Friday, September 9, 2011

Album: Cohesive "The Beginning"




After two years of insanity it's here! The roads been rocky, and expensive, but we're beyond all that now. It's time to unveil a figurative lifetimes work. I've got to issue a huge 'thanks' to those who have supported me on this mission! Check out the full album details below!

The Beginning features:

Bizzy Bone
Soul Khan
Hopsin
DZK
Sly Dog
Point Game
Dood Computer
Colin Smith
Aolani


The album is a free download. If you feel it's worthy of a donation, choose the 'Buy Now' option and name your own price.That money will go into the manufacturing of the follow-up release "We All Fall", which is already wrapped, sitting on the shelf with more great guest appearances.

DOWNLOAD THE ALBUM HERE
DOWNLOAD THE ALBUM HERE




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Monday, March 28, 2011

More Positive Review For "The All In Good Time EP" Rated 4/5

First, snag your copy of "The All In Good Time EP" RIGHT HERE

All In Good Time
- The EP starts out with an ill boom bap style beat and sets the mood, the flow comes in for the first verse in a smooth but hard hitting way, included with some good punch lines and metaphors similar to what one expects from an underground hip-hop album. The chorus has a swag quality to it, but contains a message hidden beneath the lines for the listener to possibly realize after a few listens. The song ends with a quick outro and then concludes with the chorus as the beat fades out. 4/5 for lack of a 5/5 being too generous, great track.

The Tape Worm Vortex- Another great eastcoast style beat to start the second song. The first verse comes in again with the smooth style flow accompanied with lyrics + a multisyllable flow to make the listener pay attention to what he is saying. The chorus revolves around believing in a false reality, and all the pitfalls that would follow. The chorus sedates the listener as the dark yet streetwise aura of the song expesses itself to the listener. Another 4/5 for a solid track.

Save Me- A dark yet beautifully sounding futuristic synth sets the mood for the 3rd song, exploding into a somber instrumental with an interesting drum pattern. Instant Legend proceeds to break into the song on his hypnotic smooth sounding verse, expressing his frustration with lifes problems. This song carries a relatable message to anyone who has felt alone, depressed, or anxious as to what the future may bring. The only downside to this track would be that he could have put a bit more emotion into the lyrics, but this is by no means a song to be slept on. 3.5/5

West Coast Depression- An eerie blues guitar sound begins as the 4th song of the E.P. starts, the beat drops in an extremely raw west coast 90s style beat. Instant Legend shines particularly hard on this one, as I feel that this type of beat compliments his style well. The verses come hard throughout, and also includes a unique chorus in which Instant Legend sounds like he is giving his response to a phone interview question, describing his style and where he is coming from musically. The beat continues to pound as the song comes to an end, and on a final note, this track has whip appeal engrained in it. 5/5

The Page- A sad violin sample starts off to set the mood for the 5th song. The beat drops and Instant Legend is quick to jump on the mic to begin the first verse on his usual grimey smooth flow. The flow hits hard on this one, as it it the aspect of the track that stands out the most, leaving the instrumental to serve as a background for the lyrical content of the song. The song reveals a story of a man lementing a past love, the chorus acting as an expression of this frustration. The aura of this song has a horror-esque ending in it's last few bars as the chorus plays for the last time. 3.5/5

Waiting- The last song on for the E.P. starts off with a vocal/acoustic guitar sample on a more light hearted (yet sad at the same time) east coast type instrumental. Instant Legend laces his thoughts once again in a flow mixed with thoughtful lyrics and a powerful message. The content of this song has to do with Instant Legend rhyming the listener through a more personal angle, emotion a mix of acknowledging his reality, and a yourn to break free of an every day life to achieve his dreams. The sample used for the chorus only adds to the message and overall concept of this song, and a good one to close the E.P. on. 4/5

Overall, This E.P. is deff worth listening to, and I encourage people who are into undergroujnd eastcoast/westcoast hip-hop to give this a spin. Instant Legend creates a well crafted and put together E.P. while at the same time making the listener want to hear more. If I was an extremely critical and famous critic on the genre of underground music, I would give this E.P. a 3 and a half stars out of 5, but I enjoyed this E.P. for it's production, and Instant Legends overall lyrical, gritty, and real style of hip-hop. "All In Good Time" recieves an average score of 4/5.

