#NEWMUSICMONDAYS IS IN FULL SWING!

As an artist I like to challenge myself in different ways. With summer coming to an end I decided my new challenge will be to release a New Song every week until the end of summer consider it my gift to all who believe in my talent. I Love the direction it is taking so far and my newest song is right here below. Thanks to all for listening and being apart of this experience.

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New Music Alert – Infectious & Hard Hitting “Bounce” just in time for Fall

Combine a Beat that features the up and coming rock group “Sir Sly” with an infectious Chorus that is jarring as it is catchy with vocals that add a since of smoothness that escapes today’s often auto-tuned sound.  The result is the song featured below “Bounce” by up and coming group – NorulesinAmerika. Take a listen!

Looking Back – The Crossover Concert

One of the most important aspects of why I create music is my family and friends. I take special pride in not only creating something I can love and appreciate but also doing so while creating moments they can look back on and smile with. Below is in fact one of those moments to look back on and aside from my hype man style promo in the beginning you get to see me performing and enjoying myself with my friends and family. Its one of several shows I did whilst working heavily in the Newark Delaware area it is the Cross Over Concert Enjoy.

Summer Song – Cheerleader

Every once and awhile there comes a song that just fits. It is usually a song that has such appeal and unique qualities that no one can hate it. The latter is true about my endorsed track of the summer “CheerLeader” It’s a Combination of all the things we love in pop music big band sounds, reggae (a la last years smash Rude), catchy lyrics, and lightly auto tuned vocals all that spells for quite an enjoybale music experience that I feel will have you dancing in your car all summer. Dont worry I might be pulling up jamming to this one right next to you. – WB

Fetty Wap – My Way (Racially Insensitive?)

fetty-wap-press-2015-billboard-650-cTake a moment to imagine yourself in a room filled with individuals from diverse ethnic backgrounds. You’re inside of a booming nightclub with music blaring and drinks flowing at a pace far too common in today’s world. You make your way over to the dance floor after hearing the all too familar crooning “Yeahhhh Baby” by New Jersey’s own Fetty Wap the One Eyed boy wonder with a voice and sound unique as it is infectious.

The Song Playing is his newest radio hit” My Way”

All in all its a simple song with a catchy hook that simply continues to carve out Fetty Waps lane of “ignorant R&B” (His words not mine) All is well in fact as the crowd sings along to the song until you reach the 1:17 mark of the track where Fetty sings the lyrics “…How dare that NiggER run his Mouth”

All this happened to me in fact not too long ago and As I sat there with fetty playing I started to wonder if my feelings of discomfort were unfounded or even worth talking about so I decided to take to the web. Let me know Is this just a case of me reading into things or would you like your child Niece or Nephew Singing along to Good Ol’ Fetty? Not just that but is the lyric including Nigger ok in todays music, mainstream or otherwise or should we only be allowed to say nigga? I’m curious. – WB

 

My new song is gaining headway and may get featured on TV!

Things are still being iron’d out but its looking really good instead of me postiing whether it happens or not Id rather just embrace the excitement of this moment and share the song with you. Thank you for your support!

https://soundcloud.com/waldoblack/5am

“No longer Sap da Beat Man?” The Complete Review of W.A.W.A

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There is something to be said for a young man working hard and forging a way from pure grit and tenacity. This is his most recent attempt to cross over from producer to rapper entitled W.A.W.A. (When are we Afraid)  Sap is regarded as one of the few individuals in the Delaware music scene to have “made it”. His production has been heard on airways and inside clubs all over the country and most notably you can listen to one of his latest sounds being the background for Meek Mills New song “Bboy”  (video below)

Yet that’s not why your hear so let’s get into it “The Full Breakdown”

The Good
When your listening to the sounds of this project each track is very cleanly engineered. I love the style in which the vocals are presented consistently throughout the project. Whether it is the more hard-hitting beat of the track “Decisions” or the softer melodic piece of “Last Year” Each flow used fits the styling of the production quite well and the sounds behind them don’t over power.

Also Sap does a good job presenting a sound that isn’t catering to the local tri-state area. A lot of Tri-State rappers tend to mimic stylings of the local area like how Quilly at times may sound a bit like other Philly rappers or how bobby dimes rhyme style tends to lean towards a Shizz Nitty sound. What SAP does here is pave a unique sound that almost completely sets him apart from the local area.

Lastly Sap does a good job in keeping the project 5  tracks there is no better way to set yourself apart from the average everyday rapper than by releasing a EP. Mixtapes are  great but when your trying to set a tone for a market you need to be taken seriously and an EP is a great way to do that. 5 tracks was the right amount of helping to not overwhelm a listener and keep them engaged  enough for a possible album release.

The Bad

We all know every song isn’t for every listener and I’m still not sure who is the target listener for SAP’s brand of music. I feel this release was a “musical soda” that just quite lost its fizz and pop. We are in an instant gratification world where 6 second videos are all the rage and the average attention span of a person is comparable to a goldfish.

With that being said why is it none of these tracks pushed the envelope or reshaped the landscape in any way. I feel SAP took the How to be a rapper handbook and just followed the cookie cutter rhyming styles and flows matched it with some good beats and released it. Aside from “Last year” I also felt like the SAP story  isn’t really explained. Not to mention at some point I felt he was trying to convince the listener his flow was hotter than it really was by constantly using lines reminding the listener your flow is hot I kinda start to question if it really is.

5 Tracks later I didn’t feel like I went on a Musical Journey nor did I feel like my Hood was Represented to its fullest capabilities. It was a good try for an ok rapper and yet a dope producer, but for me the feeling I got from WAWA is that maybe I need to hit a wawa  before another listen through.

The Rating

2.7/out of 5

Elevator Pitch – “Come for the beats. Stay because it wont take that long.”

Hiphop influences

Hardcore rap influences

Consistent rhythmic Patterns

Lack of R&B influences

Lack of Electronica influences

Syncopated beats

Clean dry recording sound

Club rap influences

upbeat lyrics

Lacked in high level Storytelling

Project Focus Not clearly discernible