
The word ridiculous in this context means "very good, cool, awesome, amazing" but the guy didn't know that so I had to tell him, ridiculous in a good way.

The other night this girl was all like - "how do you like my dress?" I was like man that's stooooopid. in a good way.
See what I mean?

sigh.

All in all, the scramble isn't for everyone.
But check this out.


it has got to be a hot summer.

^ that wasn't a hint. When I play the guessing game, I will tell you that I am playing the guessing game. I simply bolded the words Hot Summer to signify the importance of the hotness.
The word Summer, however, can act as foreshadow, perhaps. No tolerance for ambiguity? Just chill....out...calm..down.
Again, not a hint.
Let's get get get get get it

man another thing.
when you make ASSumptions you make an ASS out of yourself. No disrespect to donkeys.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Kid Cudi - Heaven At Night

Kid Cudi - Heaven at Nite from deeplyDope.eu on Vimeo.




dopeness.


why am I blogging if I'm supposed to be writing 2 papers
smh!

X_X



be careful young one.

that last sentence...
sheeeesh.

check out his t-shirt..

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Booty Dew

How did they manage to get Obama to go to the video shoot?
crazy

the homie Jason Yang

What up Jason
-thanks again for the help ^_^

Death

My little cousin recently passed away. I try to avoid posting about death and other sad things but I just wanted to express condolences to the rest of my family who may be reading this. In the future, I will avoid posting such content here.
Like many other up and coming teenage rappers, he was initially inspired to rap because of me. Because I live in California, I am not exactly familiar with all that happens out in Oakdale, Louisiana but from what family has told me, he took his work seriously. His own studio and everything.
We all know that it is super difficult to convince me to rap with you on a song. About a week before his death, a family member called and asked if I would get on a song with them. It was weird because though I am always inclined to decline, I said yes....not maybe, or, perhaps, but Yes. I was down.
I never got to record that song..
My cousin, on the other hand, recorded his part and left the rest of the song open for me to record over but I never received the song being that he had just finished his part. Situations like this make me realize the influence that I have. To quote Peter's uncle, with great power comes great responsibility and I want to assure you, whoever is reading this, that given the right circumstances, I can provide a quality product as a source of inspiration and/or education. This event has really affected me and I am sorry. We will meet once again. To all of my family, I love you.
Indeed

Playing For Change Band: A Change is Gonna Come (live)



This performance demonstrates what happens when some of the musicians from Stand By Me meet and perform for the first time. This song was recorded and filmed live in New Orleans, and features Grandpa Elliot and Clarence Bekker on vocals. Thousands of people witness first hand the soul and conviction of two men who make us all believe a change is going to come.

Random fact

Sam McWhorter, aka my Grandfather, produced this song:

Sam’s wide range of talents starts in the 60’s as one of Gold Stars Re-
cording Studio’s golden boys, where such great music icons as Leon Rus-
sell, Glen Campbell, Dr. John and Jim Keltner had their early beginnings.
Sam was Jackie DeShannon's “Put a little love in your heart” producer
and keyboardist winning him a gold and platinum record. He has also
worked with Electric Light Orchestra, Donovan, Little Richard and a host
of other talented and gifted artists. He is a recording producer, engineer,
composer, writer and musician who is highly admired by the music indus-
try. His musical talents can be heard on many gold and platinum recordings.
I revoke my respect for one of the artists who I imitated on Holographic Double. Figure it out.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

1500 or Nothin



I actually met Larrance in Hollywood House of Blues on Sunset. Not sure if he remembers me or not though.
If you're reading this, I was the dude asking you how I should go about getting through the VIP even though my name wasn't on the list. You encouraged me to try to blend in. lol!
big ups!

also

in the previous post the word "excuse" is not to be confused with saying something like "i'm sorry"...
or "pardon me" - it's more like "nevermind" you know?
sheeeeesh
there's been alot going on.
excuse the lack of posts.
the deadline for the video approaches.
i'll probably end up extending it...but..yeah.
think of this as your last chance to ever be in an official, in the words of this one girl, Turby Turb video.

The Youth (live)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

I Got Next - A Street Fighter Documentary

Taken from Escapist Magazine

"Does Street Fighter have its King of Kong? A feature-length documentary from the mind of one ambitious young filmmaker may just capture all the guts, glory and, of course, trash talk, that make the fighting games scene the madhouse that it is.

