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Tears of the Ghetto(Mc Boss Kennedy)


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Well what a treat ....My old Mc .....Mr. Boss Kennedy stopped into town for a couple days so we spent our time together creating a song . This was a beat I had in the working for quite awhile . The two samples are First Alex Hallys' roots read by Darth Vader . Second Strange fruit by The great Billy Holiday . I dont usually use samples like this but I felt it was necessary to convey the message . Boss and I spent about 5 hours tracking this and mixin it down . Lyrics maybe to come . Hope you enjoy......French Toast.
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Uploaded: Jul 30, 2007 - 03:25:12 AM
Last Updated: Dec 11, 2007 - 08:31:03 AM Last Played: May 17, 2019 - 03:50:45 AM
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Warren Smith said 4341 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
filling in the dark
The preliminary snippets set a bleak stage for the ghetto story. Various conclusions could be drawn from their inclusion - from it being a general foreshadowing ... to a specific view that the dark history of slavery continues to haunt the present - but it works well as a construction to develop a progressive structure for this song-story.

I've listened closely. Still, I wish you would've posted the lyrics. I can't decipher them all. Which leaves me feeling I'm missing something - something that fills in the blanks between the roots and the reality.

Good line: penitentiary reservation - cells overbooked.

I also think you could take the rap sections a bit farther - that there's room for another verse or two, should you be motivated to do that.

Love the choruses. The harmonies grow in complexity as the song progresses.
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Dj French Toast said 4341 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
Mr. Warren
Thanx for the thoughtful and insightful comment . You took

alot of time to listen and post such a wonderful comment and I

appritiate that thanx. You indeed hit the nail head with the

foreshadowing of roots to 50's to present . This was done by

a good friend of mine who lives in columbuc , OH so

lengthening it will have to be done some other year :)

I will post the lyrics and shoot you an e-mail when I do , to

give you the full experience. Thanx again for the wonderful

insight .

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"Not all those who wander are lost."

-J. R. R. Tolkien
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echoroom said 4341 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
Bleak tears
DJ - great, prophetic opening, fantastic vocals and harmonies. I love your use of 'stolen' lyric lines ('rollin' stone' etc), which gives a communal understanding of your message.

Best track I've heard from you, this is, frankly, a f==kin' CLASSIC sounding track.

All 10's , I'd go higher if i could.

This is a truly haunting, beautiful track.

Great work man

Steve
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Dj French Toast said 4341 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
wow
thanx Mr. Echo sir. This is not me on the vocals but my very good friend Mc Boss Kennedy . I just produced it . We here in the hiphop community prefer recycled to " stolen " : ) He was instantly inspired by the beat and began writing as soon as he heard it . It only took us a couple hours . Its a shame we couldnt have gone further with our project a couple years ago but ill settle for what the universe swings my way ...thanx for the comment and the listen Im glad you liked .

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"Not all those who wander are lost."

-J. R. R. Tolkien
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echoroom said 4341 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
hey ..
...'borrowed' woulda been better than 'stolen'.

TS Eliot said:

Immature poets immitate
great poets steal.
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Dj French Toast said 4341 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
Hehehehe
good point : )

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"Not all those who wander are lost."

-J. R. R. Tolkien
Check out my latest song called Sweeter no doubt (Beat by Sweet 79)
spitlogic said 4341 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
Very well done
the production is really good. Im enjoying the lyrics for the most part. I have to say that I'm really feeling the chorus. Im looking forward to seeing this joint in its progression.
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Dj French Toast said 4340 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
Glad
you liked Mr. Spit . Were gunna have to colab sometime .

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"Not all those who wander are lost."

-J. R. R. Tolkien
Check out my latest song called Sweeter no doubt (Beat by Sweet 79)
DJ WERD said 4341 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
good work here.
love the soul feeling right here. this is a wonderful song. big ups to the MC and much props to the beat making. keep singin man, great sound right here. love it.

peace.

did you use the sample i sent you? sounds nice.
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Dj French Toast said 4340 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
Werd
Thanx for da comment and da listen man . Glad you found it enjoyable .

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"Not all those who wander are lost."

-J. R. R. Tolkien
Check out my latest song called Sweeter no doubt (Beat by Sweet 79)
guitapick said 4340 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
This is..
...awesome...

that's the word: "awesome"...every letter of it...I'm not even gonna bother trying to explain "why"...

you go, mr. frenchtoast. downloaded and ready to move...


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Dj French Toast said 4340 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
Thanx
Mr pick sir . I was honored to have worked with such a wonderfully musical Mc on this joint . Im also honored you enjoyed the song .

