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[untitled rap song]

By orangedrink on March 20, 2016 9:18 pm

SUPER shout out to Sam&Janx for telling me to "get on the mic, and get in the game!" http://weeklybeats.com/#/sam%26janx/music/sometimes

Help me name the track!


LYRICS:

the last time I that heard myself rap was a long time
ago I think I wrote a track back in 2009
wait I wrote it in 04 and then it took more than four
years to put it out on Narcolepsy let’s see


so I don’t want to rap because i’m not that good
but the only way to get good is to rap so I should
put out tracks that makes sense it get it
I just feel like I will write terrible lyrics and instantly regret it


these are the excuses living in my mind
when i’m up late eating chips and crying at the same time
can’t do anything right up all night i’m always tired
now i’m working  for myself and I got fired
   
constantly stalked by my negative self-talk
running on a constant loop when I walk
“don’t be dumb, you can’t run, try using an inhaler”
“don’t try to rap only rappers rap and you’re a failure.”


how do normal people get out of bed?
how do normal people not shoot themselves in the head?
so many years wishing i’d wake up dead
and here I am making music instead


it’s funny right?  well not ha ha ha funny
making sacrifices for the dream, not for the money
try to keep going,try to focus on the mission
look at me: I hate making music; i’m a musician!


here I am rocking the mic
maybe not rocking but swaying back and forth-like
if I suck at rapping, not much I can say
I guess i’d rather constantly lose than never play

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March 21, 2016 12:09 am

AYE THIS IS REAL SHIT.
keep up the grind!

March 21, 2016 12:32 am

Funny and relatable lyrics on this one. Rap on!

March 21, 2016 9:39 am

I'm getting the feeling your square brackets are doing something funny with the systems, I've been getting 403 errors with Python and the site won't say I've listened to this song. I'm not 100% sure it's the square brackets, but you're literally the only person in ever to have used them.

March 21, 2016 4:26 pm

got me swaying back and forth smile  nice work!

March 22, 2016 3:01 am

Maybe  call it "lose than never play"

This track is gold on Wekkly Beats my friend!

Eargasm! heart hahahaha smile

March 22, 2016 4:13 am

you did it! kudos!!

March 22, 2016 3:11 pm

dude, I LOVE the backing track. where did you get the guitar? it strongly reminds me of Silent Hill 2 Laura's theme/song

March 22, 2016 3:11 pm

also great lyrics

March 22, 2016 5:05 pm

Respect!!! Keep writing smile

March 23, 2016 6:49 am
Tri Angles wrote:

AYE THIS IS REAL SHIT.
keep up the grind!

I don't know who you are, but I am imagine some ultra swagged out dude with a tilted baseball cap in a huge puffy joke with an awesome English accent saying "AYE YO!"  - so that makes the compliment much cooler to me!!

CosmicCairns wrote:

Funny and relatable lyrics on this one. Rap on!

thanks!

Devieus wrote:

I'm getting the feeling your square brackets are doing something funny with the systems, I've been getting 403 errors with Python and the site won't say I've listened to this song. I'm not 100% sure it's the square brackets, but you're literally the only person in ever to have used them.


weird! 

Tone Matrix wrote:

got me swaying back and forth smile  nice work!

Naikymusic wrote:

Maybe  call it "lose than never play"

This track is gold on Wekkly Beats my friend!

Eargasm! <3 hahahaha smile

colorful grey wrote:

you did it! kudos!!


Thanks!!!  love you all

thricefoldedcloak wrote:

dude, I LOVE the backing track. where did you get the guitar? it strongly reminds me of Silent Hill 2 Laura's theme/song


That's actually me playing the drums, bass, and guitar!  That's a great reference because I love love love love Silent Hill's music.  Glad it gave you that vibe!

GrainBastard wrote:

Respect!!! Keep writing smile


hell yeah my man

March 23, 2016 8:08 am

can I ask what effects/pedals/filters and what kind of guitar? I have been searching for this effect a long time

March 23, 2016 6:30 pm
thricefoldedcloak wrote:

can I ask what effects/pedals/filters and what kind of guitar? I have been searching for this effect a long time

Fender Jazzmaster through a Holy Grail Reverb pedal.  That's it!

