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THE AG ALBUM 2012/2013
I am taking the discussion from the shoutbox into this thread so that we can give this "idea" a fighting chance of becoming more that some big talk that never got anywhere!

Why the album?

It's a tribute. My thinking is that the once mighty Africasgateway forums are fast becoming a ghost-town with interesting content far and thin and member numbers are dwindling like National Party politicians during floor crossing season. Allow me to misquote one-hit-album-wonder Craig Mack: "You wont be around [this time] next year"

So the idea is to preserve or give one last ode to AG before we all move on. One last collective effort.

Yes this town had its day and the writing is on the wall. Remember all the greats who roamed these AG streets? I'm talking Rushay, Nat, Rhoze, Supa, RR, Inyambo, Ootz, MrC, dP, Bafoza, Tate, Rob 1, Emile, Khoi, GodComplex, Nemesis, Native187, Khoi, TruSense(smh, nig still owes me money too but thats another story) etc 
We were all like the illegitimate kids of a flawed but loving father, Milkdaddy. Shane was like the white Zuma.

So how do we do the album?

Lets open the floor for suggestions...

Here is my suggestion: Suggestion 1.
> If you have a good unreleased song you can donate it to the project. If you are a rapper and want to record a new song we got beamakers whom we ask to avail some heat for this project.
>Secondly everyone will get a chance to drop a shoutout (e.g 20seconds) which you can email then we will create the interludes off that. This is what will gel the whole project together.
>After finalizing the tracklist I will create an account on soundcloud or similar platform especially for this project and in this way the AG era will be preserved for your grandkids.
 
We will need an album cover (where's childPoet?)

Beat? Anyone? I started making beats again so I will contribute (http://soundcloud.com/chiefmlu)

Whether we call it album or mixtape whatever. Or are the legal implications? I dont want anyone to be sued if someone takes the album and decides to bootleg (yes it will be that dope) and there's a legal process for example.

Any takers? Thoughts? Let's do this!
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Dope Idea bro but as Pyro said...Its better to start with a track seeing as though we dont have as many contributors as we'd like...
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Point taken what do other peeps say? We should get older gods back in here just for this:  Ootz, Rushay, Wheza, etc.
« Last Edit: October 17, 2012, 10:12:19 AM by fahfee »
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Dope Idea bro but as Pyro said...Its better to start with a track seeing as though we dont have as many contributors as we'd like...


 ???  :-\

Anyway, I think an entire project is do-able if we tackle it on a track by track basis. On some slow and steady wins the race tip. I can contribute some raps to it. It'd be dope if we can get original material for this but should push come to no shove then, like Fahfee said, already existing unreleased tracks should be considered as well.

What's the timelines we're looking at here?

With reference to older gods, they'd probably be down if we just hit'em up. And it would only be right to (try) get them involved.
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Thanks Tang. Yeah let me see if we can get Ootz, Rush, Rob, Nat onboard. Got them on Twitter

Who can make an album cover for us? ;D  Just make this shit official ya dig.

Time-lines: I hope that we can wrap it up within the next 6 months. I will not have time thereafter. I probably will never have so much time to do this as I do now.
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Time-lines: I hope that we can wrap it up within the next 6 months. I will not have time thereafter. I probably will never have so much time to do this as I do now.

Not to mention that everytime I type AG into my browser and it opens up I breathe a sigh of relief. Surprised it hasn't died yet.

I'll check out that soundcloud of yours.

If Oints is interested maybe he can organise a cover?
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well i got a track i am in with my boys..the sound aint that hot but i'll throw that shit in.

also..if i get a beat...i can drop a track solo...

and I am down for the compliation..
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Dope Idea bro but as [b]Pyro[/b] Tang said...Its better to start with a track seeing as though we dont have as many contributors as we'd like...


 ???  :-\

Anyway, I think an entire project is do-able if we tackle it on a track by track basis. On some slow and steady wins the race tip. I can contribute some raps to it. It'd be dope if we can get original material for this but should push come to no shove then, like Fahfee said, already existing unreleased tracks should be considered as well.

What's the timelines we're looking at here?

With reference to older gods, they'd probably be down if we just hit'em up. And it would only be right to (try) get them involved.

Uxolo Joe!!
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well i got a track i am in with my boys..the sound aint that hot but i'll throw that shit in.

also..if i get a beat...i can drop a track solo...

and I am down for the compliation..

:o

It's a wrap!
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I would love to contribute to this project.

Ive really matured lyrically and mentally and would do justice to a solid hiphop project.

how can a real nigga get involved?
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Great feedback gents! Props Cash.

I have setup a gmail account. Email the tracks to this account. Plz put your forums username in the filename or email subject header at least:
agalbum2013@gmail.com
agalbum2013@gmail.com

I also set up a soundcloud account. I will upload the tracks here as I get them.
http://soundcloud.com/agalbum2013

I am away for a long weekend so I will not reply until next week. Plz submit your tracks in the meantime. Peace
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peace. I am in.
would be dope to set up a studio session (for fellas around the way) to knock out 3 or so joints. whole day type shit plus Agians get to hang IRL. just a thought.
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1 thing I know bout AG is that they disdain wack shit so if you know you not a rapper\singer dj, beatsmith or graphic designer then contribute with marketing or something else this not an opportunity for chance takers this shit has to be proper.
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Lol sho Rama.

Yo Damola I like that idea for those that could get together in the J or Pretoria. You know a spot we could hit? Would be dope to get footage of that too if it does work out.
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