Name of CD “Musical Origami”
My name is Jake and I live in the almighty Shropshire near a little town called church Stretton, as you can probably tell this may be the last place you would have thought of making hip-hop. I started to rap when I was the tender age of 16 when myself and a friend were board at work on day and decided to make a beat in our lunch break.
The following Sunday we tried to do our very first song, we were called pulse and in between eating allot of crisp banquets and playing on some bullshit computer game where all you do is stroke a cat, we tried to make some music. At this point in time i had never rapped before and my friend (robin) had not made a hip-hop beat before although he did play the piano. Our set up was so basic it was a 4 track tape recorder, a £10 karaoke microphone and a keyboard, but never the less we made some music and some of it turned out to be quite good.
Since then we have been working on solo projects and I have tuned my hand to production, but I will never forget the crisps and music that we made back in the day. I moved to Liverpool to study sound tech for a year and there I met many like minded people and did gigs with other bands and acts, it was a great experience to work with other people and get different ideas and inputs.
Ok now for a rant... What I am trying to achieve is to bring something different to the hip-hop world, because lately hip-hop has gone down the pan, it is full of 50 cents that’s just make bad music and rap about the size of there dick and not about anything that has any substance. I have loved hip-hop for years and years but I just feel that today it is a dying genre, because when anything becomes too popular then it spirals out of control and turns into something that it was never meant to be.
So lets put all the commercial crap to one side and try and take hip-hop to a new place, where that is I don’t know but soon the genre will either change for the better or self destruct. That was a little rant, anyway I hope you enjoy my tunes. Peace.
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