Tony Yayo

Written by Solof

What’s your life like? Tony Yayo’s is real. G-Unit’s incarcerated scarface, who’s bounced in and out of federal penitentiaries during 50 Cent’s ascension torepparttar top ofrepparttar 148582 pops, is real, like milk. And his debut album, undoubtedlyrepparttar 148583 most long coming and anticipated release from G-Unit, Thoughts Of A Predicate Felon, bleeds this reality. “My album is all fact no fiction,” saysrepparttar 148584 26 year-old Yayo, “Everything on there is things I’ve done or seen—as a matter of fact, most ofrepparttar 148585 album was written in jail and that’s whyrepparttar 148586 aggressive records are so hard.” Replete with brooding, violent beats, courtesy of super-producers like Dr. Dre, Eminem and Havoc of Mobb Deep, and vicious punch lines, Thoughts promises to be G-Unit’s most street release. “I been with 50 since day one, so I’ve studiedrepparttar 148587 way that he makes records,” he says, “So I know you gotta makerepparttar 148588 club records andrepparttar 148589 records for girls, but I also know that what makes G-Unit G-Unit is we makerepparttar 148590 best street records inrepparttar 148591 industry.”

And no one is better equipped to feedrepparttar 148592 street than Yayo. Since a young pup, he letrepparttar 148593 gun buck, and it was this reckless abandon that attracted a teenaged 50 Cent to him back when they ranrepparttar 148594 Southside of Queens. All it took was a chance encounter on a Jamaica corner forrepparttar 148595 two to see their likeness in one another. “50, he could see in me that I live, and we both rapped too, so it was just a natural friendship,” says Yayo, who idolized rap legends like Big Daddy Kane and Kool G Rap, “So we started working together onrepparttar 148596 street and then when he started taking rap more seriously he took me along too ‘cause he knew I was nice.”

Duringrepparttar 148597 mid-nineties while 50 made inroads torepparttar 148598 industry, working with Jam Master Jay and thenrepparttar 148599 Trackmasters, Yayo got his rep up onrepparttar 148600 battle circuit bringing it to other Queens rappers like local stars,repparttar 148601 Lost Boyz.. “I was taking everybody out back then,” he remembers. But just when 50 was about make his leap to stardom he was gunned down withrepparttar 148602 infamous 9 slugs. Butrepparttar 148603 two, now joined by young boy Lloyd Banks, turnedrepparttar 148604 seeming tragedy to triumph. “As soon as 50 recovered we went to work onrepparttar 148605 mixtapes,” says Yayo who loyally played his position despiterepparttar 148606 seemingly insurmountable opposition against them, “and that’s when he created G-Unit.” The trio went to war withrepparttar 148607 industry that was afraid to touch them and recorded “Bad News”, Yayo’s first official vocal appearance, and then went to work on 50 Cent Is The Future, which secured Fif his fortuitous Shady/Aftermath deal. Yayo stood out onrepparttar 148608 early mixtapes due to his unbridled energy and laugh out loud punchlines, which anchoredrepparttar 148609 nimble wordplay of Banks and sing-songy fluidness of 50.

But duringrepparttar 148610 summer of 2002, just when allrepparttar 148611 pieces were coming into place, Yayo caught a gun charge in his Queens neighborhood. Yayo threw caution torepparttar 148612 wind and refused to turn himself in, instead recording countless verses for G-Unit mixtapes, as well as hittingrepparttar 148613 road with 50 on his fall tour. He was able to fully establish himself as a primary member of G-Unit, make a guest appearance on 50’s 11X platinum debut Get Rich Or Die Tryin’, and develop close relationships with Eminem and Dr. Dre. But, as he knew it would, Yayo’s charge caught up with him in December of ’02 when 50’s entourage was detained byrepparttar 148614 NYPD outside ofrepparttar 148615 Copa Cabana nightclub.

Beginner Guitar Tips: How to Get a Feel

Written by John Stockwell

Technical ability aside,repparttar difference between a good guitarist and a great guitarist is oftenrepparttar 148581 "feel" that they apply to their music through their playing.

Adding "feel" to your guitar playing is easy to learn and will make a huge difference torepparttar 148582 way your playing will sound to others.

"I don’t like to go intorepparttar 148583 studio with allrepparttar 148584 songs worked out and planned before hand…. You’ve got to giverepparttar 148585 band something to use its imagination on as well. That can make a very ordinary song come alive into something totally different…..repparttar 148586 X Factor – so important in Rock And Roll - which isrepparttar 148587 feel" - Keith Richards. When you’re learning or writing a new songrepparttar 148588 most important thing isrepparttar 148589 feel.

The beat,repparttar 148590 pulse…. Call it what you like. Its stirsrepparttar 148591 emotions.

It’s that magic spark that makes a good song stand out fromrepparttar 148592 rest.

When you buy a new cd/album/record it’srepparttar 148593 one song that grabs you byrepparttar 148594 balls.

You can feelrepparttar 148595 passion and enthusiasm thatrepparttar 148596 musicians put into it.

So how do you get ‘the feel’?

You just close your eyes and connect with your true feelings – hencerepparttar 148597 term ‘the feel’. You are transferring your feelings – your passion torepparttar 148598 fret board.

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