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xGasPricesx



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New B. Dolan Track - "The Devil is Alive"  Reply with quote  



Since there are like a million places artists have to post new stuff for visibility, and this forum isn't super active so might not be a priority, I figured I'd just throw this up here myself. If the mods want to create an official post though, I won't take offense to this being deleted. Loving the track so far too, had no idea it was a play on a Rick Ross song till I pulled it up in YouTube and saw the related videos, nice touch there.
Post Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:17 pm
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xGasPricesx



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Also, props to the dude who made the video, the typography is on point. I also liked the use of red, white, blue and black text. Not exactly subtle, but neither is the subject material I guess. A+ all around here though, very excited for HoB Volume 3.

Edit: Just going to leave this here as well, in case some people here didn't already know: http://www.drugpolicy.org/drug-facts/cocaine-and-crack-facts
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2010/08/03/data-show-racial-disparity-in-crack-sentencing
Post Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:26 pm
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I like how it might seem like an easy attention grab, but once you listen the message is simple and undeniable.

Yes, great job by whoever put the video together. Same person who did Vonnegut Busy?
Post Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:05 am
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HAWW! Heard this first live and like it so much more now that I can digest it. Excellent.
Post Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:29 pm
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remind wrote:
now that I can digest it.


I like lyric videos.
It helps me digest music better....

Kinda like when you were a kid.. and you'd buy casettes.. and you'd unfold it hoping to find lyrics on the inserts so you could learn the songs faster..
Post Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:10 pm
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all these dope mixtapes from B

but i cant help to think what the new album is cookin up to be
Post Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:44 pm
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Simply incredible. Love the cadence and the lyrics.
Post Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:57 am
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futuristxen



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Loved the song. Hated the video. I found reading pretty much all of the lyrics made it difficult to actually hear Bs flow. Really distracting. Great song though. So on point. And I love Rick Ross.
Post Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:52 pm
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xGasPricesx



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Furturist, I take it you just don't like typography music videos in general then? Or is it just this one that you don't like? Cause I thought this one was particularly well done and complemented the flow and message of the song nicely.
Post Sat Oct 18, 2014 1:10 am
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I thought it was difficult to read and did a poor job of seperating the quotes from rick ross from Dolans words. I think it's a good effect used sparingly. This was just reading. I don't think the typography is self was executed well. Had to search the screen sometimes for the next line which would be over by the time I found it.
Post Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:50 am
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xGasPricesx



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Interesting, I felt the opposite way, I found it to be very easy to follow along and thought it had a nice rhythm to it. This is also coming from someone who struggles sometimes with following along to typography videos, so maybe different people's brains digest them in much different ways. The song is absolutely killer though, the Iran-Contra fiasco is one that I've followed for a long time, and while some parts of the song go a little bit further with accusation than I would, overall I think it does a pretty great job of breaking it all down. It still kills me though that there is still a such a disparity in crack and cocaine sentencing, even though 18:1 is a lot better than 100:1, anything higher than 1:1 is unacceptable to me.
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Plum Puddin' wrote:

Yes.
Post Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:10 pm
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<3
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