*UPDATE* New release date for the album THE CATEGORICAL IMPERATIVE is now JUNE 14TH!!
FREETHINKER 2011: The Robert G. Ingersoll rap by FREETHOUGHT M.C. youtu.be MY IDOL.....This rap is a dedication and is based on Ingersoll's "The vow of Robert G. Ingersoll" & "The Great Infidels" - with a little bit of modern day flair....
I have been laying (really) low the past 10 months, writing new stuff,while losing over 100 pounds (ala BIGGEST LOSER diet).....ready to make some noise,get retro-active with the AIM again.
I just finished a song about my city of Orlando.....video coming soon!!
I'm venturing into a territory that I've never been,musically and as an activist: human trafficking and exploitation of women and children....I've written a few songs regarding the issue for the upcoming album and will be part of an international campaign soon with an unnamed organization, but I'm up to the challange (and criticism).
Just finished recording 3 new songs, 2 just need sample clearances before releasing them...probably will get that mid-week,so I might release them next weekend. One is a rap about Robert G. Ingersoll (based on INGERSOLL VOW & THE GREAT INFIDELS) & the other is my darkest record ever, about spousal & child abuse,with a shocking ending; it's called SNAPPED. Half way to finishing the album....stay tuned!!
Themes for the NEW album include: 1. DON'T CHEAT OR LIE....WITH ANYONE OR ON ANYTHING (TESTS IN SCHOOLS,SHORTCUTS AT WORK,ETC.) 2. TREAT PEOPLE LIKE YOU WANT TO BE TREATED 3. EVERYONE HAS AN OBLIGATION TO DO GOOD BECAUSE HUMANS ARE UNIVERSALLY CONNECTED (LIFE SHOULD'NT BE TAKEN FOR GRANTED)
FREETHOUGHT M.C. "THE CATEGORICAL IMPERATIVE" May 3rd, 2011.....
THE OLD SH*T......
Orlando-based Socio-political hip hop artist and nontheist activist FREETHOUGHT M.C. reinvents himself on his third full-length release, "FREETHINKER: VOLUME ONE"...... LINK TO FULL RELEASE: http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=398088849&blogId=533523028 Read more: http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=398088849&blogId=533523028#ixzz0zuWLGDrg
So, just to let you know that I have not really been posting any recent blogs or doing any frequent communicating over the past 6 weeks or so, and I apologize. But just to give all my friends a quick update (on myspace and soundclick, of course - I just started this page on reverbnation). I will in the studio the next two Saturdays recording 6-8 songs, which should finish the 'humanology' album and then, I'll start to put the finishing touches on it on hope to release it by the 2nd week of september. Just in case you were wonder, I originally was suppose to be releasing a double album but the concept and the sound (underground vs. pop) did'nt seem to mesh. And I'm not saying I'm trying to sell out with this forthcoming recording, I'm just trying new things and a smoother new school hip hop sound (And I'm still unsigned, you know, a record contract would be nice on the wallet!). Anyway, I also have songs set aside to be recorded for the 3rd record, titled," FREETHINKER", which, will include the UU rap, the Wiccan dedication, the eli weisel/ night rap, the yoga rap, the humanist manifesto rap & the anti-priest/ vatican protest rap song. This album is more personal, where as 'humanology' is dealing with modern sociology issues. Man, it torn me up what songs to leave off! Anyway, here is a (tenative) playlist of "MODERN HUMANOLOGY" set for release on Sept. 13th - my birthday! 1. INTRO. 2. THE STATE 2: BELLY OF THE BEAST 3. HIP HOP (IS ON LIFE SUPPORT) - ALBUM VERSION 4. VAMPIRE (LONG VERSION W/ INTRO.) 5. RETURN OF THE INFIDEL 6. UPSIDE DOWN 7. FATHER SONG 8. B.I.T.C.H. (BEAUTIFUL INTELLIGENT TENACIOUS CARING HEROINE) 9. MOTHER SONG 10. MY HUMANOLOGY 11. A CHILD BEHIND THE TRIGGER 12. DON'T LET GO OF HOPE (MIDDLE EAST SONG FOR PEACE) 13. FATHER SONG -09 SUMMER REMIX (FEATURING ERIC CLAPTON) 14. CELEBRATE THE LIFE I would like to have all 14 songs on this album BUT, I am having 2 hold ups: first, I have to wait for a beat/ sample clearance from a producer from london that I am working with and the 2nd is I am trying to get a local r & b female singer to sing a hook for me, but she has been tied up with other projects. If they don't get back to me in a few days, I'll scrap those songs.