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More About Me

If you found this website organically, you probably saw me in a popular YouTuber video singing to a beat made with my own voice. That's been my main thing for a while now, and I love doing it. I make weird music all day whether or not I have an audience. When I perform for people, it's usually funny songs. But I like to go all kinds of directions when I'm on my own, or on my stream sometimes.

Besides my weird music, I also like to make people laugh. I like to do funny voices, noises, comedic rambling, and improv. I would love to some day learn to write jokes, because I find humor in almost everything (sometimes to my detriment). I've used my humor in the past to make funny videos, poorly drawn comics, but most of this stuff is no longer online because it doxxes me.

Music Background

I'm somebody who doesn't play any instruments, or have much conventional training in music. I seriously envy people who do. I do have a musical upbringing though. I'm going to actually to attempt to chronicle my musical interest and practice.

My first interest in music is going to sound problematic asf. When I was a toddler, I was obsessed with Michael Jackson. If he was on TV, my parents say I was glued to the screen. This sort of leads into my first interest in creating music - Weird Al Yankovich. I remember seeing his "I'm Fat" music video and was amazed that he changed the lyrics to make his own song. I would often do this myself and eventually started writing my own songs which I wish to God I'd saved because I would totally make them today.

I didn't keep writing my songs down, but I would still find myself adding lyrics to songs I'm listening to. At some point I started harmonizing melodies as well. I always felt like I could hear other parts of songs that weren't really there. I didn't have any music classes or experience back then so as a kid I honestly thought it was some kind of magic. Honestly, now that I understand it I still think it's magic when I see others do it.

Da Rockwilder by Method Man and Redman got me into rap. I never heard flows like that until that song, but I also didn't have a lot of exposure to hip-hop. If I had heard Nas or Jay-Z or literally anything else from Wu-Tang when I was younger my life would've been a lot different. But for some reason it started with Da Rockwilder. I think I was 12 when I first heard this song, and it took me back to the Weird Al days because my first instinct was to create my own rap lyrics over it. I even recorded those lyrics.

My first recording ever was pretty crappy, I just turned the beat up real loud on my stereo and recorded myself on tape. I plugged the headphone jack from the tape recorder into the mic jack on my PC and recorded it as a wav. My lyrics actually got in my friends' heads, they would repeat them randomly when we were hanging out. I started a rhymebook around this time also, but I wasn't really showing off anything else I was writing at the time.

In high school I got into Fruity Loops (now FL Studio) and made beats whenever I could. I started to have a better understanding of music theory just from doing this, noticing that my overlapping melodies and chords shared notes, etc. I wasn't even rapping over these beats, I didn't know how to make multitrack recordings. It wasn't until one of my homies started putting stuff out on Soundclick (yeah, Soundclick, not -cloud) that I learned about Cool Edit Pro. That started a whole era where all my friends wanted to be rappers, and it's the biggest highlight of my youth tbh.

My friends and I would freestyle in each other's garages for hours. We'd meet up, get high, drunk, whatever, have a CD full of instrumentals and just spit. It wasn't even that good, none of us were very good at punchlines or anything. But we were good at rhyming, rhyme schemes, timing, our flows, riding the beat. We had pretty interesting, drama-filled lives for inspiration. The content and the technical stuff was there, the wordplay not so much.

When I got in the military, aside from partying in my off-time I also spent a lot of time making beats. I was using the MPC 2000XL as the time, sampling a lot, listening to a lot of music thinking of how to flip it into something new. Unfortunately, other people into hip-hop around me was pretty scarce. I didn't have a good way to get feedback and the internet still wasn't that great yet for musicians. Wasn't until I got out that I was able to finally get some feedback.

My b-boy homies loved my beats, and they had more of that hip-hop knowledge to actually steer me a bit towards some of the greats for more inspiration. Made some tracks with them but then I just fell-off for a while because of work, college, stress, etc. By the time I got back into making beats, FL Studio looked so different I was pretty intimidated, and I just straight-up forgot the workflow of the MPC.

[To be continued...]

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