February 4, 2007

Wanted: MC

by Chris Randall

Okay, so I have a couple tracks I need an MC on. Think Roni Size & Reprazent, that sort of thing. To get in on this action, you need the following:

1. A recording (MP3 prefered) I can listen to so I can hear your timing and rhythmic sense.

2. The ability to record your tracks at home or a local studio and send them to me as WAV or AIFF files. Unless you live in or near Mill City, Oregon, this'll have to be a long distance relationship so rudimentary studio chops and a broadband connection are necessary.

3. A complete and utter lack of prima donna bullshit. I will be _heavily_ editing your performance, so if you're one of those "turn up my mic" types, don't even bother.

If all those things are agreeable, hit the contact link above and drop me a line. Conversations about compensation are fine, but if that's your first question, you and I don't have a lot to talk about.



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Feb.04.2007 @ 11:52 PM
What's the tempo?

Feb.04.2007 @ 11:55 PM
You're insane, Chris! You've just released your new album, fucking with the heads of SMG fans. Now you're doing a 180 from that? Are you planning a psychedelic children's polka album, too?

Seriously, I just wish I had the MC skills required to do this. I'd be in there like Vladimir.


Feb.05.2007 @ 12:29 AM
Good luck, the average MC in this neck of the woods hits the Bentley dealership on the way to the studio even if they are the janitor. Fuck Nelly...

Feb.05.2007 @ 12:31 AM
If you're after a 'dnb' style MC (ala reprazent) there are actually one or two right there in Portland. Noah D & his crew there have someone that sounds passable, and there's 1 or 2 guys in Sea-town too. There's a guy here (in Spokane) but he's not reliable enough for me to try to wrangle into this, which is unfortunate because he's one of the few MC's I know of in the northwest who didn't come into MC'ing through hiphop (all hiphop mc's try are just too damn busy and crowded on the mic to fit with anything double the tempo in my experience).


Feb.05.2007 @ 1:36 AM
Hit up diamond dave!

Feb.05.2007 @ 4:00 PM
Chris Randall
"You're insane, Chris! You've just released your new album, fucking with the heads of SMG fans. Now you're doing a 180 from that?"

Whether I'm insane is open to interpretation, of course, but I don't think one has anything to do with the other. This is for my Micronaut stuff, which bears little resemblance to my CR stuff. I never intended to stop doing it.



Feb.05.2007 @ 5:00 PM
Diversity is good. Excellent evolutionary tactic...

Feb.05.2007 @ 5:19 PM
Chris Randall
It's either that or release the same record for 25 years like Tom Petty or some other sorry-assed shit.



Feb.05.2007 @ 10:54 PM
now now, there's really no need to bring TP into this.
i don't entirely share your opinion (though i catch your drift), but i think it's an challenge in itself to be able to stay in the same game, same ring, your whole career. something i could never do.

plenty of people have released the "same" sorry ass shit for a lifetime and their shit has been excellent.
but those people must be out their minds.
i guess most of us ain't them.

All evolution in thought and conduct must at first appear as heresy and misconduct.


Feb.05.2007 @ 11:20 PM
That may be true from an income & 'music scene' business perspective, but Chris does have a point from an artistic perspective. The hardest thing (imo) for a 'successful' artist to do is to go beyond what made them successful and try new things. Risk obscurity and alienating the fans you finally found?


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