View Full Version : Shitao - LINES

09-01-2008, 09:15 AM

If you have time dudes take a look to this. Opinions 'll be welcome.



09-01-2008, 03:05 PM
sup shitao... been a minute...

yo imma check this out and get back at u fam...


09-01-2008, 03:44 PM
ayo im glad i twisted up before i listened to this....

this is on some downtempo/triphop type steez but im diggin it, these tracks got real character, like the ambient noises and adlibs make this shit fresh... most of these are relaxing but eerie at the same time, eq sounds good too...

standout tracks;

thigh line- especially that switch at the end that shit kills it
giallo- talk about bugged out lol
nights- diggin the drums

overall fresh tape, somethin different than an average mc would use but i like that... joints that tell a story... only gripe is its only 8 tracks which is short for an ep, but good listen no doubt...

good lookin on the listen shitao, nice work....

Guarded By Martyrs
09-01-2008, 03:45 PM
Thanks man...I'll check it out.

MF Herbs
09-01-2008, 10:36 PM
The concept to these joints are fresh shitao.. The overlays and layers to these beats were crazy... Nice work.. Good levels too..

Thigh Lines and Nights were the illest imo.. I was diggin the others but those 2 had me thinking on em lol..

The artwork is fresh too fam.. The cover fits right with the style of music.. Nice to hear a drop from the asp camp.. been missing that at the corps.. respect..

09-02-2008, 08:24 AM
Ahaha thx a lot WWI dudes. It's soooo appreciated.

somethin different than an average mc would use but i like that

Yeah 80bpm style lol

only gripe is its only 8 tracks which is short for an ep

It'll be short for a LP but an EP... Or shit you're totally right it's short.

The cover fits right with the style of music

Thx a lot for that.


09-02-2008, 09:28 AM
Will check this out later.

Sun Tzu, Tha Soul Controllah
09-02-2008, 05:52 PM
u already know imma have some feed later this week

MF Herbs
09-02-2008, 05:59 PM
Ahaha thx a lot WWI dudes. It's soooo appreciated.

WWI is dead... any asp openings? lol... no beef..

Sun Tzu, Tha Soul Controllah
09-02-2008, 06:00 PM

09-03-2008, 04:55 AM
any asp openings?

Hmmm maybe...but you must be really persuasive. :*

And thx for the thread move.

09-03-2008, 10:49 AM
i'd say collabs are very welcome. :) ... if schedules are ok.

by the way, y'all guys listened to Lines and i didn't ! lol

09-04-2008, 04:24 PM
Lines is crazy indeed !!
ASP coming strong with this one, thanks Shitao for reppin' ASP hard like that!!

09-09-2008, 06:51 PM
a dope ep, i enjoyed it on the bus on the way to work yesterday

her look - the grim piano sample with an ill atmosphere, some ill drums kick in, and a dope change up at the end
thigh line - some sick drums that flow well with the bassline, and killer change at the end
giallo - ill drums i dig the cymbal crash
silhouette - ill sample
ghost smile - ill bassline and drums
night - my fav track, the eerie vocal sample, gloomy piano loop then em ill drums, then the ill change up
fate line - dope track i like the cutting in and out of the vocals
cold waiting - the only track that doesn't sound a grim as the other, ill drums and bass

as a whole it feels like a soundtrack of a movie, most the track keep the same tone flowing through :clap:

09-14-2008, 02:19 AM
Yo shitao you already know I love your shit. This is a great addition to my music library. The ep cover alone is enough to enjoy this. keep up the good work. I want some more ASP too god! you guys need to get that trifecta of greatness into production!

09-30-2008, 04:08 PM
I downloaded this and gave it a listen this morning, I really like down-tempo trippy shit and this was done really well, Nights is CRAZY...but i felt this all the way through, this will be getting lots of plays when I'm jus chillin and need something to vibe with and drift away...

09-30-2008, 04:50 PM
Thx man. Really appreciated. And thx to all who have taken the time to listen it.

Next project 'll come soon. An short EP again but different. A colabo with a friend with this "Nights" vibe (with heavy drumsloop...forget for a while all these drums kit ). I 'll back with new soon.

Anyway thx a lot dudes.

10-19-2008, 05:44 PM
Yo Shitao this is banging my brother... First time I peeped was like 2 hours ago... and I am still listening. I love this shit man. I wrote a 2 page essay while listening to it... this is fucking awesome.

I think Fate Line is my favorite joint... This joint is so fucking eerie, but yet relaxing.

Nights has some serious drums, but I am feeling all of the slow stuff better.

The second beat of Cold Waiting is my second favorite joint. I know I ve heard the sample before, but who cares... the drums and vibe of it got me motivated to finish the essay lol.

Dope ass EP fam... my bad it took me so long to peep it.

REp Added*


Looking foward to more beat tapes fam...


10-20-2008, 12:50 PM
Thx a lot my friend. Really appreciated. Glad that I could help you to work with that. Ahaha.


Guarded By Martyrs
10-20-2008, 01:13 PM
Once again props Shitao, this is erie yet soothing...I'm feeling it alot.

10-26-2008, 11:43 AM
yo MF Herbs, what you're up to ?

10-26-2008, 03:00 PM
dling the tape now man should be fire

11-01-2008, 11:38 AM
I REALLY enjoyed the tape man, beats were all great, but although the beats are very downplayed and low key, they seem dark and menacing in a lot of ways. I don't know if i'm perverted for saying this but it seems like a soundtrack to date rape, a very dark sexual edge to it, like your both coercing the listener to keep listening, but at the same time seducing them to do so lol, anyway great project man i'm still listening to it