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A Bard’s Eye View: Artist Profile – Eyedea & Abilities   Recently updated !

Artist Profile Eyedea & Abilities Country of origin: United States Genres: Hip hop, Rap Rock Years active: 1999-2010 Current members: None Number of albums: 3 Number of concerts attended: 2 Notable cameos on artist’s records: Blueprint, Carnage There are many things that Eyedea & Abilities was known for.  DJ Abilities […]


A Bard’s Eye View: Fishing Blues

Fishing Blues A look at the latest Atmosphere album I’ve been an Atmosphere fan since 2004 or so.  This was prior to the You Can’t Imagine How Much Fun We’re Having album.  You could probably say that those first albums were the end of one era and When Life Gives […]


A Bard’s Eye View: Aesop Rock May 23, 2016

The Impossible Kid Tour Aesop Rock 5/23/2016   I waited four years for The Impossible Kid album to drop and when I finally got to hear it about a month ago, I was completely impressed (as usual) by Aesop Rock.  I went to see him perform for the seventh time […]


A Bard’s Eye View:The Impossible Kid

The Impossible Kid and the Not so Impossible Review Experiencing one of the greatest hip hop albums ever created I’m sure by now you’re aware that I listen to a lot of music.  I don’t know how many people read this or pay attention to it but I know that […]


A Bard’s Eye View: Let’s Take a Road Trip

Road Trip! You and I are going across the country and we need music. Luckily, I exist, so I will be assisting in this process by providing some songs that go really well for a long rides. I’m not wasting any time. Seriously, get in the car. The music starts […]


A Bard’s Eye View: At Long Last

At Long Last Gaps Between Albums Before the internet, when album sales were a direct metric of musical success, it was common to expect an album an every year. Sometimes, you could expect an album twice in a year. This was actually quite common in the 1960s and 1970s with […]


A Bard’s Eye View: Going Out With a Bang

  Going Out With a Bang Contrasting last week’s topic   Last week, we looked at songs that started off with some intensity.  This week, I’m looking at final songs that capture the same feeling.  Like many starting songs, the final song can be a short contrast to the rest […]


A Bard’s Eye View: Hip Hop Storytelling

Some people enjoy hip hop for the beat, some look for the lyrics.  For me, it’s certainly a combination of the two.  Lyrically, I look for a good use of similes, metaphors, and an emphasis on wordplay.  I also really enjoy a good narrative within hip hop.  Even if the […]