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"Not all those who wander are lost."

-J. R. R. Tolkien
Check out my latest song called Sweeter no doubt (Beat by Sweet 79)
Moviz said 4340 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
This is
the works! I was never into rap, but you've won me over with this one for sure.I don't know what to say and have to blink hard to see the keyboard. I'm blown away with the production alone on this and with the panning voices and all it's a winner all round, thanks for the initiation, M
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Dj French Toast said 4339 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
comming
From some one who has such a rich , deep background in music Im flattered . There is a connection between all musicians from kazoo players to death mettle . The connection runs deep on a soul to soul level . Im glad it moved you sir , thanx for the comment .

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"Not all those who wander are lost."

-J. R. R. Tolkien
Check out my latest song called Sweeter no doubt (Beat by Sweet 79)
MissChaos said 4340 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
!
Steve summed it up pretty well: Haunting. But I'll go ahead and add Poignant to the list. Really kick ass production.
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Dj French Toast said 4339 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
Hello
Miss Chaos
I and my Mc almost came to tears at really feeling the impact this song has . The two samples are to the core moving . He heard the beat and then 6 hours latter we listened to the final product and ......it really hits a nerve in American history first and then the reality that were all slaves still ......regardless of sex , color , creed or class . Oh yes freedom is relative . Thanx for taking the time to comment .

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"Not all those who wander are lost."

-J. R. R. Tolkien
Check out my latest song called Sweeter no doubt (Beat by Sweet 79)
Dj French Toast said 4339 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
Hello
Miss Chaos
I and my Mc almost came to tears at really feeling the impact this song has . The two samples are to the core moving . He heard the beat and then 6 hours latter we listened to the final product and ......it really hits a nerve in American history first and then the reality that were all slaves still ......regardless of sex , color , creed or class . Oh yes freedom is relative . Thanx for taking the time to comment .

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"Not all those who wander are lost."

-J. R. R. Tolkien
Check out my latest song called Sweeter no doubt (Beat by Sweet 79)
said 4340 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
Was that?
... Billy Holiday?

A great spin, DJ. Full of deep heart... and feeling.

Heartache... yes, ... woven into the story of mankind.

Well communicated by the repetitive refrain.

Listening, on a production level... you might look at the volume levels on some of snippets. Though it might be my inexpensive ear muff earphones.

Kudos.


Ibstrat said 4340 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
Strange Fruit
I love "Strange Fruit"-one of the most moving songs ever written.
I don't understand how you put this kind of stuff together,but I have a huge amount of respect for what you are doing.Great job!
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Dj French Toast said 4339 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
Its all
love dude . all love thank you for the awesome comment man .

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"Not all those who wander are lost."

-J. R. R. Tolkien
Check out my latest song called Sweeter no doubt (Beat by Sweet 79)
Dj French Toast said 4339 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
Mr Jack Sir
I took your suggestion into consideration and you are absolutely correct I will be re mixing this so it doesn't fuzz out thanx for the careful listen and wonderful comment .

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"Not all those who wander are lost."

-J. R. R. Tolkien
Check out my latest song called Sweeter no doubt (Beat by Sweet 79)
DJ WERD said 4339 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
top
dude! you are in the top ten rating picks. you are number 3 right now. keep up the great work man! cant wait to hear more like this....
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Dj French Toast said 4339 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
hey
Word Werd I didnt even see that .......sweetness . I wish I could shit these out everyday . These gems come only once in awhile .

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"Not all those who wander are lost."

-J. R. R. Tolkien
Check out my latest song called Sweeter no doubt (Beat by Sweet 79)
said 4339 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
Build one's hopes up
I'M BACK FOR MORE..... Love this one of yours... it starts so cool and it only be better all the way.... So sure I enjoy! this piece. Kudos.

Take care
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Kenta
Dj French Toast said 4338 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
Skean Sir
Your the mutha Fu (shut yo mouth !) man ! Thanx so much for the continued support . I need to get over and check more of your music out dude .

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"Not all those who wander are lost."

-J. R. R. Tolkien
Check out my latest song called Sweeter no doubt (Beat by Sweet 79)
echoroom said 4338 days ago (August 3rd, 2007)
back again too!
I tried fav-ing this again, as it;s been a bit overlooked so far ... but it won't let me. I'm repeating myself, but who cares, this is a great track.

Steve
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Dj French Toast said 4335 days ago (August 5th, 2007)
seconds
Sweet take all you want but eat all you take > : )

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"Not all those who wander are lost."

