Sunday, November 29, 2009

Swati - Times Are Hard

"The only thing that's changed are the days and nights, chillin' in the park watchin' mad crazy fights. Over who said this and who robbed the other, some one bust a clock, the whole park runs for cover."
Haven't really made up my mind on this record yet. Picked it up a looong time ago, listened to it, and kinda put it to the side....wasn't really diggin' it. I think Swati is from Massachusetts and this record was released some time around '94, don't quote me on that though. Unfortunately I have no idea who did the production work for this song and I know nothing about the label. Like I said, I haven't really made up my mind on this one yet. When I first got it it kinda came off wack but after listenin' to it a couple times I feel this song had alot of potential but kinda fell short. Swati's flow isn't too bad, pretty laid back, but what had me originally hatin' on this record was the RnB vocal samples and the wack guitar samples. Like Swati says, when beat starts to "creep", and the bass line/horn loop comes in you get the feeling that this might be dope, but then the wack RnB hook starts and straight ruins it. Once Swati starts rhymin' you can hear the potential again. The majority of her rhymes stick to the theme of the cut and are pretty dope. So I guess there's just to many things in this song I'm not feelin'. Swati's flow and the bass/horn samples are enjoyable but I just can't get past all the other shit. So since this record is pretty unknown I thought I'd see what you guys think. Maybe you'll find it doper then I do. I don't think I'm going to hold on to this record for very long so if anyone is interested in grabbin' it let me know. Leave some comments..... peace.