When he was six years old, “TdotY” Eisen wrote his song about a girl on whom he had a crush, comparing the way she made him to the sensation of going up and down on a Roller coaster. He constantly freestyled on his Karaoke machine. As he got older, he began rapping as a way to let out all of his emotions. For example, he used it to express his feelings about his mother’s drug addiction.
Despite his great appreciation for 2pac’s music and growing up in an area with a lot of gangs, TdotY decided early on that gangsta rap, and the image that came with it, was not for him. Additionally, he’s try to get beyond the West Coast style of rapping. His other main influences include Fabulous, E40, Wyclef and Lupe Fiasco. Check out his first mixtape “Had to get my swagga right”
What I like about this song is it could be delivered without a beat and still be amazing. This artist is very much a poet and this song tells a story of troubled love. Not only are the lyrics and delivery awesome, but the song itself has a great beat and a nice hook.
Maxine - John Legend I told you this wouldn’t be all about Minneapolis. John Legend has been one of my favorite artists since I first heard “Ordinary People” some innumerable number of years ago. Maxine is one of those really chill, laid back summer songs; the track has a nice, laid back, latin samba feel to it and I think it’s perfect for those summer days when you’re just relaxing outside under the hot sun. I’m a fan of music in general and I’d like to say I have a pretty varied taste. I’d like to say that I don’t have the best taste in music, but then I’d be lying. I really do have the best taste in music and if you keep up with my blog, you’ll get a beautiful image of good music is. I kid, but I really do love all kinds of music and I’ll do my best to give as much variety as I can. I’m also a contributor on a music blog (along with a few friends from school) called Vinyltaco (vinyltaco.tumblr.com) that I think is pretty sick. If you’re a music buff like I am, check it out!
In High School, I had always heard that Diego Mosquera, one of my classmates who I never talked to, performed spoken word. However, I was not interested enough in the genre to look him up. After meeting him for the first time today, I decided to look up his stuff. Diego recites each word with intense passion and urbane skill. You will feel every single one of his words; you will not miss his conviction in his voice and the perspiration that accompanies this on his face. He definitely has incredible talent and potential.