Final Post

As stressful as this semester has been, I seriously enjoyed this class. I learned how to make digital content that i never knew how to like GIFs for example. I want to save all of the tutorials that the professor posted so that I can continue to work on skills that I didn’t get a chance to try such ass trace loops and animation. I’m not going to nuke my site. I actually want to keep it going and make it a fun “geek’ site for my friends of course and for anyone else who wants to browse it and try to create some what of a digital presence using the site along with social media.  Thank you for a an amazing class everyone!!

Build-a-Song

So my friends and I started a little game where we have to “build the perfect song”. To play you have to pick 3 artists for the song. One rapper for the verses, one singer for the chorus, and a producer for the beat. For example:

a) I pick Aesop Rock to rap the verses.

aesop

Aes is one of the most prominent rappers, if not the king, of underground hip-hop.  He’s known for his use of complex lyrics to the point where you NEED rap genius for just about all of his songs. In 2014, a study by Matt Daniels found that Aesop Rock has the largest vocabulary in Hip-hop, even surpassing Shakespeare and at least 5 members of the Wu-Tang Clan.

 

b) I pick Aaliyah to sing the chorus.

aaliyah

Queen of R&B, Aaliyah was known for her sultry lyrics over a new jack swing rhythm early in her career. And even though she did not write her lyrics, the minute she sang them it would automatically become her song. Unfortunately her life was cut short on August 25, 2001 when her plane crashed in the Bahamas.

 

c) I pick Nujabes as producer.

nujabes

Nujabes was a producer known for creating and mixing hip-hop beats with relaxing jazz instrumentals. His style can be described as down tempo, relaxing, and nostalgic. Nujabes worked with a number of underground conscious rappers in the 2000’s such as Substantial, Pase Rock of Five Deez, and most notably Shing02. Nujabes was also one of the main producers on both of the soundtrack albums for the anime Samurai Champloo. Unfortunately on February 26, 2010 Nujabes died in a traffic accident.

Whats your perfect song?