Thursday, January 31, 2008
The beat was made at Sal's mom's house in 2003. Omega Redd layed the first verse & the 3rd verse. Kwin, Sal & Va'Les made addlibs on the introductory part of the beginning of the song.
Kwin MD and Va'Les were line for line on verse 2 but some where in there Omega Redd snuck in a few lines too...So credit Common Ground on verse 2.
The song was recorded in Germantown on Walnut Lane with Kwin's Roland 880 EX and later mixed at APG Studios. The gun shot sound effect was sampled from Wu Tang's 2nd Album, "Wu Tang Forever", the reverse effect was added to make the shot sound as if the bullot came out but then got sucked back into the gun or if you had John Madden instant replay and you rewinded it in. Would have made for a nice music video. The Explosion effect came from a sample in Kwin's secret stash.
Omega Redd's concept of Bison was a metaphor & referance to the cliche MCs who all sound the same flocking together like a heard of Bison...
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
The original song by Dream aka Kameil Madison who's website is found on the S.O.A.z page at www.mckomandoni.com was track # 1 on the "Best of Urban Underground 2002" put out by Garageband Records. The Collector's item series 1st Edition here in THA HOOD/Garageband BBS on Remote explains the original more...
The remix was done in 2003 by Kwin MD & Omega Redd. Omega Redd assisted in the Mix Down process and he was the MC on verse 3. Kwin MD did addlibs to add to the hook and other parts of the Remix. Together Kwin MD & Omega Redd looped a small part of the original beat from the introductory begining part of the song. That was added to the intro part of Kameil's 3rd verse from the original. The remix was recorded at APG Studios on the Roland 880 EX.
The Remix is figured to be track #19 on the upcoming highly anticipated debute album by Common Ground called "Golden Land" which will be restricted to the internet as far as availibilty. It was projected to have 23 songs but after Omega Redd's final say, it got cut down to 21. The track order has not been finalized yet, but the order that is being talked about now has "Shorty Let me Be Remix" by Kameil Madison & Common Ground at #19. This album will be sold execlusively on Sound Click as Download only and also offered for FREE in the Poll at www.mckomandoni.com that is giving out 2 FREE CDs for your vote.
Also let this be known that Kameil Madison does know about the Remix and was sent a copy of this song through e-mail attachments...She has been very active as an Underground artist and was requested for more S.O.A.z collabs and has not responded much about that....
This song also appeared as a Bonus Track on the "Self Owned AllStarz" street CD...
Sunday, January 27, 2008
First the instramental:
Kwin MD made the instramental out of samples he put together & looped...
Most pf these lyrics were originally used on the unreleased album "Double Up Double Down"
and since this was around the time that it was determined that that album was not getting released, Kwin MD used much of the lyrics from various songs on that album and meshed them together for this song.
A great Book: Heart Of Darkness that Kwin Read in Atlanta, Ga while living there in 1998, was turned into a movie and Remixed the setting with similar plot & Charaters called "Apocolyps Now"... Kwin Sampled the movie when Kurts says "They were gonna make me a major for this, and I wasn't in their fuckin' army any more..." in the begining of the song. The sample was slowed down a bit or "screwed"....
The end of the song samples the original first recording of "The Pussy Clinic" with Champain & Kriminal on the end of that song (recorded in 1999 with Splash City in Germantown in all 3 MC's first time at a studio)....Kriminal is from Darby, Pa...
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
"I am" & the original "Judgement Night" have common verses by Kwin MD (written in 1998 in Petersburg) The Atlanta, Ga & Petersburg, Va lyrics written by Kwin MD from 1998-1999 were the reason for his alias: The Dungeon Rapper...Locked up & Court ordered while writing those lyrics in Petersburg with Godfather Geek & in Atlanta with Little Dee....
In May of 1999, Kwin MD was Free & living in Philadelphia.
By 2000, Kwin had moved back to Richmond, Va.
The Summer of 1999 was when Kwin MD and Champain aka New Jack met & went to studios in Germantown (a part of Phila.pa) and West Philly. Kwin MD also recorded music that summer with Godfather Geek and L.E.P.....
In 2002 Champain moved back to his hometown of Jacksonville, Floridia....
To give more about Atlanta, Kwin lived there from August of 1998 until May of 1999...
Little Dee was from Tennessee and that was someone Kwin Rapped with in Atlanta who got a Shout out in the "Step into my Office..." song "Money$"...
"Step into my Office..." and the album "The Prequal...Step into my Office" both were 2 Albums that include many songs by Champain and from this era of time.
Champain came down to Richmond, Va in 2001 ( a short period of time when Champain lived in Philly and Kwin lived in Richmond )...Pain came to record "Decompose". Kwin had acquired the SP 1200 & the Roland 880 EX....Pain & Kwin used those to create some ameture recordings during this visit to Richmond.
When Pain moved back to Florida he was there for a little while & then got incarcerated. When he got incarcerated, the tracks from the original "Judgement Night" were used for the Remix.
