[acoustic cover] hyfr by drake and lil wayne

This weekend was somewhat productive musically. Probably because there was delicious beer involved. Today’s cover video is Drake and Lil Wayne’s Hell Yeah Fuckin Right (HYFR). Probably the hardest song I’ve done because of Drake’s opening verse which is kinda nuts. Not Busta Rhymes nuts, but more like, when does he breathe in? I’m hoping his production crew is just doing its job properly.

One of my co-workers actually requested a cover of this song. So I was like, “Yeah, no sweat. I got this.” Then I heard the song. Umm…

But it turns out it isn’t that difficult. In fact, the only line I (still) have trouble with is the third one… “Tuition is handled by some random n***a that live in Atlanta”. If you listen to the video, you will notice that I, true to form, royally screw up this line. Oh well, whatevs. Another thing you may notice is that I keep speeding up. I need a metronome or something, damn.

Alright, enough of an intro. Drake is coming to ATX at the end of February. I will not be going, mainly because I will be about 10,000 miles away in India, but probably because tickets would have been ridiculously expensive anyway.

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[acoustic remix] headlines

I recorded this a long time ago but deferred posting it until I got the chance to make one of those mosaic videos where each corner of the video featured me doing something different (guitar, beatbox, trying to sing, etc.). I decided that my iPod Touch was not the optimal video recording device and also that I didn’t want to take the time to make these videos.

So I’m going to go ahead and post this. At some point I may start a new YouTube channel with actual videos and perhaps even originals. This would be after I bought a decent HD video camera, however.

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[acoustic remix] i’m on one

Here’s the first acoustic remix that I’m officially posting to this blog. An acoustic remix is my way of describing a really poorly prepared song where I recorded the rhythm guitar, the vocals, the beat and a lead guitar section on separate channels and pretended that they sounded good together. I’ve got a few up on SoundCloud already, but they are mostly crappy because I was trying to figure out how to use this microphone I bought. They’ll get incrementally better, but don’t expect them to get all that good.

So here goes. This is I’m On One by DJ Khaled featuring Drake, Rick Ross (the boss) and Lil’ Wayne. There are a lot of expletives/profanity in this song so if you don’t like that, don’t listen. I didn’t come up with the lyrics, I just regurgitated them much like a person with a stomach virus regurgitates any food that doesn’t settle nicely. It sounds pretty similar, at the very least.

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