Posts Tagged ‘hip hop’

Pbfl Dear Death

Give me death, for life is lonely

Give me death, one reason only

To put strings and chords to heart

And destroy my pain with art.

With no death we lay as lame,

Love is useless, so is pain.

With no death no life is needed

We will die, do you believe it?

Death is humble and discrete

Death is honest and distinct

Death is coming not to end,

Death is now my dearest friend.

Dear Death Behind

Death is silent when it screams,

We all see it in our dreams,

We don’t see it while awake,

Changes we don’t like to make.

Death is soft as children’s touch,

In her palms we see our stains,

While our tears are falling down

From the egos in our names.

Dearest death, you are my loyal

And my secret push to walk,

You are here to take me further

Far away from earthly park.

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Double “R” stands for many things from luxury vehicles to rap crews. I plan to approach this expression from a different point of view – Reality and Responsibility – connecting it with my line of work.

   My 1st “R” – reality – is a positive one, music never fails to be the perfect advocate of it’s times, the perfect painter, the perfect photographer. Music nowadays exceeds with sexual and superficial content. Nobody fights for a cause, nobody seems to care about the beauty hidden deep into the human soul, all they care about these days is having fun by any means – with no reason, be as easy and as superficial as you can, be as one even though you have totally different approach  angle to life, have sex with as many partners as you can, don’t care about the one next to you, use any argument to get drunk or high, learn and work as little as you can and…you will be happy.

Pbfl Double R Thoughts

   The lyrics became scares too, poor writing is a trend these days, even rappers turned to clichés, simple rhymes with no substance, being lame is the trend we must overcome and I’m afraid we won’t… that’s why I’m writing right now – sadness – nothing solid comes from the music of today. Few names out there stayed loyal to the true principles of art but even they look sad doing it, the feeling of hopeless attempts runs through anyone’s soul who turns on a radio or a TV on a mainstream station.

   Responsibility seems dead and gone so these kids learn to use each other as simple tools, they learn to walk their steps with a mirror in their hands, only carrying about their own personal satisfaction, woman and man will not stand as one in the future, money becomes the main judging criteria in our society, not knowledge, not heart, not graciousness, not bravery, not goals……

   Sadness can not be removed from my spirit; right now I sit and watch the poor constitution of the future society surrounded by a thick mist coming from a virus called “lack of love”. We don’t love each-other anymore, at all, we don’t stop to teach, we don’t reach anymore, we don’t open up, we hide, we deceive, we reduce everything to symbols with no essence and what is worse…is that we don’t even realize the gravity of it.

  My double R is broken, reality is here, you can count on it but the responsibility is dead and gone, just like the man-woman relationship today, reality stands alone, responsibility developed a enormous ego considering itself to important to start from 0 again for the sake of mankind and you know what? Mankind deserves it!! Mankind abandoned itself before music’s responsibility did so – what do we do now? This is how I really feel.

I wrote 8(Perfect) with no other intention but to capture that precise moment when everything is perfect next to your partner, when you feel your love becomes eternal and it has no drawbacks…I wrote exactly what I was feeling in detail from my own life, from my own love story, not thinking about the flow, not thinking about the rest. I got lost in that state of mind and all that fallowed was the chase for the instruments and the sound of it.

It was the most complicated instrumental we ever produced; we argued a lot … me and the Agresiv team back in 2007… I wanted live instruments, they didn’t…so in 2010 I did it in my own way picking the voices for the chorus, the strings, the drums and send it for mastering to Chris Athens(Sterling Sound) maybe one of the most respected names in the industry.

After that it came the video where the job was even more difficult due to the fact that I had a love story and we didn’t know how exactly to present it … so we decided to remain with the “falling in love at 1st sight”…that moment known as being extremely intense, memorable.

The style of the video is short movie, with director and D.O.P. awarded at Cannes Film Festival, professional young actors and full film crew.

  8(Perfect) is a proof of my 100% realness and honesty, I kept nothing hidden, I’ve wrote down my life, my deepest feelings chasing the perfect sound just to capture the emotion that inspired this song.

This track is also a tribute of mine to the old school hip hop love, that vibe of love and respect, that optimistic and direct approach.

This song made me realize I am a happy man.

There is nothing, without God

There is nothing, without pain

There is nothing else but love

In this life, for us, to aim.

To watch or not to watch a TV show where “specialists” are looking for new talents, future artist undiscovered yet, people who are looking for a shot to fame and fortune.

  We didn’t have these kind of shows 30-40-50 years ago and still we had the best artists discovered and signed, most of them leaving behind evergreen classics, works of art, enormous sales, world wide fame without Youtube, satellite radio and so on…

  I watched only one of these shows and then I fallowed the winner’s so called carrier in the music industry…for me it is clear that none of the people “discovered” here will become a great name because none of them is a true artist. Ok, they can have a good selling single or maybe an album due to the industry’s power and promotion plus the wave of popularity after the TV show, but that’s all that it is to it.

To Watch Tv Or Not

  Why do I say that? Well, because a true artist will never bring his creation in front of a jury (to much personality and self confidence), a true artist doesn’t need instant fame, a true artist has an individual race for his message-a unique path, a true artist doesn’t present himself hopeless and weak waiting for some TV show to make him strong, a true artist fights against the main trends of his time, a true artist stands alone, a true artist serves the people not tries to trick them into buying his work, a true artist demands respect for his originality and these contests clearly don’t search for that, a true artist would never betray art and its ways.

  Art is beauty, love, truth, hope and music is maybe even more important than food and friends that’s why you should be looking for true artists not for TV show fame freaks but what’s worse is the fact that they use kids, talented ones, but still kids who are not yet responsible for their actions, they don’t even had the chance to choose singing yet as a career, they are not grown, how many of them will make it? … they have so much work ahead even if they will choose art in the future but still they are just tools for audience…our need to be famous, the vanity hunger, our nobody status, lack of musical knowledge, our weak souls are keys for these kind of TV shows success.

We wish for somebody just like us to become something that we will never have the chance to become just because we don’t know who we are where we stand anymore…we are not all supposed to be famous, do we know what to do with it? Can we handle it? Does it make us better people? Isn’t it just a sickness?

  Ok, a TV show can bring you instant fame but it will never make you an artist so…who do we really want to listen to, famous people or true artists?