Pain & Kwin kept in touch while Pain was locked up. Several letters were sent from Champain to Kwin in Virginia, Kwin to Pain in Jail, Kwin moved back to Philly in November of 2002, Pain sent Kwin mail to Philly, Kwin replied from Philly to the Jacksonville County Jail...About 2 years of Jail time, Pain was freed...He's doing very well now in Florida.
Champain never got a chance to hear this song. His Phone Number got disconnected and he hasn't spoke to Kwin since 2005...Kwin could catch him through calling his Grandmother or his Mother (who still lives in Philly and knows Kwin very well), but Kwin hasn't gone that route to try to contact Champain. The last time they spoke, Pain called Kwin to talk about some studio equipment he had recently bought.....
Now for the Making Of "Judgment Night Remix":
Kwin brought the Roland 880 EX over to Shallow's studio in the Fan District in Richmond, Va in 2002. Shallow ripped the Champain verse & hook off the Roland. Then Shallow tweaked the the speed of Pain's verse on the original to fit the beat for the remix that Shallow made and named the "FLYING CARPET" beat. This was like Chopped & Tweaked to fit the beat. Shallow used samples from movies to add to the "end of the world" vibe. Kwin's verse is a spin off the original "Judgement Night" from the "Prequal" album, "I am" from the "Nutcrackka" album, and "Right Hand Man" from the "Step into my office..." album...
Champain & Kwin went line for line in verse 3 of "Right hand Man", in that line for line verse Champain says: "Me & Kwin be rollin', in that black truck, dollar sign in my eyes, so don't even be surprised..." to end off the song...
In Metaphysik's verse in "I am" he starts the verse saying: "It's a War outside..."
In Kwin MD's verse of the "Judgement Night Remix" he says: "It's still a War Outside..."
"Is this the 'I Am' sequal? No, it's just another Chapter;
with no singin' on the hook, no battle shit, no long lines..."
In Shallow's verse of "I am" he says: "Long Lines waite for my arrival"
In Kwin MD's verse of the "Judgement Night Remix" he says: "Kwin & Pain-Diggody back again,
Pain my Right hand man so Pack it in, corn! Do it Mexican Style: Tomo La Corenta,
Do we own a black truck? No! It's a Rental..."
Tomo La Corenta, I don't know about the spelling, but that's en espanol....In English: I drink the Forty (40)...Translation....
Now look back to that quote: Do it Mexican Style goes back to the "Judgement Night" original where Pain's verse says "Mexican Style, hit south of the Boarder" then look back to Kwin's quote about the Black Truck....The last part of "Right Hand Man" we quoted Pain (above)...Also, the first part of that Champain quote was sampled all over the song "Money$" on "Step into my Office..."
Now on to the 3rd verse of the Remix, a comletely differant outlook on the concept of Judgement Night, Mike Pacino. Mike Pacino's real name is Sean...His wife calls him Sean. But Mike Pacino & Shallow around this time period began putting together a record label (as posted in 2007 here on tha hood/bbs forums on remote)...Mike Pacino also made the beat for "Waite in Line".
Mike Pacino & Espanosa are still together & Making Songs as a group called "Degrees of Realness". Espanosa & Kwin MD never met, but Kwin MD made a few Diss songs about Espanosa over a beef that started with Kwin MD's song with Jess "Oh Kwin MD". PL (Paul Love) met Espanosa. Metaphysik & Espanosa even did a collab. Espanosa & Metaphysik were the main 2 artists that Mike P. & Shallow wanted to promote with the label they were trying to start in 2002....
Before, the label idea. Before the Beef. Before "Oh Kwin MD" was even thought of. Mike P was always a guy who showed up in places like where Kwin MD mastered "Step into my Office..." in downtown Richmond, or at Shallow's studio in the Fan, or after that when Shallow moved to Henrico, Co.
Mike P. was a guy that made beats, he wore glasses, he even had Kwin over to his house a few times to discuss the Label ideas once upon a time....
"Waite in Line" came first, "Judgement Night Remix" came second, the Label idea came 3rd, "Oh Kwin MD" came 4th, Espanosa's Bite of the singer came 5th, Kwin MD challenged him to a freestyle battle, Espanosa Declined, then he fixed his face to talk trash in a e-mail about the neighborhood Kwin lived in Virginia in, Kwin offered a public Cypher again, then Kwin made a diss song or two...
Here's something: Both Espanosa & Mike P. live in Wamsley. Not South Side Richmond. Wamsley, in Chesterfield. That's okay, that's cool. How Espanosa was e-mailing Kwin, about where Kwin was living....It's crazy. It's like Espanosa was living in Harlem & Kwin lived in Beverly Hills....Pathetic. Not to mention, Kwin MD & Espanosa never met as of 1-23-2008....