March 23, 2016 7:52 pm

how much of that timbre do you think is the jazzmaster and how much the pedal?

March 23, 2016 8:06 pm

Really dope stuff, Orangedrink. Honest jam with great music... really brings me some memories of those Bay Area mcs putting their stuff out on mp3.com way before the whole "web 2.0" bull***t.

Guess we need more hip hop and less Kendrick Lamarr. smile

March 23, 2016 9:38 pm

AYE ILL TAKE IT M8 wink

March 23, 2016 10:02 pm
thricefoldedcloak wrote:

how much of that timbre do you think is the jazzmaster and how much the pedal?

I want to say 90% guitar, 10% pedal.  The pedal is only adding reverb, but that tone is the heart of the guitar and pickup. 

laguna wrote:

Really dope stuff, Orangedrink. Honest jam with great music... really brings me some memories of those Bay Area mcs putting their stuff out on mp3.com way before the whole "web 2.0" bull***t.

Guess we need more hip hop and less Kendrick Lamarr. smile


So flattering.  Yeah, I was/am a fan of a lot of those Anticon rappers that were really doing wild stuff back in the day.  I remember mp3.com!  I loved that - so many awesome musicians.  We need something like that again.........weeklybeats.com?

Tri Angles wrote:

AYE ILL TAKE IT M8 wink


Oi!  This is what I am imagining.  *I meant puffy jacket, not puffy joke

March 23, 2016 10:40 pm

Looks like I'm getting a jazzmaster wink thanks mang

March 24, 2016 5:18 am

this is awesome, maybe make the beat kick a little harder but it also has a nice ambient feel to it in this mix, cool stuff. i need to rap more too.

March 24, 2016 6:49 am

Damn! Love it! Really cool stuff man, and congrats for getting on the mic!

March 24, 2016 5:12 pm

Yeah!!!!!! Completely love this track.
Hope for more Rap and Guitarmusic.

March 24, 2016 5:57 pm

true shit- never quit!

March 25, 2016 3:12 am
thricefoldedcloak wrote:

Looks like I'm getting a jazzmaster wink thanks mang


I think I sent you an email, but feel free to message me about guitar stuff!  There might be a lot you could already do with what you've got!

george bowles wrote:

this is awesome, maybe make the beat kick a little harder but it also has a nice ambient feel to it in this mix, cool stuff. i need to rap more too.

Thanks bro!  Yeah, I think I am inclined to agree about making the beat kick harder.  I might investigate that before "officially" releasing this.  RAP IS LIFE, MORE RAPPING PLEASE.

Martiln wrote:

Damn! Love it! Really cool stuff man, and congrats for getting on the mic!

Q-Rosh wrote:

Yeah!!!!!! Completely love this track.
Hope for more Rap and Guitarmusic.

ice smashing wrote:

true shit- never quit!

Thanks WB posse!  Never quit!

March 29, 2016 7:41 pm

Yo dude you're killin it!!! OmFG "Now i'm working for myself and I got fired" I LOVE THIS

March 29, 2016 7:43 pm

Also that beat is totally killer

April 7, 2016 9:17 pm

Straight fire. Sorry, fiyah.

May 20, 2016 6:40 pm
Sam&Janx wrote:

Yo dude you're killin it!!! OmFG "Now i'm working for myself and I got fired" I LOVE THIS

Thanks!  I was actually unsure about that line BUT NOW I AM SURE.

mechlo wrote:

Straight fire. Sorry, fiyah.

Thanks for the correction. smile

December 1, 2016 6:14 am
Tri Angles wrote:

AYE THIS IS REAL SHIT.
keep up the grind!

Sam&Janx wrote:

Yo dude you're killin it!!! OmFG "Now i'm working for myself and I got fired" I LOVE THIS

FYI, in case you didn't hear it, I have a new rap!

http://weeklybeats.com/#/orangedrink/music/the-defender

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