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6/15/2006

RAVENIS PRIME -    It's hard being Ravenis Prime!!! In between recording two to three songs a day and filming a reality based series 24/7 about his life. Try juggling being a family man and an unsigned artist trying to make a way where there isn't one you'll soon understand. Take one listen to "The Hard Way" and youll feel the struggle that bleeds out of the the man... the myth... the legend "Ravenis Prime".

In his music you'll find a bit of Inspiration..Aspiration..Bold statements and In-Your-Face Reality. Its a gutsy not perfect piece of art!! His "therapy" is about to be unleashed on the world in the form of his debut album "The Greatest Story Never Told". It may be considered a bit of a left turn from his previous work but it is still the same relentless music that takes immediate assault on the senses.This album is about a man destroying and rebuilding and wringing loose from years and years of shackles society has tried  (and failed ) to put on him.

This is just the beginnning !!! 

This is Genesis!!!!

 

Welcome to Ravenhood 
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Weighted Rating: [16 Votes, 2.95 Stars]
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dronjom [1/12/2018 8:30:59 AM EST]
Score: +0
God bless you. You matter. Happy New Year.
kashworth [8/12/2006 12:06:23 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Now thats rap.......

I'm cool with this...... It real!!!!!!!! Not fake........
KeavesSharpy [6/29/2006 5:49:11 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
as far as i'm concerned, when reviewing hip hop i care about 3 things, and 3 things only:
1: the beats. do I like? yeah I like. The kiddy voice don't work. just takes away from it. But the beat is quality. And the flows for the hook and verses take advantage of it.
2: the actual vocalist. Is he talented and a lyrical acrobat? Well, yes. the style is straight up hip hop so there's nothing specifically unique here but he's skilled.
3: Lyrics. Are they intelligent? Do i see images that I wouldn't have before? Does it make me think, or even better, enlighten? Here, I just don't know. I haven't heard enough Ravenis to make out stuff i've never heard, and the production makes it hard to make out a lot of it anyway. No opinion here.

Backwater [6/28/2006 1:13:11 PM EST]
Score: +0
bleh. sounds unoriginal and boring.
mistaeyeball [6/26/2006 9:54:21 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2.5 stars
I gotta agree, when it comes to hip hop I tend to think, to a degree less is more. Deep bass, thick beats, nice flows... nothing else needed. Too much going on there.
phresh1031 [6/22/2006 2:40:07 PM EST]
Score: +0
I've relistened to this - and I'd like to say that this song deserves better than I originally gave it. Furthermore, the flow is stronger than I gave you credit for. I'll be interested to hear the next song you post.
phresh1031 [6/22/2006 11:38:11 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2.5 stars
It is pretty good, but the flow isn't solid. I'd have to agree with Buyer w/r/t the "yo" comment. I understand this was for long time fans - but why post it here where it is going to be voted on instead of just making available via a website or something? Anyways, that isn't to say I dislike it - you show a lot of promise and I can see better tracks to come.
crackerjackson [6/20/2006 1:08:07 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Firstly, the flow and delivery in this is really nice. Good punches, and you can tell you are definitely a battle rapper. Production sounds good, if a bit middle-of-the-road.... the beat is nice and open enough to let the vox breathe, which I like a lot.

Can't really fault this. Very well done. I will respectfully disagree with the assertion that it always matters who's bigger or badder in hip-hop. In battle rap it certainly is, but there are artists trying to steer away from such a macho representation of the artform aside from battling. Both approaches are valid in my opinion...

