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Today’s paperstyle is called “She Didn’t Want Me,” which uses Rick Ross’ “Here I Am” beat.
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Okay, so clearly, my “One-Song-a-Week” mantra is out the window! However, it’s already the brand name for this site, so I won’t change it. Plus, I’m still only making one “official” video for a new song each Sunday, and I don’t think the fans will mind too much that I’m putting up more than one song on my site. Hopefully it won’t affect how many views those new videos get!
With that said, I get bored in my apartment very easily, and am usually spending a good majority of my day freestyling off things in my head. This happens a lot, and at times it happens when I’m near my laptop. Some of these freestyles make for good album songs, while some are better used for short songs that you’d find on a mixtape.
I wrote this song about an hour before I was supposed to go to a networking event with my friend last night. I literally thought of the idea, started jotting down words, hooked up my mic, found the beat, recorded it, second-layer recorded it, mixed it, and finished the song in less than an hour!
Because it was so fast, it felt like I recorded it like a “freestyle,” only I had written the idea on paper. Therefore, I have officially created a term I am calling “paperstyle.” Here is the official definition:
PAPERSTYLE (Pa-per-sti-ul): A freestyle verse that is immediately thought of and expressed via writing then recorded immediately. First coined by A.P.T. on 8-05-2008.
Some of you may ask, “how does a paperstyle differ from other songs that are written down and recorded?” The answer: most songs have a marinating period – the artist will write the song over a period of time, or with other collaborators, sit on it, come back to see if it needs editing, then record it, re-record it, and then mix and master the heck out of it until it sounds “right.”
With a paperstyle, the process is much, much quicker: the artist thinks of the song, writes it down immediately, records it, and puts the whole thing together in a very short time period (in the case of this song, the whole thing took less than an hour). Much like recording a real freestyle, the mixing and mastering of it does not have to be perfect, but the quality of it should be equal to that of a freestyle or better, especially since it was written down!
This paperstyle, “She Didn’t Want Me,” tells a lil’ story about me trying to hit on this hot girl twice: once before I got famous, and after I got famous. I’ll let the song tell the story for me!
Enjoy! I’ll probably be doing these “paperstyles” on a regular basis, and might even throw in a few freestyles, too!