Mike Pacino did kill it on verse 3 of "Judgement Night remix" though. His verse was so ill, Shallow gave the beat some cuts & reverbed some shit, to give a fade in-airplain-takin off type introductory to Mike P's verse. The 5 star MC flow game with excellant lyrics and flavor is worth 2 thumbs up on Mike P.'s lyrical performance.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Click These Letters to learn about the prequal era.....
When "Assassin's Rain" was originally made, it was the 2nd to last song made before the Prequal Era was ended...It was not released on "Step into my Office..." but it was the 2nd song Kwin Recorded after that album was released. So when the Prequal Era was over, it was remade.
Shallow recorded, mixed, and produced this song and the original. The rain and the fade in (in the begining was his idea). He made the beat on the MPC 3000. Kwin wrote the first verse of this in Petersburg, Virginia in 1998 with GodFather Geek from East Hastings-Lake Edwards Virginia Beach, the Lost Elements. Geek also wrote the chorus/hook lyrics and told Kwin to record this song. Geek and Kwin did go to a studio called 3rd eye studio in Virginia Beach in 2000 before the "Step into my office..." album came out. They didn't record "assassin's rain" then, and they had written so many songs while being held in Petersburg, Va together.
It was 1998, when Geek told Kwin he thought Kwin had the talent as a MC to go for it. Geek was signed to Island Records at the time and he told Kwin that when they get out, they are gonna record together....2 years later they did. In that time frame of 2 years, Kwin was 17 in 1998...Kwin was finishing up time he had to spend (as ordered to) in a residential mental hospital in Peterburg, Va and a Military Type School in Atlanta, Ga...When Kwin got free, he & Geek went to 3rd Eye....The Lost Elements did their thing. Bash, Geek, Golden Child, and Kwin MD.
That time frame of 2 years from 1998-2000 when Geek & Kwin met in Petersburg until they recorded in 3rd Eye Studio in Virginia Beach, Kwin wrote alot of songs....
Most of the lyrics on this song where written either in Petersburg, Va or Atlanta, Ga.
In Atlanta, Kwin was determined to finish songs he started writing with Geek.
Even Kwin's verse in the song "I am" which is one of the songs in the Poll Question at http://www.mckomandoni.com/ where if you listen to both "I am" and "Damn Shame" and vote on the one you like better, we mail you 2 FREE CDs....
That Song "I am" as Metaphysiks on verse 1, Shallow raps on verse 2, and Kwin MD is verse 3.
Kwin's verse on that song was written in Petersburg, Virginia with Geek too....
The original lyrics has "God Father Geek Gives the Final Speech makin Hater's Weep"
This was a verse Kwin put together for a concept called "Judgement Night"...
Of Course before "I am" was recorded, Champain came to Richmond from Philly to record "Decompose". While over Kwin's crib they recorded 2 songs using Kwin's equipment he had at the time (the SP 1200 and the Roland 880 EX)....They did "Bitches" by Champain, beat by Champain aka New Jack, mixed & recorded by Kwin MD and they did the original "Judgement Night" which was the song written with Geek in 1998....
In the Version we are mentioning: Kwin's Verse in this version (written in 1998 in Petersburg)
"Champain gives a good speech, makin all the hater's weep"
The "I am" 3rd verse by Kwin is after Shallow's 2nd verse...So the lyrics go:
"Shallow gives a profettic speech, makin hater's weep"
Of course the original lyrics didn't get recorded with Geek, not like the effort wasn't there, Kwin tried to keep in touch with Geek but Geek was hard to stay in touch with. The original "Judgement Night" featuring Champain aka New Jack was released on the prequal album...That song was okay, but the production value was sub par. Kwin Mixed & recorded it, he was very ameture at mixing and recording then (and still sort of is ameture now)...Champain made that beat too, the credits for both "Bitches" and "Judgement Night" are the same....That song was put on the scraps because of the Sound Quality. This is why "I am" used this verse again....
Also, to finish on the topic that started this, "Assassin's Rain" has Kwin saying these lyrics: "L.E.P. till I die" That's what Lost Elements, Geek's Group called themselves. Geek made Kwin a part of L.E.P. in 1998, in 2000 Kwin met the whole squad...When ever T.I. says T.I.P. Kwin always thinks of L.E. (Lost Elements) saying L.E.P........Of Course Kwin doesn't remember T.I. out in 2000....He was probably out in some capacity back then but it's hard to remember...
Saturday, January 19, 2008
The also have a website too...
