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Show HN: A rap song about the struggles of finishing a side project
35 points by stdoutrap 7 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 16 comments
Song url: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2GT2PCUN3Q

Quick background on the project: I'm a full time programmer and I love making rap music. I see a lot of humor in the profession/industry, and thought it would be fun to combine the two.

I'm always open to feedback on audio quality/topic ideas/ways to get more exposure/etc! I am also open to collaboration with beat makers/videographers/producers!




Some feedback that I hope is constructive: Once you have your lyrics, refactor them! For example

"They'll talk about me like one of the greats / I'll be chilling with Bezos and Bill Gates"

could be improved (IMO) to:

"They'll buzz about me like one of the greats / I'll be chilling with Jeff B. and B. Gates"

Introduces wordplay (bees buzz) and internal rhyme ("me" rhymes with "[Jeff] B.") You can usually make these kinds of edits without too much restructuring.

Then, you might replace "chilling" with "drinking" to get a triple entendre since drinking causes a buzz.

Or maybe better, you say "sipping java with Jeff B. and B. Gates" because coffee also gives you a buzz, and you get some wordplay out of "java" (although maybe you don't want to!)


Dude, I'm glad, at least you are finally shipping songs while I'm still stuck in creating and deleting repos loop. I hate all of my half-ass apps enough for me to delete them


Great stuff!

Not affiliated, but my brother uses this to get distribution for his music for free, pretty sure Will.i.am is a cofounder - Amuse (https://amuse.io/free-music-distribution).


Looks like the url isn't clickable (in similarly formatted previous posts, it has been...)

Clickable url: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2GT2PCUN3Q


my new side project: Chaingang for hackers.

8 hrs of manual labor in the summer heat of a southern state.

code in the evening hours

the moment you ship, you are released


This had me rolling


Pivot and turn into a rapper instead and then chill with Jeff B. and B. Gates


I love your music! Hell.js is probably my favorite. Hope you can get on spotify soon.


"Refactoring code that didn't even matter."

I'm personally attacked!


It's ok, we've all been there!


Nice shout-out to kill-9 a nerdcore fave.


I was wondering if anybody would catch that! A little homage to some classic nerdcore ;)


diggin' Prod Bugs. definitely could relate. Opinions is pretty good as well.


I really love Hell.js and Mess.css

So on point.


Good ol' JS and CSS. Thank you!


Funny and true




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