I'll be there with $14.99 and bells on to get a copy, and colaborating with Jamie Kennedy probably won't hurt, either because that's the exact kind of near mainstream level of celebrity you need to cash in on an album like this.
Also, there are a few songs on your myspace profile that are sure to get some "Morning Drive Time" radio play, just based on the awesome pop-culture references that really hit for people in the 18-35 CD Buyer Age Group (it's pretty much the same concept that launched and sustained my old radio show for five years and has kept the Satire alive, though you're certain to make more money off of it than I do). That kind of stuff is great publicity. I mean, do you think most DJs are going to be able to resist playing Bob Saget rapping? Hell no. People hear that, and you've got yourself a few more sales.
And by mentioning Saget and Kennedy, I am by no means trying to downplay your contribution to the album. You've got a great flow, and you nail all four of the songs I heard, it's just that Kennedy has his own TV show and Bob Saget is a quasi-American icon. Nothing against you, Stu.
So, yeah. Sell it, I'd say. I mean I don't know that you'll put up Eminem numbers, but you certainly have a good shot at being the Hip-Hop Weird Al, which is something.
Tonight I wanna ruin my life, I wanna throw it all away, In a spectacular way
I listened when you posted it. I liked it OK for one time through, but there were elements that I think would annoy me if I heard it 10 or 15 times. The guy making the scratching noise, for example. It could probably go either way - thumbs in the middle? Good concept and the rapping was definitely OK, just some of the other stuff thrown in might tip it for me.
Willful ignorance of science is not commendable. Refusing to learn the difference between a credible source and a shill is criminally stupid.
What seperates this from being creative and novelty-record goofy is that the beat is right. It sounds like a hip-hop record, as opposed to someone who's TRYING to make a hip-hop record. Plus the fact that Saget's peppered in and isn't the whole dish helps. Also, the fact that I heard it and didn't immediately think "this sounds like [x]" is good.
EDIT: left field suggestion instead of the high-pitch scratch. This is one of those "try it and see if it works and if not forget it" things, and I listened to it a few times to see what hit me. But instead of the scratch, double or triple track the Bob Saget chant that's in the chorus with it so that it sounds more pronounced and/or maybe a word in there to fill in the space now available by taking out the scratch. But I do better with remixing rock records than hip-hop, so take it as you will.
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thats not a bad idea..i will definatly mess around with it...
PS- and im not bullshitting either, how crazy this thing got since i put it up reached new heights...on friday Jay-Z called Jamie's people and asked us to come be in his new rocawear billboard add! We went (ofcourse) and did the shoot last night. It was at universal studios and it was set up like a fashion show. Jay Z was standing in the middle of the runway and in the front row were 10 celebs that Jay Z invited. Pharell, Jamie K, The entrouage guys, Brandon Davis and the W's own, stu. It was surreal. He was the nicest guy, so appraochable. He took us all out to dinner afterwards..it was all off this saget shit. Apparently Bob has been getting tons of calls about it and has already ton a ton of interviews since the mtv piece...
As I'm not a big Kathy Mattea fan myself, there's not much I can give you in the way of personal recommendations. IMHO her best single was "Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses", while her best overall album (again, IMHO)