You can hear the "shared struggles" talked about in the Johnson reading. You recognize the voice as it commands attention with provocative lyrics over the flavorful track. All while the nice ass brass yes, I meant brass not bass. His new CD, Upside of Struggle, is series of hip hop tracks inspired by his roots; specifically southern California culture and the music that influenced his youth—from west coast funk, soul, and classic hip hop, to traditional Latin music. The Scratching, the trumpet, Harmonica, and the lyrics?
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Plus, the mariachi ensemble and dj scratching made the perfect combination for that original sound that Tthe is known for! We can also think about how these different sounds relate to the creator of this track. I really have to give it up to kemo for this album!
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This is only a reminder of why we have so much love and respect for the legend in this game. He moves the listener through moods, harmoniously encapsulating contradiction, antagonism and the co-existence of good, even during bad kemk, all with mind bending ease. I am wondering how this music would find itself situated in different spaces because of the different identities it is claiming.
Finding the positive to growing up sin feria make it easy to relate. The beat is so damn catchy but the chorus speaks nothing but the truth.
Especially those who grew up in the east side, know exactly what it was like back in the day. The introduction reminds me of a radio introduction which for me calls back to the reading on how Latino communities used the radio as a form of expression while maintaining anonymity. You must log in to post a comment.
It almost feels like strugglle to someone else's memories, some of which make sense to me because of shared experiences and some of which particularly when it lapses into Spanish are inaccessible.
Kemos genius is just too hard to even get close to! At first, it was difficult to follow along with the frequent changes in the style of the music, the mixing of instruments that are not traditionally seen to be paired together. Through this juxtaposition of music it provides a different experience for listeners.
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Then you hear the smooth-yet-powerful baritone vocals deliver with a distinctive tone. The Scratching, the trumpet, Harmonica, and the lyrics? Is this music masculine or feminine?
The sound was a breath of fresh air in a stale rap scene, and opened a new upsied doorway into which many other Latin hip hop acts would follow. Fredy Garcia Posted by: Your current browser isn't compatible with SoundCloud.
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I think the amalgamation of different musical genres and styles in Kemo's mix not only exemplifies the influence of music across time and space but also expresses and reveals his history, his struggles, and attempts to re claim visibility. Vibe out to some bad ass lyrics and instrumentals?
It is simply a breath of fresh air. Sharing that his past experiences shaped his music, transitions into multiple blacican influences sort of like a juke box that is mixing multiple musical icons, i. I think this almost relates to the Johnson reading this week. Then it becomes clear as that is the intent of the music. We are used to a consistent flow in our music one with limited interruptions. I like his interesting blend of musical styles, while he talks about his upbringing through the music.
It's interesting how they use it, nancy sinatra, jam-rock, bright lights, just short, second-long clips of each.
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This soundtrack almost tells a story as the artist narrates in some part of the piece and shows that blending and mixing through the use of different genre and style of music in every song. The quick nina simone overlap reminded me of my childhood best friend and her mother's apartment.
Thf new CD, Upside of Struggle, is series of hip hop tracks inspired by his roots; specifically southern California culture and the music that influenced his youth—from west coast funk, soul, and classic hip hop, to traditional Latin music. As the gendering in Prof Kheshti's work suggests, I would say it is masculine as the singer has control of what instruments are played.
The eclectic assortment of musical genres reflects Kemo's mixed upbringing and the multitude of musical influences and non-musical experiences he is shaped by.