-J. R. R. Tolkien
Check out my latest song called Sweeter no doubt (Beat by Sweet 79)
Alannah said 4336 days ago (August 5th, 2007)
I'm likin .....
... what especially captured me in this one ... is what I took to be the 'historical sound to present sound" musicial stylings ... which says ... the message is the message ... it's been there for a long long while ... just expressed differently in music througout the times .... nice job Mr. DJFT! Like the late great Dr. once said .... "I have a dream" ... let's hope that during OUR lifetime that dream finds fruition !
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Dj French Toast said 4335 days ago (August 5th, 2007)
Slavery
and oppression is an old song to sing . My past family came to America as Irish indentured servants its not just Africans who were oppressed in the American system . As long as we dont forget our past our future wont repeat itself .

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"Not all those who wander are lost."

-J. R. R. Tolkien
Check out my latest song called Sweeter no doubt (Beat by Sweet 79)
bjack said 4334 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
This is nice...
I'm feelin' this joint. Y'all keep up the good work. Peace
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Dj French Toast said 4324 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Nice
this one was right up your alley ..glad you dug it man

---
"Not all those who wander are lost."

-J. R. R. Tolkien
Check out my latest song called Sweeter no doubt (Beat by Sweet 79)
said 4332 days ago (August 9th, 2007)
Hey BenJammin
This is phenomenal!!! And you are, as always, very provocative in your messages. McBoss Kennedy's lyrics are awesome!, and the recycled parts really work perfectly with all the rest - past and present -the future uncertain in this world you describe so well.
Top Ten rating picks (#3) You shine like a million stars out on a clear night in the desert, Ben. :-)
Dj French Toast said 4324 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Ahhhhhh
Thanx.......Mr Boss K would love to hear your kind words too Mrs . Carole J makes me happy you enjoyed .

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"Not all those who wander are lost."

-J. R. R. Tolkien
Check out my latest song called Sweeter no doubt (Beat by Sweet 79)
Stevie J said 4330 days ago (August 11th, 2007)
fo sho 4-4
whats your email Ill send the beat to yah.
Osric/stevie J


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craft said 4324 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
great
I love the chorus... the song is really great... so outkast vibe..
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Dj French Toast said 4324 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Shhhhhhhhhhhhit
I appritiate your love Craft man . Wish I was 1/4 as talented as outkast .

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"Not all those who wander are lost."

-J. R. R. Tolkien
Check out my latest song called Sweeter no doubt (Beat by Sweet 79)
bud said 4323 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
You got a beautiful groove behind this
very reverent to the roots of the tune - Mr Gaye and Mr. Mayfield. Excellent work from the two of you on a short schedule - very rich. The guitar at the end reminds me of a jazz cat named Pat Martino.
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Dj French Toast said 4323 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
Im gunna have
to go check that cat out man ...thanx for leading me to new music man .

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"Not all those who wander are lost."

-J. R. R. Tolkien
Check out my latest song called Sweeter no doubt (Beat by Sweet 79)
willbill808 said 4322 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
this is ol school man
now this is what im talking about! smooth rhodes and vocals. also excellent voice sampling. very powerful and gets your attention!
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ElPeruano said 4227 days ago (November 22nd, 2007)
All i can say is. .
Love.

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wbrown1 said 4166 days ago (January 21st, 2008)
nice.
This is great. I love the beat and I love all of the singing and rapping.
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willbill808 said 3992 days ago (July 14th, 2008)
y'know what?
I had a chance to listen to this track a lot more since I posted a comment here... and I have to say, this is one of the best tracks on Macjams. Seriously, this is amazing. The tremolo on the soul singing really makes for some quality "vocal candy". Can't get enough. And the lyrics paint an image in my mind that might never be forgotten, how much hardship the African Americans went through and still do.
I had a near tragedy in my immediate family recently, and this song really hit a nerve in that area for me because I can relate with the sense of loneliness and hardship.

Overall, incredible song- this might be my single favorite song of all time.
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Dj French Toast said 3991 days ago (July 14th, 2008)
Hey 808
Hey dude . This is my boy Zenith he is by far one of my favorite lyricists and Emces ever . I love his ability to weave words into something interesting and yet still street and real . I miss him alot he lives in Atlanta , Ill tell him how moved you were by his song man . Thanx for vocalizing your thoughts dude .
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Stun Nutz said 2271 days ago (March 30th, 2013)
Great song, man.
Nice balance of harsh realities sung over a fluid, slinky backdrop. Solid and resonant...
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