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Meet The Tracks, Black Power Mixtape by lil guillotine

Here it is, it’s Meet The Tracks, this week’s new track is by emcee dj lil guillotine called the Black Power Mixtape.

This is a set I originally put together a few months before I started rapping for a fundraiser for both the Free The 350 Bail Fund as well as the Madison General Defense Committee local 100. I decided to record it and put it out there since I think it’s really interesting.

I named this track the “Black Power Mixtape by lil guillotine” because 1. it has excerpts from the Black Power Mixtape documentary of Angela Davis‘s speech about the hypocrisy of liberal critiques of self defense in revolutionary movements, that speech is lit if you haven’t heard it you should check it out. In addition to Angela Davis there are speeches and talks and poems on there from many radical Black power revolutionaries.

The tracks starts off with me dropping some freshly written and barely rehearsed rhymes;

“Newly sharp, my blade is cutting

Exremely smart, drop rad hints subtly

Write dope rhymes while puffing steadily

Shred ones and twos just like confetti”

 It then follows with Mutabaruka‘s “Dis Poem,” Davis‘s Black Power Mixtape excerpt, an excerpt from H. Rap Brown‘s (Imam Jamil Al-Amin) 1968 speech to the Black Panthers, an excerpt from Langston Hughes‘ “The Black Verse, 12 Moods for Jazz,” and then it ends with Peter Tosh’s “Equal Rights” which is a dope song because he is all “fuck peace, we want justice” over and over!

This is done while “Brand New Dub” by Roots Manuva plays in the background, followed by Black Star “Definition” instrumental, then Blackalicious‘ “It’s Going Down” instrumental, then Jurassic Five’s “If You Only Knew” instrumental, then Erykah Badu’s “Love of My Life” instrumental followed by Peter Tosh‘s “Equal Right’s” non instrumental, lyrics intact. All the music on the track is hand mixed with my turntables and played from vinyl, some of the radical Black power speeches and excerpts were also on vinyl. It’s not that I am a luddite or an audiophile who will only play analog music sources, I just haven’t gotten around to purchasing the gear for all digital dj’ing yet.

Cheers and happy listening, sharing, following and liking, click here to listen.

 

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News Rap Rap 1!

Check out the newest series by lil guillotine, the News Rap Rap! lil guillotine will provide a synopsis of the weeks current events from a revolutionary anticapitalist hip hop perspective. The news rap rap will actually be well articulated and researched with links in the lyrics provided for folks wishing to learn more about those subjects.

The News Rap Rap 1 by lil guillotine

The first ever News Rap Rap is for the week preceding Wednesday, January 31 2018. Check out the audio here!

And here are the lyrics with links!:

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Chorus:

Rappin the news rap
trappin my views at
App users who clap
we cappin fat cats

Brrruuup ratatatatatat

Rappin the news rap
trappin my views at
App users who clap
we cappin fat cats

Brrruuup ratatatatatat

Verse 1:

Join me now for news we got to
Take in other views can’t watch you
Listen to the crudes they botch truth
makin new recruits de ja vue

I am just listening to all the liberals
They are just chasing and buying the puppet show
They all say russia though russia though russia though
Russia though russia though russia though russia though

FBI McCabe drop out 
orange guy Mueller he oust
Will they try impeach three strikes
Nunes lied these be theatrics

Trump admin sick ice on Ravi Ragbir
Stump their plan mass protest sit down right there
thump baron thick slice of power I hear
Judge sharing the love but crowd deserve cheers

Chorus:

Rappin the news rap
trappin my views at
App users who clap
we cappin fat cats

Brrruuup ratatatatatat

Rappin the news rap
trappin my views at
App users who clap
we cappin fat cats

Brrruuup ratatatatatat

Verse 2:

Democrats Other cats shitting on dreamers
Then there’s cops fatal caps 3.5 per day
prisoner folks said don’t freeze Rashid winners
Supremacists nazi chaps on the rise new prey

Spencer is coming to town
white rich boy is such a clown
His friends be race cleansing down
March fifth in Lansing big crowd

also in Detroit Unite Right
Macho racist boys nightlites
March forth on March 4
fight anti semites
Killed heather Heyer
lets choke their necks tight

Just joking but I got angle right
Self defense I’m taught is alright
Genocide all up on on their minds
its more kind to severe their spines yea

Bye mistake if I miss
Y PG in Afrin
My Ire for Turkey when
they ISIS aligning

Chorus:

Rappin the news rap
trappin my views at
App users who clap
we cappin fat cats

Brrruuup ratatatatatat

Rappin the news rap
trappin my views at
App users who clap
we cappin fat cats

Brrruuup ratatatatatat

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WHEW! That was a lot of links! Enjoy!

