These songs don't seem to be chosen for their hype-factor, so much as the sheer appreciation of the other artists' music. Dispersed throughout the mixtape we have a few of Ced's original songs, which provide evidence that he doesn't only sound good on other people's music...and talent beyond his rapping. Three of these songs are original productions by Ced himself. But don't let me convince you that he needs talent beyond his skills on the mic. Upon first listen to this mixtape, I immediately drew comparisons to Lupe Fiasco, 7L & Esoteric, Pigeon John, Black Thought of The Roots, Common, etc.
Ced is a talented emcee. He's not just some guy who thought it'd be cute to rap over "We Are Your Friends". He's also not 50 Cent. Holy crap, he's such a shitty rapper. I once read on some obnoxious kid's space that "Fiddy rap like he got a dick in his mouth".
Originally I found this extremely offensive and homophobic, but that kid may have been on to something... If you feel compelled to go out this September 11th and purchase Curtis or Graduation...do yourself a favor. Stay home. Just download Ced and the Technicolor Sound Wave.* Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
|17-Are We Gonna Give Up Umm No(prod. by Flying Lotus)|
|17-Are We Gonna Give Up Umm No(prod.|
|18-Sunset Round Up The Galaxy|