I played it earlier at Matt's house. It's so good! I got online and beat a few suckas too! Great graphics...great music...great gameplay...simply a joy! If anyone knows where I can find the remixed soundtrack, leave me a comment please!
I was battling a dude online with Blanka and I won by default because he cancelled his connection at the start of the second round! He couldn't stand being beat by Blanka! (Either that or there was a reasonable Xbox error that disrupted his connection. I'll go with the first.)
The boss is Dani (Jensen) and the dog is Ace. Ace is an adorable little H.I.T. (hunter in-training) but until then, she just runs around being cute! There's a video of her barking like a little runt, but you can see that video at http://daniandkeltonjensen.blogspot.com (I was unable to post the video here) but here's a picture to tie you over!
Ever since Kanye West premiered "Love Lockdown" at the VMA's, there has been non-stop bashing on both him and the infamous auto-tune effect. A lot of people have been saying that Kanye West has lost it and no longer cares about music, simply because he switched up his style. What people need to realize is that Kanye West is an artist, and artists, in any medium, evolve. That is, if they are growing artists that want to expand their horizons.
Yeah, the music's a little down and different, but wouldn't you be too if your mother passed away and a few months later your fiance left you?
Don't get it twisted; I really like Kanye West's music and I like him as a musician, but I'm not saying he's my favorite artist or his music is the best or anything. I'm simply trying to shed light on good music and change. He said so himself, this is simply a side project and "Good Ass Job" will come sooner or later.
For the haters; why? Why hate on this music? The hate seems to stem mostly from the hip hop community. If anything, this is HELPING hip hop because more people are attracted to this new sound, therefore intriguing them to check out previous works or similar works. This is partly why I believe only in good music and bad music. Just because the focus isn't on partying and material things, it doesn't deserve attention (not that there's anything wrong with those songs)?
Oh yeah...and AUTO-TUNE. Yeah, it's getting a little out of hand, but Yeezy flipped it his own way. His music doesn't sound like every song on the radio that uses auto-tune, so that's a plus. Auto-tune was invented to fix recording errors, but through the years, musicians were geniuses to think that they could tweak the effect and make themselves become robotic (even if that wasn't the aim). Perhaps musicians do need to lay off the effect, but with the simple 808 drum kit, Yeezy further composed "808s & Heartbreak" to an incredible, sullen theme.
The other day, I was thinking about so many hip hop artists that are still around, still trying to capture attention but are unable to because they are stuck doing what they're used to. There's nothing wrong with that, especially if you're good at it, but sometimes you have to take a big leap to find where you wanna be. With that, MAJOR props to Mr. West. Can't wait for "Good Ass Job" but "808s & Heartbreak" will definitely be in my playlist.
Two definitive (for the artist) albums come out today and both are worth a listen.
"808's & Heartbreak" is Kanye West's fourth album and is considered his experimental project. Trailing off of his school theme (College Dropout, Late Registration, and Graduation), "808's & Heartbreak" finds Yeezy absolutely heartbroken and sullen. Rightfully so; the man's mother passed away and his fiance left him around the same time. Mr. West also picked up auto-tune, an old voice tool that remedied recording errors but was made popular partly by European musicians and T-Pain. The album isn't so sad; there are tracks like "Paranoid" and "Robocop" to lighten the mood a bit. Despite what EVERYBODY says about this album, it's definitely worth a listen. I have a post coming later on my thoughts about this whole "Kanye lost his mind" business but I'll speak on it then. For now, support change and support good music. "808's & Heartbreak" is in stores now!
Don't forget to pick up Ludacris' "Theater of the Mind" as well! Ludacris has been releasing some good albums and some decent ones but he is sure to stun all the doubters and haters with this one. The essence of this album (from a Ludacris' interview) was to show all the people who didn't think he could rap that he could...and he certainly can. "Do the Right Thang", a track featuring Common and produced by 9th Wonder leaked months ago and caught the attention of non-believers. In the track alone, he proved he didn't need hoes, cars and money to make a good song. Many believe this is Ludacris' "Blueprint" album and it may be just that. "Theater of the Mind" includes appearances from T-Pain, Jay-Z, Nas, and many more guests! Even though this album will probably be slept on, DO NOT sleep on this particular album!
