Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Dream in the Studio

You can see how much post production is done on his vocals after he records but whatever. I fux wit him though!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Pennjamin Bannekar Seeks Grammy

Penn's debut album has made it through to the 2nd round of voting for a Grammy Nomination and we wanted to share this great news with you! You can get Pennjamin Bannekar's HeartBeat on iTunes for only $4.99!!! If you would like a physical copy you can order it here for only $5 (physical copy order link >>>

Fresh off of opening for Elzhi at the Double Door in Chicago on 8/20, Penn will be performing with Mikkey Halsted at the Abbey Pub, also in Chicago, on 8/25 (tix>>> ) Opening for Bilal at the Double Door on 9/4 will be his next performance before traveling to L.A. to open for the hip hop legend, KRS-One on 10/28!

If you haven't had a chance to see the ILLwrite video on MTV, check it out here >>>

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Watch the Throne (The Penn Review)

I knew that when this album dropped that it was no way it could be what I "wanted" it to be so with that in mind, I began listening to this album with no expectations. I loved the beat and hook on "No Church In the Wild" but there were parts in the song that lost me. They could have kept "Lift Off" b/c I wasnt feeling that one at all. I think "Ni**as in Paris" is my hands down favorite and I can easily see that joint gettin the most rotation in my iPod. Otis was a failure to me from the moment that it dropped a few weeks ago on the radio. I was feelin "Gotta Have It" while "New Day" and "That's My Bitch" didnt do anything for me. "Welcome to the Jungle" was a yawner for me as well but they got me back with "Who Gon Stop Me" and "Murder to Excellence". The last two joints appeared to be filler joints to me at first but I really felt what they were saying in "Made in America" and "Why I Love You".

Lyrically, Jay dropped a few gems that I had to run back and Kanye had a few clever lines but I think Kanye is crossing over into a lane where he entertains me as opposed to inspiring me these days. Overall I would give this album a 3.5/5.

P.S. I really bought this album off of iTunes lol

Thursday, August 4, 2011

How Often Do You Listen?

With the advent of iPod taking over everything music related, it made me wonder how often do listeners listen to CDs these days? Being that the world is so digital now, do you still take the time to go to Best Buy and purchase a CD? Or are printing CDs a massive waste of time, money and resources?

Also, being that music is so easy to create, when an indie artist digitally sends you a song that you generally like, how often do you listen to it and in what manner? Do you burn it to a CD, add it to your iPod, or listen to it one time and never come back to it?

Pennjamin Bannekar - Vegas feat. Krystle S. (demo)

This is a sneak peek of something I have been working on for my next project #PPP. This beat was sold before I could buy it so unfortunately, it will not be on the next project. Feel free to enjoy it!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Skip (of WeLoose) Smoke Break 2 (The Penn Review)

First of all, money can rap! PERIOD! His flow was definitely on point throughout the mixtape and I found myself running a few lines back. I was feeling the Intro, Sunday Afternoon, Cloud Song (minus the singer), Skywalker, Kitchen Talk, and Circus (minus the feature). My hands down favorite was Kitchen Talk and the lyrics were right on the money. It also reminds me of a song that I would do and I'm kinda mad I didn't think to do it! (lol) The only knock I had on the mixtape was the smoker talk. I'm not a smoker so I cant relate to that portion of the program. Not that I have anything against smoking songs, I just thought there were more than enough reiterations of the topic.

Bottom line, if you are looking for a new artist to give a try, I definitely co-sign for Skip.