Here I go again with the raps. I may have created a monster.. I realize my flow is pretty 1992 (or ’87 for that matter). But what are you gonna do, it’s pretty fun to do actually. We all want to be a rapper at some time or another in life. Rapping is very cool because you focus on the lyrics more than the melody. That also frees you up to do rhythmic stuff with words and use them like a percussive instrument.
Or in my case, just to be silly. Thanks for listening!
June is popping in a little funky. I don’t know where this one came from but I kind of like it. It kind of takes me back to my ‘Dre Days’ producing rap music in Athens, Georgia. It’s funny I never really rapped ever even though I could have. I actually feel kind of confident doing it now. Probably because I can do anything to fill my song a day option and blame it on that. I do seem to inflect a Doctor Dre type style to my raps however. My calling card back in the day was that I always had an upright piano to add to the beat to give it a really signature sound. This is all Korg Triton on this one though.
What a day. I worked on a hilarious rap song for a new cartoon that’s going to be on Fox. My Damn! Show friends are the one’s doing the show and they ask me for some music every now and then, usually when it involves rap beats. I actually got to rap the lyrics today for the demo so that their actor can get an idea.
That’s what inspired “Glass Pack Mufflers”. I’m kind of half rapping this. My rap voice is not my forte which is why I generally refrain from it.
The chorus makes up for my raps because it is the old school funky jam. I got my drums set back up so I figured I better make with the funk. Adair lent some vocals to the mix as well.
The lyrics are about speed demons with loud mufflers and a proclivity to be the annoying guy at the light . I can make fun because I used to be a little like them in my younger days. I’m a gas conserver now because I drive a lot.
Welcome to Chris Cates.com. I'm an old school independent artist with lots of albums, songs, solar panels etc. This site tries to encapsulate what it is I've been doing since I played my first professional gig at 13. I post a song of the day occasionally from my somewhat excessive original song catalogue and I'm constantly recording new material when I'm not building solar farms, trying to play golf or tennis or taking care of my new twin girls.