Produced by Aaron King, Fahim Sinha and Nelson Dow
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Posted on April 26, 2009 at 11:54 AM
The Global Warming Rap grabbed my attention because the mash-up is rather unusual: people don’t tend to think of rap when they think of global warming and vice versa. This piece would work as a drop-in during the news on a station such as NPR. I like the music in this piece, it helps the acts flow along and creates drama and tension, but it could be cut down some between acts and maybe at the beginning to give the acts more attention. The lyrics are very clever and shocking; they bravely point the finger at who is responsible for global warming and warn of the continued consequences of these actions. The narration is compelling, but hard to understand in some spots due to high music levels and fast speaking. At 3:02, a woman's voice pops in unexpectedly along with a cut off female laugh. This act needs to be faded in at the beginning and end, where the ambient sound cuts off. The music levels need lowering under the voices so that they can be heard better. I like the ending; it is a neat way to leave the listener.
Posted on August 28, 2008 at 12:32 PM
"Global Warming Rap" is part "conscious hip-hip", part vox pop, part political posturing, part personal venting, part educational, and so on.
I'm most impressed by the lyrics featured in this "concious hip-hop" bit; I tip my hat to whoever is responsible for writing it. Aside from the fact that it straight up flows, the rap packs some serious heat, it is not bashful and points the finger at legitimate parties.
The vox pop that's injected inbetween the strong stinging lyrics work wel and compliment the piece.
Posted on August 21, 2008 at 05:31 PM
I enjoyed this Global Warming montage. Hip hop-like commentary and MOS are interspersed with a catchy bass line. My only quibble is the sudden street sounds behind the MOS. The background street noise should run low under the music just before you jump into the comments. This, of course, is one of the challenging aspects of editing MOS, because we usually get interviews on the street--hence Man On Street. Overall: nice work, it held me to the end.