Formed in 1996, the Band That Saved the World is determined to present an entertaining, lively show of original music. Blending such influences as rock, funk, soul, and pop, the band delivers a surprising mix of danceable, eclectic tunes that are designed to make you groove. "For years, the Band That Saved the World has been known for providing an extra-fun evening of entertainment, guaranteed. With rump-shaking rhythms, Shaft-era chicken-scratch guitar, horny horns that flitter and buzz like bees and frontman Shannon Savoie's ringmaster theatrics, the Lawrence(KS)-based octet definitely knows how to deliver the live goods." - Geoff Harkness (The Pitch, May 2002). As well as entertaining crowds in club scenes from Boulder to Chicago, the band has frenzied a crowd of 8,000 in Belfort, France, when closing the French International Music Festival in 1999. They have also opened for such established acts as the Moody Blues and Lauryn Hill, as well as Liquid Soul and The Urge. In addition to countless live releases, TBTSTW has made two self-produced, full-length albums. The first, Struggle To Chill, with its hip grooves, thoughtful lyrics, and dreamy music washes called "soups", showed that the band could be both eclectic and accessible. Their most recent release, Changes, shows that this talented young band can go wherever it wishes with ease and sincerity, and illustrates that they can write toe-tapping, hip-shaking melodies that you'll be singing to yourself the next day. Focused on creating new music for a new generation, yet incorporating seamless references to classic styles, TBTSTW is destined to turn more and more ears to what they call "grassroots, funky, American, rock-n-roll."
This is the Website: http://www.tbtstw.com/
Trauma has a Garageband Profile too....
Trauma's music transcends the future of rap music in American culture. Sincere, Florida born lyrics over captivating drama music. While the 808 State is commonly referred to as the bass state, Trauma is representing the third coast with something the world has not been ready for, until now. What some may consider to be hard-core rap music, Trauma music is in actuality, an amalgamation of heart-thumping kick drums blended with live instruments influenced by the the roots of all hip hop; revisiting the blues, gospel, funk, and jazz, this album is truly a musical masterpiece in the making. Poetically, Trauma combines a spellbinding collection of mystifying rhymes and storytelling at it's finest. The long awaited LP 'Traumatized' is scheduled for a 2001 release on the Astro Fonk label. The single, entitled 'when the sun goes down', was co-produced by delta9records, recorded in Atlanta, Georgia and mixed in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Trauma appeared on the 1998, nationally released, 'Southern Invasion' on Stra8 Atcha records, with the track, 'if you don't hustle', followed by several regional releases in Florida. Be sure to request 'when the sun goes down' on all of your favorite hip hop radio stations.
The last Upate to the Garageband Profile was:
Newsletter for fans of trauma music Last post: Dec 13, 2002 (5 years 38 days ago)
SHE ALSO HAS A GARAGEBAND PAGE STILL ACTIVE..
HER LAST UPDATE WAS 12-13-07
CLICK THESE WORDS (TO VIEW HERE PROFILE)
HER Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
HER ALBUM "LIFE LESS ORDINARY" IS OUT NOW FOR $11.99 PLUS SHIPPING.
YOU CAN LISTEN TO THE ALBUM HERE: CLICK THESE WORDS
HER MYSPACE PAGE: CLICK THESE WORDS
Kathy’s unique and real voice is a sultry blend of husky tones honed with a subtle vibrato.
Through her own label Kathy recorded and released her debut five-track enhanced EP and two music videos, and is now looking for interest from the major labels.
Produced by Steve Smith and Anthony Anderson of Trackworks SA, Kathy's sound has been described as "Rhythm and Blues with a rock edge".
Catchy melodies, true-to-life lyrics and Kathy's passionate performance, combined with Trackwork SA's rhythmic and innovative production,will move both your spirit and your feet.
The EP also features the new video of Guilty Roses,which utilises the latest in computer animation technology.
Born in Antigua,Kathy spent most of her childhood in England,and moved to Canada in 1987.
Kathy first painted and wrote poetry. Her poetry turned to lyrics as she became more involved with music.
Kathy has spent the last five years on the road in Switzerland,Asia and Australia fronting Jazz and R&B bands.
Some of Kathy's influences are Ella Fitzgerald, Sara Vaughn, Pearl Jam, Live and the Calypso rhythms she grew up with.
Her goal as an artist is to entertain as well as to raise awareness.
"Hole - Fugitive Heart Mix"
All-time:• #22 in DanceBest ranking:•
Track Of Day: 28TH OF SEPTEMBER, 2003
Here's some of Doc Grip's latest stuff:
This is a site where you can get ringtones of his songs...
"NASTY TALK" BY KWIN MD
FEATURING BODACIOUS & SHALLOW
THA HOOD/BBS ON RENOTE GAVE YOU THE MAKING OF "NASTY TALK" ALREADY
Here it was the 8th edition of the making of series, CLICK THESE RED WORDS TO SEE
THIS SONG IS ON THE "BOILAHMAKER SIPPAH" ALBUM AND THE "BEST OF KWIN MD" ALBUM AS WELL...
DREAM GOES BY KAMEIL MADISON
2003 OMEGA REDD REMIXED THIS SONG, THE REMIX IS AVAILBLE ON THE "S.O.A.z SELF OWNED ALLSTARZ" STREET TAPE FROM 2003....THE SECOND STREET CD MADE BY THE S.O.A.Z, ALSO IT MIGHT GET PUT ON THE "gOLDEN aLBUM" COMING SOON.
THAT "sELF oWNED aLLSTARZ" ALBUM IS AVAILBILE ON THE 2 FREE CDS FOR VOTING OFFER.
