Friday, February 25, 2011

Rap These Days... :|

The way I see it, hiphop/rap is long past it's glory days in the early to mid 90's. Looking back at rap legends like Snoop Dogg and the Wu in their prime in contrast to MANY so called "artists" today...feelsbadman.
(Take a look at Method and Red Man, Bone Thugz, 2Pac, Biggie, ect. THEN compare them to Drake, Souljah Boy, T-Pain, ect.)
The all too common trend seems to be that every artist, and rap itself as a genre, is declining in so many ways.
Take for example Eminem. His first three albums(Infinite, The Slim Shady LP, and The Marshall Mathers LP) are in my opinion, three of the best examples of hip hop at it's purest, "realest" form. THEN starting with the Eminem Show, MONEY got involved. Em's last three albums are pretty terrible in comparison to his first three, when considering lyrical content, flow, mechanics, and most of all EMOTION. Why do most rappers lose the strong emotions in their songs once that paper starts flowing?
Even worse than losing emotion, is flat out losing skill and making empty BS music just to sell records. A glaring example of this raptravesty is Lil Wayne. Wayne BLEW UP in popularity after his album Tha Carter II. Before that, rap fans were still most of Wayne's fan base and he was still making decent music. Starting with Tha Carter III and up to the present, EVERYONE knows and loves Lil Wayne, even though it's obvious the quality of his music has declined. You can tell when a rap artist has sold themselves when you start seeing their t-shirts at Hottopic. I was appalled today when I saw a Wiz Khalifa t-shirt in Hottopic. Another tragic example of a rapper who used to make good stuff, and has since lost most of who they are in their music because of $crill.

To sum it all up(tl;dr), MOST rappers are presently concerned about one thing: money. Once they make it, they'll put out all sorts of empty, but catchy nonsense  to sell their wack records.

With that out of my system, I'd now like to show you all a video that gives me hopeful expectations of rap in the future. Hopefully, it's going to be an Odd Future...

Sunday, February 20, 2011

An Introduction

Welcome everyone to Frost Mage Philosophy.
As you can no doubt tell by the name of my blog, I am a World of Warcraft player.
But in this blog I plan on covering a wide range of topics from gaming, to music of EVERY genre, to art,philosophy, and anything else I find interesting.

That being said, I'd like to start off with a little bit of handy WoW related information.
More specifically, this information is helpful to those with the tailoring profession, or anyone who is interested in farming Embersilk Cloth. In my experience, the best way to get the most amount of Embersilk Cloth per hour of farming is by first drinking a Potion of Treasure Finding (depending on what server you play on, these can be very expensive and you might be better of forgoing taking them). Potions of Treasure Finding give you a chance to loot a treasure chest off many mobs which contain a good amount of Embersilk Cloth themselves, as well as a fair amount of gold and other useful items.

Tol Barad Peninsula seems to be the most fruitful zone for farming Embersilk. The Restless Soldiers and Restless Infantry, mobs who fight each other between Hellscream's Grasp and The Forgotten Hill, have a fairly high Embersilk droprate. To make things easier, the two mobs are always fighting each other, and you can kill them very easily as they are usually below 15% health. BEWARE: the mobs spawn very rapidy. This makes cloth gathering easier, but it can become dangerous to fight constantly respawning mobsdepending on your class.

Below is a screenshot depicting the general area im referring to.

I hope this has helped you in your Embersilk Cloth gathering endeavors. Feel free to ask any questions for clarifications. And stay tuned in to my blog for more WoW related and many other informative and intersting topics. :B