-Shadowless-

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Check out some listener reviews for the latest album!

"All In Good Time - beat is top notch, mellow, something to ride to. I like. Delivery, well done, your multis arent over bearing just for the sake of using multis. They make sense. Chorus, meh. This left me kinda sour. I think its too thick and watery. I think a single thin layer with maybe a dub or two would of sufficed. 7/10

The Tape Worm Votex - Beat is on the mellow tip, these are my kinds jams. Love it. Delivery is just as good as the previous. Chorus, though not terribly complicated, suits the feel of the track. 8/10

Save Me - Good story track, nice change of production. I think this could of benefited for a better chorus or song structure perhaps. 8/10

West Coast Depression - kinda short, beat was ok. Not one that grabbed me that much. I dont think there was a chorus? 6/10

The Page - Another great story track, beats kinda generic, bells and gothic dingy things. The chorus again didnt grab me. Delivery is great. 7.5/10

Waiting - The fake sounding guitar in this beat was too distracting for me to take this beat seriously along with the high pitch sample. Delivery is still great and another great story track. 7/10

I think overall, its great for a freebie and something to get people, who are unfamiliar with you, an earful. I also think maybe a touch of turntablism or some more intuitive choruses would of set this on a higher level. Still nothing too bad about it. Your delivery is real smooth and not overly complex. I hate people who do that for the sake of it. Good stuff. Over all 8/10." - Komatose_1313

"all in good time-great flow hook was pretty cool..beat was nice I liked the ad libs in the back of my head(was listening on head phones) mixing job was aces.

the tape worm vortex- beat was pretty tight I liked the piano.flow good ,great wording. well mixed .very real sounding on the subject matter.most definitely came across very well

save me- love the storm effect(I have a thing about thunderstorms) really good beat.
good flow,great wording again. good subject matter- actually saying something.
mix job great again.

west coast depression-nice beat not too much going on(a less is more deal) nice flow,nice vocal effects. all in all good song

the page-yeah! I like how this song starts and then kind of "jumps in" nice flow. beat is very well thought out. really good mix job!

waiting-wow...something about this song at the beginning... very nice flow ..beat was really good and thought out. subject matter was very good and sounds very much like a personal message. I love this song!!

all in all

great subject matter
very good production/mixing
excellent flows on every song
sounds very well though out and not a single "filler" song on there
my only complaint is that there aren't any more songs." - Mr.Anthraxx

"01. All In Good Time - A smooth and laid back hip hop beat kicks off this release. IL always seems to make
these kind of beats shine. The ryhmes and word play of the verses were dope. The hook sounded forced and as Randy Jackson says "it was pitchy for me".

02 . The Tape Worm Vortex - This beat gives you a nostalgic kind of feel. Takes you back to childhood. The flow on this one is much faster than the previous song and the hook seems much more complex and thought out.

03. Save Me - Really cool build up on this beat. I like where it is going. Beat is very ethereal I like that. IL floats effortlessly over this beat as if time has no meaning and your in an eternal nexus of hip hop while you play this song.

04. West Coast Depression - I am honestly not liking this beat too much. Too non melodic for me and sounds just like guitar chords strumming randomly but I can see why many would like it for its simple looping qualities. For what I didn't like in the beat the vocals seemed to make up for it.

05. The Page - This beat is headed toward the epic direction but is kinda repetitive in my opinion. The vocals on this one seem much more alive and dynamic to me.

06. Waiting - The high pitched singing vocals at the first of this track are a hip hop staple. This is my second favorite beat on the EP. The vocals are solid.


