I just downloaded about 8 hours of music using a very simple google search:
site:blogspot.com artist name album name
7 out of those 8 hours are Rhymester and Gagle.
Double-indirection. I love it.
A google search term isn't illegal, lol.
Gagle are totally blowin my mind at the moment...
@vgambit hehe, It's fun. I had a hard time finding one of those sites that had a quickly indexed 'recent searches' section.
That said... anyone besides me like Sohmatoh? My only two issues with them are that often they tend to focus too much on the repeated, self-referencing choruses (I really hate self-referencing in hip hop in general, BTW). This seems to the detriment to the composition, though I enjoy the varied MCs' vocals so much overall that I don't care, plus I think they've got some interesting sequences and textures. One of the guys from Rappagariya, I forget his name, and the MC (Skipp?) from Indemoral, those are my two favourites of the group, though overall I find Rappagariya's output to be consistently superior to their work as Sohmatoh (although Indemoral isn't very good by themselves).
Track #4 is particularly good. Track #8 gets stuck in my head a lot as well. There's a level of goofiness I often hear in Japanese rap that I don't often hear elsewhere (such as in French/French-Canadian stuff like Shurik'n or Sans Pression), like there's a certain style of performance/role-playing to it that's oriented around voice-acting, related to seiyuu/traditional theatre stuff, perhaps? (And kyoka, see punning references in my HBPK thread.) Goofy isn't quite the right word, I think, it stops just short of that, maintaining the overall cohesion of the song/album ambience.
Edited: 2010-02-03, 3:13 am
Anyone else listen to that Sohmatoh album yet? The album 'preview' link is still up... if you Google for 'Sohmatoh', should be one of the top results. You can tell me if you think they suck, it won't hurt my feelings... *readies razor blade*
Edited: 2010-02-19, 2:07 pm