I'm gonna say I liked this more than anything I've listened to on this site yet. Keep em comin.
ravenis (song submitter) [6/20/2006 12:12:56 AM EST]
Score: +0
as with most hiphop its a metephore imma bust u in the head with the music if that helps and even the gun talk is ment for you to feel the impact but i wouldnt expect you to have gotten that without knowledge to how hiphop started and evolved it started with people rapping about whatever was going around them at that time,then evolved into almost a battle for who was the best at it so making your self appear larger than life with obsurd references was a way to one up the other person you see hiphop is not like other genres of music in that it does matter whos bigger, better and more clever so if some one says im gonna drop a bomb on you obviously they dont mean it literally i mean how many people are walking around with bombs?not many but that is the effect you would want your oponent to feel by your rhymes and i come from that school of hiphop im a battle rapper at heart with skills to do other types of rap music and as far as being able to follow the lyrics if your not quick enough to grab them then it may not be for you i would suggest starting with my first rap song or something maby some will smith but thousands of people seem to follow me just fine.so in answer to your question no i dont mean im gonna actually bust someone in the head but lyrically i think obviously you were just busted in the head so the intent the song was meant to have was just met thank you again
TheBuyer [6/19/2006 10:27:55 PM EST]
Score: +0
Sorry, disregard that. Seriously though, what's the song about?
qualcomm [6/19/2006 10:26:33 PM EST]
Score: +0
all right, buyer, let's tone down the whatever.
TheBuyer [6/19/2006 10:19:01 PM EST]
Score: +0
So, what's the song about, actually breaking a head or the other thing? Hey, I was wondering, you ever allegedly kill a guy?
ravenis (song submitter) [6/19/2006 9:45:48 PM EST]
Score: +0
Honestly i respect your comment but the song was meant specificaly for "RAVENIS" fans who have been following my career and growth its not my normal style but alot of people wanted to here a more commercial song from me so on my new album im doing alot more impresions of what i think hiphop sounds like now for a broader scope of my true style the next song im posting if much more "me" but for now you can go to my myspace page and listen to forever and im sure you'de like that alot more again thank you for the comment. www.myspace.com/ravenis
TheBuyer [6/19/2006 9:25:23 PM EST]
Score: +0
Sorry for not really commenting on this, I'm totally underqualified to even listen to it in a lot of ways, like the intro for example is probably exactly what you were going for but ...i'unno, doesn't all rap start with "yo"? The short version is I don't listen to enough rap to get into the finer points too much.

But in regards to your hook:

I think I follow what's been said, the hook is buried under a pile of choppy flow and gets lost. This means that I don't know if you mean that you'd like to bust my head open from the outside with a hammer/chair or from the inside with an idea or a beat or something. I think probably an idea/beat but either way it should be more clear in the hook and it's not.

Look at it like you're trying to explain a concept to a stupid person who can't really hear you. They're too stupid to remember something for more than fifteen seconds so you have to remind him what you're talking about in as few words as possible so you can get back to your story but they can't hear so you have to say it twice.

Del had Mr. Dobalina, Public Enemy 911 is a joke in your town and Burn Hollywood Burn, those are great hooks because they bring you right back to the point of the song. The constant "badda dadda daaa badda dadda dadda daaa" you've got going on now is boring but you probably already know that and have no idea what to do to it to make it sound better from hearing it for so long. So maybe trash it and start over.

