E eloquently so evidently 'Cause your beat plus my melody Makes me speak of L. Since they benefit the company though, I have no complaint. Now you know more than anybody out there! It was engrained on me from early on that having a good scratch to a rap song is key, so I took the time to select the samples from various sources. Don't be an asshole troll. The space will invite you inside so you can place your vocals in it. We start exchanging beats for a couple of years and we finally find a good beat in what would become Part4. I will keep you guys posted.
Luv Sic Part 4 2011 Around 2008, we started talking about adding another Part to the Luv Sic series. He had released a tribute beat series for Nujabes, and we met up in Hawaii and became good mates. Due to label circumstances, Part4 did not get released until June 2011, so I released Part5 in December of 2010 with a beat by Jumpster as a free tribute and remix project. This instrumental was sent to me in 2004, already with a title and a concept. As I listed more to Nujabes' beat tape, one song really stood out.
I had no idea who he was or where he came from, I was actually surprised to find out that he was a Japanese guy named Jun Seba, diminutive and shy. Oh how times have changed. When he passed in January 2010, the event led me to write Luv sic Part5. Lovesick like a dog canine sensitivity Developing this new theory of relativity Connecting our souls resting in captivity Positive life sacrifice what it is to me Our history, only a quarter of a century Reality, sitting on the shoulders of our chemistry See ain't no mystery, the colours that we mix will set the mind free Let the blind see beyond harmony! The first half the song was written exclusively about Jeff. The label tracked down the session files. As noted, the song is a simple letter from a 25-year old rapper.
The way Luv Sic is spelled as in the Latin sic, for a misspelled quote symbolizes how it wasn't a straightforward love song, there's a layer of obscured honesty. At the time I wasn't really keen on writing mellow songs, since I was more inclined to the west coast underground freestyle scene. It was a nice release from the task at hand and the vibe inspired me to write what I was feeling towards the world. We recorded the vocals in Kamakura and found scratch samples from Nujabes' vinyl collection. I would be forever grateful to him for that.
Seems we've been living for some time in a purgatory But yo, I thought I knew what a love song sound like But I felt a warmer tune in the sunlight I could still hear it in my room past midnight Gotta move, take a solo cruise in the moonlight Sometimes I do forget, Oh how much we could ease the lives we lead If we learn to let go, the reins that we hold Return to our souls, and the spirit let flow So you see, upon everyday faces there's a million shades to Express definition of grace But the method I choose my prerogative There's so much love in me I got to give. We also went through Nujabes' records to pick out samples and string together a nice sentence for the finale. I cant find the complete lyrics anywhere, so in this post is a full compilation, including some background into the song. Personally, I made it a point to not alter any of the lyrics, as I wanted to preserve the feel of what it would have sounded like had we finished the song then. He was a quiet character, but his sensitive touch matched nicely with the song.
I'm sure that I gave him a hard time about it, as I heard jokingly from his peers, but after a while he sent me a message that he was ready. It's like the God in me saw the Devil in you I wanted to break myself in the worst way when I met you Who would have thought, conversate by the river, celebrate birth, Sit and delivered the lines that would prove to be the seeds of trust Unsigned, yeah but destined to grow with sunshine Self-assigned task piled on the desk of good works, Knowing hardship appreciate the best of both worlds! I used the instrumental for a Faderboard demonstration, with Nujabes' permission but I couldn't reveal the source then. His rhythm is impeccable, we used an a cappella by Jah Earl form my previous Japanese album, among other samples. Shingo and I had this conversation back in July 2010 in Seattle when we recorded Parallel Universe. However, I would convince him that there were many fans worldwide who are fully behind the series concept, and that we shouldn't deprive them from content. In March 2010, we find out about Nujabes passing in February. Onepeace on behalf of Hydeout Productions did a copyright claim on my vid so the ads you see are for them, not me.