Meet The Tracks

Meet The Tracks; Anarchist Guns

Stop using corn starch to clean your barrels, because, it’s time for;

lil guillotine, Meet The Tracks

Anarchist Guns

This one is about my latest track, Anarchist Guns. The song is about Anarchist guns. But that ain’t it. On this track I have been doing some experimenting with different ways to master the final track. After I mixed the instrumentals and vocals I proceeded to bounce the song down to just four audio wav files, one for the bass, one for the drums, one for the melody/harmony and one for the vocals. Then I opened those in a single project in my Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) and proceeded to mix them down once again. After getting the stem tracks mixed the way I liked them I experimented with different types of compression and limiting schemes through analog sound processors until I found the instrumental and vocal track sounds that I wanted. I then took those mastered instrumental and vocal track and ran them through analog sound equipment again, this time together to come up with the final product. I hope that the sound quality is noticeably different than my first track because I didn’t know half of what I did then about mixing and mastering then I do now. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

This song is about guns and stuff, like guillotines and killing oppressors and stuff. Just to clarify and as a disclaimer, I don’t condone or promote the violence that cops commit on us in any way shape or form, nor do I recognize it as anything other than the violence that this capitalist class society is predicated upon and that it cannot exist without, nor do I think cops should exist. If data is a factor, the cops are useless and break more laws (if you give a shit about repressive oppressive oligarchs’ “laws”) and bring more unnecessary avoidable violence, brutality and racist serial killings to US Americans (America is more than just the US) than if they simply didn’t exist at all. Useless tools. So you know, #FTP, organize for abolition, fuck the racist violence.

Listen to my new track here and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

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Meet The Tracks; Abolition Number 9

Don’t gaze in to the nines because it’s time for,

lil guillotine, Meet The Tracks

Abolition Number 9 is my latest track, this track was the second version of the Abolition Song that I wrote, so I decided to pay homage to the beatles by adding “Number 9” like the Beatles did on their alternative version of “Revolution.”

I originally got in to writing raps specifically for the purpose of pushing abolitionist politics. I have been involved in an abolitionist bail fund in Madison Wisconsin, the Free The 350 Bail Fund, over the last year and it inspired me to create anti prison, anti police, anti capitalist art.

What a scathing critique of liberal white progressives I give in this song! I think it’s kind of brutal, the way I call all those possible allies and possible future comrades to the struggle out in the song, but I don’t give a shit. I am not convinced that the way we move the struggle against capitalism forward is by appealing to the center, who will appeal to the radicals who are in the center or who have not yet found folks to organize with?

I am against the existence of prisons and police and think they are nothing but tools of the oppressor that are equivalent to the continuation of modern slavery. You should too. That is what inspired these lyrics. Also, there is this cop here in Madison named Matt Kenney, Matt Kenney is a racist serial killer who has killed multiple people in psychiatric need, one a Black youth, Tony Robinson. The Madison Police Department keeps promoting and giving medals too him when he kills people. It’s almost as if they like their officers murdering Black folks and folks in need! JUST KIDDING THE CENTRAL ROLE OF COPS IS TO BRUTALIZE AND KILL, OF COURSE MPD LIKES IT!!! He currently trains new officers (how to kill Black youth), and is the head of the mounted repressive tools of the bourgeoisie, pigs on horses. So yea, mos def fuck the police.

Cheers,

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Meet The Tracks; Spiffy Crimes

Hey y’all, lil guillotine here. This is a series where I talk about the tracks I released, how I made them, obstacles, learning experiences, etc.

lil guillotine, Meet The Tracks

Spiffy Crimes was the first track that I released. The production value, mixing, composition, mastering etc. is severely lacking, but that’s okay because my goal is to keep improving my skills as I go. Right now my goal is to release a track every week and that affords me ample opportunity to work on all aspects of hip hop music production.

I am inspired and excited by the communal possibilities of learning music production, there are many folks in the community who could use help to get their art out into social spaces to be consumed. Music production requires special spaces and equipment, my ultimate goal, in a communist fashion, is to be able to organize community spaces where musicians, bad (or good) but not boujee, of all economic backgrounds have access to the necessary resources for art creation.

Spiffy crimes is a song that I wrote about robbing 50 crowns from monarchs. I go in to the Derry colonial resistance movement a little in the song and take scathing shots at those who are “responsible for the consuming of bitumen,” or filthy Tar Sands as some may know it.

The song is controversial, I wouldn’t have released it if it wasn’t, because I talk about violence and self defense a lot. The liberal white lilly tight button downs will be quick to jerk their knee whilst proclaiming “violence is never right.” They will then turn their torso and sign their name off on more unnecessary uber violent police to roam our communities armed to the teeth, with licenses to kill, minds full of status quo white supremacist, nationalist (patriotism is nationalism in disguise), racist propaganda we call white US American civil society. They will turn and they will vote for one of the two parties and talk about how there was no other alternative when our imperialist forces and our economic terrorism slaughters countless babies. They say its sad… But what can you do! Then they keep voting for those baby slaughterers. Fuck they opinion.

Thanks for listening y’all!

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Irish Hip-Hop Music is Now Socially Acceptable- Gagan Chopra

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Irish Hip-Hop  is finally being acceptable in Irish societies and all of Ireland. As the elders say, “better late than never.” The demand for contemporary music has become adequate within the last decade.  I think it’s fair to say the Irish hip-hop music  scene has been laying dormant in the capital city and elsewhere for the last decade or more with it’s bare amounts of accessibility, quality, and originality. In other words, Ireland is well aware there is an underground scene with emcee’s that built upon their skills over the years and those who weathered that very cold storm, those that still rap today, are putting out strong material with a great sense of maturity and direction. I feel Irish Hip-Hop  music is now socially accepted more than ever.

The Irish rap scene had it’s moments of glory at the beginning, such as the birth of a group of Irish…

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