My gas tank was completely empty and it cost me $26 to fill it back up! That's the way it should be!
What doesn't make you feel that way is when idiots at McDonald's don't give you sweet & sour sauce that you specifically asked for. Seriously, if you go to the McDonald's on Overland (across from Outback Steakhouse) you can expect your order to get screwed up. This is the third time in a row that this has happened to me and you would think I would have learned my lesson. Next time, I'll be handing out some Tiger Knees to these kids who think they're my future.
I just cut my index finger pretty awfully. The Resident Genius got to witness it all. Despite my finger awkwardly wrapped in a waterproof bandage, I will be able to blog as scheduled. Please forgive me if I make a few rtypos.
Moral of the story? Don't cook. For God's sake, never ever cook for yourself. Just dine out or get some fasrt food. Otherwise you won't be avble to type correctly.
All get well cards may be sent to 8275 W. Overland Rd. Boise, ID 83709. Thank you for your support. Owen; I sanitized the knife.
If you thought V8 Juice was good, wait until you try V8 Fusion! I bought some last night and it's delicious! I got the Strawberry Banana flavor; stuff's amazing. It tastes just like juice, yet you still get proper servings of fruit and vegetables! Step your drink game up!
I finally got to play it in Seattle on a huge monitor! It's so fun to play and is visually stimulating (like an impressionist painting-anyone get that?) I didn't get to enjoy it fully though because it seemed like everyone in Seattle was on the machine! I just wanted to play through arcade mode by myself but I had to keep fighting people, and most of the time I was getting beat! There was one guy who was mean with Dhalsim! It definitely has the feel of the 2-D Street Fighter games though, despite it's new graphics. It is worth your money, even though it costs $1.50 per game. Maybe it's a good thing we don't have it in Boise...I might end up broke! Can't wait for the console versions!
...to our one and only fan (of the Dedicated Servers).
The other day, Matt and I were with him and he said "I was listening to the Dedicated Servers Mixtape..."
That's all. Granted, he was mentioning how he found some humor in one of our lyrics, but it makes me feel great to know that he listens to our music. This kind of stuff inspires me to continue to do what I do.
I'm not gonna say his name, he knows who he is and you guys might know who he is too but here's a special shout out to YOU. Thank you for being "dedicated" since day one!
Whoever yelled at me today when I was working the drive-thru at Starbucks, yes, I heard you. I'll assume it was a burst of joy rather than a choleric shriek. I appreciate the shout out. I hear them often but don't recognize them enough.
Shout out to Syd Lexia and his analyses of pop culture! My man's got some really funny articles on his page. If you're a fan of video games, old movies, cartoons and the like, this website is worth your time. ...on second thought, it's worth everyone's time. (I just realized the image is a little big so here's the link if you can't see the picture: http://sydlexia.com)
I'm feelin' it. Watch out for Ludacris' new album, I think it's gonna be nice. "Theatre of the Mind" is the name, and as the title says, this one features T-Pain. Funny video and good song! I love the creativity and humor that is always present in Luda's videos.
Everyone needs to go out and get two very nice albums today.
Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest returns with "The Renaissance" and gives old hip hop heads (like myself) some nice vibes to jam to. It's been nine years since the Abstract has released anything commercially and it will be interesting to see how he gets down amongst today's hip hop. I've already previewed some of it and it sounds pretty sweet. This album has a lot of chill beats and I got to give it up to Q-Tip; he's well-balanced between beats and rhymes. "The Renaissance" main single is "Gettin' Up" and I've provided the music video for you viewing pleasure. Look for this album when you go out to the stores!
Also, don't forget to get the new "Yancey Boys" album from Illa J. Illa J is best known as being the legendary J Dilla's younger brother, but despite all the comparisons, Illa J shines through on this album with nice rhymes and an abundant amount of singing. The beats are supplied by none other than J Dilla and are very remniscient of Ummah-era beats. This is indeed a really nice album and I guarantee that anybody who was a fan of hip hop around the mid-late 90's era will enjoy this. You can sample the whole album at Illa J's MySpace page (myspace.com/illajmusic). "Yancey Boys" features the single "We Here" along with other classic tracks! Check it out!