DREAM HAS A WEBSITE:
HER BIO IS---
Some things in life just go great together like a piano and keys, a dj and turntables, or Kameil Madison and music. From day one Kameil has always been around music. With her grandmother being a blues singer and her mother being a huge fan of R&B, Kameil had no choice but to fall in love with music.
This Michigan native grew up listening to artists such as Stephanie Mills, Keith Sweat, Anita Baker, Gladys Knight, and many other incredible artists. As a child she fell in love with the music of Janet Jackson, Brandy, Xscape, Aaliyah, and many others. Her family definitely knew that this young child was destined for a career in the music industry.
At the age of 14, she went to a nearby recording studio (House Of Treez), where she met longtime producer and friend, DX The Flex. Although she started out singing she felt that she was finally on the right track. She then took a little time off and began listening to more rap than she usually did. She started listening to artists such as Lil' Kim, Notorious B.I.G., Missy Elliott, and Foxy Brown.
Kameil then started mixing rap into her R&B songs until one day it was more rap and a lot less R&B. She was in love. Rapping was a genre that fit her perfectly. She has the look, the attitude, and definitely the skills.
Kameil has accomplished a lot at the age of 22. With music that has been featured in two "Dove" commercials, Lifetime network's original movie "Sex and a Single Mom", FX network's "The Shield", and The Wayans Brother's film "Whitechicks", Kameil is definitely taking the music industry by storm! Make sure you buy her new album "Today's Special" now!!!
HER WEBSITE IS
http://www.kameilmadison.com/ SO CHECK HER OUT...
"THE PREQUAL" HAS THE ORIGINAL VERSION AND IS INCLUDED IN THE 2 CDS FOR FREE WHEN YOU VOTE DEAL ON WWW.MCKOMANDONI.COM AND THE 2ND (RE-RECORDED VERSION) IS ON THE "BOILAHMAKER SIPPAH" ALBUM....
THE DOWNLOAD VERSION OF THE AUGUST 2007 RELEASE:
"BEST OF KWIN MD (est. '99 son)" DOUBLE DISC ALBUM HAS THE PREQUAL VERSION
for information on the PREQUAL SEE This Link: CLICK THESE RED LETTERS
"The Prequal", "Boilahmaker Sippah", & The Double Disc album: "BEST OF KWIN MD (est. '99 son)" are all availble for the 2 FREE CD offer....
The Download version of "BEST OF KWIN MD (est. '99 son)" has the PREQUAL era version of the song,
The 2 CD's for free version of the is differant then the Download version....of this album.
The "BEST OF KWIN MD (est. '99 son)" song "I Converse" on the CDs we mail out to the voters of our poll at www.mckomandoni.com is just like the "Boilahmaker Sippah" version of "I Converse" it's the re-recorded version made after the PREQUAL ERA Was over.
"Money", "I Converse" and "Assassin's Rain" were remade the same day at Shallow's studio in the Fan District of Richmond. Shallow aka Nvisible Beats does not record from there anymore.
Shallow recorded, mixed, and mastered both versions of all 3 of these songs. All versions were recorded and mixed by Shallow.
The reason why only the Download version (of the "best of Kwin MD") and "Prequal" albums have the older version of this song is to keep it exclusive. Plus it's a collector's item kind of song so you should have to pay for it, the post prequal era of the song is better to give away for free...
The "PREQUAL" VERSION WAS ONLY THE 4TH SONG SHALLOW AND KWIN MD MADE TOGETHER AND WAS RECORDED IN THE WEST END OF RICHMOND, VA.
1ST WAS: "WE CAN'T WHAT" OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE CONDUM SONG"
2ND WAS "MONEY"
3RD WAS "I SEEN ENOUGH"
4TH WAS THE ORIGINAL "I CONVERSE" IN THE YEAR 2000.
THE RE RECORDED VERSION HAS A FEW ELEMENTS TO IT THAT ARE DIFFERANT.
THE ORGINAL VERSION HAS SHALLOW ON VERSE ONE SAYING:
"ROLLIN WITH ONE OF THE COPS"
THE RE RECORDED POST PREQUAL ERA HAS:
KWIN MD DOING THOSE LYRICS HIMSELF "ROLLING WITH ONE OF THE COPS" IS KWIN MD, WITH OUT SHALLOW'S VOICE. ALSO, THE CHORUS OF THIS VERSION HAS MONKS SAMPLES IN THE BACKROUND.
SHALLOW PLAYS THE KEYBOARD TO THE HOOK IN THE ORIGINAL VERSION AND THAT IS WHAT WE USED THE MONKS IN THE RE RECORDED POST PREQUAL VERSION TO GIVE FLAVOR TO THE HOOKS....
He did that in a song he first recorded using this beat called "The Mighty Kwin"...The first beat was the beat later used again on "Fast Pace World"...but the "Mighty Kwin" song (although well recieved and liked by Sal Graci & Va'Les) was not going to be released because Kwin thought it lacked the energy & the production & his own Flow Delivery on that song were not good enough...So when Kwin Decided to scrap the "Mighy Kwin" song, those 2 beats were in the line up of songs that could recorded...
