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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

R.ichard Oasis - My Degree

R.ichard Oasis with the words, Audio Games on the beat.

Sometimes I find myself laughing at the crazy shit rappers come out with, and I had a smile on my face 30 seconds into this song. It's like an Earl Sweatshirt mixed with Kendrick flow. Really reminds me of Kendrick's "Rigamortis", where he's always rapping 16th notes, but here Oasis is constantly changing where the rhyme and accent falls relative to the beat, which makes it a lot more interesting than Drake's constant end rhymes. Then, like Earl, they aren't really ever exact rhymes he's using, they are always just repetition of vowel sounds. Makes it sound obtuse, which is a good thing. Then, the different rhyme groups (which is what I call all rhymes on the same vowel sound, like cat and bat would be a rhyme group, while walk and talk would be a different one), are all intertwined with each other, like Eminem's form of rhyme linking (how an emcee moves from one rhyme group to the next) on 'Lose Yourself", like I talk about here. Then, R.ichard Oasis extends the rhymes and sentence to never line up with the bar line, making it usually more than 1 bar but less than 2. That's someone I think of like Andre 3k or MF DOOM doing. Damn, Kendrick...Earl Sweatshirt...Eminem...MF DOOM...Andre 3k...kid's in some good company!!! And even though there's not much pacing to his rhymes - a variety of how complex his rhymes are and how many rhymes the rapper is dropping - the flow is so good, so deep, so re-listenable, I don't think it matters.

If you liked this, buy the album at name-your-price here.

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