Mark >>> Tom.
- Geek & Sci-Fi
The drummer's back on his rap sh*t with this aggressive new single.
Tats, whiskey and a flow that makes codeine move slower.
Rock The Bells came to Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California a couple weeks ago and Guerrilla Union was kind enough to let TSS come in, take some pictures and enjoy the show.
Be warned: there's a fair bit of surrealistic mind fucking that occurs in <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/steve-aoki">Steve Aoki</a>, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/kid-cudi">Kid Cudi</a> and <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/travis-barker">Travis Barker's</a> latest video for "Cudi The Kid.
Travis Barker doesn't actually need you to give him anything.
Rock 'N Rollin', rollin' rock, now matter the sentiment, Travis Barker is Hip-Hop.
Royce calls on the drummer Travis Barker to assist on the intro for Success Is Certain, titled "Legendary.
Disappointed in Bad Meets Evil's <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/06/review-of-bad-meets-evils-hell-the-sequel">latest endeavor</a>.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/04/review-of-travis-barkers-give-the-drummer-some"> You know you're the man when you hop out of bed and your idea of casual jam session consists of roughly $200 million in Hip-Hop dollars. For track numero uno off his rock-solid LP, Give The Drummer Some, Travis Barker did just that; enlisting the services of name brand MCs to rock out to rap music. It's commendable to say the least, but rarely do you hear of Game, Rozay, Lil Wayne or Swizz Beatz missing an appearance where they're required. Can we say superstar power? They chose to give the drummer some of their valuable time and you can too by snagging his joint off <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/give-drummer-some-deluxe-version/id424099817">of iTunes now</a>.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/03/new-music-travis-barker-feat-clipse-kobe-city-of-dreams"> Popularized by a Run-DMC and Aerosmith wallop that went on to create a patented niche in both genres, the relationship between rap and rock music has since gone wayward over the years; a lack of originality being a chief factor. Former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker stands as one of the few rockers of the present day able to be widely accepted in Hip-Hop's current roundtable of superstars. Not only does his give-a-fuck demeanor align perfectly with this generation's band of rebels, but his animated stage performance on the drum set has become the ideal alternative for rappers looking to spruce up their live performances during awards shows. Officially cementing his name in the Hip-Hop laurels (read: those with studio albums), Barker puts his clout and BlackBerry contacts to use with his solo debut, Give The Drummer Some. Edgy and charged just like the image he's portrayed in his extensive career, the long player pits some of Hip-Hop's heaviest hitters over unique production for a fairly consistent compilation. Even amongst rap's premium crop of guests like the Lil Wayne's, Rick Ross' and Snoop Dogg's---literally---the most satisfying quality of Barker's freshman enterprise is how it manages not to polarize any particular audience, leaving casual fans of either genre to tune in agreeably. Barker, more than just a tatted symbol of rebellion, keeps both hands plugged on the dial; one with the Zildjian drumsticks he brandishes, clashing hi-hats and snares in real-time, and the other firmly operating the mixer board, having a say in all the production for the album. As a result, fervency is emitted from the unique studio sessions. Pharrell and Lupe Fiasco pack more wattage than AEP for their exciting duet "If You Want To" through a series of electronic drum abuse and horns gone haywire. The Eminem-endorsed quartet, Slaughterhouse, take the opposite approach for their set time, playing with hellfire over subtle piano and an Exorcist-themed melody for "Devil's Got a Hold of Me." The variance in sound combined with the matching up artists to their accustomed formatting work well for Drummer's replay value. A track like KiD CuDi's "Cool Head" probably shows the best the example of balance in the force, with grungy guitar licks overlapping the stoner's acid raps to act as a stimulating depressant. Being that it is a predominant Hip-Hop exploit, the lyrical and creative attributes are definitely present but never rising above expectations per designated talent. A lightning-fast hybrid of 808s and guitar breaks is a suitable highway for Yelawolf, Twista and Busta Rhymes to run amok on while Lil Jon calls out the laps for "Let's Go" and The Cool Kids provide the most obvious choice for a single on the peppy "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJV5NaBQiig">Jump Down</a>.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/01/new-music-travis-barker-feat-swizz-beatz-lil-wayne-rick-ross-and-game-can-a-drummer-get-some"> Tasks are so much easier to complete when everyone involved knows their roles and accepts them. When this happens in the music world, the outcome is always positive. Travis Barker's "City Of Dreams" is a validation of such. And if <a href="http://nahright.com/news/2011/02/22/video-clipse-come-n-get-it-prod-travis-barker-pharrell/">one Barker/Clipse collaboration</a> wasn't enough, a second should definitely do the trick.
<a href="http://www.usershare.net/TheSmokingSection/z8s7m7ja1usp"> On a quest for rap respect like the Blink 182 drummer. Travis Barker links with Whoo Kid & <a href="http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2011/02/travis-barkers-let-the-drummer-get-wicked-drops-today-download-now/">XXL</a> to release an anticipatory mixtape before the March release of Can A Drummer Get Some.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=164030"> Travis Barker featuring the usual cast of rap features. I'd much rather hear Travis drumming matched with some new energy rather than Khaled's co-conspirators. There are days when I wish Game would donate his voice to D.O.C. Dah well. Give The Drummer Some in stores March 15th. Travis Barker Feat. Swizz Beatz, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross & Game – "Can A Drummer Get Some?" Seen: <a href="http://rapradar.com/2011/01/21/new-music-travis-barker-ft-swizz-beatz-game-lil-wayne-rick-ross-can-a-drummer-get-some/">RapRadar</a>.
<a href="http://travisbarker.com/jumpdown/jumpdowne4m/"> Given <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/travis-barker">Travis Barker's</a> extensive Hip-Hop connections and production skills, it was only a matter of time before a worthwhile solo LP manifested from the drum major.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/07/yelawolf-x-travis-barker-x-pop-the-trunk-live"> Footage from this past Wednesday when YelaWolf performed "Pop The Trunk" with Travis Barker live from The Roxy in LA at the Famous Stars & Straps release party. It's just as eerie as the original, amplified up a notch to Vincent Price levels by Travis' presence on the drums. If you're in the Chi, don't forget to go by <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/06/tss-will-be-in-chicago-andwere-bringin-yelawolf-with-us">tomorrow night's event,</a> featuring Catfish Billy.
Seems like we’ve <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/02/do-the-grammy-awards-alienate-young-fans">been here before</a>, Grammys.
If I'm not mistaken, this is the party that <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/12/the-fresh-that-keeps-on-giving-day-win-tickets-to-snoop-doggs-album-release-party">Turk and homeboy went to</a>.