Alternately, slow the whole song down to make some space for what you've already got. If you slow this thing down enough you'll create all kinds of room in between the triplets; I think you're trying to fit too much material into too little space. You're trying to #@&%! this song in the belly button, bring it down a notch.
ravenis (song submitter) [6/19/2006 8:41:19 PM EST]
Score: +0
I just wanted to thank everybody for the comments I appreciate the honesty I will be posting more music and i hope you'll get to see all the sides of RAVENIS!
musictalk [6/19/2006 1:26:17 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2.5 stars
SpaceCadet, if you got those lyrics, you da man.. I could not understand a God Damn thing. other then "bitches" at times... but that is not all that hard to pick out...nor uncommon in Rap.. to be honest.. I liked this one.. could see it somewhere,, not sure where.. but somewhere...
maltice [6/16/2006 2:56:20 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 1.5 stars
I haven't uploaded any songs... hell i don't even know how to play anything and I vote everyday! This song however I found just monotonous.
cuuntry [6/16/2006 12:56:51 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2.5 stars
chorus was catchy. didn't dig the rest so much. it didn't leave me with anything to hold onto.
SpaceCadet [6/15/2006 11:10:16 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
Made we want to dance! But I couldn't repeat any of the lyrics for you - I don't remember them. Actually, don't know if I ever got them in the first place.
Mr. Pink [6/15/2006 10:12:25 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
TheBuyer [6/15/2006 6:20:28 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
On board with this
Will H. Disney [6/15/2006 4:36:53 PM EST]
Score: +0
Me too.
Litcube [6/15/2006 4:36:41 PM EST]
Score: +0
Two. But I've listened to Bling Bling Car at least 35 times.
Mr. Danko [6/15/2006 4:34:48 PM EST]
Score: +0
About 30 seconds like every good A&R man.
Will H. Disney [6/15/2006 4:34:02 PM EST]
Score: +0
Uh, minimum 1.5 tims, I think.
TheBuyer [6/15/2006 4:29:35 PM EST]
Score: +0
quick poll, how many listens are redfizz users giving songs before giving them stars?
Me, at least three.
Will H. Disney [6/15/2006 4:26:12 PM EST]
Score: +0
It's catchy enough, though.
jordanschug [6/15/2006 4:22:28 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
The rapping has an edgy tone, which I like. But I'll have to agree with the others that it all seems a little too cliche, especially the lyrics.
Mr. Danko [6/15/2006 4:16:44 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 1.5 stars
Bring back LowKeed Records
Nick Rivers [6/15/2006 12:29:19 PM EST]
Score: +0
I think you mean, "Ravenises."
TheBuyer [6/15/2006 12:18:15 PM EST]
Score: +0
i think what cobainsaxsolo is saying is that he'd like to less about your pecs and more about your penises and where they've been. you know, like "doing it"?
Cobainsaxsolo [6/15/2006 11:58:35 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2.5 stars
I have a scientific criteria I use when I judge Hip-Hop music. I ask a very simple question: How much will it rattle the body of my Swedish designed and constructed Volvo S40 sedan? While I enjoyed this enough I don't think there was enough bass driving the beat and a fella needs some bass to get the S40 shakin for all the hos down on Fulton. I think the hook gets lost in the rest of the rap. I think you should change up the beat to make it more prominent. It's pretty good, but blends in with the rest of the song.

I don't come off sounding like a smart ass, but the lyrics are also a bit deriviative of every other rapper who wants to bust me in the head and let me know how bad ass he is. I'm not saying you guys aren;t bad asses. I just think rap music needs a shake-up in terms of their material, Rapping from other points of view, injecting a little huumor and irony into the whole affair, somehting along those lines. I mean if you're not getting down and dirty about The Life like Clipse then I don't think its that interesting to hear what anybody has to say about themselves or their machismo, at least not this late in the rap game.
SirenEast [6/15/2006 11:55:44 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
SirenEast [6/15/2006 11:55:38 AM EST]
Score: +0
Definitely the best hip hop RedFizz has had so far. Need more of the this #@&%!. Musically, I dig the transitions between the main rhymes and the chorus. The beats are slick, but it does get a bit old hearing the same beat the entire song. There are a few key mood shifts in the song (e.g., at the chorus and right after), it'd be interesting to change the beats up or at least lace some other layers in.

I'm not trashing your skills, but I'm a little tired of the 'I'm the next great MC, bitches, cocaine, and 9s' #@&%!. I'm not saying there isn't a #@&%!load of money-makin' hip hop like this, but always appreciate when people try to take it to the next level. I mean hell, if you can rhyme cocaine and joking, you can rhyme @#$%! anything.

I'm giving 3 1/2. I think you heads have skills, but I'd like to hear some more unique/personal lyrics.
qualcomm [6/15/2006 10:03:26 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2.5 stars
catchy, though it gets a bit monotonous
Will H. Disney [6/15/2006 9:09:41 AM EST]
Score: +0
So, where do the beats from *this* song come from?
Will H. Disney [6/15/2006 7:56:19 AM EST]
Score: +0
Who is this guy talking to? To me?

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