Though professional gaming leagues might be getting hit hard by the economic downturn, there's never been a better time to be a competitive Street Fighter player. The resurgence of the franchise in the form of Street Fighter IV doesn't mean just new blood in the tournament scene, but a new crowd of onlookers as well. So why not make a movie about it?

That's the idea behind I Got Next, a feature-length documentary single-handedly produced by Ian Cofino, a graphic design student at Purchase College who happens to also love Street Fighter. Cofino started the film as a senior project, but after traveling to tournaments up and down the East Coast and talking to some of the best Street Fighter players in the country, he knew that this had to be more than a 15-minute attempt at a good grade.

"The passion and dedication that the players in the community had allowed me to see the potential for something much greater than what I had originally intended," Cofino said.

The trailer gives the impression that he's captured that passion and dedication pretty nicely. You've got your West Coast / East Coast trash talk, your crazy amped up crowds and intense matches (including a closer look at the most ridiculous moment in recent SF history), sure. But there's also some surprisingly candid interview footage with some top players waxing poetic about what it is that makes beating up another dude in a videogame so joyful to them. "When you're following your passion, everything comes together," Ryan "Gootecks" Gutierrez opines in the trailer. "There's no reason any of this should work."

So far Cofino's got around 30 hours of footage that he'll be editing into two cuts: a shorter piece that'll come out in May, and a longer, feature-length film that he hopes to put out this winter, both for free online. The feature-length cut will be fairly different than the one coming out in a couple months, as it'll include footage shot at this summer's sure-to-be-monumental Evo worldwide championship tournament.

As for how a college kid up to his neck in loans can afford to shoot a feature-length movie in this economy? Well, Cofino tells us that "the short answer is that I'm not." Welp. Check out the trailer for I Got Next here, and if you're feeling generous, drop Cofino a donation. Kid's going to be eating Top Ramen for months to make this thing happen."



See if you can recognize the song found at the end of this video......

excuse the profanity

Turbo in PTOM

that means Playstation the Official Magazine.

Check out the story on the bottom of the page.

Big ups to Steve Patyk of Maryland. Good story mannnnn.

oh snap son!

little big planet. little blue backpack. little red lunchbox.
haha.

Perfect! I'm going to have to check this game out now. Thank You Playstation. I have a PS3. holla.
haha

check out the story


can we get an encore?????


I may still release my TASER song..but mannnnn

YUNGA LA - TASER GUN.

found this on LEAKJONES

that blog is dope.
they even posted Holographic Double. Any blog that posted that is good by me. ^_^

SALUTE.

but yooooo - this song is dope.
the dopeness may wear off of me after listening about 30 times so I'm going to enjoy it on repeat right now son son,


peep it HERE

Kanye West - Paranoid (video) x Spaceship (video)



Spaceship from kwest on Vimeo.




WIN

is this realllll?? Microsoft Natal

7 days

You can count.

I humbly approach the keyboard. You know, I was reading some of my previous posts and I noticed how I'm not even practicing the grammatical and analytical skills in which I have diligently developed and continuously practiced throughout the ridiculous time spent in classrooms which were oftentimes full of students who also knew the importance of excelling, that is, excelling in the sense advocated by many if not all of the schools I have attended within the California public school system. Though the promotion of academic excellence is oftentimes ignored, I was one of the ones who actually listened. I'd like to think that it is because of the close attention in which I strived to manifest in each and every class that has allowed me to not only graduate early but also earn the Dean's List status.
It is because of those lectures in which I was not trying to hear. Yes, it is because of those brief periods of much needed rest in which empowered my spirit to build up the courage to almost effortlessly conquer each and every english oriented course without the slightest feelings of apprehension.



ok...


all of that was to show you how to write a passage that includes intense irony yet contains true messages. Idk. It's this little experiment that I am trying out. Has nothing to do with music but look -
the 'humility' claimed is crossed out by the self righteous tone and the whole section about falling asleep in class contributes to the irony because of how studious and focused the reader claims to be.
uhhh

it's 2 am.
yeah.
that's the excuse.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

8 days

that teleported vid was funny mannn.
thought id say so myself.

but yo..8 days left, mannnnn.
the deadline for video submissions.
take care

Monday, June 1, 2009