HERE IS THE 16TH EDITION OF THE MAKING OF SERIES:
"FAST PACE WORLD" WAS RECORDED AT APG STUDIOS.
THIS SONG WAS RECORDED, MIXED, AND MASTERED BY KWIN MD
THE BEAT WAS CREATED BY SAL GRACI IN 2003
THE STORY LINE IN THE SONG IS BASED ON A TRUE STORY
THIS IS ONE OF THE FASTEST TEMPO'S KWIN EVER FLOWED ON
Thursday, January 17, 2008
This is kind of like what people call "The Strip".
This song is a story telling song. The first verse is based on a true story from when Kwin and a good friend were out in this area one night. The second verse is also based on a true story and was put in the song to show how crazy life can be some times....
Shallow made the beat. Shallow looped the Hook & did the FX, and mixed the song, and it was at his studio where this was recorded. When listening to the album, after "Ridin', Smokin', & Drinkin" you should adjust your Bass Level higher and lower your trebel for this song because it is mixed extremely differant then that song.
The beat was also made by Shallow aka Nvisible Beats...
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
This one has so much Bass and very Low Treble. So adjustments to your equalizer has to be made. Then the next song has good Bass and average Treble...So you'll be tweakin from # 11 on out....
That's how the "Enter the 36 Chambers" was. You had to tweak the equalizer through out.
This gives the listener an interactive way to listen to the album.
Kwin Made the beat for this song, and he recorded & mixed it down at APG Studios.
This song is the reason why Kwin MD got so pissed off at Espanosa, Kwin got Jes to sing a hook on his song "Oh Kwin MD" a hook she sang wth Kwin's name in it...a few weeks later, Espanosa had Jes sing a hook with his name on it....Biter.....
This song is a parady of cliche Hip Hop...
Shallow made the beat, the original song this beat was made for and recorded with this beat was "Tha Nutcrackka 2" but Kwin wanted to release this song instead of that one. The final verse of this song was a freestyle. The first verse was meant to be recorded for a Common Ground concept but that song never got recorded so, Kwin decided to use it here on this song....
Sunday, January 13, 2008
This song was the last song created in THE PREQUAL ERA....(for more on the Prequal era see earlier posts about the prequal & Step Into My Office...)
In the posts written about the PREQUAL ERA and the POST PREQUAL ERA, you can learn about the language Kwin MD used to use, and the language he doesn't use anymore....
Some of the songs Kwin MD re-recorded to change lyrics were: "Assassin's Rain" & "I Converse"....
"Tha Nutcrackka" only has one word in it that was not in the language he uses now. So after the Prequal Era was recognized and Kwin began to change his vocabulary, so Shallow edited that one word out with a gun shot....The lyrics:
"Slimey Slithering ( edit ) taking out the trash, "
The gun shot replaced the word that Kwin MD decided to edit because it was inappropriate for that word to be a part of lyrics said by Kwin MD....In the Prequal era, that word was used, pressed CDs, copywritten, and published...From this point on ( the post prequal era ), Kwin would never use that word again....
The alarm clock you heard was Kwin's alarm clock.
THE SOUND FX WERE SHALLOW'S SOUND FX....
SHALLOW AKA NVISIBLE BEATS MADE THE BEAT
THIS WAS MIXED DOWN AND RECORDED BY SHALLOW....
KWIN MD WROTE THIS SONG ABOUT DREAMS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF SLEEPING MEDICATION FOR INSAMNIA...
After hearing the right critism by Sal, Redd, & Va'Les; Kwin brought it to MAU studios and recorded it again there. Then brought that version back to APG Studios and added a few extra addlibs there too.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
As mentioned in other earlier posts in 2007, Common Ground is the 3 founding members of the S.O.A.z....Va'Les, Omega Redd, and McKoman Doni.....aka Kwin MD....
Since 2005, Va'Les was the main one making "final say" decisions for the S.O.A.z, but he got incarcerated in the Summer of 2007. Since then, Omega Redd has been making "final say" decisions for the S.O.A.z....
Of course the way things have been working, when any promotions or other things like what song is the next flavor of the month, Kwin MD makes the suggestions, it's up to Omega Redd to approve or veto...As Va'Les used to approve or deny things and sometimes he would say we should ask Redd about that too....
That said, tonight the latest vetos & approvals have been made on the latest suggestion for the S.O.A.z 2008 movement.....
Common Grounds Upcoming and Highly Anticipated Debute Album:
By Va'Les, Omega Redd, and Kwin MD
By: Common Ground
The track order is not official yet,
there are 21 songs approved for this album....before we list that. This album will debute on the internet as download only, and also under the FREE CD FOR YOUR VOTE DEAL.....
