Yet another video from Curren$y and the Creative Control team. Easily some of the hardest (and fastest) working cats out… what the fuck else do you want me to say that I haven’t said already?! BUY Pilot Talk II…this is on it and his crew is kinda nice too.
“Hold On” (Feat. Young Roddy & Trademark Da Skydiver, Produced by Nesby Phips)
An added bonus:
A preview to Ski Beatz’ next installment in his 24 Hour Karate School series…featuring a newer spitter (to us) by the name of STS (Sugar Tongue Slim). These cats at DD172 definitely have their fingers on the pulse of a new breed of Southern-drawled lyricist – a clever, agile-barred brand of rap that has been seldom tapped this consistently, yet definitely has the potential to reshape the general public’s view of “what the South is really about” (the whole crunk thing is seemingly more Jersey Shore status at this point anyway). STS sounds kinda like Pimp-C (R.I.P.) with a more Philly-fied flow (kinda looks like a skinny Sweet Jones too…gotta be the glasses?). Anticipating more from this pairing.
For some reason, the topic of sampling has been one for seemingly everyday this week…from the “Quincy versus Kanye” bullshit to various questions by wifey regarding the topic (of sampling, not the Q and Mr. West saga) for a written project she’s working on, to, finally, a re-watching of Copyright Criminals. In short, I’m a firm supporter of sampling. 1000%. I kinda swear by it, even to a very blatant level if the mood calls for it. There’s just a quality that you will NEVER be able to achieve when replaying/resynthesizing/interpolating/livening up fragments of old recordings (or practically any pre-recorded sound) and it has everything to do with how that sampled sound was originally captured. You can get Mr. Stubblefield himself to replay the “Funky Drummer” break to the T…and it’ll still be worlds away, in likeness, from the 1970 classic.
So the question is, why am I going off on a tangent regarding a “lost art form”? Because the PTP musical offering is the sample-bearing original to Curren$y’s “Hold On”, as leaked from the Pilot Talk II sessions (if anymore stuff like this exists, someone please bless us). Again, that album is fucking ridiculous (no complaints about the re-made version of this song).
Curren$y “Hold On” (Feat. Young Roddy and Trademark Da Skydiver, Produced by Ski Beatz)
To wrap, PTP says guerilla tactics, 25-8. Fuck it. Sample everything. In the end, you’ve made a banger and that’s what you came into this for…right? Debatable. But don’t stunt your creativity out of fear of a possible lawsuit (a banger is a banger…it’s all promotional material anyways…if you can rhyme on someone else’s hit instrumental for a free mixtape, signed or unsigned, you can do an original joint and throw it out there…just be wise and stay away from major investments for that new beat that is pretty citation-ready). If you get a knock on your door, then don’t act surprised and, by all means, act accordingly (probably with a good entertainment lawyer)…just know that the best thing to come out of the Internet’s assassination of the old world major label record industry is that it’s (we have) created MANY more alternative avenues to take in regard to releasing your music. Selling it is perhaps THE slowest way to put shit out and achieving any type of buzz at this point. Word to being boundless.
Anyway, what rapper/recording artist ever got rich from JUST record sales (and not shows at Madison Square, Yankee Stadium and endorsement deals with non-musical entities – for example)?