Rock Rock!

Posted by hoodstakidd on September 18th, 2009 filed in trash talk

I’ve always been fascinated by the stories of famous recording artists and their stash of unreleased material, being held inside some secret vault, heavily guarded by ex navy seals and a pack of rabid starved Dobermans who would tear you limb from limb if you ever tried to set foot within ten feet of this impenetrable jewel of mind boggling auditory bliss. Okay, so maybe I embellished a little there but when I hear stories like, “Did you know Prince has this stash of  stuff he has never released that would blow your mind!” and I’m talking not just about Prince but any artist, I’m like, if it’s so great, stop torturing me and let me hear it! I’m a fan of music with a tendency to be completionist, so if I dig an artist and find there is something of theirs I haven’t got, I’ll track it down till I get my grubby digits on it!

Now, I say that not because I think anything I’ve done would ever be in the ranks of something like ‘Stevie Wonders greatest unreleased album masters’ but I found this track that I had specifically thrown together for a compilation that never got released. It’s old. Like about five years. I’ve performed it a little but won’t anymore. I have the kind of personality that tends to want to move on to the next thing all the time. I haven’t even finished this current project and I’m already thinking about the next! But this is so old it’s something I wont go back to. Now, I’m my own worst critic and I could tell you about all the faults I hear when I hear this track and how my emceeing has developed since this, blah, blah, blah. It would bore you. What I can tell you is, I came up with the chorus at the last second as I recorded the verses and it’s been one of those things I was never happy with. I always felt it was weak but it always seemed to do okay at live gigs. When I wrote this track, I just wanted something that would capture a fun party vibe, something that wasn’t telling you how dope I was but something that communicated how much fun it is to rock the mic with a crowd that’s into it! It was put together with the help of my ex-partner-in-crime-but-still-good-bud-who always-has-my-back-even-though-I-tend-to-milk-him-for-favours, Diggz and features the man himself on the decks.

Anyway, it’s a bit of fun and I thought it might make a cool little freebie download(just click on the downward facing arrow on the right hand side of the bar). So here it is! Rock rock!

Keep Rockin’ by Hoodstakidd

One Response to “Rock Rock!”

  1. SLAP618 Says:

    classic hodsta party funk. fresh loop to get the party people bumpin!

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