Love listening to Nujabes and other similar artists? C'est la vie, as they say L. It was a simple loop, but I instantly knew that we had to finish it. In late 2009, Jeff's family conctacted me that he was bedridden with terminal cancer and he would like to meet me. Luv sic Part 3 It's funny how the music put times in perspective Add a soundtrack to your life and perfect it Whenever you are feeling blue keep walking and we can get far Wherever you are Like a movie that you can't predict Like a book that you can't resist I sing along a song that's oh so sensual bring along a sip to make it all so sexual verbally that is, making love to the music means vibing to the beat at night with the whole city fast asleep, out cold true words seem to rise to the lips, take hold of a poet in me, most powerfully I feel free when the world doesn't owe it to me It's so hard to find a gig that lives up to the billing, trying to find a reason to work, god willing I admit, my thinking is wishful like a star upon a child gazing up to the ceiling how far do we have to stretch the truth to fit the lifestyles borrowed and overdue we can take it all back to the register and start all over from the canister let's break it all down into pieces of bright moments that pass by like a meteorite throw on your favorite reel that's good to go on the analog player watch the people glow sit back to the breeze let the memories flow comedy tragedy all the highs and lows chorus Like your moves that I can't predict Like your look that I can't resist The ting-a-ling feeling was oh so mutual the lingering appeal was so unusual herbally what is, medicine to a lone soul can become poison to some with the whole body fast asleep, out cold true vision seem to come to the eye, take hold of a prophet in me most visibly I see clear when the world doesn't show it to me It's so hard to make sense in a cycle of billing, trying to find a reason to quit and make a killing I admit, our dealing is painful like a star upon a child staring down from the ceiling how far do we have to stretch the picture before pixelating the human texture we can take it all back to the register and start all over from the canister let's save it all up for an ultimate prize homecoming gathering with a big surprise throw on your favorite record that's good to go on the analog table and it's hooked to blow sit back with ease and hear the emcee flow hi hat kick drum all the highs and lows chorus Um, third time's the charm, hopefully when I chime on your door you'd still let me in after all these years the room that you caved in my heart is exactly the same as you left it I realize that you have moved on new styles and cliques like them silent flicks I'm speechless in this golden occasion the beautiful expression on the silver creation this time I'd like to keep in touch I'm a likkle bit wiser, a whole lot tougher if I suffer through another nightmare tonight, we'll chalk it up as another chapter to write, all right? I wanna put my trust in these simple words For you to feel what I'm saying, what you feel like? The video was directed by Kimie Tanaka, shot at the Kamakura studio, and when we finished shooting the last scene, I felt a sense of real peace in the silence. Perhaps we're even closer now after all things considered on this side of the planet, Couldn't pick a better time even if we planned it! He laid down a lot of layers to replace the samples, but the hip hop feel is preserved. Purchase the tracks if you would like higher quality versions of these songs.
His scratching technique and touch is world-class. We had recorded together in Ohio for a Five Deez project, and he was gracious enough to let me have the track. It was a departure from my usual style, but a return to poetry I had written back in high school. It's all timing though, you can't ever plan on it, one day when you look back everything makes sense and scripted. That day, we played each other's music and parted ways. That true love, it turns your world upside down, a feeling that can transform your constitution and render you helpless. This six piece compilation is one of the best musical productions I have ever heard - I rate it on par with Bohemian Rhapsody.
Breathe life into dead space blow away all clouds of doubt New territory we determine to be Everything a safe haven is supposed to be Now it might seem distant but the time is near When our thoughts take off split the atmosphere Pure sound wave travel semi-infinitely Plus I'll see you there utmost definitely 'Cause the beat plus the melody Makes me speak of L. I was living the moment. When I contacted Nujabes about the particular beat, he mentioned that Pase Rock had already taken interest, so I would have to take it up with him. Also, I have a link below with all 6 parts zipped. There is a certain voice that unites the chapters, a character if you will. Nujabes released a lot of records as the head of Hydeout Productions and Guinness Records record shop in the heart of Shibuya. Everything is relative when it's all in the family of man, Understand the time has finally come to realize the great power of 1, All formulas equalize under the Sun, Amen! I wanted to update the takes so we recorded vocals at Nujabes' studio in Kamakura, and mixed and mastered for vinyl at M's Disk in Tokyo.