I found myself immediately wanting to hear "Save Me" again. Its my favorite track on this EP. To me it provides the correct instrumental weaponry to Instant Legend's already extensive lyrical prowess and word play. My favorites [in order] are "Save Me","Waiting", "The Tape Worm Vortex". The other songs just didn't seem to have the same "impact" on me. And I feel the beats are a very big part in painting the picture of an overall great and memorable song and some of the tracks just didnt seem like the right beat choices to me. The ALL IN GOOD TIME EP gets a.............3.......................out of 5." - Ressurrector

"the vocals were the hotcakes with the syrup. nice title to the mixtape, loved the way you covered the beat to all in good time. good flow and delivery. 8/10 hot shit" - Kris Bars

Also, stereokiller.com just ran me as a front page featured artist - you can check it out in the marquee on the front page!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

it's time for more mixtape action! The Huge Mixtape Vol 13. Hosted by Archie Eversole



I'm featured on another new mixtape, this one mixed by DJ Rickie Huge and hosted by Archie Eversole - DL it FREE here http://tiny.cc/y7zgo

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Order "Am I Alive" Through FYE - The more orders, the more units each FYE will carry!


Order your copy of "Am I Alive" through FYE NOW - the more online orders made, the more hard copies FYE will carry IN STORE!



Buy This CD Now

Digital Distribution for the new album is taking off, and we're eatin ubetoo charts!

Am I Alive's lead single "Girls And Their Anthems" has once again slid into the http://www.ubetoo.com/ top 20. Also invading the charts are "Class Time" (resting at number 3 right now) and the former number one "She's Breakin Bones". So head to www.ubetoo.com/instantlegend - check the tracks out and keep us climbing the mountain.



While you're at it swing by http://www.instantlegendmusic.com/ to check out what's currently going on, and download a few free tracks.



For those asking "where can I buy the digital copies?", or "where can I get the ringtones?". Well, here's your answer - you can grab digital copies, grab ringtones, or hear my music in rotation, just check out these reputal retailers/suppliers:




http://www.last.fm/music/Instant+Legend/Am+I+Alive
http://music.napster.com/artist-music/tracks/13163083/?artist_id=13163083
http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/instant-legend/id381275124?ign-mpt=uo%3D4
http://music.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=music.artistalbums&artistid=44412105&albumid=16217993
http://www.rhapsody.com/instant-legend/am-i-alive
http://www.ilike.com/artist/Instant+Legend/album/Am+I+Alive
http://www.we7.com/
http://www.mog.com/
http://www.myxer.com/artist/37010542/
http://www.thinkindie.com/
http://www.immergent.com/#album/43092109



Hard copies will hit the store next Wednesday, at which point I'll provide you a list of stores you'll be able to track it down at!

Friday, July 23, 2010

New website, new FREE album, Just lots of new shit!

Check out Class Time Ft. Chelsea Davis here:

http://ubetoo.com/instantlegend/33055



Check the new (temporary) website: http://www.instantlegendmusic.com/ - you'll find a few extra tracks from the mixtape you can play or download there as well as the "Am I Alive" lead single "Girls And Their Anthems" ft. T.o.n.e-Z


The album follows a theme: My high school years. Mixtape will be available for digital download on August 15th, Hard Copies will be ordered the same day. I'm keeping the guest appearances a secret until the disc drops. The whole point of this free album is to continue to generate interest in "Am I Alive" (grab it on Itunes if ya haven't already - http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/instant-legend/id381275124?ign-mpt=uo%3D4 )





My Dude Shayne Kraft on the graphs:


Album tracklist

1. Introduction
2. Class Time
3. Lunch Money
4. Stripperthon
5. Infatuation Interlude
6. Waist Of Bait
7. She's Breakin Bones
8. Deceptive Machine Interlude
9. Junior Years Biggest Frustration
10. Love Is A Noose Interlude
11. Fables, Fingers and Toes
12. Another Face In The Hall
13. A Good Influence
14. The Car Show
15. Stuck Beneath The Sycamore
16. Angst
17. Summer School Crush
18. Freshman Year
19. Dumber Than Bricks
20. School Haze
21. Tomorrow Outro

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A new job on deck soon?

so it looks like I may be in line for another new job. It's an exciting experience, I'm slowly getting closer to my financial goals...emphasis on slowly. But things look good, and the company I'm in talks with is a major company that will fit right in with some of the work I've been doing over the last 3 years.

I'll release more info once things are official, but, wish me luck.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

"She's Breakin Bones" hits #1 on the charts in just 24 hours

Thank you to all the listeners and supporters!

To hear the song check my post below!

respect to Lock Us Up Productions - be on the lookout for the FREE promotional mixtape "Marysville High School: Class Of Nineteen Ninety Never".