Thursday, January 6, 2011

OPEN MIC KNIGHT


Maaaaaaaaaaaaan... Where do I start with this 1? This is 1 of a couple projects i put 2gether a long time ago. Probably about a good 10-11 YEARS AGO. This was back when I wanted 2 be am EMCEE when I grew up(as you can hear from the rappity rap kragenoff. I considered myself an MC back then. The beats were kinda secondary. I would put these kind of projects together and go around to open mics to perform and try to sell a few cd's. Specifically THE REVOLUTIONARY CAFE!!!!!!!(brrrrrrrrap!!!!) Central Avenue, Capitol Heights MD Wuddup!!!!! PG County!!!! Shout out to my Manz Bruce Odams for throwin those open mics back then. I remember right after the open mic cleared out they would have the exotic dancers KRAGENOFF! (hood ish.)

I met alot of artists that would eventually become the LOWBUDGET CREW at that open mic. (theres a skit with me talkin to Cy Young briefly...) I actually went up to the open mic with my mini disk recorder 1 nite ...thats where those live pieces in between a few songs come from. Its a couple cats in my own crew that have never heard these joints. I kinda cringe when I hear sum of my old stuff. I sound young as a mug on a few of these...haha. This was when I had an Akai S20 sampler, a Yamaha 4track digital recorder, a hand held mic I had bought from BEST BUY, a lil rack mount effects processor, a philips cd burner, a gemini(belt drive) turntable and sum house speakers. (once I got sum type of "real" recording equipment it was a wrap!!) You cant understand how HYPE I was once I got this equipment!!!!(shout out to MUSICIANS FRIEND CATALOG!) Big ups to EARLY REED too!!

Its crazy to hear how I was structuring songs and stringing them together in the form of an actual album. I was on it back then sun!

11 comments:

hillprop97 said...

Ha haaaa, yeah I remember the revolutionary cafe in the Hamton Mall parking lot. That building was so many randomly different things. I think it started out a Bobs Big Boys and now its a Long John Silver/AW?.LoL...But this is dope kev. I see you hadn't really gotten crazy with the basslines yet, but I definitely see the progression. Thanks for this and the frequent updates.

WINDMILL REEL PRODUCTIONS (Solograph) said...

You cringe when you hear some of your old stuff . . I feel ya, I'm rock'n wid it tho! NICE!

monroe said...

as soon as i saw the title i thought this was somehow going to be about Hassaan, ha ha ha.

Anonymous said...

Kev B plis come to Chile!
we are a thousands fans men!

Pd. open mic knight is dope! tremendous, pure flow

DJStylus said...

2011 kragenoff. Let's get that Gifted Misfit poppin'.

Brian said...

that tighter than frog ass....that open mic knight..is tighter than frog ass

destined2win said...

WOW! Thank you for, once again, blessing my ears with your music and making my life beautiful!

Alex said...

F@ckin great album.
It's all quality from you Kev.

JTW said...

Capitol Heights Niiice! Maaan aint been near there since high school near Central Ave

J Beta said...

...funny. I think "Rap Convention" is one of the best tracks you've ever made...so glad you got on.

Anonymous said...

Imma go stand by the exit... hahaha classic album still, loving the structure of these tracks maaaan!!! Peace!!!

MaxC.

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