"Raise Up" featuring Mues

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  • Relaxo
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    XD I can feel it, Petey was just so excited about reppin' North Carolina that he forgot he was supposed to rhyme.

    Gotta say, I can dig how hype son sounds in this joint. I'm used to a later Pablo who did his thing a little more casually, like on Freek-a-Leek. Mind you, his rhymes got better once he stopped freaking out, so it's something of a mixed blessing I guess.

    3:22 Cool, guess he took Ice Cube's "True to the Game" to heart.

    4:13 Haha! Tech N9ne baby that's right! Still trying to get my hands on Absolute Power but All 6's and 7's is sick. See also: Twista, Bone Thugs~N~Harmony.

    5:03 *Pushes up glasses* I like to see it as making use of the free play of meaning (largely because I'll sometimes do that too).
  • kayla
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    I've had the chorus to "Raise Up" stuck in my head all day because of watching this review so many times. Well done guys.
  • 0collins8
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    hmm... tech n9ne is pretty good and all, but I think busdriver would've been a better choice for a speed rapper example. :P Just my opinion though. lol.

    Great episode, btw.
  • kituvan_kiitos
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    Those lyrics were going by so fast I could barely read them.
  • JehuTron
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    Gotta love your end theme song for your show , R.Critic ! ^^

    also , *eh eh* ! :P
  • EpicFish
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    Great video RC! Loved all the cameos! Petey Pablo, I wonder what ever happened to him. I remember when Freek-a-Leek came out, I actually liked that song, but he kinda fell off my radar after that. Nice to see he had more than one song, even if it does suck and has been remixed to hell and back.
  • JvdWerffOmega
    Great review, Rap Critic & Mues!

    You guys are 2 of my favorite reviewers.
    Loved the Tech N9ne shout out!
    Have been listening to him lately and he is awesome.
    Doesn't matter if North Carolina has an anthem or not. You guys are originally from there. So that place is alright with me.
  • TWK
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    Mues, Il Neige, and Demoversi on a TGWTG video = AWESOME!
  • Carteeg_Struve
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    Thanks guys for reminding me why I hated most rap songs this past decade. ;-)

    Humorous review. I liked.
  • THOOM
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    I think the second time he said "eh eh", he was talking about a firearm he bought, not another car.
  • Ohsha
    Hey, RC finally has title card art. I like the more painterly style vs. everyone else having cartoony ones.

    PP's on the NYPD's tip.

    You guys should've included a clip of PP on that talk show when the host tries to get the audience of fat women to do the helicopter.

    For a similar (but better song) review
    JT Money - Who Dat
    http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=Om5AGyq71fo
  • MER
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    I'm shocked that Hagan didn't get one of her minions to do the helicopter.
  • SomeOtherGuyWithGlasses
    Mues on TGWTG O_O Awesome! I know him since he started out on youtube.
  • TokyoBlue
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    Epic cameo Demo!
  • Kukulkan
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    Loved the cameos, great review you guys XD, glad to see the Rap Critic can review things he likes
  • Phoenix913
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    What was the tech n9ne song?
  • Moon Spirit
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    I still love this song, even though now I realize that the lyrics don't rhyme. It was an energetic song, and I loved it so much for that. And yes, I heard the all cities remix, but never have I ever heard of the patriotic remix. God, that sounded terrible.

    Glad to see the cameos, especially Diamanda.

    P.S. Tech N9ne 4 Life!
  • WaterJay
    Holy crap....Mues on this site...nice. He and RC are hilarious in this as always.
  • Zachary Amaranth
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    Vermont represent!

    ...I'm now going to write a Vermont Anthem. I can't rap for *ahem*, but at least I can string the occasional rhyme together instead of spitting word salad into a microphone.
  • guerillaartist
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    Yeah, SC get your own damn anthem...
    Better yet, just take this one while we try to think up something better.
  • Taki
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    Don't worry guys. I mistook Hagan for a dude the first time I watched her show too.
  • Cassiekins  - NC!!
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    Ha! I didn't know you were right in my backyard, Rap Critic? I'd ask where in NC you live(d), but I know that may be too personal. It's just always kind of cool for me when I meet people online who actually live near me. XXD

    And Mues! This is the first time I've seen anything from you. And you're in/from NC too! That automatically makes you awesome.


    Great review, guys! Something bothered me, though. Your example of speed rapping. That seemed kind of...well...slow @_o; When I think of speed rapping, I think of this:

    http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=5Ek1uNfZJSE

    It's Korean. And yes, every word can be is clearly pronounced.
  • TWK
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    There's probably a plethora of great reviewers most people haven't discovered yet. I highly recommend

    http://Reviewtopia.net
  • illpropaganda
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    Plus , he was signed to Rap-A-Lot...things make a bit more sense now!
  • Brittex  - Request?!
    You should check out Death Grips!
  • decnet  - The Ginning
    Thanks for that review, very entertaining and enjoyable! Also, it gave me some interesting input on language - meaning that I had some time at hand, wanted to know something about a little detail and couldn't stop, so please let me contribute my entirely pointless findings on the issue of "The (Be-)Ginning":

    I had the idea of following up the (admittedly remote, yet somewhat entertaining) notion that Mr. Pablo/ Barrett could, in the case of the "ginning" (4:53 on), actually be displaying a rather advanced and meaningful understanding of the English language, while at the same time actively contributing to it's evolution.

    Here's the evidence to support this claim:

    The prefix "be-" is one of the most common and most variably used elements of the English language - and therefore necessarily one of the least precise. In the case of "to be-gin", it is assumed to have served as a way to generate a transitive verb (=one that is used with an object, such as "I beat [s.th.]") from an existing noun or intransitive verb (=one without an object, like "I sleep") - namely the germanic word stem "ginn", which supposedly referred to either grabbing something (from Proto-Indo-European "ghed", related with lat. "prendo" and greek "chandáno") or the act of slicing meat, that is: opening up a dinner or feast.

    Regardless of which meaning "ginn" may have had, it's clear that no other english word based on this old word stem remains - so there is no need to differentiate by means of "be-". Since modern english also quite freely shifts the transitivity of verbs around, the prefix designating a transitive verb most of the time appears outdated and antiquated when both forms of the verb exist, as in the case of "to befit" or "to bemoan".

    It is therefore not unlogical to assume that the "ginning" in Mr. Barrett's writing is part of an advanced linguistic understanding, actively eliminating redundant elements such as differentiating prefixes in words for which no other forms even exist. Maybe in 50 years these evolved forms of "begin" and similarly prefixuated words will feel completely natural to native speakers, undoubtable due to mass media content such as this song spreading their use around - there is no reason why it shouldn't, just like it's natural to say "I did it cause I had to" instead of "because".

    Sorry for the long and boring speech - I guess I might even be terribly wrong about a few things since I'm in fact neither a linguist nor a native english speaker, but still I thought I'd put it up for debate(let's see how that goes ;) )...
  • KTope  - TEEECCCHHH N9NNNEEEE!
    I'd love to see a review of the "Who Do I Catch" video next. You've been at this far too long without a detailed acknowledgement of one of the very best rappers in the game right now.
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