In a different life or parallel universe, I know I am a rapper. I can feel it in my bones, connected to the tones, sticks without stones, as I hone…oh, sorry. I forgot I was writing and I started spittin’ bars when I heard that fat beat yo. Anyway, as a jack of all trades with too many interests, I also enjoy music from every genre. While I might not listen to every style everyday, I can at least appreciate all of them. Having said all of that–for me–after folk, metal, and classical, comes rap. Our family loves music in general so I was hoping my lady friend would dig this birthday rap.

My wife turned 30 and since I had already been there myself about a thousand years ago, I had to ease her into this new era in her life with a birthday rap. The idea popped in my head at like 7 or 8 in the morning. Shortly thereafter, I wrote it in probably about 30 minutes, rehearsed it, and was ready to record it. I quickly learned how to dabble with Audacity (The Audacity of it all!), found a fresh beat to use, layered in a couple of sounds from the interwebs, and posted it without my wife knowing anything about it or even hearing me rehearse.

The vocals (mad fresh sick ill prose) was recorded on a cellphone. I used a recent photo I had taken of her at Bolivar Pennisula on the Fujifilm X-T3. It’s subtle, but I included a dial up sound (ahhh, it brings back such fond memories of traveling to the internet) and “This Is The Way” audio clip from The Mandalorian. If you haven’t watched the Mandalorian yet, go do that right now.

And you already know; wifey loved this birthday rap.

But Wait! There's More!

There’s a sequel! Go check out Birthday Rap 2 celebrating wifey’s 31st birthday!