Rap Beats Upon Rap Beats
Monster features guest appearances by Bon Iver, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, and Rick Ross. The lyrics are well out-paced by the shocking video, which is replete with dead and dismembered bodies, zombies feasting on the dead, and artists using body parts as props.
Regardless of the imagery on the video, West’s album, which was released late in the year, has received extraordinary critical acclaim, and is considered to be one of the best albums of 2010, regardless of genre. In terms of rap music, the album has outdone Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, Big Boi’s 2010 critical heavy hitter prior to West’s release.
How big of a role does Monster play in the critical acclaim for the album? It’s hard to say but clearly the artist is making a statement with the video that the lyrics don’t already make. Monster is a collaborative effort among rappers who want to find out who’s the best, dead or alive.
It’s a great question and one that might just still be open. There are a lot of talented new rappers out there who have yet to hit the big scene. Plenty of interesting work is being done by rappers who are just defining themselves as artists and performers. If you fall into this category, one of the tools you need to know about is Sonic Producer.
Sonic Producer is a great software package available for either the Mac or PC that can help you mix up your best rap beats. You’ll get thousands of royalty-free samples to work with and video tutorials that will show you how to make a beat that people can’t get enough of.
Sonic Producer is a great way to start out. You get professional sounding recordings that you mix yourself. You don’t need any additional equipment because Sonic Producer gives you everything you need, and you can export your best rap beats to MP3. Give them to your friends, share them or get them into the club scene through your favorite DJ. Download your copy of Sonic Producer today and get to work on your music career in 2011!
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