5 REASONS TO GET "50-50":
1. Quality and Quantity!!!
"D-ROCK - 50-50" is the new album for 2011. With 20 songs, you get what is essentially a double album in one or a 2-for-1. The title, 50-50, represents half Rap (tracks 1-10) and half Hip-Hop (tracks 11-20). No fillers: I don't believe in filler albums, filler songs, filler chorus/hooks, filler verses, filler bars, filler lines, I don't even believe in filler words!!! Every word, literally every word I say on a beat is important to me as an artist, much like every inch of space on a canvas matters to a painter. I want you to notice something great/cool/dope every time you listen to a song. My lyrics have "Easter Egg" quality meaning a lot of stuff is hidden at first. I know I appreciate lyricists who take their time when writing because you might not get everything right away, but when you do get it...that makes the song even greater.
2. Lyrics, Lyrics, Lyrics...and REWINDABILITY!!!
Here are some of my favorite lyrics and Hip-Hop quotables from my 5 singles and favorite songs from 50-50:
"LYRICAL EXERCISE / HUSTLE ALL DAY / TEETH GRIND ALL NITE //
SO AHEAD OF MY TIME / BEEN HAD 2020 VISION IN HINDSIGHT //
NOT, UNSIGNED HYPE / BUT, EVERY TIME I SPIT //
ITZ AT LEAST '5 MICS' / LIKE I’M STANDING AT A PODIUM //"
BACK 2 MY CRIB:
"Attracted 2 da thickest chick / in da smallest clothin //
She wanna know my intentions / I say u oughtta know em //
2morrow is unknown / I just wanna get 2 know ya //
Next thing u know / 2nite is our moment //"
YUP (U KNOW IT):
"She wanna sex / send a text //
Otherwise, I stick 2 da script that I’m writin //
I’m true 2 my passions / I’m passionate //
Addicted 2 grindin / money, music, and magnums //"
"Tight body, wit some tight pants //
Only fittin, only right when itz time 2 dance //
Now, I don't dance, I just go wit da flow like a paddle //
Got her all black everythang on like a shadow //"
"I’mma 5-alarm blaze / stuntin like I’m John Blaze //
I want attention / front-and-center, frontin da front page //
Gotta listen / when u hear a real nigga on stage //
Spitin flames / Itz easy, like roastin Flava Flav //"
[NOTE: All of these choices were taken from the first verse because it's too hard to choose. YOU CAN READ EVERY LYRIC TO EVERY SONG ON 50-50 WHEN YOU CLICK ON EACH SONG.
3. Bangin' Beats!!!
My nigga Meech is a BEAST with the production. He took my album in a whole new direction and his beats are the reason 50-50 is a complete album. And I aint too bad myself (almost 7,000 views for my song LEGGINGS which I produced on youtube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1TvkRwBi4M
-- not to mention, this beat is meant to be simple and plain so it can sound how leggings look on sexy women -- it's simple and plain but it bangs). My friend Ken and my cousin also brung the heat with the beats. I'll take his FL Studio beats over Lex Luger's. Meech has 9 beats on my album. I have 9 beats on my album. My nigga Trakkmakk has 1 beat. My cuz Flatline has 1 beat. Also, I approach every beat with a different flow inspired by that beat. I might have 3+ flows catered specifically to a beat if it motivates me like that -- so my flow becomes an instrument in itself the way I ride the beat.
4. And more!!!
Features my nigga Thrila who I did a CLASSIC mixtape with called "2K" back again making magic (pause, lol). [Don't 4get, I gave yall "2K" for free, so do me a solid and cop this new CD.] Also Features the beautiful, soulful, and talented Alisha Durrett. I put in hard work, paid for my own recording equipment, paid for mixing and mastering, made my own beats, wrote my own lyrics, performed my own songs, put in hard work from the initial idea to the final artwork. KRS-1 said, "Rap is what you do. Hip-Hop is what you live." I eat, breathe, sleep, and live Hip-Hop every time I hear a beat, every day I wake up, every night I write, and every chance I get!!! Lastly, this is my second album, and I'm at least twice as good. And like I say in the intro, "I'm my own biggest fan...and my worst critic."
5. It's only (FREE)!!!
released 27 November 2011
Prod.: D-ROCK, Meech, Flatline, Trakkmakk.
Perf.: D-ROCK, Thrila, Alisha Durrett.