Fellow viewers, we present to you a track by track analysis of Fecko the Emcee’s RapLogic Ep. Straight from the horse’s mouth – Teck-Zilla that is. Tayo Odutola aka Teck-Zilla produced, mixed and mastered all the tracks on the RapLogic Ep
Huge props to the legendary lyricist Mode9 for the drop.Nothing complex here,I just layered short snippets of various afrobeat and juju songs. Shoutouts to Dr. Victor Uwaifo and Segun Adewale for the inspiration(feel free to dig for the samples yourself..haha..happy digging)
2 Afro rhyme sayer
I had this sitting around for a while as I wasn’t sure what project I was gonna use it on.Initially just had about 8 bars looped and when Feck told me he required a couple more beats to wrap up the project,I just went back to restructure the entire beat.It was a no brainer as I knew Feck wanted that afrocentric stuff but I hadn’t supplied him anything of that nature till now.
This is a beat I did from scratch with no samples except the old school drums on the chorus and the rap vocals at the start. Really didn’t expect it to be used on the project as it kinda deviates from my normal work but it works or better still Fecko made it work
4 Rebel skit
Feck sent me an accapella he did a while back so I had the liberty of matching it to any thing I wanted to.Really had fun doing this as I played around before settling on this beat. Fecko suggested I use vocal snippets from “Hotel Rwanda” to add that dramatic feeling at the end…..The soldiers are here!!!
5 Raw African Poetry feat Synik, The Holstar, Fikrah Teule
One of the early beats I made,around the same time I did “Ill Musketeers”.Still on dat soulful tip. This was also a total surprise to me, I really wasn’t expecting it to turn into a posse cut.crazy how this worked out, 5 people (including myself) in 5 different countries came together and made something meaningful. Strength in numbers baby…pure strength in numbers!!
Y’all should look out for the AfroBeat remix I did..some crazy ill mad rowdy sturvs!!
6 Flow global feat Talonted
One of the first set of beats I gave Fecko when he started working on the project. I was on that soulful, hard drums type mode.I had no inkling that he would feature Talonted on it so that was a surprise for me. Fecko surprised me on this one and the crazy thing was it premiered on Kevin-nottigham‘s blog a few days after I finished mastering it. For those that don’t know Kevinnottigham is like one of the biggest U.S hiphop blogs there is!!!*sheds a tear*..*tissue wipes tears away*..lol.
7 Ill meditation
I wasn’t sure Feck would use this as this was kinda like an experimentation (for me dat is).I didn’t know what angle dude would approach the beat and its kinda refreshing hearing some reggae stylee type thing on the Ep. Breath of fresh air if I do say so myself. The sample? not telling…take a wild guess!!!
Thanks to Jemi Sitanayah for helping me with the mix.
8 RapLogic (Mario Zone Remix)
To be sincere and candid, this was as a result of joblessness. The beat was made during my short trip to Nigeria last year and initially wanted Str8buttah to do something with it but it was kinda half done so no one really paid it any mind. All I did was just use new drum kits and a deep bass line. Like the title suggests,the sample is from Mario Land(Mario zone stage), hardcore Gameboy fans should remember it!. Fecko suggested I utilize scratches on the hook which worked well to keep that hiphop feel as the beat sounds trippy a bit. For the outro I sampled Peter Clarke’s voice..Rraah!!
PS: There is a 2nd remix coming out soon, I guess, I hope..Fecko, ball’s(*pause*) in your court!!
Another accapella Fecko sent. The drum loop is from some afrobeat song.Y’all might recognize it from the Raw African Poetry Afrobeat remix so yeah I said it.
Thanks to every one who supported this project in one way or the other. Do support real hiphop as we strive to give you our heart and soul through the pen and mic. This is not a top ten gimmicky song making project but rather a poetic portrait poignantly painted sonically.
So there you have it, go ahead, download and bask in the everlasting glory!! ok, back to the topic- Thanks and stay sharp!!!
The RapLogic Ep (Downlink link) http://thisisfecko.bandcamp.com
Written by Tayo Odutola (aka Teck-Zilla)
PS: Download and listen to the radio edit versions of Afro Rhyme Sayer and Rap Logic Mario Zone Remix taken off the RapLogic Ep.
Afro RhymeSayer (RadioEdit)
RapLogic Remix (Radio Edit)