The songs that will be on this are:
"Verbs" (a freestyle at APG STUDIOS, by Va'Les, Omega Redd, & Kwin MD)
"I'm a S.O.A." ( a song by Common Ground recorded at 72nd & Linberberg in SWP)
"FREESTYLE" BY COMMON GROUND FEATURING CHOCOLATE DIAMOND
"Vietnam Nights" ( a song recorded at APG STUDIOS)
"Pedals" ( a song recorded at MAU Studios)
"Alwayz Daydreamin REMIX" redone with the Organ at Va'Les's old crib at Germantown when Kwin had his Roland 880 EX, Va'Les and his family added some addlibs, Va'Les played the Organ, the original is a B.I.P. beat by Va'Les, and the Remix adds the new flavor from Blue Moon Studios in Columbus Ohio....
"Damn Shame" ( a song recorded at APG STUDIOS)
"U-Turn" B.I.P. beat by Va'Les production with addlibs by Va'Les's son.
"Bosses" B.I.P. beat by Va'Les
"Death Toll" Omega Redd & Kwin MD (APG STUDIOS)
"G-Town" Va'Les, Fyz, and Kwin MD
"Cream Cheese" Common Ground
"Shorty Let Me Be Remix" Original by Dream, featuring Omega Redd & addlibs by Kwin
FREESTYLE AT MAU STUDIOS FROM SUMMER 2007
"You know, I know" B.I.P. beat by Va'Les & Willy From Philly (Va'Les cousin), lyrics: Kwin MD and Va'Les....
"Splendid" Common Ground
Freestyle at MAU Studios (2 of 3) from summer 2007
"Good Mouring Love" Freestyle (3 of 3) summer '07
FREESTYLE at MAU studios from 2004
"across the map" Willy from Philly and Va'Les beat, samples by Kwin, lyrics by Kwin....freestyle/interlood
"Earth Up in the Air" song by Common Ground (APG STUDIOS)
That is not the track order, but them the 21 songs, some time between now and March this "Golden Land" CD will be availible, the release date will be set and announced soon...
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
She told Kwin She wanted to Rap in the studio with him.
Kwin and her wrote this together at her apartment.
Shallow charged 4 or 5 times the normal amount for this beat.
They took much longer to record this because it was Bo's first time in a studio and she needed to get confertable.
Garageband Records selected this song to appear on their Various Artist Release:
"Best of Urban Underground 2002".
Bo was living with a husband when Kwin last seen her on the west end of Richmond. She is doing well.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Kwin MD had already sold the Roland 880 EX when this was recorded, but with the rights to this beat, Omega Redd came to APG Studios and the 2 of them recorded this.
Kwin mixed it and recorded it. Looking Back Kwin could have done a better job mixing this one down.
Monday, January 7, 2008
Mike Pacino was also Espanosa's partner in a Rap group called Degree's of Realness.
They both, along with Shallow still make music for this group called Degrees of Realness and all 3 of them live in Richmond, Va and are all 3 from Richmond....
Kwin had been single at the time and some what a "Bar Fly", you know, One Night Standing Chicks, but looking for love...
In 2001, this song was a reflection of everything Kwin was feeling at the time...
Friday, January 4, 2008
The 5th making of song in this series is THROW DOWN a song made less then one month after the making of 4th edition. When champain came to Richmond, he heard this beat. Kwin had not purchased the rights from Shallow till that month after the "Decompose" song was recorded at Shallow's Studio.
Unlike Decompose, Shallow was selling the beat for THROW DOWN for that kind of money.
With out giving away it all way, Kwin MD purchased the rights to this Shallow beat for 4 times the amount he purchased the right for decompose's beat by Shallow aka NVISIBLE BEATS.
on the boilahmaker sippah album by KWIN MD aka McKoman Doni the macadocious pimp sippin Koman Don Con-E-YAK WIT E-N-J Erk & JErk.....
Aka: The "Boilahmaker Sippah" album (Click the title for info)
The original Decompose had added a skit from the S.O.A.z album to connect "Decompose" and "Throw Down"
Throw Down Making of the song was the funnest of all time with Shallow.
Kwin MD and Shallow had more fun recording this one then ever before.
There was the vocoder that T Pain & Snoop use in latest hits, but them along with that Roger or whoever that guy was the piano vocoder, Shallow, na Mean, played the keys. Kwin sang:
"Kwin MD is Takin Over Now"
This part of the intro is preceeded by a sample that Kwin Mixed between a Bomb & Jazz....
Then the Flow......
Then the 3rd hook repeats, and then the walkie talkie part:
Shallow handed Kwin Head phone extention cords, Kwin went far away, with a Walkie Takie with the live studio recording his walkie words live to the beat....
Most over the Congress lyrics at the end where written in 1998 in Atlanta where Kwin was living at that time. On that part Kwin Add Libs 2001 because that was the date he recorded it not wrote it. In Atlanta Kwin was 17 and basically Locked Down at a Boarding School that he was court ordered to go to because or 2 VA high schools Kicking him out and Mad trouble in school, but that event happened for the best, Kwin Did turn 18 and find a school in Philly to graduate from....In High School Kwin lived the "Throw Down", but the thing is, the military displine at that school in georgia did bless Kwin with Wisdom, Respect, and Work Ethic.
