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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

White rappers

This rapper from Buffalo or somewhere near there named Emcee M.D. posted a video from his full-length. I remember watching his previous video Happy Birthday. It's got a good message in it which I like but then you see him  rap wearing a power glove and knee pads.

The first thing that shot into my mind is "gimmick" but not because of the nerd aesthetic he has but because of his skin color. He is white and people eat that white rapper shit up a lot especially people who are racist, from shitty towns that have nothing and people that like "intelligent rap". I cringe when I hear someone say "He's the next Eminem" whether its Emcee M.D. or any white rapper like MGK, Mac Miller or Yelawolf.

The video confused me thoroughly. Basically Emcee M.D. is not going to care about what others think so it makes me feel like this is a #hatersmakemefamous thing but he says lines like:

"Your beats are lame and your raps ain't witty"
"Thought you could rap cause you saw 8 Mile"
 "Your career is sinking faster then the fucking Titanic"

These lines make me think its a diss track but who the fuck is he dissing? Some 16-year old with a USB mic? Does Emcee M.D. really have a lot of pull in Buffalo to destroy someone's burgeoning rap career? Well whomever Emcee M.D. is angry at is lucky he is turning the other cheek as he states in the song because I'm sure he will ruin your life! I just don't know why this guy thinks he is good for some reason because those lines are very elementary. Maybe he is just trolling everyone.

Is the Buffalo/Upstate NY rap scene filled with beefs and feuds? Will Emcee M.D. ever regret this track? Is Emcee M.D. actually a licensed medical professional? Who fucking knows.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Water Torture, Inerds and Bestower

Buffalo, NY is home to two individuals that really do no wrong in my opinion. Matt Goodrich (bass) and Thomas Leyh (drums) are two dudes who play in multiple bands that kick serious ass. Here are a few of them:

First up is Water Torture. I believe they originally starting as a two piece with Matt and Thomas and they have added another bass player for added loudness. Seriously loud as fuck. Thomas plays drums and does he fucking play them. His vocals are my favorite part about this band as he chooses to do shouts and screams rather then lower sounding growls. Matt is also a master of the bass and noise manipulation. Reminds me of a heavier Total Fucking Destruction especially with the frantic sounding vocals.

They have a few releases one being their self-titled and another which is titled Shellfire which came out in 2012 which is one of the best releases in 2012. They have a split with thedowngoing which they recently did a tour with, Sea of Shit, Dirt Eyes (Another Buffalo band), and Corrupt Bastards. They are also going to be on the Continuum Tunes from the Toilet Vol. 1 comp (which my band is also on).

Water Torture - Self titled (2011)
Water Torture - Shellfire! (2012)

Second up is Inerds.

Similar to Water Torture as it is drums and bass powerviolence/grindcore but they are accompanied by two vocalists Corey and Jessika who really show that chicks can seriously kick ass. Jessica was in the Buffalo band Avulsion.

Got to play with them once and they kicked ass. I currently do now know what is going on with this band. Hopefully they are still doing there thing. They got a few releases under their belts. Here are two of them.

Inerds - Choice Cuts & Stonewall

Last but not least is Bestower.

Also featuring Matt and Thomas this is more of a traditional hardcore band with four members. Fast hardcore with some slower parts. No blast beats to be found here as well just straight up punk beats which I love. I don't know if this band is still around anymore but I feel like they broke up.

Bestower - Bestower

Keep on the lookout for these bands especially Water Torture. All these downloads are on Grindcore Karaoke so go there to check out more sick grind. If I'm wrong about any of this information please correct me.