Tobby’s Freestyle Rap Practice Compilation 5

I had headaches while making the first three freestyles, which were made in the same day (the fourth was made some weeks later), and I felt like I was really pushing my skills to the limit there.

Rest is still important, though, so yeah, better take care of myself better.

Also, I decided to rap over famous beats this time. Below is a list of the beats I freestyled over in the vid above:

  1. Drake – Hotline Bling
  2. Migos – Get Right Witcha
  3. Eminem – The Real Slim Shady
  4. Desiigner – Panda

I’ll have to warn you, though: PARENTAL ADVISORY – EXPLICIT CONTENT

I hope your parents are truly mature, though, kids.

Anyway, honest constructive feedback is highly encouraged and will be highly appreciated! \(*A*)/

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ephemeral – TOB Vocal Arrange Cover

To be honest, this was delayed for some months due to visual production reasons, but hey, this is now here, and I’m feeling pretty confident about it!

…well, unless you’re talking about the illustration. I’m not sure if I ever grew up much with that…

Anyway, though I like how I got my lyrics flowing in terms of sound, how they flow in terms of ideas is something that probably needs more work, considering what I’ve learned in times like Poetry classes. As I’ve learned, I got skill with sound, but I tend to tell more than show when it comes to my ideas and messages and stuff.

And hey, I’d like to thank Isaac Owens very much for letting me write and record over his track! His work here makes me think of outer space, if you ask me!

Now, here’s a link to the lyrics sheet, and here’s a link to the mp3.

Honest constructive feedback is highly encouraged and will be highly appreciated! \(^o^ )

Tobby tried to sing “Yuudachi no Ribbon”

Brought to you by instinctive picking and working, trial-and-error performance and engineering, and long-ass uploading and marketing. And lately, the third one takes the most effort, it seems. I guess I understand better how my fave singers and musicians take so long with their uploading and all that again, then. Welp-dee-doo.

Anyway, I guess this is a somewhat appropriate upload, considering the rain here lately. Why I picked this song to cover last month, well, it came from wanting to record some singing during my free time in my family’s house, and I guess I was feeling like going dramatic, so yeah. Perhaps a renewed interest in Mikito-P through having bunch of his works in my Spotify playlist also had major involvement there, too.

Oh, and going more into making vocal recording cut-ups in the making of this cover was a fun experience, yo~

English subtitles? Well, I haven’t been feeling like putting those up lately, unless the official vid has English subtitles. That, and I feel like challenging you all to learn the language yourselves, though I still understand if you’d rather look for a conveniently present translation. But hey, things get lost in translation, so…yeah.

Now, here’s the mp3 of this song cover.

And hey, honest constructive feedback is highly encouraged and will be highly appreciated! \(^o^ )

Tobby’s Freestyle Rap Practice Compilation 4

I’m back with my longest freestyle rap practice compilation so far, with a big chunk of it being me trying to freestyle over a certain song by Bruno Mars…and I just realized that I had some little slip-ups with the chorus lyrics.

But eh, I don’t care. Send me your honest constructive feedback, anyway, yo.

Also, sending thanks to my sister for them shades~ \(^o^)

Oh, and as for the first two clips, they’re in Filipino. So yeah. 🙂

My First Set of GarageBand-Produced Tracks

I tried out GarageBand on my phone last month and produced the two above tracks, much to the annoyance of one visiting friend of mine whom I had invited for a birthday/Christmas hangout at my family’s house, as I had been focusing more on getting a better handle on the app and making “Hiphoppity” while he was sitting across me. That very likely also had something to do with him calling the track something that can be usually found in low-budget porn some time later when I showed it off to him and our other visiting friends as well.

Anyway, although I don’t think my technical and theoretical music skills are that sharp yet, how the tracks turned out makes me think that I may have more of an inclination towards music than I thought. With that, I’m missing playing an acoustic guitar even more…

So yeah, honest constructive feedback is highly encouraged and will be highly appreciated. 🙂

Good Life – Beat by Eddie Kaba, Rap by The Overlord Bear

Mukhang mas naiintidihan ko na kung bakit madalas na may mga featured vocalist ang mga rapper…

Ah, at hello muli sa inyo! Natagpuan ko ‘tong beat na ‘to habang dinadaanan ko din ang ilang mga magagandang instrumental remake ng mga K-Pop na kanta, at gusto kong sabihin na ang astig talaga nito, astig hanggang sa punto na lumiyab ang aking pag-iisip papunta sa paggawa ng hooked rap para dito! Maraming salamat talaga sa kaasitgan na iyon, Mr. Eddie Kaba!

Ah, at saka natipo kong mag-Pinoy ako para sa mga lirika dito, kaya ‘yon. 🙂

Nga pala, gusto ko ding magbigay ng pasasalamat kay Pat (a.k.a. MeelkyWay sa Wattpad), ang gumuhit ng magandang drawing na nakikita n’yo sa video! Masaya din ako sa aking paglagay ng effects para sa video kasama ng drawing na iyon, yo~ ^_^

At ngayon, heto na ang mp3 at ang lyrics sheet. Magbigay din kayo ng prangka ngunit matulungin na mga komento, okay?

Tobby tried to arrange and sing “Seisou Bakuretsu Boy”

If the illustration hasn’t raised any of your alarm bells, then yes, MATURE CONTENT WARNING, YO.

So yes, I am back again with a new music cover. This is one production in which I utilized an acoustic guitar synthesizer as well, and so far, using it hasn’t given me too much trouble. Meanwhile, my guitar performance skills still need a lot more practice…and I miss my brother’s acoustic guitar, alright…

Also, I’d like to say that working the vocals for this song felt like a struggle, even with me finding a key I sound better in, particularly in terms of harmonizing.

As for the accompanying visuals…I’d like to say that the illustration I worked with is quite a surprise from Biwa-san, indeed…

Now, here’s the mp3 of this cover, the wav of the instrumental in my voice’s key, and the wav of the instrumental in the original key.

And of course, honest constructive feedback is highly encouraged and will be highly appreciated, yo~ \(^o^)

Tobby tried to sing “Hibikase”

And now, with more confidence in my singing and mixing skills, here’s me with a cover of a GigaReol song after a bunch of Jemstand videos!

Also, it’s been a while since I last covered a Vocaloid song. And speaking of Vocaloid, the recent stuff that caught my ears so far there have been works from Rerulili, strovi, and Neru.

Oh, and I discovered the power of the Paulstretch effect recently. I think it got me doing time-shifting on the tracks some more, though…

Now, here’s this cover’s mp3.

With that, honest constructive feedback is highly encouraged and will be highly appreciated, yo! \(^o^)

With an acoustic arrange, Tobby tried to sing “Eine Kleine”

After a bunch of song covers in English, I’m back with a Japanese one, yo!

So yeah, this is one heartrending song I want to sing, and Bikkuri’s acoustic arrange isn’t bad, too! Had to kick up the key to get better output from my voice, though.

Also, I have hard time thinking up what to say for these blog posts about stuff like this lately…and I think that says something about how I do my stuff as Tobby. Perhaps I should lessen my posting every two weeks or so…well, that, and/or just let the song and my singing do all the talking, along with me responding to worthwhile comments.

Anyway, here’s the mp3 of this cover! Also, honest constructive feedback is highly encouraged and will be highly appreciated!