First off, let me apologize for not posting in the last two weeks. Adrian has been ultra busy and hasn’t had much to write about. I myself have been working at the same summer camp from 8-6 every day and end up going to sleep at around 9pm every night. Expect this to change, as I am going to have a bit more free time and have an unbelievable amount of new music to write about.
Second off, thanks so much to everyone that contributed to the Flight of the Conchords contest. The winner, with a paragraph complete with tons of awesome words, is thenicholasm. He actually got the two words I had in mind (hubbub and spelunking), and then some. A very close second place prize goes to popo, with the word Hippopotamomonstrososessiquippadaliaphobia, meaning fear of long words. Both of the winners need to send me their mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org to collect their price. Thanks for participating, and expect more contest coming up.
Third off, the Adorable Mix Part II will be up tommorow, so chill.
Now, to the music.
T.I. is the man. Nobody in the rap game right now can create a more epic song (sit down Timbaland) by incorporating organs, synths, piano, violin and other more unique instruments to create beats that not only rock clubs but also rich white kid’s Lexuses. T.I. has an aura that somehow comes off as though he is part humble and hard-working, and part effortless and laid back. His newest effort, T.I. vs. T.I.P., not only abuses the period, but is a perfect example of his split personality. T.I. is Tip Harris, the humble, smart, thoughtful man from Atlanta while T.I.P. is his alter-ego, the street-savvy, cocky rapper with a well-deserved swagger. Upon listening to the advance of the album, two songs stood out as absolute masterpieces, matching, if not surpassing “What You Know” as the most epic song in rap music today. Check out “Tell ‘Em I Said That” and “Help is Coming”, and then make sure to pick up the album when it drops on July 3rd.
Help on the way. And if Atlantic Records or Arista is reading this, please don’t kill me.