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1. (Music, other) (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a person who
speaks or writes rhapsodies
1. (Music, other) Music a composition free in structure and highly
emotional in character
4. Music A usually instrumental composition of irregular form that
often incorporates improvisation
In 2011 I somewhat abandoned the moniker “The Rhapsodist” when I adopted the name Bishop Jackson. I’ve decided to get back into the musical mind frame that I was in eight years ago when I came up with the name that would later become the name of my publishing company (Rhapsodic Music Publishing), and four years ago when I came up with the moniker The Rhapsodist, and what I wanted to do musically through it.
Shortly I will begin working on what I will call my official first project, which will be 90%-100% instrumental, but not a beat tape. No idea when this will be complete as I don’t know to what extent I will take the creativity of the project, but there will be updates on the project here throughout it’s creation process.
“Raw Beats” will still be my beat tape project series. This new project will serve as an official album. Please support both.
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Thing is, I’ve invested a lot of money into music equipment (not that I’m regretting any of it) and it has become my main area of focus, and wanting to go out and invest $500-ish dollars into buying myself a decent camera is somewhat out of the question right now financially, so it’s kind of forcing me to neglect the interest that I have in photography.
Also, in both areas, getting support for my arts is a real struggle right now; although I know that there is always a struggle, and I somewhat like the struggle, but investing more money into it (either music or photography), even if the funds were there, seems like a big risk right now.
I’ll continue to make music, but I’m not sure how far I will continue to try to take the photography thing, when on top of funds for equipment the issue of finding reliable subjects to photograph, as well as a slight struggle with creative ideas, is a big problem for me.
So for those of you out there looking to support me in my endeavors, if you are a musician, emcee, singer, and/or model and would like to see me continue to create dope art, please don’t be hesitant to contact me to do some work together.
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I was trying to save my 400th post for something super special and/or important, but nothing has come to me yet, so I decided to use it to post the little video I recorded while listening to a beat I made Sunday evening. I thought it was dope as I was making it. All the sounds are from my E-MU Mo’ Phatt, sequenced on the MPC2500. This is also somewhat of a “studio tour”. Tell me what you think.
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I’ve taken a few ideas from two of my favorite producers for this “Raw Beats” beat tape series of mine (not to say that either of them do this exactly the way I’m about to describe). So here we go…
These projects are being created, funded, and distributed by me, BY MYSELF; so I’ve decided to release them in the following manner:
They will be released in sets, and each set will consist of two volumes (i.e. Volumes 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, etc.). Within each of these sets each volume will be released individually, six months apart, on Light Scribe CD-R’s in clear slim jewel cases (no inserts) in a limited quantity of 50, as well as digitally. Two months after the second volume of the set is released, I will set as a one, on one disc (specific disc format and packaging I haven’t decided on yet) in a limited quantity of 100. And the cycle will repeat again for the next set.
The first volume has been completed and is set to be released (both physically and digitally) on April 16, 2013, while the second volume is set for the first half of October 2013, and the full set CD release the first half of December 2013. I’ll be posting information on the next set the first quarter of 2014.
Also, between these releases I will be releasing a few other unrelated project, hopefully. So stay tuned for those as well.
Conversing with a dude yesterday while playing beats for him at a bus stop, I noticed that everyone that I’ve let hear “The Shit Part II” loves it. But it’s sucks that I won’t be able to do a part three, and I want to. Not sure if I’ll go back on what I said about not doing anymore, but I’ll try to come up with a way to find dope emcees to be apart of a part three.
Working on setting up a new interviews with a group of producers for the main site, www.bishopjackson.com. Stay tuned…
The beginning of the year is normally slow for new releases; with the exception of Strange Music in my case of persondl preference, but music has simply been on a decline the past few years, across all genres. I’ve taken to browsing Bandcamp to find new music to listen to, but I’m feeling too lazy for that right now.
So I’m asking the people… What’s good? I need something new to listen to to hold me over until this Ces Cru album and this Rittz album drop in a few weeks. I’ll try anything, rap, jazz, rock, electronic, soul, instrumental, beat makers, anything, as long as it’s good.
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