I believe it helped make Kwin MD the man he is today.
Omega Redd and Va'les did a remix to this song with Kwin in 2003. They also remixed a classic Omega Redd song too called "War Time" around the same time. Those might both get the Making Of Series one day......
When "Throw Down" was made, People loved this song. In Richmond, Va it was playing on 106.5 the beat. PL loved this song. He was mad that Omega Redd and Va'Les did the remix with out him....The remix didn't make it to the Boilahmaker Sippah Album. For both remixes mentioned (like most remixes) the Orginals Are Better....Like How One can be a Eagles fan, right now, admitt it the Patriots are better....Next Year, May Be Differant story, in this case "War Time" & "Throw Down" Originals sound Better then the Remixes....
Man I missed Friday, but it's the WeekEND Can't a playah Boilahmaker Sip, Like a MaC a Docious Pimp for one Day?
I mean One?
How Bout 4?
YOU ARE NOT THE BOSS OF (ME)THE BOSS(MICK DEEZY)
Thursday, January 3, 2008
The Making of this song was a nice backround story itself.
Kwin had been living in Virninia for about a year since moving from Philly in 2000....His 3rd move to VA...
A FULL YEAR FROM THAT MOVE FROM PHILLY TO VIRGINIA CHAMPAIN AND KWIN WERE VERY CLOSE STILL.
Kwin used to drive up to Philly like 3 weekends a month to visit. His Girlfriend still lived there, his peoples, and CHAMPAIN WAS LIVING THERE AT THAT TIME.
When Kwin 1st Collaborated with Shallow in the year 2000, he went to Philly to play the music FOR CHAMPAIN, and CHAMPAIN loved it, he heard "WE CAN'T WHAT", "MONEY", "I SEEN ENOUGH", and "MICROPHONE SOLO".
"Microphone Solo" wasn't new to Pain because Kwin Had Recorded some of those lyrics in 1999 with Splash City (GERMANTOWN) while Pain was in the studio and after words too....The Shallow version of this song and the other Shallow Produced Songs were why Pain was so impressed and felt as though he had to make a trip to Virginia and meet Shallow.
They Drove down from Philly, they recorded many songs and "DECOMPOSE" was one of them.
1 Year or so after this was recorded, CHAMPAIN moved down to his original home town Jacksonville, Fla.
He has been living in Florida ever since. Kwin and Him still keep in touch. He has changed his name to NEW JACK and has a record label affliations.
CHAMPAIN was the main featuring artist on Kwin MD's first album "Step ino my office..." and Is the main featuring artist of "THE PREQUAL...Step into my Office."
Both MCs voices are the hook.
Shallow Recorded, Mixed, and Produced this song.
Mad Flavor Ent. signed Kwin MD and had the rights to this song.
The Contact was void so APG FORX OWNS THE SONG RIGHTS.
Champain in The City of Richmond, with Kwin MD and Shallow aka Nvisible Beats
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Sal Graci made the beat and used it in the agreement he made with Kwin as Payment to Studio Time with Kwin & Mix Down Hours at APG Forx Studios...
Kwin had an orignial idea for this beat. This Interself Production Sal Graci made beat was only about 1 or 2 minutes long, so, rather then loop it to make it fit a typical song format, Kwin thought of Two Ways he could use it....
He first thought he could use it like the 2nd part of "Walkin Thru the Jungle", as a beat change for the 3rd Verse...
He did that in a song he first recorded using this beat called "The Mighty Kwin"...The first beat was the beat later used again on "Fast Pace World"...but the "Mighty Kwin" song (although well recieved and liked by Sal Graci & Va'Les) was not going to be released because Kwin thought it lacked the energy & the production & his own Flow Delivery on that song were not good enough...
So when Kwin Decided to scrap the "Mighy Kwin" song, those 2 beats were in the line up of songs that could recorded...
The Other Way Kwin thought this beat could be used with out Looping it is the way this was recorded. Quick....
The Phone Call was made to Kwin's House Phone & on the Voicemail this song's vocals were layed while Kwin Simultaniously listened to this Sal Graci Beat with One Head Phone on...Then with the Roland 880 EX, the Voicemail was recorded & layed to a track...At APG Studios this was mixed down....
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
This song was made on the Roland 880 EX at APG Forx Studios.
The first time Kwin Recorded a song on this Shallow aka Nvisible Beat was in Richmond Virginia in 2001.
"I Shed Blood" with scratches by Shallow as well.
The lyrics Kwin Did on that were not good enough for releasing in his oppinion and he wanted to do something differantly on this beat.
The Introductory words for the album are slowed down DJ Screw Style, real real slow...
Then The whole Delivery was made in the style that Kwin MD felt when he wrote it.
The second recording was done in 2004....Kwin Layed it & Kwin Mixed it.